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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mr. Funk, Jun 23, 2008.
Wait, how are these other companies getting systems out before Apple? I thought Intel gave them first dibs?
Keep in mind these laptops aren't available yet.
Per the article... the chipset isn't ready yet. It slipped schedule. The CPU chips are... but you still need the chipset before you can make the new laptops.
I sometimes wish Apple hasn't used Intel and still had PowerPC so that the other guys won't get the new processors first and PowerPC was more mysterious in terms in processor upgrades.
"The delayed silicon includes the "GM" chipset that includes Intel integrated graphics. This will be released in early August."
I think this is what we are waiting for to go in the new Macbooks
True, but it is looking like you can buy the CPU's already (according to the article). So it shouldn't be much longer for ODM's that aren't relying on IGP.
There's nothing wrong with showing off your designs based on preliminary stocks. These stories don't mean that the hardware is available today. It's just a picture of things to come.
Yup. MacBook Pros could see a release virtually anytime now.
Last I checked, tomorrow is a Tuesday.
Most other manufacturers who release their montevina laptops before apple do will be doing so with minimum hardware compatibility testing on the final batch of processors. I assume apple will be doing more testing and will probably be behind the first laptops by something between 2-4 weeks at the very least.
well with this news is there really a point in waiting anymore?
Why is Tuesday Apple's favourite day to update Macs?
Because he takes Steve six days to make a computer, and then he rests.
So as not to confuse the God of silly Christians with himself, Steve took Tuesday as the true Sabbath Day.
*Note: This post is entirely in jest and is not meant to be serious at all. Steve is NOT a deity (despite what some may believe).
Plus, Apple doesn't always get first dibs, quite often we see some new stuff shipping in other PCs before Apple.
Apple needs a lot higher volume than some other companies, the laptops are probably running about a 700k-million/month.
Other companies tend to add new stuff, so them going out of stock isn't a huge deal on a new chipset/CPU. For Apple it hurts since they replace entire product lines.
So if they hit volume targets, Apple can jump in otherwise they need to wait for the ramp up.
We haven't had a single rumor pointing towards a near release of new MBP's, so it's probably not gonna happen anytime soon.
The imacs had no forewarning at all until a few days before their update, if I recall correctly.
That said, I don't expect it till early august, like most people.
edit: vvvvv I meant the update in May, but that's also pretty impressive on apple's part.
The redesign last year was speculated about a week before the release.