MacRumors in 2003

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by MacRumors, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

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    As 2003 comes to an end, MacRumors has seen significant growth and continued success.

    The site has always meant to provide an easy method to track and report interesting Mac News and Rumor items, and I feel it continues to succeed at this basic task.

    2003 brought a few complementary side-projects (DailyTunes.com and MacBytes.com) as well as the emergence of MacRumors Page 2 and the MacRumors Buyer's Guide.

    Some hilights from 2003:
    The next couple of weeks will bring the "ultimate" event for the avid Mac-news/rumor follower... a MacWorld Expo Keynote event. Readers should remember that last year's MacWorld San Francisco keynote brought the us 12" and 17" PowerBooks, Safari, Keynote, and iApp updates.

    2004 should bring more exciting news and rumors about Apple, as well as steady improvements to MacRumors.com itself.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Keep up the good work
     
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    MattG

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    Ahhh memories :)

    Can't wait to see what 2004 brings
     
  4. macrumors member

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    You know what stinks, not being able to see the keynote because I'll be flying back to school, shhh noone tell me what happens
     
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    latergator116

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    Has it already been a year since the new powerbooks and Safari??? Wow! that went by quickly.
     
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    Grimace

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    You guys are awesome - keep up the good work!!
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    I think I speak for everyone here when I give a BIG THANKS for a job well done. It takes alot of work to run a website like this. Arn and everyone have done a great job
    KUDOS!!!
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Thanks bennyek, now I don't have to say thanks, because you already spoke for me...:D

    I'd still like to say thank you to Arn and everyone behind the scenes though. You obviously put a tremendous amount of time into this site. Keep up the great work.
     
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    Phil Of Mac

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    Looks like you left one out...

    Hey, you didn't mention "New PowerBooks on Tuesday."
     
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    ~Shard~

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    I just wanted to throw in my genuine thanks and sincere appreciation as well. This site has been a staple of mine for the past 6 months, and helped greatly in the purchase of my first Mac. I visit it daily, enjoy reading the posts, and most of all, enjoy interacting with the many interesting members. Here's to 2004 and another amazing year! I'll be following MacRumors all the way. :cool:
     
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    ZildjianKX

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    My favorite mac site (take that Apple.com!)

    Keep up the good work, I visit you guys many time a day.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    this is the site that i gathered most of my information which lead to me finally making the big switch. big ups to macrumors.
     
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    Capt Underpants

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    Wow....

    This, indeed, has been a great year here at MR. I hope for an even better, more eventful and exciting rumor year to come. MR has such a great community. Way to go Arn!!!
     
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    pyrotoaster

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    Re: Looks like you left one out...

    Congrats on a great year, arn (and everyone in the Mac Rumors community). MR had some fantastic reporting (as I recall, this was the first site to predict the 12 and 17 inch Powerbooks last January).

    I'm sure there are still many rumors to come before the Stevenote. ;)

    I don't know, my favorite was the "New iPods Next Tuesday. No wait, NEXT Tuesday (I swear, next Tuesday)" thing that went from February to April. :D
     
  15. pmj
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    thanks!

    Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster, and very recent (2 weeks ago! :)) switcher, bought my first mac, a 12" PB G4!

    Anyway, thanks for all the great rumors, and hopefully 2004 is even better!

    edit: spelling
     
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    gwuMACaddict

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    Re: Re: Looks like you left one out...

    YES! arn, excellent work... and it wouldn't be as good a site without the community behind it. awesome mac year last year, happy new mac year to everyone! :D
     
  17. macrumors member

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    what was the big announcement of the january macworld of 2002?
     
  18. arn
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    arn

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    http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/01/20020107154105.shtml

    The LCD iMac was introduced. It was a CRT before this. Time Canada actually leaked the photo of the LCD iMac the night before. (also 14" ibooks and iphoto... see link)

    Apple also hyped significantly that MacWorld with teasers on their Apple.com site in the days before the keynote:

    Count the days. Count the minutes. Count on being blown away.
    Beyond the rumor sites. Way beyond.
    It's like a backstage pass to the future

    there were more...

    arn
     
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    latergator116

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    I beleive it was the flat panel iMacs and 14" ibooks

    Edit: oops, arn posted while I was in the middle of posting.:eek:
     
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    Freg3000

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    Re: Re: Looks like you left one out...

    I would say the iPod every Tuesday was the most annoying rumor of the year too. Like you said, it was basically every Tuesday for over 2 months.

    Thank you Arn, for this wonderful site. It is a pleasure spending so much time here.

    P.S. Last year, there was a Rumor Rejects and Unconfirmed list for the year, which gave about 6 pretty outlandish rumors that were never published. It looks like 3 of the 6 came true this year (Keynote, iTMS, and FireWire 800). But with the advent of Page 2, will we not be seeing such a report this year?
     
  21. macrumors 65816

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    This is, bar none, my favorite Mac-related website suite, from MacRumors to Page 2 to Mac News Bytes to the forums. It's all great. Thanks a bunch.

    And everyone else ought to contribute a little $! I use this site more than most any other software title I own, and I've paid a lot for some of those.
     
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    Sabenth

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    Same here Congrats on another year of stuff that dreams are made of LOL HERE'S TOO 04 been better bigger brighter and bugger me i have nothing more to say lol
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    MacRumors does a good job of providing different things for us Mac users to return to this site for.

    Keep up the good work.
     
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    Doctor Q

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    Great job, arn. Best Mac site anywhere, hands down (or up).

    I loved "Apple Leaks PowerMac G5 Specs", especially hearing that people showed up at the keynote with the leaked specs on their T-shirts. :)

    May 2004 bring us all lots more Macintosh surprises.
     
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    Photorun

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    Cheers mates! Hope 2004 kicks arse!
     

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