MacBook Anticipation

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by MacRumors, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The wait for the revised Intel iBook (aka MacBook) continues, alongside speculation about the release date of the MacBook. Several readers have pointed out analyst speculation that the Intel iBook could be released as soon as tomorrow. This would be on the eve of Apple's Q2 2006 Financial Results.

    If that date falls through, according to reports, internal CPU sales goals at retail Apple Stores have been increased substantially starting in May. These estimates suggest Apple is expecting a boost to sales for their CPUs in the next four weeks.

    The most recent reports have claimed that the 13.3" Intel MacBook is in production with target release dates ranging from May to June.
  2. Jesus macrumors 6502

    Great, if an analyst says it, it must be true.
  3. docgraham macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2006
    Tomorrow would be great!

    I've been waiting for the new ibooks (macbooks), the wait is starting to drive me crazy!
  4. boogieman macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2004
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Same..I'm selling soo much crap to be able to afford one too!
  6. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    Let's hope we get blown away by the design ;) And how about the 17" MacBook Pro too Apple! :D
  7. charris macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2006
    Boston, MA
    I still think a 13.3" widescreen will feel small, but I'm interested in seeing if Apple goes back to offering different colors.
  8. sintaxi macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2005
    I cant believe how used to waiting I am. Even though I am waiting with great anticipation, I no longer expect a release. Anyone else feel the same?
  9. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2005
    I never want to think about the i/MacBook really again. I've been wanting them to come out since... forever. It was the one thing I told someone I really thought would be coming out in MWSF, then I told them coming out probs at beginning of April and....
    We've been seeing speculation on new iBooks since when, December?
    This is so stupid and theey need to get updated. Most people aren't willing to pay $2000 for a laptop and the general consensus I've sensed is that the current iBook's are slow.
    This is so annoying. I will be interested to see if there will be colors, though. :p
  10. mac-x macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2006
    yeah, im still thinking june, better to expect the 'worst'.
    And why would they show it on there financial event, all of the invited people want to hear about numbers,money money,stocks etc. did they ever released anything on these events?
  11. shrhaider macrumors member


    Jan 10, 2006
    Totally. I've gone numb. No more excitement to be gained from all this speculation. I've got forum overload. I have to start limiting myself from checking this site more than once a day.
  12. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    Sunday April 23 Apple NAB Press Event

    Worst case for the 17" MacBook Pro is most likely this coming Sunday's April 23 Apple NAB Press Event. Meanwhile the MacBook might surface this week as all of next week's BUZZ AIR will be centered on what is announced Sunday. Then we're into May so this week looks promising.

    I can't tell which is a better way to deal with the MacBook announcement, before or after NAB. Anyone know which order would be more effective? :confused:
  13. spine macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2005
    warwick RI
    My iBook G3 800 just died last week - logic board.
    Suddenly, I am very interested in the MacBook!!
    Wouldn't there be a special event held for this release?
  14. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2005
    Greatly agreed. It's like I expect the iBooks G4 to be immortal. When a new iBook comes out I might just think "okay, whatever," or I may be very excited. No telling. Kind of depends on the specs.
    Same with the no more excitement. Not really same with the forum overload, b/c this is the only forum I regularly visit.
    But I do need to keep myself from coming here more than 5 times a day.... :eek:
    Jk.... sort of. XD
  15. macpastor macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2006

    I wondered too if they would have a special release for the MacBook. However, all the people there would most likely just yawn since they were expectng it anyways. That being said, it would not surprise me if they gave invitations on this Tuesday for a special event next week. Of course everyone knows what the special event would be, but the anticipation of a radically differnt MacBook could give enough suspense that people actually go to the event to see what it up.
  16. Austin.xstone macrumors member


    Jan 10, 2006
    New Zealand - Ohh Yeah...
    I had my excitement, at MWSF, and then in at the start of April, im just numb with having to wait. There is only so much waiting you can do before getting board - I am board. I'll be board until they release the silly things... Maybe then I might be interested again?!?
  17. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    that would be great if they released tomorrow!
  18. sintaxi macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2005
    ha ha its good to know Im not the only one who obsesses over checking this site.:p :p :p
  19. (L) macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    Umm, wouldn't Apple want an event for that sort of thing?
  20. peanut48 macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2006
    Gimme Gimme a Macbook after (monday) getting so excited..... :D abba's song had to come to mind
  21. wedge antilies macrumors member

    wedge antilies

    Dec 14, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia, MAAAATE!
    Wait and See

    I'm taking a wait and see approach with these iBook/macBooks if the specs are worthy, I'll upgrade, as I'm not in a desperate need.
    Although, I want apple to bring it out just to keep things moving along nicely...

    -Red 2
  22. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006
    I went ot the Apple store in Bluewater on Saturday and I dont think I saw any ibooks on display. I remember seeing macbook pro and imacs and mini and i only saw the 2 powermacs they usually have on display. There was a table and I cant remebr what was on it but i think it was either macbook pros or powerbooks not ibooks. I also went to John Lewis and they had no new 60gb only customer returns... No new powermacs only ex-demos and they ibooks all had big reductions.

    This seems like a promising week.
  23. spine macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2005
    warwick RI

    I too was in an Apple Store this weekend (Burlington, MASS) and the ibooks were in the corner - just 2 on display. All the attention was on the macbook pros. Hmmm....
  24. monkeyandy macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2006


    Along with all the other people my excitment has been dampened due to the waiting. I'm sure they will be really cool but i'm so used to waiting for these now that i too am just expecting the worst case scenario..maybe June.

    It would be sweet if it was tomorrow but i ain't gettin my hopes up :mad:

    I hope it has a semi decent gfx card built in maybe 64mb vram at the min on the higher end or maybe a deal like dell do where you can get integrated gfx or pay xtra for gfx card. Also dual core 1.66 at min!

    Even it does have integrated gfx i'll prob still end up buying it. no matter how much i want a MacBook i just can't afford one, and even if i did i would be scared of taking it anywhere just incase i dented or scratched it ;)

    It would be good if you cud run boot camp on it well enough to play a few PC games. I have a copy of GTA San Andreas waiting to be played on it but when I played on my PC with integrated 64mb gfx it was a bit naff!
  25. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006

    Why is there so little attention towards powermacs. I was thinking that NAB is a pro event and there is a possibilty of new Powermacs but I thought that not all software was universal yet so they wanted to wait a while??????

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