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arn
Aug 3, 2002, 08:46 PM
PowerPage posted (http://www.powerpage.org/story.lasso?newsID=9691) and unconfirmed rumor about a an Apple branded PDA wit h5" color screen, "pocket" OS X" and voice recognition.

Rumors of an Apple branded PDA arrise regularly (June, 02 (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/06/20020623085803.shtml), May, 02 (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/05/20020524221614.shtml), Jan, 02 (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/01/20020131203627.shtml), Oct, 01 (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2001/10/20011022205848.shtml))... but have yet to find any truth to them.

The most concrete evidence available are from Steve Jobs against the possbility of an Apple PDA. July 2001 Interview (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2001/07/20010719134557.shtml) as well as recent comments (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020720142136.shtml) at a Financial Analyst Meeting in which Jobs downplays the significant of the PDA in the future.

sparkleytone
Aug 3, 2002, 08:51 PM
I beat you to it :P (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8765)

chewbaccapits
Aug 3, 2002, 09:26 PM
His CEO buddy gave him this little nugget?? Whatever! Sound kinda microsofishy...Although, I would love one...

ShaolinMiddleFinger
Aug 3, 2002, 09:49 PM
might i add that that story is contributed by an anonymous person...it says so before the story...I wouldn't get your hopes up on this.... If we get an Apple PDA in two months...I'll eat my shoe!

arn
Aug 3, 2002, 09:52 PM
yeah... it's something most sites wouldn't have ever published... but it's out there, and people are going to talk about it...

arn

stevesien
Aug 3, 2002, 09:57 PM
Hi,
I got a hot tip from a friend of mine. His sister was at MWNY. She knows a janitor at the JAvits Center where MWNY was held.
This janitor was cleaning a Men's bathroom area one day , during the Expo, he found a curious piece of paper in the waste basket, he thought the drawing on it was unusual,.
The janitior had the piece of paper in his pocket, and that afternoon went for a break in a neraby cafeteria where he ran into my friend'S sister. The janitor asked for her new ph. number , the janitor, looking for a piece of paper to write on, pullled out the piece of paper he had found in the John. The woman, Mary Lou, took the piece of paper to write and noticed a drawing of a rectangular device with a small screen-like area with OSX.p sketched on the screen area and some notes on the side.
She happened to be an avid Mac user who in fact was on
her way to MWNY. So seeing OSX she immediately guessed she might have found something interesting.
Anway,the notes scribbled on th paper read as best I could make out (how I got the note is not important) :

"1) compat. other PD OS.
2) New name for os
3)Phone capable, HS internet.
4)under 400$
5)Dec. ship, w new G5"

Then the most intirguing part , the last note on the bottom.

"To Jg , get report on this, this week. SJ"

Looks like solid proof to me. December ship date for an APPLE PDA.

Louigi

:confused:

Shrek
Aug 3, 2002, 09:58 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

I SURE HOPE IT'S TRUE!!! THIS MEANS MORE COMPATIBILITY WITH MY MAC, RIGHT?!?! I COULD DO MORE WITH THIS THING!!!

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Rocketman
Aug 3, 2002, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by arn
PowerPage posted (http://www.powerpage.org/story.lasso?newsID=9691) and unconfirmed posting in their chat:

"an all-in-one device that looked a lot like the iPod but with a smaller scroll wheel and a bigger screen. the text mentioned mp3 player, phone, custom rings, media player, full quicktime support (including aac), inkwell support, a pc card slot, 20 and 40 GB drives, firewire and usb ports, plus bluetooth and airport built-in. "



Assuming all of this is false rumour, what I find interesting is it is all fully realistic to do by Apple essentially immediately.

Another poster speculated tivo like functionality would be part of the OS soon. OSX.3? Or a near term update to Jagwire?

That $129 is looking better and better every day.

