PowerMac + Imac build times are increasing!!

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  1. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    Anyone been to apple online stores recently?

    Build time for iMac is 15 days + 7 days for the PowerMac (in the UK at least)! Looks definate that new models are coming out! We knew this anyway though, nice to have some definate indication that its going to happen.

    NB. The ibook Combo also has an order time of a week??
    Also, the powerbook has a 15 day wait??

    What is going on?

    [Edited by Falleron on 12-22-2001 at 06:48 PM]
     
  2. jefhatfield Retired

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    new gear

    they could be gearing up for a new line of products at macworld san francisco

    but if all it ends up being just speed bumps, i won't mind if they can hit 1 ghz on the g4 and the ibook and approach that speed on their two laptops

    but i am hoping, speculating, assuming, or whatever...for that lcd imac and or that g5 and as tired as some posters are of the speculation that has been going all all december, the noise will be even louder if apple pulls off one of both of these rumored products

    other cool things could be a major os x update and a new size lcd monitor

    price reductions also help, too
     
  3. dantec macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think

    We will see a new appleworks at Macworld... There is a rebate... Just an idea!
     
  4. Falleron thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Strange

    I just went to http://www.apple.com to have a look at the build times over there in america to compare that with the UK. According to that an imac in america takes 1-2 days, but here in the UK the build time is 15 days!!
     
  5. DannyZR2 macrumors 6502

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    ...

    perhaps they are still cleaning out here in the homeland, but just not shipping out of the states unless orders come in.
     
  6. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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  7. dantec macrumors 6502a

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    How old is Appleworks?

    I would like to see (once the contract with M$ is over) Apple buy out all the engineers of the Macintosh buisness team and make them work on a next version of Appleworks and make it 50x better than the original office!
     
  8. jefhatfield Retired

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    in a perfect world that would be great and i agree

    but ms has too much leverage over apple and we all know it...do you think that apple suddenly fell in love with microsoft?

    ms may be evil, but if not that, they certainly wedge their way into everything that is cool in IT

    btw, congrats in advance on 100
     
  9. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Microsoft

    as evil as Microsoft may be, if there's a company to affiliate with for profit, it's them...
     
  10. samy85114 macrumors regular

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    it seems they are preparing for a big change, but maybe not, if we look at all last keynotes they already did the same move than right now... well as far as i remember.
    But like you all, i'm just waiting for G5, lcd imac...etc.
    That's why we are waiting for, isn't it??
     
  11. jefhatfield Retired

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    re: microsoft

    business affiliations always favor microsoft

    dell almost got hammered into having to use windows exclusively or else microsft would give their new release operating systems to compaq, hp and emachines first

    ...but from what i read in the news, dell fought back and microsoft did not try to strongarm dell again...that and at the time the us government was going after bill gates and his ways

    make no mistake, while microsoft got reprimanded they will try to pull more tricks but a little less agressively

    their "partnership" with apple on the gui-os thing and and novell on the networking-os thing and digital research on the computer languages vs os /non compete thing all only came up in microsoft's favor

    ...some say to the point that microsoft only worked with those companies to steal their stuff and copy it and make it in their own microsoft image

    those three companies i mentioned above were not known for their business saavy and apple is still considered a joke in the business sector in silicon valley, yet their business model is still better than woz giving away the technology for free like he once suggested until steve jobs realized there was some business potential

    thank god the apple machines that woz cooked up didn't become only some unknown pet project of the homebrew computer club
     
  12. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Apple's business history has been one of the more popular study cases with business schools...they are definitely known for not being savvy.

    Microsoft is the big dog, and will always be. I think they take something from everyone and make it their own. And they will continue to do this until they have completely saturated the market with their products (which is pretty much the case already!).

    Do u think Apple & Microsoft will make the move to allow the future of X run on chips other than Motorola's? Or do u think this could kill Apple?
     
