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hotwire132002
Jun 7, 2004, 09:38 PM
I was surfing around Apple's web site, trying to find a leaked image of the rumored 2.6Ghz G5s (or any clue of them), when I came across this:

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2002/03/macworldtokyo/images/blackimac.jpg

Interesting...

Laslo Panaflex
Jun 7, 2004, 09:41 PM
Good one :rolleyes:

Dont Hurt Me
Jun 7, 2004, 09:42 PM
Thats a old home done paint job from a year or more ago, i remember the dude was hanging around spymac and showing that if memory serves. Dont get excited over a can of paint and some hard work. Its not the new Imac.

hotwire132002
Jun 7, 2004, 09:43 PM
Good one :rolleyes:

I can't quite tell--does it look to you like it was made that way, or modded? :confused: I thought it was interesting that it was hosted on Apple's site.

Sun Baked
Jun 7, 2004, 09:45 PM
That black paint must add like 200MHz to the clock speed, some chrome tips, a couple stickers and the transformation will be complete. :rolleyes:

King Cobra
Jun 7, 2004, 09:47 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6543

eMac mods...iMac pics are also in the thread

Koodauw
Jun 7, 2004, 11:02 PM
That thing looks UGLY. Why would you do that to a great iMac?

Mr. Monsieur
Jun 7, 2004, 11:28 PM
The photo does look a bit too 'homemade' to be an official Apple release photo...wouldn't you say?

Phatpat
Jun 7, 2004, 11:42 PM
Where was it on Apple's site?

Laslo Panaflex
Jun 7, 2004, 11:45 PM
I can't quite tell--does it look to you like it was made that way, or modded? :confused: I thought it was interesting that it was hosted on Apple's site.

I can't quite tell where exactly this is found on apple's website, please post the link. . .

Flowbee
Jun 7, 2004, 11:53 PM
That black paint must add like 200MHz to the clock speed, some chrome tips, a couple stickers and the transformation will be complete. :rolleyes:

I'd go with some silver lightning-bolt stickers, myself. :cool:

themadchemist
Jun 8, 2004, 12:29 AM
To those of you with confused looks:

I think hotwire is kidding!

Sun Baked
Jun 8, 2004, 01:28 AM
To those of you with confused looks:

I think hotwire is kidding!That could be why it IS on Apple's own servers...

hxxp://www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2002/03/macworldtokyo/images/blackimac.jpg

on this page

Take a Look-Photo Gallery-Friday: Take a Look Around (http://www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2002/03/macworldtokyo/gallery5.html)

But the new G3 Tower is on the same page

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2002/03/macworldtokyo/images/g3inacan.jpg

Imagine the size of the explosion the G5 would make in that gas can. http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11013&stc=1

PickledSquirrel
Jun 8, 2004, 01:51 AM
Wouldn't a black iMac be sweeeeeet??? I'll have mine with red and orange flames on it... :D :D :D wrooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom!!!!!

hotwire132002
Jun 8, 2004, 07:48 AM
[QUOTE=Sun Baked]That could be why it IS on Apple's own servers...

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2002/03/macworldtokyo/images/blackimac.jpg

Take a Look-Photo Gallery-Friday: Take a Look Around (http://www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2002/03/macworldtokyo/gallery5.html)
QUOTE]

That's wherre I found it--I only found the picture, not the page it was on.

SiliconAddict
Jun 8, 2004, 08:27 AM
That black paint must add like 200MHz to the clock speed, some chrome tips, a couple stickers and the transformation will be complete. :rolleyes:


Don't forget speed holes. :cool:

Savage Henry
Jun 8, 2004, 08:35 AM
But the new G3 Tower is on the same page

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2002/03/macworldtokyo/images/g3inacan.jpg

Imagine the size of the explosion the G5 would make in that gas can. http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11013&stc=1

Now THAT was funny.


Black iMac looks like it belongs to some moron who likes watching re-runs of Knight Rider.

Macmaniac
Jun 8, 2004, 07:37 PM
I remember that, that was From MacWorld Tokyo, from about 2 years ago, there were some cool mods there, I liked the Beerserver G3, and the iMac that was made out of sugar:)

tekno_geek911
Jun 8, 2004, 09:12 PM
More pics...

http://homepage.mac.com/kindo3/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/BlackiMacPhoto/DSCF0075%20%3A82%3ACC%3A83R%3A83s%3A81%5B.JPG

http://homepage.mac.com/kindo3/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/BlackiMacPhoto/DSCF0091%20%3A82%3ACC%3A83R%3A83s%3A81%5B.JPG
http://homepage.mac.com/kindo3/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/BlackiMacPhoto/DSCF0077%20%3A82%3ACC%3A83R%3A83s%3A81%5B.JPG

~Shard~
Jun 8, 2004, 10:09 PM
Yah, I've seent his one before - pretty amusing. I like how people thnk that because it's black, it must be the new iMac - yep, no redesign whatsoever, just a paint job - that must double the bus speed right there... ;)

Personally, I don't know why someone would do that to an iMac, but whatever....

~Shard~
Jun 8, 2004, 10:10 PM
Black iMac looks like it belongs to some moron who likes watching re-runs of Knight Rider.

