Mockup of 24 and 27-inch Cinema LED Display
According to macrumors.com Apple may be ready to release a new 2560 by 1440 pixels, 27-inch 16:9 widescreen LED Cinema Display as early as tomorrow. Also rumored to be updated at the same time are the Mac Pro and the iMac, and also possibly the long awaited “Magic Trackpad” may be released.
Appleinsider.com first reported the 27-inch LED Cinema Display and Mac Pro in March of 2010 – http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/18/apple_preps_27_inch_led_cinema_display_dodeca_core_mac_pro.html .
Apple Insider – “The 5600 series will be available within the next 45 days in 2.66, 2.8, 2.93, and 3.33GHz configurations, ranging in price from $996 to $1663 in lots of 1000. These new 32 nanometer chips have 12MB of L3 cache, and 6 cores with 12 threads for each CPU. Apple typically bundles the most affordable of these pricey multi-core chips into its standard dual-processor model, offering the higher frequency chips as build-to-order options.
Still, there have been persistent rumors (1, 2, 3) that Apple would abandon its Xeon strategy and adopt two of Intel’s $999 3.33GHz Core i7-980X Extreme Edition uniprocessor chips for a 12-core Mac Pro. However, Intel clearly lists this chip as uniprocessor model, meaning the Mac maker would need to adopt a dual motherboard strategy to make that happen.”
A lot can happen in four months though so we will just have to see what happens in the next couple of days.