More on the Intel Core Solo-Powered iBook

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Date: Monday, January 30th, 2006, 00:02
Category: iBook

iMacBook.jpgAppleInsider posted a juicy article on Friday with information on the new Intel Core Solo-powered iBook replacement. In addition to being reduced to a single 13.3-inch widescreen form factor and possibly shipping in both black and white AI adds some configuration details.

Although Apple has reportedly decided to base the new series of iBooks around a single enclosure and display size, it’s still expected that the laptops will arrive in at least two retail configurations — one with a SuperDrive and the other without. The latter model will fall within the sub-$1000 range currently occupied by the 12-inch PowerPC-based 1.33GHz iBook. All configurations will include an infrared sensor in the front of the laptop capable of communicating with the Apple Remote. This will allow users to control the included Front Row software on their iBook from up to 30 feet away.

The real question is what are they going to name it? My guess is that it’ll be the iMacBook. All the professional Macs will be called Macs (like the MacBook Pro) and the consumer machines will be called iMacs (hence the iMacBook). Any thoughts? Post them in the comments below.


iMacBook.jpgAppleInsider posted a juicy article on Friday with information on the new Intel Core Solo-powered iBook replacement. In addition to being reduced to a single 13.3-inch widescreen form factor and possibly shipping in both black and white AI adds some configuration details.

Although Apple has reportedly decided to base the new series of iBooks around a single enclosure and display size, it’s still expected that the laptops will arrive in at least two retail configurations — one with a SuperDrive and the other without. The latter model will fall within the sub-$1000 range currently occupied by the 12-inch PowerPC-based 1.33GHz iBook. All configurations will include an infrared sensor in the front of the laptop capable of communicating with the Apple Remote. This will allow users to control the included Front Row software on their iBook from up to 30 feet away.

The real question is what are they going to name it? My guess is that it’ll be the iMacBook. All the professional Macs will be called Macs (like the MacBook Pro) and the consumer machines will be called iMacs (hence the iMacBook). Any thoughts? Post them in the comments below.

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