Rocketman

:cool:

ShaolinMiddleFinger
Aug 3, 2002, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by stevesien
Hi,
I got a hot tip from a friend of mine. His sister was at MWNY. She knows a janitor at the JAvits Center where MWNY was held.
This janitor was cleaning a Men's bathroom area one day , during the Expo, he found a curious piece of paper in the waste basket, he thought the drawing on it was unusual,.
The janitior had the piece of paper in his pocket, and that afternoon went for a break in a neraby cafeteria where he ran into my friend'S sister. The janitor asked for her new ph. number , the janitor, looking for a piece of paper to write on, pullled out the piece of paper he had found in the John. The woman, Mary Lou, took the piece of paper to write and noticed a drawing of a rectangular device with a small screen-like area with OSX.p sketched on the screen area and some notes on the side.
She happened to be an avid Mac user who in fact was on
her way to MWNY. So seeing OSX she immediately guessed she might have found something interesting.
Anway,the notes scribbled on th paper read as best I could make out (how I got the note is not important) :

"1) compat. other PD OS.
2) New name for os
3)Phone capable, HS internet.
4)under 400$
5)Dec. ship, w new G5"

Then the most intirguing part , the last note on the bottom.

"To Jg , get report on this, this week. SJ"

Looks like solid proof to me. December ship date for an APPLE PDA.

Louigi

:confused:

uh....yeah....from the bathroom....Bahahaaaaaaa Anyone...and I mean, anyone could put that in the bathroom....damn garbage pickers!

sparkleytone
Aug 3, 2002, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by ShaolinMiddleFinger


uh....yeah....from the bathroom....Bahahaaaaaaa Anyone...and I mean, anyone could put that in the bathroom....damn garbage pickers!

...

some people...nm.

:rolleyes:

JtheLemur
Aug 3, 2002, 11:00 PM
Don't poo-poo this so quickly! Listen to this...

I was in the supermarket today, right? Just shopping for some of the usual items - milk, eggs, fruit, butter... Anyway, I went to the produce section and starting picking out some mangos. Mmmm, mangos. I love them gooood. So I picked out three ripe ones and put them in a bag. I went to go get on line, but since I only had a few items, I went to the express line. I put the mangos on the scale, and the cashier rang up $3.00. I told her that the sign by the mangos said that they were 75 cents each, but she told ME that she rang them up by the pound. So after a long argument I managed to get her to charge me 75 cents for each, and I walked out with my three nice mangos. I went home, sliced them up, and had them with some vanilla ice cream. Yum.

SEE??? UNDENIABLE PROOF that Apple is shipping a PDA-like device in December.

-- J

Shrek
Aug 3, 2002, 11:03 PM
:D This has got to be a joke or something! :D

ShaolinMiddleFinger
Aug 3, 2002, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by JtheLemur
Don't poo-poo this so quickly! Listen to this...

I was in the supermarket today, right? Just shopping for some of the usual items - milk, eggs, fruit, butter... Anyway, I went to the produce section and starting picking out some mangos. Mmmm, mangos. I love them gooood. So I picked out three ripe ones and put them in a bag. I went to go get on line, but since I only had a few items, I went to the express line. I put the mangos on the scale, and the cashier rang up $3.00. I told her that the sign by the mangos said that they were 75 cents each, but she told ME that she rang them up by the pound. So after a long argument I managed to get her to charge me 75 cents for each, and I walked out with my three nice mangos. I went home, sliced them up, and had them with some vanilla ice cream. Yum.

SEE??? UNDENIABLE PROOF that Apple is shipping a PDA-like device in December.

-- J

Hahahaaaa! Your cool!

G4scott
Aug 3, 2002, 11:20 PM
Oh yeah, well, my cat puked on my doormat last night, and when I was cleaning it off, it made a picture of the Virgin Mary, but that's not the point... I tried to wash it off some more, and it made a picture of a device that looked like an iPod, except with a bigger screen, and no scroll wheel. It seemed to be running a version of OS X. Anyways, I really wanted to get my doormat clean, so I tried to wash it off some more, but Steve Jobs came up to my house in a black limo, and confiscated the doormat, so now I have to buy a new doormat...

job
Aug 3, 2002, 11:35 PM
I dunno about all you people, but after eating a combo of nachos w/hot peppers and having 2 large bowls of vanilla ice cream afterwards, I think I dreamed of a small, squarish object that seemed to be running a version of OS X. It had a touchpad and a stylus with a large stickie note attached that said "Release in Decembe..." (The rest of it was smeared.)

