1GHz iBook my ass.
I swear to God...it's like Macworld rolls around and 74% of you people COMPLETELY lose it and totally disregard any sort of established, set patterns and practices.
It's taken Apple over two years to nudge up 300MHz in most of their product (think about it...check the dates, run the numbers, etc.) and now, out-of-the-blue, all of a sudden there's supposed to go, in one fell swoop four weeks from now, BAM...INSTANT GHz, across the line.
Hey, I'm an optimist, but I'm not sniffing glue and sprinkling crack on my Raisin Bran. Good gravy.
We'll go through the entire YEAR of 2002 and the laptops (iBook AND PowerBook) won't even get CLOSE to 1GHz.
This time next year, the Titanium will (hopefully) have a combo drive and probably be at 867MHz, give or take. The iBook will probably be at 800MHz. Gotta figure each of them getting two refreshes/speed bumps a year (Macworld Tokyo and autumn Seybold, perhaps...or simply, like last time, just a quiet, non-event refresh/update) at 100MHz each.
When has Apple, in the past three years, jumped up some funky ass amount like 200-400MHz in one pop?