Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Jan 2006 18:51 UTC
Apple "An Intel-based iBook has been widely trailed to be unveiled next week. If you're anticipating speeds and feeds ahead of next week's keynote, we'll have to disappoint you. But sources close to Apple suggest that the many in the rumor mill have failed to illuminate the bigger picture - a strategy to makeover the iBook as a cut-price bait to lure switchers, with price points much lower than Apple has ever risked for a portable machine. In many ways, the strategy is risky, but with rival PC notebook laptop prices in freefall - Dell today offers a $499 [EUR 410] notebook - Apple may not have any choice but to embrace it."
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RE: No $500 iBooks on the way
by tyrione on Sat 7th Jan 2006 23:01 UTC in reply to "No $500 iBooks on the way"
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The iBook will never be targeted for the sub $500 laptop market. Apple has made this clear in their 10-Q statements regarding margins and areas of the market they freely admit they don't want.

The $500 laptop will disappear when Vista arrives. The video requirements for the Operating System will force Dell to raise the price points.

OS X already has those requirements.

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