updated 06:25 pm EDT, Mon August 7, 2006
WWDC goes "as expected"
Gene Munster, senior analyst of Piper Jaffray today spoke on Wall Street's disappointment due to Apple's announcements falling within expectations. "We believe the best approach to looking at Apple's product roadmap is to focus on a 6-9 month timeframe. While many rumored products were not announced at WWDC, we believe most of the products, including new iPod nano, video iPod, iTunes film downloads, and iPhone will be announced within 6-9 months." The analyst highlighted the fact that Apple raised its low price entry point by starting its Mac Pro line at $2,499, and reiterated Apple's quick Intel transition. "The Mac Pro completes the Intel transition, which spanned 210 days in total, as Apple moved all of its Mac offerings to Intel based processors."