Intel Yonah Processor Launch on January 6th?

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CoolTechZone claims to have insider knowledge of Intel's official launch date of the newest processor from Intel -- codenamed Yonah.

Intel’s Yonah is a dual-core chip based on the 65nm fabrication process. Yonah will also mark the first launch with Intel’s new strategy in place – performance per watt.
The debut is expected on January 6th, 2006.

Yonah has been speculated to be used in the first of the Intel-based Macs in early 2006. Speculation began immediately after Apple's announcement that it was moving to Intel processors. Intel has outlined its processor plans in August.

Meanwhile, recent rumors have also expected that Apple will be launching its first Intel-based computers at Macworld San Francisco which (conveniently) takes place between January 9-13, 2006.
 

Motley

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Christmas comes in January? I can just imagine the atmosphere at Macworld just prior to the Stevenote. Just keep repeating "Less than a month"
 

DeepIn2U

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I think Steve Jobs will be well received if he can proove with hard facts that the Intel cpu can outperform the G4 in the latest edition of the PowerBook, and the design of the new PowerBook looks out of this world.

Strange though how the PowerBook will get the Intel chip, while the PowerMac's have the Dual Core PPC MP's.

strange times indeed.
 

-hh

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Its a necesssary business decision

Because Mr. Steve made the Intel announcement 6 months ago, people will be expecting an update...and people tend to prefer something real and tangible, not Powerpoint (sorry: Keynote :)) charts.

Similarly, Apple very needs to motivate the Software vendors to get ready to roll out their Fat Binary style <PPC/Intel> software revisions/updates. As such, Apple also needs to show off "Real Hardware" to them that actually might realistically be for sale soon.

Be that as it may, simply showing off hardware doesn't mean that it will ship anytime soon: witness the 1st Generation G5's. I'd expect that Steve's pitch will be something along the lines of "Coming This Spring", which means that they can be delivered "on time" anytime up to the day before the summer solstice (June 20th, 2006).


-hh
 

runninmac

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Sounds good but Im happy with my iBook G4 untill the kinks get worked out. All I want as a new "feature" in the 'books is a built in iSight. Is that to hard to ask santa jobs for christmas?;)
 

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Yes, I bet they don't ship that day. It will be a Keynote slide and they will ship later just like the G5 did. But on the positive side, Apple will ship a ton of them and probably compare well to rival vendors in quantity sold of that high end processor.

Apple won't be 5% of the Yonah Processor market.
 

runninmac

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BornAgainMac said:
Apple won't be 5% of the Yonah Processor market.
That is an extremly good point! I havnt thought of that. Could they be at 20% (mabey?) They could be one of the biggest consumers of them:eek:
 

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probably 1% or much less

BornAgainMac said:
Yes, I bet they don't ship that day. It will be a Keynote slide and they will ship later just like the G5 did. But on the positive side, Apple will ship a ton of them and probably compare well to rival vendors in quantity sold of that high end processor.

Apple won't be 5% of the Yonah Processor market.
I'm sure that you're right.

If Yonah shows up in a Powerbook, most professionals will say "No thanks - I'll stick with my G4 until Rev B - unless Adobe waits until Rev c for the Photoshop port to MacIntel".

I'm sure that the first MacIntel will see an incredible spike in demand when it's introduced - but that spike won't be sustained by the professional crowd. Only the tech-geeks will want a MacIntel before the apps are ready.

And "ready" means "debugged, tested and optimized for SSE". Not merely "xxx is fat binary now".
 

AidenShaw

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Are you kidding?

runninmac said:
That is an extremly good point! I havnt thought of that. Could they be at 20% (mabey?) They could be one of the biggest consumers of them:eek:
Ummm.... Not likely.

Do you realize that the 95% of the market is also waiting for Yonah - and that their software is already ported and optimized for Intel?

This post make me ROTFLOL.... 20% market share - LMAO.
 

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My big question is, do we see a fat discount in these first Mactels? If so we may see a lot of new people come Apple's way. Everyone's getting an iPod for Christmas (not literally, so don't bash me), which translates into more people checking out Apple.com for the first time. Even if we have to wait a long while for shipping, we might see even more kids convincing the parents to go for the Apple for college in late summer if the tricked out Powerbooks are closer to 2000 than 2500.
 

Chaszmyr

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AidenShaw said:
Ummm.... Not likely.

Do you realize that the 95% of the market is also waiting for Yonah - and that their software is already ported and optimized for Intel?

This post make me ROTFLOL.... 20% market share - LMAO.
He didn't mean 20% of the computer market share, he meant 20% of the Yonah market share. Apple has roughly 5% of the computer market share, but only about half of the computer market uses Intel processors... which would give Apple 10% of Intel's marketshare, and not everyone who uses Intel processors will use Yonah processors. Will Apple have 20% of the Yonah market? Probably not, but it's not much of a stretch.
 

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I'm holding out for an Intel iBook. I wonder if I'm wasting my time. Perhaps I should just get a G4 iBook. I will have to if the Intel iBooks don't have Firewire..
 

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cheap XP machines?

NewbieNerd said:
My big question is, do we see a fat discount in these first Mactels? If so we may see a lot of new people come Apple's way.
If Apple comes out with a $700 dual-core Yonah - you'll see lots of people buying their new XP system from Apple!!
 

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Steve's Math

Yonah+PowerBook= $$$$

i would hope the PB don't see intel for sometime becuz while the might have raw speed over the G4s when it comes to 3rd party Pro-apps for Vidoe and Pic editing the emulator for PPC on intel will be slower the G4 PB.


For intel iBooks raw speed would go up and since less vidoe and pic editing are used by iBook owners , the negative of intel would not be felt(or be felt less)
 

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I really hope the first Mac to be switched to Intel is the Mac mini and that it includes Front Row (2.0?). If that's the case, I'll order one the day they're announced. I don't need a new Mac right now, as my Power Mac and PowerBook have me well covered. But, if an Intel Mac mini is announced, I'll buy one partly so I can have an Intel Mac to play around with, but mostly because I'd love to have a little Media Center Mac in my room.
 

NewbieNerd

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Thankfully I'm not a video/pic editting person, so I'm probably going to be very interested in a rev A. As long as you've got a Unix terminal and some compilers, I'll be a happy camper. :cool:

Offering NBA Live '07 next year on a Mactel wouldn't be too bad either, hehe.