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Computer Hardware & Software
Mac Mini Could See Big Announcement

Maya Roney, 11.14.05, 12:00 PM ET

NEW YORK - Apple fans: Don’t spend all of your holiday money on a video iPod–Wall Street analysts and Mac experts are predicting a surprise announcement of a new Intel-based Mac at MacWorld this January.

Back in June, Apple Computer (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) announced that it would have a Mac running on Intel (nasdaq: INTC - news - people ) chips by June 2006, but the Street and the geeks have a hunch that the company could make the transition much sooner.

“Our extensive checks in the supply chain are pointing to a very possible early introduction of Intel-based Macs before the June 2006 target date, with a possible Intel-based Mac Mini introduced at MacWorld,” wrote UBS Analyst Ben Reitzes in a recent research report that got tongues wagging all over Mac rumor Web sites.[/quote]
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