While the October 12 event will disappoint Apple watchers eager to see the fruits of Apple's labor on its fifth-generation iPod, it has become apparent that Apple wants to avoid detracting attention from the new iPod nano, which carries high margins and which Apple expects might sell up to 10 million units this holiday quarter. While full-size iPod sales have been depressed for the better part of the year, especially in capacities beyond 20GB, Apple's bigger priority at this time is halting the skid in both Power Mac and PowerBook sales.
Apple to launch new Powerbooks and Power Macs on October 12?
Posted on Thursday, October 06 2005 @ 2:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Mac rumour site ThinkSecret reports Apple has invited some people (including the press) for a special event that will take place on October 12th at the California Theater in San Jose. According to ThinkSecret's sources Apple will not launch the iPod video but new PowerBook and Power Mac systems.