Apple on Intel
Since Google News has 1,048 articles about Apple’s intention to support Intel and 1,398 blog posts on Technorati about it, I feel compelled to weigh in with my opinion (like anyone will notice!).
This is a good thing. Faster chips. Cooler chips. Different devices (maybe a tablet?). The opportunity for Apple to some day license OS X to all comers when the timing is right. Perhaps the ability to run binaries — with the acceleration of emulation like Apple’s Rosetta and the open source WINE — will be a beautiful thing possibly allowing the running of Windows applications on Mac OS X. (Great editor’s note on MacCentral that is a brief yet balanced analysis of this announcement).
One troubling thing….
When I told my wife — who owns 7 Mac’s in her small business and we have 4 at home — about the rumors of Apple on Intel being true she said, “Well then let’s not buy any Mac’s until they have the new chips.” Yikes. It’ll be interesting to see how they can avoid the Osborne effect.
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.