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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Early debut for new Intel quad-core Xeon chip – December 12, 2006
Unofficial eight-core Apple Mac Pro benchmarks – November 15, 2006
Intel launches quad-core processors – November 15, 2006
RUMOR: Apple prepping monster eight-core Xeon ‘Clovertown’ Mac Pro – October 26, 2006
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AnandTech upgrades and tests Octo-Core ‘Clovertown’ Apple Mac Pro – September 13, 2006


  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.)

    (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;” /> (

    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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