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Micho
Nov 20, 2002, 01:51 AM
Sorry turned out the event was some thing on the orer of a t shirt give away (if you get the local store news letter you probly read about it.) pretty damn lame I know. one again sorry no mor **** ball info like that i pormise

cr2sh
Nov 20, 2002, 02:05 AM
a big event could be anything from Apple filing for bankruptcy - to Apple being purchased by M$. (which would be worse?)

Hopefull news, I'd like to see headlines of "Power4 selected for new desktop, shipments begin tomorrow!" but I wont hold my breath...
at least we can hope! :D

Buggy
Nov 20, 2002, 02:21 AM
call me a cynic... but maybe its just a joint "opening sale".

:p

dongmin
Nov 20, 2002, 03:25 AM
I love threads that begin with "my freind who works for ..."

dongmin
Nov 20, 2002, 03:37 AM
I love threads that begin with "my freind who works for ..."

zimv20
Nov 20, 2002, 03:45 AM
Originally posted by dongmin
I love threads that begin with "my freind who works for ..."

i have a friend who works for Campbell's, and HE says the next mac will be filled with soup.

alset
Nov 20, 2002, 04:36 AM
Originally posted by zimv20


i have a friend who works for Campbell's, and HE says the next mac will be filled with soup.

Oh yeah? Well, my buddy works at a liquor store. He told me that there's about to be a new law that requires you to be 21 to operate a Mac. So much for the K-12 market 8(

Dan

j763
Nov 20, 2002, 05:49 AM
Originally posted by dongmin
I love threads that begin with "my freind who works for ..."

I love threads where people double post....

Over Achiever
Nov 20, 2002, 07:53 AM
What a useless thread...:rolleyes:

Anyway, the only possible thing I see is that Apple is having that six hour party the night before for six hours...the thanksgiving event...or maybe thats why he thinks they'll be a big event the day after.

I'm hoping for new moniters, but I have my mind set on a 17" LCD/TV tuner combo for $600.

DakotaGuy
Nov 20, 2002, 08:21 AM
Apple will announce x86 Macs...

haha...I just want to see if we can get this debate going again...

jelloshotsrule
Nov 20, 2002, 08:50 AM
maybe it's the thanksgiving event

solvs
Nov 20, 2002, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by alset


Oh yeah? Well, my buddy works at a liquor store. He told me that there's about to be a new law that requires you to be 21 to operate a Mac. So much for the K-12 market 8(

Dan

Did you know you had to be 21 (or 18, I dunno) to buy superglue now? When did that happen? Any way I too thought of the day after Thanksgiving thing. The 30th is a Saturday, after the biggest shopping day of the year. Doesn't make sense. Call me a skeptic, but...

ejb190
Nov 20, 2002, 10:20 AM
Originally posted by solvs

Call me a skeptic, but...

You are a skeptic...

But seriously, there seems to be a rash of "Big Announcment" Announcments. In my experience, the truly earth shattering news comes out of the blue, not from hyped up press conferences or the such.

The problem is, when we hear something big is coming, our expectations quickly exceed the truth leading to a big let down.

KingArthur
Nov 20, 2002, 12:09 PM
He said an "event" not a "big event" or "big announcement." Most likely, the event will be rebates or something of that sort as they try to sell off something in preperation for January. A month-long event probably. Now, this is where the "telephone" game comes into play, you remember, the one you played in kindergarden. Anyway, an "event" has already turned into a "big announcement." Next thing we know, everyone will be saying that the appocolypse is comming and we are all going to die. Let's just cool things and wait and see. No need to blow thing out of perportion, like ejb190 said.

DreaminDirector
Nov 20, 2002, 12:27 PM
What store doesn't have a "BIG" event the next few days after christmas?

I buddy of mine who has a cousin who overheard two guys who knew an apple exec says that this year the new PowerMac will all have lumps of coal inside them.

Ahh, maybe I'm just bitter about not having a superdrive......

Bear
Nov 20, 2002, 12:28 PM
You mean an event like this (http://http://www.apple.com/retail/thanksgiving/)?

TimDaddy
Nov 20, 2002, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by KingArthur
He said an "event" not a "big event" or "big announcement."

