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Old Feb 18, 2009, 06:07 PM   #76
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Lol, convincing fake is convincing, but I don't see why the mini would get FW800 when the Macbooks don't... I commend you for your photoshop skills though, it's really good!
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Old Feb 18, 2009, 06:13 PM   #77
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Intel Core 2 Duo
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Pretty believable specs to me. Are you saying there will only be one Mac mini? That too isn't unbelievable.

Now do you have any scoop on the iMac?
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Old Feb 18, 2009, 06:14 PM   #78
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Lol, convincing fake is convincing, but I don't see why the mini would get FW800 when the Macbooks don't... I commend you for your photoshop skills though, it's really good!
I still see a nice future for the macbook having firewire back in action
They don't want more and more hackintosh taken over
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Old Feb 18, 2009, 06:18 PM   #79
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Now do you have any scoop on the iMac?
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monty you know more than just about the mac mini now... come on
don't be afraid to post more pictures hehe
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Old Feb 18, 2009, 06:19 PM   #80
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Quite convincing. Perhaps a picture not taken by a cell phone would allow for less graininess, but then again, the editing would be harder that way.

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I thought there will be people like you, next time there is no reason to post anything...
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And don't come back saying, "Oh, well, since you guys didn't believe me, I won't post my pictures; how's that?" because there are only two ways that this will end:

1. You don't have anything, can't post anything, and are only covering up your easily-picked out lie.
2. You have actual pictures, choose not to post them here, for whatever reason, and then go post them somewhere else, leading us to find out about them anyway.

It is human nature that if you have something that no one else does, you will want to brag about it. Either that or you don't actually have it. Terrible, but that's how I've seen things.
Did I NOT call that? I mean, seriously.
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Old Feb 18, 2009, 06:22 PM   #81
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I didnt say, there will be only one version of mac mini, just I have seen this one...
Now... THAT. is something I believe.

Apple MINORLY tweaking the current-look model to be this thing that monthy has posted at a lower price point and then a better, actually good model at the current price point.
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Old Feb 18, 2009, 06:24 PM   #82
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I do not need to proof anything to anyone...I posted what I have, if there are any questions about components, feel free to ask, and I will try to find out.
Okay, I know that I posted this thread, and I know that, of all people, I'm a stickler for staying on topic, but...

What do you know about the next Mac Pro?
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Monthy, thanks for the photo! If it's a fake it's a pretty good one. Curious how pre-release photos are nearly always grainy and out of focus. This is why people are skeptical.

I think it would be very nice if Apple follows their MacBook three tiered lineup for the mini: a nice bump for the current mini, still keeping the low-end at $599. Then there's a new mini with even better specs that looks more refined, like the aluminum MacBooks for $699-899.

But I wouldn't expect a bumped low-end mini to have two ports for displays, or even FW800.
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Old Feb 18, 2009, 06:45 PM   #84
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...still keeping the low-end at $599. Then there's a new mini with even better specs that looks more refined, like the aluminum MacBooks for $699-899.
*long, drawn-out* Nooooooooooooooooooo...

DROP the treasonous price of the current model if you're going to keep it around and put the new one at the current price points.
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What do you know about the next Mac Pro?
Beat me to it!

I also recall someone posting specs of the April 2008 iMac a week or two before its release. That person was right. Maybe it will be the same with monty?
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*long, drawn-out* Nooooooooooooooooooo...

DROP the treasonous price of the current model if you're going to keep it around and put the new one at the current price points.
But you forget, "Apple doesn't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk."

I just can't see Apple giving the mini a significant upgrade, new enclosure, DDR3 and all for $599. It won't happen, IMO.
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But you forget, "Apple doesn't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk."

I just can't see Apple giving the mini a significant upgrade, new enclosure, DDR3 and all for $599. It won't happen, IMO.
It has been 561 days. Either all this will happen, or no one will buy it.
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I just can't see Apple giving the mini a significant upgrade, new enclosure, DDR3 and all for $599. It won't happen, IMO.
Anybody think we will see that for $699 and a lower-end model like the whiteBook for $499?

Also, the CPU monthy gives is the 2.0 GHz 25 W 3 MB L2 1067FSB model instead of the (probably cheaper) 2.0 GHz 35 W 2 MB L2 800FSB model. Maybe we'll see the latter in the $499?
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For some fun with numbers, let's look at the $1300 MacBook in terms of retail value of the components. I'm only hypothesizing with these generous numbers:

Give up the battery and save yourself $125.
Give up the display and save yourself $150.
Give up the keyboard and save yourself $75.
Give up the trackpad and save yourself $50.
Give up the unibody frame and save yourself $200.

Subtract all that and you basically have a new Mac mini at $700. I don't think Apple would sell it for $600.
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Fake! Very good fake! I hope I'm wrong.

I would be impressed if they offered an un-redesigned model with some sweet upgrades (in sync with a new white MB). I would be disappointed if they didn't also offer a newly redesigned unibody look as an upper end model.

I also don't understand two different display ports.
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Fake! Very good fake! I hope I'm wrong.

I would be impressed if they offered an un-redesigned model with some sweet upgrades (in sync with a new white MB). I would be disappointed if they didn't also offer a newly redesigned unibody look as an upper end model.

I also don't understand two different display ports.
Same, seems pointless having the outdated tech on there...
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now why would apple include FIVE USB ports?!?!?!

that to me makes it fake, because apple is apple.

if you had the real thing you clearly would have uploaded other pictures.
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now why would apple include FIVE USB ports?!?!?!

that to me makes it fake, because apple is apple.

if you had the real thing you clearly would have uploaded other pictures.
Well, it's a desktop machine, and it currently has 4 USB ports. I don't see why just adding a single additional seems unbelievable.
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Well, it's a desktop machine, and it currently has 4 USB ports. I don't see why just adding a single additional seems unbelievable.
Because the iMac only has three.
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Well, it's a desktop machine, and it currently has 4 USB ports. I don't see why just adding a single additional seems unbelievable.
because it is the mac mini, not mac maximum peripheral device.

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Because the iMac only has three.
as do the laptops, or r they 2??
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as do the laptops, or r they 2??
Two except for the 17", which has three.
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Two except for the 17", which has three.
aahh ta. as if the new MM would have more then 3..(thats if they change the case.)
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Do you have any information about the case having black plastic? This thing could be a prototype, using old cases parts. I hope so, I don't see Apple keeping the mine white and silver while the rest of their computer are using black and silver.
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hmmm.... is that the same power adapter that the current Mini's use? Just curious; I really have no in-person experience with Mini's.

And I still have to cry BS on the two different types of display adapters.
Maybe you saw a prototype?
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9 to 5 Mac says, "so the news is not good. Mid March hardware refresh but details are still sketchy. Nothing too exciting yet...we hope to have more soon."

Mid-march…not bad, and fits in with monthy's release date claim, I might add.

I think March is quite probable.

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