It's 4 a.m. and the Apple Store has disappeared. Could this be the day the new iMacs appear?
[UPDATE: False alarm. By 4:45 a.m., the store was back online. Reader Pierre in Montreal spotted a new version of FileMaker's Bento, which appeared to be the only change.]
Talk that Apple (AAPL) was preparing to refresh its best-selling desktop computer line has been building for months, and on Thursday AppleInsider's Kasper Jade reported MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 29, 2009 4:47 AM ET
A report last week that Apple (AAPL) is preparing to slash prices on its entry level MacBook and iMac models has triggered a flurry of speculation about what the new price points might be.
According to AppleInsider's Kasper Jade, Apple sees the cuts -- which could come in the next month or two -- as an "interim solution" to the growing popularity of netbooks, those sub-compact laptops that Steve Jobs once MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2009 10:17 AM ET
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, the update of Apple's (AAPL) current Macintosh operating system that Steve Jobs said would ship in "about a year" when he introduced it last June, may not arrive until later this summer or fall.
That's one of the nuggets of news offered by Kaufman Bros.' Shaw Wu in a report to clients issued Wednesday.
Among other findings Wu turned up in a check of his sources MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 11, 2009 10:03 AM ET
In reviewing Apple's (AAPL) new desktops Tuesday, some analysts chided the company for not setting "more aggressive price points," as Kaufman Bros.'s Shaw Wu put it, given today's "tough macroeconomic environment."
But not Oppenheimer's Yair Reiner. He did a spec-by-spec comparisons with comparable Dell (DEL) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) machines. His surprising conclusion, given Apple's reputation for premium pricing: he found the new iMacs to be "a better value than competing Windows-based MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 3, 2009 3:23 PM ET
In a survey that found planned spending on consumer electronics at its lowest level since 2002, things are looking marginally better for Apple's laptop computers.
The ChangeWave Alliance survey -- conducted among 3,115 consumers between Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 -- found that of those who expected to buy a computer in the next 90 days, the percentage who planned to buy an Apple laptop was up 2 points, to 30%.
This MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 18, 2009 3:10 PM ET
Adding to the growing buzz -- some of which he helped create -- around a possible refresh of Apple's (AAPL) iMac line of desktop computers, Kaufman Bros.' Shaw Wu issued a report to clients Monday morning with the latest update from his supply chain sources.
Noting that AppleInsider reported Friday that Apple seems to be running short of iMacs, Wu makes the following bullet points:
Timing: "In our experience, when AAPL sends MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 2, 2009 11:39 AM ET
Most Apple (AAPL) rumors will eventually come true -- if you wait long enough.
The hot one this weekend, launched by AppleInsider and embellished by the sites that feed like pilot fish on its scraps (see here), is that the company has told its resellers that supplies of iMacs -- Apple's most popular desktop computer -- will be "constrained in the immediate future."
"A sign," writes AppleInsider's Katie Marsal, "which this late MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 31, 2009 6:58 AM ET
Where was the new iMac that Apple watchers expected Steve Jobs -- or rather, Phil Schiller -- to unveil at Macworld?
In a report to clients issued Monday, Kaufman Bros.' analyst Shaw Wu says it will be out before March, or June at the latest, and he offers three reasons that the refresh of Apple's best-selling desktop machine is running behind schedule. According to his latest supply chain checks:
Apple hasn't yet MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 26, 2009 1:30 PM ET
Apple's (AAPL) last Macworld Conference and Expo opens Monday at San Francisco's Moscone Center, but the real action starts Tuesday at 9 a.m. PT (12 noon ET) with senior vice president Phil Schiller's opening remarks -- the first Macworld keynote not delivered by Steve Jobs since 1997.
Nobody's expecting breakthrough products that rise to the level of the iMac (Macworld 1998), the iBook (1999), iTunes (2001) or the iPhone (2007), but MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 3, 2009 2:14 PM ET
None of this is set in stone -- especially as long as Steve Jobs retains the prerogative to change his mind at the last minute -- but AppleInsider has posted the most definitive road map to date of Apple's (AAPL) fall product lineup.
Citing unnamed "people familiar with the situation," AppleInsider's Kasper Jade ticks off a schedule of release for a batch of new iPods, overhauled notebooks and refreshed iMacs, confirming MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 28, 2008 10:38 AM ET
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