Originally posted by wizard69
I see things a bit differrently
, with in a month or two we should be able to pick up 3GHz G5's or something very close to 3GHz.
Like say the 2.6 ghz G5 being introduced tomorrow
WWDC will be where new technology is introduced, a faster 970 is NOT new technology from the perspective of WWDC.
I have always thought that the WWDC was more of a software event that a hardware event, and Apple can't introduce "new technology" processors before IBM can ship them
At WWDC we should see the announcement of a Power 5 derived processor with multi threaded capabilities.
A few months too early maybe?
Part of the announcement will of course be the software support to exploit that capability.
Think about what WWDC has always been about, it is a conference for developers, at this point the G5 is a has been from their perspective.
Not quite. I bet a lot of developers are still working hard on optimizing their current software for the 970, and there are always things to learn at the WWDC that can help them on the way to faster 970 optimized code. And the 970 is a preview of the technology to come in the next 9xx series processor, so saying that it is a "has been" is taking it a little to far I think. Nobody will go crazy about a 3 ghz G5 being introduced at the WWDC, but I bet people will be pleased with the upgrade.
Developers will be the first to be introduced to new technology.
History has shown that this isn't always true, and I bet that important developers of software and accessories probably have information about and test models in their labs long before the public even knows about it.
Now it would be interesting to see 64 bit OS/X introduced then also. IF that happens then they are farther along than I suspected.
Farther along than everybody suspects I think.
In any event expect additions to OS/X to allow multiprogramming and other technologies to exist on the platoform (with Apples ease of use).