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New Apple Laptop 'Confirmed' at Macworld San Francisco 2008?

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A BoyGeniusReport claims that Apple promised new laptops to bands performing at a holiday event reportedly hosted by Apple:
Apple had a recent holiday event where they had artists perform (some really big names, too), and they all did it for free! Why did they perform without being paid? Apple promised to give every performer and band member once of the new laptops they are coming out with at MacWorld! That’s all, folks!
The sources of this report are questionable at best, and are not likely in a position of knowing what products are being revealed at Macworld.

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mpw

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What utter-utter drivel. With all the 'rumors' already getting threads on the subject why another one based on such a nonsense story.

And the article link seems broke too.
 

evilyankeefan

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KT Tunstall must be kicking herself now. All she got when she performed in September was an iPod Touch. :)
 

Wayfarer

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I hope elevator pics are leaked soon... or it didn't happen. ;)

Furthermore, I hope these alleged laptops make teh Safari snappier.
 

Hmac

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Now what kind of laptop is it now...
Most likely, it's the new ultra-portable "thin" laptop that's been rumored for a couple of years. 64 gig HDD (flash) and no internal optical drive doesn't really appeal to me, but a lot of people want it and it will likely be a great addition to the category.

It might be a revamped MacBook/MacBook Pro lineup, but rumor has it the Intel chipset that supports mobile Penryn processors is delayed. Additionally, I'd question the need for revamping the laptop line. I suspect that given the pressing need for other Apple product line updates (Mac Pro, ACDs, iPhone, ultra-portable laptop, OS 10.5.2) that resources might be stretched a little thin, and especially that we've seen relatively recent upgrades (Santa Rosa, 2.6 coreDuo, LED backlighting, glossy screen).
 

Eidorian

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Most likely, it's the new ultra-portable "thin" laptop that's been rumored for a couple of years. 64 gig HDD (flash) and no internal optical drive doesn't really appeal to me, but a lot of people want it and it will likely be a great addition to the category.

It might be a revamped MacBook/MacBook Pro lineup, but rumor has it the Intel chipset that supports mobile Penryn processors is delayed. Additionally, I'd question the need for revamping the laptop line. I suspect that given the pressing need for other Apple product line updates (Mac Pro, ACDs, iPhone, ultra-portable laptop, OS 10.5.2) that resources might be stretched a little thin, and especially that we've seen relatively recent upgrades (Santa Rosa, 2.6 coreDuo, LED backlighting, glossy screen).
But which laptop does this rumor confirm? :D

Do not speak his name here! ;)
It's not the first time.
 

Spades

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I think we have a new noun.

Dvorak (n): A vapid story concerning technology or technology companies, often highly speculative or weakly sourced, posted for the purpose of generating traffic to the poster's website.

I actually like the guy, but it fits. :p
 

bc008

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too bad i used all my money on a lcd tv :(

i really think there is no denying that a new laptop will come out
 

EagerDragon

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Sounds like cow manure and smells like it too.

Most performers would IMHO prefer a full capable laptop and can afford to buy one. I would think that they would prefer to work for cash instead of laptops.

How do you give 15% of a laptop to your agent?

Where these performers come from? A soup kitchen?
:eek:
 

VolceOntra

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Sounds like cow manure and smells like it too.

Most performers would IMHO prefer a full capable laptop and can afford to buy one. I would think that they would prefer to work for cash instead of laptops.

How do you give 15% of a laptop to your agent?

Where these performers come from? A soup kitchen?
:eek:

Well you also get a closer relation to Apple this way.

Some people don't always think in dollars.
 

Manatee

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It's the update to the MacBook Pro, with the redesigned FW800 port that you'll be able to update to 3.2GBit at a later date. For $1.99. :)
 

AJ Muni

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I've been following BGR for some time now, and they are pretty accurate. The sites main editor, is good friends with famous dj/music producer "Jus Blaze", who I'm pretty sure must have spinned at the party. They have hosted numerous events together, the last being the blackberry curve launch party. They have always been dead on with blackberry/handheld device rumors. Obviously it's completely different with apple, but then again, weren't we all expecting new notebooks at MW?
 

johnpaul191

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this is a VERY page 2 rumor. Why would Apple tell inside secrets to performers? Apple has the money to pay any performer they could ever want, so why would they change their business model for some unnamed performers and risk leaked info.
If it was some huge performer that would only play with some Apple-gear bribe, that news would have leaked. If it was a huge performer, they also can probably afford to buy this new machine when it comes out since they are not getting it till it (almost) ships anyway.
 
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