Apple Completes Transition to Intel Chips
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7 — Apple Computer announced on Monday that it had completed a swift transition to computers based entirely on Intel processors.
Steven Jobs spoke at Apple’s conference for developers about its new operating system, Leopard.
The latest desktop computer, a $2,499 machine called the Mac Pro that will succeed the Power Mac in Apple’s lineup, is the last of its computers to make the switch to the Intel architecture.
The announcement came at the start of an annual conference for 4,000 developers of Apple-compatible hardware and software.
In an interview, Apple’s chairman, Steven P. Jobs, called the transition “the best and smoothest one we’ve ever seen in the whole history of the industry.”