If you've seen the pics of the purported next-generation iPhone built from allegedly leaked parts, you probably noticed it looks a whole lot like the iPhone 4/4S. While this may seem to poke at the persistent rumors of a Steve-overseen overhaul of the 5-year-old handset, the idea that Apple needed to ditch its glass-and-metal enclosure to transform the iPhone was always a bit farfetched.
Can it really be 15 months since the Mac Pro was last updated? The familiar hulking frame is even more long in the tooth, having been largely unchanged since the Power Mac G5 was introduced in the summer of 2003 -- several lifetimes in computer years. While Apple remains mum on the prospect of a new Mac Pro, there’s some evidence to support that refreshed hardware is still on the boards in Cupertino.
Our art director, Robin, rocks a tricked-out Mac Pro at work, but at
home her trusty steed is a Power Mac G5. Compared to her work machine,
the 6-year-old G5 could qualify for Social Security benefits, but it’s
still trucking along, after previous upgrades to the RAM and hard drive.
however, the SuperDrive stopped reading DVDs. And poor Robin worried
this might be the final warning sign that her Mac isn’t long for this
world. After all, a friend of hers bought the same one at the same
time, and that G5 suffered a fatal frying of the logic board and went
up to that great server farm in the sky.