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MacRumors
May 8, 2006, 03:49 PM
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Appleinsider claims (http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1729) that Apple's MacBook update may not actually arrive tomorrow as previously rumored.

Instead, the rumor site claims that while Apple has started ramping up production of the new consumer laptop, "the Mac maker is unlikely to unveil the computers until the following week at the earliest." The MacBook update is instead expected to be released alongside new iPods.

The specs for the new iPods are not currently available.

Meanwhile, the most recent updates (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/05/20060504200832.shtml) to the MacBook rumor claims it will come in Black and White configurations, a slightly higher price point and a thinner form factor than current iBooks.

According to our Buyer's Guide (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/), the iBook has had the longest time between updates at 286 days.

Ashapalan
May 8, 2006, 03:51 PM
Patience!

Good things come to those.......

BlizzardBomb
May 8, 2006, 03:52 PM
I actually believe this. AppleInsider are normally more reliable than ThinkSecret, but you never know!

longofest
May 8, 2006, 03:52 PM
The "do not open until May 9th" boxes are most likely either non-existant or related to the Red Hot Chili Peppers promotion. OR, Appleinsider is wrong (hey, it's been known to happen).

CellarDoor
May 8, 2006, 03:53 PM
sigh...

I had already told my friend to watch for them tomorrow too...

Well, we know who is the more reputable source, between AI and TS. crap.

mfacey
May 8, 2006, 03:53 PM
I'm still hoping for tomorrow. Although, honestly I'm more interested in the rumors of new ipods. Definitely not in the market for a new mac at the moment! A new ipod wouldn't be a bad thing for me right now though!:D

yankeefan24
May 8, 2006, 03:53 PM
I actually believe this. AppleInsider are normally more reliable than ThinkSecret, but you never know!

true. BUT THEN WHAT ARE IN THOSE BOXES?

I do not whole heartily believe this (AI), but knowing TS reputation, I wouldn't be surprised.

milo
May 8, 2006, 03:53 PM
No surprise at all, considering the lack of any event or other signs.

That's a big backpedal from AI considering they posted about the ibook event and citing it as confirmation earlier today. At this point it looks more like confirmation there will NOT be an announcement tomorrow.

true. BUT THEN WHAT ARE IN THOSE BOXES?

I don't believe there ever were any boxes. Any accounts of them were second hand from unreliable sources.

mark!
May 8, 2006, 03:54 PM
what boxes?

Subiklim
May 8, 2006, 03:55 PM
Suprise, suprise.

blakemsf
May 8, 2006, 03:56 PM
Steve will release them on the 19th since there are not many events coming up.

Voidness
May 8, 2006, 03:57 PM
Well, here it goes!

Macbooks next Tuesday!!!!!!11!!!!11!1

Well, I kinda expected it wouldn't be tomorrow. Given the rumors are true, the new Macbooks are a major redesign, and I don't remember Apple releasing a major product without a special event.

cr2sh
May 8, 2006, 03:58 PM
this is ********

i swear to god, when they announce them it better be with the little black box that say "now shipping"

Subiklim
May 8, 2006, 03:59 PM
This voting system needs to go. It's compete rubbish. Who on a mac fansite would vote this 'positve'?

Lose it!

jamesmcd
May 8, 2006, 04:00 PM
To be honest I've stopped giving a crap. And no, I don't believe good things always take time... Think of Windows.

MUCKYFINGERS
May 8, 2006, 04:00 PM
it's just really funny how people are always calamoring about the new ibooks and powerbooks next tuesday and stuff, and in a way, i kind of regret ever coming to webstes like macrumors etc because not only are many of the rumors and insider news complete *****, but there's always people on the forums who talk like they know everything about that comes to macs.

i would probably advise someone lookin to buy a mac to ask a few good friends but never step foot onto a website like this one unless they want to make their purchasing decision full of headaches and woes.

morespce54
May 8, 2006, 04:00 PM
Wonder if it has something to do with Apple Corp... kidding !

Even if that is no real surprise, I am still so disappointed.... :(

cr2sh
May 8, 2006, 04:02 PM
i would probably advise someone lookin to buy a mac to ask a few good friends but never step foot onto a website like this one unless they want to make their purchasing decision full of headaches and woes.

Ignorance is bliss?

iHeartTheApple
May 8, 2006, 04:02 PM
LOL :eek: I guess it'll get here eventually...I hope it's worth the wait. :rolleyes:

Stridder44
May 8, 2006, 04:02 PM
http://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com)

Appleinsider claims (http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1729) that Apple's MacBook update may not actually arrive tomorrow as previously rumored.

Instead, the rumor site claims that while Apple has started ramping up production of the new consumer laptop, "the Mac maker is unlikely to unveil the computers until the following week at the earliest." The MacBook update is instead expected to be released alongside new iPods.

The specs for the new iPods are not currently available.

Meanwhile, the most recent updates (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/05/20060504200832.shtml) to the MacBook rumor claims it will come in Black and White configurations, a slightly higher price point and a thinner form factor than current iBooks.

According to our Buyer's Guide (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/), the iBook has had the longest time between updates at 286 days.

http://www.zonalibre.org/blog/adrik/archives/graficos/ep_III_05.jpg
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

PiTT
May 8, 2006, 04:04 PM
I don't think so...
http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300

bigandy
May 8, 2006, 04:05 PM
this is some of the best entertainment i've had recently, watching everyone going crazy over the iBook replacement rumors, and seeing AppleInsider's reputation kinda just slip out of their fingers, and roll down the cliff, never to be seen again... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Buschmaster
May 8, 2006, 04:05 PM
The boxes are said to be existant from several sources, but they are also only said to only be window displays... Maybe they're just a gaming focused display for the windows... Pre-E3, make sense?

MattyMac
May 8, 2006, 04:05 PM
no problem for me as I want to wait anyhow so I can buy the new macbook for my mom and get a free ipod with the student union promo...that is if they have something similar this year... It makes the wait a bit easier when it isnt released yet!:)
Last year it started the end of june.

MarkCollette
May 8, 2006, 04:10 PM
Haaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

sob

MIDI_EVIL
May 8, 2006, 04:10 PM
I don't think so...
http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa.h.h.ah.fh..h af. hsah


Rich.

dornoforpyros
May 8, 2006, 04:10 PM
I must say, Apple's been doing a good job of keeping their secrets under wraps this year. No one expected the Macbook Pro in January, or heck even the iMac.

So far all the Macbook & new iPod rumours have been completely false.

Kudos to Apple :D

bananaism
May 8, 2006, 04:10 PM
http://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com)
The MacBook update is instead expected to be released alongside new iPods.

I'm gonna get my first ipod soon. Should I wait? What d'ya think?

MIDI_EVIL
May 8, 2006, 04:13 PM
I'm gonna get my first ipod soon. Should I wait? What d'ya think?

At least wait until the end of the month, then you'll know wether to grow a banana grenade from your syrup shoebox to compliment a feathered crumpet of madness.

Just my 2 pence. UK.

Rich.

MacMosher
May 8, 2006, 04:14 PM
Why am I not in the least suprised. This is beginning to annoy me, if you don't have good sources don't post this crap. It's really annoying. ThinkSecret is exactly what their name suggests, they think up a secret and tell everyone they don't get there information from anyone.

~M

Tab
May 8, 2006, 04:15 PM
April fools!

ctango
May 8, 2006, 04:15 PM
I don't think so...
http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300


If that link is right, the more expensive rumor would be way off.

dtfitzp
May 8, 2006, 04:16 PM
So much ego wrapped up in the May 19th store opening. Of course Jobs is going to want to announce some big news at the openning of his personal giant cube.

Stridder44
May 8, 2006, 04:17 PM
...then you'll know wether to grow a banana grenade from your syrup shoebox to compliment a feathered crumpet of madness.


I would like to subscribe to your newsletter

DimFlicker
May 8, 2006, 04:18 PM
no problem for me as I want to wait anyhow so I can buy the new macbook for my mom and get a free ipod with the student union promo...that is if they have something similar this year... It makes the wait a bit easier when it isnt released yet!:)
Last year it started the end of june.

I think that student union promo was to get rid of the ipod minis.. not saying there won't be a promo, but I don't know if I would expect a free ipod.

mac-x
May 8, 2006, 04:18 PM
hahahahahahhahaahah this is so great
i agree with MUCKYFINGERS, oke it would be bad to buy an ibook right now, i guess everyone can agree with me on that.
But i wanted mac since januari and i was at the point buying a 12"PB when i unfortunatily discovered macrumors.......
So if i had bought it then i would have an PB for 6months now and never cared about an new macbook..
I bought a 2gb nano last week, seeing the rumors allready about nano updates this will be hell, cant wait forever!
now with new systems on the horizon im allready thinking about waiting again till this merom mobile ships with macbook... im losing it:confused:

rye9
May 8, 2006, 04:18 PM
I'm gonna get my first ipod soon. Should I wait? What d'ya think?

Well, iPods currently don't have any rumors other than being released in late 2006, so I'm pretty sure it'll be a while. I doubt they will come out sooner than expected, the rumors always seem to predict things earlier than they are, rather than later. The only thing I can think of that came out earlier than rumored was Intel Macs, and those rumors have little effect on the iPod releases... so yeah...I'd say get it soon. Besides, the current 5G is really great, I don't have one but will most likely buy one within the next two weeks to replace my dying 2G mini.

mark!
May 8, 2006, 04:19 PM
Seriously, what boxes.

soulninja
May 8, 2006, 04:19 PM
The boxes are filled with Beatles records of course! :)

MIDI_EVIL
May 8, 2006, 04:21 PM
I would like to subscribe to your newsletter

As you can tell i'm at the end of my tether with all this speculation.

Rich.

bill4588
May 8, 2006, 04:21 PM
Seriously, what boxes.
there were boxes at some apple stores with "do not open until Tuesday, May 9th." I'm honestly thinking its the RHCP ipod....I will be surprised to see MacBooks released tomorrow.

weg
May 8, 2006, 04:21 PM
sigh...

I had already told my friend to watch for them tomorrow too...



Apple can't release tomorrow.. tomorrow is the day of the..

Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... ;-) (http://www.gamespot.com/news/2006/05/07/news_6149308.html?part=rss&tag=gs_&subj=6149308)

DavidLeblond
May 8, 2006, 04:23 PM
I don't think so...
http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300

Well thats iBook, not MacBook.

So... no.

