G5 at the WWDC?

Will the WWDC (that is World Wide Developers Conference) bring an announcement of a IMB 970 based PowerMac G5? Everyone from Slashdot to The Register and many places in-between are reporting that Apple leaked specs on the AppleStore.

The specifications read:

  • 1.6GHz, 1.8GHz, or Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 processors
  • Up to 1GHz processor bus
  • Up to 8GB of DDR SDRAM
  • Fast Serial ATA hard drives
  • AGP 8X Pro graphics options from NVIDIA or ATI
  • Three PCI or PCI-X expansion slots
  • Three USB 2.0 ports
  • One FireWire 800, two FireWire 400 ports
  • Bluetooth & AirPort Extreme ready
  • Optical and analog audio in and out

This is a good spoof of Steve Jobs' response, funny! Here are some screen shots I have found.

My thoughts: Apple might have done something like this on purpose. Steve Jobs loves a big show. And how many more people are going to be interested in the WWDC now. I mean the WWDC is a show for programmers. There is going to be a delayed webcast of the keynote (otherwise referred to as the "SteveNote") plus all the Apple Stores will have the "SteveNote" piped to them. This smells fishy, I say this is Apple marketing at its best. Apple has other things up their sleeves. "Panther" or OS X 10.3 we know about, that is the reason WWDC is being held so late. But what about a new PowerBook? With all the rumor (and non rumor) sites a buzz about the IBM 970 and the G5 that puts questions about a new PowerBook in the background for a day or two. And that is all Apple needs. The WWDC keynote is Monday. Who knows. Maybe all we will get out of WWDC 2003 is a first look at 10.3, but Apple usually plans for tricks.

Maybe they did fire someone over this?

"The position manages day to day publishing requirements such as image updates, third party loads, pricing changes, new feature enhancements, application improvements and application testing. Position also supports product launch deadlines, managing graphic and business resources to achieve business objectives."

Comments (2)

Saw this the other day.. reeeaaaly want one :=D

Also, Panther screenshots : http://www.betakingz.com/Panther/

:-D :-D :-D

Sweetness SpeedY_B! thanks for the URL, ill add it to my post now!

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