“An effort on the part of Apple Inc. to develop an ultra-thin and lightweight notebook with next-generation technologies such as on-board NAND flash may take a bit more time than initially reported,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“Evidence suggested the Apple World Wide Developers Conference, which invades San Francisco in June, could have served as an ideal venue for company chief executive Steve Jobs to first flaunt the device. That’s now unlikely to be the case,” Jade reports.
Jade reports, “Citing a maturing timeline, people familiar with the initiative now have the chic notebook tracking for the latter half of the year, with a contingency plan in place to transition the device into a Macworld 2008 product should engineers require the additional time.”
“The compact portable is expected to draw on software support from the Leopard OS, now slated for October, for managing features such as onboard NAND flash,” Jade reports. “The addition of the solid state memory to the notebook’s motherboard should improve power efficiency — and thus better battery life — as well as facilitate near instantaneous boot times.”
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