RUMOR: Apple to unveil ‘Mac Pro’ with new enclosure design, Intel Core 2 Duo at WWDC next month

“When Apple unveils its Power Mac G5 replacement at its Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) next month, the top-of-the-line computer will sport a new enclosure,” Ryan Katz reports for Think Secret.

“While specifics were not disclosed, the new computer’s case is said to be substantially different enough to make the distinction between the new Intel Core 2 Duo-powered system and its PowerPC predecessor easy to spot,” Katz reports.

“Configurations of the new Mac are said to be similar to the most recent Power Mac G5, including a single dual-core processor in the low- and mid-range systems, and a dual dual-core (quad core) system at the top,” Katz reports. “Meanwhile, sources say that a new enclosure is waiting for the MacBook Pro and will be released when that system adopts Intel’s mobile Core 2 Duo processor.”

More in the full article, including new Intel-based Xserve info, here.

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53 Comments

  1. It doesn’t take a psychic to see this one coming!

    A rumor isn’t a rumor if it is as obvious as predicting being hit by a train if you’re standing on the tracks and you hear the air horn blasting.

    I predict that tomorrow will be July 4th. DUH!!!

  2. GmJm,

    Exactly how obvious can it be when the MacBook Pro enclosure is very similar to a PowerBook? Or that the iMac upon transition to Intel stayed exactly the same? Or the unchanged Mac mini?

    Now, I’ll make it easy for you:

    Get back on the bus, stay in your seat, keep that protective helmet on your head and shut up until I dump your ‘tard ass back at the home!

  3. nooooooooooo!!!!
    i wanted to see a dual quad core desktop mac
    damit!!
    woodcrest, where are you?
    over 150 manufacturers already announced PC motherboards for two quad woodcrest CPUs!!
    Apple come on, you can do better than that

  4. think its gonna be hard to resist buying the new powermac but i gots to wait for maya and photoshop (dont really wanna get windows versions for boot camp – actually dont really want boot camp at all lol) my dp 2.7 is still going strong though and holds up well.

  5. dual QUAD core woodcrests? they don’t exist, and nothing like that will be for sale by Intel until 2007. this is already known from Intel.

    dual DUAL core = 4 cores and Woodcrest can do that. that’s all you can hope for this year from any company.

    quad cores on one chip now? not. gonna. happen.

  6. To ease the transition to Intel, Apple’s been easing into it. The iMacs stayed the same, the Macbooks were a welcome departure, and the Mac Pros are going to be sharp. This is a way of conveying confidence– a link to the tried and true with a clear hint at new-and-bold.

    The new stuff is going to be really polished. Can’t wait.

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