Any chance of Penryn in new iMac?

Sped

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May 30, 2003
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I was surfing a bit last night and wondered whether there's any chance the new iMacs might come with Penryn. That would be a fantastic reason to delay the release, but most places seem to think Penryn won't be available until the end of the year even though Intel said 2nd half 2007.

The reason I don't think Penryn would ship in the new iMac is it would make the new iMac faster than the Macbook Pro. Not that this hasn't happened in the past, but it tends not to be the case generally. Until recently, the pro laptop has been quicker than the iMac by a fair margin. Things could change, of course.

What do you think? Could Apple be waiting to pull a rabbit out of their hat with Penryn? Or is the design complete, and they're just waiting for the right marketing opportunity with regard to the iPhone or Leopard release?
 

superlatic

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Jun 17, 2007
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Leeds, UK
not just yet

I was surfing a bit last night and wondered whether there's any chance the new iMacs might come with Penryn. That would be a fantastic reason to delay the release, but most places seem to think Penryn won't be available until the end of the year even though Intel said 2nd half 2007.

The reason I don't think Penryn would ship in the new iMac is it would make the new iMac faster than the Macbook Pro. Not that this hasn't happened in the past, but it tends not to be the case generally. Until recently, the pro laptop has been quicker than the iMac by a fair margin. Things could change, of course.

What do you think? Could Apple be waiting to pull a rabbit out of their hat with Penryn? Or is the design complete, and they're just waiting for the right marketing opportunity with regard to the iPhone or Leopard release?
i rec penryn will be not this coming revision but the revision after that,
 

Sped

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I tend to agree with the previous posts, but I'm also skeptical that there would be any other major technical reason for the extended time between the last revision and now.

For those that mentioned Santa Rosa, Penryn is compatible with SR.