New Products Next week?

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  1. macam macrumors regular

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    I don't know how reliable this is but I have been looking at www.macosxrumors.com and they appear to have confirmation that there was a meeting on the Saturday before the 'One more thing...' media event to let the retail people know what was coming out this week. And they are announcing that this Saturday there is another meeting scheduled!!!!

    How reliable are they as a rumour site people...? Because they are saying this could possibly be the launch of the new PowerMacs and PowerBooks...

    macam
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    How reliable are they? In my opinion not very!
     
  3. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    If rumors sites were reliable, they would be renamed to 'fact sites'.

    Rumors are rumors.
     
  4. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    macosxrumors said that ALL of Apples computer lineup would see an update by December - including the iMac.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Does discontinuing the eMac (at least as a consumer product) count as an update? They have posted many stories from their "sources" that have been total flights of fancy before. Think Secret and Apple Insider seem to be much more reliable.
     
  6. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    This would be quite interesting, if true. I'm not going to accept it as fact, nor deny it, since all the video iPod nay-sayers probably feel quite stupid by now.
     
  7. Norouzi macrumors 6502

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    Well in defence of all the iPod Video nay-sayers, Steve did continuously say that it would not happen, and if you didn't know that prety much every time he denies something that much it's bound to happen then, then they shouldn't feel that stupid.
    Now for any of the die hard Mac fans that didn't see a Video iPod coming......that's another story. :)
     
  8. macam thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have to say though - what with the lead times on the Apple store you have to predict that the PowerBooks and PowerMacs are VERY close to an update!? I have never seen the days increase to that amount mid product cycle. I think that it's odds on boys and girls that this rumour may have a good potential to be on the money or close!

    I wouldn't be surprised if we see a built in iSight in the new PowerBooks. That would be awesome. :D

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  9. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    No, I don't want that. Can you imagine the size of bezel necessary to accommodate this camera. I love the slick look of PBs, iBooks my come out with them but not PBs.
    Also, why would this be so appealing to power user, we need performance.
     
  10. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not exactly sure how that would turn out but I remember seeing a patent filed by Apple for a camera on laptop display a few months back.

    My guess is the PB's and PM's will be updated in the next two weeks.
     
  11. macam thread starter macrumors regular

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    I hear you but I am thinking it's going to be flush... If you think about it... You want it to film yourself so you can conference call on iChat or skype... and if you're using the screen, 9 times out of ten you're going to position the screen to face you so that is facing you straight on. That way you move the lid to adjust height etc. that way you won't have that funky cylindrical camera thing I've seen on old Sony Vaios.

    And why is this appealing to a poweruser? It's a great communications tool and that's the industry that I am in and I think that I would use it loads...
    I don't think Cisco would have built video phones for nothing - they think it's the future and so do I! 3G phones... exactly the same thing - just a bit too new but awesome concept!

    macam
     
  12. persianpunisher macrumors regular

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    I always knew a video ipod would come. I have waited for October 12, 2005 for 4 years. The video ipod is a godsend
     
  13. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    LOL, waste of a post. This has nothing do with this thread.

    Anyway, I see no reason for having an iSight built in to a PB or an iB. I would have no use for it and being on a portable, would get scratched much more easily than on the iMac.
     
  14. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    All the recent big news has been about consumer lines -- some of us who use their Macs for work want something we can sink our teeth into and consider spending money on, whether it's our own money or on behalf of the firms we work for.

    Don't get me wrong -- I own two iPods, I like hearing about the iPod stuff and the smaller Macs because they all represent increasing visibility and awareness of all things Apple but it's news about the PowerMacs and PowerBooks that really interest me but there's been little to get really excited about recently.

    So here's hoping for some beefy updates before the end of the year if not the beginning of the financial year in April so I can put some purchasing requests in to Finance.
     
  15. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I can see a "last update before intel" release for PBs and PMs.

    The one thing about Apple I would hazard to say, is that although they are a little nasty and dont release firmware and software updates to give us new things like some of the new features the iMac has right away, you can bet that all new products will get it if feasible and that iLife 06 or .Mac or something else tied to income streams will see us get some of these things.
     
  16. mac3dX macrumors newbie

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    Apple Store has 3-5 business day wait on Power Macs!!

    Apple Store has 3-5 business day wait on Power Macs!! It was only a 24-hour wait yesterday. It won't be long now!
     
  17. DavidCar macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone mentioned the AppleInsider article that came up in the last half hour?

    http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1320
     
  18. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    It has been like that for quite a while now.
     
  19. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    please please please please please be true.

    need. 17". powerbook. very. soon.
     
  20. Alone2Gether macrumors regular

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    I sure hope AI is correct. I've been waiting patiently since August.

    I am just sick of Windows. The hassle of running spyware removal programs every week. :mad:
    But I still have to use it though. I'm a mechanical engineering major and we use Pro/Engineer.

    Yes, seems odd for an engineer to have a Mac but I fell in love with it after playing around on a friend's computer.

    I also do movie editing as a hobby and want to learn Final Cut.
     
  21. macam thread starter macrumors regular

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    so now that Appleinsider have put their word behind it... do we now think macosxrumors might be onto something with the whole meeting thing scheduled for this coming Saturday!?

    I am starting to think so...

    Let's get excited again... we've got to have something to look forward to!

    I love everyone and everything again!

    macam
     
  22. macam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah dude, I hear you... I have been waiting since may.... thinking: I know it will happen in a couple of months... those PB's are going to get upgraded soon. I am still being patient. Looks like a long weekend again....

    macam
     
  23. djkny macrumors 6502

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    Who cares if AI put their word behind it, it's the nature of the Powerbook update that's ludicrous.

    This is gonna be a silent, bogus, ride-out-until-Intel update they could've done LAST October '04. I love the way Apple cons us like suckers. We ride out 18 months for a "significant" update, get played psychological games on, and fall for the anticipation of "updates soon." We are suckers.
     
  24. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    What could the photography-related announcement be? iPod Camera? Or better (worse?) yet, Apple-branded professional image-editing software for the Mac...but would they really tick off Adobe by doing that?
     

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