Unlike Google's flat-featured performance, Apple's CEO managed a public relations flash: Macintosh computers running on Intel CPUs are available today -- dual-core, at that -- and not six months from now, as originally stipulated by Apple.
Here's the catch for the CAD community: Apple didn't let third parties know about the foreshortened schedule, so companies like Nemetschek, Graphisoft, and IMSI are still looking ahead to a June launch date. (I've asked some of them what the six-month stunt means to their porting plans, and I'll let you know of any responses I get.)
In the meantime, it'll be interesting to watch how the market changes now that Mac OS runs on Intel. Here's my theory:
Macs are selling poorly relative to the total market for PCs [personal computers = desktop and notebook models]. iPods and other entertainment products are selling excellently. I figure this is Jobs giving the Mac its last chance: if sales continue ho-hum on the Intel CPU, then the entire computing division gets ditched (or spun off?), and Apple concentrates on music 'n movies.
This would be a case of the Macintosh being entertained to death.