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Apple goes Intel

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:

Apple’s attitude is clear: we’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, it’s entirely possible that Mac sales could take a complete nosedive for the remainder of 2005 and Apple could remain profitable. (It’s also possible that we will see some outstanding price cuts on existing product lines in the coming months.)