RUMOR: No new MacBook iBook replacements until next week at earliest

“Apple Computer’s highly anticipated line of Intel-based MacBook consumer notebooks may not turn up [today] as several online reports and analysts have suggested,” AppleInsider reports. “Although Apple reportedly began manufacturing the notebooks over a week ago, sources say the Mac maker is unlikely to unveil the computers until the following week at the earliest.”

“The 13-inch widescreen notebooks will reportedly arrive in tandem with changes to the company’s iPod line. However, precisely which versions of Apple’s iPod will see such changes is unclear at this time,” AppleInsider reports.

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MacDailyNews Take: The mill keeps on churning, churning, churning, into the future.

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40 Comments

  1. The MacBooks will have the Intel integrated graphics. That’s going to make it cheaper and will be a very big differentiator to the Pro models.

    That will also reduce the heat envelope and allow Apple to do other nice things for MacBooks that may have made Pro users downgrade. Pro users demand top video performance, so this would put MacBook firmly in consumer-land no matter the other features sans a faster processor.

  2. I desperately want that new iBook, er MacBook, but finally getting Fox programming on iTunes is a nice consolation. It seems like “24” fans and video iPod owners / iTunes show downloaders are as close to the same market segment as possible. I’ll go out on a limb and predict “24” will quickly be the #1 video download.

  3. “…will reportedly arrive in tandem with changes to the company’s iPod line.”

    Any more questions about which product is driving the Apple bus? Do you really doubt that the Mac OS will be thrown UNDER the bus in the not too distant future?

    If you do, you are not paying attention.

  4. I would love to get a new Macbook– my old tibook is really beginning to show it’s age for what I’d like to do.

    Can someone answer when the financial quarter ends? They will want to release them with enough time left in the quarter to make a strong impact. I would also guess that Apple is witholding release of the Macbook until they have a significant quantity ready. Unlike the Pro release, which had a huge psychological component to it (“See, everyone, we’re early!”), the Macbook stands to sell boatloads, especially as the school buying season approaches. The psychfactor is largely over. Now, people just want their stuff.

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