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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bubbagumpshrimp, Jun 1, 2009.
I'm curious to know what you think will happen (if anything) at apples keynote.
Something is definitely going to change. I am the director of purchasing for an authorized reseller and my product rep called me this morning to tell me nothing is shipping direct from Apple for the next 4 weeks, all my purchases would have to be done through distribution.
Do you know what WWDC is? Any idea?
The way my rep spoke, more of an insinuation rather than an outright statement, was that there was going to be some sort of new MacBook, there would be no availability on the current aluMB/MBP for the next 4 weeks. That could, however, be due to either a hardware or software change; possibly OS 10.6 shipping on all new models.
Yes, it's the show where Apple intends to reveal the iPhone Nano.
There, I said it.
According to the wiki Apple has released hardware at WWDC before. Why wouldn't they now?
Not laptops. And not when there was nothing with which to update them.
Well lets say they do nothing to the hardware, wouldn't you think its reasonable to believe that they could do some price adjusting? I could see apple bumping the specs a bit on the processor.
Fair enough. But the white macbook just got updated. I can't see Apple keeping the aluminum macbook with specs below that of the white macbook. WWDC seems as good a time as any to announce an upgrade. Don't you think it has to happen? Or do you just think it wont happen there?
I don't expect anything at WWDC.
That being said I expect updates sometime afterwards (or maybe the week before).
Such updates include:
Rumored aluminum MacBook name change to "MacBook Pro"
CPU: 1.87/2.13 GHz (MacBook Air), 2.13/2.53 GHz (13" MacBook Pro), 2.53/2.8/(3.07) GHz (15"/17" MacBook Pro)
RAM: 4 GB on low-end 15" MacBook Pro, 8 GB BTO
GPU: GeForce GT100 series
Others: Maybe resolution increase, probably new battery across the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lineups
If the white MacBook is killed, the unibodies will have a price drop.
If the white MacBook becomes the MacBook and the unibodies become little "Pro"s like some people are insanely thinking, prices will stay the same.
They CAN'T bump the processor. Nothing exists to BUMP it to!
And what would it matter, eh? Less than .2 GHz is absolutely meaningless. You can't notice it. The next real update will be Clarksfield or Arrandale.
The significance of an update is not wholly dependent on the CPU (although it plays a big part). That being said I only expect a normal "small" update this time.
Yea, from a marketing stand point it wouldn't make sense for apple to leave the unibody 2.0 the same with a less expensive 2.1 white macbook. While the macbook 2.0 still out performs the 2.1 white macbook due to its DDR3, the average consumer wouldnt see it like that.
Why again does it have to be a hardware update? Could it be the new O/S?
I don't think this WWDC will show any new laptops. Perhaps a spec bump on the Store. Apple has some great stuff on it's way but I think Job's want's to show it off at a special even in August.
Firewire will be dropped from the entire line.
Combo USB 3.0/eSATA ports will be a standard feature as brib... replacement.
Steve Jobs will make a surprise appearance so he can engage his reality distortion field while describing why 2 year old laptop CPUs are a good thing and demonstrating a $1000 build-to-order option of dual X-25s and a bootable, DVD player compatible external DVD-RW option.
He'll be trying to counteract the backlash from the musician crowd by bringing Chad Kroeger on stage to demonstrate how easily you can record 4 meadocre tracks of cliqued blues riffs to the internal drive proving to everyone that no one needs firewire anymore.
There will be a riot.
Steve will pelt the crowd with free iPod Shuffles to appease them.
Kroeger will die in the ensuing riot.
No one will care.
Steve Jobs will announce that Apple have bought Digidesign and starting today, all future macs will have mBox class on-board audio.
This will be connected using an internal firewire interface.
They will upgrade the MacBooks to 3 and 3,4 ghz, add the option for ati4850 in it, and reduce the price to 800$ for the base version and 1000 for higher one. Oh and I forgot, the battery life will be extended to 15 hours of wireless gaming.
Seriously, nothing more then a small upgrade like the whitebook just received. If more, then cool. But I really don't know why they would upgrade anything before September...
Doesn't Apple typically update their Products the tuesday before wwdc?
Nothing to Mac hardware. WWDC is not for hardware, rathe software and iPhone announcements as of late.
You could be right. But keep in mind... Apple will soon no longer have Vista woes to increase its market share. Maybe (just maybe I say), they're really worried about Win7 knocking the wind out of their "sales".
If i remember correctly apple updated the notebooks a week before last years WWDC but that was only one time.
10%... 88%... I don't think it matters.
MacBook Pros once. But again, there is NOTHING to which they can update!
Past trends are MEANINGLESS when no hardware EXISTS.
Well, there may be no chance of upgrades.
But we can hope