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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by VirtualRain, Dec 21, 2009.
While this does not specifically mention Gulftown, it seems like a possibility...
No. Apple isn't going to CES?
I don't think that stops Apple from announcing product updates.
If Gulftown is announced at CES by Intel, and if Apple get's an exclusive on the product for a month or so, then it would seam Apple would have to announce new Mac Pro's at CES... but that's a lot of if's.
Gulftown is going to have a March release. These January processors are all Clarkdale and Arrandale.
Apple won't be at CES.
At any rate, a Mac Pro announced at a Consumer Electronics show? Not likely.
True for the Intel launch. I still think February will be Mac Pro launch month. January sounds early but not impossible.
I'm lost why Apple would have to do anything.
Because Intel will cease production of currently used chips - as they have EOL'd the current Mac Pro's ethernet chip. Apple have then to move to whatever Intel are producing...
I would assume that Apple would have enough to continue producing the Mac Pro for a couple weeks. There is no reason why it has to be announced at CES or the week of CES, the reality points to something later down the road in January at the notebook even, if the chips are even out by then. Whatever the case, CES seems out of the question IMO.
This is reasonable with the previous information that Apple is to obtain the chips prior to the official release.
My guess would be January 2010 when the CPU supplies reach the assembly plant, then a month or so to get enough assembled, packaged,... to create enough stock to begin shipping orders.
I always thought the CES launch was limited to Arrandale and Clarkdale.
I suppose you are all right... move along, nothing to see here.
Dashed your hopes... Sorry.
But it does look as if the Gulftowns will arrive fairly soon, assuming Apple really has made a deal with Intel (no reason to doubt this, especially as it's happened before), and there's no snags in manufacturing.
Based on the presumption the CPU's are literally in transit to the assembly plant now (or about to), assembly and packaging starts in January, and build up enough stock to ship in February 2010.