G5's In January

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  1. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    There will be a G5 announced in MWSF. I got this information from a very important person at Apple. He's my friend and I can't risk his job and won't say anything else.
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    I don't mean to be rude, but is the most you can give us? :confused:
     
  3. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    Knowing Apple, if this is true, a G5 may be shipping by November 2003!
     
  4. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, and an Apple employee told me 8 months ago that there would be G5's in July. I'm not holding my breath anymore.
     
  5. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    If there's a G5 in January

    It's not coming from Motorola. The new Motorola plant in Grenoble won't be producing chips by then.

    This would also break with the recent tradition of trying to announce the big things between, not at, Macworlds. But a G5 could certainly warrant its own Macworld, I think.

    All in all, not that terribly unrealistic of a rumor. It explains the wicked ventilation system of the new case. But we'll all be waiting for Oct. 15 to see what kind of timetable IBM provides us with.

    Alex
     
  6. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    >(Nipsy) Knowing Apple,

    Apple IMO only receives the chips, and Motorola should be most responsible for making the chips for Apple.

    >if this is true, a G5 may be shipping by November 2003!

    This reminds me to back last year with the flamepissed "Upcoming G5, G6, G7" thread, which had information about the G5 going up to 1.6GHz, along with the G6, and the G7. Yet, the G4 Apollo was mentioned to still be supplied by Motorola. So far, we haven't gotten G5s, but we do have a conference this year, to deal out all these issues. From there, more reasonable assumptions should be able to be made, and such sarcasm may not become necessary.

    Guys, for those doubting applemacdude, remember what happened with APPLEP58? Almost no one thought he was telling the honest to John truth. And he was. I think certain "newbies" these days with insider information should be trusted until the point they are wrong/right. Then, IF they are wrong, belittle them! :D

    applemacdude, do you have any more info?

    BTW, if you (to non-contributors) think this is news, check out the Private Stuff. :eek: :p
     
  7. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    While there is an outside chance that there is truth in this, look at what Apple has been doing lately.

    Announce, wait, wait some more, wait some more, receive product.

    My 20GB iPod took 6 weeks from announcement to my pocket. The 1.25GHz G4s have been announced for about a month, and will ship in about a month.

    Many people waited a long time to get 17" iMacs, some are still waiting. And we all remember the original LCD iMac shipping fiasco.

    Apple has started a bad trend of announcing products which are not ramp ready (G4 rev 1!!!!!). It is my hope that a G5/Power4 Lite/whatever announced in January will not be delivered in April...May...June, who knows, but wil actually ship within 7-10 days of the Expo.

    Addressing your second point, I don't put much faith in the no Power4 Lite for Apple theory put forth by someone whose friend left their dog in a kennel where the manicurist of an IBM exec's wife once used the restroom.

    The massive heatsink is just unreasonable for a G4/5, and it is my sincere hope that the future is with IBM, and reasonable ramp & delivery times.
     
  8. solvs macrumors 603

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    Groove and I were just talking about that. I still say doubt the guy until we can see some more evidence or something else than "you don't know me, but I just heard..." BS. Hate to be so cynical, but I try not to blindly put faith in every thing I hear.

    If he's wrong, you'll all get your hopes up over nothing and be disappointed (this sux, I was promised a G5 :mad: !!!). If he turns out to be right, then I'll be glad I'm wrong (and I hope I am). But I still have my doubts. They haven't even released the 1.25s yet for petesake.

    So I say press the guy, doubt the "rumor" (it is a rumor BTW, just don't be a jerk about it), and if he can't take the heat, he should stay the heck out of the kitchen.

    Flame Away :D .
     
  9. applemacdude thread starter macrumors 68040

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    iBooks & New powerbooks and other things

    updated ibooks newly desined tibooks a pda codenames n2 (newton 2) atv and thats i konw
     
  10. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Re: iBooks & New powerbooks and other things


    I am begging you to elaborate, you have to know more then that. :D:D:DEveryone here will gobble up anything you say....
     
  11. Kethoticus macrumors 6502

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    I agree with solvs...

    ...completely. He echoed my words from previous posts. This is a rumor, and already some are getting their hopes up. I remark that people in these fora do that, and then I'm told, "I don't get worked up! It's just a rumor." Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    This is BS until we get something a whole helluva lot more substantial. And like solvs, I hope my cynicism is misplaced.
     
  12. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I agree that this is BS, but I still like hearing it :D.
     
