Originally posted by Booga
Actually, I'd vastly prefer a Mac laptop with integrated Intel graphics and 2 buttons (actually, 1 MightyMouse-like button pad) than a laptop with dedicated graphics and 1 button. But really, as long as I'm asking, I'd like both.
Apple has started adding two button functionality already with the 17's. Looks like it's handled with software so hopefully it will get added to the 15's and will also be in the MB's.
Double click works either by tapping with two fingers or holding two fingers on the pad and pressing the button.
Originally posted by melgross
I don't think Apple was burned. It was the press that was burned.
Apple has to limit their announcements to actual events, not to minor announcements. They should do what most other companies do: release products when they are ready. Not hold them back for events. Apple's stock is on a roller coaster now because of that.
They also lose sales days because they are holding back a product that would sell if they just put it out, and sent out a press release.
If the MacBooks are ready now, then they should be released. I daresay that Apple won't sell even one more, if they wait for some event to announce them, and they lose those sales for the quarter.
Well, the press got burned, and they weren't happy about it so they went negative and burned apple in their stories.
I agree that apple shouldn't have events unless they have something major to announce. And apple's stock isn't on a roller coaster at all, it took a dip in January and went up a bit when boot camp was announced. Other than that it's been very stable.
A product release requires coordination, they have to have all the background support ready for it when they ship, not to mention that delaying the announcment means greater supply at launch time and shorter waits for consumers. Losing sales days doesn't really cost them anything on a product that will be backlogged for a while.
Originally posted by sandau
The $1099 model will most likely (imho) be Core Solo and integrated graphics -- and Apple will tout the 'battery life' it gets as a selling point, failing to mention that you can shut off a processor in a Duo and get the same result.
Not from what I've heard. I've heard that shutting off a processor actually hurts battery life.
If they do release a solo model, the only way they can justify it is by *dropping* prices. They have no excuse for not being able to ship a duo laptop for $1099 (and should be able to do it without raising prices).
It also needs to be mentioned that these machines run like crap with 512. Apple really should ship ALL intel macs with a gig minimum.