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caveman_uk
Oct 22, 2003, 05:44 AM
Are we expecting anything?

caveman_uk
Oct 22, 2003, 05:48 AM
In fact most of the Euro stores are down....not the US one though.

MacsRgr8
Oct 22, 2003, 06:07 AM
Indeed!


Wat can it be? iBooks?eMacs?

crenz
Oct 22, 2003, 06:11 AM
Seems like Wednesdays have become the new Tuesdays :).

caveman_uk
Oct 22, 2003, 06:12 AM
Whatever it is it's Europe only as the US and Japan stores are still definately up....surely it can't be iTMS:eek:

MacsRgr8
Oct 22, 2003, 06:19 AM
Weren't the EU-stores down way before the US-store when the iMacs were bumped last time?

iGav
Oct 22, 2003, 06:21 AM
Originally posted by caveman_uk
Whatever it is it's Europe only as the US and Japan stores are still definately up....surely it can't be iTMS:eek:

it won't be Europe's iTMS.... that will have a huge announcement type thing...

I'm guessing offer updates, or iBook updates....

U.S. store may go down yet... as they seem to following Europe in closing down 15-20 minutes after...

caveman_uk
Oct 22, 2003, 06:22 AM
Originally posted by iGAV
it won't be Europe's iTMS.... that will have a huge announcement type thing...

You would've thought so...

Lincoln
Oct 22, 2003, 06:36 AM
Well accoring to MacUser it is:

http://www.macuser.co.uk/

Macuser reports:

"Apple to announce G4 iBooks today
[MacUser] 11:06

Apple is expected to announce its first ever G4 iBooks this afternoon, according to sources.
The upgrade will mean that none of Apple's current line-up will be using the ageing G3 processor, which was first introduced in 1997.

Sources have also confirmed that Apple will announce a minor overhaul of the eMac line-up, the most significant feature of which will be price cuts and a simplification of the range.

The new machines will ship with Panther pre-installed."

I woder where they get their info from?

Sabbath
Oct 22, 2003, 06:36 AM
Its probably just because its a universal international "the store is down" screen, but the third tab is iTunes, whereas the UK site still has switch and the US site has the new iPod & iTunes.

Just an observation, although I guess it just hasnt been updated since last thursday.

MacsRgr8
Oct 22, 2003, 06:42 AM
Originally posted by Lincoln
Well accoring to MacUser it is:

http://www.macuser.co.uk/

Macuser reports:

"Apple to announce G4 iBooks today
[MacUser] 11:06


G4 iBooks?

That'll be a huge announcement!

caveman_uk
Oct 22, 2003, 06:51 AM
I doubt they'd be released until we had G5 powerbooks. If we are getting G4 ibooks I'd guess them to have pretty low clock speeds.

tomf87
Oct 22, 2003, 07:08 AM
Interestingly enough, even though the store appears to be up in the US, I can't check order status anymore. I'm getting a backend server error.

You know, now that I went to go get the error to paste into here, I found that the US store is down too!

Sabbath
Oct 22, 2003, 07:15 AM
Its been down for a while now (UK store) this thread was started at 11:44GMT and its now 1:15. I wonder if this is significant.

I really want to look at the refurbished store thats only open on Wednesdays in the UK, Hurry up apple, although if they put a mini dvi output on the iBook i'll take one hehehe. I know its completely unlikely with the 12" powerbook and all.

yamabushi
Oct 22, 2003, 07:23 AM
Could be a 750GX in the iBook that they would call a G4 for marketing reasons.

BTW- the U.S. and Japan stores are also down.

SilentPanda
Oct 22, 2003, 07:27 AM
Could it have anything to do with XGrid or G5 Xserves?

Wes
Oct 22, 2003, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by Lincoln
Well accoring to MacUser it is:

http://www.macuser.co.uk/

Macuser reports:

"Apple to announce G4 iBooks today
[MacUser] 11:06

Apple is expected to announce its first ever G4 iBooks this afternoon, according to sources.
The upgrade will mean that none of Apple's current line-up will be using the ageing G3 processor, which was first introduced in 1997.

Sources have also confirmed that Apple will announce a minor overhaul of the eMac line-up, the most significant feature of which will be price cuts and a simplification of the range.

The new machines will ship with Panther pre-installed."

I woder where they get their info from?

Aren't they usually on the money? Macuser.co.uk has a pretty good track record.

Sabbath
Oct 22, 2003, 07:36 AM
G4 iBook seems they have kicked life back into the 14" with that sneaky speccing

caveman_uk
Oct 22, 2003, 07:44 AM
Bloody hell it is!!!!

arby
Oct 22, 2003, 07:46 AM
Brand new G4 iBook just announced!!!

800MHz PowerPC G4
256K L2 cache (at 800MHz)
12-inch TFT Display
1024x768 resolution
256MB DDR266 memory
30GB Ultra ATA drive
DVD/CD-RW drive
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
32MB video memory
56K internal modem
AirPort Extreme ready



933MHz PowerPC G4
256K L2 cache (at 933MHz)
14-inch TFT Display
1024x768 resolution
256MB DDR266 memory
40GB Ultra ATA drive
DVD/CD-RW drive
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
32MB video memory
56K internal modem
AirPort Extreme ready



1GHz PowerPC G4
256K L2 cache (at 1GHz)
14-inch TFT Display
1024x768 resolution
256MB DDR266 memory
60GB Ultra ATA drive
DVD/CD-RW drive
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
32MB video memory
56K internal modem
AirPort Extreme ready

caveman_uk
Oct 22, 2003, 07:49 AM
Behold!!!!! As the resale value of my G3 ibook falls through the floor:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Sabbath
Oct 22, 2003, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by caveman_uk
Behold!!!!! As the resale value of my G3 ibook falls through the floor:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Just what I was thinking, with the upgrade and effective drop in price my 900MHz iBook must have dropped a good 200 today. Bang goes any plan of upgrading to a 12" powerbook to run my 20" display.

caveman_uk
Oct 22, 2003, 09:31 AM
I reckon my 800Mhz combo model (384MB w/ airport) is now worth 500 - 600 tops

yellow
Oct 22, 2003, 09:34 AM
Urp! Why can't i delete my own post? That's dumb..