more negative news on the supposed new macbook.
while brand-new products usually get the special event treatment, it isn't necessarily a requirement. the current macbook line was launched in may 2006 without any glitzy unveiling to the press, just simply an update to the store and to apple's front page.Hi guys, Chris from MFM here.
The point of the post is that there is a pattern to new Apple releases of significance, such as a possible MacBook Thin or Nano would have. That's the type of thing that would usually get a demo from Steve with an auduence of journalists.
That doesn't mean any product speed bumps are ruled out. Those are done pretty quietly these days and could happen anytime.
As to the OS question, Leopard is pretty much what was shown at WWDC '06. Secret features were advertised and never materialized. Some suspected that there were some new ones, but again, Steve would have done a demo of them last Tuesday of they were big enough to merit it.
I wonder if the average consumer is savvy enough to realize this though. If you want an Apple notebook, and you have less than $1800, you only have one option.If this is true, expect MacBook sales to start dropping this Xmas season. GMA950/Napa just cannot compete with X3100/Santa Rosa.
The average customer probably won't know the minutia of it all, but I'm sure they'd be able to figure out that the macbooks have an older processor (I'm sure they'd ask a tech friend to tell them more about it too).I wonder if the average consumer is savvy enough to realize this though. If you want an Apple notebook, and you have less than $1800, you only have one option.