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arn
Jul 31, 2002, 02:39 PM
According to a reseller, the channel is from Ingram Micro is empty of PowerMacs, and on backorder.

Update: Apparently, Ingram Micro does have stock at this time.

An upgrade to the PowerMac line has been expected for the past few weeks, with initial expectations falling on MWNY, and most recent rumors suggesting dates of Aug 5th (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020724130133.shtml) and Aug 13th (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020712144032.shtml).

billiam0878
Jul 31, 2002, 02:42 PM
Lets hope for dual 1.4's (with DDR of course) on the fifth :)

Bill

JtheLemur
Jul 31, 2002, 02:53 PM
Come onnnnnnnn August 5th.... come onnnnn... daddy needs a new tower.... come onnnnn.... daddy needs a new ENCLOSURE..... *roll* . . . . . . . .

Wes
Jul 31, 2002, 03:04 PM
Yes! It is almsot upon us! Well I can't wait, it always seems I go away when new macs are being released.

rugby
Jul 31, 2002, 03:09 PM
I hope it's on the first, as it would make a nice birthday present for me.:)

djniche
Jul 31, 2002, 03:13 PM
TOMORROW!! please.. I need to decide if it's a powerbook, imac or tower for me.....

and the dual 1.4ghz seem very resonable. I wouldn't expect any higher clock speeds.

BernieC
Jul 31, 2002, 03:16 PM
I've noticed that Apple seems to do major product updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which makes 1 August sound good, or 6 August.

I can't remember any that ever came out on a Wednesday (other than Macworld Keynotes). And, major OS updates (not sub-releases) have seemed to been Saturday affairs for the past two years.

I hope it's tomorrow or Tuesday the 6th.

phillymjs
Jul 31, 2002, 03:18 PM
As of this writing, Ingram lists 900+ G4/800MHz's in stock, and 300+ Dual G4/1GHz's. Zero G4/933MHz machines.

Personally, the sooner Apple announces the new towers, the better. I can't wait to order my first brand-new desktop in 6 years!

xelterran
Jul 31, 2002, 03:19 PM
wooties =)

Falleron
Jul 31, 2002, 03:26 PM
Dont get too excited, I bet its just another 133Mhz increase with some sort of DDRAM. Even that would not be bad.

xelterran
Jul 31, 2002, 03:29 PM
if it includes DDR i would be fairly happy but a duel 1.4ghz or even 1.5 with DDR would be really nice!

sjs
Jul 31, 2002, 03:33 PM
P4 will be at 3 ghz in less than three months. Its had DDR for ages.
So a 1.2 ghz PM will be ok? For us maybe, but for pros or for switchers. NO WAY.

Falleron
Jul 31, 2002, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by sjs
P4 will be at 3 ghz in less than three months. Its had DDR for ages.
So a 1.2 ghz PM will be ok? For us maybe, but for pros or for switchers. NO WAY.
I know we need more, but look at the history, its always been these small increases!!!

firestormt
Jul 31, 2002, 03:38 PM
I've heard through some sources (hopfully reliable) that a power book upgrade was due very very soon. the source said about 2 weeks...and that was about 2 weeks ago. maybe there will be more than one product announcement whenever it comes. i'm in the market for a new powerbook and dying to see what happens. just thought i'd share what i heard.:)

CyberDave
Jul 31, 2002, 04:04 PM
I've noticed that the Apple store is now quoting seven day ship dates for all stock G4 desktop configurations (except the 733 EDU only model). Powerbooks are still shipping in 1-3 days. Looks like a desktop refresh is imminent, but Apple may be holding off on TiBooks until the laptop Superdrive is closer to being ready.

My 2

CyberDave

Backtothemac
Jul 31, 2002, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by phillymjs
As of this writing, Ingram lists 900+ G4/800MHz's in stock, and 300+ Dual G4/1GHz's. Zero G4/933MHz machines.

Personally, the sooner Apple announces the new towers, the better. I can't wait to order my first brand-new desktop in 6 years!

Dead on. Not may left though when you think about it!:cool:

Joshlew
Jul 31, 2002, 04:31 PM
They're obviously coming out tommorow................;)
(Please...............):(

MacArtist
Jul 31, 2002, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by CyberDave
Looks like a desktop refresh is imminent, but Apple may be holding off on TiBooks until the laptop Superdrive is closer to being ready.

I agree. The Tibooks were updated not to long ago, so even if they have faster processors for them, they might just wait for the superdrive.

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bsharp
Jul 31, 2002, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by W-_-W
Yes! It is almsot upon us! Well I can't wait, it always seems I go away when new macs are being released.

No offense, but go away again. If that's all it takes for new Macs to be released!!!
:p

Wes
Jul 31, 2002, 06:44 PM
You'll be happy Bsharp I'm leaving at midday tomorrow! So that's always a good omen.

markseaton
Aug 1, 2002, 02:59 AM
I just checked the canadian ingram sit and it looks to have only 3 units of the 800mhz and 3 units of the 933mhz everything else in the powermac line is ZERO the is a stock of both there vancouver and toronto warhouse, looks like there could be something happening from apple in the near future

dongmin
Aug 1, 2002, 03:20 AM
I assume the release of the new PowerMacs is contingent on, among other things, the release of Jaguar. Since that supposedly went gold master today, new PowerMacs may indeed be just around the corner. Hopefully the crazy vents and heatsink means the new towers are packing a lot of heat.

ImAlwaysRight
Aug 1, 2002, 07:50 AM
Originally posted by CyberDave
I've noticed that the Apple store is now quoting seven day ship dates for all stock G4 desktop configurations (except the 733 EDU only model). Powerbooks are still shipping in 1-3 days. Looks like a desktop refresh is imminent, but Apple may be holding off on TiBooks until the laptop Superdrive is closer to being ready.

My 2

CyberDave

Your 2 cents aint worth 2 cents! I just checked the Apple Store (7:45 a.m. CT Aug 1) and both the dual 1GHz and 933MHz stock configurations are still showing 1-2 days as the shipping time. That is regular Apple Store.

I just checked education and they are showing 7 days for the same computers. VERY INTERESTING!!!!!!!

EDIT: I just checked the LCD displays for EDU and they are showing 1-2 days shipping time.

I've waited this long. What is 1-2 more weeks?

tjwett
Aug 1, 2002, 11:54 AM
i don't think the update will be very big. 133 bus, thusly providing half-assed DDR usage, and maybe a speed bump. BFD! i don't expect anything worthwhile until '03.

mnkeybsness
Aug 1, 2002, 01:28 PM
the apple store is definately not on low supply...my new powermac comes on tuesday and i just ordered it at the beginning of the week (i'm too cheap to pay for 2 day shipping):D

iwantanewmac
Aug 1, 2002, 03:03 PM
I didn't check anything but I need something FAST really fast......but as always...that isn't going to happen :)
I'll just wait another year he

Aeolius
Aug 1, 2002, 04:18 PM
I dropped by my local CompUSA on my way home from work. In the Apple "corner", they had removed all of the Quicksilvers, except one. The majority of Macs on the shelves were iMacs and eMacs. There were several noticeable gaps, on their stock shelves, where the towers used to be just a few days ago.

While they may simply be rearranging stock, it still made my heart race to think of new G4 towers in those vacant spaces.