Sure, why not? There are still a lot of folks who need Intel machines to run certain business software and Windows apps via a VM or Boot Camp.
But, there will come a time when Apple no longer produces an Intel Mac. But for now, Intel is not dead yet.
LOL wha? I have specific software needs. I need Final Cut Pro. I need Logic Pro. Those can only be used on a Mac.
I have to disagree with this because let's be real about it, Apple is not sitting at home worried about their customers needing to run Windows on their Macs. It was easier for Apple to introduce the M series processors now because the MacBooks and Mac mini are more basic products for basic needs. Products like the Mac Pro will perhaps be the last one to remain Intel because Apple no doubt hasn't finished working on their processor for it, and seeing as it's for professionals every tweak needs to be done so there are no issues when it hits the streets.Sure, why not? There are still a lot of folks who need Intel machines to run certain business software and Windows apps via a VM or Boot Camp.
You missed my point. This debate is about Intel vs. M1 on Apple computers.LOL wha? I have specific software needs. I need Final Cut Pro. I need Logic Pro. Those can only be used on a Mac.
Intel is dying is probably more apt as the M1 computers do not replace anything for me.You missed my point. This debate is about Intel vs. M1 on Apple computers.
I'll rephrase. People with specific x86 or native Windows software needs are never going to buy Apple. Besides they are a stark minority.
For basic users, for average users, for power users of Apple specific software, for power users of software, which will or already is ported to M1 - I'll say it again - Intel is dead.
I see a minimum of 4+ years support from today.
hence why I said dying - and only just for Apple.Intel is NOT DEAD. you one sided APPLE FAN BOYS are wrong. Intel is always working on new chips, new technologies. Some secret. some not so secret. Like APPLE. only APPLE screws up a lot more than Intel. On their software rollouts AND their hardware.
It probably is it.I forgot about those iMacs. So yeah, this is it.
yeah that would have been absolute perfect timing for me if a new one had come out.Unlikely that any new ones are coming. It would present a very confusing image as to the state of the transition. Of course Intel Macs will be sold for a few years as the rest of the lineup moves over, but the chances of new models is slim to none. It is unfortunate that we did not get one last Intel 16" MBP refresh, I would've purchased that.
I'll run my 2017 iMac as long as I can, but I expect true support to die off way before the computer does. The fact is most modern Intel Macs have enough muscle to last for years and years depending on what you are doing, but real support will end quickly once the whole line is transitioned to Apple silicon.
It's also entirely possible that Big Sur is the last major update for Intel Macs. I know many will find this crazy, but when has Apple cared about users when it comes to money and stock price? Intel Macs have already been sold and the sooner they get those people to buy shiny new Apple Silicon, the better.