For a brief time on Thursday night, Apple Computer Inc. reportedly posted information on its Web site detailing the company’s next generation computer, known as the G5. While the information has since been removed, the company wasn’t quick enough as Mac enthusiasts and Web sites across the Web captured images of the pages.
The specs posted to the company’s Web site list the G5 as being available in three speeds: 1.6GHz, 1.8GHz and a dual 2GHz with up to a 1GHz processor bus; up to 8GB of DDR SDRAM; Fast Serial ATA hard drives; AGP 8X Pro graphics options from Nvidia or ATI; three PCI or PCI-X expansion slots; three USB 2.0 ports; one FireWire 800 and two FireWire 400 ports; and optical and analog audio in and out.
The machines will reportedly also be Bluetooth and AirPort Extreme ready when they ship to consumers.
A new desktop machine based on IBM’s 970 processor was anticipated during company CEO Steve Jobs’ opening keynote of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The conference opens Monday June 23 with Jobs addressing developers and press at 10:00 am.
Originally slated for May 19-23, 2003 in San Jose, the conference was moved to June 23-27 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco in order to provide developers with a more complete preview release of Panther, the next major release of Mac OS X.
Contacted by MacCentral, Apple had no comment.