Report: Apple nears Xserve, ‘Mac Pro’ Intel switch

“Apple’s Xserve may find Intel processors inside of it ahead of any Power Mac upgrade, sources report. Intel is currently on track to deliver Woodcrest, the code-named successor to its Xeon processor targeted at servers, in June, and sources say Apple is eying the release of the first Intel-based Xserve around July,” Think Secret reports. “Apple’s Power Mac systems, meanwhile, are expected to make the transition to Intel processors with the Core 2 Duo, code-named Conroe, for which Intel is targeting a July release. It has been widely speculated that new pro systems will debut around Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, which takes place in early August.”

Full article with news of “Merom” Core 2 Duo-based MacBook Pros coming by summer’s end here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy” for the heads up.]

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  1. “This is what we call taking already published roadmaps and creating an article based on common sense. Did anyone need Think Secret to tell them the obvious?”

    Since not everyone sits around studying intel roadmaps and coming up with conjecture, I guess some people might need it. But I agree that this one seems pretty obvious- been said before many times. Still, good to see confirmation from Think Secret, since they have a better track record than most.

  2. “I HATE intel, no matter what happens.”

    Why? I have never had anything against PC hardware (aside from lack of style). It’s the OS and half assed apps that ticks me off. What’s wrong with Intel?

  3. Other than the MMX and 90 MHz Intel, the problem with Intel is only the fact that “if you hang around dogs, you’ll get fleas”.

    Intel has been always identified with Windows, and because of that, receiving the Windows reputation, for example: “Intel machines and viruses”, “Intel is unstable”, etc.

    The main gap between Intel and PowerPC was the architecture: RISC. RISC was way more efficient than CISC (Intel), but through the years, that gap was getting narrower and narrower.

    The main difference is the OS. You put UNIX on Intel, and you have a solid-rock environment. Mac OS X is no exception.

  4. “You must be reading a different ThinkSecret than the rest of us.”

    Well, considering that the track record of most rumour sites is abysmal, saying that Think Secret is relatively reliable isn’t saying much. Truthfully, though, I don’t really read ThinkSecret much- I just remember seeing them get a few predictions right recently.

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