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*Originally posted by rickag*

**I just read today that Adobe is saying their Creative Suite may not be ported to Mac OS X on Intel until 4th Quarter 2006 or 1st Quarter 2007.**

The implication here is obvious. Apple must offer faster G5's( the 970MP for example) or completely lose this market.

That's right, and Q4'06 is probably the right quarter for Intel's PowerMacs which certainly will use Woodcrest CPUs (and not Conroe CPUs, except in the low range).

I believe Apple HAS to update the PM line with Dual-Core CPUs for at least a year and make at least ONE dual-dual-core model (dual 2.0, dual 2.5 and dual-dual 2.0 if not 2.5 - and the best would be dual 2.5, dual-dual 2.0 and dual dual 2.5).

This will help waiting for the Woodcrest CPUs with dual-core and dual processor support.

Apple needs the support from software developpers to make the switch a success. Now I'm not sure will see MacTels before june '06, some 3rd parties SW has to be available, I'm sure Apple is working hard on that part of the switch, but we have no information yet!

So, lets bring the G4/G5 updates before the end of the year, so sales can continue...

7448 powerbooks up to 1.8GHz, sept-oct '05

970MP powermacs dual-dual 2.5GHz, nov '05 (or jan '06)

iMac speedbump 2.5GHz, dual 2.0Ghz, dec '05 (or mar '06)

Mac mini yonah dual 2.0GHz: jun '06

iBook yonah dual 2.0GHz: aug '06

PowerBook merom dual 2.5GHz: oct '06

PowerMac woodcrest dual-dual 3.0GHz: jan '07

iMac conroe dual 3.0Ghz: mar '07

Xserve whitefield dual-quad 3.0Ghz: jun '07