Intel macs since 1999?? VIDEO

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by shoulin333, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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  2. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    No, it was actually a mistake.

    He meant Motorola and IBM.
     
  3. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that Steve mentioned back in the WWDC '05 keynote when he announced the switch that they had had secret Intel machines since the advent of OS X as a backup in case their relationship with IBM/Motorola turned sour and they needed to switch. This way, it wouldn't take as much time and energy to do the switch because they had a backup plan.

    But no, they were top-secret and were only there as an "if hell freezes over" scenario. Therefore, they never got out to most of Apple management, let alone the public.
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    By Intel he means IBM.

    That isn't what this video is referencing.
     
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    No such thing.

    The G3 was a CPU made by Motorola / IBM so obviously Intel would not have made them.
     
  6. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I get for not watching the video. :eek:
     
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    I heard this too from some people working in Apple who'd seen a system running OSX on Intel processors. This was back when OSX was still in beta. I'd say most of the time it took to bring out the Intel Mac's was just writing drivers for the new hardware and debugging the software that had already been running in a semi-stable form for years.
     

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