I'm not talking about from the hardware side, but when will developers (and Apple) stop support for the powerpc and release only intel versions?<br><br>Probably nobody knows for sure, but it's an interesting thought. Right now Adobe has that intel only sound app...what happens if CS3 is only intel? (doubt it though)<br><br>
The way it's looking, I don't care about Adobe since if/when I do get an intel-based mac, I'll probably get Elements instead of the full photoshop unless Elements can't do the plugins that I want. <br><br>I just wish that Aperture would add in more things that Photoshop has like actions and filters. Then I would drop Adobe for good.<br><br>
Adobe CS3 WILL be Universal, but I wouldn't bet money that CS4 will be. By then PPC will truly be dead and gone.<br><br>I would guess that any existing app for PPC will be Universal for another two years before going strictly Intel. But any completely new app (such as Adobe's Soundbooth) will most likely be Intel-only. And really, it only makes sense. Why spend the time developing for a hardware platform that is already E.O.L.'d and whos market will dwindle rapidly due to the lower costs of buying a new Mac.<br><br>CreativeGuy for daily tips, tricks and commentary on all things graphic design.
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I agree 2 more years for the pro apps at best - as for the consumer apps it would depend on sales of PPC apps due to consumers tend to hang on to legacy hardware much longer then the pros do , maybe for these apps 4 to 5 years "universal" life span ?<br><br>Anyway<br>PPC apps are dog meat already and Universal apps the writing is on the wall.<br><br>
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