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I'm not interested in any touch Mac. I've got iPads and iPhones for that.

Maybe I'm lazy, but I can't imagine wanting to reach out to touch a large monitor in front of me. It sounds very tiring for the arms to use.

Imagine if they have not thought of a way not to tire their arms? :ugeek:
After the $1000 booth that made history, to recover, and this time we will see if they will make it pay or will be included in the price, the new iMac stand will be made so that we can put the screen in a position that we can write, draw and use our lazy hands above :yawn: but the problem of fingerprints on the screen remains ...:crazy:
 
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I doubt Apple will entirely abandon x86 cpu support. AMD still beats Intel by large margin and there's AMD code in macOS so it's possible that Apple will switch from Intel to AMD in the near future for their high end desktops or server platforms.

Interesting point that nobody talks about anymore. What's about the AMD code found earlier this year?! :D Maybe fakenews or did anyone here saw this code live?
 
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This is my 3rd major transition with Apple. I have been through them all. (yes I'm that old).
Only 3? You haven't been through them all! ;)

Apple II -> 68k Mac -> PPC -> Intel for me, so this would be my fourth (and other people might have gone through more.)

For me, each one has gotten easier for the following reasons (in no particular order):

(1) Storage has gotten bigger and faster, and more compatible. Removable storage? Many incompatible floppy disks -> zip disks -> CDs -> thumb drives. Bulk storage? Multi TB HDDs or 1 TB SSDs are under $100.

(2) Applications are more likely to be cross-platform or web based.

(3) Data formats have become more standardized. JPEGs from 20 years ago are still a perfectly valid way to store photos. PDFs should be readable (or translatable) for the foreseeable future, etc.

Basically, no more orphaned 5.25" floppy disks with files by some obscure Apple II program that only exists in virtualization under SheepShaver or the like.

That being said, each transition has some amount of friction and cost, which will vary for each user. I'll wait and see what Apple's offerings look like before deciding what to do. For me, most likely, that's either (again in no particular order): (1) Keep using my Hack (or a newer one) even if updates end; (2) buy a new Mac; (3) switch to Linux.

Time will tell.
 
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It looks like the "Windows 8" by Apple
I think the new processors won't be a trouble for hackintosh... I mean... There are people who had installed OsX's systems to AMD processors... so... I don't know... something will come...
 
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I doubt Apple will entirely abandon x86 cpu support. AMD still beats Intel by large margin and there's AMD code in macOS so it's possible that Apple will switch from Intel to AMD in the near future for their high end desktops or server platforms.
Um, Tim Cook said the transition is complete by the end of next year in his part of the keynote. They will NOT create a release of macOS 11 whatever that will install on x86 based computers after that time. Tim didn't sugar coat it or talk in abstracts. He talked in absolute terms.

Apple has a supplier relationship with Intel and with only a few years left they are not about to change that. Apple will NEVER release an AMD CPU based mac. Period. Do we have PPC releases of macOS past 10.6? Nope. Because they said they would drop support and they did.

Apple is going to take the next year to scale out their Apple Silicon Design for high core count, or enough cores to beat the current top of the line Mac Pro that is being sold.

The base of macOS is "Darwin" which is open-source. That code will continue to compile on x86 cpus. But without Apples GUI layers you just don't have anything.
 
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It looks like the "Windows 8" of Apple
I think the new processors won't be a trouble for hackintosh... I mean... There are people who had installed OsX's systems to AMD processors... so... I don't know... something will come...
Apple Silicon is a completely different ISA than x86. Creating a hackintosh with a Ryzen and Intel is straight forward because both support the x86 ISA. For it to happen you would need the following:

Somebody to create a Motherboard that holds an ARM CPU that is a perfect clone of Apple Silicon. While Apple started out with an ARM design they have moved away from a strict ARM implementation putting their own secret stuff into the processor. So unless you some how "acquire" the design for Apple Silicon, then have someone mass produce it onto a motherboard with all of that infrastructure that is needed, no, nothing ".. will come...".

Hackintoshing is dead at the point where Apple stops supporting x86 for a release of Mac OS. That does not mean your machine all of a sudden stops working. It will certainly continue to work. The choice *you* have to make is at what point do you migrate to an Apple Silicon system or a Windows or Linux system. If you don't care about updates or security patches you could in theory stay on your current macOS system for ever. There are people still compiling FireFox to PPC.

My guess is that we have about 5 solid years of macOS releases. Add a few years of direct apple support through security updates and you have 7 years. Of course as intel releases new CPUs *after* Apple stops releasing macOS Intel versions then create a hackintosh based on that new hardware is going to get trickier and trickier.

There may be a few other possibilities in the future but they all involve reverse engineering Apple Silicon ISA and creating an emulator. There are legal issues with that.
 
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Apple Silicon is a completely different ISA than x86. Creating a hackintosh with a Ryzen and Intel is straight forward because both support the x86 ISA. For it to happen you would need the following:

Somebody to create a Motherboard that holds an ARM CPU that is a perfect clone of Apple Silicon. While Apple started out with an ARM design they have moved away from a strict ARM implementation putting their own secret stuff into the processor. So unless you some how "acquire" the design for Apple Silicon, then have someone mass produce it onto a motherboard with all of that infrastructure that is needed, no, nothing ".. will come...".

Hackintoshing is dead at the point where Apple stops supporting x86 for a release of Mac OS. That does not mean your machine all of a sudden stops working. It will certainly continue to work. The choice *you* have to make is at what point do you migrate to an Apple Silicon system or a Windows or Linux system. If you don't care about updates or security patches you could in theory stay on your current macOS system for ever. There are people still compiling FireFox to PPC.

My guess is that we have about 5 solid years of macOS releases. Add a few years of direct apple support through security updates and you have 7 years. Of course as intel releases new CPUs *after* Apple stops releasing macOS Intel versions then create a hackintosh based on that new hardware is going to get trickier and trickier.

There may be a few other possibilities in the future but they all involve reverse engineering Apple Silicon ISA and creating an emulator. There are legal issues with that.
Well, We'll see... we must wait
 
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There are legal issues with that.

I think this last thing you wrote is the real problem and the real obstacle. If Apple has really decided to suppress the Hachintosh community (and I am not very convinced of it, but it is only a very personal thought of an optimist), there will be no way to make new Hackintosh even having all the potential and tools to make them.
 
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tim cook doesn’t know what he is doing

if people are smart , they will not buy another intel mac because that mac will be obsolete soon

they should wait untill apple releases the mac with their silicone cpu, that way that mac will have support for more years compared to the intel based mac

so what this means
apple or should i say mr cook shoot himself on the foot

we can see a decline in apple sales
excellent job mr cook
not only do you destroyed mac os
you also screw your costumers or loyal mac os fans and you also screwed apple company

i think is time for you to go
Of course Tim Cook didn't want to publicly announce the transition to ARM before releasing the first Mac with Apple Silicon. The transition requires all apps to be rebuilt in order to run on both Intel & Apple Silicon... It takes some time to build & test the app (well.. the developers need to hands on the ARM Mac mini first)... And how can Apple or anyone sell a hardware device with zero software? Please don't judge too early...
 
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