The current events (or lack thereof) today in Apple world

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by spaceballl, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    #1
    So it's Monday...
    I see no powermac CPU upgrades, no G5 iMacs, no display updates, nothing... Que triste...

    what happened?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I'm still hoping for tomorrow morning...if not, I'll be digging up my MWSF "oh well, no new PowerMacs" thread, and asking all those who told me to shut up and wait where the hell they are!?!
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Beak out the champagne!

    :(
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    couldn't have said it better myself :D

    But there also is the SuperBowl next weekend - so it might be a week still before we see anything.

    D
     
  5. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Might be even longer. Don't you think, Mr. Andy, that the SB week will just be full of iPods?
     
  6. stoid macrumors 601

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    Apple had better start pulling some hardware rabbits out of its hat pretty soon. Either that or build a reinforced wall around ol' 1 Infinite Loop!
     
  7. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Ha, gimme a break, no one is storming the compound just because the rumors aren't panning out.

    We are on a dry streak or apple is flooding us with fake rumors... blah blah blah bad.
     
  8. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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    I don't care so much when rumors don't pan out but Apple hardware for consumers is starting to look mediocre. The PB, iMac and eMac have all lost that loving feeling. The PM and iBook are still good but old news. I hope that at least something* gets released tomorrow.
     
  9. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    I agree. iMac and eMac sales are on a steepening decline and something needs to be done.

    12" PB is now looking pretty dated next to the new iBooks.

    G5 is the future...
     
  10. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    So it's Tuesday...
    I see no powermac CPU upgrades, no G5 iMacs, no display updates, nothing... Que triste...

    what happened?
     
  11. stoid macrumors 601

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    Yes, how long until us fanatics resign ourselves to no new products today?

    9AM Pacific?

    Noon?

    5PM?

    9PM?

    Midnight?
     
  12. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    I think it's becoming apparent that Apple doesn't intend to be bound by mere dates. I'd just hope, though, that they do SOMETHING to celebrate besides give it a bare mention in the MWSF Stevenote, even if whatever it is happens elsewhere in the year.

    It does look like no new products anytime soon, though; maybe some speed bumps of existing lines, if you listen to rumors. (I do, of course, invite Apple to prove me resoundingly wrong). :)
     
  13. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    i'm getting bored... apple needs to keep me excited... anything new!
     
  14. wdlove macrumors P6

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    All good things occur in there own time. It is probably best for our sanity, that we focus on the upcoming Superbowl 38. We have the Pepsi Commercial that we can look forward.
     
  15. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    I have started to look forward to ATIs new graphics card, the R420, because Apple dont seem to be releasing anything new and interesting.

    At the moment it looks like:
    Dual 3Ghz G5 in May/June
    PowerBook G5 in May/June
    iMac G5 in september
    G5 eMacs in July (in time for next school year)
    faster G4 ibooks in October
     
  16. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Thank you for a healthy approach to Apple product updates. We can focus on these dates, then if something happens sooner we can celebrate. Originally Steve said he hope to have a 3 Ghz G5 mid year.
     
  17. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    hahahahahaha

    G5 eMac in July?

    hahahahahaha

    ok, sorry, done here.

    ha.
     
  18. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Was the G5 eMac because the iMac G5 was going to be so late? I dunno... I doubt that Apple would bother. They'll just let the iMac/eMac sales go into the toilet, feebly trying to keep at least a few sales going through rebates. :(

    The faster G4 iBooks in October, missing the school year... that sounds realistic too. Dual 3GHz in May/June? Doubtful, unless they don't ship until Sept/Oct. That Powerbook G5 in May/June seems a little early too.

    But cheer up. Come December, when we look back, a lot of good stuff will have come out. :)
     
  19. Downdivx macrumors regular

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    G5 emacs?

    I don't know G5 emacs this summer dose sound promising. I think that lots of schools would like the included CRT monitor and the G5's performance. There doesn't seem to be a case size/heat issue. I think my University would buy several for cheap video editing systems.
    It would also be a good way to get rid of all of those left over 1.6 & 1.8 G5 processors after the next speed bump.
    W
    PS: Didn't Steve Promise not Hope 3.0 Ghz G5s within a year?
     
  20. mms macrumors 6502a

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    eMac G5 before iMac G5 simply won't happen. The eMacs are pretty good right now, and it'd be hard for them to maintain the low price. PB's and PM's are probably higher in priority than G5 iMacs/eMacs anyways, so I don't think we'll see those for a while.

    I'm hoping that the reason Apple hasn't updated any hardware in a while is that they are planning something big and extra special for the 20th anniversary... updates all across the line would be a welcome surprise.
     
  21. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    And this annivesary occurs when? ;) Feb 2?
     

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