WWDC Product Releases? [Updated]
With Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference approaching (June 28th), speculation has been building with respect to new product releases at the conference. As a developer's conference, however, consumer product introductions are the exception rather than the rule. Of course, last year Apple did introduce the PowerMac G5 at WWDC.
Apple has confirmed that Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4) will be previewed at the conference. Only a few details about Tiger has been leaked.
Long awaited, and long rumored display upgrades are said to be imminent. Specs have been posted offering sizes ranging from 20" to 30". The new displays are described to adopt an aluminum design to match the current PowerMac line.
Pricing is said to top out at $2999 for the 30" model.
Reports continue to indicate that the next iMac revision will sport a G5 processor.
A newer report has claimed that the new iMac will have a case redesign and incorporate a wireless keyboard and mouse.
Update: Appleinsider posts a possible description of the case design of the new iMac -- described as a "pizza box" with motherboard vertically mounted behind the display.
Update 2: One report suggests that hangable display and G5 iMac are one in the same.
Update 3: CBS Marketwatch reports:
Merrill Lynch analyst Steven Milunovich released a research note saying he believes Apple will unveil a new iMac at the company's developers conference in San Francisco next week. Milunovich also raised his price target on Apple to $39 from $32 a share.
Whispers continue to trickle in about a more ambitious project at Apple... with seemingly related information coming in from various sources. Again, not many details are available, but reports of hangable and interactive displays are keeping things interesting.
Other unconfirmed whispers include a partnership with TiVO and possible confirmation of recent speculation of AirTunes enabled iPod technology.
At this point, we've heard that Apple will not be broadcasting the keynote speech to Apple Stores as has been done in the past.