UBS analysts: Mac users ‘unlikely to witness a significant difference’ as Apple transitions to Intel

Analysts at UBS maintain their “buy” rating on Apple Computer Inc. with their target price set to $54.

“In a research note published this morning, the analysts mention that the company intends to commence the shipment of Mac with Intel processors within one year. End-users are unlikely to witness a significant difference between Apple Computer’s transition to Intel processors and the company’s other hardware upgrades, the analysts say,” reports.

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  1. Apple was already suffering from performance gains using the G5 processor.

    The performance gain of 3ghz never materialized 2 years later.

    How do you know what they will be using in a year or two with Intel?

    I bet it will be better than would the have stuck with IBM.

  2. “Users won’t notice a difference” ? Only if there is support for Classic and Altivec in Rosetta so that my current programs don’t crash.

  3. When Apple was compiling Mac OS X on x86 for the last 5 years, where were all these “experts” and “analysts” then?

    Now that the cat is out of the bag (despite all the crow eating nay sayers), once again all the usual suspects are back with their precious “analysis”. Maybe they should keep their sys in their anal where it belongs.

    Rock on Steve!

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  4. Fire… bad. Change… bad, too. Hate…, hate…, spew…, spew….


    Must be negativo… or… else…

    Can’t… be… emotionally… detached…

    (insert barfing noise here)

    Best. Hate. Ever.

  5. They will have to do extra work. And then make extra money when more people are buying their stuff. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  6. Let us just say goodbye to OS 9 and the Classic yuck, it had its time but we are 5 years later now, time to let it go. Thank god Tiger marked the end of Classic installs by default.

    Let it go people!

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