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With the arrival of the first PC Santa Rosa based laptops, several rumors have sprung up about expectations for Apple to follow suit.

A Page 2 Rumor from Gizmodo claims that a Santa Rosa-based MacBook Pro could be coming as early as next week. This "rumor" however is credited as "informed speculation" and cites a "channel partner" as the source. Historically, channel partners have had no inside knowlege of upcoming model refreshes from Apple, so this source is difficult to believe. Appleinsider, however posts claims that a Santa Rosa based MacBook Pro is expected in the "second quarter of the year with an 800MHz frontside bus and second generation Core 2 Duo mobile processors ranging up to 2.4GHz with 4MB of L2 cache

Meanwhile, CrunchGear counters this with a rumor claim of their own from their "source who works with Apple". According to their report, Santa Rosa based MacBooks will not be coming in the next few weeks or months. Instead, they claim that LED based laptops rumors are true and coming "in the next month". (Well, they actually say "OLED" but we presume they mistyped since there have been no OLED MacBook rumors).

While we have little historical context for CrunchGear's accuracy, their claim does correlate with ThinkSecret's claim that 15.4" LED MacBook Pros will be seen at WWDC (June 2007).
 

queshy

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Apple should jump on the bandwagon and ship a Santa rosa machine....it shouldn't let itself fall behind of the competition.
 
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dartzorichalcos

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It's just more rumors. So when will the MacBook will be updated? Late Summer? Before Holidays? I guess nobody really knows except for Apple.
 
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Watters

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I would think that the MB will be upgraded right after WWDC, but i have heard rummors as late as october... but i don't belive them. I wish they had updated the books now instead of waiting for WWDC :(
 
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dartzorichalcos

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I would think that the MB will be upgraded right after WWDC, but i have heard rummors as late as october... but i don't belive them. I wish they had updated the books now instead of waiting for WWDC :(

Why can't they just update the MacBook Pro and MacBook to Santa Rosa platform and LED displays at the same time at the WWDC.
 
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Whistleway

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Apple should jump on the bandwagon and ship a Santa rosa machine....it shouldn't let itself fall behind of the competition.

Really, why? The current line is just doing fine and they can get more profits as Intel will slash their non-SR chip prices..
 
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queshy

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Really, why? The current line is just doing fine and they can get more profits as Intel will slash their non-SR chip prices..

I guess you're right. But the problem is that a lot of apple fans won't want to buy "old" technology (not really "old", but tehres something newer and greater already out!)
 
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droz

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Why can't they just update the MacBook Pro and MacBook to Santa Rosa platform and LED displays at the same time at the WWDC.

I agree. No reason for them to not throw in the Santa Rosa chip at the same time they do the LED upgrade. It would be silly not to, considering every other laptop manufacturer has already announced their Santa Rosa lineup. I would bet on a refresh to the MBs (evidence seems especially supportive of the 15" MB Pro) at WWDC, if not before. :cool:
 
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Maccus Aurelius

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I see SR just quickly and quietly being slipped into the MB's and MBP's. No need to announce the arrival of something we already know about, and it's nice to have the surprise.
 
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amac4me

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My credit card is itching to buy a new MacBook Pro ... please something soon :)
 
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sjo

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Really, why? The current line is just doing fine and they can get more profits as Intel will slash their non-SR chip prices..

Because (at least where I live) the computer mags have been including macs in their comparison reviews after the switch to Intel. If Apple doesn't have anything new to offer when those comparisons are made there's two options: they can include an old model and get bad rep (old techonology at high price) or nothing at all, and that is not good option either.
 
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AidenShaw

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from your lips to steve's ear :)

I thought that it was a tongue in Steve's ear, or something like that.

 
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shawnce

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I agree. No reason for them to not throw in the Santa Rosa chip at the same time they do the LED upgrade. It would be silly not to, considering every other laptop manufacturer has already announced their Santa Rosa lineup.
One reason is what platform expert and driver changes need to be made so that Mac OS X can support the new hardware platform. It shouldn't be a lot of work but Apple may wait until Leopard to bring out the needed hardware support or they may bring it out with a 10.4 patch/update (I personally believe the latter).
 
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