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The dolphin surfaces?

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The news brief in the following link mentions a new manufacturer for iBooks in 2002. Compal Electronics supposedly has received orders for a million units, but Alpha-Top will make even more. Compal's units will begin to ship during the first quarter. It smells a little fishy or should I say sea mammally to me. What are the chances that Compal is actually making the dolphin/iPad/iTablet/iWhateverthehell it is?
<a href="http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Article.asp?IR=N&ClassID=100&datePublish=2001/12/21&pages=PR&seq=201" target="_blank">DigiTimes</a>

[ 12-26-2001: Message edited by: murk ]</p>
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post #2 of 10
I don't see how you are reading tablets into this? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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He's not reading tablets, he's reading tea leaves.
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Goat entrails actually. Just trying to point out that Apple is expecting a lot of growth in iBook sales in 2002, or the order might just have something to do with the mysterious device we have been promised. It may not be a tablet. I dont know. Ive never been in line at the movies with Schillers teenage daughter and overheard, God, I hate Dad and his friggin tablet. I have never drugged or tortured an Adobe employee. I have never had an affair with Steve Jobs, Maya Lin or Joan Baez. Just mentioned the tablet, or whatever the hell it is, because of the other speculation in these forums.
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I thought Dolphin was the codename for the Nintendo GameCube?
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[quote]Originally posted by MacAddict:
<strong>I thought Dolphin was the codename for the Nintendo GameCube?</strong><hr></blockquote>

It was. I was reading a gamecube mag earlier tonight and it said "From Dolphin to GameCube" or something like that about it's development...
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It was also a rumored Apple codename.

<a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000058&p=6" target="_blank">Secret Decoder Key to dolphin</a>

<a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/9905/internal-projects.shtml" target="_blank">Secret decoder key #2</a>
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post #8 of 10
You're right... 2 million iBook units in 2002 seems like an awful lot. I just read in the <a href="http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/358/business/Apple_loyalists_cheering_Microsoft+.shtml" target="_blank">Boston Globe</a> that unit sales of all Apple machines was 3 million in 2001. Something different does seem afoot...

Although, if it is a new product, they must be anticipating that it'll be a phenomenal success, given market conditions and all.

[ 12-27-2001: Message edited by: chromos ]</p>
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I think these "extra" iBooks are the one's that Bill Gates will be buying for America's schools as part of the DOJ settlement.

Beats old , refurbished PC's...

MSKR
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Aww man, I just read the posts murk pointed out. Now my head hurts. But as the order for 2 million iBooks, the next rev. must be huge!!! Or some other product. The dolphin? Don't know, but lets hope it sells like hell to move 1 million plus of those suckers.
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