G5 top selling mac already.

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    medea

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    http://www.insanely-great.com/news.php?id=2301 "IGM notes that the dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 is already the top selling Mac at the online Apple Store. The system, which won't ship till August, is third on Apple's Top Sellers list, with iSight and iPod taking the top two spots."

    Any doubts that the G5 will bring Apple back into the game now?
     
  2. macrumors 68040

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    Good, that means software companies will have more incentive to make 64-bit optimized applications.
     
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    i think this goes to show us how bad the pmac sales were and how consumers just werent buying the power of the G4.
     
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    scem0

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    true.... true....

    shows how people were waiting for the G5....

    The iSight is selling a lot? That suprises me....

    It seems too expensive, and not many people have much of a use for it.

    scem0
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    the isight is pretty cool...its not that expensive compared to other firewire cameras and the integration is superb....I mean I know there are firewire camera that are priced higher , have worse features/no mics .....
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    HEY who would think.. make a product thats hella faster than the old stuff and will run everything in the seeable future... i mean, why wouldn't people buy it? you- go buy it!
     
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    ibookin'

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    Look at it this way. The iBot, another firewire camera, is $99. The iSight is $50 more, but justifies it. To work, the iBot needs a microphone port. For people who don't have one (like me), an iMic must be purchased to use the iBots built in mic, which is another $30. At this point, I'd much rather have the iSight, which is a better camera.
     
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    i'd expect the isight to attract potential switchers, even with the high price.

    it's a nifty little gadget that does exactly what it says on the box, just like the ipod.
     
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    It does seem like everyone was waiting for the Power Mac G5 to come out. Not only that, but most people seem to be buying the dual 2.0 GHz model. Hopefully this will help increase Apple's market share.
     
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    Macmaniac

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    If anyone wants to lend me $3000 I will happily add to the sales numbers:)
    If all else I am pondering a 1.8ghz model its just the right price. When u compare it to the 1.6ghz its only $400 more and just adding the ram to that model brings it close to the 1.8ghz model.
     
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    GeneR

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    Is it really so surprising?

    The G4 being butt-slow in comparison with PCs in terms of speed performance and the persistent question about when the G5s would come out (how long did we have to wait? I don't want to think about it!) I believe a lot of people simply knew that it was better to wait if they could to get the better chip.

    It's felt as if a good portion of the mac-buying community simply thought differently than to pounce on every incarnation of G4 to wait it out for the next big thing. Well, thank goodness it's almost here!
     
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    If I didn't have a near $3000 debt already, I'd spend some money on all three of those top three sellers. I have use for every one of them, especially the iPod.

    College is great - except for the money it costs.
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    I'm waiting till the G5 ships to actually get one - its already going to be coming out in September now, not August and with all these orders its probably going to be even longer before we see them.

    Good for Apple though, and I'd love to see the numbers - I wonder why they aren't letting us know how many have already been ordered?

    D
     
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    I just hope this doesn't turn into another G4 fiasco with prices being bumped on lesser models to compensate for a lack of product.

    I am curious to know just how many have been ordered though.
     
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    nospleen

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    I ordered one on Monday from General Cybernetics. Doug said that he spoke with their apple rep on Monday and he said mid August. (Crossing fingers)
     
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    aussie store top 10

    makes me kinda sad. Maybe we are a third world country. Number

    1 is QT pro
    2 dvd-r media
    3 QT mpeg 2 playback
    4 a bloody USB floppy disk drive!!!!
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Cool - I got a quote from him as well and will probably buy one there in September. I think it is a little optimistic that they'll be available in August, but if they are that would be great!

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    wdlove

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    It seems logical to me, that individuals that ordered it first should receive them in August. I believe in first come first served! It's very heartwarming to hear sales figures that the dual 2 gig are the number 3 seller at the Apple Store. This encouraging optimism should help with further R&D from hardware and software companies!
     
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    yay thats good to hear. its energy for my moral:) what??? longer than august? NOOOOOOOOOOOO I CANT WAIT THAT LONG :( 1 month is loooooong enough.
     
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    Intial sales figures

    Does anyone have any factual inital sales figures of the G5? like how many units already ordered. im curious.
     
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    medea

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    Re: Intial sales figures

    i have a feeling they won't release that info just yet, with it reaching such high numbers it might bring into question whether or not they will be able to meet such high demand etc. I could be wrong though.
     
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    I really hope they will come out sometime in August, they have too...
     
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    mactastic

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    Talk about some seriously pent up demand. I wish I could afford/justify one!
     
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    dongmin

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    This is pretty sweet news to Apple. Not only are they making a cool $3000 on each system, they're probably doing another grand or two on extras like ATI 9800 Pro, extra RAM, Cinema Display, iPod, software, etc. (for suckers like me).

    Last quarter (Q2 2003), Apple shipped 156,000 PowerMacs, grossing $293,000,000. Apple should easily double this number (maybe triple?) for the quarter that these G5s ship. And assuming that these high-end powermacs have a hefty profit margin, this bodes well for Apple's bottom line.
     
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    Yeah, I wonder if it's really a top selling item, or if they just put it up in the top sellers to 'hype it up'.
     

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