We’ve all seen this before.  Leading up to a hardware refresh, little things start happening that seem to indicate that a release will come any…minute..now.  Todays news is that 10.5.7 has kext files referring to Intel Nahalem (Core i7) processors (via AI)  This would seem to indicate that Apple’s hardware refresh will happen in concert with 10.5.7.   Nahalem chips are likely to be the muscle (CPU) behind Apple’s next generation Mac Pros.

This is just the latest of many signs.  NVIDIA iMac and Mini driver popped up at the beginning of the year – and videos of possible new Mac Mini hardware surfaced last week.   Don’t forget that Apple’s 20-inch Cinema Displays were recently EOL’d without a replacement named.

Plus we’d heard a few weeks ago, along with others, conveniently, that ‘Late March’ was the target for a hardware event.  Last year Apple had its enterprise iPhone event on March 6th – something to consider only if you believe Apple is moving to a yearly update schedule.


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