Monday, May 7, 2007

Some rumors...

1- When a couple of days ago Steve Jobs posted his open letter on Apple's future environmental practices, he mentioned that Apple's line of computers will be switching from mercury-based LCD displays to LED backlit displays within the next year or two:
We plan to introduce our first Macs with LED backlight technology in 2007....Apple plans to completely eliminate the use of arsenic in all of its displays by the end of 2008....Apple plans to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of mercury by transitioning to LED backlighting for all displays when technically and economically feasible.

And, according to a recent AppleInsider report, the first computers to sport these new displays will be the MacBook's and MacBook Pro's. This makes sense, because apart from being more environmentally friendly, the LED displays will have reduced power consumption, enabling notebook batteries to last longer per charge.

2- iPhone to ship between June 15th and July 15th. As a leaked memo reveals, AT&T pressures its employees not to take vacations during the month between June and July 15th, to be ready for the "biggest selling period we have seen in a few years" caused by the iPhone. So I guess Steve Jobs won't be saying "shipping today" when he delivers his WWDC keynote on June 11th...

3- Finally, ThinkSecret seeks to redeem itself from a lack of substantial rumors during the past couple of months by announcing an "unconfirmed" yet "partially plausible" report from "unproven sources" suggest that Apple may unveil an iPod update as soon as tomorrow. Of course though, " this information has yet to be confirmed by other sources at this time." So basically, tomorrow's a Tuesday, which is when Apple usually announced products, and ThinkSecret really wants new iPods, so they just wrote about it! No but really, I think a new iPod would be cool to have this early (especially with iPhone-like touch controls), but I think this would distract people too much from the iPhone and reduce the "special cool" factor from it as well.

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