mad jew said:Umm... They already did.
Do you mean use titanium for the next revision?
mkrishnan said:Look at apple-history.com for more info on the previous generations of powerbooks.
Haha, that link was directed at the OP, not you, Jew.mad jew said:Yeah thanks, but their site's gone awfully slow for me today.
Do you know if they've got any info regarding the reason for the switch to aluminium? It just caught my attention the other day watching this Ives video since Apple seemed to herald the advantages of titanium over aluminium so specifically.
mkrishnan said:Haha, that link was directed at the OP, not you, Jew.
mkrishnan said:But I don't think Apple makes a general policy of explaining why they make switches... too much discussion would impair the reality distortion field!
mkrishnan said:Actually, if anyone has an answer to that, I'm curious too.... There must be a lot of old speculation floating around the web from when the Albooks bowed.
Apple said:PPC is the greatest, all hail PPC!
Apple said:PPC is dead, long live x86!
Titanium PBs had paint chipping issues. With the anodized aluminium, you got a pretty product that was also lightweight. It was also something you didn't need to paint.mkrishnan said:The titanium design was very pretty, although it had its own limitations... like the hinges break, I understand, on a lot of those powerbooks. I guess they could use Ti in a more similar design to the current Al PBs... Magnesium seems to be a good option too....