Originally posted by machem
Personally, I'm really skeptical of assembly issues, as they would have had all summer to deal with them. Likewise, they would have had all summer to engineer G5s in a PowerBook.
I have a feeling Apple went into the G5 project with the full intention of putting the G5 into a Powerbook soon after a Powermac. If I am correct, this would give them almost 1-2 years to engineer a cooling system and case design for the Powerbook G5. I have a feeling the aluminum enclosures are a step towards the G5 case redesign for the PB. I doubt that even Apple could redesign a mobo, cooling system, and case over the summer. If they did, they are absolute geniuses (not that they aren't already).
But ultimately, I think Apple has had the intention of putting a G5 into a Powerbook for some time, and Joswiak said several months ago now not to expect a G5 in a Powerbook anytime soon...what that means who knows...but what do you expect "Well, we will have a G5 Powerbook out by the end of fall..." I think not.
There is also the issue with the "phantom" supply of 1.2-1.4 Ghz G5s that were reported several months ago. Whether or not they exist or not...who knows. But if they do, it is very possible they were intended for the Powerbook. Combine that with the fact that the iMacs don't have 7457 chips, merely overclocked 7455s to 1.25 Ghz, and the fact that a 1.2 Ghz G5 has the same heat and power consumption as a 1 Ghz G4, and I think we have a strong case for a G5 Powerbook soon.
The only thing that prevents me from believing my theory 100% is that Paris seems too small for such a big product announcement...then again..WWDC isn't a huge forum either, and Apple still successfully commanded a crap-load of media attention, and the fact the iMacs have 7455s not 7457 means that Apple may have reserved their limited quantities exclusively for the Powerbook line. In any case, I've said it before...I would be happy with a 1.3 Ghz 7457 G4 with 2MB L3 cache, backlit keyboard, FW800, BT, AE, in an Aluminum enclosure with a Radeon graphic card...but I would be MUCh happier (as I think we all would) with all that running along side a 64-bit G5.