When are ibooks intel?

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  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    When do you think iBooks will be switched to Intel? Also, are PPC updates for iBooks in store for Febuary maybe?
     
  2. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Why do people keep asking this question?

    Nobody knows, your guess would be as good as anyone else's. Mactels are suppose to be released next year second half so maybe sometime then.
     
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    He's a newbie!! Be nice ;)

    Sorry for that comment rye9 ;)

    To answer the question, they're prolly' not going to be updated first, but not last. I'd say middle of 2006.

    Just a guess.
     
  4. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Why aren't you iGary?
     
  5. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. I heard from others that theyd be one of the first because the Power series are already very advanced so theyd update the lower models like the iBook first. I plan on getting a last revision iBook PPC hopefully theyll be last updated in January.
     
  6. Norouzi macrumors 6502

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    My complete guess would be iMac's first, then iBooks, then Powermac's, then Powerbooks. And if apple says second half of 06 I wouldn't be suprised to see them in early 07.
     
  7. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Really the only think Apple is waiting for is 3rd party software. There are dev kits out and all the reports say they run great and fast.

    I think the only issues are:
    1. How to keep OSX from running on any x86 PC
    2. Make sure 3rd party software is ready to go (it would suck to have a nice new Mactel and no software to run.
     
  8. solvs macrumors 603

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    No, we must beat them or they will never learn. We don't know yet. Probably sometime in 2006. Or before that. Or after.
     
  9. finalcoolman macrumors 6502

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    I don't think there will be another PPC revision. I think this is the end of the line for PPC iBooks.
     
  10. Bear macrumors G3

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    PowerMacs will be last according to the last word on it. The Mac mini will be early on as well.
     
  11. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ive heard many people say that there will be one last update around January or Febuary though.
     
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    I couldn't see iBooks being before powerbooks. Who would want a 1.67Ghz G4 powerbook when they could get a 2.16Ghz Pentium M iBook for less. Nor iMacs before Powermacs for the same reason. It seems most likely that if Apple does it in phases that it would be powerbook and ibook, since they desperately need the upgrade. Then Power mac, iMac and Mini being released within a short timespan of eachother.

    It may be that Powermacs (pentimacs), iMacs, and Powerbooks (pentibooks) are Pentiums. While the iBooks and Mac Mini will be Celerons :eek: .

    Short rant,
    I just hope that Apple doesn't use Intels integrated graphics chips in their low end machines. Keep dedicated graphics dell and HP both stink because they put integrated graphics in every model except giant 17" gaming rigs. With the exception of some with a lowly x300.

    Who really knows. They may all be released the same day. With the exception of the eMac so that they have something to hold out on until 2007.
     
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    Yeah, I totally thought that was iGary at first. I didn't think other people were allowed to have Steve Jobs as their avatar.
     
  15. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    The official transition date is April 1, 2006.
     
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    And you know this how? I'm not trying to sound mean, but I am a little skeptical. So, how do you know that this date is official?

    EDIT: Duh...April 1st....April Fools. Humbug, I look like a dork now.
     
  17. solvs macrumors 603

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    Yes. But at least you are not alone in your dorkiness. :p
     

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