Originally thought to be for next-generation Mac Pros, part numbers leaked earlier this week now appear to be for Apple’s upcoming MacBook and Mac mini refresh — quashing rumors that the white MacBook will be laid to rest.
A source for 9to5 Mac has provided “some new information” which has helped clarify which machines these part number actually relate to.
“MC914LL/A – J59, BEST – USA” is said to be a new white MacBook, which is expected to boast Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge processors and the company’s high-speed Thunderbolt technology — features which were recently introduced to Apple’s MacBook Pro and iMac lineups.
Additionally, there are three part numbers that are associated with the Mac mini, according to 9to5 Mac. One of which is said to be a standard Mac mini, one a server model, and the third a build-to-order option:
MC936LL/A – J40, ULTIMATE – USA – Mac mini Server
MC815LL/A – J40I, BETTER – USA – Mac mini standard configuration
MC816LL/A – J40, BEST – USA Faster Mac mini (likely BTO)
The other part numbers, which are associated with MacBook Airs, are correct.
Despite this, an update to Apple’s Mac Pros is still expected to drop very soon. The high-end machine hasn’t been refreshed for over a year now, and recent speculation has suggested new 16-core machines will launch later this month or early next month.