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nptski
Dec 25, 2002, 05:53 PM
I hate to be trivial, but I don't want a white computer and I want an iBook!
I really want to switch back from the "dark side". I started with a IIe through a Lisa to a Wallstreet with about 15 stops along the way. I believe Jaguar (soon Panther) will handily run VPC to run my real estate apps. TiBook is a bit big to be as portable as I need although it is beyond cool.

Maybe this great little workhorse (iBook) will sell even better with a better color(s)? Am I the only one? Apple, please switch (color)?

t^3
Dec 25, 2002, 06:20 PM
The outside color of the iBook can actually be changed, as there is just white paint on the inside of the clear plastic cover. I've seen some pictures around of people changing it to blue, red, etc., and I've even seen some beautiful custom made art designs too! The inside of the iBook (the area around the screen and keyboard/trackpad) can't be that easily changed, as it is the actual color of the plastic.

melchior
Dec 25, 2002, 10:22 PM
i changed my ibook outer shell to a opaque blue. i personanlly thought it was easy, but you may disagree... =) i was going to do a intricate design of chocolate and light caramel check, but what can i say, i'm lazy beyond the digital mock-ups i did...

i don't see apple going to various colors anytime soon, such as the days of the original imac and the clamshell ibook (is that the correct way to refer to them? i forget)

as for teh palm rest, there was a guy at the tokyo macworld expo 2 years ago selling clearn vinyl plastic palm rests. but i haven't seen them online anywhere....

of note also, here in japan, in most retailers that stock macs (that being most electronics shops, as they are quite popular) you purchase pre-designed lids. admittedly only for the top, but still, very cool. they come in zebra strips and camoflauge (spelling) among others... many funky apple accessories to be had here... such as the usb powered fan for cooling your ibook through the left vent =)

jefhatfield
Dec 26, 2002, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by nptski
I hate to be trivial, but I don't want a white computer and I want an iBook!
I really want to switch back from the "dark side". I started with a IIe through a Lisa to a Wallstreet with about 15 stops along the way. I believe Jaguar (soon Panther) will handily run VPC to run my real estate apps. TiBook is a bit big to be as portable as I need although it is beyond cool.

Maybe this great little workhorse (iBook) will sell even better with a better color(s)? Am I the only one? Apple, please switch (color)?

i like graphite myself and i hope apple will have that option in the future...its neutral enough that a lot of poeple will like it

gopher
Dec 26, 2002, 10:10 AM
Any color you like...click here:

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/ibook_mods/ibook_paint_mod.html

zac4mac
Dec 26, 2002, 10:49 AM
I did that with my last iBook, a 12" 600Combo. The top is real easy to get off, and the paint comes off with Isopropyl alcohol. No scratches, but use it in a ventilated area. I had the same opinion as the guy from the link - why bother with the bottom.

Some dark silver paint and a TiBook keyboard(they're the same except color) and you've got a "mini-Ti".

Zack

JSRockit
Dec 26, 2002, 05:13 PM
I'd like to see graphite...or even dark blue. Black would be ok, but then it would mean Apple comformed to the norm.

Wren
Dec 26, 2002, 05:23 PM
I LOVE the white iBook.... it is as cool as ICE! I call it the ice!!

JSRockit
Dec 26, 2002, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by Wren
I LOVE the white iBook.... it is as cool as ICE! I call it the ice!!

I love the movie Cool as Ice too...oh I mean...I love the white iBook as well.

alset
Dec 26, 2002, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by JSRockit


I love the movie Cool as Ice too...oh I mean...I love the white iBook as well.

On a similar note, if you use your iBook as a tiny sled on an icy path you can achieve a "brushed" look that resembles the effect of steel wool. The only downside is that the gashes are deeper and your 'Book may not boot up after you finish. On the lighter side, this is more fun than spending your afternoon doing it by hand.

Anyone know if AppleCare supports sledding accidents?

On a serious note, thanks for links to sites with instructions. I may try this with mine.

Dan

scem0
Dec 27, 2002, 05:48 AM
IMO, I think the iBook looks best in white, and there are few other
colors that it could pull off. I mean, no offense to those with this
computer, the lime toilet-seat iBooks were extremely ugly. The
whole fruity flavors are out of style now. It is time for semi-transparent
colors like snow. I love how the iBooks are right now.

I hope apple keeps them that way. ;)

JSRockit
Dec 27, 2002, 06:25 AM
Yeah, some of the colors were hideous...but some could still be nice. I'd like a dark blue, graphite, black, and maybe even chocalate...go ahead laugh.