with x86 around the corner mac apps....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by whyrichard, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    do you think we'll expect to see less new apps in the next year or so then usual, considering an eminent switch to intel processors?

    companies wouldn't want to spend the time writing code that will soon be irrelivent?

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I think the idea is that if you use the right tools (XCode) the apps will be made with two different binaries meaning that when you compile the code, XCode makes an x86 and a PPC version. Not being a programmer myself, I could be a little off on some of the details. :eek:

    Nevertheless, I don't see any imminent slow-down in app development.

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  3. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    No, that's pretty much it. Apple seems to have gone to great lengths to make sure that existing apps will work on the new systems with little or no porting work.

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