probably already aware since you've been stalking it,but "This Week" section of business page said "The buzz is that AAPL will introduce a new MAC computer priced below $600 at the MacWorld conference in San Francisco. Apple hasn't commented, but it should be a big week for the company anyway , as it reports 4th q earnings Wed amid sky-high expectations for iPod sales."
thanks, Meebykins, only aware because Hans told me the other day about the cheapie Mac rumour. Awhile back, AAPL jumped bigtime in a day because an analyst upgraded, saying that the popularity of IPOD's will cause many first time buyers of computers to buy Mac, so if Mac is priced accordingly (600) first time buyers will be even more enticed.
Looks like there will be good opportunities trading AAPL in the coming weeks.