PowerBook & eMac EOL'd?

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  1. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Current Powerbooks declared "End of Life"

    Macbidouille posts that FNAC (largest multimedia shop in France) has declared the Powerbooks "End of Life". FNAC is also present in other European countries such as Spain.
    There will be no new shipments of the old revisions once the stock is sold.

    It won't be long obviously...
     
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    NEW G5 POWERBOOKS ON TUESDAY!!!11


    :p

    (hehehe- soon though... these guys were right before about things...)
     
  3. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    According to French Mac enthusiast site MacBidouille (english translation), current PowerBooks and eMacs have been declared end-of-life by French reseller FNAC.
     
  4. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    Man, if it means the PB rumors will die down a little, I'm all for it. Bring on the 1.67GHz PBs already. :p
     
  5. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I forsee revisions with the release of Tiger. March/April?
     
  6. gdprof27 macrumors member

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    For this forum newbie and uneducated Mac enthusiast who is looking to purchase a PB....is this good news or bad news?

    Is this a signal for immediate PB updates or sometime in June?
     
  7. Marlon_JBT macrumors 6502

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    Could be good, could be bad, could be a combination of both.

    Good: See my above post. :p
    Bad: The PowerBook will be out of production until the next PB starts, like the iMac.
     
  8. Tulse macrumors regular

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    Products are (usually) EOLed prior to new models coming out. You may want to wait, at least until next Tuesday (the day of most new product announcements) to purchase a PowerBook.
     
  9. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    C'mon updates.

    I'm especially interested in the possibility of eMac updates. Will they be G4s which could cut into Mac Mini sales or G5s which would cut into iMac sales. Sticking with G4s probably makes more sense for Apple right now. If they are G5s, that would necessitate an update to the iMacs, probably, or the same problem of the iMacs being expensive eMacs with flat screens would return.

    Or, maybe, no eMacs at all?

    Nothing is expected for the Powermacs other than upgrades to 1.5-1.7Ghz G4s, right? No new other features?
     
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    the way powerbook info comes and goes, this may mean they're getting replaced tomorrow, or in the next 3 years. Who knows if it's a good time to get one or not, but I'd bank on it NOT being a good time to get one now, unless you don't feel the need to live on the bleeding edge of technology.
     
  12. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

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    Lets hope my school, which SCREWED OVER OUR iMAC G5 ORDER AND GOT US EMACS, gets us these new G5 eMacs...
     
  13. iGav macrumors G3

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    If Apple announce some kind of event then yep, but I can't imagine them just releasing a PowerBook G5 on a Tuesday without any razamataz at all, it's the MOST anticpated release of any Apple product to just let it slip quietly out.

    But if an 'event' crops up on the radar, then I'd go with yes, otherwise it'll be a bumped G4.
     
  14. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    Dang! I may have to skip the mini and just go to the G5 PowerBook!!!11!!one
     
  15. Hodapp macrumors 6502a

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    Most anticipated on internet forums filled with Mac nerds, but to your average iMac owning iPod loving consumer, they could give a crap about Apple's high end laptop. I wouldn't be surprised if it just slipped out.

    I wonder if they'll post updates on FRIDAY to go with the Mini, iLife and iWork release?
     
  16. Hodapp macrumors 6502a

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    What about waiting for Tiger?!?!?!?!?! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  17. kettle macrumors 65816

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    It's going to be bad if no one can buy a Powerbook for the next 3 months even if they have to have A powerbook right now.

    They could have lied about the progress of a G5 PB just to get surplus gone, perhaps they will offer cash back to customers who just bought because Apple said there would be no g5PB for a while.

    I still think eMac has a future because it is "education" and it is "very heavy", ideal for security and much better than an unplug-able and easy to conceal Mini.
     
  18. mkwilson68 macrumors member

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    G4 only for sure

    While I would LOVE a radical new PB with G5 and 20 hour battery, I'd happily settle for 1.8/2Ghz Freescale G4's which will be much more battery friendly as far as I can see.

    Go on Apple, surprise me (nicely).
     
  19. roadapple macrumors regular

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    How often is this type of "End of Life" statements made? Between small upgrades or only when new models are coming?
     
  20. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    2nd this.

    (sing to Another Brick in the Wall)

    WE DONT WANT NO SINGLE 1 DIMM SLOT :cool:
     
  21. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    Yah you aren't kidding. No way in heck would Jobs let lose the dogs of G5 in a PowerBook without a grand presentation. NOT going to happen.
     
  22. dodonutter macrumors regular

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    I would have thought that apple would upgrade the PB to G5 at a big event like Macworld or WWDC not on a Tuesday. As iGAV said, a G5 powerbook has been rumored about for 2 years. Basically since the Powermac G5 came out.

    Then again i would have thought WWDC was way to far away (5 months) to EOL the PB now for a G5 release then, but 5 months is also too short for a minor CPU upgrade of which apple would have to buy a relatively small number of the new CPUs if they release the PBG5 at the WWDC
     
  23. Hodapp macrumors 6502a

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    Those security cables that connect to all the computers in your school's computer lab are pretty tough by themselves, the Mini has a slot for a security cable, above the audio out. If your computer lab has a decent security system, if this cable becomes cut or unplugged an alarm should go off.
     
  24. dashiel macrumors 6502a

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    G5 powerbook? you're dreaming. WWDC at the earliest for that. more likely paris, but i don't think we'll see a true G5 powerbook until next january.
     

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