But as I reached out to touch it, it suddenly sprouted legs and started to run. As I gave chase, I realised that I was not making any headway.

It seemed that we were on a treadmill running ever faster, but I'm not really sure....

The last thing I can remember is that a smallish, ugly gnome in a black turtleneck and blue jeans with the letters "SJ" emblazoned upon it's chest, quietly, but forcefully requested that I cease my attempt to capture the mythical "iWalk."

Either that or I dreamed about cows, but I can't really remember.

:p

Shrek
Aug 3, 2002, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Either that or I dreamed about cows, but I can't really remember.
:p

I'd say you have a cow against SJ. :D

bousozoku
Aug 3, 2002, 11:55 PM
Maybe it's a portable QuickTime jukebox. Think about it. No video tape, no DVD, just portable video stored.

It's a better guess than a PDA since Steve Jobs is still upset about Newton.

gregorypierce
Aug 3, 2002, 11:58 PM
From a financial perspective this would be very dumb for Apple to launch a PDA on the market. There would be very little to gain from doing this as opposed to releasing a more advanced iPod.

theranch
Aug 4, 2002, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by stevesien
Hi,
I got a hot tip from a friend of mine. His sister was at MWNY. She knows a janitor at the JAvits Center where MWNY was held.
This janitor was cleaning a Men's bathroom area one day , during the Expo, he found a curious piece of paper in the waste basket, he thought the drawing on it was unusual,.
The janitior had the piece of paper in his pocket, and that afternoon went for a break in a neraby cafeteria where he ran into my friend'S sister. The janitor asked for her new ph. number , the janitor, looking for a piece of paper to write on, pullled out the piece of paper he had found in the John. The woman, Mary Lou, took the piece of paper to write and noticed a drawing of a rectangular device with a small screen-like area with OSX.p sketched on the screen area and some notes on the side.
She happened to be an avid Mac user who in fact was on
her way to MWNY. So seeing OSX she immediately guessed she might have found something interesting.
Anway,the notes scribbled on th paper read as best I could make out (how I got the note is not important) :

"1) compat. other PD OS.
2) New name for os
3)Phone capable, HS internet.
4)under 400$
5)Dec. ship, w new G5"

Then the most intirguing part , the last note on the bottom.

"To Jg , get report on this, this week. SJ"

Looks like solid proof to me. December ship date for an APPLE PDA.

Louigi

:confused:

YEAH...RIGHT. Nice story though but highly unlikely for a janitor to pull that out off the trash.

spoon
Aug 4, 2002, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by hitman


Either that or I dreamed about cows, but I can't really remember.



this has been one the best threads i've read to date, it's just so refreshing to see that mac users are generally more creative than the rest of the crowd..

heh.. nice

job
Aug 4, 2002, 02:44 AM
**Me saves pic for further refrence.**

Although you have to admit, this thread was DOA. Who really expects to see an Apple PDA? I thought so.. :)

job
Aug 4, 2002, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by spoon


this has been one the best threads i've read to date, it's just so refreshing to see that mac users are generally more creative than the rest of the crowd..

heh.. nice

yeah its all good fun. :)

AmbitiousLemon
Aug 4, 2002, 03:13 AM
this is absolute drizzle. just read the specs

* An Apple PDA is coming in about two months
* 5" color screen
* Regular size hard drive, about 10gb
* Built in FireWire
* Running special pocket OS X, still UNIX based

regular size hard drive? uh huh...

and like they have to mention that osx is "still unix based"

whoever wrote this knows next to nothing about computers. a standard 3.5" hard drive in a pda?!?!? and o pocket osx is still unix based. whoever wrote this is the worst kind of liar (a stupid one).

i love pda rumors. i mean its clear people need/want something, but as long as you are going to make stuff up, please at least make it up well enough so we can drool over the possibility. this is just so bad its embarrassing.

chuckzee
Aug 4, 2002, 03:34 AM
Originally posted by stevesien
Hi,
I got a hot tip from a friend of mine. His sister was at MWNY. She knows a janitor at the JAvits Center where MWNY was held.
This janitor was cleaning a Men's bathroom area one day , during the Expo, he found a curious piece of paper in the waste basket, he thought the drawing on it was unusual,.
The janitior had the piece of paper in his pocket, and that afternoon went for a.........
Louigi