Hey, are you dissing Knight Rider - I LOVE that show... ;) :cool:

Powerbook G5
Jun 8, 2004, 10:30 PM
All it needs now is a Type-R decal and a ridiculous fan vent thing that makes it sound like a can of angry bees when the fan spins up so you can hear it from a mile away. Perhaps the CD-ROM tray can pop out and act like a spoiler, too, because as you know, with those mods that thing will need all the downforce it can get.

~Shard~
Jun 8, 2004, 11:07 PM
All it needs now is a Type-R decal and a ridiculous fan vent thing that makes it sound like a can of angry bees when the fan spins up so you can hear it from a mile away. Perhaps the CD-ROM tray can pop out and act like a spoiler, too, because as you know, with those mods that thing will need all the downforce it can get.

Heh heh - nice one. Don't get me started though on all those idiots out there who actually do all those stupid modifications to their crappy cars. God, I could rant on for hours about their idiocy - tip resonators, spoilers for FRONT WHEEL DRIVE cars, wings, crappy paint jobs, Type-R badges on non-Type-R cars, stupid lettering/decals, ugly tail light replacements - what are those idiots thinking? Man, I just better stop.... ;) :cool:

Powerbook G5
Jun 8, 2004, 11:17 PM
Heh heh - nice one. Don't get me started though on all those idiots out there who actually do all those stupid modifications to their crappy cars. God, I could rant on for hours about their idiocy - tip resonators, spoilers for FRONT WHEEL DRIVE cars, wings, crappy paint jobs, Type-R badges on non-Type-R cars, stupid lettering/decals, ugly tail light replacements - what are those idiots thinking? Man, I just better stop.... ;) :cool:

Hell, why not just strip the iMac and replace it all with carbon fiber with lots of scoops.

Krizoitz
Jun 8, 2004, 11:23 PM
Weird I don't remember a USB version of the Apple Pro Speakers...

jackieonasses
Jun 8, 2004, 11:26 PM
Weird I don't remember a USB version of the Apple Pro Speakers...
yup the cube!!!!

~Shard~
Jun 8, 2004, 11:52 PM
Hell, why not just strip the iMac and replace it all with carbon fiber with lots of scoops.

And some racing stripes to lower wind resistance - or perhaps instead, circuit resistance? Nah, that would be a bad idea...

Hmm, and how about a NOS kit to provide momentary speed boosts up to 2.0 GHz? ;) :cool:

Savage Henry
Jun 9, 2004, 02:52 AM
Hey, are you dissing Knight Rider - I LOVE that show... ;) :cool:

Man are you kidding ... it was a series about a talking car ... it was Mister Ed for the 80's :confused: :D

What I dislike about black iMac is that my IBM day-job kit is black, and I don't ever want to see an iMac resemble this POS.
:mad:

rt_brained
Jun 9, 2004, 03:20 AM
Yep, it's paint alright.

~Shard~
Jun 9, 2004, 08:50 AM
Man are you kidding ... it was a series about a talking car ... it was Mister Ed for the 80's :confused: :D

Did you not see my little ;) in my post? I was just joking around, I wasn't a huge fan of it myself. Of course, now that I'm thinking about it again, and that catchy theme music, and the "turbo boost" which made the car jump... come on, that's pretty classic!

I supppose you didn't like The A-Team, either? ;) :D

jknight8907
Jun 14, 2004, 10:06 PM
Definitely spraypaind-- Look at the base, it's not 'Apple-shiny'.

QCassidy352
Jun 14, 2004, 10:25 PM
don't know why you are all so critical... :confused: I think it looks good!

~Shard~
Jun 14, 2004, 11:08 PM
Black or white, this design of the iMac will pale in comparison to the new G5 iMac design when it's released. :cool: I am cautiously optimistic for WWDC, but I won't be surprised if nothing is mentioned - it will be coming soon though!

7on
Jun 15, 2004, 01:59 PM
should have used Krylon

musicpyrite
Jun 15, 2004, 03:14 PM
Even though I'm not a big it, you couldn't really call that 'cool' or a 'mod' untill you paint the fan blades on the inside. :cool:

theimacguy
Jun 15, 2004, 03:46 PM
Am I crazy or is that iMac running OS 9? :confused: :eek:

musicpyrite
Jun 15, 2004, 04:55 PM
Am I crazy or is that iMac running OS 9? :confused: :eek:

nahhh, your not crazy, its running os 9

earlier imacs could run os 9

g4cubed
Jun 15, 2004, 10:31 PM
And some racing stripes to lower wind resistance - or perhaps instead, circuit resistance? Nah, that would be a bad idea...

Hmm, and how about a NOS kit to provide momentary speed boosts up to 2.0 GHz? ;) :cool:

Isn't this the model where the G5 water cooler came from. :D

g4cubed
Jun 15, 2004, 10:36 PM
Yep, it's paint alright.
A black shapie will fix that.

~Shard~
Jun 15, 2004, 10:42 PM
Isn't this the model where the G5 water cooler came from. :D

Geez, I think you're right... ;)

PowerMacMan
Jun 15, 2004, 11:30 PM
Although the black is cool, I would much rather stick with a 'normal' colored iMac :cool:

~Shard~
Jun 16, 2004, 12:04 AM
Although the black is cool, I would much rather stick with a 'normal' colored iMac :cool:

I agree. Normally I'm one who prefers colors, and not "plain old" black, white or grey, but there's just something about Apple's design and style that makes me love my pure white iMac and iPod! :cool: