I had the opportunity over Thanksgiving to speak with a friend of mine who works for Apple as well as a friend who works for nVidia (in a seperate discussion) to casually discuss some of the rumors going around this site... Actually, i didn't mention the site, just said it like I knew the buzz. Ha. They both listened. The nVidia guy (he works there) said he didn't know much to confirm or deny anything, but knew there was a big stir of people he knows at Apple that have to work through Christmas to get "products" ready for the Apple Expo (MacWorld). That's all he really gave me. The Apple guy said that January was going to be big. Real big. He didn't say what exactly was going out, but did mention his Apple stock portfolio (apparently he gets a 15% discount) and that it would be really good on his porfolio for the January release. I know this information is not enough to throw a bone at, but I thought I'd share it anyway. I got a smile from the Apple guy when I talked about how I thought the MacWorld keynote would go... I mentioned Mac Mini Upgrade (or replacement) mac pro Upgrade (redesign / processor upgrade) MacBook Upgrade (thin, iPhone-like) iPhone/iPod Touch SDK It was only after I had mentioned the above that he gave me a smile and told me it was going to be "big." He then admitted that they keep a lot of information internal to prevent leaks, but they do have a little internal rumor mill (more like little announcements) of their own, but even that stays pretty tight. I didn't know if this would help anyone, but feel free to make your own predictions (i could be way off). Either way, it's going to be big according to someone from Apple. And when someone from Apple says something like that, then... well, not sure, but hey... it's a good sign we may be getting some new MacPros. (i think I'll also be flying out to the MacWorld conf to pick it up).