I thought VIIV was just Yonahs with special multimedia purposes?Daveway said:-Mac minis having DVR would most likely not use Yonah, but would more likely use viiv, which is for multimedia.
I seriously hope it helped switch more than hundreds!Moving onto the hot stuff now, the Mac mini was first introduced one year ago at MWSF 2005 and has seen a similar success as the iPod shuffle, switching hundreds of PC users to the Mac platform.
So the article WAS a bit exaggerated. The iPod shuffle comments were a bit bloated as well.runninmac said:Thats what I was hoping to... for a multi-billion dollar company 100's isn't much to be bragging about.
It's not even that! It's a set of minimum hardware and software requirements that should play nice with WinXP Media Center and some new Intel services. Several CPUs and chipsets will qualify for the branding. Macs, even if they carried all the same chips, probably wouldn't get the Viiv name because of the different operating system.runninmac said:I thought VIIV was just Yonahs with special multimedia purposes?
Yeah. It's had a lot of press on the Mac net but it seems the more I read the more it looks like viiv is a bit of a red herring for us. Apple already has a pretty workable multimedia framework with iLife and Bonjour etc.iMeowbot said:It's not even that! It's a set of minimum hardware and software requirements that should play nice with WinXP Media Center and some new Intel services. Several CPUs and chipsets will qualify for the branding. Macs, even if they carried all the same chips, probably wouldn't get the Viiv name because of the different operating system.
I agree, it was a good round-up article, although it was telling us things we already knew (but that's what round-ups are for anyway).ibjoshua said:I thought it was a quite nicely rounded article. A big surpise isn't really a big surprise if it's rumoured before hand is it?
I could see those Nanos getting a boost to make room for bigger Shuffles.
I'm not sure about all these predictions of iBooks before Powerbooks. That just doesn't make sense and neither do Mac Minis before Power Macs or iMacs. They don't usually pioneer new processors with the low end machines. Where did the G3, G4 and G5 processors go first?
This MacWorld looks like it will be fun.
First prediction: websites will continue on using fonts that are too small to read.MacBytes said:Detailed MacWorld Predictions
This is nice.....“The new Mac mini will feature the new Yonah processor, two different speeds will be available, 1.66Ghz and 1.50GHz single core low voltage and the possibility of a higher tier Yonah at 1.66Ghz but featuring dual cores.”
Bingo, they can't. Whoever is assuming that will be sorely dissappointed when they discover the facts. Single core Yonah's aren't slated until April at the absolute earliest. And it seems to me that the dual core Yonah will be signifigently more expensive to produce then the G4. Which stands to reason that we will not see dual core Yonah chips inside the iBook, unless you want to be paying Powerbook prices.Silencio said:How can any Apple product released/announced in January possibly have a single-core Yonah? Those CPUs won't be released by Intel until March or April.
We'll see in a few weeks won't we... You can forget about dual core Yonah's showing up in the iBook line, unless Apple wants to endure an entire year's worth of canabalized PowerBook sales (the Merom dual core 64-bit processor won't be out until the end of 2006).Daveway said:-Powerbooks are a no go for MWSF, that can be guaranteed.