Mac desktops arrive March 24, as does a “pleasant surprise”

by admin March 2, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Chicago (IL) – Steve Jobs may not be around the office each day, but it’s still business as usual at Apple. The newest rumor has Apple hosting a special media event on March 24 to bring Mac desktops into full view. And, if we may add, it’s about the time! Both iMac and Mac Pro are 14 months old now, while Mac mini hasn’t seen any hardware update in nearly 20 months. If you believe the rumor-mill, minor but long overdue updates to the Mac mini and iMac are just three weeks away, along with a major Mac Pro refresh that brings Intel’s Nehalem CPU and ATI Radeon GPUs to the table. There’s also a “pleasant surprise” that we think may mean a new version of Apple TV — though some are keeping their fingers crossed for a Mac netbook.

According to the World of Apple and My Apple Guide, both citing unnamed industry source, Apple is about to unveil new Mac desktops at a special media event scheduled for March 24. If you believe these Mac-enthusiast websites, Apple will update the entire Mac desktop line with cool new goodies, affecting the miniature Mac mini, the all-in-one iMac and of course the meaty Mac Pro. Japanese site Kodawarisan claims (via Google Translate) that new Macs are coming as early as tomorrow. Whatever the case, don’t expect anything truly Earth-shattering.

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