Latest iBook sighting: This time it comes from the pages of Newsweek/MSNBC’s
feature. Apple’s freshly remodeled iBook is the focus of a quick hit in the Cyberscope column, where it shares billing with Ubi Soft’s new game Myst III: Exile (which ships on hybrid CD-ROM for both Mac and PC, by the way) and a new USB-based portable storage device from IBM.
The author pulls out the other hackneyed comparison that mainstream journos and some high-tech industry wags have used to describe the old iBook, when they’re not calling it Barbie-like: “too much like a toilet seat.”
The writer gets one thing wrong — the new iBook is only 1.35 inches thick, not two inches thick (even accounting for rounding, that math is off).
“Bottom line: Mac enthusiasts will love it. But Apple has yet to persuade the other 95 percent of computer owners to leave the Windows universe,” said Cyberscope. More details at the link above.