Apple PowerBooks based on Intel can arrive in 2006 first quarter

Apple PowerBooks based on Intel can arrive in 2006 first quarter

Apple somewhat shocked the media and its consumer base when they announced their plans to move from the PowerPC architecture to the Intel based processors. They just gave a rough transition period for this move. Now, the latest rumors in the media suggest that the first PowerBooks based on Intel microprocessors can be out as soon as first quarter next year.

The online magazine on Apple computers, Appleinsider said on Monday that Apple Computer Inc is likely to launch its Intel (INTC) processor-based PowerBooks during 1Q06. The company had announced earlier this year that they expect to change their platform by June 2006. With Intel due to launch their Yonah processors for the laptops by the end of the year, first quarter next year sounds like a probable launch time for the Intel based laptops from Apple Computers.

Apple is doing pretty good in the market with their iPod range of music players. It would be nice to see them getting competitive in the market with their Intel based Macintosh computers, which are expected to be priced, lower than the current levels. They are expected to witness robust sales for its iPod nano, digital video downloads and the new iMac G5 this year. Next year should be even more fantastic for the company.

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