I saw that elsewhere, it was confirmed that the iBook seminars have said "new iBook" ever since the iBook came out...

jaw04005
May 8, 2006, 04:23 PM
I would expect Apple would wait until after E3 to release new products. If anything so they can run the technology news cycle.

Stridder44
May 8, 2006, 04:24 PM
Apple can't release tomorrow.. tomorrow is the day of the..

Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... ;-) (http://www.gamespot.com/news/2006/05/07/news_6149308.html?part=rss&tag=gs_&subj=6149308)


Oh whoa....I totally didn't know about this...

This can only confirm that Apple wouldn't release anything tomorrow.

fuyutsuki
May 8, 2006, 04:26 PM
So much ego wrapped up in the May 19th store opening. Of course Jobs is going to want to announce some big news at the openning of his personal giant cube.

Absofreakinglutely!

A redesigned Mac, especially one as crucial as the iBook/MacBook is going to have a Stevenote and all that goes along with it. No way is it coming out like the MBP 17".

It'd be quite a day if he did the intro right there in Manhattan before the assembled faithful!

mdsll
May 8, 2006, 04:26 PM
Actually it's a great move by AppleInsider. Whatever happens tommorow, they will still be right. lol

They are now saying it's coming tommorow and it's not coming, either way they win ;)

Diddiyo
May 8, 2006, 04:26 PM
i want to rate this 'negative'. can anyone tell me how to do so?

rye9
May 8, 2006, 04:28 PM
Apple can't release tomorrow.. tomorrow is the day of the..

Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... ;-) (http://www.gamespot.com/news/2006/05/07/news_6149308.html?part=rss&tag=gs_&subj=6149308)

Is it expected to be released tomorrow or not, Im confused about it. :confused:

milo
May 8, 2006, 04:28 PM
I don't think so...
http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300

Are you freaking kidding me?

I guess you haven't seen the dozens of posts debunking this?

this is some of the best entertainment i've had recently, watching everyone going crazy over the iBook replacement rumors, and seeing AppleInsider's reputation kinda just slip out of their fingers, and roll down the cliff, never to be seen again... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

What has AI screwed up in this? Their biggest gaffe was probably posting about the seminar, but they pulled that almost immediately. I don't think they've ever committed to a firm date on the MB (and they'll be right on it not announced tomorrow). It's Think Secret that keeps throwing out dates. AI has been pretty accurate lately, it's TS's that's in the toilet right now.

Azadre
May 8, 2006, 04:32 PM
I remember saying it didn't make sense last week when the page 2 rumor was a May 9th release. I told you it did not make sense.

lostngone
May 8, 2006, 04:32 PM
sigh...

I had already told my friend to watch for them tomorrow too...

Well, we know who is the more reputable source, between AI and TS. crap.

Its kinda like Fight Club and Usenet.

There is only one rule about Apple, you DON'T talk about Usenet.. no I mean Apple rumors. :)

Project
May 8, 2006, 04:33 PM
Seriously, why do we even bother reporting what AI and Think Secret says these days? They must report its going to get released every week, then cover their backs with rubbish like this the day before. Its getting ridiculous. Heres an idea - lets just wait until the bloody thing is released.

Machead III
May 8, 2006, 04:34 PM
Great. Hype up a load of omg-100%-certain-there's-no-chance-we-are-wrong crap until a couple of hours before the god damn event, and then it's "wait, nevermind, forget all that".

Thanks. Thanks very much.

Boggle
May 8, 2006, 04:35 PM
Ack! Ugh! OOOOh. my heart. I'm coming, Elizabeth! *passes out clutching his chest. I'm having a heart attack from NOT SURPRISE.

Wow. These appleinsider people are geniuses. They have taken oh-so-difficult-to-defend position that a rumor which pops up every week and is consistently untrue might be untrue again. I wonder how hard they had to work to find something going on in the world of computer manufacturing that would allow the staff to write an wild guess article running counter to all the other wild guess articles. Reporting on par with the journalism found next to the page 3 girl in The Sun.

direzz
May 8, 2006, 04:36 PM
I must say, Apple's been doing a good job of keeping their secrets under wraps this year. No one expected the Macbook Pro in January, or heck even the iMac.

So far all the Macbook & new iPod rumours have been completely false.

Kudos to Apple :D


can you like , be quiet? thats HARDLY good news.

BenRoethig
May 8, 2006, 04:42 PM
From the looks of it, they're really replacing the 12" Powerbook and letting the consumer iBook die.

Macnoviz
May 8, 2006, 04:42 PM
The Macbook Story, episode 387...

Sigh,

If you report on a subject that many times, you're bound to be right at least once. Let's hope the reports for May are right...

rosalindavenue
May 8, 2006, 04:43 PM
Apple will have an event for the intel consumer notebook. Plus (as someone pointed out) there was no way they were going to share the spotlight with Nintendo tomorrow. It'll be later.

4God
May 8, 2006, 04:44 PM
This is that fun of rumor sites I've heard about, right? :rolleyes:

netdog
May 8, 2006, 04:44 PM
There is still that odd appearance of the word MacBook as part of a hierarchy menu the other day at apple.com that makes me think it is going to be announced and be made available for order this week.

Voidness
May 8, 2006, 04:45 PM
Why am I not in the least suprised. This is beginning to annoy me, if you don't have good sources don't post this crap. It's really annoying. ThinkSecret is exactly what their name suggests, they think up a secret and tell everyone they don't get there information from anyone.

~M
ThinkSecret used to be incredibly accurate, here are some remarkable examples:

1- New iPod redesign (With concept art):
http://www.thinksecret.com/news/aprilipods.html

2- New Cinema Displays Redesign, includes 30", drops ADC (With concept art):
http://www.thinksecret.com/news/newdisplays.html

3- Sub $500 Mac for release in Macworld 2004 (with specs and form-factor description, turns out to be the Mac Mini):
http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0412expo2.html

4- New G5-based iMac (With specs and form-factor description):
http://www.thinksecret.com/news/imacg5specs.html

mac-x
May 8, 2006, 04:46 PM
and now everyone get lost from these stupid rumor sites! waisting life here!
DONT START ABOUT ANOTHER MAY 19 TOPIC IM SICK OF THIS
im buying the ibook right now!!......

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY: THE WAITING IS BETTER THAN WHEN YOU FINALLY GET IT ;)

lostngone
May 8, 2006, 04:47 PM
Great. Hype up a load of omg-100%-certain-there's-no-chance-we-are-wrong crap until a couple of hours before the god damn event, and then it's "wait, nevermind, forget all that".

Thanks. Thanks very much.


I'm telling you Apple should fire its marketing department and just "leak" new products to the AI and TS. You can't buy this of marketing.
Apple would have some control the rumor sites and at the same time save money on marketing.
Every few months they could sue a site that doesn't fall in-line. That way they could act like they still don't like the rumor sites.

netdog
May 8, 2006, 04:48 PM
http://www.musictap.net/Graphics/Labels/AppleRecordsLogo.jpg

jaxstate
May 8, 2006, 04:48 PM
Do any other computer company have "special events" to release new computers. I think it's a bit much. Just release the damn notebooks alread.:cool:

4God
May 8, 2006, 04:49 PM
and now everyone get lost from these stupid rumor sites! waisting life here!
DONT START ABOUT ANOTHER MAY 19 TOPIC IM SICK OF THIS
im buying the ibook right now!!......

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY: THE WAITING IS BETTER THAN WHEN YOU FINALLY GET IT ;)


Caffeine anyone? :D

simpson
May 8, 2006, 04:51 PM
I don't think so...
http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300


May 10, 2006, from 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Eastern

- Overview
Hear about the most affordable iBook ever.

- What you will Learn
Specifications and features of the new iBook.

- Featured Solutions
Hear about how the new iBook is your go-anywhere digital solution.

- Who Should Attend
This session is open to anyone who wishes to attend, but is not a training class.
-------------------

Why are people ignoring this link? The new ibook.... most affordable ever... specifications of the new ibook.... go-anywhere digital solution..... the new ibook - that must be the macBook.... :confused:

pettri
May 8, 2006, 04:51 PM
The promo should be attached if I have done this right.

Math.PI
May 8, 2006, 04:52 PM
May 10, 2006, from 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Eastern

- Overview
Hear about the most affordable iBook ever.

- What you will Learn
Specifications and features of the new iBook.

- Featured Solutions
Hear about how the new iBook is your go-anywhere digital solution.

- Who Should Attend
This session is open to anyone who wishes to attend, but is not a training class.
-------------------

Why are people ignoring this link? The new ibook.... most affordable ever... specifications of the new ibook.... go-anywhere digital solution..... the new ibook - that must be the macBook.... :confused:


http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300

http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=42695&s=300

http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=40819&s=300

That's why. Its nothing new.

WildCowboy
May 8, 2006, 04:53 PM
Why are people ignoring this link? The new ibook.... most affordable ever... specifications of the new ibook.... go-anywhere digital solution..... the new ibook - that must be the macBook.... :confused:

*sigh*

They're ignoring it because it's the exact same seminar description that's been used since at least last August (http://seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/16/wa/eventDetails?eventId=37828).

Peace
May 8, 2006, 04:53 PM
May 10, 2006, from 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Eastern

- Overview
Hear about the most affordable iBook ever.

- What you will Learn
Specifications and features of the new iBook.

- Featured Solutions
Hear about how the new iBook is your go-anywhere digital solution.

- Who Should Attend
This session is open to anyone who wishes to attend, but is not a training class.
-------------------

Why are people ignoring this link? The new ibook.... most affordable ever... specifications of the new ibook.... go-anywhere digital solution..... the new ibook - that must be the macBook.... :confused:

If you could actually READ some of the other posts you would know Apple has been using that very same wording for their iBook seminars for a year.

monkeyandy
May 8, 2006, 04:54 PM
bummer...:(

blueimac'00
May 8, 2006, 04:56 PM
This is driving me crazy. There were rumors saying that it would come out a month ago. I am losing my sanity over these ibook replacements.

Willy S
May 8, 2006, 04:56 PM
You have to wait 2 weeks because then my 36 euro coupon expires. Apple WOULDN´T release a coupon that could be used for the Macbooks because Apple can sell them at original prices in more quanties than they can produce.

