Originally Posted by AppleInsider
..a source close to Apple's manufacturing facilities has confirmed that the company will launch its much rumored sub-notebook at Macworld in January and that it will also have a 3G iPhone on store shelves by June at the latest.
...the device will be 50 percent thinner than the company's existing MacBook Pro, employ NAND flash memory in place of a traditional hard disk drive, and that it will definitively arrive at Macworld.
And the entire GUI of the new "sub-notebook" OS will probably be iTunes.
Welp, that kills about half the magic of MWSF for me. With "breaking news" being leaked about the World's Largest iPod and a 3G version of iPhone, I figure about all we'll have left is an announcement of new iPages templates and movie rentals from the iTunes store. Maybe a speed-bumped iMac or two.
As a fan of big displays and monster CPUs that rip through large P'shop files, the whoopla of miniaturization doesn't get me worked up, but I realize lots of other readers are fascinated by it. If it came down to what I dropped $1500 on in January, I'd get more use from a 30" display than a 10" computer, and I dread the possibility of Apple's narrow focus on the miniature PC, c-phone and gadget market for MWSF. I can envision the "one more thing" announcement being a 12-inch glossy LED Cinema Displays to plug into your sub-book for "maximizing desktop real estate."
I fear there won't be much on display from Apple in SF that I'll covet.