:confused:


Oh yeah? after MWNY, I wrote the words "APPLE PDA"; with my shait and my sperm in all the bathrooms at Kennedy Airport.---

rainman::|:|
Aug 4, 2002, 04:39 AM
Originally posted by Shrek
I SURE HOPE IT'S TRUE!!! THIS MEANS MORE COMPATIBILITY WITH MY MAC, RIGHT?!?! I COULD DO MORE WITH THIS THING!!!

charming :) but yes, one would think. Have to admit it would be cool... i'm designing a computer controlled entertainment system and it could be the remote. Ah well, doesn't sound like it's going to happen...

btw, anyone heard of any wireless trackpads? i would kill for one...

:)
pnw

iwantanewmac
Aug 4, 2002, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by stevesien
Hi,
I got a hot tip from a friend of mine. His sister was at MWNY. She knows a janitor at the JAvits Center where MWNY was held.
This janitor was cleaning a Men's bathroom area one day , during the Expo, he found a curious piece of paper in the waste basket, he thought the drawing on it was unusual,.
The janitior had the piece of paper in his pocket, and that afternoon went for a break in a neraby cafeteria where he ran into my friend'S sister. The janitor asked for her new ph. number , the janitor, looking for a piece of paper to write on, pullled out the piece of paper he had found in the John. The woman, Mary Lou, took the piece of paper to write and noticed a drawing of a rectangular device with a small screen-like area with OSX.p sketched on the screen area and some notes on the side.
She happened to be an avid Mac user who in fact was on
her way to MWNY. So seeing OSX she immediately guessed she might have found something interesting.
Anway,the notes scribbled on th paper read as best I could make out (how I got the note is not important) :

"1) compat. other PD OS.
2) New name for os
3)Phone capable, HS internet.
4)under 400$
5)Dec. ship, w new G5"

Then the most intirguing part , the last note on the bottom.

"To Jg , get report on this, this week. SJ"

Looks like solid proof to me. December ship date for an APPLE PDA.

Louigi

:confused:

HAHA that's the most ************ story I have EVER heard! lol :)
thanks you've made my day!

G4scott
Aug 4, 2002, 07:22 AM
Originally posted by hitman
**Me saves pic for further refrence.**

Although you have to admit, this thread was DOA. Who really expects to see an Apple PDA? I thought so.. :)

What would be really weird, is if Apple does release a PDA... I think that it would shut us all up... :eek: :D :cool:

Wry Cooter
Aug 4, 2002, 07:51 AM
Originally posted by Shrek
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

I SURE HOPE IT'S TRUE!!! THIS MEANS MORE COMPATIBILITY WITH MY MAC, RIGHT?!?! I COULD DO MORE WITH THIS THING!!!

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Cracking walnuts open should be much easier with a handheld than a laptop. Personally, I can't wait!

King Cobra
Aug 4, 2002, 08:12 AM
Does anyone have the article copied down? The connection was refused when I went to the site. Could be busy.

stevesien, it seems you have the rumor accuracy of a highly paid weather man. :p

Now, it seems so many people either want a PDA or know that it's not going to happen. Would someone tell me why you would need an Apple PDA over a little Palm OS? The iPod should be as close as you can come to a PDA as possible.

zimv20
Aug 4, 2002, 09:18 AM
This happened on Thursday.

You see, I do gene therapy on cats (I have a basement). My latest work is concentrated on getting them opposable thumbs and a fully formed frontal lobe. Thumbs first.

Tricky, as I call him, is an 8 month old genetically modified cat w/ said opposable thumbs. The other day, he jumped up on my desk and stole the glasses right off my head! "Wafflemaker!" he said to me (Tricky has limited speech capability, but no real grasp on grammar).

I chased him around the house for awhile -- he's pretty fast on two legs -- then back into my office and under the desk. I dove for him, hit my head on the desk, almost passed out -- and then I saw it.

