RUMOR: Low cost Intel based Mac mni coming this Tuesday, ‘MacBooks’ (iBooks) at later date

“At a special media event to be held on its campus next week, Apple Computer will unveil a new line of low-cost Intel-based Mac mini desktop computers but will not debut its next-generation iBook consumer notebooks,” AppleInsider reports. “According to reports from a variety of sources, Apple this week released the Intel Mac mini design to its manufacturing partners in the Far East, which are currently ramping production of the compact computers in an effort to build an initial inventory stockpile.”

“Based on this information, it would appear that there will be at least some availability of the systems immediately following their announcement [this] Tuesday,” AppleInsider reports.

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50 Comments

  1. If the Mac Mini comes with anything less than and Intel processor and something great like a TV tuner and/or DVR functionality, it will be a complete DUD! It’s way past due in realizing its full potential.

  2. Not keynote-worthy in and of itself, for sure. I think that EVERY special event will need something iPod (big, too). This hi-fi system is kind of iffy…

    Let’s just wait for Kevin Rose to give us the scoop tomorrow. By the way, does anybody think that Kevin Rose might have a deal with Apple to advertise the company’s hardware and software (as he does on diggnation and twit) in exchange for the only reliable insider news? He’s hit the last few announcements hard.

  3. the deals to get tv shows on itunes store and the restrictions in itunes to view your imported tv shows in the genre section on ipod and front row indicate no DVR in any new mac, just a thought.

  4. There will be a new Mac mini announced, it will have an Intel Core Solo processor and Front Row with remote among other enhancements, but no DVR capability. That won’t be the day’s show stopper though, you’ll just have to wait another 48 hours to see what that will be… ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  5. I’m here to proclaim the usual (with my customary poor spelling):

    – Trusted Computing will be the deth of the Mac as we no it.

    – Apple doesn’t make quality product anymmore.

    – The iPod has scene its day. From hear on sales will decline preciputously.

    – Mac minis have never lived up to potentiul and will be eclipsed by Windows Media Center.

    – Steve Jobs can’t maintane the Reality Distorsian Field much longer. He won’t even make Tuesdays announcements.

    – By a Powermac with G5s now to have control over you’re media.

    All us Mac users should switch to Windows or Linux before its to late.

  6. The news regarding this next show by Apple is scaring me.

    I’m not interested in having fun, as the invite suggests. I want to see some serious business coming forth.

    $1,500 for a MacBook sounds like the kiss of death to me.

    Could it be that Steve’s attention has gone elsewhere lately?

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