Apple should release a classics with updated Technology.

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by SamIchi, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Apple has had some cool stuff, like the iMac G4, and clamshells iBooks. They should go retro and release some LE products of old designs with update processors and stuff. I would want an old g4 Imac but don't want a PPC. But then again, that would probably cost Apple a pretty penny to devote to making these products. But since it's LE, they would charge an arm and a leg. Or maybe this is just a bad idea. :D
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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  3. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    i would die for an iMac G4 with intel chip

    or an iBook Clamshell with Intel OMG

    i want one!
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I'd love a new clamshell iBook, if they did a few updates to the design. Like if it were to be widescreen and have less obvious screws.
     
  5. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    I remember liking the keyboard, or maybe the combination of keyboard and palm rest, of the clamshell ibooks.

    For keyboard now, I have to say it's the Air all the way.

    If they revive the clamshells (doubtful, imo) then I'll get one. I loved the fruit colors, first got a tangerine one and then the lime SE.

    I liked the screws on the clamshell, I thought they were part of the blatantly cool funk of the thing. Like "yeah, this thing is BUILT."
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Because its old tech for a computer.....
     
  7. martychang macrumors regular

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    G4 might be old, but PPC is superior to Intel. Always has been, always will be.

    Personally I'd love a G4 iMac, but it's a bit hard to find one that hasn't been abused to death that's for sale. The people who want to sell them seemingly don't treat them nice :(
     
  8. Flyer0815 macrumors 6502

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    I think that would really be a neat product... How cool would the iLamp be with a 24 inch screen... I think I would have to pick one up just for novelty sake.

    Dont know about mass-market appeal.. but it truly would be cool.

    And a clamshell intelbook... yeah that would be very, very cool :)
     
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    I want a PB12 with an Intel chip/MoBo.

    Probably not going to happen now that the MBA has been released.
     
  10. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    The 24" Screen would snap the little arm like a twig!

    I agree though, If I ever get the chance to shoehorn a newer board into an iMac G4 case it'll happen in a heartbeat. MicroATX boards are getting smaller and smaller, and I imagine it'll be possible soon enough. I suppose the hardest part would be getting a pin-out of the screen connector.
     
  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Thats a bold statement, since PPC is a type of chip, while Intel is a maker of a chips, meaning they can make any chip they want! ;) :p


    But as far as PPC being better then X86, I can only say that a chip is as good as the companies developing it. Thats why X86 is better then PPC
     
  12. Flyer0815 macrumors 6502

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    Dont discredit that arm.. its actually very well made and sturdy... hey, the base is certainly big enough, and just think, it supported a 20 inch screen at one time.. whats another 4 inches gonna do :)
     
  13. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Heck, Apple should seriously ramp up the G4 and put it in a clamshell iBook.

    I f***ing love the palm rests on that thing.

    (BTW, if you can't tell, I'm a big PPC fanboy(girl?), G3 in particular. (see my sig ;))
     
  14. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    ....ask May West ;)
     
  15. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    It's Mae West, but still very funny. :)
     

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