“Apple Computer, once again, is said to be readying a set of revisions to its Power Mac G5 product line that are expected to sport IBM’s new 90-nanometer PowerPC G5 processor and hit stores this spring,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider. “…Apple has just recently received a full two shipments of the 90-nm cards at its Cupertino location and has successfully deployed several new test units of the Power Macs to partners close to company.”
Marsal reports, “According to the source, all of the test models were equipped with dual processors ranging in speeds from 2.2GHz to 2.6GHz. The source, however, notes that there is no indication that configurations of the test units represent final specs for Power Macs that would be sent to production.”
“Apple last updated its professional line of Power Macs in June of 2003, but applied a slight configuration shift in November to better cater to demand. During the June introduction, Apple CEO Steve Jobs claimed that Power Mac G5 speeds would reach 3GHz ‘by next summer,’ a promise that he repeated in September at Apple Expo Paris,” Marsal reports.
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