check this out, New macbook "light" picture ????

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  1. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    ugly as hell! and ummm...fake btw. i mean come on dude...the track pad is an iPhone. Geeze!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's one of the more hideous Photoshops out there.

    The iPhone/iPod touch becomes the trackpad...

    and the iSight gets mammothized.
     
  3. ibanana thread starter macrumors 6502

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    more information below (from www.theiphoneblog.com)

    it looks like they’re intending on developing a low-cost sort of Netbook, but with a difference — it will be powered by the iPhone. The idea is you plug your iPhone into the bottom and it not only becomes the touchpad for the Netbook, it also powers the thing entirely, the rest of the hardware is simply a keyboard, screen, and a few other bits to make it all run.
    It’s an idea that’s already been done with Windows Mobile in the form of the Redfly.
    Of course, based on the rendering above, which pretty much just looks like a shiny-ified MacBook, the idea is very far from being implemented. It also would almost certainly not work on a non-jailbroken iPhone, either. With Apple set to announce (possibly inexpensive) new notebooks next week, it’s also difficult to say whether or not the olo concept will even find a market. All in all, there are a lot of cards stacked up against this thing.
    The Redfly is certainly intriguing and useful for a set of people — would you want to see the same sort of thing applied to the iPhone?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Very interesting concept.

    Too bad that Apple will sue them out of existence before it gets off the ground.
     
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    That's the point :)

    Checkout that article, especially the link to the Windows Mobile notebook thingy. Interesting concepts at least.
     
  8. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    ya that is perhaps the worst photoshop I have seen in a while.

    Also, the iPhone's CPU is underclocked to 412MHz, and only has 128MB of RAM. That is anemic even by netbook standards. The thought that they would do this with the current iPhone (using ONLY the iPhone as the guts) is preposterous, as it would ruin the experience of running leopard (as I assume it would, since iPhone OS is not built for anything other that the phone and it's modes of interaction)

    Interesting concept, but as illustrated and described further in this thread, there is no way...
     
  9. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    The iPhones battery is bad enough without it having to power a screen and keyboard...

    Nice concept but isnt going to happen IMO
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    LOL. iPhone dock.
     
  11. eGraeme macrumors member

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    kind of a neat idea
    tho i doubt id buy one
    but i bet my sister and a few friends would think it was the perfect solution to their needs
    iphone does everything they need
    but sometimes u want a normal keyboard and a bigger view
    tada
     
  12. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Thats a really cool concept. The iPhone as the trackpad. So when I get a call, I have to pick my entire computer up to my ear? or bend over and put one side of my head to the keyboard so I can make calls? Which is the preferred method.
     
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    worst blog ever. they sound like they have no idea what it takes to produce a piece of technology.
     
  14. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    ...or use the mic and internal speakers, or hook it up to a headset

    but what makes this different from a modbook? if they buy some kind of macbook from apple and modify it like is done with the modbook I don't think Apple will have a problem with it.
     
  15. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Too true :p.

    I think it's a very cool concept too.
     
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