Freg3000

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From MacMinute

Jobs on PowerBook G5, consolidation of PC industry
September 21, 2003 - 14:41 EDT__ An article on the Spanish Web site 5Dias and an interview in the German publication F.A.Z. offer a few interesting tidbits from Apple CEO Steve Jobs. According to 5Dias, Jobs reportedly said last week that Apple is currently working on a PowerBook G5 and hopes to introduce it "by the end of next year." In the interview with F.A.Z., Jobs said he expects that the computer industry will continue to consolidate, while others will disappear completely from the market. In particular, he said (according to the BableFish translator) "the future position of gateway is very uncertain" and he imagines Sony to withdraw itself completely from the PC business.
 

Ramsos

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I think gateway is moving away from computers and focusing more on electronics such as plasma tvs, digital Cameras, DVD players. home theater systems. etc... I don't even remember that last time i saw a gateway commercial that actually included PC's.
 
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MacsRgr8

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Whoa Freg3000....
Gr8 find.
Is Steve suddenly giving roadmaps?
i.e.: "G5 to 3 GHz by this time next year", "Hope to introduce the PB G5 by the end of next year"

???? :confused:

If the PB won't get the G5 till end of next year.... what will it get until then???
G4 7457??? Highly doubtfull. I can't believe Moto still will deliver processors for Apple next year.
G3 750 GX (or better) ??? Branded the G4-and-a-half... If Moto doesn't deliver any G4's anymore, then I think Apple could brand any PPC with SIMD units a G4. Leave the G5 as a 64 bits CPU, brand any 32 bits CPU with Altivec a G4 (just to take the marketing "age" out of the G3 750 GX)

Very interesting.
 
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Giaguara

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Re: Translation Request: 5dias

this is a year of laptops

a part of its prices, from 1599 and 2999 euros, they are notably better than many laptops that have WIndows OS, and Jobs confirmed that with these models the share of laptops of total computers in apple will raise to 50 % and to be the best year so far (or this or the next year) he afirmed to european journalists.

the revolution will be the laptops with 64 bit processors, g5, that the compnay has developed together with ibm, using 3.000 dollars to develop it. "we are working on it and we'd like to complete it b efore the end of year" (jobs) confirmed.

apple had the last fiscal (economical? tax year?) year 5.489 mln euros of profit (?), with (profit??) 66,3 mln.

sorry i'm tired. desculpe mi spanglish.
 
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microrario

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"Reconoció después que la revolución decisiva será la introducción en los portátiles del nuevo chip de 64 bits, G5, que la compañía ha desarrollado junto a IBM, con una inversión de 3.000 millones de dólares. 'Estamos trabajando en ello y lo que nos gustaría es conseguirlo para finales del año que viene', afirmó."

"He believes that after the decisive change there will be an introduction of the new 64 bit G5s into laptops that the company has developed with IBM, with an investment of 3 billion dollars. 'We are working on this and we would like to release this before the end of next year.' he assured."
 
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VladDracul

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A slight change on the translation above by microrario (although nothing substantial) :)

"Reconoció después que la revolución decisiva será la introducción en los portátiles del nuevo chip de 64 bits, G5, que la compañía ha desarrollado junto a IBM, con una inversión de 3.000 millones de dólares. 'Estamos trabajando en ello y lo que nos gustaría es conseguirlo para finales del año que viene', afirmó."


"Afterwards he admitted that the decisive revolution will be the introduction in laptops of the new 64 bits chip, the G5, that the company has developed along with IBM, with an investment of 3 billion dollars. 'We are working on it and what we'd like is to have it by the end of next year', he said".
 
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They better start working on getting the G4 with 512 L2 and L3 of 1mb-2mb going...we're gonna need it.

I was hoping for next summer.
 
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Originally posted by VladDracul
A slight change on the translation above by microrario (although nothing substantial) :)

"Reconoció después que la revolución decisiva será la introducción en los portátiles del nuevo chip de 64 bits, G5, que la compañía ha desarrollado junto a IBM, con una inversión de 3.000 millones de dólares. 'Estamos trabajando en ello y lo que nos gustaría es conseguirlo para finales del año que viene', afirmó."


