iBooks, eMacs, Displays

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    ThinkSecret posts some tidbits about upcoming releases. They report that eMacs and iBooks are in the pipeline, but no definite timeframe. Also unconfirmed reports of display updates without formfactor changes.
  2. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    page 2 because: not much new or solid information.
  3. dho
    macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2003
    who cares now that we have panther :)

    hopefully more details will come in
  4. macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2003
    San Diego, California
    well from the looks of it, ibooks and emacs are going to be revised soon anyways but sssswwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttt!!!!!!!!!! PPPPPPPAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!
  5. macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    yeah,-they are last on the list???1 gig g4 ibook?1.25 g4 emac? not much here as Arn said.
  6. macrumors regular

    May 7, 2003
    i'm still hoping the emac update comes soon so my parent's can get one for xmas.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    same here, though i would like an update so i can purchase the current emacs as "refurbs" and at a discount... my parents don't need much of computing power, so i want to get them the cheapest usable mac...
  8. macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I really really hope the rumor about the faster refresh rate on the displays is true. They look great to me, but getting better gaming performance would be a nice bonus.

    I luckily played my cards right ordering the G5 before Panther was announced, and I'm trying to show some real constraint by waiting for updated displays....
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2003
    I think new eMacs and IBooks will be announced in the next couple weeks, possibly by the end of October.
    Not a major upgrade except USB 2.0.
    It makes sense to have them ready for shopping season.
    And hopeffuly current models will be available at significantly lower prices and Panther :)
  10. macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    the emac is a best buy in my book. at 1 gig or if they come out with a 1.25 it is a great buy. big screen,durable,good speakers built in,firewire-usb etc simply a great all in one and great starter mac. why they dont do colors is beyond me. we all know how great mac osx is. this has become a very solid machine for those on a budget.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2003
    Because they learned their lesson from the iMac and don't want to sit on a warehouse full of an unpopular color while having a shortage of another.

    That colored plastic iMac look is cheap to me. I Like the current polycarbonate white for consumer, alu for pro. :D
  12. macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2003
    East Coast, US
    Don't forget that a new logic board chipset will also bump your FSB speed up from 100 mhz. to 167 mhz., which should be a major improvement in speed.
  13. macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2003
    Although it might support 167mhz bus speed, it is likely that they would/could cripple it to 100mhz or 133mhz. It's like when the Powerbooks were on a 100mhz system bus, the Ibooks were set to 66mhz.......even though the hardware actually supported 100mhz. Same goes for the Titanium Powerbooks......when the 17" was first introduced, It was the only Powerbook that utilized the full 167mhz the Motorola G4 could run on....the others were "hobbled" to 133mhz.

    My guess is the Ibooks will use a 133mhz system bus.....but I also think its very possible that Apple will leave it at 100mhz.

    Besides that, the 1mb L2 cache running at 1.1ghz is going to do a whole lot of good for the Ibook...... I'd take 1mb of 1:1 L2 cache running on a 100mhz System bus over, say, only 512k of 1:1 L2 cache running on a faster 167mhz system Bus.

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