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    iBook going G5 soon?
    Will the iBook be getting a G5 soon? because i will be able to get a computer by the end of the year, and i want to have a laptop with a G5

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    iBook going G5 soon?

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    Not a chance. the PowerBook would be the first to be upgraded to G5 and Apple has already said they are having difficulties getting the G5 into a PowerBook. PB G5 won't be out until mid summer 2005 at the very earliest and the iBook won't be bumped up to G5 until probably half a year after that.
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    Recently, Ive seen that the cooling of a g5 processor in an ibook or powerbook
    is proving exceedingly difficult, and slowing closing the possibilities of a g5 laptop in the next year or so.

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    haha....I'd say a G5 iBook is at least 2 years away. Powerbooks I think are still about a year.
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    HAHA. Not any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    Recently, Ive seen that the cooling of a g5 processor in an ibook or powerbook
    is proving exceedingly difficult, and slowing closing the possibilities of a g5 laptop in the next year or so.
    its not so much the cooling, as it is the power consumption. they lowered the bus on the iMac to solve the heat issue in a smaller enclosure with a smaller heat sync.

    the problem in a laptop is the IBM chip isnt as efficient as the motorola was, meaning the G4 laptop that used to get 5+ hrs of battery life, would get about 1.5 - 2 hrs top.

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    iBook going G5 soon?
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    Well, power consumption and heat are linked, more power consumption means more heat, and the other way around.
    That's why I don't really think the G5 will be ready for laptops anytime soon.
    Nevertheless, Freescale (ex-Motorola CPU division) is developing m dual core G4s, which don't use much more power than the actual ones, but running at the same frequency as the actual single core G4 still would be faster. ANd they are even pin-compatible with the actual G4, which means that, when they start producing them, Apple could put them in their PowerBooks (and later in iBooks) without modifying the actual mainboard design. I'm pretty sure that's the way they will go...

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    iBook going G5 soon?
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    Powerbook G5's will be out Q1 or Q2 2005 is my guess.

    iBook G5's... probably sometime in 2006.

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    iBook going G5 soon?
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    I just dont see how it will work. How will they make a longer lasting battery? I just dont get it. Then where would all the fans go. !!!

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    iBook going G5 soon?
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    Well battery technology is also improving, but I suspect that we will see different version of the G5: G5m or something similar that features the same basic design, but with concessions regarding power consumption and heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb
    haha....I'd say a G5 iBook is at least 2 years away. Powerbooks I think are still about a year.
    i think that the g5 iBook wil b relased right after the g5 version of powerbook is released..

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    iBook going G5 soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The mac 13
    i think that the g5 iBook wil b relased right after the g5 version of powerbook is released..
    Thats what schweb just said
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    I also think that the g5 iBook will be released right after the g5 version of powerbook is released..

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    iBook going G5 soon?

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    Keep in mind, though: The PowerBook went from G3 to G4 in January 2001. The iBook went from G3 to G4 in October 2003..over two and a half years later.

    I doubt we'll see any G5 iBooks for at least a year.

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    when i was talking to the manager at the apple store about a new iBook G5 he just laughed and said, "there was just a recent upgrade in the iBooks and a nice price drop, you're already asking about a G5? Don't hold your breath, summer 2006 MAYBE"

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