Apple to Use Intel Microprocessors Beginning in 2006

Jun 06, 2005, 01:00 ET from Apple Computer, Inc.

    WWDC 2005, SAN FRANCISCO, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At its
 Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple(R) announced plans to deliver
 models of its Macintosh(R) computers using Intel(R) microprocessors by this
 time next year, and to transition all of its Macs to using Intel
 microprocessors by the end of 2007.  Apple previewed a version of its
 critically acclaimed operating system, Mac OS(R) X Tiger, running on an Intel-
 based Mac(R) to the over 3,800 developers attending CEO Steve Jobs' keynote
 address. Apple also announced the availability of a Developer Transition Kit,
 consisting of an Intel-based Mac development system along with preview
 versions of Apple's software, which will allow developers to prepare versions
 of their applications which will run on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.
     "Our goal is to provide our customers with the best personal computers in
 the world, and looking ahead Intel has the strongest processor roadmap by
 far," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "It's been ten years since our transition
 to the PowerPC, and we think Intel's technology will help us create the best
 personal computers for the next ten years."
     "We are thrilled to have the world's most innovative personal computer
 company as a customer," said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel. "Apple
 helped found the PC industry and throughout the years has been known for fresh
 ideas and new approaches. We look forward to providing advanced chip
 technologies, and to collaborating on new initiatives, to help Apple continue
 to deliver innovative products for years to come."
     "We plan to create future versions of Microsoft Office for the Mac that
 support both PowerPC and Intel processors," said Roz Ho, general manager of
 Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit. "We have a strong relationship with Apple
 and will work closely with them to continue our long tradition of making great
 applications for a great platform."
     "We think this is a really smart move on Apple's part and plan to create
 future versions of our Creative Suite for Macintosh that support both PowerPC
 and Intel processors," said Bruce Chizen, CEO of Adobe.
     The Developer Transition Kit is available starting today for $999 to all
 Apple Developer Connection Select and Premier members. Further information for
 Apple Developer Connection members is available at Intel
 plans to provide industry leading development tools support for Apple later
 this year, including the Intel C/C++ Compiler for Apple, Intel Fortran
 Compiler for Apple, Intel Math Kernel Libraries for Apple and Intel Integrated
 Performance Primitives for Apple.
     Intel (, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading
 manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products.
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
 II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
 Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-
 winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and
 professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music
 revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.
     NOTE:  Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS and Macintosh are trademarks of
 Apple. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its
 subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other company and
 product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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