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Looks like the general public, or at least general investors, are not too happy with the new notebooks. Typically the stock goes up significantly the same day as a big announcement like this, but today is went down significantly.

Maybe people were hoping for a more affordable computer in a time of economic strain, but Apple didn't do anything to react to the economy, which will likely be this way for a while and cause sales of higher end systems like theirs to fall sharply. I'm sure Dell and others will be appy to get some of that market share Apple stole back when people go for bargain systems to save money.

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I wouldn't say that's the reaction at all.
It seems a lot of people, like myself, are very excited about these new aluminium MacBooks but were desperately hoping for something more affordable. Especially seeing as we're going through an economic crisis.
Granted, a few people aren't too keen on the new model, but that was the case with the iPhone and the original MacBook Pro. They certainly won over their critics.
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I wouldn't say that's the reaction at all.
It seems a lot of people, like myself, are very excited about these new aluminium MacBooks but were desperately hoping for something more affordable. Especially seeing as we're going through an economic crisis.
Granted, a few people aren't too keen on the new model, but that was the case with the iPhone and the original MacBook Pro. They certainly won over their critics.
He's talking about Apple's investors and Apple stock.

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I think the new MB's are gorgeous and I just bought my first apple ever Sept 25th... I bought a white 2.4 MB and I could care less that the new ones are out I am completely happy with mine... but I still think the new ones are beautiful.

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is it just me, or does the black and silver combination on the new MB remind you of the colour schemes on the Sony VAIO's?
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exactly....its like they took away the distinct look of an apple notebook

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I agree with the colours making them look dissimilar to the apple notebooks that we know and love, but I think Apple are aware of this.
I remember reading a few months ago that Apple were prepared to suffer a loss for a brief period of time with their 'future products'. I can guess we could infer that so great is their confidence in the new notebooks that they're going to absorb the brief spell of speculation, and then just wait for the orders to flood in.
My order will be on there for certain! Spent the past few hours thinking about it, and I'm completely drawn to the new models.
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Looks to me like most things dropped today, including the DJIA and NASDAQ.

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Maybe people were hoping for a more affordable computer in a time of economic strain, but Apple didn't do anything to react to the economy, which will likely be this way for a while and cause sales of higher end systems like theirs to fall sharply. I'm sure Dell and others will be appy to get some of that market share Apple stole back when people go for bargain systems to save money.
Agreed wholeheartedly. I said this on another post and I'll say it in here: WE'RE GOING THROUGH AN ECONOMIC CRISIS. I have a White MacBook. Say I want to get a new White MacBook. They start at $1000?? Are you kidding me? I love the new look of the MacBook because it reminds me of the older powerbooks which I adore, so I don't have complaints there. But seriously, MAKE APPLE MORE AFFORDABLE TO THE MIDDLE CLASS. Most middle-class folk I talk to have PCs because they only paid $400 for them. Yes you could reply with "Well they won't last as long as a Mac." For crying out loud, if I was on a strict budget but needed a new computer, I CERTAINLY wouldn't spend $1000 on a MacBook when I could get one used for $550. And the new ones? No click-button? Yeah real smart. Most people have a hard enough time typing, and now you're going to have to incorporate some dexterity skill to point and click by tapping? Not smart. I feel quite disheartened with Apple, the same way they wanted a ridiculous amount of money for a freakin' 1.6GHz MacBook Air. They gaffed up big today and they had a stranglehold on the PC market, but this lets the PC back in the game. I could get two Dell Inspiron laptops for the cost of 1 new MacBook. I don't know, I always thought spending over $1000 on a laptop was ridiculous but I guess that's just me.

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How does the old adage go? Buy on rumor, sell on news.

It's not unusual for Apple's stock to take a pounding after a new product release. Then, as the products start selling, the stock goes right up. Personally, I think a lot of the reason for this pounding was the rumor about the sub-$1000 notebook. If Apple competed in that segment, they'd be taking a heck of a lot more market share.

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They should've done something real creative like car dealerships do:
1. "Apple Loyalty" : If you have had an Apple for longer than 5 years, take a few hundred off.
2. "Trade in your PC for an Apple" : Depending on the notebook, trade in your PC and get an Apple laptop real cheap.

....Would've been genius.

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They should've done something real creative like car dealerships do:
1. "Apple Loyalty" : If you have had an Apple for longer than 5 years, take a few hundred off.
2. "Trade in your PC for an Apple" : Depending on the notebook, trade in your PC and get an Apple laptop real cheap.

....Would've been genius.
Why though? They are not hurting for sales. I was in the Apple store today, and there were a TON of people in there, they were selling left and right, and that was at 8pm. I guarantee that they will not have any problems selling the new MB's and MBP's.

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I like the idea of 5x better graphics, but they don't look like Apple Notebooks.


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I like the idea of 5x better graphics, but they don't look like Apple Notebooks.
Correction... they don't look like Apple's current notebooks. But why should they? They use the same design language as the iPhone, iMac and the MacBook Air. They look completely at home in the context of the full line-up.

I think people just need to sleep on it. They're used to looking at designs that date back to the G4 iBook and Powerbook G4. They're different, they're supposed to be. Mark my words, the entire industry will be copying them in just a few months. Apple is always the trendsetter and these designs are no different.

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Correction... they don't look like Apple's current notebooks. But why should they? They use the same design language as the iPhone, iMac and the MacBook Air. They look completely at home in the context of the full line-up.

I think people just need to sleep on it. They're used to looking at designs that date back to the G4 iBook and Powerbook G4. They're different, they're supposed to be. Mark my words, the entire industry will be copying them in just a few months. Apple is always the trendsetter and these designs are no different.
I could not agree with this more!!!!!!!

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