Apple rumor mill predicts 'all new Mac'
Un-Mac Mac arrives 'this year'
Apple is planning to release an entirely new Mac by the end of this year, according to a Japanese news 'n' rumor website.
Such is the power of Apple's cult of secrecy that even the flimsiest rumor from a web source with a hit-or-miss record can excite the imaginations of fanbois worldwide.
As far as your humble Reg reporter can determine from his limited Japanese, the assistance of Google Translate, and Babylon.com, Macotakara reported on Monday that their source, an Asian parts supplier, says the new Mac will be "distinctly different" from any existing product.
A somewhat convoluted English translation on the Macotakara page concurs, noting that "Apple seems to be preparing project to release new Mac line-up which is absolutely different from current products."
The website did correctly predict that the arrival of the iPad 2 this March, but that wasn't exactly rocket science. It also published specs for the iPad 2 that were close, but not spot-on.
AppleInsider points out that Macotakara reported this May that Apple was testing an A5-powered MacBook Air. Whether a keyboard-equipped iOS machine is the "Mac" to which Macotakara's supplier source is now referring is a matter for individual conjecture.
The only certainty to the Macotakara report is that if you'd like to get some publicity for your website and the page views that go along with it, just launch an Apple rumor, and the coverage will commence.
Such as this article, we sheepishly admit. ®
RE: ps2os2 Yawn, Wake me up next year
"I did not follow that nor will I follow anything new put out by Apple"
IMHO, you are wrong. By not only reading this article but taking the time to post that means that sorry, you do follow Apple but won't admit it you yourself.
Next you will be tellingt us that your G4 Cube (or whatever) is running fine. Well, so is my 1991 MicroVax running fine.
And before you ask, I do own some Apple kit.
An original Mini (running Debian these days) and a 13in Macbook that dual boots into Lion and CentOS.
... troll trolling a troll still a troll?
He wrote, "hyperbole," and used it correctly in a sentence. That has to count for something.
My Worst Nightmare
would be if Apple decided to replace the Macintosh with something based on iOS, subject to the restrictive policies of the App Store.
That would be the kind of "all-new Mac" that some indications point towards.
However, whatever I may think of some poor decisions Apple has made in the past, they're not that crazy.