RUMOR: Apple 8-Core Mac Pro, new Cinema Displays due in January

MacScoop is reporting that an 8-core Mac Pro is currently due for a January release. MacScoop also reports that a 4-core configuration may remain in Apple’s lineup at a lower price point.

“Apple hasn’t made any major update to the Cinema Displays since their initial release in June 2004,” Alexandros Roussos reports for MacScoop. “As reported by MacScoop a few days ago, the next generation of Apple Cinema Displays could feature a built-in iSight, HDMI connectivity as well as support for HDCP. New sizes could appear in the line-up: the 23 inch model may be replaced by a 24 inch one while a larger model may broaden the line-up.”

Full article here.

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52 Comments

  1. The HDMI port on the displays would certainly tie-in nicely with the new iTV box, but both products (the new displays and iTV itself) need two HDMI sockets to allow other devices to be plugged-in too.

    Anyone with an Xbox, PS3 or some future device using HD will need to ‘daisy-chain’ it into the new screens and iTV.

  2. “compare a McDonalds Happy Meal with a Steak And Lobster dinner…???? “

    I think Smythe is comparing a NY strip and Lobster dinner with a filet and lobster dinner. You don’t pay 2.5x for a slightly better steak. A happy meal would be the 15″ CRT.

  3. re: re: smythe-

    Well, there are thousands of McDonalds out there, so that means the average shmuch wants a happy meal.

    Apple displays are a bit pricey- but at least they don’t look like shit. At least there is one manufacurer out there who builds a product that looks nice sitting on nice furniture, for those of us who have it. Aluminum costs a bit more than cheap plastic, no?

  4. Whoever the original respondent to Smythe was, I hope you enjoy your Noka chocolates. (The last line sums it up : If you or your gift recipient are rich, stupid, and vain, Noka is probably the way to go.)

    http://www.dallasfood.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=78

    (Courtesy of John Gruber’s wonderful Daring Fireball).

    Apple displays are over priced. They also don’t make it easy to have a 2nd monitor for one’s iMac AND have them look good together. The ports are badly placed for having two monitors too, and the single menubar makes working on a 20″ display a little tiresome (unless you have deja menu installed).

  5. I like my two 30″ Apple Monitors – and they are not cheap nor are they really expensive for the quality that I have when I am working.

    If you want schite then buy schite – if you want class then spend the money and stop complaining – “It is usually the guy who can’t afford quality who complains about price.” <- hypothetically attributed to Donald Trump

    BTW: the Noka (sic) Chocolate is not worth it but a Ferrari Enzo is. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”raspberry” style=”border:0;” /> (http://www.ferraricars.org/ferrari-enzo/)

    If you can’t spell Nokia (nor are you willing to go have a look on how to spell it correctly); don’t use it as an example. It just proves my point.

    “Everyone has class: some people’s class is just lower.” <- also hypothetically attributed to Donald Trump (or was it James Packer) ..|..

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