Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 15:23 UTC
Mac OS X As you have surely noticed by now, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs held his keynote speech yesterday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. So far, the responses have been mixed; I have seen a lot of excitement, but also a lot of disappointment. Personally, I am not really sure where I stand.
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Common sense?
by bthylafh on Tue 12th Jun 2007 18:30 UTC
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2006-09-21

How about confirmation that Leopard will be 64-bit yet magically run on 32-bit CPUs? Smart money says that Leopard will be for C2D-based Macs only and the non-upgraders will maybe get an extra-long support period for Tiger.

Apple's got a history of dropping platforms and migrating to the Next Big Thing, and I doubt this will be any different.

Personally I think the idea that you can upgrade your Cube to Leopard is wishful thinking at best.

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RE: Common sense?
by henrikmk on Tue 12th Jun 2007 20:28 in reply to "Common sense?"
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2005-07-10

Apple's got a history of dropping platforms and migrating to the Next Big Thing, and I doubt this will be any different.


In that case, they would have to continue selling Tiger with current Mac Minis as they are not yet 64 bit. I can't remember if the Macbook is 64 bit now.

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RE[2]: Common sense?
by bthylafh on Tue 12th Jun 2007 21:13 in reply to "RE: Common sense?"
bthylafh Member since:
2006-09-21

It is. The Mini is the only 32-bit Mac currently sold.

My theory on that is the price of C2D processors and the fact that the Mini must use laptop-spec components. If Intel can get the price of C2Ds lower, or maybe Apple could use the Core-derived "Pentium" chips instead, then Mini could go 64-bit and keep its price point.

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