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Wickers
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2004-05-24, 10:36

Ok so here we are... with WWDC just around the bend and tiger about to poke its head, the question that hunts me is...

When will the next iBook bump be?

The reason: I am half way through getting my CCNA. I have not done a test and reserved below 85% (and that was just one text, the rest are 91.5%+). I will be starting down the road to an A+ cert mid summer. And after that I also plan on getting Linux+, Server+, and maybe CCIE.

Anyway, I will require a notebook for this crazy cert fest... and an iBook would fit my needs.

So I have started this thread to get your opinion on just when the next bump will be.

I will be getting the iBook sometime this summer but I hope a bump to the line will happen before my purchase.

Now for the prize!

If you guess the winning date (or are the closest to the winning date) I will send you a bottle of Canadian maple syrup.

You may only guess one day. And only one guess per-person.
If you guess twice, you fail, no prize for you.
If you edit your post, you also fail, no guess changing.

If two people guess the same date or are the same amount of days from the winning day. They will battle to the death for the prize... errr... well I will just send out two small bottles.

So let the guessing begin!!!!1!!!one!!!!1!!



New Rule: You can only make a guess if you have over 100 posts. . . but please don't spam the boards to reach that mark. Thanks.


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Official guesses:
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Luca -- November 16th

pscates2.0 -- October 28th

Undertaker -- October 27th

DMBand0026 -- January 11th

chucker -- November 5th > axed under new rule. . .

propellerhead -- September 16th

Res -- November 23rd > axed under new rule. . .

CubeDude -- August 10th

Crusader -- November 11th

709 -- August 31st

Spart -- January 18th

iLikeMyiMacG4 -- December 1st

Roboman -- February 29th > axed under new rule. . .

Messiahtosh -- March 12th

zodiac -- January 7th

no sig, how's that for being a rebel!

Last edited by Luca : 2004-10-18 at 14:20.
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psmith2.0
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2004-05-24, 12:35

I'm guessing late October? I'll go on record and say October 28.

You never can tell. Might be five months, might be eleven.

Probably be a 1.33 or 1.5GHz G4, hard drive bump, at most. As for "getting one this summer and hoping they'll be bumped", don't be silly. They JUST got revved less than a month ago. I don't think Apple is going to update them again in 3-4 months.

Get one now and be done with it.

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DMBand0026
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2004-05-24, 12:57

Early January '05. Like pscates2.0 said, they were just bumped less than a month ago, that was for all the back to school stuff (yes, back to school already) they won't be bumped again till January of '05 during the Mac event that month. I don't have an exact date though, gotta find out which event it is and when it's held, cause I forgot. I'll post back later with my exact date.
Either that, or early December for all those Christmas lists. Only time will tell, like I said, gime a while and I'll post back with my prediction.

Oh, buy it now, it's an awesome deal. Don't wait, cause it's gonna be a long time till those guys are bumped again.

Come waste your time with me
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psmith2.0
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2004-05-24, 13:06

If I had to get a laptop right now, and it was for light/normal usage, I'd get the new, updated 12" iBook, hands down. Perfect size, kinda cute, all the ports and doodads needed by a modern iPerson.

Good price too!

Was so glad to see them get a G4 last year. Now they don't feel the abandoned, neglected stepchild, left to tackle OS X and the iLife apps with a less-than-ideal G3.

Threre isn't a sucky laptop in Apple's line-up right now, IMO. Something for everyone, it seems: from the poorest student with the most modest of needs all the way to full-tilt, on-the-go digital video monkey...and all points in between.
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Luca
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2004-05-24, 13:41

I don't know why people are saying you should buy it now... that's a lot like saying you should wait until the next update. Certainly don't wait until they're updated (I'll guess sometime in November, make it November 16th), but don't buy before you need it either. Well, maybe a little before you need it to get it set up just how you want it. But why get it now when you can get it later and have the warranty last longer? Plus you might be able to get a refurb for a lot less if you wait a bit. Then again, maybe you just want a new one. Either way, it's a better idea to buy when you need it. Not immediately, and not waiting forever until they're updated either.

EDIT: Please don't disqualify me \/\/ickes! I'm editing my post right now so it says November 16th, a Tuesday, instead of the 15th, a Monday. Just looked at the calendar wrong.
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Wickers
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2004-05-24, 14:37

Guesses so far...

