Is Universal Binary about to die?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jessica Lares, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Seeing as iLife 11 is now totally Intel, do you think the next iTunes release, aswell as things like Safari, iChat, etc will stop being universal binary?
  2. sysiphus macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
    Certainly wouldn't shock me. PowerPC support is going down the tubes, and quick. Adobe CS is Intel-only for CS5, and I think the next version of MS Office will be, too. Oh well, doesn't make my machine any less capable. Until I start relying on flash video online, I've got no problems--CS4, MATLAB 7, Office '08, iLife '08 etc won't stop working just because Apple wants PowerPC to be a distant memory. Heck, remember how long people held on to OS 9? No worries, but I certainly wouldn't drop big money on PowerPC anymore (even to buy a G5 tower, except with very well-defined expectations [like what I'm using mine for, etc]. On the bright side, Mathematica is still shipping as a UB :)
  3. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I think that is very likely, Apple is moving away from powerPC and the last PPC models are getting old enough that they can drop support without too many people getting mad.

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