MyfirstMac: No new Macbooks this year

CalBoy

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Don't give that article any attention. The last four updates to the macbook(all of them in fact) occurred without any special event, and were in close proximity to other Apple events.

I'm currently putting my money on the next updates for November 13th or 14th.
 

juxtaposer

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No surprise here, just reaffirming what we already knew. No major new updates this year, but I still see at least a speed-bump of the Macbook happening very soon indeed.
 

jackc

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Maybe he's right, but I love how everyone likes to put forth their opinion as fact, look at the headline.
 

thasan

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Maybe he's right, but I love how everyone likes to put forth their opinion as fact, look at the headline.
he is not certainly right with this one:
think we are just going to get the OS we saw 15 months ago at WWDC '06.

:confused::confused:
 

CalBoy

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he is not certainly right with this one:
think we are just going to get the OS we saw 15 months ago at WWDC '06.

:confused::confused:
I think he's referring to the fact that Leopard was first revealed at WWDC 06.
 

Chris K

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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.
 

Bilvox

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Well, I think all of this should be taken as rumor and not guaranteed fact.. its all speculation - like much of what we do here.
BUT to rule out nothing until January is a bit brazen I think.
First of all yes their marketing push will be primary the OS, but then don't forget the holidays marketing which will be centered around the various ipods etc, so why not speed bumps to products to help entice buyers.. like us? ;-)
Im just saying... never say never ;-)

~bv:apple:

 

siurpeeman

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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.
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.

regarding leopard's secret features, one could argue the new finder (with the inclusion of cover flow viewing) and stacks qualify as "secret" features. even quicklook, which wasn't exactly secret, could be considered another feature since it wasn't touted as being one until this year's wwdc.
 

Ken Wind

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If this is true, expect MacBook sales to start dropping this Xmas season. GMA950/Napa just cannot compete with X3100/Santa Rosa.
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.
 

byakuya

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I am not so sure about the no updates for Macbook statement either...
I think there will be at least a speed bump for the Macbooks.
They aren't really priced competitively at the moment...

Besides there was an update to C2D last November also which was a rather major update in my opinion.

byakuya
 

CalBoy

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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.
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).
 

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