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Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by invaLPsion, Apr 14, 2004.
Just found this little doozy on Apple Insider...
Macrumors took care of it....
Well its not really confirmed
It's confirmed that there is a rumor that there will be updates...
I am confirming that this is a confirmation about the confirmed rumor that there will be updates on Monday...G'day.
Nothing's confirmed until Jimsowden says it's confirmed !!! ;-)...
How do you confirm a rumor's validity? Doesn't that make it not a rumor anymore?
I'm confirmed. Oh wait...wrong thread.
Are these powerbook and notebook updates a complete redesign or are they just speed bumps?. I just got a new ibook so I'm going to be pissed if I see a completely new apple ibook.
Most likely just speed bumps. I know what you mean though...I just bought a 12" PB today.If a new 12" widescreen PB with backlit keyboard and 64MB vid card's released im gonna be pretty jelous.
I am waiting for jimsowden to confirm it.
There is one rumor (I consider nothing more than idle speculation) that iBooks might be in for mini-ipod colour treatment.
Yeah, where is jimsowden when you need him?
Jim we call upon you.
I am confirming that my pants are down.
Its been 3 years since the iceBook debut
Apple changes the design of every line more or less every 3 years. And they 'never changed the design in the Fall'
iBook 'iceBook' was introduced on May 1st, 2001. So, its been 3 years.
They are likely to indroduce a new form factor for the iBook.
I would have loved a green 12" iBook
The iBook G4 was a redesign. It more closely resembles the Powerbook G4 12" than the original iceBook. That was done last fall. So you are mistaken in both accounts. Granted it isn't as startling as a redesign from the toilet seat to the iceBook, but a redesign nontheless. Slot loading drive being the biggest difference externally. And first G4 inside.
If they have a new form factor in mind they are likely to hold it until they get G5 iBooks. Designing a totally new form factor is big work and Apple likes to do it, but to do it without a great product to make it move would be a disappointment.
Agreed! You pay people to design the new G5--coming out in 6 months to a year, not redesign a G4 which is selling fine as it is.
The G5 laptop is when they'll redesign--and then, only if they must in order to take care of the heat issue--which is what they've been discussing in regards to a G5 laptop since the G5 was unveiled.
These are likely just speed bumps, ibook included. And I doubt they'll color the ibooks. A Mini @ $250 they can afford to have in different colors. I mean, if they end up with a lot of unsold blue minis because blue isn't that popular, so what? They're only $250 each and you can take the hit--have a sale, make less minis in blue, etc. An iBook at $1000+ is a different story. You can't afford to have a lot of ibooks unsold because they were blue. Better to keep them white--striking and unique (compared to other laptops) but neutral. Not subject to what's currently a popular or unpopular color.
Can't agree. I would expect Apple is large enough to have different project teams working on the different products.