There is every reason in the world that this could be fake, but it won't hurt to go ahead and put those Powerbooks on eBay. Dated June 7th, this press release talks about 'Powerbook G5' models, with faster processors (duh) and better screens, still inside an aluminum case. We'll reproduce the text after the jump, but you can look at the 'Google Cache' on this guy's website for signs it's a spoof. (Thanks, Art!)

Update: So yeah, not likely. Lots of you have pointed out good reasons why this isn't legit, but I've copied the most comprehensive from reader 'John' below the press release after the jump.

Apple Announces PowerBook G5 for August Availibility
The Highly Anticipitated G5 Portables are Here, Featuring Low-power G5 Processors and HD Screens Across the Line

CUPERTINO, California—June 7, 2005—Apple today announced the upcoming availibility of it's highly anticipitated PowerBook G5 line of personal computers, featuring low-power G5 cores running up to 2.3 GHz, with 12, 15, and 17 inch high definition widescreen displays, all enclosed in a thin aluminum shell. The super-powerful notebook computer outperforms the leading PC notebooks by up to 35 percent.*

The PowerBook G5's blazingly fast PowerPC G5 processor makes it the ideal computer for professional work on the go. "The PowerBook G5 is not only one of the coolest looking personal computers on the planet, it's also the fastest portable computer available." said Philip Schiller, Apple s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "We think it was worth the wait." With powerful Radeon Mobility x-Series video cards standard across the line, and high speed 400MHz DDR2 RAM, the new PowerBooks can handle everything from 3-way H.264 video chats in iChat AV to professional graphics applications such as Shake 4 and Final Cut Pro 5 with ease.

The new high definition widescreen displays give you all the working space you need to watch and edit high definition video without hooking up an external display. All models will ship with Apple's new Mac OS 10.4 Tiger preinstalled. Best of all, this power is available at prices starting at just $1,699.

Pricing & Availibility
The new PowerBook G5 line will be available in August through The Apple Store (www.apple.com), at Apple's retail stores and Apple Autorized Resellers in four standaIrd configurations.

The 1.8 GHz, 12-inch PowerBook G5, for a suggested retail price of $1699 (US), includes:

a 1440x900 HD widescreen LCD;
a Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
512MB of 400MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
ATI Radeon Mobility x300 64MB video card;
AirPort Extreme wireless networking and internal Bluetooth 2.0;
DVI, VGA, S-video and composite video support;
two USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire 400;
optional backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor; and
an 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.
The 2.0 GHz, 15-inch PowerBook G5, for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US), includes:

a 1680x1050 HD widescreen LCD;
a Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
512MB of 400MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
ATI Radeon Mobility x600 128MB video card;
AirPort Extreme wireless networking and internal Bluetooth 2.0;
DVI, VGA, S-video and composite video support;
three USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire 400, FireWire 800
backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor; and
an 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.
The 2.3 GHz, 15-inch PowerBook G5, for a suggested retail price of $2,299 (US), includes:

a 1680x1050 HD widescreen LCD;
a 16x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD R/CD-RW);
512MB of 400MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
128MB ATI Radeon Mobility x600 video card (256MB optional);
AirPort Extreme wireless networking and internal Bluetooth 2.0;
DVI, VGA, S-video and conposite video support;
three USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire 400, FireWire 800;
backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor; and
an 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.
The 2.3 GHz, 17-inch PowerBook G5, for a suggested retail price of $2,899 (US), includes:

a 1920x1200 HD widescreen LCD;
a 16x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD R/CD-RW);
1GB of 400MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
256MB ATI Radeon Mobility x600 video card;
AirPort Extreme wireless networking and internal Bluetooth 2.0;
DVI, VGA, S-video and conposite video support;
three USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire 400, FireWire 800;
backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor; and
an 100GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.
*Based on a series of 12 common actions in Adobe Photoshop CS

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

The 'Google Cache' [Mac]

I don't buy that "cache" announcing the G5 PowerBook for a second. The most convincing error for me is that the first sentence incorrectly uses "it's", but you might be more convinced by the following: - Google cache pages use valid URLs, not "http://64.233.167.104.search.q[...]" - The typography and CSS IDs are completely different from current Apple PR. - The descriptive paragraph lacks an "About Apple" heading.

Compared to the last PowerBook press release, which is here:
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/jan/31powerbook.html

...we learn:
- The alleged release's URL style is different.
- The alleged release's press contacts are different.
- The trademark line on the alleged release:
"Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iTunes and iPod are trademarks of Apple...."
versus the legit PowerBook release:
"Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS, PowerBook, SuperDrive, AirPort, iLife, iTunes, iPod, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, Safari, Sherlock, QuickTime, iCal, Apple Store and FireWire are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple..."

Apple neglecting to note that the word "PowerBook" is trademarked in a PowerBook press release? Not bloody likely!