no g5 in january, if ever at all

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  1. giovanni macrumors regular

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    mac bidouille reports that MOT is having financial and production problems such that g5 in january are unlikely. In fact they report that IBM and AMD execs have been seen several times visiting Apple in cupertino, even though nobody knows what is being discussed.
    Macbidouille goes on saying that clearly Apple is working on replacing a fading, disappointing MOT.

    And I say: Apple !?!?!? shouldn't you have thought about this a bit earlier in the game ?
     
  2. ftaok macrumors 601

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  4. iGav macrumors G3

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    How does one know what a IBM or AMD exec looks like?? Also how does one tell them apart???
     
  5. rickag macrumors regular

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    Great

    No Power4 derivative from IBM as per a NASA scientist and no G5 from Motorola as per mac bidouille.....
    :(

    But, wait, they did mention AMD @ mac bidouille.:rolleyes:

    Somebody is not exactly telling the truth.:D
     
  6. rickag macrumors regular

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    Their alleged source at Apple would supposedly have allegedly known through their supposedly infomed alleged contact in the allegedly claimed department involved in the supposedly allegedly attended meetings.:)

    ooooppppps
     
  7. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    spotting specific execs is pretty hard, I have noticed that Cisco people have the name plasteredon their laptop cases, but other than that, and Novell guys wearing ugly t-shirts I'd be hard pressed to pick a specific exec out of the crowd.
     
  8. vniow macrumors G4

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    Translated text

    Here's the exact (translated) text from the site:

    So if this is accurate, (probably not) Moto's out and the next chip will be from IBM, AMD or some kind of new chip developed between the three. :)
     
  9. iGav macrumors G3

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    Oh......... I thought it might be because they were wearing suits...... something tells me Apple is a place where Suits would stick out like sore thumbs..... :p
     
  10. DaveGee macrumors 6502a

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    Not that I expect anyone here to believe me since I'm not going to provide the kind of proof that people in general are going to expect.... That being said.

    Apple along with it's cpu partner('s) have been working on the next big CPU jump for quite some time. A few **YEARS** in fact. Nothing has changed. Where these people get the idea that stuff like a MAJOR CPU update happens in a 3 to 6 month windows are totally off the freaking beam. We are talking YEARS folks. CPUs and new motherboards are not whipped up in a weekend with 6 guys and a few cases of beer.

    The next CPU Apple is going to use began it's life sometime in 2000 and yep the baking process is still going on...

    I'm gonna shut up now since I don't want to say anything more but all of this FUD and cloak-n-dagger crap is getting pretty silly.

    My last bit of adivice... The comment about Apple not going with the Power4 chip should not be taken as if it came down from God himself... And thats all I'm gonna say on that topic.

    Remember worrying is nothing but wasted energy... Kick back relax and enjoy the show. :D

    D
     
  11. Gaz macrumors regular

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    Damn it! Looks like I have to return the beer.
     
  12. arn macrumors god

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    Thanks for the info, DaveGee

    Overall, people generally should (and I think do) take each "rumor" with a grain of salt... and no single rumor should generally be taken as gosphel.

    That being said, you can rate rumors in your head based on where they come from. This particular rumor didn't make it to the front page of macrumors for a reason.

    There are always a few of the vocal minority which scream bloody-murder when a relatively extreme rumor is posted... but suspect that is the minority, and most people have some common sense about it all.

    arn
     
  13. giovanni thread starter macrumors regular

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    edvniow, your translation sux !
    Mine was an intelligent translation - yours sound like a machine generated one (IOW, iditiotic !).

    Sorry, I had to say.

    ciao ciao
     
  14. giovanni thread starter macrumors regular

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    well put Arn.

    And I am still laughing at those people wondering how one could tell an IBM or AMD exec !!!!!

    Are you guys still wondering ?

    A few of you can be quite funny dudes, just a few.
     
  15. vniow macrumors G4

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    Well excuse me for not speaking French. :rolleyes:
     
  16. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    The way IBM and AMD are talked about on these boards, you can probably tell them apart from the Motorola execs by the glowing rings above their heads. :)
     
  17. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    maybe they are just bringing groovy amd t-shirts,hats,pens etc. to steve :D
     
  18. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    There's an easy way to tell which one's from AMD and which one's from IBM...

    The IBM guy will be at least 6 ft 5in tall and built like arnie.

    The AMD guy will be wearing 3D specs and a T Shirt with "when ?" written on the front and back.

    IBM = Big Blue

    AMD = 3D Now! (I was clutching at straws for that one)
     
  19. BJNY macrumors regular

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    AppleP58,
    Please shed some light on this subject of CPU's and motherboards. When will Apple WOW its faithful?
    Billy
     
  20. solvs macrumors 603

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    He left because someone was mean to him.

    Turns out he was right (mostly), but he still didn't have to leave. He should have stayed and shoved it in the guys face. Not that no one believed him (lots did), he just got scared and ran away when pressed for info, which made him look not so reliable.

    I had my doubts about the color of the case he showed, it does look better in person though, now that it's here (Dual CD drives!!!).

    He didn't seem to know much about the internals though (or if he did, he wasn't telling).
     
  21. Olorin macrumors newbie

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    Thank You DaveGee. You are smart not to say to much. A friend of mine got fired for posting info on a certain board. He had very bad luck.
    With that said, I would like to back you up. I will post no proof but don't worry so much. Apple has been working on a replacement for quite some time now. You'll all be happy when it comes around. It won't be to much longer. Relax and enjoy the ride.
     
  22. ddtlm macrumors 65816

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    What's with all this reasonable talk? I thought we were supposed to believe every damn rumor we read!

    Seriously, many people on this board blow this way and that like leaves in the wind.

    I still am betting on the Power4-lite, it makes too much sense for Apple to leave on the side of the road. Not only that, but it is a real confirmed chip, unlike the Moto "G5" or "7460" or "7500", and furthermore it is suited to the task at hand, unlike the Moto 85xx series.

    I for one do expect more advanced G4's to pop up; Moto's other customers love low energy and low heat as much as Apple, and such chips will be great for iMacs and laptops for years to come.
     
  23. Kethoticus macrumors 6502

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    arn wrote...

    How long have you been managing a Mac website again?
     
  24. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    I guess you are talking about me?

    Yeah, afterwards you always know if someone was right or not. But I still don't get why he should have shoved it up my face? If he would have been just a little bit more specific in what he was saying... but instead he was like "I know more, but I won't tell you!"

    That was exactly the problem.

    I also had my doubts and I am still sure that the case on the picture is white! Maybe because it was a prototype or whatever! I didn't have a problem to admit that I was wrong about the final color when the first official pictures were available. But when I see a green car on a picture, it is green for me and I only believe that it is blue, wehn I saw it with my own eyes... if you know what I mean...

    And he wouldn't have anyway! So the outcome would have been the same, no matter if he would have stayed or not...

    Just to all the people who seem to have the need to rub that old story in again and again:
    I contacted AppleP58 personally and apologized for being rude to him and never really intended to offend him personally. At the same time I asked him to think over his step to leave the forums. Neither I ever got an answer, nor he showed up again...

    groovebuster
     

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