- Jul 14, 2002
anyone go a clue/think they have a clue as to when the next "i" machine (iMac, iBook) update is going to be. if this is talked about elsewhere point me to it.
hey any reply is a good reply-thanks for at least guessingOriginally posted by edvniow
I have no way to back this up, but I'm guessing MWSF or a little later, when the new IBM chips are introduced into the new Powermacs and the Tibook is bumped to 1Ghz, then I suspect the iMac will also be bumped up to 1Ghz and the iBooks to at least 800Mhz.
If I'm wrong (which I probably am), then oh well. This is a rumor site ain't it?
What we may see in the meantime is a 7470 switch in the Powermacs/Xserves, with a part number change, but not nececcarily any other fanfare. This will aloow a cooler chip with better memory addressing capabilites.Originally posted by chills
I disagree... I don't believe we will see any of the current 1Ghz or 1.25 GHZ cpus in the "i" machines. They are just simply to HOT. Only the Powermac can handle the proper cooling. They might and I really believe it is a longshot if you see the current G4 chips in the "i" machines. I believe nothing much is going to happen until we get some new CPUs.
God, I hope so. Motorola has been frelling Apple for some time now and really damaging its image as a Pentium killer, but I can sorta see why, as they make more profit with those embedded chips in Cisco routers and such, but it still should have payed more attention to Apple.Originally posted by chills
But I hope Apple stops all updates and spends all of its resources on updating all current motherboards to be IBM chip compatible.