Buying an iBook? Hold all ur horses!!!


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Credits to AppleInsider for the news

Apple to ditch iBook brand alongside notebook launch

By Kasper Jade
Published: 02:40 PM EST

It's almost official -- Apple Computer will re-brand its iBook consumer notebooks under the "MacBook" moniker when it releases new models based on Intel Corp.'s Core Duo processors later this month, AppleInsider has learned.

The new portables, targeted at the consumer and education markets, will represent the most redesigned notebooks to emerge from Apple's famed industrial design studios in several years, sources have said.

True to speculation and hints offered by the company through recent trademark filings, Apple will call the notebooks MacBooks rather than iBooks.

Well-placed sources say the company has already started to prepare marketing materials that bear the MacBook product name. Any effort to change the name at this point in the product's development cycle would pose as an unnecessary inconvenience, they say.

The good news for Mac enthusiasts and prospective MacBook buyers is that they'll soon be able to place orders for the new notebooks. People often familiar with the Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple's product roll-out plans say it is now up to company management to O.K. the MacBooks for manufacturing ramp. This decision, however, is highly contingent on a couple of factors, these people say.

Apple must first align an ample supply of components from its suppliers and then wait on the green light from its product marketing division, which is highly influential in setting precise product launch dates. Nevertheless, an announcement is expected sooner than later. Reports that have suggested Apple would not unveil its new consumer notebooks until June appear to be inaccurate.

Unlike Apple's entry-level Mac mini consumer desktops, which are available with either an Intel Core Solo or Core Duo processor, each MacBook is expected to pack at least a 1.67GHz Core Duo chip. The notebooks will be available in several configurations, each built around a vibrant 13-inch widescreen display.

Like Apple's MacBook Pro professional notebooks, the new consumer MacBooks are expected to sport a built-in iSight video camera, a MagSafe power adaptor and come bundled with Apple's Front Row and Photo Booth software applications.

Previous reports have also suggested the MacBook will boast some new proprietary Apple technology such as a completely magnetic latching system that will adhere the display module to the computer component without the need for a physical latching mechanism.

Alongside the MacBook, Apple is also expected to unveil its flagship 17-inch MacBook Pro professional notebook, which has also recently been finalized.
Extremely interesting news. But I'm not as excited abt MacBooks or MacBook Pros yet. My 20GB iPod had just ran outta space.... ARGH~~~~

I'm juz waiting for new iPod announcements. :sweat:
 

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Exciting indeed... I'll probably get one too since Windows can also be run frm Macs... then I'll be 100% on Macs... time to upgrade my 1st generation iMac flat panel... :thumbsup: :bsmilie:
 

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Eh what is this man? I don't understand...

MacBook will boast some new proprietary Apple technology such as a completely magnetic latching system that will adhere the display module to the computer component without the need for a physical latching mechanism.
 

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behyx said:
Eh what is this man? I don't understand...

MacBook will boast some new proprietary Apple technology such as a completely magnetic latching system that will adhere the display module to the computer component without the need for a physical latching mechanism.
think its referring to their new magnetic power connector. if anyone happens to trip over the power cable on the floor, the connector will automatically detach without dragging ur mac onto the floor too.

hmmm... hope they post the specs on the new iBook soon. wanna compare it with the macbook.... :heart:
 

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behyx said:
Eh what is this man? I don't understand...

MacBook will boast some new proprietary Apple technology such as a completely magnetic latching system that will adhere the display module to the computer component without the need for a physical latching mechanism.
Erm... u noe the current iBooks where there's a particular latch on it that u'll have to press it in order to release the display so that u can actually lift up the display before using ur iBook?

Apparently, IF rumours are real, the latch will no longer be there but replaced with a magnetic bar of some sort where all u need is just to lift it up or close it down without the need to press any latches like the current ones. :)
 

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jsbn said:
Erm... u noe the current iBooks where there's a particular latch on it that u'll have to press it in order to release the display so that u can actually lift up the display before using ur iBook?

Apparently, IF rumours are real, the latch will no longer be there but replaced with a magnetic bar of some sort where all u need is just to lift it up or close it down without the need to press any latches like the current ones. :)
yup absolutely which is cool concept actually, that is of course if it doesn magnetise the monitor .. lol think time for me to wait before i get an apple notebk.. lol
 

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jsbn said:
Erm... u noe the current iBooks where there's a particular latch on it that u'll have to press it in order to release the display so that u can actually lift up the display before using ur iBook?

Apparently, IF rumours are real, the latch will no longer be there but replaced with a magnetic bar of some sort where all u need is just to lift it up or close it down without the need to press any latches like the current ones. :)
WOW! That is amazing. Another thing i like about apple products is that when it sleeps, the sleeping light will go brighter, dimmer, akin to human breathing. So nice loh!
 

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yup absolutely which is cool concept actually, that is of course if it doesn magnetise the monitor .. lol think time for me to wait before i get an apple notebk..
lol
yeah and won't it magnetise the HDD too?
 

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jsbn said:
Erm... u noe the current iBooks where there's a particular latch on it that u'll have to press it in order to release the display so that u can actually lift up the display before using ur iBook?

Apparently, IF rumours are real, the latch will no longer be there but replaced with a magnetic bar of some sort where all u need is just to lift it up or close it down without the need to press any latches like the current ones. :)
cool! :thumbsup:

best if it is like a clamshell handphone, flip open (spring open)
 

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Got some news that MacBook will be launched at June 13.3inch only one size... just nice....

Slghtly bigger screen yet mobility..:cool:
 

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jsbn said:
Erm... u noe the current iBooks where there's a particular latch on it that u'll have to press it in order to release the display so that u can actually lift up the display before using ur iBook?

Apparently, IF rumours are real, the latch will no longer be there but replaced with a magnetic bar of some sort where all u need is just to lift it up or close it down without the need to press any latches like the current ones. :)
Haha, just like fridge doors...

Anyway, I don't think Apple engineers are stupid enough to offer such a latch mechanism without some magnetic sheiding on other components. LCD displays don't suffer from distortion due to magnetic fields anyway.
 

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I think the price tag will be around 2k+ good news for all cant afford the Pro version one.. and is XP compatible too..:cool:
 

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erizai said:
Got some news that MacBook will be launched at June 13.3inch only one size... just nice....

Slghtly bigger screen yet mobility..:cool:
June, ok just 1 month from now... Hope they will release it soon! I desperately need an ibook. :cry: :cry:
 

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