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In an anonymous post to Craig's List, one participant claims:

On June 28th, 2004, expect some very big changes in the Powerbook line up!
For now, all I can say is the entry level 12" Powerbook G5 will be at 1.6Ghz 12" --High end will
have a new G5 processor capable of speeds upto 2.2Ghz. One last thing, the memory on all models will
max. @ 4Gb. So keep a close eye and hold off on any big Laptop purchases, because the event we have been waiting for has arrived.

Expect the unexpected.

Obviously anonymous mailing list posts lack much credibility.
 

T'hain Esh Kelch

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Aug 5, 2001
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Looks like the world-supply of socks is going down.... :p

If this turns out to be true, expect me to be first in line to get a 15" top-end!
 

nagromme

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May 2, 2002
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Page 9 From Outer Space?

Macrumors said:
Obviously anonymous mailing list posts lack much credibility.

Much? Any.

For now, all I can say is... No. :)

I think even Page 2 is too good for this one. I suggest Page 3 or beyond.

Now... go ahead and speculate about PBG5s because real or not, that's just good fun! :)
 

CmdrLaForge

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Feb 26, 2003
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boomtopper said:
Sounds like complete and utter bull plop to me.
I just can't see the powerbooks being upgraded yet becuase they have been just upgraded!

Second that as well. I see noooo way that they update the Powerbooks now. Did they ever do that ? Update in such a short time ? I don't think so.

I guess we see the PB G5 in January.
 

johnnyjibbs

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Sep 18, 2003
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We can dream on, but with the latest rumours about the difficulty of getting new G5s into even Power Macs I'm doubting this one very much.

1.6GHz 12" would be cool mind..
 

Squire

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Jan 8, 2003
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No. I don't believe it.
However, I have 2 questions:

1) When were the Powerbooks last updated? 5 or 6 weeks ago?
2) What is the shortest length of time in Apple history between major updates?

Anyone know?

Squire
 

nagromme

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May 2, 2002
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Squire said:
1) When were the Powerbooks last updated? 5 or 6 weeks ago?
2) What is the shortest length of time in Apple history between major updates?

See https://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

Last update: 44 days ago
Average time between updates: 171 days
Shortest time between: 60+ days, BUT that was to add two new sizes--the 15" did not change
The shortest time since then--the shortest time for updating all 3 sizes, is 7 months! It was 8 months before that.
 

csubear

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Aug 22, 2003
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I don't beleive it at all. After buy my NEW powerbook less than a month ago. I would be very angry if they updated to G5 now.
 

Squire

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nagromme said:
See https://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

Last update: 44 days ago
Average time between updates: 171 days
Shortest time between: 60+ days, BUT that was to add two new sizes--the 15" did not change
The shortest time since then--the shortest time for updating all 3 sizes, is 7 months! It was 8 months before that.

Oh, yeah. I forgot about the good ol' buyer's guide. So 44 days plus another 26 days. So even at 70 days, it would be the quickest update by far.

Squire
 

ks23

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May 6, 2004
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Squire said:
2) What is the shortest length of time in Apple history between major updates?

Anyone know?

Squire

AFAIK iBooks 4 month.
 

HasanDaddy

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Jul 16, 2002
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All I know is ---

they came out with a SuperDrive TiBook in November/December of 2002, and then the Al Books (12" and 17") came out in January 2003, one month later

soooo...... such things have happened before

NEVER EVER make apple predictions based upon typical product cycle updates ---- especially when the product is transitioning into a major piece of new hardware/processor, etc
 

Windowlicker

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Feb 17, 2003
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nagromme said:
See https://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

Last update: 44 days ago
Average time between updates: 171 days
Shortest time between: 60+ days, BUT that was to add two new sizes--the 15" did not change
The shortest time since then--the shortest time for updating all 3 sizes, is 7 months! It was 8 months before that.

...and that pretty much states the obvious: LET'S FORGET ABOUT THE PBG5 FOR A WHILE -- FOR GOOD!

* this doesn't mean it wouldn't be a kick ass announcement, even if they weren't available until september
 

Mord

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Aug 24, 2003
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this means new powermacs right?


(little getting my own back for all you people posting about pbg5's in every forum)

also the teams developing the g5 powerbook and the team developing the recently updated g4 powerbook are different teams they may very well have had a breakthrough with maybe the 975 or getting good yields of the 970fx?

if the pbg5 team finished early steve jobs is not exactly going to say "oh no we cant release those it would piss off all the people that bought the 1.5GHz g4 powerbooks". if it's ready it will be released, not that i think they are ready especially not at 2.2GHz
 

Akira

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Sep 18, 2002
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Even if it were true that they'd announce (not ship, duh) a Powerbook G5 at WWDC, I sincerely doubt that they would have a 2.2 GHz at the high end.
 

AT71

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HasanDaddy said:
All I know is ---

they came out with a SuperDrive TiBook in November/December of 2002, and then the Al Books (12" and 17") came out in January 2003, one month later

soooo...... such things have happened before

NEVER EVER make apple predictions based upon typical product cycle updates ---- especially when the product is transitioning into a major piece of new hardware/processor, etc

Thank goodness, I waited for two months then. The shortest revamp of the PowerBook line in Apple's history I think. Although the 17PB came 3 months later.
 

wide

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May 17, 2004
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I don't think it's coming out at WWDC...but it would be an answer to where all of the PowerPC 970 chips have been disappearing...
 

nagromme

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May 2, 2002
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That's not a fair time comparison: the existing PowerBook did NOT changein Jan 03--Apple just added two NEW sizes. Adding sizes makes sense to happen at any time. Changing an EXISTING product is another matter.

Past cycles aren't a basis for knowing the future with certainty. But they ARE a very GOOD way to make an educated guess.

A LOT more reliable way than the words of some anonymous prankster :) Especially when past cycles are far from the only evidence that PBG5s are a long way off.
 
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