ibook now or in MWSF

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  1. applemacdude macrumors 68040

    applemacdude

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    ok i want a ibook. im not in a hurry to get one and i would want to know from you if i should get it now or january? what do u reccomend? please advise me
     
  2. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    Re: ibook now or in MWSF

    I doubt Apple would update the iBook so quickly. There most likely would be no changes to the iBook except the ability to boot into OS 9 will be gone after January 1st 2003. This iBook in my opinion will be the last iBook with a G3 in it. By MacWorld New York (in July '03) or a few months after wards there will be a iBook G4. That's what I'm waiting for a nice beautiful iBook G4 with a combo drive.
     
  3. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    yea, definitely get it now. just after an update is the best time to buy. dont wait, enjoy it :)
     
  4. razorme macrumors regular

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    The last round of updates were enough to get me to buy. I had been using an iMac 400, but now have a wireless iBook 800 on my lap - it kicks butt! Buy now, and you will have the latest and greatest for awhile!
     
  5. arn macrumors god

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    Re: ibook now or in MWSF

    Like the others said.... now.

    The iBook will not be updated at MWSF. Based on Apple's history, the iBook won't be updated for approx 9 months.

    arn
     
  6. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Now. Expecting an upgrade that fast is a fool's game.
     
  7. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    I'd suggest now, but like Jobs said, when the updates are there we'll ship em.... so anything can happen, but I highly doubt some new ones already. So go buy one now.
     
  8. applemacdude thread starter macrumors 68040

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    so no new designs/updates. darn but in 9 months wont the g5 come. haha:D
     
  9. applemacdude thread starter macrumors 68040

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    or not get a ibook and get a imac. scratch this if i win applestore sweepstakes
     
  10. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    get one now and you'll get more satisfaction because it'll "last" longer as the "current" models before going lower...and I reckon it will remain G3 for a looong time still...even after the other machines move to the 970 or other...
     
  11. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i got one!

    all right, after a year of dragging my feet, i finally ordered my ibook (800 MHz, 640 RAM, 40 gig HD), about 1/2 hour ago.

    the final nail: i took my lombard to a rehearsal tonight to work on my play (i'm a writer), and the fully-charged battery gave out after 1/2 hour. ugh.

    yes, i could get a new battery, but a new ibook is just so much more fun. and now the lombard can replace my g3/266 as my webserver.

    applemacdude, i buy as infrequently as i can (now 6 macs since 1985), and even i pulled the trigger on this one.
     

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