4God
May 8, 2006, 04:56 PM
Yeah, the iBook has been new for a loooooong time. :rolleyes:

MacSA
May 8, 2006, 04:57 PM
So.. not only do we have speculation about a new iBook, but now we have the possibility of new iPods too? :eek:

50548
May 8, 2006, 04:57 PM
http://www.zonalibre.org/blog/adrik/archives/graficos/ep_III_05.jpg
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Hahahaha...this is so tragic it's becoming funny...the MacBook is a worthy substitute to the mighty PowerBook G5... :p

Gnorn
May 8, 2006, 04:57 PM
The promo should be attached if I have done this right.

If so, than that MBP is upside down? ;-)

milo
May 8, 2006, 04:58 PM
Wow. These appleinsider people are geniuses. They have taken oh-so-difficult-to-defend position that a rumor which pops up every week and is consistently untrue might be untrue again. I wonder how hard they had to work to find something going on in the world of computer manufacturing that would allow the staff to write an wild guess article running counter to all the other wild guess articles. Reporting on par with the journalism found next to the page 3 girl in The Sun.

Well, they're certainly doing better than TS is. TS keeps promising it every week, and AI keeps saying TS is full of it and shooting their rumors down.

I'd rather keep stating the obvious than keep stating the untrue.

Why are people ignoring this link? The new ibook.... most affordable ever... specifications of the new ibook.... go-anywhere digital solution..... the new ibook - that must be the macBook.... :confused:

I'll tell you right now. It's brand spanking new and uses the blazing fast G4 processor!

I've decoded the secret message embedded in that seminiar blurb. It translates to Chinese for THIS SIDE.

50548
May 8, 2006, 04:59 PM
i want to rate this 'negative'. can anyone tell me how to do so?

Click on "negative"... :rolleyes:

simpson
May 8, 2006, 05:01 PM
If you could actually READ some of the other posts you would know Apple has been using that very same wording for their iBook seminars for a year.

Ok, thanks.... bummer... :(
I'm sorry I haven't read every single post on this site.... :eek:

Peace
May 8, 2006, 05:03 PM
Ok, thanks.... bummer... and I'm sorry I haven't followed this site since forever and read every single post.... :eek:


My appologies but at least read the headline post :)

revfife
May 8, 2006, 05:03 PM
macbooks the new pb G5 :D

mikea
May 8, 2006, 05:05 PM
Think Secret Blows!

Just who are all these "sources"..it's all bull#@$t and if they actually are people, they are total idiots..it's all bull....See ya Later!

milo
May 8, 2006, 05:05 PM
Well, i'll be in desperate need of a computer @end of may, and i will not buy a g4, not a chance in hell.

I dont know what i hate most, Apple or the rumor sites. But i do know that apple is loosing a LOT of switchers.

Because they didn't release all five of their consumer computers at once? Don't be ridiculous. They've been releasing a new machine a month, you really think there are that many people who would have switched, but decided to stay PC users forever because Apple didn't ship one particular model in April?

:rolleyes:

simpson
May 8, 2006, 05:07 PM
My appologies but at least read the headline post :)

I just want my MacBook :)
I hate this site.... I have become this little kid with no patience at all ever since I spotted the rumours about the MacBook.

joebells
May 8, 2006, 05:08 PM
Why is everybody getting on appleinsiders case? They, as far back as january, were stating that the ibook replacements wouldn't be released until april or may when everyone else were stating february and march. They really seem to have an inside source of some sort. When thinksecret posts something these days I pretty much believe it isn't true.

vespats
May 8, 2006, 05:12 PM
now there is only one thing left to do, i send an email to steve (steve.jobs@apple.com) and tell him that he has to release the macbook with a core 2 @ 3.33 GHz, radeon 1800 (256MB), 250GB HD, dual link dvi, Ax2, and 4GB ram immediately

edit: i just went crazy, even if i knew all this was possible to happen, i still hoped that the macbook gets introduced tomorrow

crees!
May 8, 2006, 05:12 PM
Lately Appleinsider hasn't been able to tell the difference between intestinal gas and a foot up their ass. They need "sources" to tell them the MacBook hasn't been released earlier in the year. I mean come on now. They've been coming off as just a little deedeedee wouldn't you say?

mikea
May 8, 2006, 05:13 PM
Hey I have source that told me Apple is switching to Intel Processors...IS this true?? I also heard something about a thing called the ipod? Any Truth to this?????

Gnorn
May 8, 2006, 05:16 PM
now there is only one thing left to do, i send an email to steve (steve.jobs@apple.com) and tell him that he has to release the macbook with a core 2 @ 3.33 GHz, radeon 1800 (256MB), 250GB HD, dual link dvi, Ax2, and 4GB ram immediately

edit: i just went crazy, even if i knew all this was possible to happen, i still hoped that the macbook gets introduced tomorrow

Steve prolly now can't sleep until he absotively knows Apple meets yer demand.

jettredmont
May 8, 2006, 05:23 PM
Yeah, iPods are definitely all going to be updated next week. At least, the 60GB version will, 'cause the one I ordered engraved for my wife for Mother's Day is currently somewhere in the air between Shanghai and here. I'm anticipating 80GB flash-based iPods with 72-hour batteries and a scratch-proof outer layer carved out of a huge diamond crystal which connect over wireless firewire automatically from 50 feet away and recharges from the kinetic energy of bouncing around in my shirt pocket.

Glad to be of service and able to offer all y'all new iPods. Sorry 'bout the MacBooks, though; I don't have the cash to buy an iBook right now. I can only fund so much technological advance at a time! :)

joebells
May 8, 2006, 05:23 PM
Lately Appleinsider hasn't been able to tell the difference between intestinal gas and a foot up their ass. They need "sources" to tell them the MacBook hasn't been released earlier in the year. I mean come on now. They've been coming off as just a little deedeedee wouldn't you say?


I don't quite follow where do you see that "they need sources to tell them the macbook hasn't been released earlier in the year?"

I think as far as reporting on the highly secretive apple they do a pretty decent job for now.

macridah
May 8, 2006, 05:25 PM
That would be hella weak if the iBook replacement doesn't come out tomorrow.

peharri
May 8, 2006, 05:27 PM
Appleinsider claims (http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1729) that Apple's MacBook update may not actually arrive tomorrow as previously rumored.

Instead, the rumor site claims that while Apple has started ramping up production of the new consumer laptop, "the Mac maker is unlikely to unveil the computers until the following week at the earliest." The MacBook update is instead expected to be released alongside new iPods.


Honestly, right now, I see no reason to update my "50% likely to be tomorrow" prediction. I think *something* is going on tomorrow at E3, and Macbooks are a possibility, but something most likely to be GMA950 based seems improbable.

zap2
May 8, 2006, 05:28 PM
No new iPods, because i can't buy one!

Beck446
May 8, 2006, 05:28 PM
One more week makes sense. E3 wasn't a great place to launch an ibook replacement. Plus, and I know that pretty much nobody will agree with me on this, but I think that they want to have the 17 MBP shipping before the cheaper macbook is announced so as to avoid any downgrades or cancellations. I know that the computers are sold to two different targets and you all think there isn't any overlap, but I am pretty confident that the macbooks won't be released until 17 is shippin

milo
May 8, 2006, 05:30 PM
That would be hella weak if the iBook replacement doesn't come out tomorrow.

Why's it any more weak than it not coming out today? Or last week? Or the week before that?

It'll come out when it comes out. It's not like Apple hasn't released anything new in months (in case you hadn't noticed, people are starting to get MBP 17 TODAY). The only thing weak about it is lame sites like Think Secret predicting dates for it over and over. The guys with a clue have been saying late spring all along. I'd expect it in May. Nothing more.

jabooth
May 8, 2006, 05:39 PM
To be honest, I'm not too bothered if Macbooks are this week or in a fortnight, tomorrow is E3 so there will plenty to learn from there about the gaming world anyway!

leidendude
May 8, 2006, 05:41 PM
You know what I think's going to happen. I think that every week one source will say that they will come out the next week. This will go on until the macbooks come out. Simple as that. The speculation will never stop. The article next week will read "Thinksecret reports that macbooks will not come out until the 23 of May". But hey, that's just my two cents.

Scartissue
May 8, 2006, 05:45 PM
I'm staying positive. One more week to get a good price for my iBook if its true! Then I can get one of these whenever they come!

bathysphere
May 8, 2006, 05:47 PM
why do you guys keep talking about e3? unless i missed something, e3 is for the video game industry, and last i heard, apple isn't attending. it seems almost as likely that apple would show up at my colleges' graduation and announce immediate availability of the powermac g6.

MattyMac
May 8, 2006, 05:49 PM
I think that student union promo was to get rid of the ipod minis.. not saying there won't be a promo, but I don't know if I would expect a free ipod.
Nah they had a similar promo the year before, buy a mac and get 200 off of an ipod...compared with 179 last year!

milo
May 8, 2006, 05:49 PM
why do you guys keep talking about e3? unless i missed something, e3 is for the video game industry, and last i heard, apple isn't attending. it seems almost as likely that apple would show up at my colleges' graduation and announce immediate availability of the powermac g6.

The only reason E3 is a factor is because there are tons of announcements, and the tech press is already saturated.

Apple wants this release to get attention, doing it in the middle of E3 (especially when the machine won't be a standout for gaming) would just cause them to get lost in the shuffle. A week that has less going on would be a much better choice.

thejadedmonkey
May 8, 2006, 05:56 PM
now there is only one thing left to do, i send an email to steve (steve.jobs@apple.com) and tell him that he has to release the macbook with a core 2 @ 3.33 GHz, radeon 1800 (256MB), 250GB HD, dual link dvi, Ax2, and 4GB ram immediately
I thought his email was steve@apple.com

Seasought
May 8, 2006, 05:56 PM
...
Meanwhile, the most recent updates to the MacBook rumor claims it will come in Black and White configurations, a slightly higher price point and a thinner form factor than current iBooks.

I think this will go over well (if it's true). Unless this is referring to some sort of monstrosity zebra-Macbook, in which case the introduction of black would be a horrendous idea. The first laptop to induce epilepsy by viewing the case...a sort of yellow sign of computers. :D *shudders*

Lord Bodak
May 8, 2006, 05:58 PM
Delay them if you want, but please Apple, put a real video card in them. None of this onboard Intel crap like the new Mini!

gregorsamsa
May 8, 2006, 05:59 PM
The most important thing isn't whether it comes out tomorrow, next week or a bit later. We know it's out very soon. Most important thing is that it's a good product (no combo drive, etc.) & it's readily affordable to non-power-user switchers & iBook replacers (MacBook Pro too expensive for most users).

