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Apple Fall MacBook Announcements 2008-10-14 11:45:48

Getting the Scoop From Steve — Q&A Session

We got a chance to talk directly to Steve and his crew during a Q&A session at the end of the presentation. Here are some insights to the new MacBooks as well as some other burning questions the group had for him:

Q: What is the status of 17-inch MacBook Pro?
A: The 17-inch MacBook Pro is still available, and is in the process of being refreshed.

Q: Will there be an option for matte screens or are you going with glass screens all the way?
A: Glass all the way. We ran into hesitation with iMacs, but it's just so much better. It's like night and day.

To see what Steve has to say about Blu-ray compatibility, weight updates, and the new graphics card, just

.

Q: What about Blu-ray compatibility?
A: "Blu-ray is a bag of hurt," Steve said. Unfortunately, licensing of Blu-ray technology is complex, and Apple is just waiting for Blu-ray to take off in the marketplace and lower cost of drives. Solution is iTunes HD.

Q: Is the new Nvidia graphics card exclusively yours?
A: Apple is the first to take it to market.

Q: Weight differences in the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros?
A: The new MacBook is 4.5lbs, and the MacBook Pro is 5.5lbs.

Q: Will there be any Netbooks on the market soon?
A: We'll see how it goes.

Q: Did Apple design the motherboard for these products in-house?
A: All in-house. It's pretty high-tech stuff.

Q: In regards to the new touchpad: Do touchscreens not make sense on laptops?
A: We've experimented with it, but so far it hasn't made a whole lot of sense for us to have a touchscreen on a laptop.

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LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
So glad I haven't bought a macbook yet. Cant wait for the new ones!
macgirl macgirl 8 years
gigly_grl- I agree, I HATE the glossy screen :-( They must have marketing material that points to me and you being in the minority. I will be getting one as I have to (poor me I know) but I will be looking into getting a anti-glare screen protector.
gigly_grl gigly_grl 8 years
ugh steve jobs, have you even LOOKED at the glossy screens? Oh right, they're so great... why? Because you see your reflection in them and that's "better" *sigh* soooo bad, sooo very very bad. hesitation is an understatement, you've just pissed off the majority of your long-term consumers dumbass :P
gigly_grl gigly_grl 8 years
ugh steve jobs, have you even LOOKED at the glossy screens? Oh right, they're so great... why? Because you see your reflection in them and that's "better" *sigh*soooo bad, sooo very very bad. hesitation is an understatement, you've just pissed off the majority of your long-term consumers dumbass :P
sergeantkero sergeantkero 8 years
i still love the old design of the 13" macbook. i love how the white is like glass..
shepptacular shepptacular 8 years
Let's talk about how excited I am about all the new Mac details. I was literally purchasing an old one before I saw the geeksugar blog about new ones being announced today and I am so glad I waited! As soon as I can I'm purchasing one making my PC to Mac switch (shh..don't tell my Dell)
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