Forbes summarizes the Mac rumor mill.
- One rumor boasts that iMacs with 1.25-gigahertz processors and USB 2.0 ports are ready to hit the market any time, though many of the current models remain unsold. Others say updates to the Powerbook line are imminent, particularly to the midrange Powerbook model with the 15-inch screen. Specifics are hard to pin down, but rumors suggest that a slight increase in the screen size of that product may be in the offing. Yet another says that the next revision to Apple's operating system, Mac OS X version 10.3, aka Panther, will support wireless keyboards and mice, and that a wireless keyboard and mouse, using Bluetooth wireless technology, will become standard equipment for desktop models going forward. The next opportunity for a major product announcement will be the Apple Expo 2003 in Paris, which starts Sept. 16. Another event on Apple's radar screen is the Seybold conference in San Francisco, which starts Sept. 8.