Apple says no more product introductions until next year

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Any lingering hopes of new last-minute holiday hardware from Apple have been cast in doubt, as the Mac maker has reportedly confirmed that its holiday 2009 lineup is "set."



In a recent conversation with Gizmodo, Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, reportedly said that Apple will not introduce any more new products this year. The report was issued to quash recent rumors of even more hardware updates portrayed as potentially imminent.



After the story initially ran, Apple's public relations contacted to clarify with an official statement: "The holiday lineup is set." No further explanation was given.



Last week, the latest build of Mac OS X 10.6.2 seeded to developers was discovered to have references to two new MacBook Pro models, identified as 6,1 and 6,2. The most recent line of MacBook Pros carry the 5,(x) model designation.



That report suggested the two new MacBook Pro models would come equipped with Quad Core Mobile processors and ATI series 4500 GPUs.



Given Apple's statement, any new MacBook Pro models are more likely to appear in early 2010. It was in January of this year when Apple unveiled a new 17-inch MacBook Pro equipped with an eight hour built-in battery with a longer lifespan than traditional laptop batteries.



The comment would suggest that the models available in the AppleInsider price guide (below) are those that will carry Apple through the holidays:







Some have also held out hope that Apple would introduce its long-awaited 10-inch touchscreen tablet device, but AppleInsider sources have maintained that the new hardware will not appear until the first quarter of 2010.



Last week, Apple unleashed a number of new product offerings, led by redesigned iMacs with 21.5-inch and 27-inch displays. The Cupertino, Calif., company also unveiled a new unibody polycarbonate MacBook with an LED display and 7-hour battery, new Mac Minis, and the multi-touch Bluetooth Magic Mouse.
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  • Reply 1 of 122
    Now if only my Magic Mouse order made on October 20th would actually ship
  • Reply 2 of 122
    Upgraded Apple TV hard drive. Maybe with games, too.
  • Reply 3 of 122
    agaaga Posts: 42member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Any lingering hopes of new last-minute holiday hardware from Apple have been cast in doubt, as the Mac maker has reportedly confirmed that its holiday 2009 lineup is "set."

    ...



    As I read it:

    After the initial report, Apple contacted Gizmodo to clarify that Schiller's exact comment was "The holiday lineup is set."After the initial report, Apple contacted Gizmodo to clarify that Schiller's exact comment was "The holiday lineup is set."



    I would take that to mean

    "The Holiday Lineup is Set."



    Guess you have to ask yourself:

    does

    Set = Released



    does

    Set = Planned



    I would say planned.
  • Reply 4 of 122
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DKWalsh4 View Post


    Now if only my Magic Mouse order made on October 20th would actually ship



    Nothing beats a complainer before his product even arrives.
  • Reply 5 of 122
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by star-fish View Post


    Upgraded Apple TV hard drive. Maybe with games, too.



    Puke.

    A bloated lemon? No thank you.

    Go for the MiniMac instead. Trust me.
  • Reply 6 of 122
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    Nothing like a complaint before the product even arrives.



    ??? Sometimes you make no sense whatsoever. The complaint is that it hasn't arrived yet.





    EDIT: If you're going to edit your post, be decent enough to say so.
  • Reply 7 of 122
    mcarlingmcarling Posts: 1,106member
    I think that should settle the question of whether Apple will try to stuff 45nm quad-core processors into a MBP. By the end of the year, Arrandales will be available in quantity. If Apple were going to redesign the MBPs to deal with the heat dissipation of a 45nm quad-core CPU, then there would be no reason to wait.
  • Reply 8 of 122
    successsuccess Posts: 1,039member
    I call BS.



    They will release blu-ray machines
  • Reply 9 of 122
    mcarlingmcarling Posts: 1,106member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by success View Post


    I call BS.



    They will release blu-ray machines



    What effect would Apple offering blu-ray hardware have on the iTunes store? Would blu-ray drives increase or decrease the number of movies Apple are selling and renting via iTunes?
  • Reply 10 of 122
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by success View Post


    I call BS.



    They will release blu-ray machines



    With HDMI ports.
  • Reply 11 of 122
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DKWalsh4 View Post


    ??? Sometimes you make no sense whatsoever. The complaint is that it hasn't arrived yet.





    EDIT: If you're going to edit your post, be decent enough to say so.



    How can I tell you I'm going to- if I'm editing it as I post it?

    And I make no sense?
  • Reply 12 of 122
    brucepbrucep Posts: 2,823member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    Nothing beats a complainer before his product even arrives.



    wheres my nano phone



    and my fresh brewed instant starbucks coffee

    w/ a lemon loaf
  • Reply 13 of 122
    brucepbrucep Posts: 2,823member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    How can I tell you I'm going to- if I'm editing it as I post it?

    And I make no sense?



    Originally Posted by DKWalsh4

    ??? Sometimes you make no sense whatsoever. The complaint is that it hasn't arrived yet.





    EDIT: If you're going to edit your post, be decent enough to say so.

    How can I tell you I'm going to- if I'm editing it as I edit it?

    And I make no sense?





    where's my nano phone



    edit
  • Reply 14 of 122
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by brucep View Post


    Originally Posted by DKWalsh4

    ??? Sometimes you make no sense whatsoever. The complaint is that it hasn't arrived yet.





    EDIT: If you're going to edit your post, be decent enough to say so.

    How can I tell you I'm going to- if I'm editing it as I edit it?

    And I make no sense?





    where's my nano phone



    edit



    Craziness- right?

    Halloween is approaching- be afraid, be very afraid.
  • Reply 15 of 122
    lorrelorre Posts: 396member
    I guess this makes sense if profit margins on the new MacBook are higher than on the base MacBook Pro. I can imagine not a lot of people are gonna cough up an extra 250 only to get a smaller hard drive and the exact same processor. It doesn't make much sense to me.
  • Reply 16 of 122
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    How can I tell you I'm going to- if I'm editing it as I post it?

    And I make no sense?



    Right, I'm crazy because you post one thing then change it to another
  • Reply 17 of 122
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:

    It was in January of this year when Apple unveiled a new 17-inch MacBook Pro equipped with an eight hour built-in battery with a longer lifespan than traditional laptop batteries.



    One with a MATTE screen, if I may add.
  • Reply 18 of 122
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DKWalsh4 View Post


    Right, I'm crazy because you post one thing then change it to another



    No you're crazy for other reasons- like pre-ordering and then complaining.
  • Reply 19 of 122
    Or maybe they are just saying that to get you to pull the trigger on a new purchase! There is still time for all your requests to be fulfilled.



    Blu Ray iMac

    iTouch with camera and video

    Matte Monitor Screens

    Apple TV with Blu Ray, Hulu, Netflix and game support

    iTunes subscription service

    $600 tablet

    iPhone with flash and multitasking



    Best to hold off for now.
  • Reply 20 of 122
    boogabooga Posts: 1,073member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mcarling View Post


    What effect would Apple offering blu-ray hardware have on the iTunes store? Would blu-ray drives increase or decrease the number of movies Apple are selling and renting via iTunes?



    It would definitely increase it, IMHO. If you were used to watching movies on your computer, the iTunes store seems like the perfect way to buy those movies for which you don't need the full HD experience, only the "lite" HD offered by highly compressed and low-bitrate downloads. But if you're not used to the computer participating in the movie experience, you're less likely to think of iTunes when thinking about that movie.
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