Could the annoucment be....

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  1. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

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    [DISCLAIMER:This is just my own crazy conspiracy theory, take it with a BIG grain of salt]

    That apple is releasing OS X for x86 plateform at the apple expo in Paris next month? As per recent rumors on this site:
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    ...sources further stated that Jobs is expected to make at least one major announcement during his presentation

    New Apple Switch Campaign Canceled?

    Mac OS X x86 on Any PC?
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    After reading through some of the forums of PC users who have succeded at installing OS X on their PC's as well as this recent article on wired

    I've determined that the install is "relativly" straight forward. Other's have suggested that apple may have leaked this cracked version, which of course results in free product testing for them.

    Of cource I also spend all day surrounded by mountains while working in a windowless office, so maby I'm just out to lunch.

    but if I am correct than everyone on macrumors owes me a fallafel
     
  2. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    I doubt it. It would be more likely that we already have an Intel mac ready...and that's not gonna happen. Odds are it is an updated iPod mini.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    updated iPod mini what? the first iPod Mini update took like 1 year plus some

    A new Mac laptop "eBook" to fight the low cost laptops a 12'' and 14'' screen starting at 12' '599 or 14'' 799. Only Combo drive( super drive on BTO) Airport biult in but not Bluetooth, 30gb or 60gb HD 512mb ram
     
  4. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    It wouldn't be that low; 60 or 80GB, most likely.
     
  5. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    That doesn't sound much different from the current iBooks. Just cheaper.
     
  6. Project macrumors 68020

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    An eBook should have no iLife, no Bluetooth, no Airport Extreme etc. Just the bread and butter stuff. There could definitely be a distinction between PowerBook, iBook and eBooks imo.. the move to Intel could further highlight this, as it will once again be possible to make the PowerBook just that... instead of just a slightly souped up iBook. It could be the laptop for the pros again. The iBook would be the consumer level book... , and eBook aimed for high school kids, mums (sorry to generalise but you get the point lol)... basically those who need it for non "Life" apps.. they just wanna browse the web, pay the bills, send an email, write documents and maybe watch a DVD.

    Processors:
    PB: Pentium D
    iB: Pentium M
    eB: Celeron

    Hard drves:
    PB: 120GB
    iBook:60gb
    eBook: 30gb

    Ram
    1024mb +
    512mb
    512mb

    VRam
    128mb
    64mb
    32mb

    Connections:
    1 Firewire 800, 1 FireWire 400 , 2 USB 2.0
    1 Firewire 400, 2 USB 2.0
    2 USB 2.0

    Put an eBook at a similar price to the eMac and you have a hit on your hands.
     
  7. faintember macrumors 65816

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    I could not agree more.
     
  8. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    The Pentium D is NOT going into a Powerbook. Have you seen the heat output on these things? The power consumption? They're astronomical!
     
  9. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    I second that thought
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, say "No" to Pentium D, kids.

    Its most likely:

    PowerBooks: Pentium M (or dual P-Ms): 13", 15", 17"
    iBook: Slower Pentium M (or single P-M while the PB gets dual P-M): 13", 15" models
    eBook: Never happen
    MiniBook: 10" screen with a very low powered Pentium-M or G4.
     
  11. Project macrumors 68020

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    admittedly I havent touched a D chip running, but I was basically referring to an article re it that I saw a while back. They said the D was for desktops and performance laptops.

    Nevermind though, as the poster above said, dualcore Ms could be a possibility. Especially with the low power consumption.
     
  12. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I @#$%ing WISH the Intel Macs would come out already!
     

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