Wednesday, 19th: PowerMacs, PowerBooks, Software
On Wednesday, Apple will hold yet another invitation-only press event, this time about the "pro" stuff. New PowerMacs with dual dual-core processors (PowerPC 970MP) as well as PowerBooks with higher-resolution displays are expected. Currently, we still have mixed info on the PowerBooks. One side thinks that all three models will get new screens and that the 12" will finally go widescreen, whereas the other side thinks that only the 17" model will get a 'real' upgrade. The same goes for the processor. Apple planned on using the FreeScale MPC 7448 part, which enables faster bus speed. But recently, information has come up that Apple might have to actually keep the highend at the 1.67 GHz MPC 7447B part, which would, of course, make a lackluster upgrade for the PowerBook line.