New G4 Image has Surfaced

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by MacRumors, Jul 17, 2001.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    11 hours before the keynote, another G4 Tower image
    has surfaced on the internet.

    This one looks to be a photograph, which lends more
    credence to it's authenticity... The image is... well --
    interesting. But, you just have to judge yourself... :)

    G4 Image

    Click while you can...
  2. macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2001
  3. macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2001

    Something in me just sorta said "That's it" when I saw that pic. And I have to say... I dig it. Very freakish, in a good way. And I see how it fits in with the new look. I have a feeling iMac is probably on it's way out, as is the Yosemite case. They are more of a blend between the old colored-plastics look and the new techish minimal look than the new look itself, IMO.

    Today at work I was excited all day, I was like "when I get out of here tonight, there will be no work between then and the keynote, just a brief period of eating, hanging out a little, and sleeping. heheheheh WORD, tomorrow is going to rock. :)

  4. Guest

    i like it alot. like something giger would have designed. for a kubrick movie. i cant wait to see it up close.
  5. pfm

    i dig it

    a lot of folks on macnn boards were dissing it, but I dig it! it looks authentic, but for someo reason it looks like a prototype to me. i expect the "real" one to be similar but we will all see tomorrow.

  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2001
    Montgomery, AL

    This thing rocks! The tower is no big shock, honestly. Very minimalist, very industrial, and very simple. The handles are what caught my eye. Those things are beautiful once you really look at them. I love it! I can only hope that this is the real deal, but something inside me says that it is. Guess we'll see about all of that tomorrow morning!
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2001
    G4--No way...

    Can't be... or should I say I hope it isn't. Don't get me wrong, I love the look of it, but... would anyone else like to add another removable media drive? Zip, floppy, tape, etc? because this enclosure moc up lacks removable panels to make this possible. Great photoshop work by somebody...
  8. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    mixed feelings

    yeah - I've got mixed feelings about it myself... it looks to be a photograph rather than a real "clean" photoshop job... but I'm not sure if I like the look 100%.

    The thing I'm reminded of though is that every time a new mac comes out, the web-photo always looks much worse than in person.

    we'll see... 10 1/2 hrs to go...

  9. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2001

    Am I the only one who thinks that this "new G4" is one of the ugliest computers there's ever been? Oh man. If that "thing" (and I say that for lack of a better word. I'm not calling that a mac.) shows up tomorrow @ Macworld, I am giving up all hope for Apple. I don't believe it to be real anyhow. It looks pretty good (picture wise), but it too easily could be someone's good work in a metal/wood shop. I don't buy it.

  10. macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2001
    Aha. Thought so. 2001 ASO all the way. Apple designs are following popular trends. After here it's back to new age Aquarius stuff and bright plastic.

    But in the meantime... more HAL like thingies please!

    "Digital hub, Dave?"

    "Yes HAL" :)
  11. macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2001
    Texas, USA
  12. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2001
    Kill the handles

    If the handles were taken off, that would actually look pretty nice. With the handles, it looks like a bug or a Kmart earring, or something unspeakable.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2001
    I like the new industrial look of it so all I have to say is SSSWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTT!
  14. macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2001
    Re: Kill the handles

    Right On JereIC.
  15. Guest


    That box is so ugly....

    I'm not sure what you guys that like it are looking at. (?) it certainly looks like a prototype, and all i can say is that i hope it never sees light of day looking like that. i won't be upgrading my g4 any time soon....

  16. Administrator


    Jun 4, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    It looks too cold. I prefer the current G4 tower appearance. Hmmm. I could deal with it tho. We'll see in a few hours I suppose.

  17. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2001
    Relax everyone, this is Steve Jobs we're talking about here. He is as likely to release a computer that looks like that as he is to wear a grey turtleneck tomorrow. Let's all just get a goodnight's sleep (particularly those of us stuck on the west coast tonight) and wake up to a new (mac)World.
  18. macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2001

    what the hell are you guys smoking around here??? that's by far the ugliest block with handles i've ever seen. come on people, give apple some credit and stop falling for these highschool hoaxes.
  19. macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2001

    That is soo fake.. you know what it is? .. its a metal BOX with old g4 handles on it.. then the drive and speaker on it were pasted on with Photoshop.. apple wouldnt make something like that.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2001
    I can't figure out why that thing doesn't fall over. Is it really supposed to rest on those curved handles placed on the bottom? it just doesn't look stable.
  21. macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2001
  22. macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2001
    Toasty In here

    I'de give this one a hell freezing over chances of two, maybe. This image is just an obvious photoshopup and has no revelence to the actual machines jobs will roll out.

    (No Sleep Til Keynote)
  23. Guest

  24. Guest

    Thats not it

    That thing would tip over too easily it looks like.

    The "handles" are too big, odd shaped to make a stable base.

    Have you ever picked up a G3/G4? They are fairly heavy and the power supply is on the TOP (hot air rises, internally it makes a convection current rise up and out).

    Thats someone's design class project most likely.

    Theres no way in hell thats an Apple product. Its just too outlandish and unstable-looking.

    Blechh :rolleyes:
  25. Guest

    you've got to be kidding...

    thats some real bad 3D and photoshop work there. Impossibly ugly, inelegant and totally impractical. Looks nothing like anything else Jonathan Ives designed either. Pathetic German fake. Ignore.

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