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Apple announced today that they have plans to participate at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) conference in April.

Of more interest, in a media invitation, Apple writes:

Moving pictures. Moving sound. Moving the industry. Please join Apple for a special presentation at NAB 2004 to see the latest Apple technology
The special event is to be held on April 18, 2004. One recent Page 2 rumor hinted at an "upcoming device" at the NAB show in April
 

hobbes3113

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Macrumors said:
Apple announced today that they have plans at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) conference in April.

In a media invitation, Apple writes:



The special event is to be held on April 18, 2004. One recent Page 2 rumor hitned at an "upcoming device" at the NAB show in April.

Any ideas on what the new devices will be? New Power Macs? Powerbooks?
 

Chaszmyr

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As long as its not a G5 powerbook I will be happy :p

(I just bought a PowerBook.. Performance isnt important enough to me on my laptop that i wanted to wait a month or two for a 100mhz speed increase, but if it was bumped to G5 i would be very upset)
 

agentmouthwash

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maybe it's that ibox.

it says moving picture, moving sound and it's for broadcasters..

maybe it streams photos from iphoto, streams music from itunes,
and plays satelite radio feed, and dvds all through your TV / Stereo.
 

agreenster

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Handheld Quicktime device

Or

Apple branded home entertainment device to synch with your mac.

NOT a G5 Powerbook
 

tny

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Moving pictures. Moving sound. Moving the industry. Please join Apple for a special presentation at NAB 2004 to see the latest Apple technology​
Somebody care to explain why this doesn't just mean Final Cut Pro/Sountrack and Logic Pro demos for broadcasters?
 

Frobozz

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Digital Hub Device

Macrumors said:
Apple announced today that they have plans at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) conference in April.

In a media invitation, Apple writes:

The special event is to be held on April 18, 2004. One recent Page 2 rumor hitned at an "upcoming device" at the NAB show in April.

This is obviously the digital hub home media hardware that has been rumored. NAB is not the venue for computer hardware to be released (read: no PowerBooks, iMacs, or PowerMacs.)
 

diego

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Macrumors said:
Apple announced today that they have plans at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) conference in April.

In a media invitation, Apple writes:



The special event is to be held on April 18, 2004. One recent Page 2 rumor hitned at an "upcoming device" at the NAB show in April.


It looks like some sort of portable video device, but really hope it's new PowerBooks.
 

el_aarono

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video iPod....?

"Moving pictures. Moving Sound".... hmmmm sounds like a way to make

pictures and sound portable. Video iPod, maybe? If they do that, I suggest

that the ipod be turned sideways so the view screen would be in widescreen

format. I still wouldn't buy one though.
 

agreenster

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tny said:
Somebody care to explain why this doesn't just mean Final Cut Pro/Sountrack and Logic Pro demos for broadcasters?

True. Could just be software announcements/expos.
 

arn

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I doubt apple would released PowerBook/PowerMac updates at this event... seems like it would more NAB specific.

arn
 

Some_Big_Spoon

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Because you're on a rumors site, not Slashdot
Logic (like why in the hell G5 PB's at NAB..NAB for god's sake!) has no place here..

tny said:
Moving pictures. Moving sound. Moving the industry. Please join Apple for a special presentation at NAB 2004 to see the latest Apple technology​
Somebody care to explain why this doesn't just mean Final Cut Pro/Sountrack and Logic Pro demos for broadcasters?
 

takao

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yeah finally something new on the hardware site ....
i hope it isn't music/ipod/iTMS related please let it be some new _computers_
(after visiting the local apple store for the first time i want new imacs as soon as possible :D )
 

Gaffa Bug

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Feb 27, 2004
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just a thought

Wasn't there an earlier rumor that Apple may enter the movie projector market??? Maybe this is it.
 

g30ffr3y

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im hopping on the ibox bandwagon for streaming content... but probably itll just end up being software updates to final cut or shake etc... but would they make such a big deal if it were just that???
 

moosecat

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tny said:
Moving pictures. Moving sound. Moving the industry. Please join Apple for a special presentation at NAB 2004 to see the latest Apple technology​
Somebody care to explain why this doesn't just mean Final Cut Pro/Sountrack and Logic Pro demos for broadcasters?

That sounds most likely to me. People are focusing on "Moving pictures" and "Moving sound," without attention to "Moving the industry." The industry at NAB is broadcasting -- a video iPod (or updated CPUs) would not "move" that industry. (Unless a TV tuner were involved ... Hmm....)
 

GigaWire

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arn said:
I doubt apple would released PowerBook/PowerMac updates at this event... seems like it would more NAB specific.

arn

G5 PowerBooks would be big news to the NAB crowd that would have a mjor impact on mobile editing. The current PowerBooks are ok, but G5's would be amazing. One thing is for sure, it will not be a consumer grade device.
 

iggyb

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Sounds like it just might be a software update....it is NAB after all.....

But, I'd love to hear something more exciting, like a COMPUTER UPDATE!
 

***T-MC®***

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iggyb said:
Sounds like it just might be a software update....it is NAB after all.....

But, I'd love to hear something more exciting, like a COMPUTER UPDATE!


...or maybe a totally NEW application/software for the NAB people!!!
 

Namacste

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Nov 5, 2003
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New Displays, Please

Maybe just wishful thinking since I need one so badly.

But seriously think of it: a new flat panel display with HDTV capabilities maybe?

It has been a long, long while since Apple updated these mothers.
 
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