Wolfram Research announced Thursday the release of
a Universal Binary version
of Mathematica, the company’s long-popular programming and calculation software. Mathematica 5.2 costs $1,880. Mathematica users with Wolfram’s Premier Service contracts are entitled to complementary upgrades or license transfers.
Mathematica’s release for Intel-based Macs surely comes as no surprise to Mac users who watched Steve Jobs’ keynote address to attendees of 2005’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. Mathematica was one of the applications featured on stage when Jobs explained Apple’s transition strategy for Intel-based Macs. Wolfram developers noted that they’d created an Intel-native version of Mathematica in only a few hours.