Luca -- November 16th

pscates2.0 -- October 28th




Keep it comming!!!

Last edited by Wickers : 2004-05-24 at 17:40.
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Quagmire
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2004-05-24, 22:47

I say the ibooks are going to be updated on October 27, 2004.
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DMBand0026
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2004-05-24, 22:52

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertaker
I say the ibooks are going to be updated on October 27, 2004.
And I say you're an idiot

They were updated less than a month ago, so you count...June, July, August, September...that's all of 4 months (5 at the most). It won't happen till much later.

Come waste your time with me
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Wickers
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2004-05-24, 22:57

Quote:
Originally Posted by DMBand0026
And I say you're an idiot

They were updated less than a month ago, so you count...June, July, August, September...that's all of 4 months (5 at the most). It won't happen till much later.
You have still yet to guess... at least he stuck his neck out.


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Keep it up guys!!!
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2004-05-24, 23:01

Quote:
Originally Posted by \/\/ickes
Guesses so far...

Luca -- November 16th

pscates2.0 -- October 28th




Keep it comming!!!
He edited his post that disqualifies him!
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Wickers
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2004-05-24, 23:06

Quote:
Originally Posted by HoTT RoDeR
He edited his post that disqualifies him!
Well the "last edited by..." thing is not showing up which means he changed something quickly after posting.... The no editing rule is in place so people don't start flipping their guesses based on leaked information. So I will let that pass.

Where's your guess?

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DMBand0026
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2004-05-24, 23:14

Quote:
Originally Posted by \/\/ickes
You have still yet to guess... at least he stuck his neck out.
Put me down for January 11th '05
During MacWorld Expo San Fran.

But no one will care, cause the PB G5 is finally gonna rear its head there too.
I'm right, you should all stop guessing

Come waste your time with me
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Wickers
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2004-05-24, 23:20

Quote:
Originally Posted by DMBand0026
I'm right, you should all stop guessing
People can still guess the same date. However, the bottles get smaller and smaller as the winners increase. I'm not made of money.
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Wickers
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2004-05-25, 14:01

Looks like an "update" might happen sooner then you think...

Better get your guesses in...

It's not like you are gonna lose anything...
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2004-05-25, 17:37

Aight, November 5.
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Wickers
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2004-05-30, 18:49

Your guess is added...



Can we make this a sticky?
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2004-06-23, 23:13

September 16th...

A completely random guess.
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Wickers
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2004-06-23, 23:27

added. . .
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2004-06-23, 23:42

160 days from now

when is that?
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Wickers
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2004-06-23, 23:43

I need an exact date. . . (if it is a date that has passed. . .then it will be entered under 2005)
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Luca
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2004-06-23, 23:44

Quote:
Originally Posted by \/\/ickes
Your guess is added...



Can we make this a sticky?
I don't think it's necessary. Just bookmark it (since it's your thread) and bring it back when the iBooks are updated.
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Wickers
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2004-06-24, 00:00

It would not be for myself. . . I know how to find a thread.
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Res
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2004-06-24, 15:45

I think there is a possibility of a small update sometime before the end of the year... I'll go with November the 23.
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Wickers
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2004-06-24, 15:48

Added.
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Ryan
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2004-06-24, 20:55

I'm guessing August 10th. Its just in time for the back-to-school crowd, and that is almost exactly where the iBook is aimed.
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2004-06-24, 21:00

Quote:
Originally Posted by CubeDude
I'm guessing August 10th. Its just in time for the back-to-school crowd, and that is almost exactly where the iBook is aimed.
Thats my birfday!!!
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2004-06-24, 21:30

Quote:
Originally Posted by CubeDude
I'm guessing August 10th. Its just in time for the back-to-school crowd, and that is almost exactly where the iBook is aimed.
Nope, not a chance of another update before school starts
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2004-06-24, 21:31

Quote:
Originally Posted by DMBand0026
birfday
Have you been tapping the bottle already tonight?
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Wickers
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2004-06-24, 22:01

CubeDude. .. added.
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2004-06-24, 22:35

November 11th.

Good luck with your CCNA, the test itself is a bitch, but I made it. I also have my A+, trust me you could go in with your eyes shut and pass, it's really easy.

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