New PowerBook G4!

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    john123

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    From our friends at MOSR:

    Could Apple finally be (almost) ready to release a slot-loading DVD/CD-RW PBG4? - 6:00 PM 9/20 - Rumor

    While our Apple contacts cautioned that the company is in a state of flux right now and nothing is for certain when it comes to any product release beyond Mac OS X 10.1, the company apparently may have received a supply of slot-loading DVD/CD-RW drives that fit its ultrathin Powerbook G4 Titanium enclosure.
    Several reports similar to this one have been received in the past five days:
    Holy Smokes!!!!
    My friend bought a Titanium/500 a couple of months ago and was just having a hell of a time with it! Finally, after talking to Apple for a couple of days and going through all the fix-it stuff, Apple told him to send it to their service center. OK.... When they sent it back, they not only gave him a brand new Titanium/500 but said "... we added a few extras..." The extra was a slot loading DVD/CD-RW! We have burned a couple of CDs and it works GREAT!!
    Very interesting; the number of reports we've received causes us to tend to believe that Apple has indeed received such a supply, and may even be phasing out its stock of existing DVD drives - the suspected cause of so many readers receiving or hearing about others receiving "improved" PBG4s with these drives.
    A cost-effective supply of combo DVD/CD-RW drives that will fit the PBG4 is a key element in Apple's struggle to line up the elements of a specification sheet worthy of a revision to the sleek, sexy, and successful model we have today. Motorola sources say that 533, 550, 600, and perhaps even 667MHz PowerPC 7410 processors may be available in time for Apple to release an updated PBG4 by year's end. That is believed to be coming a lot sooner than later, with up to 600MHz 7410's right away as soon as Apple can get the new 'Books ramped up in production, and the 667MHz model perhaps being a slightly delayed follow-on high-end model.
     
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    I don't know...

    Somehow this posting sounds like one of those ******** "and I got my check for $4000 after forwarding it to 100 people" emails that go around every now and then. But maybe I'm wrong?
     
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    evildead

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    I dont know...

    I have see simmilar reports at other rumor sites... the register and AtAT...

    I bet some of it is true
     
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    Shouldn't you give credit to macosrumors.com, from whom you so beautifully PLAGARIZED. Don't rip off other rumor sites cause they got it first. Or at least give some credit to the site you took it from.
     
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    Gelfin

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    Uhh....

    Dude... he did. Check out the first line of the post.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Wasn't there before. I SWEAR
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Shut up shut up shut up. I was wrong. Sorry.
     
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    john123

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    No worries...I just hope that the MOSR report is at least close to true. I don't want to wait until SF 2002 to get my new laptop, and frankly, I don't even really care about the combo drive (if you get a combo, your burn speeds will be a lot slower than what they'd be if you bought an external). What I really want is a new graphics card and a speed bump.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    AMEN!

    That is just what I am saying! What is going to happen now that the Paris is off? Is Seybould still on? If so, then perhaps we will get our Ti2! And like he said.. it needs 600Mhz and 733Mhz (maybe a bit to liberal, but I am not ruling it out.. ) and Nvidia GeForce2Go 32MB! AND it had better have the better firewire i/o like the iBook as well as it would be nice to have better airport reception.

    Combo Drive would be cool, but just as he said, it would be max 8x burn and would probably be a slower DVD speed too.. but at least it would be able to burn at all.. maybe it would be something that could be removed to get just the DVD with a BYO option. That would make sense.

    iBook would still be insufficient with the screen size at 12.1. That is all I'll say about it.
     
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    john123

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    blah

    Apple flatly denied the rumor about replacing Ti drives with combo drives (you can read this on Apple's Discussion board for PB's)....so it looks like MOSR screwed up yet again.

    Blah.
     
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    John123, wasnt it you many posts ago that said how important COMBO drives in laptops were? Infact I think it is that comment which started off my retorts and ended up in a verbal war which indluded many users
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah i remember that all too well.

