“Reader Luzia Choupina Borges asks a question on a lot of Mac lovers’ minds,” Stephen H. Wildstrom reports for BusinessWeek.
Do you know when new Apple computers like the MacBook Pro (not desktops) will come to the market with the new Intel Core 2 Duo and new software?
Wildstrom reports, “Unlike every other computer maker, Apple refuses to discuss plans for incorporating new processors as they become available. Now that Macs include Intel chips, Apple finds itself on the same Intel road map as other computer makers. I hope that means Apple will be more forthcoming. But I’m not going to bet on it.”
“As for software, Apple announced last January that a new version of OS X, called Leopard, is in the works. As usual, the company has remained mum on a release date, but my guess is that it will come no later than Mac World [sic] Expo, the second week of January. I think Apple would dearly love to steal Microsoft’s thunder by making Leopard available before Microsoft ships Vista, the next version of Windows,” Wildstrom reports.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo rumblings are getting louder with each passing day. As for Leopard, which Apple has clearly stated “spring 2007” for release, do you think it would be better for Apple to release it just before or just after Windows Vista finally rears its ugly head?
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