12" PowerBooks Out of Stock Everywhere?

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  1. LaMerVipere macrumors 6502a

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    I was so looking forward to getting my new PowerBook on Saturday, so I called the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue to check and see if they were in stock, only to hear that they have none. And they said they didn't know when a new shipment is expected. :(

    Then I called the Apple Stores @ Woodfield & Oakbrook only to hear the same crushing news! Even resellers like MicroCenter & CDW didn't have any in stock.

    Bad times. :(

    On the plus side, for those richer than I, all places had 15" and 17" PowerBooks in stock. Gah.
     
  2. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Im in San Diego,California. I went to the Apple store yesterday and they had no 12 inch pb's either. :rolleyes:
     
  3. dudewheresmymac macrumors member

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    i have an idea what this could mean.. G5 pbs anyone ? :D :cool:
     
  4. mcgarry macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. This clearly means ....

    G5 POWERBOOKS NEXT TUESDAY ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    you heard it here first, people
     
  5. nerdykarim macrumors member

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    i called the atlanta store for about ten days straight before i finally was able to switch...apparently its the most popular model. (12" 1.5 SD)
     
  6. LaMerVipere thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Launching alongside Tiger! :eek: :D :) :eek: :D :eek: :) :D :eek:
     
  7. XIII macrumors 68040

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    :eek: :eek: Really!?!? :eek: :eek:

    Heh, amazon have massive back orders on their PB's, expecially 12"'s, after they ran that $150 rebate.
     
  8. 840quadra Moderator

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    THey had a couple at the Mall of America the other day when I was looking.

    If they are truely comming out with the G5 Version of the PB, that will make my current decision MUCH harder..

    :confused:
     
  9. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, I know that feeling... when I had finally decided to get a 15" 1 1/2 year ago the entire kingdom of Denmark was out of stock. Forcing me to get one of apparently 2 last 17" (with a nice discount) from an obscure provincial dealer.
    That was right before the upgrade to 1.33 Ghz...

    A
     
  10. eroda macrumors member

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    there wont be g5 powerbooks more like a major revision mayby, or they just simply didnt account for this ammount of demand and are working their butts off to get new ones made
     
  11. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe we have the explanation in this thread :rolleyes:

    A

    edit: oh, maybe not, forgot we were talking about powerbooks here, hehe..
     
  12. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

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    As much as I would like to hope that a PB upgrade is imminent, I have to think that the February update would not have happened if an April-May-June redesign/ upgrade was coming. I suspect that Apple underestimated the demand for the 12" powerbook-- personally (as more of an ibook customer) I think that the "upgrades" from the 12" ibook-- the ram, the videocard, the build quality/ keyboard, the faster, protected hard drive, etc. are worth the extra money-- such that a lot of 12" ibook buyers are getting the PB.
     
  13. 840quadra Moderator

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    At the same time, look at apple history of releases, and system replacement. Some models only lived for a couple of months, sucsessfull or not.

    I wouldn't put it past them to do a major upgrade, then a complete model replacement.

    Macintosh 2vi had production life of 5 months
    Macintosh TV Production life of again 5 months
    macintosh powerbook 540 6 month production life
    The first powerbook G3 was only alive 4 months.
    Imac Rev C about 4 month lifespan
    etc.etc.etc.

    needless to say, Apple has had, and will continue to have short lifespan models, and revisions.
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Haha, yeah right, they're coming out with a 12" G5 Powerbook, but since the 15" and 17" PBs are still well stocked, they're not getting a G5. Only the smallest, most difficult model to fit a G5 into will get it. ;)
     
  15. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you are right. I'd be ecstatic with a 12" widescreen 7448 G4 powerbook-- the heck with a G5.
     
  16. marcsiry macrumors member

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    I was unable to find a replacement battery for my PowerBook 12" in ALL OF NEW YORK CITY. I tried the Apple Store and four other dealers. I finally found one in Los Angeles, at Creative Computers on Wilshire (MacMall).

    The first gen must be wearing out their batteries (like mine) and causing a run on the market... very annoying.
     
  17. hansen macrumors regular

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    Just got a PB 12" on Monday and I'm LOVING it! My first Mac. Sitting in my couch surfing wireless, life is great! A G5 PB on Tuesday can't take this joy away. For all you waiting to buy lets hope for upgrades. For the rest of us, how to get rid of the stupid smile...? ;-)
     
  18. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Yea the all new Apple g5 firebook. :rolleyes: That little 12 inch beast gets hot enough as it is. Its time to wake up from that dream your in. ;)
     
  19. LaMerVipere thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Update:

    I just called the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue (again) a few minutes ago to check and see if they knew when more would be arriving. They are now saying that they're expecting 7 on Monday, with no more arriving until the following Monday.

    I asked why the 12" was gone everywhere when the 15" and 17" were in such abundance, and the guy told me they haven't had any 12" PowerBooks in 2 weeks because of an "issue" with the trackpads, and the new ones that are coming supposedly have resolved that "issue".
     
  20. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    The Apple store at Barton Creek was out of stock of the 12 inchers when I went in, so I just ordered it. A week later and came and I was free of Winblows tyranny...:)
     
  21. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    I just picked up my PB a few weeks ago. Walked in and they had one. I haven't had an issue with the trackpad, I'd be interested to hear if there is an issue
     

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