Why no MacBooks?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iGazer, May 9, 2006.

  1. iGazer macrumors newbie

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    Did you awake to have your dreams crushed? Did the rumor sites get it wrong again? No, that's impossible! Here's why there is no MacBook enroute to your doorstep today. You can blame the MBP 17in. It is hogging a very valuable commodity - the 8x super drive with Dual layer support. Until that little piece of technology becomes abundant enough to upgrade the existing MBP 15in, you ain't gonna see a MacBook. Why? Certainly not because it uses the same drive. It doesn't. But it does use the same 8x Superdrive found in the current 12in Powerbook. The problem is there is no way Apple is going to put out a consumer portable that burns DVDs better and quicker than it's flagship design. For that matter, ever since the 867 mhz 12in PB/900 mhz iBook catastrophe, it'll never put Superior specs on a consumer portable again.

    Don't worry macmen, the wafer-thin Superdrive in the 17in MBP is ramping up and should be more widely available in 1 to 2 weeks. First, you will see a revision to the MBpro line, then a week later you'll see the giant chiclet we so lust over.

    At least our credit card statements will be light for another month.
     
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Has there been anything else announced today?
     
  3. iGazer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just Fox shows on iTunes. Remember when Fox was a four letter word?
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    It's because Steve™ saw that ThinkSecret predicted it today and postponed it a week to make them look like asshats.
     
  5. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    :D :D :D I'm just giddy at all those poor kids whining about no MacBook getting their hopes up...and then BAM...Steve says "NO MACBOOK FOR YOU!"
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    No MacBook fo yoo. Come back next Tuesday!!!




    :D
     
  7. gloss macrumors 601

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    That is such a perfect description.
     
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    nothing like someone who already has a $3000 MBP gloating over the misery of others... :rolleyes:
     
  9. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Read my mind...

    Awww, cmon, but it's so much fun...:cool: . Besides, if they're miserable over the fact that a new laptop hasn't been released, they're asking for a little stick jabbing...
     
  10. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    No, but I know Steve hates us.

    To help with my next computer purchase, I have increased my paycheck tax deductions to make sure I manage to save something by years end.
     
  11. Wellander macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    Not today.
    Just wait.
    And enjoy the current ibook g4.
     
  12. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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  13. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    what an annoying and pointless response to post on a macrumor site. :rolleyes: If you don't want to hear people speculating/hoping/thinking/waiting for new macs then this probably isn't the site for you.

    And the current ibook G4 is now 10 months old. The 12" powerbook is 15 months old. That's not good.
     
  14. Wellander macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I it is not that I do not want to hear about the speculating/hoping/thinking/waiting for a new product.
    It is that we had too many rumors on this and it will need to be released when it is ready.
    Apperaently it is not ready yet.
    So I was just telling people to enjoy the current product.
    Did I answer your question?
     
  15. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I didn't have a question. I'm just saying, this site is all about macs, and in particular, rumors about macs. So you should expect to hear a lot of that around here.
     
  16. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

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    yes, enjoy the G4 iBook while it's here. It was/is a truly awesome machine. It'll take a while for the same warm and fuzzies to evolve for the MB.
     
  17. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

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    Is that the guy from that Sienfeld episode ages ago? He made those really good soups but he was really grumpy... am I right?
     
  18. GooMan macrumors regular

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  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Darn ThinkSecret- they are always trying to screw us over! :mad: ;) :D


    Guess that I have to wait another week to buy a new laptop... :(
     
  20. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    yup the soup nazi
     
  21. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    hee hee

    I totally agree :D

    I hope they dont release it until next year. :D
     
  22. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Darn, that is rather cruel of you! :mad: ;) :D If Apple does that, I will be forced to buy a MacBook Pro! :)
     
  23. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    You are a fracking genius, iGary!!
     
  24. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    BUY BUY BUY BUY IT NOW!:D
     
  25. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I would like to (and I am considering it) but I don't really need both a Power Mac G5 and a MacBook Pro- having one computer that fast is all I need (and then some). So, I was considering getting a portable computer that is faster than my iBook G4 and cheaper than a MBP. :)

    But I could be persuaded..... :D
     

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