G5 announced Jan, Available Feb / Mar


menoinjun

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Impossible. No way. If they are going to be announced...then they will be available immediately, with maybe only one shipping 2 weeks later.

Why would anyone buy a G4 if you could get a G5 in a month? That would completely cannibalize Apple's sales for the month of January. Forget the waiting part.

-Pete
 

Ensign Paris

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Suppose so

All I can tell is that it is likely that there will be no G5 in janurary, but in feb or march.

Guy
 

jefhatfield

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re: impossible

in jan 2002, apple desperately needs to announce the g5 and if they can't ship right away, then have a huge sale on g4s in january to move stock and still hopefully make some profit and not have a cannibalized january

we can't let this whole p4 campaign stomp thru the market winning over new users with their 2 ghz machines selling left and right

steve jobs now needs to back his magic with product because he can't change sales based only on his charisma, and charisma he has but these are lean times
 

Ensign Paris

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I have to face facts

I am afraid that I don't know what is going to happen.

I think that Apple really need to have atleast one machine over 1.5ghz or atleast 1ghz.

Come Jan. 7th we will know what goin on!

Guy
 

DannyZR2

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it is clear

I think the way things are looking CLEARLY indicates that we will see the G5 AND the G4 BOTH!

THinkabout the rumors of the new iMac.. If steve is indicating that the new thing to come out at the EXPO is going to be an iMac, he has called it 'powerful'.. this tells me it will have a G4 and since it has a G4, it will ship with a SuperDrive in the high-end model. Does this not make sense!?

AND since the consumer iMac will be getting the G4.. (APOLLO) then this makes room for the new line of PowerMacs to ship with the new G5 (true 64-bit) processor.

I really think this is what we will see. It is possible, and likely, that the G5 will be announced only, and not shipped until February, just as many products have been in the past, but I do believe we will see an announcement of the new iMac G4 and PowerMac G5 lines.
 

menoinjun

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I see. A G4 Apollo iMac with 15" LCD AND a superdrive?? And exactly how much would this "consumer product" cost there pal?

-pete
 

DannyZR2

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well there buddy...

if you read my post. i said the high-end iMac G4 would have the SuperDrive.. not them all..

 

falc420

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Jul 24, 2001
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Nah...

Hello everybody,

We might see a speed bump of the G4 Power Macs, and maybe the G5, but I am pretty sure the main focus of the January announcements will be the new iMac.

I was at CompUSA (aka CompAbu$er) today and noticed they had only one blue iMac, in a box, on the floor. All of the display iMacs were gone also. All of the other products appeared to be in stock, and they even had an iPod display. This is in Des Moines, Iowa, where in the past, new products would take at least a few days, if not a week or more, to hit the shelves.

Let's hope that Apple's been able to clear their inventory as well as they did here, if indeed that is what happened.

Colin
 

yanny

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Originally posted by ptrauber
Impossible. No way. If they are going to be announced...then they will be available immediately, with maybe only one shipping 2 weeks later.

Why would anyone buy a G4 if you could get a G5 in a month? That would completely cannibalize Apple's sales for the month of January. Forget the waiting part.

-Pete
Because there is a price difference. I think Apollo G4 and G5 will feature at the same time in the PowerMac range. Low-end will have Apollo G4, high-end will have G5.

I don't know about the new Imac though, whether it will be Sahara G3 or just G4, I hope it will be G4.
 

samy85114

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If Apple are going to release G5 on Juanuary, they will make it available on keynote day or by 2 weeks. as someone said, if you know that G5 gonna be available do u think you gonna purchase a mac 1 month before his coming... i dont think so! you would be attracted to buy the latest one and surely not the oldest...
But there,s only one thing i hope the most... G5 in january!

I thought about it yesterday, is it possible that Apple put the G4 down in the iMac to keep towers for G5... it,S not impossible.. after all! And they gonna change their laptops in the next few months, as they did before with iBook and Powerbook.

Tell me your opinion about that.
 

kaneda

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G5

Imac G4 will be available at SF Keynote, not the G5. That would be available mid-Feb.

The imac G4 does not come with superdrive, it's still CDR-DVD. And the model speed 733mhz-1.2ghz.

G5 offers 1.2ghz-1.6ghz. Superdrive for all models. The high-end model is comparable to SGI workstation.
 
My prediction for MWSF2002...

"After this morning's announcements, I have to say that the Mac is falling apart. Here I am expecting 1.6GHz G5s, and all we have are these stupid Apollo G4s, no higher than 1.13GHz! Alright, so we have LCD iMacs, which ain't bad, but I need a workstation. What the hell kind of an Expo was this? You're really going down Apple!"

.....

"Apple, you suck! I was gonna buy a new Mac this new year, but now? Forget it. I'm gonna think different alright Mr. Jobs!"

.....

"1.13GHz G4s? That's it? I feel so ripped off. I'm not even buying a new Mac now. And I still gotta listen to my Wintel buddy talking about his 1.6GHz Athlon."
 

falc420

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realism and retail

Folks, I hope I'm wrong. Few people will be happier than I if I am. But we need to be realistic here, and nobody is.
Kethoticus -- I'd say that my earlier post is a lot more realistic than some of the other ones. *grin* What do you think?

Eyelikeart...I wish we had an Apple Store in Des Moines, Iowa. The CompUSA here is the epitome of pathetic! Yes, they have been improving, but it is still truly a sad sight.

I'd totally understand your shock if Des Moines had an Apple Store. But know this: I would immediately arm wrestle you for 'custody' of an Apple Store here. ;-)

Here's to the hope that Apple can flush out their channel inventory and make room for some great new Macs!

Colin
 

kaneda

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What Announcement??

Where did you get that info about G4's 1.14ghz!! that is whacked! what the hell did Apple do last 6 months? masterbating!

By next year, Apple will fall further behind to PC. They better get their head out of their (_|_) and make some serious products here! We don't need ipod! We need a faster personal PC, and making Powerful laptop will not gain much of Personal PC market.

Next year, I think more and more people will convert to PC. If it is really true that their next desktop will be 1.14ghz and summer I guess dual 1.14ghz...I will definitely get a PC and that run WIN XP.

this is what I am going to get.
http://www.alienware.com
 

Kid Red

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annoucement..

Chill, his post is about "the morning after the announcement" meaning it hasn't happened yet. It's a joke on what he thinks may happen.
 

iwantanewmac

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d'oh

Can u all stop talking about the stuff that apple will or will not bring out soon.
especialy persons who say: I hate speculating but..... and then AGAIN a whole nonsense story begins.
Just wait! only if you have REAL rumors let me hear.
That's what this site is called: Macrumors.
not Macidiottalk
 
re: my sarcasm

Thanx Kid Red. I'm glad someone gets my meaning here.

And as for falc20, I dunno man. I really don't think we're gonna see G5s just yet—although like I said, I'll be the first to chear if there are. And you wanna talk retail problems? There still ain't an Apple store in the largest city in the country yet. (Although there are some great Mac places in NY, like RCS and J&R—although I'm not sure if the latter is open for business after the attacks, it's that far south on the island).
 

dantec

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Unfortuantely...

I think Apple will stick a 800mhz G5 in their lowest powermac. Then the 1.2 and 1.5 models will ship a little later, (about 2 weeks) and the dual will come, the following month.

I just hope we don't have a catastrophy as with the G4's. Does anyone remember the speed dumping experience?