- Apr 12, 2001
MacWhispers posts a compliation of various tidbits they've acquired... some of which inspired previous rumors they have posted.
Yep. That's bothering the hell out of me. I've tried to insinuate info from every known LCD maker on the planet, and there just isn't a likely panel for a 16:10 Cinema Display, other than the LG piece being used in the iMac and big PowerBook. And, the folks making the plastic cases for the Cinemas haven't heard a word about making a new one for a 17-inch variant... Seems we're stuck with a 4:3 17-incher for several more months, if not in perpetuity.Originally posted by cubist
BTW, the current 17" studio display is still 4:3 aspect ratio. It looks odd sitting next to the others.
assuming the 15" are getting updated to Aluminum casings, they should have no problem converting the casing to support the new 15.4" screens. Although the imac idea is interesting, maybe these 15.2's are going to the ibooks. when was the last time they were updated? Three powerbook sizes...three ibook sizes...year of the laptop indeed.Originally posted by cubist
From these tidbits the thing that strikes me is that LG/Philips is still sending 15.2" LCDs to Apple. Maybe the Chi Mei 15.4" lower-resolution LCDs are for a different product. Combine that with the new iMac case with a door over the ports: maybe there will be a new 15" iMac with a widescreen display.
Actually, that's not hard at all. What's hard, and that takes real effort, is determining precisely which components will be used in upcoming products, who makes them, where Apple's having the products assembled, and what exact dates Apple actuallt begins production in the Asian assmbly facilities.Originally posted by mikulashek
seems to me like macwhispers is just another sad addition to the rumor scene with absolutely no real information. how hard is it to figure out that the 15" powerbook will be updated?
I have to disagree with this Jack...Originally posted by MacWhispers
MacWhispers carefully defines which items we pucblis are speculative and which are facts... something no other "rumor" site ever does, including this one.