“Apple Computer has included in a service manual photos of a yet-to-be released Power Mac, suggesting the computer maker has been working on an updated version of its high-end desktop,” Ina Fried reports for CNET News. “The photos, which appear to show a heat sink covering dual G5 processors as well as a new memory configuration, were included in a manual that was sent out last month. News of the slip-up as well as photos from the manual were published this week on enthusiast site AppleInsider.”
“Adding to speculation that the launch of a new machine may be sooner rather than later, wait times for the latest Power Macs have recently climbed to seven to 10 business days on the online Apple store. The estimated shipping dates are frequently extended when a product revision is imminent… There is also speculation that Apple could be getting ready to revamp its flat-panel iMac line in the coming weeks,” Fried reports.
“When Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first Power Mac G5s last June, he said that they would be available at speeds up to 3GHz within 12 months’ time. IBM executives on last month’s conference call refused to say whether the chipmaker would be in a position to allow Apple to meet that goal,” Fried reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: 24 days out from WWDC and the rumor mills are now running almost full bore.
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