An Apple PDA. On the floor by my desk. I reached out and touched it. It was real. I picked it up. Beautiful. A 3.5" by 5" screen. Handwriting recognition and the best stylus I've ever used.

I turned it on and it had all my contact and calendar info from 1998 on.

And on the front it said: Newton MessagePad 2000.

bobky
Aug 4, 2002, 09:27 AM
Originally posted by zimv20
This happened on Thursday.

You see, I do gene therapy on cats (I have a basement). My latest work is concentrated on getting them opposable thumbs and a fully formed frontal lobe. Thumbs first.

Tricky, as I call him, is an 8 month old genetically modified cat w/ said opposable thumbs. The other day, he jumped up on my desk and stole the glasses right off my head! "Wafflemaker!" he said to me (Tricky has limited speech capability, but no real grasp on grammar).

I chased him around the house for awhile -- he's pretty fast on two legs -- then back into my office and under the desk. I dove for him, hit my head on the desk, almost passed out -- and then I saw it.

An Apple PDA. On the floor by my desk. I reached out and touched it. It was real. I picked it up. Beautiful. A 3.5" by 5" screen. Handwriting recognition and the best stylus I've ever used.

I turned it on and it had all my contact and calendar info from 1998 on.

And on the front it said: Newton MessagePad 2000.



GREAT!!!!!! :D lol

ackpth
Aug 4, 2002, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by theranch


YEAH...RIGHT. Nice story though but highly unlikely for a janitor to pull that out off the trash.

what he didnt tell you is that the paper actually floated out of the trash can into his hand. as if it was being pulled by some unseen force or was ALL A BIG FREAKING JOKE

stevesien
Aug 4, 2002, 09:45 AM
Some of you people sound like you think this is made up!!!!

Its real, I got the paper right here.....
it even has a cell ph number.. hold on let me try it...


Guess who answered.................



Thats right, Bill Gates!
that prooves it an Apple PDA in DEC.

louigi

King Cobra
Aug 4, 2002, 10:06 AM
stevesien, can you post the "paper" as an attachment, so all the words and stuff are legible enough to make out?

If the thing is really big, you can email me. But tell me if you can post a pic before I give you the address. (Some of you probably know...)

G4scott
Aug 4, 2002, 12:04 PM
I wonder if Apple's getting people to circulate PDA rumors just to see what we say... That way, we can immediately dismiss any Apple PDA rumor we see, and then, BAM! Apple releases a PDA... :eek:

Dammit Steve!!! You're messing with my mind :eek: :eek: :cool:

Shrek
Aug 4, 2002, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by King Cobra
The iPod should be as close as you can come to a PDA as possible.

What if Apple released an iPod/PDA all-in-one?! THAT'D BE NICE!!!

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Uragon
Aug 4, 2002, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by stevesien
Hi,
I got a hot tip from a friend of mine. His sister was at MWNY. She knows a janitor at the JAvits Center where MWNY was held.
This janitor was cleaning a Men's bathroom area one day , during the Expo, he found a curious piece of paper in the waste basket, he thought the drawing on it was unusual,.........
:confused:


..... and the janitor failed to mention that there were no toilet papers around.....:)

Shrek
Aug 4, 2002, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by Shrek


What if Apple released an iPod/PDA all-in-one?! THAT'D BE NICE!!!

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Or better yet, how about an MP3 Player/PDA/Cell Phone all-in-one; 1 device that does all 3 in your pocket!!! And it doesn't have to be made by Apple. :cool:

sphereboy
Aug 4, 2002, 01:45 PM
an Apple PDA would be great! .. i can't wait.

BobVB
Aug 4, 2002, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by King Cobra
Would someone tell me why you would need an Apple PDA over a little Palm OS? The iPod should be as close as you can come to a PDA as possible.

Because Palm support for Macs is second rate as well as their product line. With a Mac PDA we could hope for a better product with better integration and support.

iPod input ability is virtually nil. I use my PDA to take notes with, manage to do lists, and both retrieve and store calendar and personal information on the fly. iPod is totally inadequate as a PDA.

nanumac
Aug 4, 2002, 02:19 PM
I think that going in to the pda market directly isnīt what apple is about right now, you see that the ipod clearly is capable of doing pda like tasks like calandar and contacts, and all you newton users out there knows that apple really CAN make such a device. I remember dreaming about the fantastic newton when they still used to sell it, but it was way to expensive for me at that time(student). I think they are going another route this time, spearheading the market with a mp3 device, evolving it to the best pda in the market while everybody is waiting for the praised iwalk.

