Apple to hold special media event tomorrow

A reminder that in an email sent last week to media outlets, Apple invited the media to visit Apple’s Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, Apple Town Hall, Building 4 at 10am PST/1pm EST next Tuesday, February 28 to “Come see some fun new products from Apple.” The invitation (shown at left) includes nothing more than an iCal image of a calendar with the date Feb. 28.

“Sam Bhavnani, an analyst at market researcher Current Analysis, said he thinks Apple may introduce a 17-inch MacBook Pro as well as a redesigned iBook with a 13-inch widescreen display,” Ina Fried reports for CNET News. “‘The reason to expect an iBook announcement is so that Apple is able to have sufficient quantities shipping in time for back to school,’ Bhavnani said in an e-mail interview. ‘The fact that Apple started shipping Intel products ahead of schedule means it is serious about winning ‘switchers,’ and key to getting Windows customers will be to have systems that cost significantly less than $2,000.’ Bhavnani said that an ideal iBook would arrive in time for the education buying season, cost $999, and include Intel’s Core Duo chip.”

Full article here.

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29 Comments

  1. Valueclick is reporting earnings at after the bell today…
    Here;s why i think the earnings will be a huge dissapointment.

    #1: Google demonstrated advertising was declining in Q4 of 2005

    #2: ValueClick does not have a search engine or anything as such to increase traffic.

    #3: A new SF advertising agency was formed, seems to be a big threat to Google as well as ValueClick. The company is called ‘Adbrite’ (adbrite.com)

    #4: Value click is currently valued at 1.86 billion. Google is 100bill which is like a 6:1 ratio, is ValueClick worth 1/6th of Google, probably not, especially since google is not worth 1/1 of its own value.

    All these clues tell me 1 thing. If you own this stock you should not be holding it, it is headed straight down 10-20% after the earnings report.

    It can also have a gravity effect on other stocks such as Google and Answers.Com and etc..

  2. Despite the unlikeliness of getting intel ibooks tomorrow, I still think that if they did announce them, that would kick more @ss than imaginable. I’d be trying to buy one, like, while they were giving the announcement.

    MW: shitting. as in, I’m shitting my pants with excitment.

  3. “Bhavnani said that an ideal iBook would arrive in time for the education buying season, cost $999, and include Intel’s Core Duo chip.”

    You don’t put $360 CPU’s in under $1,000 computers. In bulk quantities, Intel is selling the Core Duo chip for an estimated $360. Apple tries (and usually succeeds) to maintain a 25-30% margin on its products. A $360 chip and a $300 profit on a $1,000 computer leaves $340 for everything else- Superdrive, memory, graphics card, sound card, display, networking, keyboard, etc. A high quality LCD costs more than $340 as a replacement part.

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