Count On Being Blown Away...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc. Rumors' started by DannyZR2, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. DannyZR2 macrumors 6502

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    Sweet.. just have to say that all the doubters are going to be muted soon... the new banner on apple.com is a great word for a hint on what is to come in 6 days now.. ;)

    "Count the days. Count the minutes. Count on being blown away."


    Wish I could be there

     
  2. DannyZR2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    G5??? at least!

    Digital iPhoto Camera
    iPad (portable handheld)
    iMac G4 w/ Superdrive
    iBook G4 700Mhz
    PowerMac G5 up to 1.6Ghz
    PowerBook G4 1Ghz+



    and whatever else he's been hiding from us....

     
  3. macboy macrumors regular

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    I'm starting to think the whole works will be updated, iMac, iBook, PowerBook, PowerMac.... Just think a G5 PowerBook!

     
  4. dj2000 macrumors newbie

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    I know for a fact that the G5 is not in the near future for apple. So don't get your hopes up for Monday's speech. I know a new system is being released. I don't know specifics but I do know that depending on what screen type you want you might have to wait till February to get it. I have been told the the motherboard configuration on this new machine is yet another unique idea. I am guessing it is a system like the imac but with a G4 and flat screen option. I can't wait to see what comes of the unviling but I know it will be great.
     
  5. reyesg4 macrumors newbie

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    I have a question,

    Would an iMac that could be custom built with anything Apple offers be revolutionary? I think so!

    Imagine if you could build-to-order your own all-in-one powermac-speed iMac with a removable video card, 17 in monitor and a Superdrive. Yeah it would cost over $2,500, but you would get the system you want. But, then it wouldnt be an iMac anymore.
     
  6. amichalo macrumors regular

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    Revolutionary

    Take a look at what Apple has pioneered in the way of Desktops:

    (1) All-in-one design
    The original Macs were an all in one unit - simple, clean, compact

    (2) Consumers demanded choice
    Then consumers wanted to choose their display size and resolution, especially designers, so they split them up a la the PC industry (and then they could use PC compatible displays at a lower price)

    (3) The i's have it
    Then the iMac came along and joined the two at the chassis again.

    (4) But wait, I missed one
    But does anyone recall the 20th Anniversary Mac? Five years and a day ago, the $10,000 PC had a then industry leading flatscreen with built in speakers and CD-ROM that was connected via a proprietary cable (could Gigawire serve this purpose) to what I will call a 'command module' that housed the CPU, HD, etc.

    (5) The next generation
    So perhaps the next generation 'iMac' replacement in the product line will be such a device. I believe all components will be housed in one unit, not two like five years ago, but this would be a revolutionary move for the industry. Gateway couldn't make it happen (even with placement on TV shows liek ER), perhaps Apple can.
     
  7. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    According to what I've heard, the G5 runs way too hot and is way too power hungry to be put in a laptop yet. It's not as bad as the Pentium 4 or Athlon XP though.

    Then again... they're working on a mobile P4, but it's supposed to have pretty crappy battery life and heat problems... they might do a G5 laptop, but I really doubt it.
     
  8. BSales Guest

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    My Vision

    So here's some ideas for new machines from Apple..??

    For the iMac replacement:
    * Flat Screen / CPU (Kinda a given)
    * Caddy for Screen and CPU
    * Lift out the CPU and it's iPad
    * iPad is pen driven
    * On the net with AirPort
    * Wireless keyboard and Mouse? can still be used with pad
    * Battery recharges when in base

    For the "LifeStyle" device
    * A multifunction A/V component
    * Audio HD jukebox
    * Video PVR (Think TiVo / Replay)
    * AirPort or Faster wireless connection
    * Syncs to iTunes
    * Transfer iMovies to it (or FinalCut)
    * Transfer DVDs to it?
    * Programmable from any Mac
     

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