RUMOR: Apple’s Intel-based Macs coming in first quarter 2006

“Along with its transition to Intel processors, Apple Computer in the first half of next year will introduce new eye-catching industrial designs for both of its laptop offerings, AppleInsider has learned. Although the Mac maker has only gone on record in saying that the first Intel-based Macintosh systems are due by the middle of 2006, information passed on by extremely reliable sources indicates that the company is on track to begin introducing its first Intel machines much sooner,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.

“With the initiation of the Intel Power Mac project last month, all five of Apple’s Intel Macintosh projects are now said to be underway and moving at an exhaustive, yet fruitful pace. It should come as no surprise that Apple chief executive Steve Jobs is reportedly leading the charge, with his heart set on making 2006 the next 1984,” Jade reports.

Full article with more information including Intel-based iBooks as early as April 2006 and Intel-based PowerBooks with built-in iSight cameras even earlier here.

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Apple to use Intel microprocessors beginning in 2006, all Macs to be Intel-based by end of 2007 – June 06, 2005

40 Comments

  1. yowsa…… I was one of the ones that purchased a mac in 1984…. that would be nice to see again. As long as we then don’t see a repeat of 1989.

    MDN word is perhaps, as in perhaps we’ll get it right this time.

  2. “With the initiation of the Intel Power Mac project last month, all five of Apple’s Intel Macintosh projects are now said to be underway . . .”

    This would indicate to me that the PowerMac will, indeed, be the last of the Macs to go Intel.

  3. with his heart set on making 2006 the next 1984

    A rather significant statement that bears thinking about. Wait … isn’t that tautology? Anyway, to fulfill that ambition requires a quantum leap that I doubt an upgrade of hardware could deliver. This must include new products, apps, or Leopard. I wonder what’s cooking.

    MW: “reaction” — awe.

  4. Hey, Jim, I bought a 128Kb Mac back in 1984 too (and I’ve never purchased anything but Macs since!). So, uh… Go Team!

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