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Core 2 Duo Macbooks in September? We Ask Steve Jobs

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New Macbooks in September? I don't know...people are still having heat problems with the current generation chips, and the new ones are supposedly much hotter. But enough about what we think.


What happens when we ask Steve Jobs himself?

He blasted us with deafening silence.

How about when we spam the top tech journalists in the country with that question? Cranky Geek John Dvorak, Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal and David Pogue of the New York Times: they all ignored us. Finally, all the PC and Mac magazines wrote back.


More Quotes from the PC guys, after the jump, but first, a poll. What do you guys think?

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Will Smith, Editor in Chief, Maximum PC
100% affirmative, no question in my mind.

Jim Louderback, Editor in Chief, PC Magazine
Hah! If I told you that, I'd have to, well, kill your RSS feed or something. Seriously, I'll bet it happens, although I have no inside knowledge.


Harry McCracken, Editor in Chief, PC World
Rule #1 of Apple product announcements is that whatever you think is going to happen probably won't happen how and when you think it will. That said, it's clear that powerful, reasonably affordable Core 2 Duo Windows laptops will be everywhere soon, and the MacBook Pros will need Core 2 Duo fast to maintain credibility as high-end machines. So my guess would be that Apple will indeed release Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros soon. Unless it doesn't.

That tells us nothing. Who has the best success rate for guessing these releases?


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Wait, you guys have resorted to randomly e-mailing Steve Jobs and then calling that asking him? And then you spammed other tech journalists to ask them?


Just when I think I understand the depths of Gizmodo's suckiness, they remind me that I really, really don't.

Oh, and as far as 'History tells us no', that history is based on PowerPC chips, which weren't update as often, which, if you recall, was part of the reason Apple made the switch to Intel. They switched to Intel to get more timely updates to their chips, and you think they won't now take advantage of that?