New iBooks on the Horizon – This Week?

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Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2002, 00:27
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A reliable PowerPage source tells us that iBook revisions may be announced as soon as this week. Specifications are still unconfirmed, but we hear that the new iBook will ship with:

  • 600 and 800 MHz G3
  • 100 MHz system bus across the line
  • ATI Radeon Mobility (16 MB)
  • 20 and 30 GB HDDs
  • 12.1-inch and 14.1-inch displays
  • possible resolution increase in the 14-inch model

I have been hearing is that the 12-inch model may be discontinued altogether and that all iBook are going to ship with 14-inch screens. This seems implausible as the smaller form factor is a defining feature of the iBook and is more suited to younger students’ smaller hands.

There is even talk of a stripped down iBook (bare) and a high-end model (SE) like the early days of the iBook, exact configurations are still to be determined.

My only request would be the addition of monitor spanning instead of just mirroring and an increase in the total amount of RAM. What do you need in your next iBook?

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