“The delays in PowerPC 970FX production have forced Apple to group together both the 970FX (2.0-2.6GHz, later possibly 2.8GHz) and 975 (3GHz) updates. Because the POWER5-based PowerPC 975 hasn’t experienced the same ramp-up problems as the 970FX and some of IBM’s other 90-nanometer chips (yet), it is still on schedule to deliver first silicon at approximately 3GHz by September,’ Mac OS Rumors reports.
“In order to prevent sales problems with 970FX models due to the superior features (cooler operating temperatures for example, which will probably mean significantly quieter operation) and performance of the 975, Apple could reasonably choose not to announce its 3GHz model until September, but for the time being we are led to believe by reliable sources that the 975 model(s) will be announced right alongside the 970FX models at WWDC,” MOSR reports.
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MacDailyNews Note: Apple last week announced that Steve Jobs will kick off its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote on Monday, June 28, 2004, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at San Francisco’s Moscone West. More info here. Reminder: these are rumors, not to be confused with facts, however the rumormill picture seems to be shaping up (and based upon past history) enough to lead us to believe in the possibility of new Power Mac G5 announcements by WWDC at the latest.
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RUMOR: Apple preps new 90-nm Power Mac G5 computers – May 11, 2004