Hey look --- A PB G5 Release Date!!

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  1. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20050114A7040.html

    Look at bottom table. :cool:

    It could be bad info, or it's hopefully a slip-up where someone provided too much info. It's exciting if it's true, but an iBook G5 alongside a PB G5? Hmmm.......

    Anyway, discuss.
     
  2. maya macrumors 68040

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    Great find though. :)

    Would be right at the time of WWDC 2005. :)

    Does not state at the beginning or end of Q2 2005.

    2 lines for the iBook, one seems to be G5, weird.
     
  3. Abstract thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    I was thinking the same thing as you --- WWDC. That's why I think the info seems to fall in line with actual events that we know will happen in Q2 of 2005.

    This is obviously great news, but I wonder if they'll change the casing. I quite like the Alu design of the current models. They can change the 12" PB to a 12" or 13" widescreen if they wish, but the general design isn't too old, and definitely looks better than anything else out there today.
     
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    Could be due to those Low Powered IBM chips that exceed 2.0GHz. :)

    Cannot think of a design for it as of current.

    My predictions are right then release a 1.6XGHz G4 now and then a 1.8Ghz G5 by WWDC 2005. :)

    ~6 months to move over to G5, this is the same thing Apple did with the Pismo G3 when moving to the G4 Ti. :)

    NOTE: iBook G5, that would mean no updates for the iBook G4, which would mean the iBook is going to get the G5 1.6Ghz and PowerBook will get the G5 2.0GHz :eek:
     
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    Wow, this is intense news! I can see people going crazy over this find in the morning. Congrats.
     
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    Now that's a slip-up... someone at AsusTek is going to be in hot water.

    /me sells his Powerbook.
     
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    someone might get sued by apple legal hehe

    i wonder when i really DO!!!
     
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    Hmm, announcement at WWDC 05 and shipping not until September...
    They have yet to announce the new PB but I am still not too sure if I would want to have a first gen. G5 PB, which is called "the mother of all cooling problems" by Oppenheimer...
     
  9. sunilraman macrumors regular

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    hi maya,

    1.who is the girl in the pic?
    2.what low powered IBM chips? or are you kidding around :D

    3.macrumors and appleinsider is gonna go balistic
    when everyone wakes up in the us
    (and europe people start checking the sites this morning)

    4.bring it on! i knew apple wouldn't be so stupid as to leave their
    powerbook line hanging... they know that powerbook sales have suffered past quarter or so because of speed holdbacks. :D
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    The big surprise is the iBook G5. Oh I can hear the complaints already that there is not enough difference between the iB G5 and the PB G5. :eek:
     
  11. blue_monkey macrumors member

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    doesn't seem very realsitic...ibook goes g5 at the same time the powerbook does..
    i myself think the ibook is going to get a g4 speed bump before the g5 is coming. It wouldn't make any sence to upadte both lines to G5 at the same time!
     
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    Doesn't seem to realistic at all, i can't see Apple releasing a G5 ibook for a long while after Powerbook, maybe EARLIEST next years keynote.
     
  13. cemorris macrumors regular

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    ibook g5 makes sense to me

    I would like to see EVERYTHING move to the G5 ASAP. The faster everything in their lineup is a G5, the faster we will see 100% 64bit applications including the OS. My .02 cents.
     
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    maybe they will give the PowerBook G5 a lot more features besides just a new processor to differentiate between a PB G5 and an iBook G5. Who knows what kind of things they will add; flash card readers, built-in webcams, etc. That would make it possible to have both with G5's without anyone complaining.
     
  16. James L macrumors 6502a

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    Correction to title: A Powerbook G5 release date RUMOR!
     
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    If that webpage is still there on Monday then I think its probably not true. If its gone, then it must have upset Apple. I guess it could upset them even if its not true.
     
  18. panphage macrumors 6502

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    Go and read it. It's not a typo. It says iBook G5 in three places and distinguishes them from the "current iBooks" in two places. It also says pb G5 ships in 2Q 2005. But powerbooks are currently shipping. So I guess the PBs could be a typo and they just meant to tell us that a different company will be making the PBs for Apple. Does Quanta computer make the PBs now?
     
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    But Q2 2005 has already started dude. Apple would post the profits of Q2 2005 on 13th April. And its not logical they would release such huge products within 3 months after calling in 'mother of all challenges' at the conference.
     
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