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Intel iBook in Shipping in June?

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Forbes reports that Asustek Computer Inc has secured an Apple Computer contract for "iBook notebook personal computers".

According to their sources, Apple has secured approximately 1.2 million units initially. The laptops are said to be powered by Intel processors and are equipped with 13.3" displays. Apple will reportedly start selling the new iBooks in June.

Apple has been rumored to introduce a 13" Intel iBook. One early report claimed the new iBook would use a significantly different enclosure. Other speculation has suggested that the new Intel iBooks would be called MacBooks.
 

Frisco

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Too long IMO, but I guess they want as many people as possible to buy the Powerbook. Oops I meant Macbook Pro :p
 
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VanMac

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Tomorrow would be better for sure.

With all the rumors around the new iBook, this almost seems like old news....shipping in a couple of months.....blah.
 
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lvnmacs

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:D I am hoping for a new sleek look and brighter display! Will it be worth upgrading from my PPC PB? We'll have to see. Anyways, how exciting!
 
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JtheLemur

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June?! Well they can almost forget about most non-public school's buying seasons. Darn, and I was going to try to hold out, too...
 
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pavetheforest

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if they do start in june, first off i'm going to cry for a very long time, starting tomorrow if nothing happens, maybe a week of whining and complaining....and then when i'm out of jokes about steve jobs, i'll start collecting pennies for the macBook Pro
 
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MacGuy88

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wonder if they will come with built in iSights... i remember reading a review about MacBook Pro talking about how all the government people couldn't get them because of the iSight.
 
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miloblithe

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June does seem pretty late. What about the rest of the portable lineup? Will there be a small pro machine? Another 17" machine? When might those come out?
 
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rhsgolfer33

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JtheLemur said:
June?! Well they can almost forget about most non-public school's buying seasons. Darn, and I was going to try to hold out, too...

How did they miss the buying season? Most private colleges and high schools get out in May/June as do most public schools. They tend to go back to school at the begining or end of August. If they're shipping in June then its almost perfect timing.

I'm definetly excited about this, If they have one with a dedicated video card and front row Im all over it.
 
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EricNau

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June seems too late.
Many High School Seniors receive laptops as graduation gifts (to prepare for college), but June will be too late for that.

Should be early May at the latest IMHO.
 
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Demon Hunter

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The article says the LCDs are being delivered in April. So, couldn't they be announced sooner than June?

You know how Steve takes 1-2 months to make his latest brainchild.

If the MacBook is shipping in August, that just sucks. I don't think I would wait.
 
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FocusAndEarnIt

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They might update them tomorrow with PPC processors, as they really need an update - to carry over until Intel hits the streets in the iBook/MacBook.
 
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Detlev

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Forbes reports that Asustek Computer Inc hass secured an Apple Computer contract for "iBook notebook personal computers".
Way to go Asustek! Counting your eggs before they hatch, huh? Guess you didn't read the contract? Those guys on the other line are from Apple legal.

I wonder how next week's headline will read?
 
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EricNau

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lilstewart92 said:
They might update them tomorrow with PPC processors, as they really need an update - to carry over until Intel hits the streets in the iBook/MacBook.
I hope you are joking. The next update we will see WILL have Intel processors.
 
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cloudblood84

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lilstewart92 said:
They might update them tomorrow with PPC processors, as they really need an update - to carry over until Intel hits the streets in the iBook/MacBook.

wait, there's an event speculated for tomorrow?
 
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macpastor

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13" iBook, MacBook or MacBook Pro?

I have a good friend who is the manager for an Apple store in Minnesota. I was speaking to him today about the upcoming MacBook (replacement for iBook) and he shared with me that from what he has heard from his sources in HQ, they will be combining the iBook 12", 14" and Powerbook 12" into one 13" WS unit. From there, my speculation is that one model would be intro priced with a core solo, while the upgraded model would have the SD, more memory, bigger hard drive and a Core Duo. My speculation, not his...

So, what does that do you for you? I for one would buy one if they would incase it in the aluminum structure. I have never cared for the white plastic look.
 
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