So, the rumors were true: … Apple is switching from PowerPC to Intel chips! 🤭
However, what's great for consumers is that there's apparently not much that we really need to do, thanks to Rosetta emulation and Apple's new “Universal Binary” format that supports both architectures for recompiled applications. 😅 — But, software developers might end-up having to adjust a lot of code to support this format. Apple has apparently done their best to make this as minor of a transition as possible for most, though… even by bringing developers in-house to help them convert things over in a few hours or less.
What's really cool is that Macs will reportedly be able to dual-boot both Windows and Mac OS X, which for many users is a welcome addition in reducing the amount of hardware or emulation tactics they would have needed to continue in order to play certain games or utilize certain software that's only available on Windows. …Nice! 👍🏻
Overall, we thought they'd never do this, but it's great to hear that we'll finally get faster laptop computers soon. We also may see more Windows games and software ported over to Mac now, which would also be cool!
UPDATE: Thanks to reader “Defpol” and the WWDC keynote video for clarifying a couple of errors in this post! Fixed above.