Go apple, im in.

IndyGopher
Aug 4, 2002, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by AmbitiousLemon
this is absolute drizzle. just read the specs



regular size hard drive? uh huh...

and like they have to mention that osx is "still unix based"

whoever wrote this knows next to nothing about computers. a standard 3.5" hard drive in a pda?!?!? and o pocket osx is still unix based. whoever wrote this is the worst kind of liar (a stupid one).

i love pda rumors. i mean its clear people need/want something, but as long as you are going to make stuff up, please at least make it up well enough so we can drool over the possibility. this is just so bad its embarrassing.
I am pretty sure that the regular sized hard drive he mentioned meant a regular 2.5" Laptop drive, not the 1.8" iPod drive.

And stating that a pocket version of OS X was still Unix based would be a response/reflection of Windows CE being totally different under the hood from other versions of Windows.

That said, I think this PDA rumor is as unlikely as any of the others.

beatle888
Aug 4, 2002, 03:53 PM
no REALLY, it's true. I've SEEN it.
It's 4.5"x3.5" and has a 5" screen.

Shrek
Aug 4, 2002, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by beatle888
no REALLY, it's true. I've SEEN it.
It's 4.5"x3.5" and has a 5" screen.

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

If it is true, then show us the evidence!

I'M SO EXCITED!!! AND I JUST CAN'T HIDE IT!!! I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW, I WANT TO, I WANT TO!!!

:D :D :D :D :D

ShaolinMiddleFinger
Aug 4, 2002, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by G4scott
I wonder if Apple's getting people to circulate PDA rumors just to see what we say... That way, we can immediately dismiss any Apple PDA rumor we see, and then, BAM! Apple releases a PDA... :eek:

Dammit Steve!!! You're messing with my mind :eek: :eek: :cool:

If Apple releases a PDA, Steve Jobs will come over to my house and kiss my ASS!:D :) :D :cool:

ShaolinMiddleFinger
Aug 4, 2002, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by ShaolinMiddleFinger


If Apple releases a PDA, Steve Jobs will come over to my house and kiss my ASS!:D :) :D :cool:

common, Steve, pucker up!

errr...sorry, i meant to edit the one before this...so...sorry:(

Shrek
Aug 4, 2002, 04:25 PM
Gay dude. :p

G4scott
Aug 4, 2002, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by ShaolinMiddleFinger


If Apple releases a PDA, Steve Jobs will come over to my house and kiss my ASS!:D :) :D :cool:

Steve Jobs may not do that, but I'm pretty sure that Steve Balmer is more than willing :p

JtheLemur
Aug 4, 2002, 05:59 PM
What the hell? Who deleted my post??? Was it because it had an image in it? Hey, if you don't want people posting embedded images remove the 'IMG' ability from vBulletin! Or at least erase the post and replace it with a REASON or a NOTIFICATION. Sheesh! Anyway, I reiterate my last post... hopefully if someone wants to delete it they'll at least notify me?!

http://eonblue.com/forums/DownInFlames.jpg

Wheeeeee!

-- J =D

King Cobra
Aug 4, 2002, 06:52 PM
Just so it isn't AS likely to happen again I'm quoting everything you said, Lemur.

>What the hell? Who deleted my post??? Was it because it had an image in it? Hey, if you don't want people posting embedded images remove the 'IMG' ability from vBulletin! Or at least erase the post and replace it with a REASON or a NOTIFICATION. Sheesh! Anyway, I reiterate my last post... hopefully if someone wants to delete it they'll at least notify me?!

IMG: Another Thread Down In Flames

This could have been from a moderator, or maybe you posted somewhere else. If it was a moderator, they do not have to notify you. Posts will be deleted W/O warning.

Was the image offensive? If it was, then that could have been why it was deleted.

