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Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by gambit, Mar 17, 2002.

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What do you think Apple will do?

  1. Keep the iBook with a G3 until it discontinues it.

    10 vote(s)
    52.6%
  2. Will give the iBook a G4 ASAP.

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  3. If you think they will give it a Superdrive and G4 ASAP.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. If you think the Superdrive is never gonna get to the iBook.

    10 vote(s)
    52.6%
  1. gambit macrumors member

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    #1
    :eek: I was just giving an alternate point of view not turning my thread into a war zone(but I want to watch you guys battle it to the end):D
     
  2. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    Man, sorry but you are just not making any sense.
     
  3. AlphaTech macrumors 601

    AlphaTech

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    Get out of the radiation zone man.... gambit started a flame on with another thread about the G3 needing to get killed... lots of innocents (is there such a thing in here???) got flamed in the process.. :D
     
  4. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    God, please!

    NOBODY can say the iBook will NEVER have a superdrive. who knows? 10 years from now? I dont think anytime soon, and Apple WILL keep the G3 for education.
     
  5. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    They would need to get the thickness of the superdrive down, as well as it's power draw. Either that, or come up with even better battery technology to allow it into a laptop/TiBook. Another thing that is keeping me clear of the superdrive is the speeds... when they get the cd burning speeds up to what you see cd-rw drives at now, then it could be a more viable item. Right now, it is more of a niche item.
     
  6. stoid macrumors 601

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    Re: God, please!

    10 years from now, nobody's even going to want crappy old tech like a Superdrive. DVDs will be in the process of getting phased out, and the next big data storage device will be taking over like holographic memory or something. Think how far we've come in the last 10 years. 400K 3.5' disks to 240MB 3.5' disks. 650MB CD as growing technology to 5.2GB (one-sided) DVDs. And assuming that the growth is exponential (doubles every 18 months or something) and not linear, predicting even 2 years in advance is impossible, 10 years is utter insanity
     
  7. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Oh gosh

    Please tell me you know what I meant when I said "10 years." If you didn't, I was referring to the future of computers. We will probly have blue light disks by then.
     

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