Tuesday, November 4, 2008

No New Macs For the Rest of 2008

According to CNet, Apple has made an unusual move by announcing that there will be no additional new products for this Holidays.

They're done.  Game.  Set.  Match.

I'm glad Apple has done this.  In fact, there have been rumors flying around that Apple will be showing off new iMacs and Mac Minis next week.  And like any other Apple related rumors, it has already started taking on a life of its own.

So, what should you do if you want to get an iMac or Mac mini?  Well, easy.  If you need it now, get it now.  If not and you can wait until Macworld 2009, that is what I suggest you do.

Note that over at Onxo, we have been saying there will not no new product like a tablet or any of the crazy (but fun) rumors for 2009.  As is it not in Apple's DNA to make crappy computers, it's not in Apple's DNA to make this kind of announcement.

Alas, we ARE disheartened that Steve Jobs did not prove us wrong.  Oh well...

So, once again:  No new Apple products for 2008.  

Note:  I love Apple rumors.  Don't get me wrong.  I won't report them or give it life.  However, we love to speculate and dream.  I still like my Mac Hybrid idea.  

Another Note:  Look for speculations to go crazy in the next few weeks about why "Apple missed this upgrade cycle".  Then about the middle of December, look for rumors to warm up again on what we'll see at Macworld.  So, deskop Macs are likely.  iPhones and iPod Touches with more storage.  Even Apple TV may get some added features.  I hope to be surprised though.  Tablets or Apple's entry into the netbook market with a "not-a-netbook" netbook.

Source:  CNet

Link:
  • Macworld
  • Appleinsider - provides additional insights in what upgrades may be in stored, whenever it is (shhhh...Macworld 2009)

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