  13. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    Apple needs the G5 badly!!! These dual processors are the most retarted things I have ever heard of. They are a complete ripoff! Even with the architecture of OSX, the duals don't do anything. You are essentialy paying for another processor that just sits there and does nothing. If dual processors really worked, you would have seen them in windows machines years ago.

    I wouldn't waste my money on a dual machine, that's why I'm waiting for the G5 before I buy my next Mac. Even if I have to wait another 2 years.
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    erm...yeah...right...oooooook :confused:
    You seem so well informed. :p ;) :rolleyes:
     
  15. Haberdasher macrumors regular

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    Whether any of the things on these boards are true (which most AREN'T), I still like getting my hopes up and having them hopelessly crushed when Apple delivers the product a year later than thought, or fails to deliver completely.

    It's my favorite part of being a Mac addict! :rolleyes:

    You know, I wouldn't mind Apple giving us their product plans before they release processors, maybe like 1/2-1 year early. Just keep the products and features that will house them secret. Isn't that what Intel does, announce a product waayyyy before it comes out?

    Someone please tell me why Apple isn't already doing this. (Remember, just processor announcements, not new cases and things like the iPod)
     
  16. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Think Hypertransport...

    Sounds like AMD just announced the slip in it's timetable, so Hypertransport equiped PCs will be shipping Q1 2003.

    I fully expect Apple to ship Hypertransport (or RapidI/O) systems at the same time (or before) as the rest of the market.

    Apple's ability to ship standardized PC items 12-18 months (seems much later lately) after adoption by PC manufacturers proves my point.

    Thus Apple should announce the machines in January with a 6-8 week ship time, usual snafus and delays should get the G5 machines into peoples hands on April 1, 2003.
     
  17. dongmin macrumors 68000

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    At least AppleP58 had some details and a schematic drawing. This guy is not offering much to bite on.

    Maybe the G5 is coming but it could just be a newer variant of the G4, the 7470 or 7500, with some new technolgoies like RapidI/O and/or Hypertransport. Throw in FW2 and some other new stuff, and Apple might feel justified in calling it a G5.
     
  18. e-coli macrumors 68000

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    there's absolutely no evidence that a desktop implemented G5 even exists. heck, they don't even have a manufacturer nailed down as far as we know. I'm betting no true G5 until MWNY (or Boston, or whatever) 2003 at the absolute earliest. But more like MWSF 2004. I hope I'm wrong, but it isn't looking like it from over here.

    A 7xxx chip labeled as G5 would be a tragic mistake.
     
  19. void macrumors 6502

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    Re: G5's In January

    Do you have any interesting rumors. Both of your threads, this one and the PDA ones are the most commonly said rumors on all of the message boards. They have been regurgitated so many times that theres nothing left. Come up with something that is actually believable.
     
  20. applemacdude thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hey im just 13. My friend works an apple and i dont to see him that much like once every 2 months. so shut up already
     
  21. chmorley macrumors 6502a

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    1. Hasn't read a damn thing ever.

    2. Hasn't tried a dual processor machine.

    3. Hasn't thought through where innovation comes from.

    4. Has strong (uninformed) opinions.

    A Republican!

    Rush, is that you?

    Chris

    p.s., I always think it's so funny when people spell "retarded" wrong. Ironic, eh?
     
  22. solvs macrumors 603

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    No offense to you guy, but if you put yourself out there like that, but have nothing to back it up with, you're gonna get a little cynism. Believe me, it could be much worse. Just look at what happened with Apple58. And he had pics.

    That being said, we all hope you're right.

    Edit: To the guy above, actually Rush is a huge Mac fan (no pun intended).
     
  23. chmorley macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know. I wasn't really commenting on Rush's computing habits, rather on his propensity to misunderstand, misstate, and misrepresent facts, while still having strong opinions on topics. Hell, it keeps him employed, though. I wonder if our uninformed friend (above) has the same luck.

    Chris
     
  24. ftaok macrumors 601

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    chmorley,

    It's not just Republicans that have strong opinions about stuff they know very little about. Democrats fall into that description as well. There are bull-headed know-nothings in just about every group that you can think of.
     
  25. ftaok macrumors 601

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    And what constitutes a "true G5"? 64-bit? HyperTransport? What?

    The truth is, the G5 is whatever Apple (or Moto) calls it.

    BTW, if Apple does use a G5 from Moto, it would be a 7xxx chip. You see, Motorola's naming convention dictates that the 2nd number is the "G" number. Therefore, a G5 would be 75xx. Take a look at the roadmap.
     

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