BTW, I think this thread has gone down the toilet, rather than in flames, but I'm not going to post a damn pic about that! :p :rolleyes:

medea
Aug 4, 2002, 07:00 PM
Now this is just my opinion, but if anything Apple would be more likely to update or evolve the iPod than to bring out a seperate PDA, after all they did give the iPod such an ambiguous name (they could have called it something like imp3, though that name is lame its just an example) and iPod can already handle the Address Book and soon iCal right? and those types of programs are really the only thing PDA's are good for anyways.
The PDA market is overcrowded as it is, adding more functionality to the iPod just makes sense.
-Richard

nanumac
Aug 4, 2002, 07:14 PM
Thats about what I was thinking on my reply earlier ;)

Shrek
Aug 4, 2002, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by King Cobra
BTW, I think this thread has gone down the toilet, rather than in flames, but I'm not going to post a damn pic about that! :p :rolleyes:

Actually, it'd be pretty funny if you did Cobra, or if somebody else did. I don't have Photoshop to make one myself, so. . . :p

G4scott
Aug 4, 2002, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Total OS X
Now this is just my opinion, but if anything Apple would be more likely to update or evolve the iPod than to bring out a seperate PDA, after all they did give the iPod such an ambiguous name (they could have called it something like imp3, though that name is lame its just an example) and iPod can already handle the Address Book and soon iCal right? and those types of programs are really the only thing PDA's are good for anyways.
The PDA market is overcrowded as it is, adding more functionality to the iPod just makes sense.
-Richard

I don't think that this will happen for 2 reasons.

1. The iPod has lousy input features.

2. Apple doesn't want to integrate too many things into one. They're the ones who said that they don't want your Mac to be your TV too.

neilt
Aug 4, 2002, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by King Cobra
BTW, I think this thread has gone down the toilet, rather than in flames, but I'm not going to post a damn pic about that! :p :rolleyes:

:D

neilt

Shrek
Aug 4, 2002, 07:54 PM
:D :eek: :D :eek: :D

LOL LOL LOL

WAY 2 GO NEILT!!!

:eek: :D :eek: :D :eek:

JtheLemur
Aug 4, 2002, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the info King Cobra... (as you can see from the image it's not offensive! =)

-- J

dongmin
Aug 4, 2002, 09:14 PM
Don't all these PDA threads go down the sh:tter?

sphereboy
Aug 4, 2002, 09:39 PM
someone say PDA?

davidc2182
Aug 4, 2002, 10:47 PM
www.iphone.org

registered by apple, points to apple, could it be??

arn
Aug 4, 2002, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by davidc2182
www.iphone.org

registered by apple, points to apple, could it be??

http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/07/20020726044941.shtml

It's been registered for a while.

Scottgfx
Aug 5, 2002, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by zimv20
This happened on Thursday.

You see, I do gene therapy on cats (I have a basement)...

I turned it on and it had all my contact and calendar info from 1998 on.

And on the front it said: Newton MessagePad 2000.

Hey, your cat came over the other day to borrow a cup of sugar, now I can't find my Newton. What gives? And what the hell is that smell soming from your basement?

eddively
Aug 5, 2002, 12:56 AM
Hey, if any of you guys have a downloaded pic or text of the article, email it to eddively@mac.com
or AIM me at "moofdogcow".

thanks.

fallt
Aug 5, 2002, 09:23 AM
All I can say is ask Steve Jobs' hairdresser's sister. Her boyfriend knows... and he's not saying.

davidc2182
Aug 5, 2002, 01:50 PM
I know its been around for a while but with phone integration happening with PDAs it wouldnt make sense for apple to come out with just a PDA and some of the rumors state it will have a phone mode, and I thought I read somewhere that Jobs or someone stated the next evolution of PDAs will be into phones or something of the sort.

iwantanewmac
Aug 5, 2002, 02:31 PM
Yeah if all those people want a pda whine on and on and on and.......eventually they will be right. (maybe) :)

davidc2182
Aug 5, 2002, 03:11 PM
yeah you tell em, however I would rather have a tablet running OSX :-) it would help us students out there because laptops are so uncomfortable in classes.