with the intel chips out...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by buffalo, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. buffalo macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2005
    Colorado Springs / Ohio
    do you think revisions and updates to the processor will come more often? or, do you think apple will keep them every 4-7 months?

    obviously, i know no one knows for sure, but what is the speculation?
  2. itsbetteronamac macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2003
    I think they will keep them every 4-7 monthes. I just don't think apple can afford it, well at least if they were charging the same prices. When they make an update, it not just processor speed. They usually make a lot of changes. That's the stuff that takes time.
  3. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    I work for a corporate reseller and IBM, HP, Toshiba (etc) all update their boxes the same way Apple does. We never see machines just turn up with faster processors because Intel released one, I'd expect things to remain the same with the Macs.
  4. buffalo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2005
    Colorado Springs / Ohio
    oh, i guess i had a misunderstanding of how the PC world went. i thought that dell would just increase the speed of the precessors when they're available.
  5. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    Most companies hold out to make sure 3 things:
    1 - the processor does work
    2 - doesn't lose cash because they have a stock of computers with built in processors
    3 - make applications they may put out compatible with it - this one seems a little retarded, but if there is an enhanced feature on a processor and the older version of like Dell CPU check (some companies put something like that on so you check out the processors specs) they can make an upgrade for or make sure there will be and upgrade of that software.
    Anyone remember the old Pentium 4s? They'd crash PC's because of how the chip was built? Yeah.. I came from the PC world so I know some, but I know more about the Mac World. I'm glad they didn't go to BIOS and used EFI

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