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Apple On Track to Ship Intel Macs by June 2006

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  1. macrumors bot



    At Apple Expo in Paris, Steve Jobs reaffirmed that Apple would be ready to ship Intel-based Macs by June of 2006.

    Apple first announced their plan to move to Intel-based processors in June 2005. At that time, Jobs stated that the transition would take place in less than two years and be complete by the end of 2007. The first Intel Macs were expected to arrive by June of 2006.

    Based on Jobs' comments today, this targeted timeframe remains true.
  2. macrumors 6502

    I don't care........I want my PPC Dual core G5......Steve....now
  3. macrumors 65816


    No new Macs so far in Paris...


  4. macrumors member

    i guess this means no PB's at MacWorld SF?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    and...and...and...and, is that it, oh man. I am going back to bed.
  6. macrumors regular

    No more announcements? WTF!!! :mad: :mad:
  7. macrumors 6502a


    I feel sorry for everyone who wait up until 5am for this, but I'm happy to hear the intel transition is on schedule. I think the intel mini will be the perfect machine for 20's guys like me, who love apple, but are dying to play Death Rally, etc. Load up XP? Nah man, I'm loading up Win98se.
  8. macrumors 6502

    any idea what was behind the "mythical" black tarp???
  9. macrumors 68040


    Wow bad assed...that's not very far off, guys. 2006 should be a pretty exciting year.
  10. Guest


    *curls back under covers, pissed off*
  11. macrumors Penryn


    Did you throw up in your mouth?
  12. macrumors 6502

    So where are the PowerBooks? Where are the PowerMacs? No updates? :mad:
  13. macrumors Penryn


    Press Release

    Check out the market share numbers.

    PARIS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs said on Tuesday that the company was on track to ship Intel-based computers as targetted by June 2006.

    "We are on track to do that," Jobs told a news conference in Paris, referring to the plan announced in June this year.

    He said Apple has a 4.5 percent share of the personal computer market in the United States and a 3 percent share globally.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Hopefully this will beat some sense into the "Intel Macs in January" people.

    But what was under the black cover? Or is it still there, waiting for people in America to wake up and crawl groggily to their computers (apart from the people who stayed up until 5am hoping for a release)?
  15. macrumors Core


    i like that. hopefully should get my 12" or 15" intel PowerBook for my 3rd year in university :) even better if its Rev B
  16. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    The original Intel iBook is mine. I've been thinking of getting a current one to replace my 800MHz G4 machine, but I can wait until late 2006. I'm guessing that if the minis are the first to go, the iBooks won't be far behind. :)
  17. macrumors 6502

    That's what I'm waiting to hear. Who cares if it isn't anything new anymore, but what was behind the black cloth?
  18. macrumors 65816

    Anti-RIAA ninjas?
  19. macrumors 6502a


    This is great news for the future, but what about today? I was really hoping to see some new computer stuff.

    Maybe it won't be out for a few weeks.
  20. macrumors 68030


    Thats what he always said

    Hi guys

    And thats what he always said ! I never believed anybody saying that it would arrive in January! For a simple reason: he told the developers to get their software shippable by June 06. I mean if they intended to ship earlier then it would be necessary to tell the developers! Because you need the software to ship a computer system - right?

    What about those black covers? Are they gone by now or still there?

    New products could still come later today at 3 pm (european time - 9 am SF) like always.

  21. macrumors 604


    "We're on schedule..."

    Heard that one before.

    So, that's it. The MWParis announcement was this. This was behind the black curtains :confused: :(
  22. macrumors G4


    Um, 3pm Europe time is 6am Cupertino time not 9am. Yes, it is 9am east coast time but Apple releases are on a west coast time frame. That makes it 6pm Europe time which I think is a bit late.
  23. macrumors 6502a



    The .Mac update was behind the black cloth. Yes, I was expecting more too, but I think a delay on some products (coughMPcough) made the keynote too empty and be canceled. Then a special event was set up to unveil all products that WERE ready (iPod nano, iTunes 5).
  24. macrumors 6502

    Or... Maybe the black curtain IS the new Apple product ? :eek:

    - they were selling computers since the beginning of the eighties;
    - they tried to launch PDA's (read: Newton) - marketing fiasco - ;
    - later released this little gizmo (the iPod) and its variations, and now the iPod is a major item in the sales;
    - they're trying their teeth on the phone market;
    - maybe they plan to do the same with... curtains ?

    Paris is an ideal launching place (what with fashion etc).

    Now... Apple iCurtains, what could they be... Embroidered with silver Apple logos ? Pluggable on iTunes ? Wifi ? :p

    Next steps: Apple iShoes, Apple iHamburgers (aka Appleburgers), Apple iCars...
  25. macrumors 6502

    How do you know?

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