Do you think Intel PM will come out this yr?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by asencif, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. asencif macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    Yes, I know SJ said all Macs will be transitioned to Intel this year, however with the delay of Merom, do you think they will make it for 06? I feel Merom chips or Conroe have to be included in order to top the current G5 line. I don't think it would be a good move to put 32-Bit CD chips in there even if it's two or 4 CD chips. Maybe the delay of Adobe and other 3rd Party pro apps not going UB will push it back as well.
  2. mfacey macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2004
    I think moving all of apple's product lines to intel as soon as possible will only help motivate the software makers to switch to universal binaries. This is especially true for the pro users as they rely on specific software.

    I think Powermacs will be moving to intel sooner rather that later. And definitely this year.
  3. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    Definitely this year hopefully in a redesigned case! :D
  4. russed macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2004
    London, England
    NOOOO! it looks really nice at present! big = powerful!
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Don't worry about Merom, they wouldn't be putting that in the high end desktop anyway. The Merom delay is said to be for marketing reasons that shouldn't affect the desktop parts.
  6. jacobj macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    Steve Jobs said that they will be transitioning all models over in 2006. That means that all machines will be announced this year even if they don't ship.

    If it is announced in November or December this year then people here in Jersey (UK) can expect to see them for 2008...:mad:

  7. asencif thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    I think this might end up happening. The PM's being announced very late this year and not shipping till very late Dec or Jan 07.
  8. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2006
    Central Illinois
    It'd be nice if at least the innards were redesigned. More room for internal hard drives, two optical drive slots...without all the liquid cooling hardware it shouldn't be too hard to do, too. I know you can get add-ons, but it'd be fantastic if Apple could figure it out on their own.
  9. rockandrule macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
    Maybe a MacWorld Paris debut or a special event. Whatever it is, it will be the last product transitioned and I think there will be a big party for it.
  10. rockandrule macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2004
    Jacksonville, FL

    Haha, as long as the insides don't look like the Dev units I'll survive. As far as the optical drives go, I really don't see much purpose for it in the grand scheme of things. Sure, it's nice to be able to straight copy a CD or DVD, but it's just as fast to rip and burn now a days.
  11. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Yep and they will still be built in Cork ;) or so I was told by my mate who works there...
  12. mdavey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    They'll definately make it for 2006.

    Put it this way, the MacBook will almost certianly be announced on April 1st (Apple's birthday), with at least one surprise (perhaps a tablet Mac, a VOIP 'phone, a video iPod or a Mac media center). Vista will probably be delayed even more, so Leopard won't be released at WWDC, only previewed. So, what does that leave for WWDC - 17" MacBook Pro? Or the Mac Pro desktop?

    As others have pointed out, the Mac Pro won't get Yonah/Merom. It will either get Presler/Conroe or Woodcrest/Sossaman.

    I'm guessing the former and even if Conroe slips to 1Q2007 Apple could ship with Presler because they use the same socket and Presler is already available (I think).
  13. maestro55 macrumors 68030


    Nov 13, 2005
    Goat Farm in Meridian, TX
    I think that it would be a dumb move for apple to delay releasing products due to Microsoft. Perhaps a good business move to release things around the same time, but one shouldn't delay releasing innovation due to a company that doesn't understand the concept of innovation. It would suit the Apple community more to get upgraded with an OS adding new features to the computers.

    As for the Intel PowerMacs. Bring them on!

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