Apple & Intel

by Devanshu Mehta

MacWorld has a great rundown of all the facts (and some speculation) from yesterday’s announcement from the WWDC that Apple is leaving the PowerPC architecture for Intel by next year. A few things I gathered from Steve Jobs’ keynote:

  • Intel Macs will appear in early 2006.
  • They demonstrated how Mathematica was ported to the new platform within 2 hours with 20 lines of code changed. The complexity of the change will depend on how much the code depends on the architecture.
  • People from Adobe, Microsoft and the CEO of Intel assured the audience that the move will be smooth.