Analyst: New MacBook Pro a 'near certainty' at WWDC

Analyst: New MacBook Pro a 'near certainty' at WWDC

Summary: Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said that new MacBook Pros are a "near certainty" to be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) next month.He notes that the last MacBook Pro was launched 209 days ago and that, on average, Apple updates its professional notebooks every 182 days.

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MacBook ProPiper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said that new MacBook Pros are a "near certainty" to be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) next month.

He notes that the last MacBook Pro was launched 209 days ago and that, on average, Apple updates its professional notebooks every 182 days. In other words it's overdue.

Apple announced the Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros on 24 October 2006 which is 213 days ago (including today). If the new MBP was announced on 11 June 2007 (the start of WWDC) that would be 231 since its last update.

Hopefully the new MacBook Pros will include:

Munster also notes that the iMac is getting a little long-in-the-tooth. Apple's all-in-one Mac is updated on average every 168 days, but the current generation is now a whopping 257 days old. The Core 2 Duo iMac (17, 20 and 24-inch) was announced on 06 September 2006. WWDC runs from 11-15 June 2007 at Moscone West, San Francisco.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Intel, Processors

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  • New MacPro's??/

    New MacPro's at WWDC... I sure hope so! I've been holding my breath to buy one and
    if I wait any longer I will be pushing up daisies!

    Come on Apple, don't put us through all this angst and start shipping those Santa
    Rosa, LED screen MacPro's NOW!
    netzd
  • Form factor on iMac

    There's speculation out there that the current iMac form factor has been on the market as long as the G4 lamp form survived for, so it may be time for a new look.
    tic swayback
    • Is it needed?

      The basic iMac form factor is pretty good, I'd imagine the only real change would be to make the whole thing smaller. They are unlikely to use LED back lighting for cost reasons (though clearly that is where they'll go in the long run) and I doubt that they'll go for a "lampshade" look again.

      OTOH they could move the CPU to a Mac Mini style device on the pedestal and make the screen really slim.

      I just wish the recent MacBook upgrade had included a real graphics card, although the integrated Intel stuff does a pretty good job as long as you don't do 3D action games.
      Fred Fredrickson
  • School's CXlosing, School's Opening

    With the close of the 06-07 school year and a new crop of HS graduates packing up to go to college, I would expect to see the new series of most Apple things be released in late June or early July. That would provide time for prospective buyers (or can you say Mom & Dad!) to pony up the bucks and get their son or daughter the "newest, latest, greatest" computer out there (at least for four months or so until Leopard is released and has to be purchased to keep the "N,L&G" moniker) for the start of college or maybe HS for the more affulent.
    pyrdek