With laptops flying off the shelves everywhere & outselling desktops, if Apple gets this right it'll expand its user-base no end. Cock it up & all the ads in the world won't entice potential switchers. The importance of this Macbook/iBook computer can't be underestimated. As far as reaching a large new customer-base goes, I'm convinced this could be the MOST important launch for Apple in years! Even more so than intel iMac or Macbook Pro. Hope it rocks.

vespats
May 8, 2006, 06:06 PM
I thought his email was steve@apple.com

my fault you're right, but there where rumors it'll be changed in macsteve_pro@apple.com - you know, because of the mac in all names

~Shard~
May 8, 2006, 06:07 PM
Apple itself seems to imply the new iBooks are coming out tomorrow... (http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300) :cool:

mark!
May 8, 2006, 06:09 PM
Apple itself seems to imply the new iBooks are coming out tomorrow... (http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300) :cool:

http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/05/20060508124349.shtml

Beko
May 8, 2006, 06:09 PM
He guys,

I'm new to the Apple world and I'm waiting for a MacBook.
But I really see Steve presenting the MacBook at the opening of Apple's new store in NYC. Also known as the Big Apple!!!

Math.PI
May 8, 2006, 06:09 PM
Apple itself seems to imply the new iBooks are coming out tomorrow... (http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300) :cool:

Please read the many messages debunking this.

Gnorn
May 8, 2006, 06:10 PM
Apple itself seems to imply the new iBooks are coming out tomorrow... (http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300) :cool:

lol, here goes again :)

WildCowboy
May 8, 2006, 06:10 PM
Apple itself seems to imply the new iBooks are coming out tomorrow... (http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300) :cool:

~Shard~, you should know better to check out the forums thoroughly upon arrival...Apple's been using this same seminar description since at least last August (http://seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/16/wa/eventDetails?eventId=37828).

~Shard~
May 8, 2006, 06:12 PM
Well, aren't I the idiot! :o :D

Good good, you all passed, I was just testing you... :p ;)

4God
May 8, 2006, 06:12 PM
46987


.............Just kidding. :p :p :p :D

bikertwin
May 8, 2006, 06:14 PM
Lately Appleinsider hasn't been able to tell the difference between intestinal gas and a foot up their ass. They need "sources" to tell them the MacBook hasn't been released earlier in the year. I mean come on now. They've been coming off as just a little deedeedee wouldn't you say?

They're referring to this:

http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0605briefly2.html

...which says near the end:

"While hardware release dates are often subject to last-minute change, sources' reports of an announcement Tuesday suggest that the long-awaited 13.3-inch widescreen MacBook is finally ready to ship. The release was first slated for January, then March, then April or May."

They're you-know-what-ing on the competition. :eek:

Val-kyrie
May 8, 2006, 06:15 PM
now there is only one thing left to do, i send an email to steve (steve.jobs@apple.com) and tell him that he has to release the macbook with a core 2 @ 3.33 GHz, radeon 1800 (256MB), 250GB HD, dual link dvi, Ax2, and 4GB ram immediately

edit: i just went crazy, even if i knew all this was possible to happen, i still hoped that the macbook gets introduced tomorrow

Actually, I would just be happy if Apple included an ExpressCard 34 slot in the MB so that I could put a semi-permanent modem on it without carrying around a dongle.

iGary
May 8, 2006, 06:23 PM
Obe Wan has spoken. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=2380048&postcount=445)


:p :D

Gnorn
May 8, 2006, 06:26 PM
Obe Wan has spoken. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=2380048&postcount=445)


:p :D

Last edited by iGary : Today at 01:22 AM.

:rolleyes: :D

50548
May 8, 2006, 06:28 PM
So the crowds wanna know...do we have PowerBooks G5 TOMORROW or NOT? :rolleyes:

WildCowboy
May 8, 2006, 06:29 PM
So the crowds wanna know...do we have PowerBooks G5 TOMORROW or NOT? :rolleyes:

The PowerBook G5 joke got old a long, long time ago.

nagromme
May 8, 2006, 06:30 PM
I can't put my finger on it, but something has me thinking there's a LOT of pent-up demand for an Intel iBook/MacBook :)

Watch: when it does come, people will howl about how it's not a revolution because it doesn't do more than the MacBook Pro. And about how it's thinner but still in Apple's minimalist style, instead of some hypothetical "awesome NEW style." And about how the specs (especially speed) are massively boosted, yet some particular spec is not, making the new machines magically "worse" than the old. And about the price, of course, despite being an obvious better value than the old.

The aforementioned howling will be accompanied by numerous negative votes, lots of threats to switch to Windows where the laptops DO offer time travel and eternal youth, and many of these: :mad:

All of the above will be accompanied by unprecedented massive sales, happy owners, and good reviews.

This isn't my first Apple product intro :)

Philberttheduck
May 8, 2006, 06:33 PM
G5 Powerbooks joke equals pathetic.. quit it.

About the horrific MacBook deal.. SOOOOOOOOOO PISSSSSSSEDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!! Honestly!?

50548
May 8, 2006, 06:33 PM
The PowerBook G5 joke got old a long, long time ago.

Oops sorry...I mean MacBook G5... :rolleyes:

reyesmac
May 8, 2006, 06:35 PM
Its going to be pretty dumb if they can't make a consumer laptop under $1,000. With so many intel chips to choose from I would be shocked if they only put the most expensive ones in there. It's not like they are going to be faster than the Macbook Pros anyway.
If adding a camera keeps them from having a sub $1,000 laptop then they need to take the thing out. Now, if it cost more because they put a decent graphics card that wont be put to shame by similarly priced PC laptops when playing games now we have a good reason. Only less than a month to find out I guess.

mikea
May 8, 2006, 06:36 PM
I have a super reliable source that has told me what will be release at the E3 show...the dudes at think secret are my source.. HERE IT IS!!
http://cache.kotaku.com/gaming/appleconsole.jpg

iGary
May 8, 2006, 06:38 PM
:rolleyes: :D

Look at the following post - spelled "going" "gong." ;) :cool:

Gnorn
May 8, 2006, 06:42 PM
I have a super reliable source that has told me what will be release at the E3 show...the dudes at think secret are my source.. HERE IT IS!!
http://cache.kotaku.com/gaming/appleconsole.jpg

That's just fanfreakingtastic!! Hope it comes with some decent launch titles, like for example ET...

4God
May 8, 2006, 06:43 PM
The PowerBook G5 joke got old a long, long time ago.

In a galaxy not so far, far away. :p

mark!
May 8, 2006, 06:44 PM
I have a super reliable source that has told me what will be release at the E3 show...the dudes at think secret are my source.. HERE IT IS!!
http://cache.kotaku.com/gaming/appleconsole.jpg

1 controller port? :rolleyes:

I want my iGame


:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

4God
May 8, 2006, 06:44 PM
I have a super reliable source that has told me what will be release at the E3 show...the dudes at think secret are my source.. HERE IT IS!!
http://cache.kotaku.com/gaming/appleconsole.jpg

Whoa, Atari on steroids. :D :D :D

Gnorn
May 8, 2006, 06:46 PM
1 controller port? :rolleyes:

I want my iGame


:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Emphasis goes with 'i' not 'we' :p

Gnorn
May 8, 2006, 06:48 PM
Look at the following post - spelled "going" "gong." ;) :cool:

Riiiiight...

No, really, I remember that. Some member commented on that 'gong' spelling mistake :-)

macgeek2005
May 8, 2006, 06:56 PM
Wait.. Whhahahaa..????? You can EMAIL Steve Jobs???

Does he respond??????

AidenShaw
May 8, 2006, 06:57 PM
http://cache.kotaku.com/gaming/appleconsole.jpg
I'll think I'll bookmark that image and use it the next time someone says that peecees are fuggly ;) .

Apple has some skeletons in its design closet, for sure!

ChrisA
May 8, 2006, 06:58 PM
I can't put my finger on it, but something has me thinking there's a LOT of pent-up demand for an Intel iBook/MacBook :)

And I'm certain Apple will take advantage of this by keeping the price high enough that they don't sell faster than they can be made. In other words expect the sub-kilobuck notebooks to sell for $1,200 at least at first. Later they will offer a $950 iBook but not at first.

WildCowboy
May 8, 2006, 06:59 PM
Wait.. Whhahahaa..????? You can EMAIL Steve Jobs???

Does he respond??????

You can e-mail a Steve Jobs address, but there's no telling if it actually gets through all eight levels of screeners. And even if he does read it, the reply will come from someone else.

So the answer would be no.

Gnorn
May 8, 2006, 07:00 PM
Wait.. Whhahahaa..????? You can EMAIL Steve Jobs???

Does he respond??????

No, he doesn't. I offered him Rolex watches, Viagra and penis enlargements, but appearantly he doesn't want one of those :confused:

AeChei
May 8, 2006, 07:03 PM
I won't be in the market for a new ibook (or whatever the H they call it, i frankly do not give a poo) until at least the applecare runs our on my old one (jan). I just got the HD replaced, so it should be good for a while yet. BUt im not going to screw myself by putting tiger on an 800mhz 'book, so im probably going to have to upgrade when leopard comes out so as to not be 2 OS's behind the times. i already feel left out :( anywho....

BUT im freaking curious as all heck to see what actually comes out! there are so many rumors flying about. I MUST KNOW THE TRUTH!! :eek:
im not one to care overly about graphics, but i do care about form factor, price, the camera, cpu speeds....so much up in the air!

and i want a black one:)

p0intblank
May 8, 2006, 07:03 PM
Slightly higher price point? Meh! :mad:

Seriously, there better be a $999 model. That looks good to a lot of people in the market for a Mac laptop.

garethh
May 8, 2006, 07:13 PM
I wonder if I could limit myself to checking these rumor sites once a day at maximum? It'll be like giving up smoking. Need willpower, and a MacBook.

gregorsamsa
May 8, 2006, 07:14 PM
And I'm certain Apple will take advantage of this by keeping the price high enough that they don't sell faster than they can be made. In other words expect the sub-kilobuck notebooks to sell for $1,200 at least at first. Later they will offer a $950 iBook but not at first.

They should sell them as cheap as possible as soon as possible, even delay launch if that's what it takes to meet expected demand. If Apple are serious about attracting switchers, they have to.

