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PowerPage indicates that according to one of their sources, the 15" Aluminum PowerBook may make an appearance during the Apple's Feature Presentation at MacworldExpo (New York City, NY).

Greg Joswiak, Apple's VP of Hardware and Product Marketing, will be giving a speech on Wednesday, July 16 between 9:30am-10:30am EST.

If you are in the area, MacBytes has a link to get free Macworld Passes.
 

iJon

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its about time. i had a feeling this would be coming, they havent been updated in so long. i hope they throw the backlit keyboard in there as well.

iJon
 

herocero

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uh huh

i think powerpage has been predicting new Al 15" for the last 3 months. i would rate their "sources" as about on par with macwhispers. why is this a page one rumor?
now if our french friends made the prediction, i might be inclined to be a bit more optimistic.
i'll believe it when i see it (which also equals buy when i see it).
 

plutnicki

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Please, oh please

God I hope this is true. I'll have my brower fired up and ready to order.

Personally, I don't have a real wish list, because I would buy the existing TiBook, loaded up, as is. But, a new case, speed bump, bigger drive and Airport Extreme at the same price point would be nice additions IMHO.

...Jim
 

DakotaGuy

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I think you will see 2 processor choices like they have now. It would be nice to see a 1Ghz base model and a 1.33Ghz (from the xServe) in the high end model. The rest of the specs should read much like the 17" The 17" should be bumped to 1.33Ghz.
 

dongmin

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Re: uh huh

Originally posted by herocero
why is this a page one rumor?
because a lot of people really really really really want one.

it may also be because Arn thinks it's realistic.
 

morlium

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i keep reading these rumors circulating ....

but how do we even know for sure that there will be an updated 15"?

don't three flavors of iBook and five types of PowerBook seem a bit excessive to anyone but me?

maybe they'll just kill it?
 

MacManDan

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Hopefully this will re-spark some interest in the 15". I think a lot of people loved the form factor but didn't like the fact that the 15" was "behind" in technology from the 17" and 12" models. I think this revision is loonnnngg overdue .. but I'm still gonna keep saving my pennies and pesos until the G5 Powerbook (hopefully) comes out next year (or whenever).
 

Makosuke

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Well, I can't say I remember any hardware announcements that weren't made by Steve (as opposed to new hardware that wasn't announced in a presentation, but just showed up on Apple's site), but I suppose it could happen, especially if it's not a major change.

Time for all the folks jonesin' for a new 15" to start the flurry of speculation. I can't believe there are still a handful of people holding out hope for a G5 Powerbook in the near future, though...
 

Rx7 Fan

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I know you guys really want the new 15" Powerbook, but shouldn't we all just wait till Panther comes out so we can get it for free with the purchase of a new Powerbook? :D
 

gopher

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Unlikely but not impossible. iBooks were speed bumped with Steve's announcement, and so were eMacs. Powerbooks may be next. I strongly suspect the reason Apple didn't want to go to Boston and caused the fuss before about the movement to Boston was that Apple wanted to be able to make announcements off the Expo schedual. I'd be pleasantly surprised to see Powerbooks at New York and even before October. Give Apple a chance to fix up Panther so it will be ready by December. Then we could see new machines.
 

MacFan25

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Well, a lot of people are expecting them sometime soon. It seem logical for them to be updated at creative pro. If they give the 15" a speed bump, then I think the 17" will get one too.
 

Fender2112

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I'm Not sure why this is news. Many of us have been expecting 15" PB's at MacWorld since they didn't show up at WWDC.

Just for the record, many of us also expect new displays to be presented.

I think making such generic announcements are just a way to generate web traffic.
 

moosecat

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Originally posted by Fender2112
I'm Not sure why this is news. Many of us have been expecting 15" PB's at MacWorld since they didn't show up at WWDC.

Just for the record, many of us also expect new displays to be presented.

I think making such generic announcements are just a way to generate web traffic.

It's news because the fact that others "expect" something is not much evidence that it will actually happen. This is evidence. (Not exactly conclusive, but evidence nonetheless.)

Anyway, please speed-bump the 12"er, or at least give it a price drop, or my head is going to explode.
 

MacManDan

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Originally posted by Makosuke
Time for all the folks jonesin' for a new 15" to start the flurry of speculation. I can't believe there are still a handful of people holding out hope for a G5 Powerbook in the near future, though...

I am holding out for a G5 PowerBook, but I certainly don't want it to be released in the "near" future. I realize the engineering that needs to go into the new 'book, and all of the various evidence that disproves the G5 in a Powerbook anytime soon. Besides, I need to have time to save up some money! ;)

I do think, however, that if they speed bump the 15" (regardless of a body style change or not) that they should bump the rest of the line as well. It seems unfair to the high-end 17" if the 15" is faster, and just as unfair to the 12" if it doesn't even have a prayer against either machine.
 

sonofslim

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i don't know... even powerpage takes this with a grain of NaCl:

a surprise announcement of the new Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch. It is unconfirmed and frankly, a long shot, but stranger things have happened.

i haven't seen any PB rumors any more solid than the ones that preceded the WWDC, except for the fact that the more time passes, the more out-of-date the 15" gets.

of course, i could be wrong, and there might be some new info out there... if so, bring it on! i'm as anxious for the new 15s as anyone else. i mean, i'd love to see them, but after so many false starts, it's hard to get excited about yet another unconfirmed longshot.
 

vannote

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Originally posted by Makosuke
Time for all the folks jonesin' for a new 15" to start the flurry of speculation. I can't believe there are still a handful of people holding out hope for a G5 Powerbook in the near future, though...

I wish. I am currently content to stick with my 800MHz. TiBook until it happens.

After seeing the performance potential represented by the G5 demos, I am afraid I would be disappointed with a speed-bumped G4.

Although, if the aluminum case makes it cool enough to handle after working the machine for a while, it may be a selling point. :D Do the aluminum cased models run cooler?
 

tdewey

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Well

This is in line with the new 7-10 day shipping on the 15" at the Apple Store, drops in price and extras eleswhere.

Im going to go a centimetre or so out on a limb and predict...no speed bump and no improvements to the 12" or 17"...just upgrade from 15.2" to 15.4", Alum look+usuals (FW800, Airport Extreme, DDR memory, ATA100 HD, etc)

Ill go a little further and predict an Nvidia 460Go or (unlikely given the move to Nvidia) an ATI MR 9200 as the new GPU and the backlit keyboard (as suggested first by MasterX in an alternate thread).


My thinking:
This is strictly a staunch the bleeding, get the kids student loans, holding pattern introduction until new 1Ghz 12" and 1.3Ghz 15 and 17" G4 PBs (w/Panther??) are introduced in Paris by Jobs.
 

windwaves

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YES YES YES
This is why I subscribed to .Mac the first day it was available even though then I thought it had nothing to offer - now the good things keep coming. First the addresses now bookmarks, really useful stuff ....

ADMIN: wrong discussion - can't delete. Could you move to the .Mac Bookmarks discussion ? thx
 
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