Apple today confirmed its future move to use chips from Intel, and promised a new version of its homegrown application development environment Xcode will ship today (June 6).

Xcode 2.1 offers a number of development-focused advantages, but its built-in ability to allow developers to specify PowerPC or Intel architectures leads the pack.

Xcode 2.1 lets developers build universal binaries, which support both Intel and PowerPC-based chips.

“One binary, works on both PowerPC and Intel architecture. So you can ship one CD that supports both processors", Jobs said.