I mean, frustrated young PC dude (he's sick & tired of Vista delays, viruses, crashes, etc.) walks into Apple store after hearing good things about Apple computers, knowing now he can run Windows on them. He wants something comparable to an average PC laptop in price. He sees a high price on Macbook/iBook & he'll swallow all his frustrations, walk out & head for the nearest PC store. Who'd blame him?

benyaimin
May 8, 2006, 07:23 PM
I really want to get one soon, so I hope they come out tomorrow. Plus, I am curious to see if they come in colors and if so, which colors?

Gnorn
May 8, 2006, 07:28 PM
I really want to get one soon, so I hope they come out tomorrow. Plus, I am curious to see if they come in colors and if so, which colors?

Appearantly black and white... which to some aren't really colors...

iChill
May 8, 2006, 07:48 PM
these are all rumors. you have just as good of chance picking a random rumor and following it.

jason2811
May 8, 2006, 08:17 PM
what exactly is happening with steve jobs on May 19th? and where? thanks

nagromme
May 8, 2006, 08:18 PM
Its going to be pretty dumb if they can't make a consumer laptop under $1,000. With so many intel chips to choose from I would be shocked if they only put the most expensive ones in there.
I agree, they could use an old Pentium M/Celeron M (still a decent chip, they're related to Yonah not to Netburst) and leave out the camera/remote/whatever, to come under that important $1000 mark. It would be a perfectly good machine, and would avoid the high starting prices of Core Solo.

But the other way they could come under $1000 is NOT to go that low in specs, but simply to wait for Core to get cheaper. Which it will, so I think Apple will choose the latter method. That means temporarily there may be nothing sub-$1000, but then that will change in the Fall or sometime. Just my guess.


Apple has some skeletons in its design closet, for sure!
That's not an actual Apple design, it's a joke. And IMO, the lone "A" button is pure gold :D

Performa
May 8, 2006, 08:30 PM
The rumors say that the new MacBooks will be available in Black.....as well as the usual White. That is big news. I know there were rumors that black might be available...but if there is reliable info that it really might happen....that's definitely a positive.

And news that they could be thinner? That's another BIG positive. I know all the products tend to get smaller with time...but the iBooks haven't gotten much thinner in a while. That's one big reason why I have been drawn to the Powerbook over the iBook in the past.

These two bits of news definitely add up to a huge positive for me.

So why would this news get ten times as many negatives as positives? Could the reason be the one extra week wait? You guys better get your priorities straight. You can go out and get a Windows PC now without a wait.....but it's a piece of crap!

nagromme
May 8, 2006, 08:32 PM
So why would this news get ten times as many negatives as positives? Could the reason be the one extra week wait?
Bingo :D (Or two weeks?)

People REALLY want their MacBooks! :)

runninmac
May 8, 2006, 08:37 PM
Bingo :D (Or two weeks?)

People REALLY want their MacBooks! :)

Yes I really NEED(!!!) my MacBook. Im just awaiting payment on my iBook then I have to ship it out:eek:, Im going to be Macless for maybe 2 weeks!!!:eek: :mad: :( :o :D :eek: (The faces of Mac withdraw)

chuckles:)
May 8, 2006, 08:38 PM
one more week... one more week... one more week... one more week...
one more week... one more week... one more week... one more week...
one more week... one more week... one more week... one more week...
one more week... one more week... one more week... one more week...
one more week... one more week... one more week... one more week...
one more week... one more week... one more week.............. WHY DONT YOU ALL JUST GIVE UP?

My prediction:
the low end model will have the same specs as the low end mini.
the high end model will have the same specs as the high end mini.

it will look as differrant from the iBook as the MBP does from its PowerBook G4 predecesors.

aarongobo
May 8, 2006, 08:51 PM
I am really dissapointed that Apple has not already released this product...

I was tempted to "switch" or I guess now "get a mac" but after seeing that Apple is pushing sales of ibooks and having events that promote products that will be outdated in less than a month really makes me feel ashamed for Apple. They should sell those models under the discount store, to those who understand what is going on... but actually PUSHING them on people is criminal. The other reason why I am getting a HP is because the fact that Apple has taken too long to release this product. I am now about to purchase (tommorow just to make sure :P) a 17 inch core duo laptop for less than 1300, with shipping. The prices aren't close, and the companies are very different, considering that HP warns people as soon as they can when a product replacement is near. Last, I am a life long windows user and prefer windows over OS X... well until the next "computer upgrade" bye-bye Apple rumor sites, it's been FRUSTRATING!

Edit:
I can completely forgot, CNET also had a head-to-head thing with an acer laptop and a macbook pro, the acer won

mark!
May 8, 2006, 08:54 PM
I am really dissapointed that Apple has not already released this product...

I was tempted to "switch" or I guess now "get a mac" but after seeing that Apple is pushing sales of ibooks and having events that promote products that will be outdated in less than a month really makes me feel ashamed for Apple. They should sell those models under the discount store, to those who understand what is going on... but actually PUSHING them on people is criminal. The other reason why I am getting a HP is because the fact that Apple has taken too long to release this product. I am now about to purchase (tommorow just to make sure :P) a 17 inch core duo laptop for less than 1300, with shipping. The prices aren't close, and the companies are very different, considering that HP warns people as soon as they can when a product replacement is near. Last, I am a life long windows user and prefer windows over OS X... well until the next "computer upgrade" bye-bye Apple rumor sites, it's been FRUSTRATING!

even though they are more than 50% completed with the transition that originally wasn't suppose to be even started till the middle of this year (i.e. NOW).

I think they are doing great, they are really ahead of schedule.

theBB
May 8, 2006, 08:55 PM
... Last, I am a life long windows user and prefer windows over OS X...
I guess you were never a serious, or at least likely, customer anyways, so I don't think Apple will miss you.

aarongobo
May 8, 2006, 08:57 PM
I guess you were never a serious, or at least likely, customer anyways, so I don't think Apple will miss you.


Well, I am a high-school student, and use macs all the time, so I was rather serious, because I feel that the OS X feels a lot better than Windows. Second, thanks for your kindness, jerk.

Play Ultimate
May 8, 2006, 08:58 PM
Originally Posted by macgeek2005
Wait.. Whhahahaa..????? You can EMAIL Steve Jobs???

Does he respond??????

No, he doesn't. I offered him Rolex watches, Viagra and penis enlargements, but appearantly he doesn't want one of those :confused:


Now, that was funny. ROTFL. :p

hob
May 8, 2006, 09:00 PM
Check this out.

Just got an email from Apple about WWDC 2006 and in the title, there's a guy using a widescreen white laptop!

http://static.flickr.com/52/143153288_347347c945_o.jpg

No?

Hls811
May 8, 2006, 09:04 PM
Check this out.

Just got an email from Apple about WWDC 2006 and in the title, there's a guy using a widescreen white laptop!

http://static.flickr.com/52/143153288_347347c945_o.jpg

No?

Looks like an MBP to me...

houttbe
May 8, 2006, 09:06 PM
I have received Apple coupons that expire May 21. My guess is we won't see any significant product updates until after that date.

TallShaffer
May 8, 2006, 09:06 PM
I am really dissapointed that Apple has not already released this product...

Edit:
I can completely forgot, CNET also had a head-to-head thing with an acer laptop and a macbook pro, the acer won


<giggle> cnet....</giggle>
<giggle> acer....</giggle>

Preferring windows to mac? I know some people who can help you kick the addiction to crack.

WildCowboy
May 8, 2006, 09:06 PM
Check this out.

Just got an email from Apple about WWDC 2006 and in the title, there's a guy using a widescreen white laptop!

No?

Looks silver to me. Different lighting angle from the other laptop makes them look different. And the diffused reflection of the light is more reminiscent of a PB/MBP finish than an iBook finish. That said...we don't know just what the finish of the new MacBooks will be.

mikepgt2
May 8, 2006, 09:11 PM
http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300

Check this out. A seminar on Wednesday about the new "iBook". I got the info from engadget. The link is right from apple's website

bill4588
May 8, 2006, 09:14 PM
http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300

Check this out. A seminar on Wednesday about the new "iBook". I got the info from engadget. The link is right from apple's website
OMG PPL!!!! Are you kidding!? Please for the last time this is old as dirt. (nothing personal mikepgt2, its just that there have been a LOT of people who have said this in the past couple hours after it has been proven to be worthless).

WildCowboy
May 8, 2006, 09:14 PM
http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300

Check this out. A seminar on Wednesday about the new "iBook". I got the info from engadget. The link is right from apple's website

No!!! Not another one! Read the forums here! Apple has been using this seminar description since at least August of last year!

Play Ultimate
May 8, 2006, 09:14 PM
I am really dissapointed that Apple has not already released this product...

I was tempted to "switch" or I guess now "get a mac" but after seeing that Apple is pushing sales of ibooks and having events that promote products that will be outdated in less than a month really makes me feel ashamed for Apple. They should sell those models under the discount store, to those who understand what is going on... but actually PUSHING them on people is criminal. The other reason why I am getting a HP is because the fact that Apple has taken too long to release this product. I am now about to purchase (tommorow just to make sure :P) a 17 inch core duo laptop for less than 1300, with shipping. The prices aren't close, and the companies are very different, considering that HP warns people as soon as they can when a product replacement is near. Last, I am a life long windows user and prefer windows over OS X... well until the next "computer upgrade" bye-bye Apple rumor sites, it's been FRUSTRATING!

Edit:
I can completely forgot, CNET also had a head-to-head thing with an acer laptop and a macbook pro, the acer won

Breath in. Exhale out. Breath in. Exhale out.
Now, calm down. If you weren't the rumors monger that the rest of us are you would have been totally content and happy. But now, because of the rumors and the misinformation put out by the various sites, you are upset. Remember, Apple has said nothing about anything. Hell, the MacBooks might not be out until September. So, Apple may not, in fact, be "pushing" old iBooks as much as just selling what they got. Oh, and by the way the info that they were "pushing iBook sales" came from a rumor site that still doesn't now what's in the boxes or when the MacBook is coming out.

Relax. Apple is making the transition slowly and surely. And they probably don't want to repeat the fiasco of whine and heat that has accompanied the MacBook Pro.
Remember it's always better to do it right the first time than to pay for after the fact retrofitting....unless you work in the Defense Industry.

