Intel Apple Laptop In January?

Citigroup analyst Richard Gardner claims that Apple is poised to release an Intel-based laptop as early as January. Additionally, Gardner forsees Apple becoming a $20 billion company in 2006.

Apple Computer could introduce its first laptop computers based on Intel chips as early as January, which, together with robust sales of video iPods, should drive earnings higher, Citigroup said Wednesday.

It is not known if Gardner is looking at new information from Apple, or simply responding to recent rumors (1, 2) of Intel-based Apple hardware being ready for debut at MacWorld San Francisco.

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