Mike’s iMac Is Now Out of Date

January 10th, 2006 | by Mike |

Not cool Apple. Seriously not cool. Today Apple released the first of the new line of intel-mac (as widely predicted). They started with the iMac.

Whats different? Nothing really. Just instead of a G5 chip, they now sport a new Intel Core Duo. Thats all. I’m 50% bummed.

50%, because on one side is the obvious reason: My iMac is barely a few months old and its not new anymore. On the other hand though, I’m not sure I would really want the first edition of the Intel Macs. Not all the software is ported to the cross-platform “dual binary” (Meaning the software will run on both older PowerPC Macs and on new Intel Macs.)…in fact not even all of Apple’s own software is running on dual binaries at this time, so your use of your machine will be stunted to some degree. Couple that with the fact that the first editions of things always seem to have unforseen problems, and I’m still pretty happy with my machine. Maybe you don’t care, but that little paragraph of text seems to have helped me a bit.

Ok, I feel 50% better. Now off to watch the webcast of the keynote. Feel free to leave your thoughts about all of this in the comments.

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