  13. jefhatfield Retired

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    RE: CASE STUDIES

    my business school pounded the case study so intensely that one of its students took it to heart and now he is the president of microsoft (rick belluzo - golden gate university, san francisco, ca)

    what we need is someone who understands the case study method, but in practice, to come take over apple one day

    steve jobs is the number two god of apple, woz being the top god, but that does not make them automatic businessmen, but it does make them inventors and/or visionaries

    we would not have had a personal computer based silicon valley without those two so their spot in IT history is secured for all time

    ...but give me the business mind of a michael dell, larry ellison, or bill gates any day to run apple (of course, they didn't have to go to business school or even finish college for that matter, they had the case study method hardwired in their genetic code and that's what made them start their empires while they were all still in puberty)
     
  14. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Jobs the "visionary"

    yeah...Steve Jobs definitely is the "visionary" for Apple.
     
  15. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Build Times

    Just a guess, but do the UK build times include something that has to do with oversea transport (parts/materials)? I have small stuff shipping from overseas, and because of 9-11, I cant get anything through the red tape at the border. Stuff that used to take 3 days now takes 3 weeks, no joke. Just a guess.

    Also, Dantec, now that you are a senior member, you need to take another look at your signature and fix your grammatical error. Do you know what it is? :)
     
  16. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Build Times

    1) I would imagine the time accounts for shipping as well.

    2) I've been looking at that signature for so long but didn't want to say anything!
     
  17. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Dantec

    1. I was thinking that may be the problem

    2. Lets see if he catches it........
     
  18. jefhatfield Retired

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    don't pick on dantec

    he is only 13 and from switzerland

    how many languages does everyone here speak?

    i bet dantec could easily speak french, german, and italian
     
  19. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Dantec

    I hope he can tell its all in fun. Its only because he's a big boy now. 100+ If he's as smart as he appears, he should be able to take some joking.

    Anyone ever reached 1000? Wonder what that is? Godlike member?

     
  20. jefhatfield Retired

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    i think so for 1000

    there is a possibility of that with either anonymous poster or anonymous coward from the early days, assuming if they are one and the same person and if they are also one of the senior members of today

    as you know, some of the posters used to have different handles and they simply re-reister so it's hard to tell who has most

    on another IT site, i am jefhatfield and jeff hatfield, but only because they lost track of my password and they had to have me re=fegister only to find my old passwaord and identiry

    ik, i am getting tiire of typing...must go now
     
  21. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    I dont think I have the time nor the patience to answer two different name's posts
     
  22. Xapplimatic macrumors 6502

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    non Motorola?

    I think the poster asking if Apple would port OS X to non-Motorola meant non-PPC. As it is, OS X works fine on IBM-PPC equipped Macs. IBM and Motorola PPC chips (with exception of AltiVec-specific stuff) should be completely code-compatible. Someone enlighten me if that isn't the case. As far as non-PPC, there has been a clamor for Apple to put OS X on Intel, but I don't see there being a huge demand for such a thing given no Macs run on Intel chips and that PCs already have Linux and all that mess, it couldn't be so profitable for Apple to pursue such a course unless they intended to bail out of PPC processors which I don't forsee any time soon.
     
  23. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    my replies

    Hopefully Dantec won't take offense to that post. Like agreenster said, it's all in fun. I'm definitely not here to make fun of anyone.

    I was referring to non PowerPC chips. Thank u for clarifying that Xapplimatic. Like I said in a previous post somewhere around here, it's hard to keep my thoughts in complete order while I'm working. ;)
     
  24. dantec macrumors 6502a

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    Ok...

    Actually I can speak 3 launguages... and am starting on my 4th. English, French & German. I am starting to learn italian!

    I was thinking of changing my signature... You would only understand it if you had read one of my earlier posts (back in the days when I had 20 posts!).

    What is the gramatical error?

    I was gonna change it anyway... What do you guys suggest!

    Geez i'm only 13, not an english teacher!
     
  25. dantec macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I now changed...

    My signature has been changed... what do you guys think?

    If you guys don't like it tell me... and be honest this time!
     

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