DDR PowerMacs Aug 5th

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  1. arn
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    arn

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    MacBidouille posts unconfirmed information on upcoming PowerMacs (english)

    - Possible date of August 5th
    - 166*2 (333MHz) DDR RAM
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    additional speculation - could this also be the officially delivery date for Jaguar?

    333MHz DDR - nice:D
     
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    Wow, PC2700 DDR would be nice.

    I just read the translation and it was quite painful. Anyone here offer a better version?
     
  4. Wes
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    If it is going to be August 5th I would buy one straight away. Please Apple let this be true! Everybody, pray everynight.
     
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    jelloshotsrule

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    but if it's august 12th you wouldnt'? ha

    the only thing odd about both the 5th and the 12th is that in theory jaguar won't be out then... and normally i would not expect them to ship pmacs, then have to upgrade to jaguar 2 weeks later. but. given the recent moves, i guess it's not impossible.....

    so would they just cut the display deal short or continue it for a week with new macs? hmmm....if only i hadn't gotten one last year...
     
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    pgwalsh

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    Well, they could announce them on the 5th and say they'll ship in two weeks or something.

    Two Weeks, ta ta two weeks -Total Recall-
     
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    I think they should annouce it on the 5th and say it will be a week or two, or introduce it on the 12th and ship immediately, atleast then it won't be to long. I need to by a new mac before I start school on the 28th, do all any you think it will be available in the UK (London) by then?
     
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    Haven't some new macs in the past shipped with the latest OS installed before one could purchase it or D/L it off the Apple site??

    Either way... new PowerMacs are coming next month.... either at the start or at the end..... a couple of weeks really doesn't make much of a difference....... :)
     
  9. macrumors G3

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    If say they were announced on the 12th... you should have no probs getting one before the 28th......

    However if it's a completely radical reworking of the PowerMac...... like the TiBook revision over the PowerBook G3..... then you'll probably be waiting for 3 months... heh heh heh... :p :p :p

    Seriously though, I use Computer Warehouse for all my Mac buys, and they're pretty good at geting new releases in quickly enough......
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    maybe they'll just ship an upgrade coupon with the system allowing all purchasers to go to an apple store and get a free upgrade? Could be b/c they want everyone, even new mac users, to notice the diffs between 10.1 and 10.2.
     
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    drastik

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    I go with an announcement onthe 5th, ship around the 12th. They want to give people time to hear about them and get amped up, not everyone prowls around here looking for news.;)

    Although, I wouldn't be surprised if you could get them in an Apple Store earlier than other places. Looks like I'm driving to Atlanta:D
     
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    IIRC it takes about 10-14 days to get the GM burned on CDS and pressed, etc. However, I don't think it would take that long to install X.2 on the new machines. So maybe an earlier date for including it on newer machines isn't as difficult as burning and shipping cds?
     
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    Me too !!

    Well.. I really hope I can get my hands on one before August 28th.. cause I, too, need one before I go to school..

    oh please, oh please, oh please.. :confused: :confused:
     
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    I heard

    someone say, who heard from a guy on the subway in Kansas City that they would be shipping on July 30th, 2002.

    It was just what I heard.
     
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    My predictions are that the new Power Macs will be announce Aug. 5th or the 12th. They'll ship in September with the new ATI graphics cards, or at least a build to order option for it. They might even have bundles for Shake or Maya 4.5, since it comes out in Sept. as well.

    Either way though, I don't see anyone getting a new Powermac until Sept. But that's just my opinion.
     
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    Re: I heard


    Really, my dead grandfather told me they shipped yesterday?


    That just seems like a strange source to me. Sorry
     
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    If the new powermacs do ship on the 5th or the 12th, Steve did say that apple will be happy to ship you 10.2 for $19.99.
     
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    Except for the fact that they would have to include 10.2 in the install and restore cds for the new pmacs if they shipped with 10.2

    LS
     
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    Powermac - Imac

    I went and tested jaguar on the new 17" imac and asked one of the employess if it would be installed - and he said for sure. I'm getting a 17 imac when they come out next week. I think the same will go with the powermac - they will for sure have jaguar installed. Wouldnt make sense to ship PM with older vesion of MaC Os X

    btw jaguar is fast!!!!! very fast!!
     
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    Gayle the iPod Administrator at apple support said that the firmaware would be available for download at the beginning of August and Apple are really pushing the calendar and iCal. Won't this mean though that we can't use iCal without 10.2, what would be the point in releasing iCal/firmware upgrade without 10.2.

    Should be interesting.......
     
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    Re: I heard

    You mean the subway in KC that goes under the Missouri River or the Kansas River, or the one that runs throufh Arrowhead Stadium and drops you off on the 50 yerd line?
     
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    ImAlwaysRight

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    Look at the source. Lately Think Secret has been right on (look at their MWNY predictions -- they were dead on). I'm not sure of the track record of that French site.

    Also, considering that Think Secret says Aug 13 for new Powermacs, and the current PowerMac/display rebate promotion runs through August 12, I'm putting my money on August 13 as the intro date for the new PowerMacs. Plus it gives Apple more time to include OS 10.2 on the new PowerMacs, which I'm sure they will.

    Let's just see if Think Secret or any other rumor site gives us more info...
     
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    UK Purchasing

    I'm an account holder at Jigsaw Systems in the UK and they usually get offshore deliveries before the Apple Store UK due to location, my Powerbook G4, aside frm all delays, was in the top five delivered in the UK thanks to Jigsaw!

    H
     
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    I'll buy the new powermacs (if they ever come out) when it ships with 10.2
     
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    man, I want one so bad!

    The PMacs in the apple store are taking a few days to ship riht now. I think that they will announce on Aug. 5, assuming that anyone ordering after August 5th is going to get bumped to the new systems available on the 12th because of shipping time anyway, so no hesitance for ordering.
     

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