Cringelys Take on Macintel!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by risc, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
  2. weg macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    He also mentions that Apple and Intel are going to merge :D
    According to this article, Apple only switched to Intel because Intel hates Microsoft :confused: There are already lots of brilliant comments on this on Slashdot!

    I only agree with him in one point: Why did Apple announce the transition so early? No matter how well they continue to support the PPC line: This WILL kill off the PPC sales.
  3. jadam macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2002
  4. stubeeef macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2004
    As I think about things, I'm starting to think that steep discounts are around the corner (post christmas) and it may be a great time for a dual 2.X. It may be the fastest mac for a few years.
  5. mcarnes macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2004
    USA! USA!
    Agreed. Unless of course an idiot salesman at an Apple Store brings it up to the customer. That will confuse a few, but most people won't know or care that this transition is even happening.
  6. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    I know about it, and I'm still placing an order for an iMac G5 today. Who knows, in 10 years it may be a collectors item, and you'll see it on antiques roadshow going for 10 grand
  7. Eevee macrumors 6502a


    Aug 10, 2004
    New Haven, CT
    Nice try, but, nah...

    As a kid, I wanted to buy the top of the line IBM PC ($10,000 back in the '80s). Ten years later, I saw the eact same computer in a garage sale for $5.

    Again, nice try...
  8. Crikey macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2004
    Spencer's Butte, Oregon
    That's what makes eBay so dangerous: all the goodies you couldn't afford in your youth, now pennies on the dollar. That's how I got my PowerBook 3400c a number of years ago, and my Silicon Graphics Indy, and various pieces of music gear.

    It will be interesting to see what the Intel transition announcement does to current Mac sales. I have been arguing with myself about buying a notebook, probably either a 12" iBook or PowerBook. I'm not sure I'm any less likely to buy one now than I was before, because I would be getting a whole year worth of use before the Intel-based Macs even come out -- and at that point there will be the usual Rev. A concerns. Of course, when the Intel-based Macs come out, one hopes they will be faster etc., but it's not like a G4-based portable will instantly be obsolete. My guess is it will take another year or two before much software comes out that won't run on PowerPCs, and longer still before that happens to any software I actually want.

    I guess it's good in a way if some hold off upgrading. It means lots of pent-up demand for Intel-based Apples when they ship, so happy Apple, and maybe it means discounted prices for those of us who might want to bottom-feed the existing PowerPCs before then. ;-)


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