Actually, if you look directly up you will see that the name of the thread is "big announcement on the 30th". ;)

KingArthur
Nov 20, 2002, 01:01 PM
Exactly. I was just commenting that an "event" isn't necessarily "big" or secret. For all we know, the event alleged for Nov. 30th is as big as M$ blowing up or as little as rebates on the Powermac line. Remember also, the Xserve is due up for a revision comming the beginning of '03, so the event could just be as simple as rebates on the Xserve. I just hate it when people hear the word "event" and immediately think that Apple is preparing the most awesome system ever. Nov. 30th is hardly a release date for Apple, anyway. With January comming up soon, I would either consider this a rebate event or a christmas event. Not a release of the quad G9 1 terrahertz computer supporting all the RAM in the world all in a 5inch gold-platinum cube;) Just my two and an eigth cents worth.

KingArthur
Nov 20, 2002, 01:03 PM
And, timdaddy, did you notice that the actual post said nothing about a "big announcement/event";) I think Micho is already proving the telephone game effective.

maxvamp
Nov 20, 2002, 01:03 PM
The stores will be about 20 miles apart, and the Cherry Creek one isn't even open yet!

I think this is more than BS. Stupidity is prevalent here.

Max.

IndyGopher
Nov 20, 2002, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by maxvamp
The stores will be about 20 miles apart, and the Cherry Creek one isn't even open yet!

I think this is more than BS. Stupidity is prevalent here.

Max.

Go back to the first post, and read it again. He clearly states that they are not the same place. That's why he is currently at one, and slated to move to the other when it opens. The prevalent stupidity here, is yours.

maxvamp
Nov 20, 2002, 03:43 PM
Go back to the first post, and read it again. He clearly states that they are not the same place. That's why he is currently at one, and slated to move to the other when it opens. The prevalent stupidity here, is yours.

After re-reading the quote, I can see how I the confusion came to be. Sorry for the error on my part.

On another note, I have to go to that store this weekend, and I can confirm, and / or deny this rumor, and possibly end this thread.

I'll post again come Saturday.

Max.

pkradd
Nov 20, 2002, 04:14 PM
Store employees are not privy to advance announcements any more then the rest of us. The event is simply the after Thanksgiving store-wide promotions. Again, rumors surface and again you will all be disappointed. Someday......:rolleyes:

Vector
Nov 20, 2002, 04:54 PM
If this were a big important event there would be some announcement of it. When apple makes a big announcement or have a big event they usually invite the media. This is probably just some rebate or special so there will be increased visitors to the store.

Micho
Nov 20, 2002, 09:55 PM
I'm not going to deny it could be new t-shirts for the staff. And its true my friend (yea ive heard plenty of those too) said that when anything BIG happens they get a call saying the will be a truck at the store in four hours.... four hours before it comes.
Honestly, in my humble opinion, the most i think we could hope for (in the next six months) maybe a new consumer device or cheaper (my god please of corse we've all heard of the 3 G Putsium) towers. porting 10 to 86 would be alot harder then a recompile... every shareware freeware and comercial app would have to be recompiled too. unless unlce jobs has worked his magic again but thats for the software page. maybe, at most an xserve on the 86 platform but being as i dont have a >T3 line to put it on i dont really care.

well?

nixd2001
Nov 21, 2002, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by j763


I love threads where people double post....

I love I love threads :D

Oops - going off topic here!

steeleclipse
Nov 28, 2002, 12:05 PM
I know this sounds redundant, but please read on... I have a friend that is quite high in the Apple Hierarchy, and we have been friends for many years.

The reason I am telling you this is because he STILL won't tell me anything about future Apple endeavours, so to all the people that have "friends" in low Apple places... Don't believe any of what you hear, and only half of what you read. :)

cubist
Nov 28, 2002, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by steeleclipse
I have a friend that is quite high in the Apple Hierarchy, and we have been friends for many years. ... he STILL won't tell me anything about future Apple endeavours...

