If the rumors concerning the release of the 970 on Apple's desktop by the fall are correct, how low will it take before they make their way to the laptops? Will Apple release a desktop version of the 970 and a laptop version simultaneously? Or will Apple introduce a new version of its laptop lineup during MWSF 2004? Here's my thought: The release of the 12-inch and 17-inch PowerBooks probably means that Apple won't just jettison the G4 PowerBook lineup within 9 months. I can't imagine that Apple would put a new 970 processor in the PowerBooks but stick with the same form and design. However, Steve did call this "The Year of the Laptop", so what other surprises are lurking out there?