Shipping times on the iBook and PowerMac.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iQuit, Sep 28, 2005.

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    iQuit

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    Currently the iBook takes 1-3 days to ship where the PowerMac takes 2-4 days...is this normal, the eMac, PowerBook, iMac, and Mac Mini ship in 24 hours. Does this mean a possible update or speedbump is near or is it usually like this?
     
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    QCassidy352

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    ibook was recently updated. There's not really any more updating they can do without making it essentially identical to the powerbooks. So I say "no way" on the ibooks. Powermacs might be seeing a bump soon.
     
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    JasonGough

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    The UK store still has 24 hours on the PowerMacs :(

    Realy hope that these dual core PowerMacs turn up soon, i'm getting well impatiant!

    Another wierd thing is i can't enter the refurb store anymore, when i click on the logo the disclaimer thing comes up, but there is no 'i agree let me enter' button anymore.

    wierd.....
     
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    powerbook911

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    The iBook was updated just two months ago, and it is in very high demand. It is a very popular product right now, so the inventory is probably a bit lower than the other products.

    The low and middle PowerMacs are still 24 hour shipping. The high-end Powermac is on 2-4 days shipping, but that is actually down, from it being 7-10 days, for a long time. They must have had/have a supply issue, for that model.
     
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    devilot

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    I agree, especially because the onslaught of college students rushing to buy them now. Just the other weekend, at my bf's college it was 'move-in'/ orientation weekend and I saw at least 4 brand new iBook boxes being hauled around by the parents of students. :D Made me wish I could get mine brand new all over again and go through the exciting process of opening that box up. :eek:
     
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    iQuit

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    I just want a new PowerBook soon before I have to do the bad thing and buy a Windows laptop for on the go video editing :rolleyes:
     
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    mjstew33

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    Itr is most likely that the PowerMacs will be updated, not the iBooks, at all. The iBooks just got updated and can not be updated. I bet the PM's will get dual core processors.
     
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    mjstew33

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    If the PowerBooks get updated, it's not going to be big...at all. Maybe 70MHz gain? Nothing to wait for. Get the PowerBook... like now. They are wonderful machines. You'll be glad you did ;)
     
  9. macrumors G3

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    Actually the rumors have been all over the place.

    The next PowerBook update may very well be more than a 70MHz gain. Also, expect possibly a better superdrive, a large hard disk option.

    And of course there has been the rumors of higher resolution screens.

    As for buying a PowerBook now... if you need one, buy one. If you don't need an update yet, wait.
     

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