Why Are We Expecting New iBooks?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by xflare, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    ......based on rumours??......all of which have been terrible lately.


    Some kind of Integrated mini/display at MWSF - wrong
    Intel Mini at MWSF - wrong
    new iPod Shuffle at MWSF - wrong
    Intel iMac at MWSF - not predicted
    30th Anniversary special event - wrong
    New iBook at 30th event - wrong
    Video iPod at 30th event - wrong

    ............and many more

    What if there really is no 13" wide screen iBook? And lately when rumour sites get a "hit" it seems more likely the result of some statistical coincidence - i.e. predict as many things as possible, one is bound to be correct.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    While the rumors are often reliable, it's harder to predict timetables. The people who supply the informations usually have tangable evidence that these products are currently being researched, and built. Dates and deadlines can't even be met by the manufacturer most of the time.

    Are you suggesting that we won't be getting any new iBooks? That's a long shot. It's a great selling model, and in need of an update.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    I know exactly what you mean. There has been NO indication from apple as to a timetable when the powerPC lines will be discontinued, therefore, no one has any idea of when there will be an update to the iBook. For example, look at the many threads about how a new iBook would be shown at the 30th birthday event that never happened. Pure speculation, that's all it is.
     
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    Just a quick correction, the Intel iMac was predicted by Apple Insider. A 30th Anniversary event could be any time soon. The 20th Anniversary iMac was released in Spring 1997.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    That's Nostradamus for you :)


    Only once in a blue moon could he actually get something right. Even when its right, its pretty vague and general.
     
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    Intel iBooks are due any day now. Really, they are. :p :D
     
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    Next Tuesday, most likely. :p ;)
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    haven't they said they'll move the entire product line to intel by the end of 2006?

    Presumably there will be some intel version of the ibook. called something else. the fact that the macbook pro exists suggests they still plan to have a non-pro version of the laptop. Hence, the new ibook, called the macbook. all makes sense to me.
     
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    Indeed- That is my prediction as well. :p :)
     
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    ...tomorrow....keeps fingers crossed.....:cool:
     
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    dmw007

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    Oh, my fingers have been crossed. :)
     
  12. macrumors member

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    Opps... my bad. I remember hearing that as well... my point is not that there WON'T be a new form of the ibook, it was that there is no reason to believe that the release of it is as eminent as most here believe :cool:
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    I really don't care if we see new form factors... I would like to see a higher resolution screen (if even possible) and possibly a little bit thinner. And obviously Intel processors.
     
  14. macrumors P6

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    Well, you don't have to worry about that last one at least - there is no way Apple would introduce a new iBook with a PowerPC chip in it. ;)
     
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    I agree, a higher resolution screen, thinner & lighter form-factor, intel chip (Core Duo, not Core Solo please) and a better GPU (no integrated graphics crap) are on my iBook/MacBook wish list. :)
     
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    Whenever we get new iBooks, if the mini is any indicator, they will probably be more expensive than the current models.
     
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    dmw007

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    Well, that is one mystery that is out of the way. No more PowerPC chips for Apple (for better or for worse).
     
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    dmw007

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    Hopefully this is not the case...but it is probably what will happen. :eek:
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget our friend Integrated Graphics, too.
     
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    i don't remember Apple Insider making any firm predictions about the iMac......and even if they did, it goes back to the point raised by the original poster about making enough predictions that one is bound to be true.

    Maybe we'll get a nice surprise tomorrow lol
     
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    NO, integrated graphics are not our friend! :eek: ;) :)
     

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