Following yesterday morning’s MacDailyNews report Apple iBook to become ‘MacBook’ while ‘MacBook Pro’ will offer more screen size choices soon, AppleInsider reports that sources have said, “Apple Computer’s new MacBook Pro line of laptops simply represents a re-branding of its previous PowerBook G4 line and will not affect the company’s consumer iBook offerings, which will see their own share of updates in the coming months.”
Kasper Jade and Katie Marsal report for AppleInsider. “Sources familiar with the company’s Intel plans say the Mac-maker will continue to build on the MacBook Pro product line later this year with the addition of new models, but will first introduce a fresh wave of iBook consumer laptops in the second calendar quarter… Apple may also choose to re-brand its iBooks under a different name. As part of its transition to Intel chips, sources say Apple wants to display its “Mac” trademark more prominently on its personal computers in an effort to both leverage and better distinguish the Mac brand. Inline with speculation, sources agree that renaming the iBook to “MacBook” would make the most logical sense.”
Full article here.
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