Read few articles about intel-apple pairing and rumors are strong and suggest that apple is going to launch an ibook with "intel inside". This may be a totally new model or a remake of ibook 14" G4 which is not so well accepted in the market (don't know why). I bought an ibook 14" last month and i am happy with that. Considering a scenario where 14" ibook is launched with intel, how long apple is going to support the G4 one's? Now take this, I have taken an apple care plan for 3 years so i would expect to get full support till the end of Nov 2008. IS apple going to linger that long with G4 ibooks and specially if intel one's become huge hits. What about the software? Are people going to divert all their attention towards intel platform ibook (or may be for all macs). I don't think that they will burn time and effort to release the s/w for all the flavors of mac. I think this is the problem with all the mac users. I read in the same article that steve jobs wants to have innovation as his main strategy to sell macs in the market and so he needs intel (low power consumption processors). So that means innovation is over for us??? Hmmmm...i am already feeling alienated even before first intel mac is out in market I haven't noticed such transformation in the PC processor world..Only thing I know is AMD and INTEL PC's. But then I think they are from the same family of micro processors and hence no issues at all with compatibilty. I don't think this is the case with G4/G5 vs INTEL. This kind of experiments are being done in ipod market where now a days ipod mini/ipod (old) is not available. but then this is only ipod just a music player.... I wonder what would happen to old mac platform ... die a silent/gradual death?? ----------------------------- ibook G4 14" , ipod shuffle, Dell Latitude..