- Jul 30, 2012
- HD4600 / RX 570
- Mobile Phone
As I said previously, there's no reason they have to follow the same timeline they did back then. They also had refreshed Intel MP 4,1 Macs to sell in 2011 so it would make sense to cut off support for 1,1 after Lion. Don't forget that many 7,1 Intel MP users actually work at Apple and use them every day to get work done. If there is never another Intel MP released why not support these a little longer than they have in the past ? Rosetta 2 is great but some software written for x86 just won't run well on Apple Silicon.Look at the MacPro1,1 and Xserve1,1. Released 2006. Last officially supported OS, 10.7 OS X Lion, was released 2011. So, approx 5 years.
We may lose support for Intel Macs by 2024 but even then I can live with that. The inevitable will happen in the next 3-5 years we just don't know exactly when. Whenever it is Intel support stops, it's been a great run that made hackintoshing such a huge success that it's been going strong for the past 12 years now.