Apple sells first Intel-powered Macs
Apple has started selling the first iMac computers powered by Intel’s dual processor chip.
The announcement about the availability of the Intel-powered computers was months ahead of the schedule Apple announced in 2005 for the new range.
The company also launched a newly branded laptop called the MacBook Pro which also uses an Intel processor.
According to Apple boss Steve Jobs the new generation of iMac would be two to three times faster than the current iMac G5, while the MacBook Pro would be four to five times as fast as the current PowerBook G4.
The new laptops will not ship until February but the iMacs are available immediately and the price – starting at $1,299 (?929) – will remain the same.