Peace
May 8, 2006, 09:17 PM
http://www.seminars.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ASPRegistration.woa/wa/eventDetails?eventId=45540&s=300

Check this out. A seminar on Wednesday about the new "iBook". I got the info from engadget. The link is right from apple's website


Here we go again :rolleyes:

WildCowboy
May 8, 2006, 09:20 PM
Here we go again :rolleyes:

This is the misinformation that never ends...yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started spreading it not knowing what it was. And now will go on spreading it forever, just because...

luminosity
May 8, 2006, 09:22 PM
as someone of some wisdom on another message board once said:

In here, speculation quickly becomes assumption, and then assumption becomes fact, and reveals itself as disappointment when what everyone forgets began as speculation turns out to be false.

Words to remember.

mac000
May 8, 2006, 09:31 PM
wow this is so stupid

maybe its just a rumor and it will be out tomorrow.

rumors, rumors, rumors.

apple sux

luminosity
May 8, 2006, 09:34 PM
apple sux


i haven't seen any rumors posted on apple's website.

Peace
May 8, 2006, 09:37 PM
wow this is so stupid

maybe its just a rumor and it will be out tomorrow.

rumors, rumors, rumors.

apple sux


Life is a dream,

A vacuum machine,

It sux you into feeling this way.

DimFlicker
May 8, 2006, 09:45 PM
I am really dissapointed that Apple has not already released this product...

I was tempted to "switch" or I guess now "get a mac" but after seeing that Apple is pushing sales of ibooks and having events that promote products that will be outdated in less than a month really makes me feel ashamed for Apple. They should sell those models under the discount store, to those who understand what is going on... but actually PUSHING them on people is criminal. The other reason why I am getting a HP is because the fact that Apple has taken too long to release this product. I am now about to purchase (tommorow just to make sure :P) a 17 inch core duo laptop for less than 1300, with shipping. The prices aren't close, and the companies are very different, considering that HP warns people as soon as they can when a product replacement is near. Last, I am a life long windows user and prefer windows over OS X... well until the next "computer upgrade" bye-bye Apple rumor sites, it's been FRUSTRATING!

Edit:
I can completely forgot, CNET also had a head-to-head thing with an acer laptop and a macbook pro, the acer won

your mad at Apple for something that someone completely unrelated to Apple did. Its a rumor site, believe me, I learned the hard way.. when April 1st came and went with nothing... I was so disappointed, and mad and ready to buy a Vaoi. But everything I have read says to stick with Apple.... and ACer? and CNET? I wouldn't trust them.

And apple is first and for most a business... and thats not true about HP. When we get new models in our store the old ones always end up with rebates... they push there old stock too.

And I don't know that the Ibooks will be "outdated" thats the thing with Macs, they last so long and work so well.. that its not outdated until years down the road.

thejadedmonkey
May 8, 2006, 09:46 PM
Here we go again :rolleyes:
Hey, you're the one who started it!

corywoolf
May 8, 2006, 09:49 PM
Well, I am a high-school student, and use macs all the time, so I was rather serious, because I feel that the OS X feels a lot better than Windows. Second, thanks for your kindness, jerk.

Why is it that there is always newbs arguing over switching? When the new MacBooks come out, your going to buy it right away and act like you never even said that. This is the internet, don't take things so personally. Good luck with what ever you choose, and don't let one bad apple get you down (no pun intended).

mac000
May 8, 2006, 09:57 PM
3 important questions bc i haven't been home all day:

1) how reliable is APPLEINSIDER compared to THINKSECRET?

2) What is the "apple evet for wednesday" to talk about laptops?

3) so some "analysts" claim that the intel ibook will not be out tomorrow in accordance to rumors circulating that it will be out tomorrow & APPLEINSIDER followed up by saying they think intel ibook will not be released tomorrow?

kirk26
May 8, 2006, 09:59 PM
hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at you sheep! Get all excited and now your hopes are striped from you! All on a rumor site! ahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!

Bolgard
May 8, 2006, 10:00 PM
hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at you sheep! Get all excited and now your hopes are striped from you! All on a rumor site! ahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!

Striped?

mac000
May 8, 2006, 10:02 PM
i think AppleInsider posts some junk, what is this post all about

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1727

what was the mac mini suppose to sell just a little bit and wow astonishing people are actually buying it? wtf is this bs

appleinsider knows nothing

GooMan
May 8, 2006, 10:04 PM
I love Apple! :)

and

I hate Apple! :mad:

WildCowboy
May 8, 2006, 10:06 PM
i think AppleInsider posts some junk, what is this post all about

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1727

what was the mac mini suppose to sell just a little bit and wow astonishing people are actually buying it? wtf is this bs

appleinsider knows nothing

AppleInsider is merely posting the contents of a report from an analyst. They're the guys who model companies' financial performance and together they have a good bit of influence on companies' stock performance. The UBS analyst is seeing stronger sales of the Mac mini than they had been modeling. It says nothing about them expecting "to sell just a little bit." It's just saying they appear to selling better than expected.

mac000
May 8, 2006, 10:09 PM
AppleInsider is merely posting the contents of a report from an analyst. They're the guys who model companies' financial performance and together they have a good bit of influence on companies' stock performance. The UBS analyst is seeing stronger sales of the Mac mini than they had been modeling. It says nothing about them expecting "to sell just a little bit." It's just saying they appear to selling better than expected.

with "solid" demand for not only the company's iMac and MacBook Pro offerings but also the Mac mini,

the'yre acting like they didnt expect the mini to have a "solid demand" thats what im saying dude

mac000
May 8, 2006, 10:14 PM
basically i dont know why this thread even exists bc from Apple's website

"- What you will Learn
Specifications and features of the new iBook."

ok maybe the thread should read:

"Apple MacBook possibly Wednesday? Not Tomorrow?"

wyrmintheapple
May 8, 2006, 10:14 PM
Check this out.

Just got an email from Apple about WWDC 2006 and in the title, there's a guy using a widescreen white laptop!

http://static.flickr.com/52/143153288_347347c945_o.jpg

No?
Looks like an MBP to me...

I'm not so quick to dismiss it myself. I see what you mean about it looking kinda silvery, but then again...... I cant really be sure.

What I can see is that the corners of the two laptops are very close together, so even though they are at different angles, the height of the screen on the "MBP" appears substantially lower than the ibook, but does not appear to be wider, which are not the dimensions of the MBP. If it were a 12" Powerbook, it would not appear widescreen, If it were a MacBook it would be the same height+wider than the ibook.....
It does look silvery, but it just doesn't seem to "fit" with any PB or MBP released to date........ unless thats some new 17" iBook!! OR a 13.3" widescreen Macbook!!!:rolleyes:

JtheLemur
May 8, 2006, 10:15 PM
basically i dont know why this thread even exists bc from Apple's website

"- What you will Learn
Specifications and features of the new iBook."

ok maybe the thread should read:

"Apple MacBook possibly Wednesday? Not Tomorrow?"


Holy Jesus come and squeeze us. :rolleyes:

mac000
May 8, 2006, 10:16 PM
Holy Jesus come and squeeze us.

:cool:

Xephian
May 8, 2006, 10:19 PM
I'm not so quick to dismiss it myself. I see what you mean about it looking kinda silvery, but then again...... I cant really be sure.

What I can see is that the corners of the two laptops are very close together, so even though they are at different angles, the height of the screen on the "MBP" appears substantially lower than the ibook, but does not appear to be wider, which are not the dimensions of the MBP. If it were a 12" Powerbook, it would not appear widescreen, If it were a MacBook it would be the same height+wider than the ibook.....
It does look silvery, but it just doesn't seem to "fit" with any PB or MBP released to date........ unless thats some new 17" iBook!! OR a 13.3" widescreen Macbook!!!:rolleyes:
Could be a 14" iBook too.

ImAlwaysRight
May 8, 2006, 10:25 PM
Well, I'm still gonna get up tomorrow and check Apple's website at 7AM CT to see if it is down. I have a hunch each of you will be doing the same ... ;)

wyrmintheapple
May 8, 2006, 10:25 PM
Could be a 14" iBook too.

The fact that the 15.4" PB and MBP are the same height as the 14" ibook, and slightly wider too, would tell us that this could not be a MacBook next to a 14" iBook either. If thats a 14 incher, which is what I think It looks like, that cant possibly be a MacBook/Powerbook....... so what is it?

bikertwin
May 8, 2006, 10:25 PM
Could be a 14" iBook too.

It's a new Mac tablet, but unfortunately he hasn't yet realized there isn't a keyboard on it. :D

Edwin the Elder
May 8, 2006, 10:26 PM
The biggest disapointment to me is the rumour of the small price increase. This would explain why Apple has not lowered the price on its existing iBooks - it didn't want to have to raise them again. I can't speak for other countries but here in Canada the 14" iBook sells for C $ 1649. While one can pick up a 14" brightscreen centrino-based laptop with lots on it for about C $ 769 - less than half the price of an iBook.

I understand that the new iBooks will likely be faster and better equipped than the old ones, but Apple seems to be pricing their laptops to ensure they will never be more than a 4-5% market share. Apple seems to be oblivious to the fact that computer prices are falling not rising.


And that worries me.

bill4588
May 8, 2006, 10:28 PM
Well, I'm still gonna get up tomorrow and check Apple's website at 7AM CT to see if it is down. I have a hunch each of you will be doing the same ... ;)
well it wont be on the apple site until after its announced at E3 (assuming they announce it there) so I doubt it would be online at 7AM....

Evan_11
May 8, 2006, 10:42 PM
would rock. If they keep the internals in league with the Pro models like offering a beefy graphics chip that is not integrated; I know I would be willing to spend $1500 on one.

mikea
May 8, 2006, 10:46 PM
The biggest disapointment to me is the rumour of the small price increase. This would explain why Apple has not lowered the price on its existing iBooks - it didn't want to have to raise them again. I can't speak for other countries but here in Canada the 14" iBook sells for C $ 1649. While one can pick up a 14" brightscreen centrino-based laptop with lots on it for about C $ 769 - less than half the price of an iBook.

I understand that the new iBooks will likely be faster and better equipped than the old ones, but Apple seems to be pricing their laptops to ensure they will never be more than a 4-5% market share. Apple seems to be oblivious to the fact that computer prices are falling not rising.


And that worries me.

OK...I'm in Canada as well. I have only looked in passing (at PEECEES),, because I am so bent on getting this "macbook"..but I need something by months end..because I will be on the road all summer..man all I can do is hope that apple will release this baby in time (for me anyway)..but you have me thinking.

