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Old Jul 24, 2005, 07:49 AM   #1
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CNN: Apple rolls out new Macs next week.

http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/22/tech..._mac/index.htm

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Apple may be gearing up to unveil a new slate of mini-Macs and may also release updated versions of its popular iBook laptop computers as early as next Tuesday, according to unconfirmed reports on a Web site that tracks Apple.
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Old Jul 24, 2005, 08:59 AM   #2
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talk about cnn reporting sensational news...
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Old Jul 24, 2005, 09:00 AM   #3
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NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Apple may be gearing up to unveil a new slate of mini-Macs and may also release updated versions of its popular iBook laptop computers as early as next Tuesday, according to unconfirmed reports on a Web site that tracks Apple.
Would be nice for many if it were true but for a news service to give the source as "a website that tracks Apple" is like saying "according to Uncle Jeffrey who bakes scones for the local Bowls Team,"
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Old Jul 24, 2005, 10:30 AM   #4
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CNN does this all the time. "According to [one of the first 20 hits that came up in our Google search]..."
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Old Jul 24, 2005, 10:51 AM   #5
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So this is another "next tuesday" rumor. How many of these do we need?
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Old Jul 24, 2005, 11:02 AM   #6
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Since even the rumors crowd think that most of the changes are going to be in the refresh category, isn't it strange that CNN is picking this up? If CNN ran a story like this on Dell or HP, they would need to do one basically on a weekly basis....
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Since even the rumors crowd think that most of the changes are going to be in the refresh category, isn't it strange that CNN is picking this up? If CNN ran a story like this on Dell or HP, they would need to do one basically on a weekly basis....
Maybe it's a slow news day?Maybe they've got an Apple fanboy running the news desk? And if they do change to widescreen iBooks that isn't a refresh.
Slightly off topic wasn't it CNN that picked up the Intel rumour? Or was that CNET? You Yanks and your weird news channels - what's wrong with naming it after a favourite family member?
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Old Jul 24, 2005, 01:19 PM   #8
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Slightly off topic wasn't it CNN that picked up the Intel rumour? Or was that CNET? You Yanks and your weird news channels - what's wrong with naming it after a favourite family member?
Well, if it is widescreen iBooks, that would be exciting. Hopefully one of them will still be substantially under 5lbs, and not much bigger than the current 12" though.

IIRC, C|Net (which is a computer tech news source only; CNN is the big general news agency) and the Wall Street Journal were the big guns that confirmed the Mactel rumor.
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Old Jul 24, 2005, 01:40 PM   #9
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IIRC, C|Net (which is a computer tech news source only; CNN is the big general news agency) and the Wall Street Journal were the big guns that confirmed the Mactel rumor.
I know what CNN is . You just have too many acronyms. Why can't you do like here - Auntie (BBC - all), the one no-one watches (ITV), the one the the right wing hates (Channel 4) and the one no-one can receive (Channel 5)?
But is reporting what a website says, a rumor site at that, worthy of news? However important that might be in our little world?
I used to watch CNN in Saudi Arabia - what a pile of dog mess
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So this is another "next tuesday" rumor. How many of these do we need?
You must be new here...
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I know what CNN is . You just have too many acronyms. Why can't you do like here - Auntie (BBC - all), the one no-one watches (ITV), the one the the right wing hates (Channel 4) and the one no-one can receive (Channel 5)?
But is reporting what a website says, a rumor site at that, worthy of news? However important that might be in our little world?
I used to watch CNN in Saudi Arabia - what a pile of dog mess

Don't go pulling any punches m8.
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Would be nice for many if it were true but for a news service to give the source as "a website that tracks Apple" is like saying "according to Uncle Jeffrey who bakes scones for the local Bowls Team,"
if you click on the link and actually read it, you'll see the very next line is "The Web site Think Secret reported three new Mac mini and two new iBook part numbers have appeared in Apple's retail database, indicating that new models are imminent."
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if you click on the link and actually read it, you'll see the very next line is "The Web site Think Secret reported three new Mac mini and two new iBook part numbers have appeared in Apple's retail database, indicating that new models are imminent."
Yep, that's correct. So in that respect, this isn't anything new, or more proof - it's just one source quoting another source we already knew about.
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I know what CNN is . You just have too many acronyms. Why can't you do like here - Auntie (BBC - all), the one no-one watches (ITV), the one the the right wing hates (Channel 4) and the one no-one can receive (Channel 5)?

heh due, thanks for that..surprisingly, i've never read that before..
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Ahh yes...new iBooks and Minis. Hope for a major upgrade.
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Ahh yes...new iBooks and Minis. Hope for a major upgrade.
Widescreen iBooks here we come...
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Are the iBook updates supposed to be complete redesigns because of the widescreen or are they just putting a widescreen into the current case style and modify accordingly?
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Are the iBook updates supposed to be complete redesigns because of the widescreen or are they just putting a widescreen into the current case style and modify accordingly?
I think that if Apple puts a widescreen into the iBook, that inherently requires a "redesign", if that's the term we're using. I don't know if widescreens would work too well in the existing design, but I could be wrong...
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We will just have to wait and see if this has any substance. Does this mean that CNN could become the new Think Secret, although you had better watch out.
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Widescreen iBooks here we come...
slightly OT, but ~Shard~, i love your new 'tar!
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slightly OT, but ~Shard~, i love your new 'tar!
Thanks asif786! Harvey Birdman was a classic, and he may return at some point, but for now it's my "Pirate Finder".
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I think that CNN just read down MacRumors front page...
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Thanks asif786! Harvey Birdman was a classic, and he may return at some point, but for now it's my "Pirate Finder".
Yeah I saw the 'tar and was like, man who's 'tar is that, then jumped when I saw your name. I mean, wow, you hardly ever change your 'tar.

It's good that they stand out enough for me to notice right away though.
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well it MUST be true if CNN is reporting it!!! lets see, CNN got the info from ThnkSecret, who got the info from Apple Insider who got it from MacRumors who got it from, well we all know where that info comes from! heh. oh well, hopefully since this rumor is making it to such a reputible news source that it might actually happen!
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