I noted that at least one blogger got this story and has his own twist
Personally I think the powermac label will stay, Given that eveything now is extreme how about the Powermac Xstream ... on second thoughs .. nah
But yes, looks like a Q3 for the powermacs.
Be fun to see if the NAB conference see's the new 17 inch Macbook pro (too big for me, but what a beast)
Will Steve take Intel to court for releasing "Secret Information"
"Apple customers may be the first to enjoy Intel?s new CPU goodies, with the Woodcrest family of processors making it into Macintosh workstations as early as the third quarter. Woodcrest systems will be symmetric multi processing (SMP), with dual processors with up to four cores each. One such machine was demonstrated at IDF, running benchmarks under Windows XP 64-bit edition, showing eight active cores."
Woodcrest Processors in the Third Quarter. Forget apple insider or Think Secret here is the Intel Developer Forum, with INTEL slipping details that steve jobs would like to keep under his hat.
This looks like the perfect replacement for the Dual and Quad G5 as typcally its two intel cores per G5 to see a performance increase. By using server Chips they continue to out perform the average desktop and keep the Mac reputation for Speed. No wonder Intel were demonstrating eight cores in the test box. Apple would be needing this by now if they are to be ready for Q3, so Intel have had time to play with this already.
I completely forgot that they tipped Q3 for the apple workstations. Talk about a giveaway.
Still leaves room for the Ibook replacements and more in the mobile line which is where Intel have done most of the work, with the merom already in the hands of test engineers, and according to the rumour mill, work in the new Imac with a 20-25% performance increase as easy as poping the Core Duo out and slipping the merom in.
I wonder how many sites picked this up in the speech. I admit I missed it until I was reading Juha's report on the conference.
What a Goose I am, I could have Blogged this and made a real name for myself.. Oh well Good one Juha, You earned it.