MacBook Pro 17-inch at NAB

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Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2006, 01:02
Category: MacBook

nab2006.jpgThink Secret is reporting that a 17-inch version of the MacBook Pro will be announced around the time of the National Association of Broadcasters show (NAB) which opens on Saturday in Las Vegas. The article also mentions that the MacBook is not coming out at the same time.

Apple is expected to roll-out the 17-inch MacBook Pro in the next week, sources report, but a MacBook announcement is no longer slated to arrive in tandem, as previously reported.advertisementThe top-of-the-line MacBook Pro will make its debut at the National Association of Broadcasters, an industry tradeshow that kicks off Saturday with exhibits opening Monday. Apple has traditionally made product announcements the Sunday evening before the exhibits open.

Think Secret – MacBook Pro 17-inch days away

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Apple Posts (Another) Firmware Update

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Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2006, 01:05
Category: Software

In less than a week, Apple has posted their second raft of firmware updates for Intel Macs. Version 1.0.1 is available for the Mac mini, the iMac and the MacBook Pro but based on my previous experience with the 1.0.0 update on my MacBook Pro I’d HIGHLY recommend waiting at least on week before installing it.

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The Apple Core: Apple Q2 2006 financial results

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Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2006, 01:46
Category: The Apple Core

apple-q2-2006-results.jpgApple yesterday Webcasted their Q2 2006 financial results conference call.
Second-quarter profit rose 41 percent even after iPod and Mac shipments fell from a record holiday season. Net income rose to US$410 million, or 47 cents a share, from US$290 million, or 34 cents, a year earlier. Sales increased 34 percent to US$4.36 billion, compared with growth that averaged 65 percent in the prior five periods.
Shipments of iPods fell to 8.5 million units from 14 million in the previous (holiday) quarter marking the first time in more than three years that iPod shipments haven’t increased over the previous quarter. Mac shipments also fell to 1.1 million from 1.25 million over the holidays as Apple switched to Intel processors.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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