There are always price drops on the horizon, the problem is, we never know when! There are certain indications when new products are being released, but they are not always accurate either. But from what I know, there are no immediate plans for iBook changes or price drops.
csonni, I am not sure if you qualify, but if you do, check out the Computer Purchasing Centre at Memorial Univ. here in St.John's. Their educational prices are much lower than the Apple Store. Just a thought.
Dr G- How exctly would I contact them? I, most likely, won't qualify. My wife and I are Mission workers and that probably wouldn't qualify in the educational realm. I know one of the Profs there at MUN. You probably know him. Could you email me ([email protected]) and maybe we can touch base. Do you know of any outlets there in St John's that deal with Mac sales?
Check out http://www.mun.ca/cpc/ which is the URL for the Computer Purchasing Centre at MUN. I think that you need to be a student or prof, but teachers also have qualified, so one never knows. Good luck.
We really enjoy the area. After living in Nain for 5 years, Goose Bay seems awfully big. Goose bay used to be just a lay over for us if we went out of Nain (which was only once in 4 years). Every once in awhile we will feel as though we still have to head back to Nain. Weird feeling. The kids have adjusted real well- at this age, they're very resilient. Good to hear from you, Dr G.
Actually, we are with a inter-denominational Mission that works with aboriginals across Canada- (www.ncem.ca). We did work along with the Moravian Mission in Nain to some extent. We also work with those in Hopedale presently.
Dr G., maybe you're familiar with a fellow prof there at MUN who has been instrumental in bringing Moravian archives to light through pictures. i don't believe it would be appropriate to name him here, but we enjoyed his visit when we were in Nain.
my guesstimate for new iBooks is that they will be updated around May 1, that would be about 6 months from last update.
if you need one now, they are nice machines at a reasonable price, they just dropped the price of the high end 14 inch so now is a reasonable time to buy.
there may be an update bfore May, but you have to make your decision on your current needs and resources.