Upcoming Apple Event? Plus Possible Netbook/iPhone News

Apple MacBook Air A couple of smaller Apple/Mac-related sites are reporting that there will be an upcoming event held by Apple to introduce new products. They have received tips that it would be towards the end of March – Maybe March 24th.

Chances are it’s going to be desktop models (iMacs, Mac minis, and possibly Mac Pros), and it’s expected to happen soon based up many comments from various analysts and those with ties to Apple, as well as the upcoming OS X 10.5.7 update. It’s just a matter of when it will be formally announced.

With that said, a few weeks ago The Industry Standard reported on an analyst who met with Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Phil Schiller, head of Apple’s marketing, and Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) who is currently filling in for CEO Steve Jobs.

Toni Sacconaghi who met with the Apple executives, mainly discussed upcoming iPhone plans, including new models and pricing.

However, he also said that Tim Cook hinted at “ideas” for a Mac netbook. The upcoming release of the NVIDIA Ion would fit nicely into Apple’s plans, since it might be used both in a new Mac mini and a Mac netbook. It shares a similar graphics chipset with the current MacBooks.

Read: The Industry Standard

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via Engadget