What do you expect from Apple during the NAB?

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  1. generik macrumors 601

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    Seems like Apple has a big booth at some upcoming conference!

    What do you guys hope to see? 13" and 17" MBPs? Final price cuts for PowerMacs? :D
     
  2. direzz macrumors 6502

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    im not sure but it would be nice to see a 13"

    and whats going on with apple still not acknowledging its 30th bday!!!
     
  3. menziep macrumors 6502a

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    Its old age mate

    They fegot there own BDAY
     
  4. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    FYI: Apple didn't acknowledge their 20th birthday until 13 months after it happened. Apple turned 20 on April 1, 1996, but the 20th Anniversary Mac wasn't released until May of 1997.

    As for NAB:

    Final Cut Studio 6
    Possibly a very high-end editing software to compete with Avid (Final Cut Extreme?)
    17" MBP
     
  5. iamhammill macrumors 6502

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    I want to see the 13". Price cuts on the Pro Apps and PowerMacs.
     
  6. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure there are going to be some minor updates to the current 15" MBP's as well as the alleged release of the 17".

    If the 17" is geared towards the video professionals there is no way that they can not include a DL Superdrive.

    Also with the Intel price cuts they could easily do another processor shuffle. The 2.16 is slated to dop to the current price of the 2.0.

    Low end MBP 15" 2 Ghz
    High end MBP 15" 2.16 Ghz with an option of 2.33Ghz

    Low end 17" MBP 2.16Ghz
    High end 17" MBP 2.33 Ghz with 7200rpm drive as standard.

    DL Superdrives standard on all machines. Maybe a higher end video card for the 17" MBP's
     
  7. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I also think we will see those products along with a new 30" Cinema Display.
     
  8. liketom macrumors 601

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    NAB - Final Cut Extream

    17" MBP 2.16Ghz
    13.3" MBP 2.0Ghz

    price cuts on 20"23"30" adding new 40"
     
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    Im wondering if apple will really release something new so soon after a "revised" final cut studio was released? Has NAB tradtionally been a platform for Apple to release new hardware?
     
  11. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    excellent, so its just round the corner! i thought that one of the benefits of switching to intel chips was that we would see more frequent processor updates? I will therefore be dissapointed if the processors aren't bumped slightly!
     
  12. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    no , which is why i don't think they will release the new mbps there
     
  13. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    The longer they wait the more certain I am that 15" MBP buyers are going to feel so burned when Apple unveil the new form factors...

    That happened the last time for the TiBook didn't it?
     
  14. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i'm praying for final cut pro 6/studio updates with motion 3 etc.... but i don't think it will happen because they just updated final cut studio for intel, so an update prob won't happen till like MWSF. (isn't that when they normally announce FC upgrades)
     
  15. direzz macrumors 6502

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    would apple be the type of company to update its processors every few months?
     
  16. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    you would think but its rare about once a year or so..depending on which product...
     
  17. direzz macrumors 6502

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    interesting. i think apple will be forced to adapt to how fast intel upgrades there stuff. especially if they want to directly compete with the windows pc market.
     
  18. zap2 macrumors 604

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    however in past years Apple release stuff on Sunday.
     
  19. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    That seems to be the way it is now, but that's a recent development (mostly as the G4 development slowed down so much). 6 months used to be about standard.
     
  20. Josias macrumors 68000

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    17" MBP:
    2.16 GHz Core Duo (2.33 GHz upgrade soon available)
    1 GB RAM standard (up to 4 GB)
    120 GB 5.400 rpm. / 100 GB 7.200 rpm.
    Ati X1900 256 MB GDDR3 (512 MB upgrade)
    8x DL superdrive
    ExpressCard/54 slot
    1680x1050 screen res. (1920x1200 as option)
    I know it's not gonna happen, but built-in powersupply would rock!!:cool:
    (otherwise same as 15", iSight and this sh*t, also 1" thick)
    Price: $2999

    15.4" models stay excactly as they are (perhaps an option of 8x DL superdrive).

    13.3" MBP:
    1.83 GHz Core Duo
    512 MB RAM standard (up to 2 GB)
    80 GB 5.400 rpm. (100/120 GB available) also 100 GB 7.200 rpm. available
    Ati X1400 128 MB GDDR3
    4x superdrive
    1280x768 screen res.
    iSight + Frontrow + MagSafe
    2.8 cm (12" PB was 3 cm)
    Price: $1599
     

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