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post #201 of 220
I was wondering what people thought of MDJ's idea? Note that it came after the WSJ rumours, and before the c|net item, but it went roughly as follows:

Moving the Mac to x86 is madness.

But, if there was a new device that was OS X-based, but which would need specially adapted software all the same (a tablet would be one such device, not that MDJ was predicting an Apple tablet): This might be a candidate for an x86-based OS X product. You have to modify your s/w for the new device's environment/interface, so you may as well port it to a new h/w architecture while you're at it.

i.e. it'd be OS X on x86, but it's /not/ a Mac on x86.

MDJ is published by macjournals.com - I have no connection other than as a subscriber. But they do usually talk good sense.
post #202 of 220
I'm glad you're all cool about this...... I'm frightened myself. I feel bad for all the people that just went out and bought $3k g5's. (my best friend just bought a dual 2.3 with a 6800ultra). Those machines could be worthless in a few years :-/

 

 

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post #203 of 220
Apple is going to screw its customers out of their $3k investements? No. Current hardware will be supported into the far future regardless of what hardware route Apple takes tomorrow or in a year.
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post #204 of 220
Hope you're right..... guess we find out in 24 hours :-/

 

 

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post #205 of 220
Still, it's odd after all this time to visit apple's hardware page and see "THE NEW POWERBOOKS". You think they would find another adjective to relieve them of this falsehood. And the iBooks haven't been on the hardware page for I don't know how long.
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post #206 of 220
Yah I'm completely shocked the iBooks haven't been updated yet.

 

 

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Yah I'm completely shocked the iBooks haven't been updated yet.

Apple must have a reason - I think they're waiting for either a new chip or the PowerBooks to be updated more significantly.
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Yah I'm completely shocked the iBooks haven't been updated yet.

They are so close to power books already where could the go? Maybe a price drop. . A q u a M a c .
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They are so close to power books already where could the go? Maybe a price drop. . A q u a M a c .

There is a lot they can do the iBooks...

graphics card updates, more ram, bigger harddrives, pump the cpu up to 1.42ghz... then they could also add in other things like bluetooth and that airbag technology (not sure what apple calls it). They could do 1 or more of those things and have it not run into the powerbook.

There is no way you're going to convince me that apple is going to not update it's flagship computer (most selling) for over a year... Sales are down on this computer... apple has to update it asap.

 

 

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post #210 of 220
We all recognize that the iBook is nearly stepping on the toes of the 12" PB. It would seem both lines need refreshing. Clearly tomorrow will tell. Well, maybe not clearly, but hopefully. Apple can do a weak refresh to pretend they are still innovating, or they can do a real update and show they are innovating. I do agree with emig that the iBook needs it more than the PB. At the very least it needs to be Core compatible. Of course the question of Core compatibility fragments into a number of strange questions in light of the Intel rumor.
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Of course the question of Core compatibility fragments into a number of strange questions in light of the Intel rumor.

and lets not go there

 

 

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post #212 of 220
Okay, I admit it. I'm obsessed with buying a new Apple laptop, and every day I look around. I even consider getting a used G4 PB on craigslist, which is why I happen to notice that today no one has put up an iBook or PB for auction since the Intel rumor. Why? What are people thinking?
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post #213 of 220
LOL!!!

i do the same thing every day. I got on craigslist, then I go on dealmac.com then I go to apple's website for refurbs, then I go to their developer hardware discount page..... I decided to wait till tomorrow. If they say current hardware is going to be just as useful 2 years from now (the OS will support it) then I will buy a powerbook tomorrow regardless of updates.

 

 

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this has got to be one of the longest weekend of my life
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this has got to be one of the longest weekend of my life

I don't know why, but something inside of me (call it intuition), says that this is a really large smokescreen.
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post #216 of 220
Yah I don't think anyone can guess wth is gonna happen tomorrow. But we can watch macrumors.com for live coverage. So we have 18 hours left . We can do that easily.

 

 

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I don't know why, but something inside of me (call it intuition), says that this is a really large smokescreen.

Me too. As a developer I'm not convinced it's a wise move. As a consumer I'm worried for my soft/hardware investments.

I think cnet is barking up the wrong tree.
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LOL!!!

i do the same thing every day. I got on craigslist, then I go on dealmac.com then I go to apple's website for refurbs, then I go to their developer hardware discount page..... I will buy a powerbook tomorrow regardless of updates.

Phew! For a while there I thought I was the only fully-fledged neurotic one on this board.
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I don't know why, but something inside of me (call it intuition), says that this is a really large smokescreen.

there will not be a PowerBook update at WWDC - in 24 hours time you'll know I'm right!
post #220 of 220
It makes sense that there might NEVER be a powerbook g5. Intel is the king of low power cpu's. Perhaps this could explain the move to intel?

 

 

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