Apple falls behind in laptop race

Apple fanboys must be starting to wonder if Jobs' Mob has decided abandon its laptop range. With the tame Apple press pushing press releases that are full of yarns about the iPad, iPhone and dull applications that can run on the gizmos, the notebooks have been languishing undeveloped. While we can understand that Apple finds it difficult to be that much of a control freakish company and get more than one product out at a time the MacBook Pro is being flogged with an outdated Intel Core 2 Duo processor under the bonnet.

Meanwhile other PC makers, who in the Apple fanboy fantasy, are supposed to be copying Apple have nice new notebooks with Intel's new Core i3/i5/i7 processors. In fact MacBook Pros were last updated on June 8, 2009, 287 days ago. Normally the entire lifecycle of an Apple range is 200 days. There could be a number of reasons for this ranging from Apple does not care about its laptops these days when there is more cash to be made peddling variants of the iPhone to the fact it can't come up with anything new.

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