That's quite alright, steeleclipse, as long as he doesn't mind your passing on ideas from here to him! :cool: In fact, you might just suggest that someone from Apple troll this board for ideas and suggestions.

vniow
Nov 28, 2002, 12:35 PM
Well, I guess we'll know how credible this rumor is in a couple of days.http://img.ranchoweb.com/images/veronica/winky.gif

steeleclipse
Nov 28, 2002, 01:32 PM
Unfortunately, he is not R&D.... :(

I must say... there are a lot of good ideas floating around macrumors.com, so I will let him know...

jefhatfield
Nov 30, 2002, 02:02 AM
my guess is a faster emac or imac and some deals on ram and/or peripherals with all macs

just a few minutes left, so i will check apple.com and see what's up

...

ok, just got back from apple.com site and i don't see anything so i will check back at 9 a.m. pst later in the morning and see what is up

friday, the shopping season started so this weekend would be great to make a big push with imac and emac or even a new product

Sun Baked
Nov 30, 2002, 03:15 AM
Originally posted by dongmin
I love threads that begin with "my freind who works for ..."
I really like the threads that start with "My friend is such an idiot, last night when we were out partying he ..."

Those stories are almost always as entertaining as the ones that begin

You won't believe this.

We got an Apple employee so wasted last night, he spilled his guts about the upcoming machines in January.

Here's what he said ...

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=159994

BenderBot1138
Nov 30, 2002, 03:38 AM
Zimv20... that has got to be the funniest post ever... :D

Over Achiever
Nov 30, 2002, 07:51 AM
Ahh...I did not like the apple event at all...only the 17" iMac, the iPod, Airport, Mac OS X.2, and .Mac were truly discounted...but not less than my edu discount prices :( ...

Oh yeah. I got a magnet with Apple words on it...Wheeeeeeeeeee...:rolleyes:

Big Announcement? What BIG Announcement? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Sun Baked
Nov 30, 2002, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by Over Achiever
Ahh...I did not like the apple event at all...only the 17" iMac, the iPod, Airport, Mac OS X.2, and .Mac were truly discounted...but not less than my edu discount prices :( ...
This BIG Announcement is HUGE news, wait until the crack smoking rumor mongers get ahold of this.

Knowing them, they'll be predicting a new hardware/software annoncement when this sale ends. :rolleyes:

Based on this news we'll definitely have updates to the 17" iMac, the iPod, Airport, Mac OS X.2, and .Mac ;)

But for the life of me I wouldn't know what to make of .Mac - Maybe they're going to have a free version. ;)

[edit - excuse me while I rinse the smell of the BS off my shoes]

jefhatfield
Nov 30, 2002, 09:31 AM
it's approximately 7:30 am pst so if i don't see anything by, let's say 10:00 am, then i will just wait for the next big announcement

a free .mac would not be bad

an os x, 10.3 or G4 ibook would blow my mind to no end but that won't likely happen until next summer

Mr. Anderson
Nov 30, 2002, 09:38 AM
Well, I haven't seen anything yet and its 10:30 EST - so this thread might have to die - hopefully by itself like any number that came before it......

D

mousemd
Nov 30, 2002, 10:56 AM
I can't believe that Apple would announce anything on Saturday. Anyway, I was at the Thanksgiving/post day sale...and like many others, I too was disappointed. I was hoping for the rumored "10%" off sale. I spoke with one of the sales guys who said I wasn't the only one. The funny thing was that he said that he would "match my educational discount" right then and there at the store. I laughed to myself...

Anyway, I what could Apple offer today? I was at the Soho store..anyone else there?

jadam
Nov 30, 2002, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by zimv20


i have a friend who works for Campbell's, and HE says the next mac will be filled with soup.

NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!

syco
Nov 30, 2002, 12:47 PM
What about nVidia? Weren't they supposed to announce some new chipset for the Mac today?

steeleclipse
Dec 1, 2002, 11:21 AM
Like I said earlier in the thread, don't believe ANYTHING from people that have a friend of a friend etc. :)

Gus
Dec 1, 2002, 11:43 AM
The BIG announcement was the Thanksgiving sale. It's funny how worked up we get over nothing. :)

Gus

Micho
Dec 2, 2002, 11:05 PM
the big event was some stupid thanksgiving t shirt give away (if you get the apple store news letter for colorado you read about it) pretty damn stupid i know. once again sorry no more **** ball info of that nature i pormise.
peace