MacBook Shipments Have Begun?

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    Barrons reports on an analyst note from Citigroup's Richard Gardner who claims to have received confirmation that new MacBooks are shipping.

    The report cites "field checks" as the source of the information and describes the new MacBooks with a "very thin aluminum casing, an LED-backlit display and an aggressive entry-level price point."

    This description matches many of the circulating rumors, including photos that claimed to depict the new MacBook. Also, the "aggressive" price point could also represent the lower margins that Apple predicted for future quarters during their Q3 2008 Financial Results. At that time, Apple described a "future product transition" which could impact margins.

    The most recent claims have pinpointed October 14th as the possible day for the MacBook release.

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    WOW. MacBooks coming soon! Can't wait, come on Apple! :apple:
    +1 Aluminum
    +1 LED backlit display
    +1 Agressive Price Point

    October 14th here we come, or perhaps even earlier?
     
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    HOOAH

    been waiting for these to replace my girlfiriends G3 iBook!
     
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    born4sky

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    If price is really that aggressive I might consider one for my self, will be good birthday gift
     
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    More importantly, if that is true than iMac can't be far behind... Mobile chipsets...
     
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    I just pee'd a little. That's awesome!...If true...
     
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    cant wait to see them! may sell my iMac to get one.... love the newest stuff.
     
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    i just think the aluminum is a bad idea because it will cut down on wifi reception. that's all
     
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    good point.

    my wife's iBook G4 gets far better wireless reception then my iMac or iPhone.
     
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    mattwolfmatt

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    I misread...I thought you wrote "been waiting for these to replace my girlfriend." Nice. Inappropriate, but nice.
     
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    I've been so skeptical these days about all things Apple, I guess it's the lack of Steve's distortion field in the last few events... Anyway, I digress:

    1) But still lame drives that won't burn DVDs on the entry level machine

    2) Crappy onboard graphics card


    So I might just wait until January to get the new MBPs...

    Btw, by "agressive pricing" I think they mean they'll cut like US$100 from the price, and will get all fanboys shouting how good Steve is to the poor mortals.
     
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    October 14th?!

    YAY new MacBooks!!

    But I'm curious: Do things usually ship a whole month before their release?! That seems so early... Maybe some MacBooks before October 14th!? :)
     
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    same with 1st gen iphone and 2nd gen iphone. i just don't like when function sacrifices for aesthetics.
     
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    I hope the basic price is below $999, the current average for a laptop is $700.
     
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    I hope not... I wouldn't consider a $100 price cut to qualify as "aggressive pricing"... Anyway, less is good.
     
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    no doubt apple's aggressive pricing = $50 cheaper... woop :rolleyes:
     
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    It seems odd that they would be shipping a month before release. How much can we rely on the source?
     
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    Wait...Apple makes computers? Really? Since when?
     
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    Pleeease let the MBPs be updated at the same time!
     
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    Well, considering the fact that the new iPod Touch went down $100 for a $400 device--I think that was pretty aggressive for a new model.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    I'm surprised about the agreesive price point. That is awesome if true.
     
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    The idea that they're shipping now makes no sense unless they're announced tomorrow.
     

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