Powerbook Ti Discontinue...

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Jeffx342

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I herd Apple wants to discontinue Powerbooks reason is:

1. too expensive
2. pain in the ass to manufacture them
3 not enough people are buying them

September 10-14 we are probably goin to find out if Apple is Discontinueing or releasing the next edition of Powerbooks

No if Apple Discontinues pbTi they will not have anything replacing it or anything better
 

Sun Baked

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This troll came in with a bang at around 9 and had good chance of spreading terror, but when confronted quickly spammed his vomit throughout multiple discussion areas lowering the score.

And sadly when in defense of his rumor, uses Crazy Apple Rumors as a source which quickly tanked the final score.

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clubmedia

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yeah right, the day apple stops production on powerbooks will be a cold day in hell. we have more chance of seeing a 1 ghz superdrive tibook with ddr ram in the coming weeks... nice try though
 

Jeffx342

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PowerBook G4s are becoming scarce leading up to next month's Worldwide Developers Conference. Crazy Apple Rumors Site has learned that Apple will announce that it is discontinuing the PowerBook line completely.

Apple sources close to the manufacture of the PowerBook indicate that the highly successful professional laptop will be discontinued because it is "a pain in the ass to produce."

"Have you looked in one of those things?" CARS' source asked. "There's all kinds of wires and plugs and these sharp looking brass jobbies that I'm not even sure if it's okay to touch."

"It's really fricking complicated."

Indeed, comments made by Apple Senior Vice President for Hardware Engineering Jon Rubinstein over the past few months corroborate the view that Apple has simply become fed up with producing the award-winning PowerBook G4.

When asked about a potential update to the PowerBook during an interview with the press at January's Macworld San Francisco, Rubinstein sighed heavily and rolled his eyes. "Man, I really don't want to open that thing up again. The last time we did, there were six screws and this little thing that looked like a square bottle cap left over when we were finished. We just sat there staring at each other. No one had any idea where they were supposed to go."

Meeting with Apple resellers last month, Rubinstein again voiced complaints about the complex design of the PowerBook.

"You have no idea how hard it was to get the combo drive into that machine," Rubinstein said. "Me and Greg Joswiak had to push on the back while two engineers shoved the drive in from the other side. There was this horrible scraping sound. Hopefully that'll be the last time we have to change the drive for a while."

CARS' source said the PowerBook will not be replaced by a new model. "What, replace one really complicated laptop with another really complicated laptop? Yeah, no thanks."

This change in Apple's product lineup is not expected to affect the consumer-level iBook, which the source said was "more like an Etch-A-Sketch" in terms of complexity.
 

FattyMembrane

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ooohhhh, it was from crazy apple rumors. should i even make a comment?

edit: sorry about all of the sarcasm jeff. its all in good fun. cars is to apple news as hello kitty fan-fiction is to the dow jones.
 

clubmedia

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i heard apple is just going to give bill gates complete control over apple because they couldn't figure out where six screws go in a powerbook too. it must be true!
 

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