PLUS
if they raise the price in Canada, They are ripping us off blind..WHY? becaue out dollar is way stronger than it has been in years,...almost more than 10 cents up (from the U.S. dollar)from last year at this point....Don;t rip us off. the ibook is soooo over priced right now....

kugino
May 8, 2006, 10:50 PM
The fact that the 15.4" PB and MBP are the same height as the 14" ibook, and slightly wider too, would tell us that this could not be a MacBook next to a 14" iBook either. If thats a 14 incher, which is what I think It looks like, that cant possibly be a MacBook/Powerbook....... so what is it?
i think it's the 12" PB...the WWDC main page has another picture of a bunch of developers in session...and i think that pic in the email (i got it, too) is a candid of developers from a recent developers workshop...now, if it were black, we'd be onto something...

FelixDerKater
May 8, 2006, 11:13 PM
Apple needs to start selling a 15" low-end notebook. Not everyone needs the highest processor specs, but a large screen is crucial.

vccavtech
May 8, 2006, 11:21 PM
macbooks will not come today, i know this for sure! they will be announced 19th though, gotta friend who works at apple :)

mrweirdo
May 8, 2006, 11:23 PM
OK...I'm in Canada as well. I have only looked in passing (at PEECEES),, because I am so bent on getting this "macbook"..but I need something by months end..because I will be on the road all summer..man all I can do is hope that apple will release this baby in time (for me anyway)..but you have me thinking.


Im in the same boat. If apple doesnt come out with something I'm eather gona have to buy something like a thinkpad or dell otherwise I will be forced to be computerless for a couple of months :eek: If i were to give up and buy a pc i would probably go towards the thinkpad because i believe linux can be installed without to much trouble vs the dell which uses a bunch of windows only hardware.

Nowormznmyapple
May 8, 2006, 11:26 PM
Man.. I dont even care anymore. ooOOoo another macbook in the 3000 dolla range, yea, im so in there...I was so stoked about the new book when I went into the mac store A MONTH AGO..now its delays, no a but b, and false claims, yada yada..Ive lost all intrest. I told the mac rep to call me when there in, even then I think Ill pay off my Visa and student loan, maybe build a deck for my house before I get a book. or an iminimac or macminiprobooknanobookpro..mini..book..pro..apple.., whatever its gonna be called in whatever color. Big deal.

As cartman says....
Screwuguyz..Im goin home.:mad:

mark!
May 8, 2006, 11:32 PM
Man.. I dont even care anymore. ooOOoo another macbook in the 3000 dolla range, yea, im so in there...I was so stoked about the new book when I went into the mac store A MONTH AGO..now its delays, no a but b, and false claims, yada yada..Ive lost all intrest. I told the mac rep to call me when there in, even then I think Ill pay off my Visa and student loan, maybe build a deck for my house before I get a book. or an iminimac or macminiprobooknanobookpro..mini..book..pro..apple.., whatever its gonna be called in whatever color. Big deal.

As cartman says....
Screwuguyz..Im goin home.:mad:

uhm hello ibook replacement its gonna be like....1200

Math.PI
May 9, 2006, 12:03 AM
gotta friend who works at apple :)

Don't we all?

shrhaider
May 9, 2006, 12:11 AM
macbooks not being announced after all? who could have guessed?

Some_Big_Spoon
May 9, 2006, 12:18 AM
I'd go the other way completely and say that a smaller screen, and overall laptop, is crucial. I travel too much to lug around that lunch tray. The 12" pb I take with me is too heavy, let along another 2lbs and several square inches of surface area.

Apple needs to start selling a 15" low-end notebook. Not everyone needs the highest processor specs, but a large screen is crucial.

iJawn108
May 9, 2006, 12:19 AM
:( iwant them to hurry up with it.

MacVault
May 9, 2006, 12:33 AM
I'd go the other way completely and say that a smaller screen, and overall laptop, is crucial. I travel too much to lug around that lunch tray. The 12" pb I take with me is too heavy, let along another 2lbs and several square inches of surface area.

I totally agree! Give me lots of power in a small form factor! I think huge laptops just look silly :p

WildCowboy
May 9, 2006, 12:44 AM
Thank god you found that! Now we know excactly when it comes. Unless Apple is cheating, but they wouldn't, because so mnay people would come to the seminar and there would be nothing. Yes! May 10th 3-4 pm!:D :cool:

Please stop this. People will believe you...

j_maddison
May 9, 2006, 12:50 AM
Apple needs to start selling a 15" low-end notebook. Not everyone needs the highest processor specs, but a large screen is crucial.

I agree with you. My friends parents bought a cheap Acer because the ibook screen was to small for them. I'd almost got them sold on the ibook till they realised the screen size for their price range was 12". Not everyone is looking for portability from a low end laptop.

Jay

netdog
May 9, 2006, 12:56 AM
Why is everybody getting on appleinsiders case? They, as far back as january, were stating that the ibook replacements wouldn't be released until april or may when everyone else were stating february and march.

I agree. The response here is really odd.

Everyone here reads AppleInsider, but when Apple doesn't deliver your precious MacBooks on time, which may or may not be interesting machines, rather than making yourself heard by Apple, you all just bellyache about another rumours site--one that you peruse daily.

Tempus
May 9, 2006, 01:00 AM
wholy canoli. I'm one of the people (if im the only one, *****) who waited for apples site at midnight. while chatting with a co-worker of mine, and taken into account the "ibook seminar", we decided that there are three things to watch for.

1. It will most likely be released on apples site on cupertino time

2. Apple won't put it on their home page right away, they have to test/debug the new modifications to their site.

3. The store will be "unavailable" for an hour or so while they implement the new additions (this is from a previous experience)

p.s. i'm pretty sure TS's image of the "website malfunction" (http://www.thinksecret.com/archives/appleipodglitch.gif) is a hoax.

peanut48
May 9, 2006, 01:02 AM
p.s. i'm pretty sure TS's image of the "website malfunction" (http://www.thinksecret.com/archives/appleipodglitch.gif) is a hoax.

well it wasn't a hoax coz i saw it on the apple website along wit a huge bunch of others....

WildCowboy
May 9, 2006, 01:03 AM
1. Usually around 6 AM Cupertino time.

2. Yes, they will. Everything is tested beforehand.

3. Yes.

p.s. Lots of people saw the glitch on Apple's site...it's not a hoax. Whether it actually reflects the new MacBook can be debated, but it did occur.

netdog
May 9, 2006, 01:04 AM
I have a super reliable source that has told me what will be release at the E3 show...the dudes at think secret are my source.. HERE IT IS!!
http://cache.kotaku.com/gaming/appleconsole.jpg

Obviously a fake as Steve has made it abundantly clear that it would be labeled MacBox :p :eek: :D ;) :cool:

Tempus
May 9, 2006, 01:09 AM
Originally Posted by WildCowboy
p.s. Lots of people saw the glitch on Apple's site...it's not a hoax. Whether it actually reflects the new MacBook can be debated, but it did occur.

my mistake. i entered the scene after that glitched had been apparently fixed. unless you can still view it?

WildCowboy
May 9, 2006, 01:12 AM
my mistake. i entered the scene after that glitched had been apparently fixed. unless you can still view it?

No...it showed up on Thursday night, and was still available at times on Friday. Not since then though...

netdog
May 9, 2006, 01:13 AM
We are so busy here debating rumours from various sources that we all seem to be missing the obvious:

It is somewhat pathetic that Apple has not yet managed to get a consumer-priced Core Duo portable to market.

Think slowly.

Build slower.

Price exhorbitantly.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4f/Applecorps.jpg

alexf
May 9, 2006, 01:18 AM
Wow... I can feel the tension seeping through my computer screen.

Hey - RELAX everyone... Get a little sleep, and this will all be resolved tomorrow. :cool:

But for what it's worth, I put in my vote for the MacBooks being released on the 19th; it just makes much more sense than tomorrow.

Tempus
May 9, 2006, 01:19 AM
It is somewhat pathetic that Apple has not yet managed to get a consumer-priced Core Duo portable to market.


alright, you re-invent a corporation to a multi-million dollar corporation to the point of being one of the producer of the most efficent/powerful personal computing machine. i know we are all frustrated, but give apple a chance. i mean come on, its an intel in an apple in the first place. I'm willing to give apple some time. We all know there is a reason for the time they are taking. :)

Lollypop
May 9, 2006, 01:25 AM
All the newbies freaking out is so funny :D reminds me of myself a few years back, now if I want it and can afford it ill get it, it will run the mac os and work with everything the last version and very likely the next version works with...

But i do agree apple needs to get a consumer laptop out, there is a lot of good will towards apple and they need to capatilise on it.

Tempus
May 9, 2006, 01:26 AM
But for what it's worth, I put in my vote for the MacBooks being released on the 19th; it just makes much more sense than tomorrow.

i agree. there is nothing more i would love for the new macbooks to come out tomorrow. i'd have one by friday. but for all intents and purposes, i'm just excited about the freaking thing coming out, and me getting to stick it to my windows machine. if jobs was here right now, i'd give him a hug and tell him to take his sweet-ass time :p

netdog
May 9, 2006, 01:27 AM
alright, you re-invent a corporation to a multi-million dollar corporation to the point of being one of the producer of the most efficent/powerful personal computing machine. i know we are all frustrated, but give apple a chance. i mean come on, its an intel in an apple in the first place. I'm willing to give apple some time. We all know there is a reason for the time they are taking. :)

Actually, it's an Asus in a polycarbonate Apple shell. Asus have had the computer on the market for some time. Dell also has also had cheap Core Duos out for some time. What Apple is doing here isn't rocket science. It is taking an Intel motherboard from Asus, having an iSight attached to it, doping OS X onto it, and shipping it. Still, they are not able to do so in time for institutional school purchases while the competition has done so with attractively priced packages.

Now that Apple has let Intel into their midst, they have to understand that revisions are no longer at the whim of their engineers. When new chips come out, conusumers demand that these be adopted accross the line within a few months. That's the reality of the industry that they are in now that Apples are Intel boxes.

TallShaffer
May 9, 2006, 01:28 AM
But we all enjoy whining like 5 year olds saying it's not fair!

Once we're told something may happen, we do what we do best; complain. The day it comes out people will wonder why apple didn't wait and just throw merom into it, waiting a few months is no big deal... :o


No fair!

macgeek2005
May 9, 2006, 01:29 AM
Tommorow morning I expect to get up and see the MacBook on the home page of apple.com.

Since I get up usually after 10:00 am Cupertino time, it should be there by then.

CHROMEDOME
May 9, 2006, 01:30 AM
Tommorow morning I expect to get up and see the MacBook on the home page of apple.com.

