[rescue] From Macintouch

Steve Hatle shatle at nfldinet.com
Mon Jun 6 12:55:53 CDT 2005

It's official; here's Apple's press release:

At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple announced plans to
deliver models of its Macintosh computers using Intel microprocessors by
this time next year, and to transition all of its Macs to using Intel
microprocessors by the end of 2007. Apple previewed a version of its
critically acclaimed operating system, Mac OS X Tiger, running on an Intel-
based Mac to the over 3,800 developers attending CEO Steve Jobs' keynote
address. Apple also announced the availability of a Developer Transition
Kit, consisting of an Intel-based Mac development system along with preview
versions of Apple's software, which will allow developers to prepare
versions of their applications which will run on both PowerPC and
Intel-based Macs.

"Our goal is to provide our customers with the best personal computers in
the world, and looking ahead Intel has the strongest processor roadmap by
far," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "It's been ten years since our
transition to the PowerPC, and we think Intel's technology will help us
create the best personal computers for the next ten years."

"We are thrilled to have the world's most innovative personal computer
company as a customer," said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel.
"Apple helped found the PC industry and throughout the years has been known
for fresh ideas and new approaches. We look forward to providing advanced
chip technologies, and to collaborating on new initiatives, to help Apple
continue to deliver innovative products for years to come."

"We plan to create future versions of Microsoft Office for the Mac that
support both PowerPC and Intel processors," said Roz Ho, general manager of
Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit. "We have a strong relationship with
Apple and will work closely with them to continue our long tradition of
making great applications for a great platform."

"We think this is a really smart move on Apple's part and plan to create
future versions of our Creative Suite for Macintosh that support both
PowerPC and Intel processors," said Bruce Chizen, CEO of Adobe.

The Developer Transition Kit is available starting today for $999 to all
Apple Developer Connection Select and Premier members. Further information
for Apple Developer Connection members is available at developer.apple.com.
Intel plans to provide industry leading development tools support for Apple
later this year, including the Intel C/C++ Compiler for Apple, Intel Fortran
Compiler for Apple, Intel Math Kernel Libraries for Apple and Intel
Integrated Performance Primitives for Apple.

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