In article <oavCf.27$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, "Ted Lee" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
It is more than just Classic. Somewhere between a third and a half of my
OS X applications either don't run or are buggy, on the Intel iMac. If
you have a large investment in software, it can make a difference.
It will be interesting to see if any more new PowerPC models are
released. I suspect they won't, but there are still some that were
rumored but never released such as the dual-core G4 PowerBook.
Apple will probably allow time for Intel applications to be developed.
When the big programs like Office and Photoshop are available, I expect
the existing PowerPC inventory will sell at full price until supplies are
exhausted, and that will be the end of the old line.
A more important question is, "how long will Apple continue to support
universality, so old machines can run new software?" Probably not very
long if Intel-only software runs faster.