updated 02:45 pm EDT, Thu August 3, 2006
WWDC 64-bit Macs
Just as the World Wide Developer Conference rumor mill is starting to reach a fever pitch, a seemingly authentic photo of one of the banners Apple will use at the annual developer conference has surfaced on the Internet today. The information found in the photo is far from complete, but it contains strong indications of what Steve Jobs will discuss in his keynote speech on Monday. One expected revelation is that OS X Leopard, the next version of Apple's operating system, will run 64-bit code natively - possibly without separate 32-bit and 64-bit versions, as Windows requires. Additionally, the banner suggests that the Mac Pro (the heavily-rumored Intel replacement for the Power Mac) may not be as dramatic redesign as many had once thought. Click the article title for the full photo.