Monthly Archives: March 2010

Roadmap 2010: Mac Pro

Although supplies of some components Apple wants to use in the 2010 Mac Pro may cause further delays that cannot yet be precisely anticipated even by senior executives at Infinite Loop itself, a considerable leap forward for Cupertino’s high-end workstation is widely anticipated in the next few weeks.

As is typical among seasoned rumor-mongers, we are hesitant to try to predict in anything but general terms when to expect this update; Apple has extremely high standards for predictable supplies of components (brought about by snafus like the major delay in availability of PowerPC G4 processors when they were first introduced), and is quite willing to push back its own planned announcement dates if there is the slightest question of availability or quality-control problems. Read more

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Major updates to Mac Pro and Macbook/Air/Pro lineups imminent

As Rumors has previously reported, a new generation of 32-nanometer Intel chips (Arrandale for mobile, Gulftown/Westmere-EP on the desktop) are ready for Apple to build several new Macs around. Several factors have kept Apple from being the first to adopt these chips, but sources now report that the time for their announcement is approaching.

Some widely published reports about the 2010 Mac Pro were based on information deliberately falsified by a single source, but other than the specific date given, much of the information that has been reported is essentially accurate: a new lineup of Mac Pros with a high-end 12-core (dual sockets, 6 physical/12 logical cores per chip) model have been under development in Cupertino for some time and are now close to being ready to ship. Read more

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MacHeist 2010 nanoBundle is now live….

The timer on the MacHeist website hit zero tonight at 7PM EST, and though the initial launch was a bit delayed due to heavy site traffic, the new nanoBundle is now live.

Listed for sale as part of the new bundle are the following Mac applications:

The first 6 are available now, and Tales of Monkey Island will be unlocked once 50,000 bundles are sold.

UPDATE: Though the MacHeist site does not specifically say it, Rapidweaver is also locked. The icon is slightly transparent just like Tales of Monkey Island, but only the latter has a text blurb with details.

According to MacHeist, the total value of the entire lineup is $260, for instance RapidWeaver alone retails for $79. Read more

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