- Apr 12, 2001
One submission claims that we could see the 15" PowerBook revision as early as next week. Few other details available, and this info is of unknown reliability.
Originally posted by QCassidy352
well, if it's that soon, it'll only be a minor revision, ...
Originally posted by Nermal
If this does turn out to be true, it'll be interesting to see what they come up with. As mentioned earlier they probably won't want to give the new machine better specs than the 17". I guess it's possible that they'll give the 15" and 17" the same specs, just for the people who want the features of the 17", but without the huge size of it (like they do with the iBooks - the 14" is essentially the same as the 12" but with a bigger screen).
Originally posted by vniow
I wonder if the iBooks and the Powerbooks (at least the 15" ones) are going to take a similar path..
With Gobi possibly coming soon, the last iBook update was just that, an update not an upgrade like last November so it wouldn't at all suprise me if upgraded iBooks are coming soon with a newer chip since they haven't been upgraded in awhile..
The Powerbooks may be a similar story (again, just the 15" here), its overdue for an update (not an upgrade neccecarally) so what may happen is the 15" gets updated to some of the same stuff as the 17" and then gets a 970 or the rumored Altivec'ed G3 or something, if all we see is a minor update to the 15" Powerbook, be expecting something bigger soon after...
Originally posted by Raiwong
Don't get your hopes too high, I doubt they will include a backlight, maybe the rest of the features. I don't care about a 970 I just want a 1ghz G4 15" NOW!
Originally posted by t^3
... The 17" is where Apple is making its money, but it is not where it can gain market share. The only way it can gain market share is to make the 15" as attractive as possible, especially in this hard economy where people would not be very willing to spend $3000+ on a laptop.
Originally posted by ColoJohnBoy
I certainly hope this is true. I frankly couldn't care about having a PPC 970 processor. All I've been waiting for is DDR RAM, AirPort Extreme, aluminum casing, backlit keyboard (hopefully), and a SuperDrive with a higher CD-R speed. That would be perfect for me, even if the processor speed remains at 1 GHz. Oh yeah, I'd also like to see an 80 GB hard drive option. So many fantasies.
Anyhow, the point is, if the only updates made to it are Aluminum case and DDR RAM, I'll buy one and be happy.
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i don t trust that rumor. it is a rumor of www.macbidouille.com and there has been some content added. They only said that the stocks on pb 15'' are going down, and another rumors claimed some features the new pb 15'' will get.Originally posted by tuxnduke
Here is a translation of a german article I posted earlier
in the hardware discussion forum:
The french portal "MacBidouille" reports, that the successor
of the PowerBook G4 Titanium is close to be released. Apple
has announced lately - on a press conference about the last
business results - that the 15,2 Inch PowerBooks in the noble
Titanium-Outfit are still very popular.
According to the informations from france the stock is running low,
however and the successor model will be released at the end of
may with aircraft aluminium case.
The size of the display is increased from 15,2 to 15,4 Inch
and the resolution will be higher.
The new models will feature:
Ultra-ATA/100 Drive Controller,
the ppc 970 is not mentioned here!
Originally posted by Nermal
As mentioned earlier they probably won't want to give the new machine better specs than the 17".
Originally posted by ncbill
Not an "extra month or 2" - try December!
Motorola itself doesn't expect to be shipping the new 512KB cache, 130nm G4s in quantity until then (they only sampled in March!)
Until then we're all stuck with the hot (up to 30W), 180nm, 256KB cache G4s
>waiting an extra month or two to release a model with a 7457, 750GX or a 970