Powerbook, iBook updates next Monday (confirmed)

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  1. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

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    Just found this little doozy on Apple Insider...
    NVM.
    Macrumors took care of it....
     
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    It's confirmed that there is a rumor that there will be updates... :)
     
  4. t300 macrumors 6502a

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    I am confirming that this is a confirmation about the confirmed rumor that there will be updates on Monday...G'day.
     
  5. jemeinc macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing's confirmed until Jimsowden says it's confirmed !!! ;-)...
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm....

    How do you confirm a rumor's validity? Doesn't that make it not a rumor anymore?
     
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  8. Applexilef macrumors regular

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    Are these powerbook and notebook updates a complete redesign or are they just speed bumps?. I just got a new ibook so I'm going to be pissed if I see a completely new apple ibook.
     
  9. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

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    Most likely just speed bumps. I know what you mean though...I just bought a 12" PB today.If a new 12" widescreen PB with backlit keyboard and 64MB vid card's released im gonna be pretty jelous.
     
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    There is one rumor (I consider nothing more than idle speculation) that iBooks might be in for mini-ipod colour treatment.
     
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    Yeah, where is jimsowden when you need him? :D
    Jim we call upon you. ;)
     
  13. primalman macrumors 6502a

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    I am confirming that my pants are down.

    Thank you.
     
  14. fener macrumors regular

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    Its been 3 years since the iceBook debut

    Apple changes the design of every line more or less every 3 years. And they 'never changed the design in the Fall'

    iBook 'iceBook' was introduced on May 1st, 2001. So, its been 3 years.

    They are likely to indroduce a new form factor for the iBook.
     
  15. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

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    I would have loved a green 12" iBook :(
     
  16. gopher macrumors 65816

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    The iBook G4 was a redesign. It more closely resembles the Powerbook G4 12" than the original iceBook. That was done last fall. So you are mistaken in both accounts. Granted it isn't as startling as a redesign from the toilet seat to the iceBook, but a redesign nontheless. Slot loading drive being the biggest difference externally. And first G4 inside.
     
  17. Nny macrumors regular

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    If they have a new form factor in mind they are likely to hold it until they get G5 iBooks. Designing a totally new form factor is big work and Apple likes to do it, but to do it without a great product to make it move would be a disappointment.
     
  18. thirteen1031 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed!

    Agreed! You pay people to design the new G5--coming out in 6 months to a year, not redesign a G4 which is selling fine as it is.

    The G5 laptop is when they'll redesign--and then, only if they must in order to take care of the heat issue--which is what they've been discussing in regards to a G5 laptop since the G5 was unveiled.

    These are likely just speed bumps, ibook included. And I doubt they'll color the ibooks. A Mini @ $250 they can afford to have in different colors. I mean, if they end up with a lot of unsold blue minis because blue isn't that popular, so what? They're only $250 each and you can take the hit--have a sale, make less minis in blue, etc. An iBook at $1000+ is a different story. You can't afford to have a lot of ibooks unsold because they were blue. Better to keep them white--striking and unique (compared to other laptops) but neutral. Not subject to what's currently a popular or unpopular color.
     
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    Can't agree. I would expect Apple is large enough to have different project teams working on the different products.
     

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