New PowerMac G6 box design?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by steve jr., Aug 19, 2005.

  1. steve jr. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2005
    Akron, OH
    I'm not really sure where to post this, and thus far I haven't seen anything on it, so here I am.

    Here is a link that has a lot of pictures of the Intel Developer boxes.

    Notice something about them? Look at all of the empty space! I think Apple will be sure to create a new design for the Intel machines. What do you all think?

  2. camomac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005
    Left Coast
    i don't know about anybody else, but i would like to see a very similar case (aluminum) with a second drive bay.

    it looks like they have enough space in there to do that now.
  3. jaysmith macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2005
    i hope they do a combination of the g4/g5 design, which both have some great design cues. i've always liked the clear plastic-ish casings on g4 pm's and monitors, as well as the clean metalllic g5's. who knows.
  4. noel4r macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I'm sorry I'm lost. You think this is new PowerMac G6 box design?
  5. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    i dont think he thinks these are the G6 cases. i think hes posting the dev Mactels to give us an idea to what the new G6's may look like, with their miniture insides.

    personally i love the G5 case, its just too beautiful. alas, they are out of my price range and will change design for the G6. ho hum.
  6. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

    Dr. Dastardly

    Jun 26, 2004
    I live in a giant bucket!
    I wouldn't be suprised if they shrank it down a bit, but with graphics cards nowadays taking up almost two ports and such I don't think they will make them to much smaller.

    I always thought it would be a good idea to almost keep the larger size now that everyone is use to it and try to use the extra space to make it as silent as possible.
  7. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    The new Powermacs will almost certainly sport a new case. I'm betting a lot that it will change. It will likely a lot.

    **Just don't get rid of the Indigo motherboards!!!**
  8. mjstew33 macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    It will most definitley sport a new case as said above.

    Has there ever been a product to keep it's same case after a HUGE product change...?
    i.e. PowerBook G3 - PowerBook G4
    i.e. PowerMac G3 - PowerMac G4
    i.e. PowerMac G4 - PowerMac G5
    i.e. iBook G3 Clamshell - iBook G3 snow?
  9. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    First of all I really hope they don't call it the G6, I'm getting tired of those names. Not to mention isn't there a car named the G6.

    I bet the new case will be totally white. Probably plastic, picking up accents from the iMac and iBook. A new Professional model might be black? that would be cool.
  10. supergod macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2004
    Well, I sure hope you are in fact betting, because I will take up your bet... and then I will take your money. And that would be fun. How about $100?

    I would really like apple to change the case a bit: I feel it's too large and could stand to shed a few pounds, but I have this weird nagging feeling that Apple just isn't going to do it. I guess it's called pulling an Apple: not changing the product when it ain't broke.

    If they were to make some kind of case modification I would be willing to assume that it wouldn't go beyond switching the current optical drive to a slot loading variation. Of course the look of those drives is quite elegant, but I prefer the current drive as it makes it easier to drop in CDs since I keep my beast on the ground.
  11. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Bloody hell!! That's nigh on empty!!

    I reckon you could get the new PowerMac case inside the old one if they do a little creative designing, mind you I would absolutely love the same design but at about 2/3 the size (and weight! she's a hefty ol' girl the G5)
  12. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    I could also see a PowerMac mini based on a 2/3 scale case with similar specs to the iMac G5, three models:

    Single 1.8GHz G5 Max 2GB RAM

    Single 2.0GHz G5 Max 2GB RAM

    Single 2.3GHz G5 Max 4GB RAM

    All with upgradeable AGP video card (not sure if I'd let it drive the 30" display), a couple of PCI(-X? maybe...) ports, 2 Firewire, 4 USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 8x Dual-layer Superdrive (keep the 16x for the regular PowerMac).

    Prices to fill in the gap between iMac and PowerMac
  13. scarlco macrumors member


    Aug 2, 2005
    Ossining, NY
    I'd be willing to bet that the case design will indeed be different, to reflect the massive change. The photo we've seen here won't be anything like the final product - it's simply a stock intel board mounted into a modified case of current style. Eventually, when it's time for the change, Apple will start producing their own motherboards, which will be made to fit into the new cases... whatever size they may be. They won't be too small - there's got to be room for upgrading and expansion beyond a single video card. Perhaps some extra drive bays... both internal and external?

    One thing i'm sure of is that it won't be white. That's the color reserved for the consumer line. They'll probably stick with a metallic color with not much of a gloss. The perforated face may change - it'll still be open, to allow for good airflow, but it'll be something visually apparant like a different perforated pattern or sections of solid materials.

    Apple is doing well with the simplicity of their line. They'll stick with that, while offering options for the end user to customize a bit and make it their own.

    Of course, I'm talking out of my rear here. But hey, aren't we all?
  14. velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    With the change to intel hopefully we get back to cool retro designs like this. :D

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  15. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    We shouldn't be looking at the current G5 line, Apple have said that these are just sample machines. Do not read anything into them.

    I personally think that we'll get thinner machines, smaller and even more stylish machines. Think of the iMac G5, its thin. But it's still thicker than it needs to be due to the fan/heatsink of the G5 CPU. So, imagine a really thin iMac G5. OK, not 1inch thick liket he PowerBooks, but 1.5? that's small.

    Can't wait to see Apple's future lineup.
  16. Dreadnought macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Almere, The Netherlands
    That's a bit to Dell-ishh to my liking, but ofcourse it will be much more stylish!
  17. Jimong5 macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002


    :D big change :D
  18. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    Uhhh.... I think you have 2 g4s there.... Our old G3 was like this:

    There were 3 models... There was a tower... As shown in this pic..
  19. Wes macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2001
  20. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
    Oh the PowerMac will most proberly have the same size....there needs to be room for another chip + cooling for it......if there is anyother spce left...more HDD bays or expansion slots ;)

    And if not...they can and should just give it a really good and dead silent cooling system :D
  21. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005

    Hello? 1997 just called and wanted to get its technology back :D

    PCIe for the win!
  22. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
    :eek: :eek:

    What a machine with the same CPU but no sceen for a higher price...maybe same price or less ;)
  23. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005

    Woah, slow down, we've just dispensed with 1996 technology, don't get too far ahead of yourself. I'm not going for some flashy new high tech system, I'm trying to imagine a system Apple would actually give us ie, something that works perfectly for 95% of the population but just short enough on features for the other 5% to whinge and moan about at the top of their voices.

    ;) :D
  24. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
    I agree with PCIe but for a graphics card except the Geforece 7800 there is no use for PCIe.......all the other cards are AGP native...and also cant take advantage of PCIe because AGP can still handle the load ;)

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