If only they made a black iBook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jmufellow, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. jmufellow macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2005
    Wouldn't it be awsome if Apple made a glossy black iBook? I would definitely jump for it. Or maybe even something that mixed glossy black with brushed metal? I would just like something that looked less fragile and sterile and more...well manly. haha. I have an iBook 12" on the way BTW :)
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I like the white. It's clean, minimalist, and I don't think it's unmanly. Unless, of course, you've got some confidence issues. Honestly, I'm glad the black era is over, at least for a while. White is the new black and I'm happy about it.
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I don't ever remember a black era, unless of course you talking about the "regular black" (such as a dell laptop). But I love the idea of shiney black. I agree that a glossy black iBook, with brushed metal accents would be cool. Only downside would be - It shows scratches more (example A: Black iPod Nano). But that brings up another point - everyone needs a black iBook that would match their Black iPod Nano.
  4. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    black ibook will be more smugedly than the white one.
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Well, the Pismos were (and still are) stylish, so I wouldn't mind the next generation of 'Books to come in black, at least as an option...

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  6. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    That was a great looking laptop for its time. I bet any new design will be something we'd never guess and after we see it it will seem so obvious we'll wonder how we ever lived without it.
  7. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
  8. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2003
    I seem to remember someone posting a link to a site that paints iBooks and PowerBooks so you can have any color you want. Anybody got that link?
  9. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    Hehe, beat you to it (see above!)
  10. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Really a waste. Somehow those colors make the iBook look buttuglybuttugly. Don't know why, exactly.
  11. wongulous macrumors 6502a

    Dec 7, 2002
    It would be cool, simply because people like black as much as they like white, and the iPods show that it's nice to have options. However, white vs. black would not make the iBook look any more or less fragile, sterile, manly, etc. That's all in your head and mildly ridiculous.

    Those are hideous! Without the trackpad/keyboard/ports/etc painted the same color, the iBook just does not have the same austere, minimalist elegance.
  12. Norouzi macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    My guess is the black Nano is testing the market, you have to be careful with releasing colors. Remember the 5 flavor iMac's companies produced different color mice, printers and other acessories to match the iMac, then Apple changed the colors and left them with a ton of overstock of usually a single color that didn't sell well. I'm sure though if the black Nano sells really well we may see a choice of iBook black or white in the future.

    Also I think a shiny black iBook would be really sweet.
  13. codycartoon macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2002
    they already make a silver ibook, it's called a powerbook.

  14. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    I shouldn't be too worried about fingerprints and smudges and such. They show up quite well on the aluminum PowerBooks (at least they do on mine) and don't bother me. I clean it nearly every other day anyhow, so not a big deal. So, yeah. Glossy black iBook. That's hot.
  15. Yoyodyne macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2005
    Zing! :p
  16. alexstein macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2004
    i actually love the white color of the iBook it really stands out and its not tacky even though it is glossy. a glossy black iBook on the other hand might be a little bit to tacky for me. even though it might not be my taste but it would be awesome to have an option.

  17. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    Apparently they used to.
  18. robcts macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2005
  19. jmufellow thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2005
    The pure white theme does make it look mildly sterile. But the manly part probably is in my head :eek: Alas, I have issues ;)

    I just checked the tracking--iBook is 2 hours away from me now! Tomorrow is the day!
  20. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    For a notebook, no way for me! White > black, always. That's not supposed to sound racist :p, but it's true when it comes to electronics. The black iPod nano looks very nice, but I'd take white over that anyday.
  21. Guitarius macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2004
    I'm with the people saying the white is nice. I think the white looks great, plus, it really sets me apart from most other people, as most laptops are black or aluminum. It catches people's eyes and they ask me about it, which just gives me another excuse to talk about it.
  22. wongulous macrumors 6502a

    Dec 7, 2002
    That's right, kids. WHITE POWER!!

    (Just kidding. I want a black iBook too. But first give me some damned black headphones/lanyard-headphones to go with my black nano! UGGHH.)
  23. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    I agree, I've heard a lot of people say they thought the PowerBook G3s were the ugliest Macs ever, though.
  24. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    I love the white, although I liked the painted clear acrylic of the G3's over the opaque white of the G4's.

    I just wish they could find something a little classier for the interior - something that doesn't yellow like the current palm rests and keys. A new material for the trackpad that doesn't yellow and get all glossy after a while would be nice too.

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