Apple misses the boat...

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Obsidian, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. Obsidian macrumors member

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    I was confident that after Apple announced an 800MHz iMac, that they would also be uppgrading the PowerMacs. How can we have a faster and WAY more useful iMac than a PowerMac? I dont know about you, but I would pay a hundred dollars more (if I had any money at all) for the iMac that the baseline PowerMac. The iMac is faster, has more memory, has a superdrive, and comes with a monitor.

    (dont forget that you can add new hard drives via firewire, and USB, so this thing is pretty expandable. I heard about a pci slot box that connects to a firewire port, and with 5USB slots, there is no need for a hub)

    I think they 100% will have a big speed bump at MW Tokyo or they will have just shot them selves in the foot with a bazooka. For the time being, they just used a pellet gun and blew a toe off.

    any thoughts?
     
  2. evildead macrumors 65816

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    Im sure

    Im sure Apple will ship some faster Towers. They can not and will not leave the consumer level and Pro level machines that close for loong. My 867 looks a bit over price today. I did get it a month after it came out... but still. With the LCD ... it cost me my first born son.
     
  3. GigaWire macrumors 6502

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    The "new" Apple line up would have been so very nice 1 year ago. And that's what it feels like. i wonder if Jobs has finally just exited stage right from reality? The iMac, i like, but the PowerMacs have been in a limbo of sorts for near 2 years now. Since I purchased my 500 MHz powerpc, Apple has in that year and a half, gone up by 300 MHz. Meanwhile, intel and AMD run circles around each other trying for the fastest with every chip announcement. I thought Steve noting that the goal of getting 5 of every 100 PC buyers to go Apple as doubling market share was pathetic. I can hardly believe that Apple competed at all with any of the current tech leaders. On the plus side, the software Apple is throwing at us is really quite nice. A little more streamlining of OS X, and they've got a realy super software line up.
    Eventually Apple will have to upgrade the towers to Apollo or G5 processors, I just hope they decide to take a plunge and make it big, as in at most 400 MHz short of the other 2. But what i am afraid of is this painfully slow 167 MHz every 6 months. Apple will be dead within 2 years like this. And I am sorry, but for consumers MHz count. Now if intel was so kind as to rate their PCs by gigaflops, well then it wouldn't seem too bad.
    All in all, i was pleased by the keynote, but now Steve needs to focus a year or so on a severly dated Pro line.









     
  4. atlascott macrumors member

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    and update the hardware in the laptops!!!

    The laptops are beatuful in design, but are aging...the ibook needs to be around G3 1GHZ with a better video card...(preferably G4) and the Tibooks need more speed as well...
     

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