I want to know what he was talking about

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by joecool85, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    when steve said that he had some amazing new products in the PPC line waiting to be unvieled...it surely couldn't have been the 1.33ghz and 1.42ghz iBooks lol.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    no one really knows... and this is probably why they are switching to intel..... ;) :rolleyes:
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    What Teh Steve said is that the "amazing" products would not have PowerPC.
    It's, like, a ... bummer.
     
  4. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    No later on in the presentation he says there are still some PPC's to be release. EDIT: Found some transcripts on the net. I <3 Google:

    IMHO What he was talking about was the PowerMac, the iMac. The rest of the various Mac lines are going to be transitioned over the next 12 months. Mac Minis, iBooks, PowerBooks, and eMacs are going x86 first half of next year. In the mean time PowerMacs will prob get dual cores sometime next year as a hold-me-over for its 2007 conversion to x86.
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yeah, again with the "great". Just for kicks, check out how many times he used "great" in that keynote or any other. For Jobs that seems to be more like a word whisker than an adjective :D I wouldn't read any more into it than there will be routine updates, not necessarily knock-your-socks-off developments (except for those Shuffle socks, those really are overdue).
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    From a marketing perspective, he needs to keep interest alive in PPC Macs for another year or so.
     
  7. pubwvj macrumors 68000

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    Okay, I'm going to let you in on it. This is a secret so don't tell anyone!
    Steve's great new thing is a quad-core G5 processor that fits on a contact lense. Yes, you can Google while you're taking your final exams, while talking to your boss, while listening to the droning of that ugly blind date.

    But, the hitch is he hasn't quite solved the heat dissipation issue yet. The first volunteers are now all wearing pirate patches. :(

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
     
  8. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a

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    This is another example of steve's reality distortion field at work. Maybe the ibook once again will come in five fruity colors and steve will call it an update!
     
  9. joecool85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I liked those fruity colors...

    Anyway I hope that the mini at least sees a 1.67ghz processor before it moves to Intel. That and 64mb VRAM. We'll see. Maybe another updated around christmas? Probably too soon :-( Here's to waiting for the iPod mini updates now!
     
  10. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    ...great PowerPC products in the pipeline...

    Maybe it's a two-button mouse. :rolleyes:
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Imagine trying to cool a G5 inside a two button mouse though...
     
  12. Lacero macrumors 604

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    The timing for my next PowerMac upgrade falls in the summer of 2007, in time for the new Intels! Yay. I am smart for buying at the right time. :D
     
  13. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    I guess it would come with a Apple-brand oven mitt...with which you could only use one big mouse button...so they wouldn't need the two-button mouse...so you wouldn't need the mitt...so you could use a two-button mouse.

    I bet Steve has pondered this very quandry. ;)
     
  14. joecool85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I somehow doubt it.

    Maybe he has pondered a coffee warmer...er...I mean, G5 mini.
     
  15. Mord macrumors G4

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    we have two more years of g5 powermacs people.

    apple is not switching for the P4 and the desktop P-M dose not come untill 2007.
     

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