[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>Apple seems set to go with 3 desktops -- consumer, prosumer/high-end consumer AIO, and pro. IOW, eMac, iMac, Powermac.
While I'm not a matrix symmetry nut, I do think there's room for a third laptop, especially if the PB's keep their current high price tags.
A G4 'iBook'ish computer to split the difference between a iBook14 and the PB667, so that they go from 1799 to 2499 on the laptop side, to an extra step in the middle. 1799, 2099, 2499. iBook, somethingbetween book, powerbook.
Maybe not for MWNY though.</strong><hr></blockquote>
People might not realise but the iBook (white) is the 3rd laptop.
When the Cube was released we had:
PowerMac -> Powerbook (graphite)
iMac -> iBook (colours)
Cube -> ??? (white/clear)
At the time there were rumours of a sub-notebook, but the Cube was canned (Apple: it was $500 overpriced, that's all!
) and so the empty matrix box was never filled.
The current white iBook is really a CubeBook sub-notebook, which is why it never really matched the iMac line.