Feeds

Mac Pro to sport case redesign for Intel era?

August debut, sources claim

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Apple's pro-oriented desktop Mac will not only sport a new name and a new Intel processor when it launches at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next month but also a new case design.

So claims website Think Secret, which reckons the Mac Pro enclosure will be broadly similar to the current machine - expect an aluminium casing with a vent mesh - it will nonetheless stand out from the PowerPC-based Power Mac G5.

The report's sources suggest the new line-up will match the current one: a pair of dual-core machines and a twin-chip model with four processing cores.

Which Intel CPU the Mac Pros remains open to question: Xeon 5100 series or Core 2 Duo? Core 2 Duo seems the more likely choice, but Apple may need the 5100's ability to work with a second processor for the quad-core Mac Pro.

The Core 2 Duo deskop chips - codenamed 'Conroe' - are due to ship late July, in time for Apple's WWDC, which kicks off in San Francisco on 7 August.

Conroe's mobile equivalent, 'Merom' is due to ship in August, but Think Secret's sources suggests MacBook Pro updates will come later than WWDC - but again with a new enclosure. The better to avoid the heat problems - including battery swelling - that's affecting the current crop of pro-oriented Mac notebooks. ®

Read Reg Hardware's Intel Core 2 Duo Performance Preview here

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.