Jan 22nd?

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Six, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. Six macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2002
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    I must have missed something, because I was just reading a few discussions, and multiple people gave the exact date of Jan. 22 for another Apple announcement (namely the G5.) Is this an official date? Is something going to happen? (I'm still a little skeptical about G5 this month.) Or did someone just make up this date and others are following? Gimmie some info!
  2. Unregistered Guest

    The speculation is that on Jan 22 we will see speedbumped G4's. This, however, is not an official announcement from apple.
    As for the G5 - I can only hope it will be seen by MW Tokyo. Many are adamant that it will not appear before MWNY.
  3. Unregistered Guest

    Our Apple Rep told us today new powermacs next tuesday. (22) When asked what the occasion was, he said "No Occasion". So it's a quiet update as the PB Combo drive was.
  4. networkman macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2002
    california, usa
    1 gigahertz

    could this be the day we finally break the barrier?

    i mean we are already at 867 with a mere 133 mhz left to hit that magic number which will be great for sales...there are definitely some macheads holding out right now
  5. motle3 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2002
    Clear Savings deal dosen't add up to Jan 22nd

    Someone mentioned before that the reason the 22nd of January was the date of the release was because they were discontinuing the monitor with a G4 deal on the 21st of Jan. Well they have changed the deal apparently...

    FROM apple.com "Crystal Clear Flat panel deal"
    "From October 26, 2001, through January 31, 2002 , and save up to $500 instantly when you purchase a Power Mac G4 and a qualifying Apple display from Apple Store (online)."

    Why would they set the terms and name individaul models of Machines that won't be around 9 days before the savings ends?
  6. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    Re: Clear Savings deal dosen't add up to Jan 22nd

    Nope, nothing has changed. And you're right. There would be no reason for that. So, unless that date changes... I think it is a pretty good indication that the Jan 22nd people are wrong. (For what it's worth, the end of that promo was changed from Dec. 31, to Jan 31, more than a month ago, and it hasn't changed since.)
  7. tw9876z macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2002
    apple has to do big speed bumps now, not just 200 hundred mhz a time with dual processors, more like 400-500 mhz, it sounds outragous but with intel releasing new processor speeds all the time, apple has to get ahead again
  8. gandalf55 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2001
    Apple's chip makers have to compete in a market owned by PCs... market share = R&D $. Personally I can't stand PCs. Well, I can stand them, I just don't like to stand around them :). You have to understand that Intel and Athlon can throw a ton of money into R&D because... they sell a ton more chips than manufacturers can who make processors for Apple & the faithful who buy the boxes.

    It's an uphill battle. Personally I would like to see motherboards sped up. I would like to see the velocity engine built for things other than raster processing. What I mean is vector acceleration. The Ghz will come. And Gigawire. And the rest. But I don't hope for miracles anymore... what Apple gives me is better than what I had the year before. I solidly behind OSX. Once the rest of the kinks are worked out of it, it's going to be stellar.

    Give Apple a bit of a break here. Be happy your machines have a soul.
  9. Kid Red macrumors 65816

    Dec 14, 2001
    Re: Re: Clear Savings deal dosen't add up to Jan 22nd

    HAHAHA, this ***umption kills me. Apple had a promo on the TiBooks last year and released the new TiBooks almost 2 weeks before the promo was up.

    Apple can change the end date whenever they choose to, it's on their terms page. The Apple promo end date has nothing to do with a possible release before the end date.
  10. Falleron macrumors 68000


    Nov 22, 2001
    I dont agree

    There is no need to change the date on the deals!!! These deals only apply to certain (current) models and configurations. Therefore, if a new model was released on or around the 22nd then the offer would not be valid. By the time the new machines shipped in early febuary the offer would have fininshed. In the mean time apple could continue to offer the LCD's to get rid of old stock (733,867 + 800DP).

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