New MacBooks and iMacs on the horizon?

Tue, Sep 15, 2009

News, Rumors

Research firm Wedge Partners anticipates that Apple will soon introduce a revamped iMac with a “thinner, organic design, likely with smoothed or rounded edges.”  At the same time, it also predicts a limited MacBook redesign.  The firm also expects that Apple will introduce “lower price points to drive demand and create a meaningful competitive threat” in light of the upcoming marketing blitz that will assuredly accompany the upcoming October 22nd release of Windows 7. Apple’s upcoming price cuts, the firm believes, will help “Apple achieve a 3 million unit quarter for Macs in [calendar] Q4.”

For what it’s worth, Apple has never sold more than 3 million Macs in a quarter, so that’s a pretty bold prediction right there.

Just a few weeks ago, AppleInsider reported that the next iMac models will include two new features that will “up the value proposition for prospective buyers”, with one of those features said to long be on the wish list for many Mac users while the “other is expected to the semi-professional audio/video crowd.”

Let the guessing games begin…


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