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Old Mar 24, 2004, 03:22 PM   #1
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Old Mar 24, 2004, 03:37 PM   #2
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Posted on MacBytes.com All i can say is I hope you are sitting down when Apple releases this qtrs numbers. I predict they will hit that 1% that the Mac lovers seem to want everytime we talk marketshare and new computer sales. This company has some problems and they start with not making computers the market is demanding. Apple is building computers only for Apple not the consumer.

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I know people are always predicting new or updated products, but I really do think that the shortage of supply coupled with the recent Apple offers (discounted memory, etc.) means that the updates are near.

I have only ever heard of shortages around the time of new products. And I have only ever seen such incentives when Apple was trying to get rid of old stuff.
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Old Mar 24, 2004, 03:55 PM   #4
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They state that ALL CPUs(except G5s) will be sold out by Mar 27th. does this mean so long to Motorola? or does it mean just newer bumped versions of what they are selling now. How do you sell out of a empty store is my question. now whats going on over at Apple? all cpu's? all G4s getting bumped? they have held all these G4s back for a while and we know moto was making a 1.4 a year ago. It would be very easy to give every model a G4 bump.
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Old Mar 24, 2004, 04:25 PM   #5
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All Mac lines are getting stale

It could be all about education orders--but I find new products intros VERY believable too.

All Mac lines--even the iBook--are now old enough to need a refresh. (Xserve excluded of course.)

I expect Apple to stick with their statement that G4s are here to stay. They'll be at higher MHz, though, and they'll be the low-end instead of the high-end, thanks to the G5.

And I certainly don't expect a G5 PowerBook so soon Apple said they were HOPING to have that by the END of this year.

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Old Mar 24, 2004, 04:41 PM   #6
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I hope this is a sign of their whole line of computer offerings getting updated.
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Old Mar 24, 2004, 04:49 PM   #7
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Apple Computer a misnomer?

And not a sign that Apple is now effectively a PC peripheral company that just makes iPods
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And not a sign that Apple is now effectively a PC peripheral company that just makes iPods
I agree but this doesnt have anything to do with education,like education is ordering Imacs,Powerbooks,Emacs,ibooks all at the same time? not! that just some smoke and mirrors as to what is really happening. all new products or newly bumped G4s. with Moto making a 1.5 G4 now every product gets a bump and maybe the top Powerbook /Imac get G5s.
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I think it is going to be a long time till we seen the full product range (down to even eMacs) use G5s. The lack of eMacs is a sign that this is mostly due to edu orders, but is this normal? Does this happen every year? For a company in a position like Apple, this is not a good thing .

I think we'll probably see PowerMac and display upgrades in April. PowerBooks and iBooks might be upgraded, depending on whether new G4 processors are available (I have no idea).
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This happens every year...Apple releases new products just a few months and even in some cases a few weeks after most school PO's are due for the following school year. This happened to my school last year when the G5's were announced..we got stuck with Dual G4's because our PO's were due before WWDC '03. Needless to say that some people weren't too happy about that.
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This happens every year...Apple releases new products just a few months and even in some cases a few weeks after most school PO's are due for the following school year. This happened to my school last year when the G5's were announced..we got stuck with Dual G4's because our PO's were due before WWDC '03. Needless to say that some people weren't too happy about that.
can't it be that Apple really has (always) manufacturing problems during this time of the year? if so, i wish Apple would address these issues to schools, companies and customers.

it would show that Apple has soul. and not what people would be thinking, that Apple is focking us from behind.
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