Originally posted by niji
an updated mini, with some super specs, would provide the best quick-check to see if people will continue to buy apple hardware during this transition period until intel macs appear.
i know what you're saying brotha'...
ultimately though, selling ppc macs is still considered apple's core business
, not an R&D activity
for the july-sep 2005 quarter, i think they can't afford to take the risk, end of june they WILL have to bring out some juicy Mac mini and iBook deals, possibly other price cuts and new iPod models. the real big guns may come out at the end of sep 2005 (paris expo), good stuff to bring the christmas buying season to a nice frenzy, and then macworld sf2006 in january, start the year of fresh with Intel Mac announcments.
Tiger was good for april-june 2005 quarter, but may taper off july-sep quarter so EDU back-to-school season is important now.
i have now a strong feeling about Mac mini updates within a few weeks and iBook updates soon after. since the grapevine has withered and died, it's all guesses, speculation, and gut feeling for us poor mac pundits.
apple seemes to have super-glued its product release leaked info holes tightly shut