Intel PowerMacs? Apple Phone? MacBooks Ship Date?
Appleinsider reports on a report by UBS Investment Research who reportedly had a "sit-down" with Apple executives including Peter Oppenheimer, Ron Johnson and Phil Schiller.
"Our research indicates that new Power Macs could be announced with Intel processors by September, but Apples Rosetta emulation software should still be needed to run Adobes major high-end applications like Photoshop at that time"
As previously reported, Microsoft and Adobe's transition to Intel-native applications will take some time. Adobe's next major revisions are not expected until 2007. Meanwhile, UBS notes a "very positive reaction" to the MacBook Pro based on conversations with Apple and surveys. The remainder of the information appears speculative, with the usual expecations of "new consumer markets for iPod speakers and Apple branded cell-phones over the next year".
Meanwhile, several users note that the MacBook Pro's "ship date" at the Apple Store has changed from "February" to "2-3 weeks", which simply means that those who order today will not likely receive the MacBook Pro before March. The shipment of those waiting for their January orders of the MacBook Pro appears to be soon -- many were originally slated for shipping by the 7th of Feb, but appears to have been pushed to the 10th.