Originally posted by MacCrazy
maybe because the rumours are getting more mainstream because of Apple's popularity - if supply begins to run low people will stop buying?
That's always possible, but what is sometimes forgotten on these threads is that almost no one reads them. Despite the fact that there are thousand of people that go to the Apple rumor sites as well as other sites that discuss Apple products and such, like Arstechnica, the VAST majority of potential customers have NO idea about any of this.
They read the mass media and talk to their friends and colleagues, then make up their mind. They go in to buy a computer. All they know here is that it's that "cute" little Mac. They have no idea as to what's in it. No idea about the software except maybe for some vague rememberence of something someone told them, or that they might have read. They might know that it burns DVD's but they probably won't be doing that anyway, etc.
It's why most people I speak to have no idea that Apple is going to Intel.
As a matter of fact, most people aren't even aware that Apple isn't on Intel NOW.
Those are the typical consumer customers.