Some Apple Laptop News/Predictions for 2006

Macworld UK thinks Apple will roll out laptops with Intel chips in the first quarter of 2006.

Taipei Times says Apple will take control of the notebook market:

Among all brand-name notebook-computer makers, Apple Computer Inc is set to take center stage next year, mainly bolstered by its new light-weight models as well as the iPod effect, a recent study found.

They are predicting they will ship over three million laptops, and that Apple will grab consumers’ attention next year as the company will unveil light-weight models with a stylish design aimed at luring female users.

I don’t think they need to target female users – if you make a good design, gender won’t matter (just look at the iPod).