I'm So Excited! (Also my predictions in chance percentages)

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  1. The_Man, Jul 24, 2005
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    The_Man macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2005

    Wow, I needed a good laugh. 1.42 and 1.67 for iBook processors is quite simply, way high. 1.67 is the highest possible for a powerbook! That would mean that an iBook woud be equal to a powerbook, and there is no way that is going to happen

    Also, superdrive are not even standard on powerbooks yet and there is no way that Apple would let the iBook PASS the powerbook and still be hundreds of dollars less.

    I would love all of this to be true, but there is zero chance that the processor or the superdrive will happen.
  2. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    CPU speed is impossible to be like that, VRAM upgrade in my opinion is true
  3. The_Man, Jul 24, 2005
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    The_Man macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2005

    I decided to try my own hand at configuring these percentages.

    G4 1.42/1.67 - 0% chance
    Ram Uprgrade - 90% chance
    HD Upgrade (Size or Speed) - 75% chance
    Widescreens - 60% chance
    VRAM Upgrade - 70% chance
    FSB Upgrade - 40%
    Superdrive Standard - 0% chance
    Superdrive BTO option for 12" - 40% chance
    BT standard - 50% chance
  4. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    I made my own as well:

    G4 1.42/1.67 - 50% Chance - there will not be a 1.67 GHz iBook, or a 1.5 GHz iBook. Only 1.42 standard across the board.
    Ram Uprgrade - 80% - 512 MB standard in almost all Apple machines now.
    HD Upgrade (Size or Speed) - 30% I think there will be an upgrade but not standard - as a BTO option (to 80 GB). And no, speed will stay the same.
    Trackpad Upgrade - 100% Chance - Makes no sense not to, and the easiest one.
    Widescreens - 0% Why would Apple release Widescreen on the iBook and not the POWERBOOK??? Makes no sense...
    VRAM Upgrade - 90% Of course, as Tiger's Core Image is reccomended for 64 MB.

    All the others, nada...
  5. The_Man macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2005

    Im Pretty sure that the 15 and 17 inch powerbooks are widescreen.
    Also, on the trackpad update, I dont think it will happen because although it is easy to do, that is one of those powerbook features like backlit keyboards that help distinguish the difference.
  6. iDM macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2005
    The Commonwealth of PA/The First State-DE
    Theman, I love your sigs good for a laugh.....
  7. nightdweller25 macrumors 6502

    Mar 2, 2005
    Ha! Someone's been drinking... Here are my predictions which i am sure of but it's just opinion, not fact:

    1.33 and 1.5 GHz Speed bumps
    New design (this one I am half sure of)
    512 MB of RAM Standard (Positive)
    SuperDrive option on 12-inch (Meh, probably not)
    Nvidia Geforce FX GO 5200 with 64 MB of VRAM
    Trackpad upgrade for two finger scrolling
    and as for the being widescreen thing, despite all the evidence, I doubt that the 12-inch will be widescreen but I have no problems believing that the 14-inch will be widescreen.
  8. jiv3turkey748 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2004
    theres no way there will be 1.67ghz ibooks i would say at the most 1.42/1.58 but that wount happen either it will almost for sure be 1.33/1.5 or only 1.42 since there is no longer a $1,499 model
  9. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2005
    WOOT I just realized that apples special edu discount is valid past the update I always assumed they only made that special ipod edu discount because they wanted people to buy things (like the ibook) before they were updated so its gonna be like super discount on a brand spanking new ibook. once again WOOT
  10. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    Probably 1.33 and/or 1.42 CPU. 40 and 60GB hdd. Definite GPU upgrade. Don't know about widescreen or other enhancements (ie trackpad, BT), but the others are almost a given. Probably see them in the next week or so. New mini too.

    Any day now.
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    I agree, Theman2290's signature is great...always makes me chuckle. :)
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    I agree with solvs. We should see these mentioned changes in Apples next iBook G4 revision(s).
  13. budugu macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2004
    Boston, MA
    I think apple might go the ATI mobility 9600 way because it does not make that much sense to have so many different chipsets at this point (intel switch). I predict that is the reason why they are cutting on the various options to have a minimal consolidated line! Emac, imac, powermac run 9600 with various MB configurations 64, 128, 256 etc. I suppose ibook will be 9600 with 64MB and either a 64 or 128 bit interface video card.

    Other things HDs will get an upgrade 40 GB minimum to 80GB max, 512MB, 1.33 LP / 1.5 HP notebook, SD option on the higher priced one. BT standard on the higher priced notebook. Same resolutions and same casing.
  14. tsk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2004
    This pretty much matches my opinions. Maybe the 12" will have a SD option. I don't know what video we'll get, but I'm certain it will be 64MB. You also don't mention BT.

    My opinion is:

    Guaranteed: 512MB RAM, 64MB VRAM.

    Probably 1.33/1.5 but could be less (1.33/1.42), probably not more.
    Probably scrolling trackpad thingies (only reason not certain is I think people have complained about them)
    Good chance BT Standard
    Maybe 5400RPM drives

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