updated 12:40 pm EDT, Thu October 9, 2008
Apple's Oct. 14th event
Apple has confirmed some earlier rumors through an invitation sent to the press on Thursday, announcing an event for next Tuesday, October 14th. The accompanying image depicts a Mac illuminated by a single shaft of light, with text underneath that reads "The spotlight turns to notebooks." The location for the event is said to be the Apple Town Hall, situated at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California.
A refresh of the MacBook line has been anticipated by analysts for some time, not only to switch from the outdated Santa Rosa platform to Montevina, but to improve look and construction. A photo of the alleged redesign is circulating online, suggesting no radical cosmetic differences, but a new and more efficient means of assembling each computer. Apple may also intend to switch from a full-sized DVI connection to mini-DVI.