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arn
Jul 17, 2002, 10:45 PM
After each Apple event, we at MacRumors like to recap the winners/losers of the rumors circles to find out who had the scoop...

No new PowerMacs... Despite early rumors and expectations of PowerMacs at MacWorld... CNet and ThinkSecret (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020709212103.shtml) accurately predicted that no PowerMacs would be on their way. As far as rumor reliability goes, CNet (http://www.news.com) historically has been very accurate when they do publish rumors. (CNet had also reported (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020704135728.shtml) that Jaguar would be available in August)

ThinkSecret (http://www.thinksecret.com) also accurately predicted (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020712133520.shtml) the 20GB iPod and iTunes update.

PC iPod... The PC iPod rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/04/20020428180318.shtml) originated back in April, and resurfaced (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/06/20020621100335.shtml) in June at MacMinute.

Not Quite Yet or Not Quite Accurate: 1.5Ghz at MW? (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020702103451.shtml), Laptop Revisions? (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020716131641.shtml), MultiButton Mouse? (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020712133732.shtml), New PowerMacs at MWNY (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020708195825.shtml).

Rumors to keep an eye out for:

August 13th? New PowerMacs? (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020712144032.shtml) and nForce 2 and Apple? (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020716224903.shtml)

dongmin
Jul 17, 2002, 11:12 PM
I don't know who their source was for this year's Expo but they were right on across the board. They predicted:

100% no new Powermacs
100% 17" iMac
100% long Jaguar demo
100% official Jaguar release date
100% iTools becoming .Mac
80% iMovie, iTunes, iDVD updates
40% QT6

They also correctly predicted that .Mac would cost $100 and new iPods would be relased.

About the only thing they were off on was that they predicted 60% for iMac speedbumps.

I'm impressed. And am inclined to believe their Aug. 13th date for new PowerMacs and the end of the G3 iMac era.

carlsson
Jul 18, 2002, 03:29 AM
I want to remind everyone about these urls:


If you want to give Apple your opinion about the .Mac concept (eg that the email service should be free):
http://www.apple.com/feedback/mac.html


If you want to sign a petition about the too highly priced mac.com email service:
http://www.petitiononline.com/iTol/petition.html


If you want to sign a petition about the lack of upgrade possibilities for Mac OS X 10.2:
http://www.PetitionOnline.com/Jaguar/petition.html


(note about the petitions; The Jaguar Petition came up approx 12 hours later than the other, thereas the lack of names)

synergy
Jul 18, 2002, 08:48 AM
How much do you want to bet Apple fed Cnet the rumored info themselves.
It basically let the steam out of the hype that all the other rumors sites were working up.

mcrain
Jul 18, 2002, 09:34 AM
It does seem odd that there were few if any real surprises at the keynote. iCal and iSync and the revolution or whatever it's called aren't real attention grabbers regardless of how useful they are.

wchamlet
Jul 18, 2002, 09:47 AM
I bought a DP 1 Ghz G4. Today, actually this morning to be precise. Think about this for a second. Look around the net, and you'll find some great deals on refurbished Macs. My DP cost me $2,300. Not bad if you ask me. When/if Apple releases a G5, then I can retire my recently pruchased DP G4 as a server, which will be almost a good as an Xserve. I see no reason to wait a month, just to see a speed bump in processors to 1.2 Ghz or whatever, when I can be using a DP G4 right now. Besides that, my current computer (B&W 350mhz G3), has lasted me almost 4 years and a DP 1 Ghz G4 is a more than addiquite replacement.

When Maya 4.5 ships, sometime late September, then I will definetely be using my G4 DP Powermac to it's full potential. Then, maybe sometime next year, I can buy an Xserve or two and really be in Highend heaven. :D

beatle888
Jul 18, 2002, 06:15 PM
does anyone know...(I know its early) how
well the PC ipod is doind....hmmm actually
I should probably ask this question a little
later.

solvs
Jul 19, 2002, 02:09 AM
Anyone else notice all the rebates you can get if you buy OS X.2 (Jagwire) with other software and hardware?

http://www.apple.com/promo/coupon/

Check the Savings it's called. Trying to soften the blow I guess.

Of course, yer kinda screwed if you just wanted the OS.