Dealer info-MWSF

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  1. macrumors member

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    I went into my local mac store today to pick up my brother's christmas gift- a 14" ibook- just for fun, I asked the guy there what his thoughts were on MWSF. He told me quite positively, that the iBook will be getting a G4 processor, and that I should tell my brother to not open the package and keep the reciept until the show....my 2cents
     
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    DHagan4755

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    Whoop-de-doo. Any one can come on here and make such claims. For all we know, your dealer could read these types of forums as we do. A credible rumor is only valid if previous rumors were accurate. Since there's no track record...this thread is moot.
     
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    Re: Dealer info-MWSF


    this is very very unlikely to happen
     
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    Re: Dealer info-MWSF

    iBooks were just released, no way they gonna bump them now.. with G4 haaha.
     
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    DHagan4755

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    Apple's going to do what's in it's best interests. If they feel that the G3 is no longer viable in their product strategy, then they'll dump it.
     
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    springscansing

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    Jeez... stab him why don't you.

    Everyone has to post a first rumor sometime... newbie.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    As the other poster said, iBooks have had a recent revision. It's very unlikely Apple will make any iBook line changes for several months.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    they're probably right

    G4's in the ibook, preferably with a widescreen display

    that's my wet dream right there. But they're probably right... it's not gonna happen. Damnit! Maybe in another year.
     
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    Wouldn't a G4 in an iBook with a widescreen display be a powerbook? I mean, besides that there isn't any other BIG differences.

    BEN
     
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    Re: Dealer info-MWSF

    Id ont think so, seems to early, who knows though, i sure dont. tIt seems like the imacs and emacs birthday time to me. then there wil probably be some software updates or maybe even new software. if apple puts a 19 inch screen on the imac that would be really awesome, i sure hop they do it.

    iJon
     
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    benixau

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    i agree, i dont think we will see G4 ibooks until one or more likely some of these things happen:

    970 in pmacs and Xserves
    970 in pbooks or super duper fast g4s
    imacs have super fast g4s or low end 970s
    emacs have really fast g4s or really low end 970s

    then expect g4 ibooks. they will also probably kill the classic imac line at the same time.


    sorry liamcow, maybe next time.
     
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    I believe the G4 will be in the next iBook redesign...which is most likely in 4-9 months. The TiBook should be redesigned at this time as well. The iBook will never have the screen size/resolution the PowerBook has as well as much max ram capabilities as the PowerBook. Also, HD space, GPU, FSB speed and Optical Drives will always be top level in the PowerBook and one notch below in the iBook. Right there that is enough to differentiate the price of the TiBook.

    PC companies charge alot more just for a 200mhz increase (even though it is still a P4), better GPU, bigger screen, better optical drive, and more RAM. Why can't Apple? It seems logical to me that it really isn't a big deal to have the G4 in all Apple computers. The eMac and iMac are different enough to have there own buyers...I believe the iBook and TiBook are different enough...and will continue to be...even if both have the G4 processor.
     
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    Apple Store Schmucks

    ... The people who work at Apple stores probably spend a lot of time at Apple rumor sites too, and that's probably where they get half their information. I doubt Apple corporate is sending top-secret keynote previews to the part-timers who man the counters at the Apple store. If the guy who said this read the wrong rumor on some site, he may have become convinced of it, without any basis in his knowledge from work.
     
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    Are you guys sure the iBook can even hold a G4? I mean, that thing just has a small plastic case... wouldn`t there be heat issues? Although I don`t believe there will be G4 iBooks at MWSF, it is bound to happen... but I think they`re going to have to redesign the case in order for it to sport a G4.





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    If such an unprecedented change to the iBook line were pending, wouldn't there be huge deals right now, with the holiday season especially, to get rid of all the old G3s in stock?

    This guy, if its a true story, was only playing around and is probably laughing at you cause you might not take the iBook out of its packaging for 2 weeks. That's not going to happen! :D

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    Why are people posting so many new iBook rumors? I can't recall any other product where a month after introduction everyone said "it's going to update next week!"
     
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    You are absolutely right. I also have a wet dream about me and Cindy Crawford but I don't think that's going to be a reality, either.
    Just put a Ghz G3 in there with preferably a widescreen and I'll be happy. Someone brought up the observation that Apple has quite a few widescreen options (ACD, PowerBook, iMac). If that were to become a company staple I think that would do much for keeping Apple ahead of the curve. Besides,

    GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!
     
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    >"Just put a Ghz G3 in there with preferably a widescreen and I'll be happy."
    just to let you know, if you tried to run the G3 at 1GHz, you would fry the poor thing...

    and for everyone else:
    I forgot to mention the fact that the actual revision will be happening in febuary or march, sorry...
     
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    That doesn't jibe with what you stated at the beginning of this thread.
     
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    funkywhat2

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    Why would you fry it. IBM has had the 750 running at at least 1GHz for months. If you overclocked a current 750, then, yes, it would fry. But if you updated it with a newer 750, then it may or may not fry, especially if the processor is rated at 1GHz.
     
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    G4 iBook probably not.
    But what about new G4 eBook? All 12.1 screens, so as not to compete w/ Pbook.
    Does anyone think an eBook will come?
     
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    iJon

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    i dont think so. When the came out with the flat panel mac, they decided to call it the imac. so then they had two imacs. they wanted to make a big brother to the original imac but oculdnt call it an imac. that is where emac came in. and soon the original imac will be gone. the only way an ebook would form is if apple made another laptop, and still then it may not be called and ebook. i doubt it though.

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    I doubt it too and if it did happen, an eBook would be more likely be the low-end (G3) and the iBook move up the line.

    But the reason why it first came to mind is that the link to 'refurbs', on the Apple shop page, has been removed. There is no "Special Deals" icon. Which made me think there might be a product line shift. And symmetry (PB, PMac, iB, iMac, eB, eMac).

    I do realize it's an extreme longshot for MWSF, but down the road apple is probably going to try and lighter, smaller, more mobile notebook.

    We'll see. Thanks for the reply.
     

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