Is the Golden Age of Macintosh Rumors over?

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  1. ibjoshua macrumors 6502a

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    Something just occured to me in another thread.

    I think few people would disagree that the G5 is what we've been waiting for (all these years).

    By revealing itself, the G5, as the basis of so many rumours in recent years, has finally put a large majority of mac rumours and speculations to rest.

    Arn may have some views on this but maybe some of our lesser rumour site cousins may start shutting down?

    i_b_joshua
     
  2. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Comeon, soon we will all have to start more rumors about the G6!
     
  3. scem0 macrumors 604

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    The sad thing about this is that it is true.....

    In about a month MacOSRumors is going to swear that the G6 is coming in the next few coming months....

    Ugh I hate MOSR....

    I swear, they will be the first to say that the g6 is coming (probably)...

    scem0
     
  4. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    hey, we're still waiting for G5 xserves, G5 powerbooks, G5 imacs, G4(possibly G3 + altivec) ibooks, and maybe one day G5 emacs, and then after that the G6, and the whole damn thing over again. and probably a bunch of other cool new stuff from now and then too. these rumors are just getting started.

    can't wait till 128-bit processing;)
     
  5. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    This had already started, i remember a post about two weeks ago on this very website, that had suggested this not being to far away.

    With that said. With out rumors sites we would have nothing, apple doesn't tell us anything in advance, so we have to rely on these sites for some news

    EDIT: as accurate or inaccurate as it may be sometimes
     
  6. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Would that make you MOSRR?
     
  7. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    The "Golden Age" of Mac Rumors will never end. If the G5 starts to fall behind the Intel's processors(a horrifyingly shocking though, but possible), then the G6 will be as big of a rumor as the G5. If the G5 keeps the lead, then the G6 will still be a big rumor, but the issue will probably be about the price as opposed to the speed.
     
  8. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Nah, there will always be new rumors...

    BTW

    Apple PDA is coming out tomorrow!!


    :D
     
  9. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    no, those weren't really G6 rumors, just some idiots saying the 90nm process would be the G6.
     
  10. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    But isn't that what a rumor is?

    Someone (idiot or not) gets some information based on current facts, makes a statement, and then a discussion begins over its authenticity.
     
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Disney is Buying Apple...

    Sony is Buying Apple...

    IBM is Buying Apple...

    Apple is Buying Sun...

    The AMD/Apple Merger...

    Apple is "Going Out of Business"...

    The Apple PDA...

    Bill Gates elected Chairman of the Board at Apple...

    Steve Jobs is really a Disney-built Animatronic Robot...

    :p
     
  12. solvs macrumors 603

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    As long as there's an Apple, there will be Apple rumors. The G5 is only the beginning.
     
  13. jefhatfield Retired

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    yes the golden age is over primarily because this site has moved into other topics and macs are no longer the only focus of this site

    but now the forums have moved into another interesting segment and it will probably involve more posters and more ideas

    for a long while, it may be relatively quiet since the G5 has been one of the big things, if not the biggest thing i have seen here

    but we can never look back and turn macrumors into a rumors only site again since many people use this site for other resouces not related to macs and in a way, it's natural for a specifically based site to trun into a more general one discussing all topics under the sun
     
  14. scem0 macrumors 604

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    something like that ;).

    scem0
     
  15. cubist macrumors 68020

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    The Apple Tablet! The 13" widescreen iBook! New displays! The G5 iMac and PowerBook! The G5 Cube! The Quarter-Century Mac!
     
  16. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    Lets just say that if the G5 didn't send you through walls, the G6 will send you to the moon. :D
     
  17. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    plenty of room for rumors about marklar too...
     
  18. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    There will be a time of calmness for awhile, until the next big rumor starts.
     
  19. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    no the golden age isnt over and what about the G5 cube OOPS!
     
  20. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    a G5 Cube? you really think so?

    i mean i have been reading about modified G4 cubes still selling big, but i don't know? if Steve wants people to buy laptops, i can't see him putting out a cube which would be a desktop.
     
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  22. iJon macrumors 604

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    as long as apple is in business this site will stay and we will keep reading. also for the same reasons we came here today and posted, just wanted to see if anything exciting happened.

    iJon
     
  23. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    The reason i mentioned it is because i have seen a few rumours flying around, concept designs, and just general wishing.

    I felt this was as good a time as any to raise the topic for a possible thought
     
  24. Java macrumors regular

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    this will never die

    I wonder when this rumor first began? 1985?
     

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