The fact that Apple is updating its notebook lines appears to be the worse kept secret in technology. People were talking about an October 14 event last month and some websites already claim to have pictures of the new cases. There is even a lot of discussion about a new manufacturing process where the new MacBooks will be carved out of a single piece of aluminum* which should make them stronger.
Today Apple sent the official invite out for an event on October 14, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. where they intend to put the “spotlight on notebooks.” I’m set on computers for some time but a friend has been seeking my advice on a new MacBook and I’ve been telling her to hold off.
I routinely ridicule people for making wild speculation of new Apple products but that never stops me from doing it myself, so here goes:
* All of the MacBooks (Pros, standard, and Air) will now be aluminum. There will be no more plastic laptops;
* All of the MacBooks will feature the LED screen probably standard or, at least, as an option;
* Despite speculation, there will remain to be Pros, Airs, and standard MacBooks.
I would love to see the prices drop to have one model at $999, but I seriously doubt it will. Apple has never been a company to play the margin game. I think they are more likely to say, “Hey they are so much better and still the same price!”
What do you think? Sound off in the comments.
* Am I the only person that wishes I could say the word “aluminum” with a British accent? Maybe Don McAllister should screencast THAT.