New iBook`s soon...?

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Wen wil the iBook`s get an uppdate?



Will the new iBook`s get a new design? ( the cutent one looks nice to me :cool: )



Will they get faster grafic cards, and other nice stuff... airport extreem :eek: ...



I have noo clue <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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  • Reply 1 of 14
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    [quote]Originally posted by Cube:

    <strong>I have noo clue :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Um, yeah.



    The iBooks got updated about two months ago. They received a much better graphics card, faster combo drives, a faster CPU, and a lower price. Other than an entirely new case, there's no reason to update them right now.
  • Reply 2 of 14
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    In my humble opinion, the iBooks are the only mac lineup that is value for money.



    I dun expect new iBooks soon, but I do hope their speed will be pumped up in excess of 1ghz soon. And metallic black casings would be cool!!
  • Reply 3 of 14
    [quote]Originally posted by stunned:

    <strong>In my humble opinion, the iBooks are the only mac lineup that is value for money.



    I dun expect new iBooks soon, but I do hope their speed will be pumped up in excess of 1ghz soon. And metallic black casings would be cool!! </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Eww, black, too IBM.
  • Reply 4 of 14
    Ok, I posted this question in the XBench thread - but saw no response.



    What is up with the horrendous memory through-put on the iBook? It has a 100MHz bus just like my current Dual 500, but consistenly gets 1/4 the memory benchmark in XBench.



    Is this a true indication of the memory system, or is this an error with XBench?



    XBench reference db for iBook here<a href="http://ladd.dyndns.org/xbench/csi.xhtml?machineTypeID=17"; target="_blank">here</a>

    Xbench reference for Gigabit G4 (like my Dual 500) <a href="http://ladd.dyndns.org/xbench/csi.xhtml?machineTypeID=21"; target="_blank">here</a>
  • Reply 5 of 14
    from mosr...



    Durability issues with the case latch of the current iBook line have led apple engineering to revamp the case. The new version will be slightly smaller in height, but will retain the current width and depth. The change from polycarbonate to anodized aluminium allows for more effective cooling which is required for the G4 processor. It is made of "hydroformed"(?) anodized aluminum. The back of lower portion of the new iBook is almost entirely made up of vents for the fans. And back by popular demand they have added a carrying handle which now folds under the base to give a more ergonomic typing angle as well as increasing airflow under the machine.



    <a href="http://www.macosrumors.com/"; target="_blank">link to article</a>



    heh heh must be true
  • Reply 6 of 14
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Sigh... MOSR... no G4 iBook for now, trust me. It wouldn't make sense.
  • Reply 7 of 14
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    God MOSR doesn't even try anymore. Why would they make a G4 iBook with the G4 12" Powerbook? And their display story? It's taking the 15.4 and 20.1 stories that have been floating around and claiming that they get this info from Apple documents they have read. Their track record since the Cube is pathetic.



  • Reply 8 of 14
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    They are such puddingheads. I hate how they couch all their crap in such "we have special inside knowledge" trappings.







    They haven't been right about ANYTHING. They just spit out whatever the current, hot Mac talk going around is. They churn it, add a few bullcrap "inside sources confirm..." tags and just post silliness twice a week.



    I wonder if they're hiring?







    But seriously...colors? Colors? Ugh. I just don't see it. Nor do I see the handle coming back.



    The handle they're describing sounds EXACTLY like that item sold at Dr. Bott's website that acts as a handle AND a little lifting ramp/platform for the TiBook.



    Besides, why would Apple have a 12" aluminum PowerBook for $1799 and then a 12" aluminum G4 iBook?



    :confused:



    What would be the difference? Little things, yeah, but it would just confuse and muddle things, I think.



    I honestly don't think they really read the chum the spew out. I think they take a few stiff drinks, hammer out some crazy stuff and post it ASAP before they get a chance to reconsider and edit themselves.



    Much like what I do, of course.







    Except I'm not claiming any sort of special, unique inside knowledge or lying my ass off.







    [ 01-22-2003: Message edited by: pscates ]</p>
  • Reply 9 of 14
    bartobarto Posts: 2,246member
    [quote]Originally posted by Bodhi:

    <strong>God MOSR doesn't even try anymore. Why would they make a G4 iBook with the G4 12" Powerbook? And their display story? It's taking the 15.4 and 20.1 stories that have been floating around and claiming that they get this info from Apple documents they have read. Their track record since the Cube is pathetic.



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Even the cube "scoop" was bad. AppleInsider got it close, but MOSR said that it was 18" (from memory) with PCI slots, and would replace the Power Mac.



    Tards.



    Barto
  • Reply 10 of 14
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Design-wise, I think the iBook is fine for what it is. Plastic is nice too, especially Apple plastic, and I wouldn't expect aesthetic changes to the iBook except for minor tweaks -- A hydroformed aluminium chassis is not a minor tweak. G4's? not yet, mebbe never if IBM produces an altivec G3 (I know, I know)



    I've said it before, I fully expect a slimmer 14" model to replace the 12 at all price points, larger screens are what consumers want.
  • Reply 11 of 14
    costiquecostique Posts: 1,084member
    [quote]MOSR:<strong>And, on the iBook front, we have been hearing increasing chatter on the grapevine about a major update to that system to differentiate it better from the new generation of PBG4s.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    What? They want to differentiate a G3 iBook from a G4 PowerBook by replacing G3 with G4? Something is wrong with MOSR.
  • Reply 12 of 14
    welshdogwelshdog Posts: 1,654member
    [quote]Originally posted by Matsu:

    <strong>A hydroformed aluminium chassis is not a minor tweak. </strong><hr></blockquote>





    True not minor, but hydroforming is a relatively cost effective process. My Nikon Nuvis camera has a stainless steel hydroformed case. Very nice and tough.



    I could see hydroformed cases someday but now? Seems unlikely. You can do so much with plastics now, really nice cool stuff. Have you ever seen some of the furniture that Kartell of Italy makes from plastic? Pretty great stuff. <a href="http://www.kartell.com/home_eng_s.htm"; target="_blank">http://www.kartell.com/home_eng_s.htm</a>;
  • Reply 13 of 14
    [quote]Originally posted by costique:

    <strong>



    What? They want to differentiate a G3 iBook from a G4 PowerBook by replacing G3 with G4? Something is wrong with MOSR.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Actually quite consistent
  • Reply 14 of 14
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    I have never heard of a case latch failing, has anyone else?



    They make shit up left and right over there. They also write articles the same way I wrote essays in Social Studies when I had no clue what I was talking about. Lots of big words, and ramble, ramble, ramble.
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