     
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    john123

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    yep

    Yep, that's exactly what I said.

    I think it still *is* important.

    Just not to me.

    I have hated lugging around my QPS 8/4/32 drive when I travel with my Pismo...but now that there are 24/10/40 drives out there, and an internal will suck goats, I'm slightly less interested in an internal.
     
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    Gelfin

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    Yeah, I read the argument too, guys -- it was unpleasant and probably doesn't need to be rehashed in an entirely different "new powerbook" thread.

    Instead let's focus on what we're all hoping for, the announcement at Seybold of a 2GHz G5 Powerbook with twelve-hour battery life, 1GB RAM, a 100GB HD and a Superdrive, with a screen capable of full HD1080i resolution, enclosed in an as yet unidentified metal recovered from a crashed alien spaceship.
     
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    john123

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    All for $999....
     
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    you rock

    No, go ahead John, bash him! Certainly he must be an utter idiot to think that they would be able to find that much metal at just one alien spaceship crash! Man, who would ever think that unless Apple intends only to sell 500 of them!

    And you got to know it would cost more like 1299, right?

    sorry.. i had to...
     
  17. AJW
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    Apple

    Sounds like the forum moderator was just quoting a general Apple policy. Some "illegal" drive swapping may have been going on anyhow...

    Besides, even if the denial is true, it only means that Apple is not giving out Combo's, not that there won't be a new TiBook at Seybold or MWSF.
     
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    john123

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    Re: Apple

    If I have to wait til MWSF, I think I will explode.
     
  19. macrumors member

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    now how much would you pay?

    quote:
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    Originally posted by Gelfin

    Instead let's focus on what we're all hoping for, the announcement at Seybold of a 2GHz G5 Powerbook with twelve-hour battery life, 1GB RAM, a 100GB HD and a Superdrive, with a screen capable of full HD1080i resolution, enclosed in an as yet unidentified metal recovered from a crashed alien spaceship.
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    Originally posted by john123

    All for $999....

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    ... and including (on the 10.1 install CD) MS Office v. X and an LCD that is touch sensative (Wacom tablet).

    [Edited by GadgetLover on 09-25-2001 at 02:46 AM]
     
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    Re: now how much would you pay?


    I would give my first born child.....

    :)
     
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    So is it coming or not?

    I was waiting for Seybold for the new TiG4... Is it not going to come out now? Has everyone just been bsing?
     
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    john123

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    Re: So is it coming or not?

    I never realistically thought it would be Seybold in the first place. It's just the wrong venue for starters, and it would have distracted from the hype of 10.1.

    If it will come out this year, it will be some time in the next month and a half (i.e., before Thanksgiving). Many have speculated an Apple event in late October. That would be just fine with me....

    Of course, with the economy as it is, Apple may just sit on its hands until January. That would not make me a happy camper.
     
  23. AJW
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    This weekend...

    I've heard rumors at various sites of a "real" 10.1 ship date and possibly some new iMac/TiBook hardware this eekend or early next week in a yet-unannounced press event. Sounds like it might be Paris... without having Paris... for the press only. Hmmm... :) :) :)

    [Edited by AJW on 09-27-2001 at 06:23 PM]
     
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    just a theory...

    I wouldn't be surprised if Apple was having trouble clearing out the last remnants of the original TiBook.

    What with the slippery economy and the national disaster and all, it's probably only us fanatical types who are chomping at the bit to buy a new TiBook, and we're all waiting for a new one, which Apple might not release until people buy up the existing inventory, which nobody is doing and so forth.

    I hate Catch-22s. If I'm guessing right, it could be a longish wait, even if Apple has a big warehouse full of our alien space metal Powerbooks boxed and ready to ship right now. :-(
     
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    what sickens me is that what if Apple releases a new Ti G4 (i.e a revision) without an upgrade to the inbuilt graphics accelerator? I mean, just the usual 100 mHZ sped boost (if lucky) and ram upgrade would be dumb. The Tis need a better inbuilt gpu or not?
     

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