What % of the time do BestBuy leaks precede new Macs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thinkdesign, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. thinkdesign macrumors 6502

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    In the past year or 2.

    I recall a long list of leaked BestBuy apple-SKU's around January? this year - which turned out to be the MacBook Pros.

    But didn't the new Mini pop out with no leaked-SKU clues from BestBuy?

    I'm thinking that though a BestBuy leak means something, the absence of a leak means a lot less... re: the Air? Would that be correct?

    What's the overall track record on this?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Not frequent enough to formulate any real tracking on the matter.
     
  3. cleric macrumors 6502a

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  4. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I agree, but sometimes we get model numbers but don't know the product. At one point there was a model number that was thought to be a new MBA but ended up being the MB (I think it was the MB, but it was not the MBA is the point). So we might get some model numbers and hope it's the MBA, but it may or may not end up being the MBA.

    I recently said that I thought it was more likely that Apple would update the 21.5" iMac before the MBA. It will probably introduce the 320m in the 21.5" iMac next. Now there is a new rumor about an update for the 21.5" iMac. I think it makes sense for Apple to keep the MBA as is IF it's going to introduce a solution in the MBA that's going to be how the MacFive follow the Core 2 Duo lineup. Meaning the MBA might get an AMD/ATI, Core i-series/Intel, or even Core i-series/Nvidia/ATI before any other of the MacFive computers. MacFive = MB, 13" MBP, MBA, Mm, and 21.5" iMac.

    In the past, I don't recall getting any MBA information until it was actually updated. We seem to get info about all other Macs before release, but Apple seems to keep the MBA information quiet. I think it's just not as important to people to spread leak information. It sucks to be an MBA fan in terms of rumors anyways, as we rarely get anything ahead of MBA updates.
     

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