My 500 MHz iBook is about to give up the ghost (well, the CD drive is getting flakey) and is a bit slow so I'm thinking about a new one. Of course I want to wait for Apple to release a new version so that I can get the most G4 for my dough, but it doesn't seem like Apple really can release a new iBook now. Any speed bump gets you way too close to Powerbook speeds, so it'd seem the Powerbooks need to get a bump first/at the same time. And I haven't seen any rumors about anything resembling new PB or iBooks until 2005 (dual core rumors). Any guesses on when something new will happen? What will come first, PB or iBook? How long does my nearly CD-less iBook have to last?