Whoops! Somebody’s head rolled down Infinite Loop early today (unless this was an intentional leak or elaborate joke) because Apple.com briefly posted specifications of upcoming Power Macintosh “G5” models. Just the text specs for the “G5” were briefly online – no images. According to MacNN and other outlets, the Apple Store went offline at 12:05 am and was back online as of 12:25 am. Most probably that’s how long it took Steve to unleash a 55 gallon drum of whoopass on the poor fool. You can see a screenshot of the Apple.com “G5” text here snapped by MacNN.
The specifications read:
– 1.6GHz, 1.8GHz, or Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 processors
– Up to 1GHz processor bus
– Up to 8GB of DDR SDRAM
– Fast Serial ATA hard drives
– AGP 8X Pro graphics options from NVIDIA or ATI
– Three PCI or PCI-X expansion slots
– Three USB 2.0 ports
– One FireWire 800, two FireWire 400 ports
– Bluetooth & AirPort Extreme ready
– Optical and analog in and out
This raises expectations that Apple will indeed debut new Power Macintosh G5 computers at next week’s World Wide Developers’ Conference.
Was it a mistake or a purposeful realignment of expectations by Apple? Perhaps to quell some of the more outlandish rumors currently floating around the “Mac Web” while fueling other, more realistic rumors along with ratcheting up the excitement level even more? This could be a master stroke by Apple Marketing or some poor web guy is a former Apple employee with Steve’s shoe print etched forevermore upon his arse.
Or dare we question whether the site was hacked?
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