Feeds

Product Red MacBook, iPod due Tuesday?

Special edition Motorola SLVR certainly

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Will next Tuesday, 16 May see the debut of the much-touted red iPod? Let's string together a series of coincidences and see if it will. We've no evidence - think of the exercise as a thought experiment. Apple was rumoured to announce its new Intel-based MacBook this week, on Tuesday. A variety of sources say the launch will now take place next Tuesday...

Other sources have claimed that the announcement will be accompanied by new iPods, even though it's much less than a year since the 5G iPod and the Nano were launched. Rumour-mongers have also suggested the MacBooks may be available in different colours.

The conclusion that a red iPod is in the works was first drawn after U2 singer Bono suggested it in off-the-cuff remarks about his Product Red charity, a scheme that calls on famous brands to offer red versions of their products in order to publicise the African AIDS crisis. Next Tuesday, the day Apple is said to be announcing new, coloured MacBooks and iPods, Bono will be guest-editing a major UK newspaper the Independent, which is going red to mark the occasion.

Tuesday, in short, is a big day for the Product Red charity. Since Apple is exactly the kind of iconic brand Bono wants on board, and he's also well in with the company, is it too much to suppose that early next week we'll see the debut of a red MacBook and/or iPod?

The logic's solid - alas there's no corroboratory evidence. Worse, according to the Guardian, Motorola will announce a red SLVR phone on Monday - buy the handset and £5 of the purchase price goes to fighting AIDS in Africa. Carphone Warhouse will be selling the phone, as will the major UK networks.

Motorola's move doesn't preclude Apple's participation in Product Red - the charity wants as many big-name brands as possible to take part. Either way, we look forward to next Tuesday with interest... ®

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.