More iBook updates?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mcpix, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. mcpix macrumors regular

    May 13, 2005
    Just when you thought the "New iBook next Tuesday" threads had died...

    I'm no insider, but I do visit the refurb section of the Apple store on a regular basis. In addition to older models, it's not unusual for refurb versions of current models to also appear for sale. However, when current models appear with deep discounts it may mean something. Recently when Mac Mini models appeared it meant a quiet upgrade.

    Today the refurb store has 12" iBooks for $799. That's a 21% discount on the current model and by far the cheapest price I've seen.

    I'm both tempted to buy one, and also to wait and see.
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2003
    Washington, DC
    There's not room for much of an upgrade though, if any, considering the state of the PowerBooks. I'd doubt there's anything coming soon.
  3. mcpix thread starter macrumors regular

    May 13, 2005
    Yes, that's true.

    However, it could be something as simple as a bigger hard drive, or even the long rumored wide screeen iBooks.
  4. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I feel that the next ibook update will be an intel ibook.
  5. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    What's the deal with refurbs? Do you still get the same warrenty as new? Applecare available etc?

    Refurbs don't appear to be available in the Canadian Online Store though.. :(
  6. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    I think there alot of re-furns of iBooks going around because they are probably one of the best selling mac's and therefore they must have alot returned with problems or just because the customer was unsatisfied, therefore they re-furb them and sell them online....

    From what i have seen there have been refreshed and refurb ibooks (current rev) on sale from apple since August/September

  7. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2003
    Virginia, USA
    I did not bother to look today but often the lowest priced ibook refurbs are CD-rom (not combo drive) models-- returns or left-overs from education orders. Given the non-upgrades to the 12" powerbook, and the fact that the ibooks are so close to the 12" powerbook, I agree with the posters above that this is the last G4 ibook, unless there are delays with the intel chips.
  8. iAFC macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2005
    sul do brasil
    Can we expect some updates for iBook in January at the Macworld keynote?

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