Yonah: First intel chip in Macs, June 2006?
intel's roadmap says: "Intel expects to begin revenue shipments of its first mobile dual-core processor, code-named 'Yonah,' in 2005 and go into volume production in 2006. Based on a mobile-optimized microarchitecture and 65nm process technology, 'Yonah' is designed to provide power management capabilities and enhanced performance for multiple demanding applications and multi-threaded applications."
Which, of course, makes it the
candidate for all machines from the Mac mini to the eMac, the iBook to the PowerBook. That is if Apple doesn't change the machine lines on the way, too.
Until then, however, these lines are expected to use better versions of the G4 processor. In all the intel/Mac news, we shouldn't forget that FreeScale has announced dual core G4 processors for the future, too, which might be interesting for the same machines' iterations before they're going intel.