updated 09:50 pm EST, Mon March 2, 2009
Tuesday iMac, mini launch?
Leaked part numbers and several rumors suggest that Apple is ready to release new iMacs and Mac minis on Tuesday. French Mac-enthusiast site MacBidouille has posted four new iMac product model numbers, with MB417 representing the 20-inch entry-level system featuring a 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo CPU and 2GB of RAM, while MB418 and MB419 designate the mid-range 24-inch systems with options for 2.66GHz or 2.93GHz Core 2 Duo processors and 4GB of RAM, and MB420 references the high-end 24-inch model with a 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo CPU and 4GB of RAM.
The site also claims the entry-level Mac mini will carry a product number of MB463 and offer a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor and 1GB of RAM, while the high-end Mini, with a yet-unknown Core 2 Duo processor, will be labeled MB 464.
An image posted on the Dutch site OneMoreThing allegedly shows the retail packaging for a Mac mini, with features matching an earlier photo leak and video. The device features five USB ports, a Mini DisplayPort and a FireWire 800 port. [via AppleInsider]