1.42?

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  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Would it be possible to see a 12 inch 1.42 Ghz iBook in early 2006 in the next ibook update? Or no upgrade at all>
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I'm guessing next iBook will be intel.

    they were updated so recently that I can't really see them doing it with new PPC chips.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Of course it's possible. Whether it's likely or not is another question though. :)
     
  4. zap2 macrumors 604

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    ya i MIGHT see apple putting a small PPC update but it would be kind of worth less cuz in june 06 they will have sometype of intel mac out( likly the 'books!)
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    yeah, and a 1.42 iBook would totally TOTALLY spank the 12" PowerBook as it exists. (1.42 v 1.5)

    Poor PowerBook, you get no love! :(
     
  6. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well Mac minis were updated in july and september... very close timewise. So I dont like to go by when they were last updated. Also, would a 7448 processor seem impossible bc on freescales website, it seems like its much better than the current 7447A's.
     
  7. Yoyodyne macrumors member

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    Speaking of 1.42, I don't know if anyone has noticed, but the Apple store has an error on their PowerBook page. If you click the comparison chart, they list the 14" iBook as 1.33.

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/72701/wo/j67g0OoftnWL2szUMHc1QscTjkT/0.SLID?nclm=PowerBook&mco=7256EE37

    I know it might an honest mistake, but it makes the 12" PB look better after being neglected in the updates. If they put 1.42 in the chart many people would think harder about the iBook versus PowerBook decision.
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Doubtful, the next iBook revision will most likely feature intel processors.
     
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    Maybe starting at 1.47GHz/1.5GHz.
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Hopefully faster than that. Perhaps a 1.86GHz-2GHz Pentium M for the iBooks and a 2.13GHz-2.26GHz Pentium M for the PowerBooks.
     
  12. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I agree, I really think the next version will hopefully be an all new look with the intel processor in it.
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Not so sure that they need an all new look.

    I happen to think that they look awesome as they are now. :)
     
  14. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, the only thing i can think of is keeping the 1.33 and 1.42 Ghz models bc a speed upgrade is impossible( ibooks would be too close to PB's) and switching the chips to 7448. I doubt theyd get DDR2 RAM.
     
  15. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I agree, but if they make it thinner and a little different just because we have had that style for the past 4 years.
     
  16. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    I don't think we are going to see the Pentium M range of chips used. I believe Intel will have a new line of chips that are going to be used and imo I believe there might possibly be two versions. One with less clock speed but great battery performance and another chip for the Powerbooks giving better performance. That's my rumor any way ;)
     

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