Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2006 18:17 UTC
Apple Apple's decision to unleash Intel-based Mac systems six months ahead of schedule is proving less successful than the company anticipated. Two weeks following the Macworld Expo San Francisco keynote, sources report that sales of the Intel-based iMac are lower than Apple expected, even taking into account the seasonal post-holiday sales dip, suggesting the 2006 transition to Intel is going to be more difficult than the company has expressed. UPDATE: Good news for our Mac friends: new data now made available suggest that the iMac actually sells well.
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RE[2]: Duh
by chrish on Wed 25th Jan 2006 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Duh"
chrish
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2005-07-14

You may note the fact that nobody in film/broadcast uses iMacs, and that Apple didn't have any G5 laptops. They still sell 64-bit G5 desktop machines.

- chrish

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RE[3]: Duh
by Dark_Knight on Wed 25th Jan 2006 17:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Duh"
Dark_Knight Member since:
2005-07-10

Chrish,

Re: "You may note the fact that nobody in film/broadcast uses iMacs, and that Apple didn't have any G5 laptops. They still sell 64-bit G5 desktop machines."

I already commented in my previous post this was in reference to OSX on x86 not OSX on PPC. As for your comment that they still sell 64-bit G5 desktops the reality is most consumers are aware Apple is making the transition to x86 and will less be inclined to spend their money on a system that will be difficult to upgrade. Anyway, since they've made the switch to Intel x86 it's puzzling that they didn't offer their customers workstations that are dual core 64-bit Intel Xeon systems. This would of then offered all areas they market OSX on x86.

Edited 2006-01-25 17:38

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