As far as I’m aware, our boy Vincent has never been described as psychic but with his trials of a 64GB Samsung SSD NAND drive in a MacBook Pro over at SlashGear it could be that he’s pre-empted Apple’s latest laptop move. AppleInsider quote analyst Gene Munster who has highlighted the solid-state drive as a likely candidate for inclusion in a new addition to the MacBook range, possibly in the form of the subnotebook many have long suspected Cupertino of working on.
“We believe NAND Flash drive sizes have now reached capacities that Apple would consider large enough to include in a new MacBook model. As a result, a new, smaller version of Apple’s MacBook, and possibly an entirely new product, is more likely to be launched at MacWorld in early January” Gene Munster, Analyst
Munster also suggested that the iPhone would gain a mobility-friendly version of the file finding app Spotlight, enabling system-wide searches and contextual keyword strings. Such a feature – coinciding, he believes, with the iPhone being officially opened to third-party applications – would strengthen the handset’s claims as a smartphone rather than a high-end fashion cellphone.