what's Apple's deal?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sam10685, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. sam10685 macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    it's been WELL over a month since we've had any quality releases. what's up with that stuff? also, Apples 30th birthday has come and gone with nothing but a Mac OSX update and a windowz thing.
     
  2. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    Boot Camp for some marked a very important event in Apple history and can be thought off the biggest thing since the iPod, I personally don't agree and think its a bad idea, I would however have liked to see an Apple PDA, a Video iPod or an Apple robot.
     
  3. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Some companies release a new product every month, week, or day of the year. Microsoft has some sort of important update or product release almost all of the time. But who listens. Apple is the master of timing it's product releases to maximise media interest and coverage. As noted above, BootCamp and inclusion of BIOS support is important along with Virtualization by Parallels is very important. Perhaps Apple will release a version of virtualization with a future version of OSX, perhaps they support third-party development of virtualization to avoid lawsuits, perhaps they will pick up Paralleles But I believe that Apple has been in the news recently, and the news is good. So, while product releases have not been recent (though the iBook is defiantly eol), it is likely that before June, more new products will come into the pipe line, just in time for school next year.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    On the hardware front, Apple have their hands full getting all their existing product lines moved over to Intel. On the software front, Apple have their hands full getting all their existing product lines moved over to Intel. On the iPod front, Apple have run into serious problems with their attempts to develop rectangular earbuds to match the rest of their hardware. The meatus stretchers are tied up in the FDA approval process.
     
  5. Paragon macrumors member

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    The new iBook (one of their best sellers both commercally and in education) is on it's way (potentially out in the next 30 days?)

    The rest of the Mac range is on its way to the Intel world, I'd say there's quite a lot going on at the moment :confused:
     
  6. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Apple's 20th anniversary machine came a year after their 20th anniversary. We have to be patient, in the new next few months, there are going to be a lot of changes.
     
  7. pknz macrumors 68020

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  8. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    What will we have next year?

    I am looking to upgrade my powermac in Q1 2007, what technology do you think we will have?

    Processor? 2x quad core 3.0Ghz 64-bit processor
    Hard Drive? 2x 1 Terabyte fibre channel drives
    Ram? 8 Slots 4GB per slot totaling 32Gb
    Optical? Blue-Ray
    Graphics? Quad SLI 1GB cards totaling 4GB graphics memory

    40" displays 3360x2160 resolution

    What do you think?
    anything else?
     
  9. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    Me too!

    iBot... Get me a beer....

    iBot... Let the dog out...

    iBot... take out the garbage... :cool:

    ahhhh.... damn im lazy....
     
  10. generik macrumors 601

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    Will Macs resale value be crappy due to Intel inside?

    I suppose it is time for Macs to come in line with the rest of the industry :(
     
  11. Mord macrumors G4

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