“Apple Computer plans to update both its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines of Intel notebook computers in time for the holiday shopping season, but may take some time before it does so, AppleInsider has learned,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“People familiar with the matter say development of Core 2 Duo versions of all three models — the 13-inch MacBook, 15-inch MacBook Pro and 17-inch MacBook Pro — are now complete and all that’s left is for Apple marketing to pull the trigger,” Jade reports.
Jade reports, “But those same people indicate that precise launch dates for the respective models remain fluid and Apple customers should expect the updates to arrive anytime between now and the time Thanksgiving rolls around in late November.”
“Last week, Credit Suisse analyst Robert Semple told clients that checks in Asia revealed MacBook shipments were tracking at approximately 200,000 units ahead of his initial 580,000 unit estimate for the company’s September quarter. Despite these impressive figures, Apple is still struggling to to meet overall demand for the notebooks as a result of the recent the educational and back-to-school buying seasons,” Jade reports. “Semple revised his estimates for the quarter to 775,000 MacBooks plus some 250,000 MacBook Pro systems, bringing his combined notebook estimate to over 1 million units.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]