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Further stirring the recent rumors that Apple is holding new hardware refreshes until after OS X Lion launches in July, a new report claims that “all new next-gen” Mac Pros and Mac minis are coming by the end of July or the first week of August, packing Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt I/O ports.
MacRumors is reporting that CNet reporter Brian Tong has spilled the beans on “all new” next generation Mac Pros and Mac minis which are scheduled to arrive after the introduction of OS X Lion next month. Tong accurately predicted that new iMacs would arrive at the “end of April or first week of May” and right on schedule, we saw their release in the first week of May.
Tong announced the news in a pair of Twitter posts, indicating that the source of his information is the same as it was for the iMac updates -- which means if you’re in the market for a new Mac Pro or Mac mini, you’d do well to hold off until August.
“EXCLUSIVE: My sources tell me ALL NEW Next-Gen Mac Pros and Mac minis will launch either end of July first week of August,” Tong’s first tweet reads.
“August more likely, Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt on both,” the followup tweet reveals. “NO details for specs or configurations given. DO NOT BUY! WAIT for the new Macs!”
With Apple having already unleashed Sandy Bridge-powered, Thunderbolt-packing MacBook Pros and iMacs in the first half of the year and a MacBook Air refresh rumored to also arrive after the release of OS X Lion, it would seem that Apple plans to have the entire Mac line updated with the new technology by the end of the summer. We’ll all know soon enough!
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(Image courtesy of MacRumors)