Nehalem Xeons, available March 30th

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  1. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They're actually showing up in stores now, so expect a March Mac Pro RELEASE.
     
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  4. robinp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes hopefully

    assuming Apple don't hang around like they did with the quad-core xeons. It does seem like an end of feb/beginning of march event with all the desktop macs being updated with imminent (within a couple of weeks) shipping is possible.
     
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    YEAHHHH!
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Disclaimer: I mean, expect a March announcement with a June release.

    And you're not getting Snow Leopard preinstalled.

    Pessimisman to the rescue!
     
  7. robinp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    def... I'm getting really rather fed up with my quad core first gen mac pro. Pretty slow doing some things I'm having to do. Sigh
     
  8. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Whoa there. The release is being suggested as March 29th. Apple have released 6-8 weeks after release dates.
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    And March is 6-8 weeks from now. They're in stores... NOW... therefore released.
     
  10. robinp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They will never intentionally announce an update to an existing product two months before being able to sell them. Would cannibalise existing product too much
     
  11. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    No. Some stores claim they have them in stock. Fudzilla say the official release date is March 29th. I really wouldn't expect to hear anything from Apple until mid may at the earliest.
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I'm usually the one making your argument here, but...

    *coughiPhone3Gcough*

    They took the iPhone off the market for two months, even before announcing the 3G.

    Also, if you wanted the 8800 GT in the Penryn Mac Pro, you had to wait two months. So they'll be available for ordering in March and delivery in June.
     
  13. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    History shows this is not the case for the Mac Pro. Forget about a couple of products that had unique situations.
     
  14. robinp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    With all respect, I don't think either of those two are good examples. For a start with the iPhone that was more about miscalculating demand and winding up manufacturing prior to launching the new model. It was important for them to sell all remaining stock and the discounts on the old models sold WAY better than any of them expected.

    As for the 8800, it is small-ish upgrade to a product and wouldn't have held up sales massively due to it not being available.

    If some stores have stock of it now, it leads me to think that Intel are going for a hard launch - real product and in decent quantities when announced. I suspect Apple would be an ideal launch partner.
     
  15. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Hey... give an old pessimist a chance to dream...:(

    You're right, of course.
     
  16. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    It's ok, you just got excited at some real information :p
     
  17. robinp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    there are actually a few examples of apple releasing products before Intel announce them, but noticeably not many I can think of where they announce on the same day.
     

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