Bought iBook Tonight!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by greenguy4, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    This is my first Apple and I am making the switch from PC. I am glad to join the Apple family:)!
     
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    Mertzen

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    Congrats .. what are the specs ??
     
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    hcuar

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    Congrats! You'll soon be wondering why you haven't purchased one sooner. :cool:
     
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    aussie_geek

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    Good Stuff

    Well done mate. Welcome to the REAL computing experience. :D

    aussie_geek
     
  5. mms
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    Awesome. Now make that "my first Mac" and you'll be set.
     
  6. mpw
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    greenguy4 you'll not regret it for at least two weeks hen hey'll release updates gallore to the sofware you woulda' got free and you'll kick you r self!

    the iBook a great machine, just accept techno-churn.

    personally I'd have waited until 12h just in case of updates but hey I'm drunk.

    Sincer welcome to worthwhile community if you need any help just call on good ol' macrumours, we're great!
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Specs

    iBook 14" 1.33GHz Combo
    512MB DDR266 (256MB built-in & 256MB SO-DIMM)
    80GB Ultra ATA drive
    Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    AirPort Extreme Card
    Bluetooth Module
    Keyboard & Mac OS X - U.S. English

    Thats from the order page--and you guys know of any accessories that are good to get--I saw some talk of a keyboard cover....anything else?
     
  8. mms
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    iSkin keyboard covers:
    http://www.iskin.com/protouch_PB1.html

    Since you got BlueTooth, you might consider using some BlueTooth mouse. I find it a lot better than using the trackpad. Logitech has some nice ones, or you could get the Apple wireless mouse.
     
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    puckhead193

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    A great case (do a search on the forums)
    an external mouse/keyboard for at home
    Welcome to the Mac club. :cool:
     
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    maya

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    (S)he, has a 30 day time frame if any new software after MWSF 2005 is released and set to be bundled with the future iBooks, (s)he can obtain it for free by heading down to an Apple store or calling Apple and they will ship it for 10-20 USD. :)


    Welcome to the Family :)
     
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    Sir_Giggles

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    The last ibook update was something like 8 months ago. Newer ibooks may be quietly released several days after MWSF.
     
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    maya

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    What are you talking about, are you traveling in a time machine or stuck in a time warp. :)
     
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    Sir_Giggles

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    Never mind, i was thinking of the PBs. :eek:
     
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    maya

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    Oh were you busy PS the EDUK, pic in the bunker. :)
     
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    sorry to hijack a thread, but for instance if they release iLife 05 or tiger or something, i can go to a local apple store with like some proof of purchase and get it free since i ordered my emac in late december?
     
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    It all depends on the grace period ..

    But most of the times it is after it has been released but not included in the boxes ..
     
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    maya

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    This is true when you have the "i"and "e"line Mac's.

    So if you have an iBook, iMac, or eMac yes you will get it free.

    You bought your "i" or "e" line Mac in late december yes you will get iLife 2005 free and also whatever they are going to package with the new low end Mac's lets say for example "iWork". As long as the application came bundled with your Mac and its outdate with a new version released all you need is proof and its 30 days. I am looking forward to getting free upgrades.

    I can also obtain my upgrades from a 3rd party Apple Reseller store. :)
     
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    maya

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    It all depends since you have a 30 day return policy and Apple would rather give you the free update then to take the product back. They are very helpful in this regard. :)

    A day over 30 days and you can kiss this nice software upgrade out the door. :)
     
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    that's pretty awesome, even though i'd have to drive to austin to get to an apple store. now i dont feel like an idiot for buying when i did! :D
     
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    Really.... Thats intresting. :counting days since i bought an ibook for my dad for christmas: hmm i think im over. Damn!
     

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