the cylinder design is interesting. it could work. im interested in one thing though. all the g5s that have shipped have been in beige boxes. this is pretty standard practice. what i dont know is how apple samples its imacs to developers. i dont know of anyone who gets imacs during development. seems like if apple wanted to test the design it would have to ship the imac in some sort of enclosure that closely mimicked its actual enclosure, which is something apple has always avoided in its PMs. the reason im interested in this is if apple was drastically moving away from a tower enclosure then how would they work out all the technical aspects of it if they have just been shipping developers beige boxes? any idea?Originally posted by Beej
Well, after having predicted the new iMac as being a "half sphere", you should all respect my authoritaaah.
The Next PowerMac revision will be a dome-topped cylinder. It will take up less desk space, but will be taller so everything will fit.
Hmmm, but what about it falling over? A gyroscope? Oh well, I'm telling you what I think the new PowerMacs will look like, not how they are supposed to stand up...
That wouldn´t work if they are still towers. Towers remain UNDER the desk. You would have to lead the USB/FW cable from trhe front to the back of the table and on the table to the front again! Else the cables will wrap your drawersOriginally posted by shergar
And Steve (or jonathon) if you're reading this - which I know you're not - how about a firewire port and a couple of USBs on the FRONT of the machine.