Aluminum PowerBook 15-Inch Waiting in the Wings

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:36
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 15-Inch

The PowerPage has received an interesting new update on the status of the long awaited Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch. The original TiBook has already migrated to its new Aluminum skin and is just waiting for the existing Titanium models to sell out. Word from a reliable source is that Apple has the new Aluminum PowerBook 15s already boxed and ready to go but is waiting for the existing models to disappear first. There was some delay because of a systems upgrade to the 15, but most of the bugs are out. (NO product ever ships without bugs.) The production lines in Taiwan have been severely impacted due to the spread of SARS so I’m not sure just how many will get to the shores in time for the sellout of all the TiBooks. Read more…


The PowerPage has received an interesting new update on the status of the long awaited Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch. The original TiBook has already migrated to its new Aluminum skin and is just waiting for the existing Titanium models to sell out. Word from a reliable source is that Apple has the new Aluminum PowerBook 15s already boxed and ready to go but is waiting for the existing models to disappear first. There was some delay because of a systems upgrade to the 15, but most of the bugs are out. (NO product ever ships without bugs.) The production lines in Taiwan have been severely impacted due to the spread of SARS so I’m not sure just how many will get to the shores in time for the sellout of all the TiBooks.
Could this mean that Steve will break his “no hardware announcements at WWDC” rule and show the aluminum PB15 at the new and improved SF Developer geekfest (23-27 June)? Or will the re-christened Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo (14-18 July) be the host event? Sources say: too soon to tell.
Although the recently announced Apple Feature Presentation (16 July 9:30 am) screams New York, Apple will drop this one when they are good and ready. In the mean time keep your eyes peeled for some great fire sale promotions on existing PB15s either in the form of price drops or bundled with printers, memory and software.

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