15inch PowerBook Details and Supplies
Still one recent rumor confirms that PowerBooks are imminent.
In the meanwhile, a new reliable report casts some light on the 15" PowerBook update... and reports that the new 15" PowerBook screen comes in at 15.2". This is contrary to an early report (and subsequent report) from Digitimes, which claimed that 15.4" PowerBooks would be coming this year. This screen size was then echoed by a number of sites (1, 2, 3) over the course of this year.
The 15" PowerBook will also sport an illuminated keyboard and similar improvements to bring it in line with the Aluminum PowerBooks.
Adding more fuel to the fire is ongoing reports of depleted PowerBook supplies. Reports of low-to-zero PowerBook stocks haved littered MacRumors' Page 2. The most recent addition is this report at MacTeens.com which shows little inventory remaining at distributors: IngramMicro and MultiMicro.