Apple’s iLife quietly begins move to Intel-only

“Apple touts its iLife suite of photo, video, music, and Web applications as one of the best reasons to buy a new machine, but for existing Mac owners, new iLife releases traditionally cost $79. With iLife ’09, however, Apple has given owners of PowerPC Macs a major incentive not to upgrade: the most significant new feature in GarageBand ’09 is Intel-only,” David Chartier reports for Ars Technica.

MacDailyNews Take: On the other hand, Apple has given owners of PowerPC Macs yet another incentive to upgrade to new Intel-powered Macs.

Chartier continues, “The company felt the need to take the much-buzzed new ‘Artist Lessons’ feature of GarageBand ’09 to the side with greener grass. From iLife ’09’s system requirements section at the Apple Store online: ‘GarageBand Learn to Play requires an Intel-based Mac with a dual-core processor or better.'”

More in the full article here.

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