Well, not quite, but the American CVS pharmacy is apparently introducing a Digital One-Time-Use Video Camcorder.
So the rumours were right, and Apple are going to start producing machines based on Intel chips. Steve Jobs demonstrated Mac OS X running on a 3.6GHz Pentium 4; developer kits are available and consumer machines will be out next year. A translation system lets PowerPC binaries run on the new system until native versions are available. There’s an Intel press release here and an Apple one here.
This really makes the Intel architecture pretty dominant. But at least there are other suppliers, so in future Apple can shift to AMD, for example, if needed.
But it makes you wonder what the existing Apple hardware sales will be like for the next year…
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