Analyst: new Intel-based Mac mini, iBook, iPod ‘boombox’ may debut at Apple event next Tuesday

“Apple Computer, maker of iPod music players and Macintosh computers, could be adding versions of its Mac Mini and iBook laptop with Intel chips next week,” Bloomberg News reports. “American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu predicted the introduction of the computers and a new portable stereo for the iPod after Apple sent out an E-mail invitation yesterday for a ‘fun’ product announcement on Feb. 28 at its California headquarters.”

“An updated version of the $499 Mac Mini, Apple’s lowest-priced computer, and iBook consumer notebooks may be next, Wu said. Jobs promised last month that all Macs will sport Intel chips by the end of this year in a switch from processors from IBM,” Bloomberg News reports. “Jobs, who turns 51 this week, may also use the event to introduce accessories including an iPod-based ‘boombox’ or portable stereo, Wu said.”

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35 Comments

  1. Fun is not Pro!

    fun obviously means consumer but not pro. So I guess it will be not anything for serious work but rather something to relax with fun.

    It could pretty well be something like iPod Boom box or media related stuff like MacMini Media Center.

    Wouldn´t this be fun?

  2. It will clearly be the debut of the mac media center..full front row, full media integration…meant to go in the living room but network around.
    This has been in the works for some time, was supposed to come out in January…but couldn’t for legal reasons…and will be out on the 28th.
    This thing will kick ass VERY hard…

    mdn word “church” as in…pray you bought more Apple stock in advance of this announcement

  3. Sorry to say it, but time has not made my come around to the most retarded name in the history of consumer products: MacBook Pro. Bookend one awkward consonant after another and then slap in the remnants of one of the smoothest names ever to grace a computer (Powerbook) and the result is a steaming pile of verbal excrement anyone tries to say it out loud. I hope that the iBook name stays for a while yet. Any good replacement names trademarked by Apple recently?

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