Interesting: as of this time next year, Apple will start shipping Intel-powered Macs. It makes sense, but as one Rick James (presumably not the esteemed funkmeister) notes in an Engadget comment:
Who the F*** is going to buy an apple PC over the next year with a processor that is effectively redundant?
Price cuts ahoy?
Update, 8 June
As ever, John Gruber’s take is well worth a read:
Appleâ€™s attitude is clear: weâ€™ll take a couple of quarters of weak sales now, and make it up for next year when the new systems ship. With growing iPod revenue, itâ€™s entirely possible that Mac sales could take a complete nosedive for the remainder of 2005 and Apple could remain profitable. (Itâ€™s also possible that we will see some outstanding price cuts on existing product lines in the coming months.)