WWDC 2005, SAN FRANCISCO—June 6, 2005—
At its Worldwide
Developer Conference today, Apple announced plans to deliver models of
its Macintosh computers using Intel 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 X Tiger, running on an Intel-based
Mac 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
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
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 developer.apple.com .
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.
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.