New Mac to debut during Superbowl !!!

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  1. MediaHound macrumors newbie

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    Isn't it obvious? All this time spent debating MWSF, or is it Seybold or MWNY. People, the answer to all of our questions is coming February 3rd! Lets put this to rest once and for all. My "new Mac" money is burning a hole in my pocket. Go PATS!
     
  2. whfsdude macrumors 6502a

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    SJ is like that he could very well do it but you know how long it takes to say powermac hehe 2 million to just say that word :p
     
  3. whfsdude macrumors 6502a

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    SJ is like that he could very well do it but you know how long it takes to say powermac hehe 2 million to just say that word :p
     
  4. kaneda macrumors regular

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    Superbowl??

    What the hell? why would they pick the superbowl date to announce the new power mac? that is stupidest thing I have ever heard...but I could be wrong...
     
  5. macaddict123k macrumors member

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    the famous 1984 commercial first ran during the superbowl. So there is a small chance
     
  6. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    Yea, but the ad was about Apple IIRC, not a product announcement. The superbowl would be best served with an iMac commercial, as that would be the majority crowd watching, consumers.
     
  7. spikeorama macrumors newbie

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    What are you talking about? The 1984 commercial was the "product announcement" for the orginal macintosh.
     
  8. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    it would be clever....but I feel it's more wishful thinking than anything else...

    the 1984 commercial was an insanely big deal because it was the release of the Macintosh.....I can't imagine Apple spending that much money to introduce a new generation of professional line towers....

    do u have any idea how much that ad would cost?
     
  9. mac_airport macrumors newbie

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    well, a super bowl costs 'big bucks'...here is a quote from the wall street journal yesterday:

    "Thus far, Fox has charged advertisers as little as $1.5 million per 30-second spot, compared with the $2 million Viacom's CBS was pulling in for some commercials for last year's game."

    $1.5 million or more for a 30-second ad buy to promote a new powermac?...not a wise financial move in my opinion...not likely either given the 'bad taste' left at many tech firms about prior super bowl ad buys in '99, '00, and '01 by now-failed 'dot-coms'...
     
  10. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    WTF most people would rather watch the football
    not a good plan 99
     
  11. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Getting ready to run...

    But if they were announcing the iWalk...

    [Runs out door, angry mob chasing]
     
  12. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    the damned iWalk...

    u are lucky it's late and I need to be awake in 5 hours....

    or else I'd club u like a baby seal!!!

    I hope u know, of course, I'm just kidding....
     
  13. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    apple 1984 movie

    I found a copy of the 1984 commercial on geocities.

    http://www.geocities.com/applemovie

    These public sites have a traffic cap on them so if
    everybody goes it might shut off.


    But the idea that apple might release something
    on superbowl sunday, is exciting. But I doubt
    Steve will repeat himself. Besides, someone already
    said that that slot would be reserved for the new imac.
    That computer is really nice. I'm a pro user and I would
    still like that thing.


    Fill it to the rim with Brim..dude
     
  14. lera macrumors member

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  15. evanmarx macrumors member

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  16. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Re: Getting ready to run...

    LOL. :D
     
  17. networkman macrumors regular

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    maybe they may announce something but if it is the faster powermac, i was expecting that yesterday
     
  18. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know about u guys....but I'm starting to care less and less about it.... :eek:
     
  19. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    1984 superbowl

    im pretty sure u can find the 1984 superbowl commercial at

    http://www.applehistory.com/

    and ill bet it can take more traffic than the other site too =)

    did it ever occur to anyone that maybe apple wont be releasing a new powermac in the next week or 2? just a thought.... ;)
     
  20. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    taking a shot...

    it has....

    just like it's occured to me that Apple will doubtedly release a PDA.... ;)
     
  21. evildead macrumors 65816

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    Re: the damned iWalk...

    I want an iWalk! I have been looing at getting a PDA for some time now and kept telling my self that if Apple put out one... I would grab it in a second. Now Im worried that if I get a Palm I will hate my self if Apple puts one out later and I cant justify spending the cash on another one.
     
  22. theranch macrumors 6502

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    only rumors

    You and alot of others were expecting something yesterday ONLY because you guys read some uncertified information on some rumor sites.
    That's the facts.
     
  23. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't call Macuser an uncertified source -

    They claim that the whole announcement of a faster Power Mac lineup will be a minor press release. I'd tend to agree - after all, Professional users who need the raw power of the Souped-up Towers know exactly what they want. The G4 iMac launch was/is big because it's designed to target the "Great Unwashed"; the unknowing public who need to be coaxed in the general direction of Apple with a mighty tasty carrot.
     
  24. evildead macrumors 65816

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    Re: theranch

    I sent you a privat message about your email that you sent me about the iSub. I am only telling you this becuse it looks like your new arround here and I dont know how much you now about the bord. I tried to email you back but your user prefrences wont let me and the email that you posted is not good.
     
  25. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Super Bowl

    It would be great to to an apple commercial during thr Super Bowl! An enjoyable relief from the beer and car ads.

    700mhz snow
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    Not all who wander are lost.
     

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