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New MacBooks due on October 14th?

updated 09:00 am EDT, Thu September 11, 2008

MacBooks on Oct. 14th?

An anticipated redesign of the MacBook line will not be announced until next month, anonymous sources claim. The sources, described as "familiar with Apple's hardware plans," say that the new MacBooks will be revealed on October 14th, despite the publicity opportunity presented by the September 9th event. Daring Fireball observes, though, that Apple has not traditionally combined Mac and iPod announcements in its September presentations.

A source with a "solid track record," meanwhile, refers to a product nicknamed "the Brick" being announced on the 14th, though what it could be remains unclear. Speculation suggests any number of possibilities, including a new Mac mini or Apple TV, or accessories such as a docking station or new form of power adapter.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Tell us...

    ... are these "sources" familiar with when new desktops are coming out??

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    well

    there might have been a public opportunity on Sept. 9, but maybe the laptops weren't ready....

    As for 'the brick', the info is useless. "Hey, apple has a product, and it has a codename. We have no idea what the product is, but we can guess it's one of 67 different things, from an update to an existing product to a new product. "

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  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -16

    dumb-a** power supply

    The existing power supply connector (MagUnSafe) has got to go. It's designed to fail and burn down the house.

    I'd be surprised if a new one does not come out in 30 days.

  1. calverson

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    dumb-a** comment

    @Paul - how many times has your house burned down because of your power supply connector???

    Either way, I am REALLY hoping something comes out soon!

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    induction or headless?

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Induction-based-iPod-iPhone-Docking-Station-47395.shtml

    the gap between imac/mini & pro seems huge to me...

  1. rtbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    @paul

    wat? i love the magsafe, and don't know a single person out of several dozen between work and friends, who has any issue with it at all.

    just don't attach it to your nuts, or they'll burn down.

  1. dwoodruff

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    dammit...

    I attached the mag safe connector to my nuts... they didn't burn down, but they got a bit smoky and chafed...

    I wish I had been warned

  1. rtbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    see...?

    yer nuts will burn down.

  1. zaghahzag

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    magsave rocks

    It' one of the best features on macs. There are some that have the wires come poking out but apple replaces those. It's no worse than any other electronic cable. If you rub the plastic back and forth for years, you get a hole.

  1. nativeNYer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    magsafe

    The magsafe connector, being as slim at the connection point as it is, is a little more prone to fraying than other adapters, but its far from unsafe or prone to 'burn the house down'… or your nuts for that matter, despite popular belief

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