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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:16 PM   #1
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A few more notes:

- MacBidouille's readers had posted on their forums regarding new boxes from Apple that had arrived at a FNAC -- a computer/department story in France with instructions not to open before Monday, June 23rd. The post claims two box sizes... one which is speculated to be laptop sized, while the other is described as much larger. Speculation and discussion are ongoing in this Page 2 thread.

Interestingly enough, Apple Stores are also receiving palettes this week which are not to be opened until Monday afternoon (June 23rd). These reports indicate that at least some new products with immediate availability after WWDC's opening day. It is unknown if there is the same sizes as described by MacBidouille's readers.

- Mac-TV.de claims that Apple Germany has stated that there will be no web-stream of the event.

- The invitation (jpg) for the German Apple Broadcast event hypes WWDC further:

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Discover the Future with the Apple

Apple Germany invites you to a breathtaking event in the heart of Europe.

Watch the keynote of Steve Jobs from the WWDC in San Francisco via satellite.

For Audio, Video, Publishing and Mediaprofessionals will it be an unforgettable event. News will await you, which will top all your previous expectations on speed.

Be ready for a new age of computing on 23.06.2003 starting 6 pm.
(Please note that this is an invite-only event.)

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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:20 PM   #2
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holy cwap!!!! Can I have one now?
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:21 PM   #3
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True...970 here I come.
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:21 PM   #4
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What's in the big boxes ?

I'd laugh if it was just new iMacs or something after all the 970 hype.

Of course that would be an insane laugh, I'd be crying with disappointment really.
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:24 PM   #5
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it's probably a g4 with dual-ddr, for even faster performance
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:26 PM   #6
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My money's on new 15" PowerBooks (G4, not G5). And who says the big boxes only hold one item? Maybe they're filled with lots of smaller boxes, like a new Digital Lifestyle Device (camera, anyone?).
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:28 PM   #8
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What's interesting is that this immediately lends support to MacBidouille's arguments... assuming that they all come from the same general source (not necessarily the same person).
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:32 PM   #9
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I would expect xserves,&powermacs but it could be the 15" book & powermacs. Really you arent going to be showing off a 64 bit system on a 32 bit machine are you???Apple has needed this for the past year lets hope its good.
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Why germany?

Does anyone have any idea why Germany iis such a big deal? the only thing I can think and trust me this is a HUGE guess is maybe Porsche helped with the design. They have done industrial deisgn before and even worked with apple on the Newton eMate. Just a thought or should I say a shot in teh dark. the very very dark.
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:32 PM   #11
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Man, this WWDC si getting so hyped. I really hope it isnt going to be a let down. I'm getting that feeling again like when you were a kid and you knew the next day you were going to disneyland and you were to anxious to go to sleep.

Come on Apple, break the status quo again!
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:38 PM   #12
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Re: Why germany?

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Does anyone have any idea why Germany iis such a big deal? the only thing I can think and trust me this is a HUGE guess is maybe Porsche helped with the design. They have done industrial deisgn before and even worked with apple on the Newton eMate. Just a thought or should I say a shot in teh dark. the very very dark.
Or even better, maybe your 911 will run on OS X. That would be sweet. Show BMW a thing or two.
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:41 PM   #13
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Apple, please stop spending my money before I earn it!

looks like i better hustle up on any outstanding invoices so I can be first in line at Apple SoHo after the streaming of the keynote.......
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Don't get your hopes up; we all know Apple's history of having nothing significant in such boxes.
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I hope Apple pulls out all the stops for this event. I hope they don't hold anything back with the new G5's or cripple them in any way. If they can count on IBM for faster and faster chips these systems will be outdated in a year or two anyway.
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:50 PM   #16
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CNBC

CNBC streamed the recent Apple event that introed new iPods and iTMS. No reason to believe they won't do the same for WWDC, even if Apple only streams to stores as they did recently. Although one should note that a Quicktime stream was up prior to the recent event in Cupertino but went down just when the event started!
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:53 PM   #17
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I am so happy! After following Mac related rumors for 4 years I am finally in the position to buy a new computer.

Even better, after telling my wife I was considering an eMac she suggested getting a higher-end Mac so It could retain its usefulness longer.

Now if Apple would not raise the prices on the pro towers after the 970 upgrade I would be even happier.
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:56 PM   #18
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*boing*

I don't care about the boxes, the hype is starting to get me all hot and bothered...am I the only one who thinks this level of hype can only be leading to some really good stuff?

I don't know about exceeding all my past expectations though. It would need some anatomy so I could make love to it if it will "exceed all my past expectations". Seriously, I would have to make passionate love to it. I don't think it'll be quite that good.

Better practice my continuously swirling digit motions -- for the new mouse, of course...
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 04:58 PM   #19
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Something big is coming...

As for the German Stream, while I'm sure the event referred to is real, I'm not so sure about the keynote not being streamed. I read the actual translation at this thread:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...threadid=29542
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Originally posted by Veldek
Quick Translation:
Apple Germany told us that Apple will for 99% not offer an own live-stream with Quicktime. They don't even think about changing this plan. There will only be a satellite stream to two meetings in Berlin and Tokyo, where special guests and some journalists are invited. No on-line service (e.g. MSN) has
permission for streaming the key note.
According to this, not even Apple Retail Stores will show the keynote, and many Apple Retail Stores have already confirmed that they will be showing the keynote.
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I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but you can't put something like "Be ready for a new computer era on 23.06.2003, starting at 6:00 PM in the ******." for a simple speedbump or even the 15" alPB. This implies something really inovative, perhaps even mindblowing...

And it was mentioned (jokingly) that maybe Porche made a case for Apple. Hey, I know more than few car-shop guys who mod out pc cases for people. Maybe Steve is trying to show them all up by hiring the best
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Remember the vapour-ware jabs?

It is going to be very interesting to see if we hear a peep from this forum's very vocal detractors of all these recent rumours- after the WWDC. Even Apple is now claiming something big is going to happen ( for the Berlin invitees) and they generally only hint at "the spectacular" rather than being so direct. I would venture that the 970s will be coming sooner rather than later- and it is hoped that by Christmas time Apple buyers and Windows switchers will be going nuts trying to figure out just where to plunk down that hard earned cash.
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I am so happy! After following Mac related rumors for 4 years I am finally in the position to buy a new computer.

Even better, after telling my wife I was considering an eMac she suggested getting a higher-end Mac so It could retain its usefulness longer.

Now if Apple would not raise the prices on the pro towers after the 970 upgrade I would be even happier.
While a new processor might sound like an opportunity for Apple to jack up the price, from what I've seen (MacWhispers report about processor prices comes to mind) there's a very good possibility that prices won't go up.

I'm still wonder what's up with the 12" Powerbook, though...
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do you know whats going to happen someone in one of those meeting is going to tell a bunch of other people then they tell the rest of the world

yea everyone is going to have to sign an nda but it will still leak
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I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but you can't put something like "Be ready for a new computer era on 23.06.2003, starting at 6:00 PM in the ******." for a simple speedbump or even the 15" alPB. This implies something really inovative, perhaps even mindblowing...
Yes, but did you ever stop to think that this may be two different things we are talking about here? Sure, the 970 will probably be revealed, and possibly demo-ed, which is the 'mind blowing event.'

But no product with a 970 in it will be available till probably Christmas or MWSF time. The boxes arriving at the stores are probably just 15-inch Powerbooks with G4's in them. This announcement will also take place around the 23rd, but will be a smaller announcement.
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MacCentral is reporting that WWDC will "introduce developers to the next major version of Mac OS X server."

*sigh* What does that mean for PowerMacs?
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