Apple's 2008 Plan.. Your Thoughts, Additions, Alterations?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MetBook, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. MetBook macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Apple's 2008 Plan:

    1st Quarter: Macworld Excitement
    • Introduction of the MacBook Air (a new, thinner option for Apple fans; paving the way of the future for a more wireless MacBook)
    • AppleTV + iTunes
    • etc.

    2nd Quarter: Price Drops and Updates
    • Apple drops the prices on the MacBook Pro line and Apple Cinema Display
    • Apple introduces a silent update for the MacBook

    3rd Quarter: MacBook Pro and Apple Cinema Display
    • Apple introduces the new version of the MacBook Pro in June
    • The Apple Cinema Display line recieves a complete facelift

    4th Quarter: Christmas Gifts
    • The MacBook Air recieves a small price drop
    • The iPhone recieves a small price drop
    • The iPod Touch and iPod Nano recieve boosts in their capacity

    (With more funding for R&D) Things to expect for 2009:
    • Titanium MacBooks and the new iPhone
    • Induction charging is introduced for the iPod and iPhone
    • Apple Plasma Displays are inveiled
  2. trancepriest macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2007
    South Florida
    Apple markets the SSD MacBook Air to kids... calls it the MacBook Toddler and adds mickey mouse version and towards the end of the year... adds the sponge bob version.
  3. DOUGHNUT macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006
    are you talking about fiscal quarters or quarters as in jan to march = quarter 1, april to june = quarter 2 etc?

    i believe the iPhone will receive an update mid-year to include G3 networking and various other improvements (capacity increase for ex). don't think MacBook Pro will drop in price, but there will probably be a minor bump in specs before the major update in June. The iPod line will most likely be updated sometime in september as usual.
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Here's what I think (I'm just having fun with this)

    1st Quarter:

    Nothing else other than what we have already seen at MacWorld (similar to last year)


    MacBook will be updated a month or so before the MBP (perhaps in May)
    MBP will be redesigned near the same the it did last year (at or before WWDC)
    New ACDs at WWDC
    Something is changed on the MBA... price drop most likely
    iMac update to Penryn
    Mac Mini sees update as well


    New iPhone released in September or October along with new iPods
    MacPro update (either 3rd or 4th quarter depending on when Intel releases the fancy new stuff)


    MacBook Air price drop for the Holiday season
  5. Luis macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Costa Rica
    That made my day thanks. Especially after reading your thread.
  6. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

    Victor ch

    Jun 19, 2007
    San José, Costa Rica
    With more R&D in 2009 we will have the MacBook Air with built-in hovercraft engine and with a double clap will fly to you..... now that would be my ideal laptop. Just kidding :p My guesses for this year is a transition of their products towards their new design concepts [MacBook Air, iMac, iPhone etc) and some new fancies technologies.

  7. thinkband macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2007
    I would like to see Apple make their notebooks cheaper and more powerful, without leaving out the sexy looks.
  8. Mastamarek macrumors regular


    Dec 31, 2007
    Warsaw, Poland
    Macbook Air
    Macbook Pro - small update, new intel, bigger HD
    Macbook update

    Apple cinema display update
    Mac mini update

    Ipod update, mayby something new in iPod familly
    Macbook pro - Big update, it has to happen, mayby a new redesign
    New Macook aluminum
  9. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
  10. DOUGHNUT macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006
    Montevina is slated to be released in May, not mid-late 2008 which means MBP is going to receive major updates at WWDC

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