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Oct 31, 2002, 03:04 PM
Aren't we about due for a 25th anniversary mac? (I'm pretty sure that the 20th came out in '97).

Sorry if this is rumormongering...

Oct 31, 2002, 03:14 PM
well if there were to be a 25th anniversary mac, I wonder what model they would choose for it? or perhaps a whole new limited model? I'd bet on the iMac, but it would be cool if apple integrated a little something in all the new macs. would can only hope.:)

Oct 31, 2002, 03:38 PM
It should be 25th Apple anniversary.

If I'm not wrong, Apple went to busines in 1977 (Apple I appeared in 1976)

Macs were born in January 24th, 1984.

In my opinion, the 20th Ann was a marvellous design with a little old hardware. (And a very inconvenient price.)

Maybe a new concept machine would be the best for the next aniversary... but with the iMac it is hard to imagine a really new design (...but I'm sure Apple will surprise us)

Oct 31, 2002, 03:54 PM
I think that they should release a 20th anniversary mac in 2004.

If they are going to release a 25th anniversary apple they better hurry 2002 is almost over. I do no think that they will. There will not be any new desktops till january. I they do they will have to have a better price than the 20th ann. one. Few will be willing to pay $10,000 (the 20th one was 9k or 10k) for a mac even if it is a collector's piece.

Oct 31, 2002, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by Vector
If they are going to release a 25th anniversary apple they better hurry 2002 is almost over.

If I recall correctly the 20th anniversary mac was announced a little late, so that might not necessarily be true.

I doubt they will though, partly because apple has created a very regimented product matrix. But you never know. Also, I doubt anyone would pay 9000 dollars, so it probably wouldn't be worth the design cost.

Oct 31, 2002, 04:54 PM
Wait a sec...I think I know what the 25th anniversary Mac was:

The Flat Panel iMac!

Remember it was more than revolutionary!
Greater than the rumor sites could guess.

etc... etc... etc...
Or do you forget Apple's website advertising in the week leading to Macworld New York 2002?

Mr. Anderson
Oct 31, 2002, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by gopher
Wait a sec...I think I know what the 25th anniversary Mac was:

The Flat Panel iMac!

But what good would it be not to announce the LCD iMac as the 25th Anniv. model? They won't do it later, after the fact, I don't think. If they come out with a limited edition mac, which doesn't seem likely at this point, it would probably be a funky, over priced iMac or a TiPB.

Does anyone know how many 20th anniv. Macs they sold? All I remember is seeing it in several seasons of Seinfeld.


Oct 31, 2002, 06:10 PM
Well Apple built 12,000 TAM's, but I don't know how many were sold, I do belive the price of them went down to about 2grand after a while though. Heres a pic.
Oh and they were actually $7,500

King Cobra
Oct 31, 2002, 07:04 PM
medea, the page where (I assume) you retrieved the picture lists that "The Twentieth Anniversary Mac was a limited edition, and sold for nearly $10,000. Its price was cut to as low as $1,999 and it was discontinued in March 1998."


As for a Twentififth Aniv, 30, 35, etc., I strongly doubt it. The machine had an abundance of extra and leading tech (for 1997) features, which really makes this more Powerful than the PowerMac.

The idea of the iMac G4 being the 25th Aniv. Mac sounds like nonsense, since it doesn't cost $10000, doesn't have a sub, and doesn't have FM Radio built in, except for a radio tuner in iTunes. :)

Oct 31, 2002, 07:31 PM
steve hated the 20th aniversary mac, that's why he got rid of them...
so, no aniversary mac from apple is steve has anything to say

Oct 31, 2002, 07:46 PM
Well there seems to be some discrepancies on the price online, some say $10,000 and some say $7,500, but the apple pr page say's $7,5000 http://www.apple.com/pr/library/1997/q3/970528.pr.rel.mac.html
"In the United States, The Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh is priced at approximately U.S. $7,500 plus applicable tax."

Nov 1, 2002, 08:31 AM
heres some specs on the TAM and another confirmation of the $7500 original price.


Nov 1, 2002, 08:53 AM
They said the same thing at Macworld about the Flat Panel iMac as they did in a commercial about the 20th anniversary Mac:

something along the lines of "It is the most ambitious project we've ever done."

A hint for those remember the 20th anniversary Mac.

Nov 1, 2002, 09:22 AM
i got the 20th anniversary ad, so if anyone want it, just send me a message

Nov 1, 2002, 09:53 AM
Let's see. Apple Build the 20th Anniversary and then (and almost from it) the iMac, How about use the same style as the 20th in a clear case, as the first iMacs with some glitter on (a graphite with silver glitter) since is the 25th anniversary of Apple (the silver anniversary) Or that's just maybe they are stiking on white and Metalic finishing touches to the line... what if what if...

Nov 1, 2002, 11:10 AM
Maybe we won't see a 25th anniversary Mac because Apple doesn't have much to offer for a novelty system...

In 1997, LCDs were not very common, making the 20th a cool toy...what could Apple offer nowadays that would compare?

-Native S-Video Outputs (not anything new)
-Dolby 5.1 Audio Output
-Wireless Keyboard/Mouse included (Bluetooth?)

These are all features that should eventually make it into the standard G4 line....maybe Apple's stuck for ideas?

Nov 3, 2002, 05:17 PM
Yes, definitely the 20th Anniversary Mac was over priced & the technology was old. If there is a 25th Anniversary Mac hopefully they've learned there lesson. :)

Nov 4, 2002, 11:52 AM
Let's see. Apple Build the 20th Anniversary and then (and almost from it) the iMac,

The 20th was... something like a desktop-laptop... a plane computer, with an amazing suporting foot and the powersupply-with-buffer.

I think that ithe "origina" iMac is far from that design.

Yes, the actua iMac is more onthe idea of the 20th.