WWDC 2006: Steve Jobs Announces New Products – Part 1 of 3

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San Francisco, August 7, 2006 (PodTech News) Apple Computer Chairman and CEO Steve Jobs kicked off the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) at Moscone West in San Francisco before a packed convention hall expecting major announcements regarding the company’s line of computers, software and the iPod. The proceedings began with Jobs introducing Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller to unveil the Mac Pro, a replacement for the G5.

New Mac Pro:

Intel Xeon Woodcrest Processor

3GHz Quad Processor

128 Vector Engine

2X Faster than Quad G5

Dual optical drives

Standard configuration $2499.00

Ships today

Standard configuration:

1GB Ram

250 GB Hard Drive


16x SuperDrive


New Xserve:

3GHz 1u Quad Xeon

5x Faster than G5 based Xserve

Redundant power supply

2.25TB of storage

Ships in October with standard configuration starting at $2999.00

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