Since I get up usually after 10:00 am Cupertino time, it should be there by then.

As do I, I'm going to sleep and when I wake up I want to see the new Macbook.

Tempus
May 9, 2006, 01:33 AM
Actually, it's an Asus........that's the reality of the industry that they are in now that Apples are Intel boxes.


Good point/observation. i'm a newbie to the mac arena, and above all i'm not a techie. i'm an IST student at PSU, but i'm not fluent in this area. thanks for the info. all that being said, do you think that this circumstance will cause apple computers to become less exquisite? These are fine-tuned machines, and alot of love and compassion has gone into building them. Is it possible that the hectic, constant updating of intel's style be the destruction of apples pristine essence?

netdog
May 9, 2006, 01:57 AM
Good point/observation. i'm a newbie to the mac arena, and above all i'm not a techie. i'm an IST student at PSU, but i'm not fluent in this area. thanks for the info. all that being said, do you think that this circumstance will cause apple computers to become less exquisite? These are fine-tuned machines, and alot of love and compassion has gone into building them. Is it possible that the hectic, constant updating of intel's style be the destruction of apples pristine essence?

I think that if Apple does not embrace the 64bit chips from top to bottom as most Intel Inside vendors will do come July and August, their MacBooks will suddenly become a much harder sell, and they will start to be seen as a company that produces somewhat outdated hardware at premium prices. We will see what they do. They are already well behind the ball in getting a consumer-priced Core Duo portable to market, something that is not a good omen. At Apple's prices, consumers will expect top features and styling given their top pricing structure. Using Intels will make it harder to camouflage any unwillingness or inability to do so.

iPie
May 9, 2006, 02:09 AM
This Apple Insider prediction isn't too hard to beat :

"...sources say the Mac maker is unlikely to unveil the computers until the following week at the earliest."

Anytime after next Monday and we're right! WE TOLD YOU SO!:eek:

This is my prediction.;) :cool:

"Inside sources have recently informed us that the Macbook is not currently for sale at the Apple Store. They have said that availability was imminent. The same source also disclosed that there would be a limited availability of colors and that the exact release date was now only dependent on supply chain factors.":eek: :eek:

You can write anything and be aproximately right.....

In any case, it's not for sale yet and in Europe who the hell is going to buy the alternative: a MBP 17 at more than 4.000$ (even 15s are 500-1000$ more expensive);price includes Apple Care, of course, with all the hardware problems (some say these are to be expected in REV A, but at that price it's questionable), it's a given, in fact Apple should just include it in the price!

Sorry for the off topic rant. :o

lord patton
May 9, 2006, 02:29 AM
This is the misinformation that never ends...yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started spreading it not knowing what it was. And now will go on spreading it forever, just because...

This is the misinformation that never ends...yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started spreading it not knowing what it was. And now will go on spreading it forever, just because...

jimN
May 9, 2006, 02:41 AM
I think that if Apple does not embrace the 64bit chips from top to bottom as most Intel Inside vendors will do come July and August.

No they won't. Most vendors will continue to have low end lines which utilise 32bit chips. There is no rush to get everyone onto 64bit as the vast majority of existing users don't have compatible chipsets and as a consequence legacy support will have to exist in software for a great number of years to come. There has been no delay in macbook shipping other than that created by the rumour sites - if apple announce it tomorrow and then it fails to ship for a month then I'll accept that there is a hold-up. However, rumour has it they are going for a whole new design and, unlike most PC manufacturers, they won't be content to just drop it all into some ugly box. So let's give them the benefit of teh doubt (or at least wait until after the machines are released before we start slagging them off).

Harrobbed
May 9, 2006, 02:42 AM
LOLz


All these rumours make totally sense to me.. rumour Sites get money from ads and hits dont they ?

So this is totally profitable for them.

And I spoke to an Apple yesterday, he told me there are new apples coming, but only in September.

Lollypop
May 9, 2006, 02:55 AM
Actually, it's an Asus in a polycarbonate Apple shell. Asus have had the computer on the market for some time. Dell also has also had cheap Core Duos out for some time. What Apple is doing here isn't rocket science. It is taking an Intel motherboard from Asus, having an iSight attached to it, doping OS X onto it, and shipping it. Still, they are not able to do so in time for institutional school purchases while the competition has done so with attractively priced packages.

Now that Apple has let Intel into their midst, they have to understand that revisions are no longer at the whim of their engineers. When new chips come out, conusumers demand that these be adopted accross the line within a few months. That's the reality of the industry that they are in now that Apples are Intel boxes.

Thats not completely acurate, its not just another asus motherboard, a dell laptops moterhboard and a acer laptop motherboard is not the same even if they have exact matching specs, most laptop motherboard designs are unique to that model/series. So adding a isight isnt just adding it, there are design considerations and the motherboard might have to be revised. It shouldnt take as long as it did in the PPC era but its still not easy.

technicolor
May 9, 2006, 03:15 AM
it's just really funny how people are always calamoring about the new ibooks and powerbooks next tuesday and stuff, and in a way, i kind of regret ever coming to webstes like macrumors etc because not only are many of the rumors and insider news complete *****, but there's always people on the forums who talk like they know everything about that comes to macs.

i would probably advise someone lookin to buy a mac to ask a few good friends but never step foot onto a website like this one unless they want to make their purchasing decision full of headaches and woes.
ITA! Some how I get a little joy everytime ppl get worked up and nothing drops. :D

Would I like to seee the macbooks drop, sure? Buts it more funny watching ppl pull out their credit card and then nothing shows up. :D

MacQuest
May 9, 2006, 03:19 AM
And I spoke to an Apple yesterday, he told me there are new apples coming, but only in September.

:rolleyes: Boy, you are a noob! ;)

I don't know what "Apple" you spoke to yesterday, but Apple employees don't know SQUAT about any Apple product releases in advance. That includes management.

We'll see something as early as today or within a week. Whether it's new product[s], or an invitation to a media event next week, but certainly before the end of the month.

You can take that to the bank and cash it!:cool:

Harrobbed
May 9, 2006, 03:36 AM
:cool:

Boy, you are a noob! ;)

I don't know what "Apple" you spoke to yesterday, but Apple employees don't know SQUAT about any Apple product releases in advance. That includes management.

We'll see something as early as today or within a week. Whether it's new product[s], or an invitation to a media event next week or within 2 weeks, but certainly before the end of the month.

You can take that to the bank and cash it!




Havent you ever seen an apple? apples mature in september, they grow on trees.

I've never said I talked to any apple employee, I was making a (somewhat stupid, I admit) joke.

You should get out more, enjoy the nature, including trees, especially apple trees. ;)

aswitcher
May 9, 2006, 03:37 AM
Tommorow morning I expect to get up and see the MacBook on the home page of apple.com.

Since I get up usually after 10:00 am Cupertino time, it should be there by then.

Its going to save a lot of angst if it is...

sunfast
May 9, 2006, 03:51 AM
They'll come eventually....

I just hope that after all of this build up (which, to be fair, is not Apple's fault) they are something special, or at least half decent.

MacQuest
May 9, 2006, 03:56 AM
I've never said I talked to any apple employee, I was making a (somewhat stupid, I admit) joke.

Well, at least you admit it. :)

Your post just sounded like another one of those "I know someone at Apple", which doesn't mean anything, because they really don't know anything.

Seriously, once and for all:
RETAIL APPLE EMPLOYEES DON'T KNOW ANYTHING IN ADVANCE.

MacSA
May 9, 2006, 04:03 AM
No!!! Not another one! Read the forums here! Apple has been using this seminar description since at least August of last year!

Yeh, like you read through 600 threads before posting anything. :rolleyes:

netdog
May 9, 2006, 04:05 AM
Is this the new MacBook?

http://wiredblogs.tripod.com/cultofmac/macbook-display-ad.jpg

sunfast
May 9, 2006, 04:12 AM
Is this the new MacBook?

http://wiredblogs.tripod.com/cultofmac/macbook-display-ad.jpg

Gosh - I wish! Where did you find that? Or did you make it? :rolleyes:

I guess it would be MacBook with a capital B though wouldn't it if it was real?

Chundles
May 9, 2006, 04:16 AM
I've seen that white one before - it's a fairly old mock-up, I'm guessing the black on is just a PS'd version of the white one with a Front Row desktop inserted.

They do look good though.

And the beat goes on....

netdog
May 9, 2006, 04:17 AM
I guess it would be MacBook with a capital B though wouldn't it if it was real?

That was my first thought. Still, I wouldn't be surprised if this picture is VERY close to what we will see released. If so, I am not sure what all the talk about Apple's most massive redesign in years as it looks like a plastic MBP, which is pretty much what we may get in the end.

I am curious about the black hole/fixture visible on the front of the base on the white MacBook. Perhaps the artist knows something that the rest of us don't. It must have been inserted for a reason, and one that may or may not reflect a feature that is forthcoming. I just can't figure out what that might be.

macapplecs
May 9, 2006, 04:18 AM
oh my go!!! where did you get that picture? I wish it would be like that! that's Beauticious!!!!;)

mdsll
May 9, 2006, 04:19 AM
I am curious about the black hole/fixture visible on the front of the base on the white MacBook. Perhaps the artist knows something that the rest of us don't. It must have been inserted for a reason, and one that may or may not reflect a feature that is forthcoming. I just can't figure out what that might be.

It's the IR for the remote control.

netdog
May 9, 2006, 04:19 AM
I've seen that white one before - it's a fairly old mock-up,

I posted a somewhat similar white mockup here before, but it was definitely NOT this one. There are differences.

erickg
May 9, 2006, 04:20 AM
It's a mockup by Jacob Pellegren. Link:

http://jacobpellegren.com/2006/05/07/macbook-mockup

The black one looks very nice indeed.

sunfast
May 9, 2006, 04:26 AM
It's a mockup by Jacob Pellegren. Link:

http://jacobpellegren.com/2006/05/07/macbook-mockup

The black one looks very nice indeed.

It wouldn't be a bad advert at all. I'd have the black one on the white background and vice versa though.

erickg
May 9, 2006, 04:31 AM
I also like the way it looks without the latch thingy on the current iBooks (i.e. using a magnetic closing mechanism), much cleaner look overall. That, in combination with the perfect proportions, make it visually one of the most perfect laptops not yet on the market (or even revealed) imo. :)

Machead III
May 9, 2006, 05:05 AM
At what time should we call it a day and accept that the rumors were once again bullcrap?