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The Register posts a story about a small html reference on Apple's Powerbook site.

According to the news site, the following url reference appeared on Apple's Powerbook pages:


http://switch.atdmt.com/action/apple_g5_powerbook

The reference was in an IMG tag, speculated to be a counter for Apple's various individual web pages. The reference was changed to apple_g4_powerbook shortly after the publishing of the story.

Rumors have placed a G4 Powerbook upgrade in the coming days/weeks.
 

jared_kipe

macrumors 68030
Dec 8, 2003
2,967
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Seattle
One day apple will finally have out the G5 powerbook, if they want to. I don't think the G5 offers benefits that a much less wattage freescale G4 couldn't produce.
 

AirUncleP

macrumors regular
Dec 19, 2002
190
10
USA
That sound you are hearing is Steve Jobs tearing someone a new one.

Good news for all of us though.
 

gotohamish

macrumors 65816
Jul 15, 2001
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BKLN
Wonder Boy said:
meh. just a typo.

I dobut it, for all we know it could be a template for the site. Thus it's used for G5 and G4 images. Not necessarily the laptops only.

I hope I'm wrong though like the rest of us!
 

visor

macrumors 6502
May 13, 2003
341
0
in bed
i'll buy it

if it is twice as fast as my 1.2ghz ibook at a comparable price. so... i'd say in 2006.
 

afields

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Mar 1, 2004
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I would love for this to be true, but I doubt it. It would be nice for ThinkSecret to be wrong for once (in recent history).
 

Stella

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Apr 21, 2003
8,777
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TheRegister has an update :

"Within an hour of posting the story, and the screenshot we took as evidence, Apple altered the HTML to replace g5 with g4. Don't hang around, do they?"


I really think something is going to happen, a G5 PB is fairly imminent - by at most July WDDC, the G5 PB will have been released.

I WANT TO BELIEVE!
 

afields

macrumors 6502
Mar 1, 2004
262
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Stella said:
TheRegister has an update :

"Within an hour of posting the story, and the screenshot we took as evidence, Apple altered the HTML to replace g5 with g4.

DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNN!!!! :p

Let the frenzy begin.
 

mkwilson68

macrumors member
Aug 6, 2003
79
13
Fingers crossed

I'll buy whatever they release, but boy would it be nice if it was a sparkly new G5 PB. Mmm mmmmm. :)
 

goof_ball

macrumors member
Mar 10, 2003
50
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Canada
I second that its either a typo, or a copy/paste error. It probably started out to be apple_g5_powermac, and they didn't switch it correctly.

Maybe I'm wrong though!
 

russed

macrumors 68000
Jan 16, 2004
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what happens when they do eventually bring out the g5 powerbook? what do we wait for then?
 

hartsft

macrumors newbie
Dec 28, 2004
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hope this is true!

time for lotsa people getting worked up over freescale and g5 and a bunch of million times hashed over stuff.. lets just hope that something really good and new shows up!
 

narco

macrumors 65816
Dec 9, 2003
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California.
I wonder if Apple does these things on purpose to create hype. Though it wouldn't make much business sense, it would still be pretty funny.

Fishes,
narco.
 
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