"Afterwards he admitted that the decisive revolution will be the introduction in laptops of the new 64 bits chip, the G5, that the company has developed along with IBM, with an investment of 3 billion dollars. 'We are working on it and what we'd like is to have it by the end of next year', he said".

eventually, someone got it right !!!
 
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microrario

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Steve Jobs: This is the Year of the Laptops

Even though the prices are between 1,599 and 2,999 euros, and even though there are many laptops with Windows OS, Jobs affirms that Apple laptops will be 50% of the sales of portables 'perhaps the next year or the year after', he said in front of european newswriters.

He recognized afterward that the that decisive revolution will be their introduction of the new 64 bit G5s into laptops that the company has developed with IBM, with an investment of 3 billion dollars. 'We are working on this and we would like to release this before the end of next year.' he assured.

Apple's fiscal gain was 5.489 billion euros, with a profit of 66.3 million.

He is basically saying that after their introduction of G5s into portables, they will have 50% of the sales of portable computers.

Hope this helps.
 
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microrario

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Sorry about the mistakes, I didn't know what the context of the paragraph was. Look at Page 2 and I translated the whole article, it makes sense now.

[admin edit: threads merged. full translation merged into this thread]
 
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Apple could announce them in June 2004, and ship them before the end of the year.....in October 2004.

This worries me a bit. Everyone thought that the "before the end of the year" deadlines for Panther and iTMS for Windows were very conservative. However, now some realize that perhaps they are not. Maybe we should take Steve at his word. No G5 PowerBooks for at least a year.

I hope it isn't true. :(
 
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MacsRgr8

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Safe to say:
NO POWERBOOKS G5 UNTIL END OF 2004?

Here's to 750 GX (Gobi, later Mojave)?
G3 + Altivec, > 1 GHz, > 167 MHz FSB...

Like I said before: Apple can't really brand these the "old" G3's, can they? Or are Apple gonna use the, eh, expected and anticipated G4 7457...? I still think Moto will pull the plug on the G4.....
Let Moto do the cell phones with M$. Serves them right... ha ha.
 
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Hawthorne

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I hope they can get it faster, too.

On the other hand, I was quite happy with my Lombard during the years I had a G4 450, so I can wait a year between the rollout of the G5 in a desktop and a G4 in a notebook.

Actually, I have yet to get a G4 notebook, as I'm typing this on my lil' ol' 700mhz iBook, so maybe i'm not the target market on this one....

:)
 
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alxths

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Hmm.. well I'd say its not unlikely that he just gave that date to stop peopel from skipping out on the current pbs in anticipation for a g5 powerbook. He could be just trying to get us all to by new pbs now.. and then new g5s when they're released in ...summerish? I dunno.. just thought id throw it out there.
 
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dongmin

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Originally posted by Phil Of Mac
And he's probably being conservative about "end of the year" here too. Obviously, no one really knows.

Yeah it's hard to make any real inferences from this statement. But it sounds like it's later than sooner, no? Second half of 2004, maybe. That means we'll have at least one more G4 update. Wow, I didn't think the G4 had any legs left.
 
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JSRockit

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Originally posted by dongmin
Yeah it's hard to make any real inferences from this statement. But it sounds like it's later than sooner, no? Second half of 2004, maybe. That means we'll have at least one more G4 update. Wow, I didn't think the G4 had any legs left.

If apple says one date, add a few weeks/ months to that timeframe (history has taught us this).
 
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esheep2001

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Originally posted by dongmin
Yeah it's hard to make any real inferences from this statement. But it sounds like it's later than sooner, no? Second half of 2004, maybe. That means we'll have at least one more G4 update. Wow, I didn't think the G4 had any legs left.

Hmm, the last 15" update took 10 months. There doesn't need to be an update and frankly I'd bevery suprised if there is. I expect Apple to be working flat out on the G5.

e.
 
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JSRockit

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Originally posted by esheep2001
Hmm, the last 15" update took 10 months. There doesn't need to be an update and frankly I'd bevery suprised if there is. I expect Apple to be working flat out on the G5.

e.

Yeah, I agree...I don't think we will see another G4 update.
 
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Stella

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Its really no surprise Apple have been working on G5s PB.

Apple want > 50% of their sales to be laptops.. and people want G5 laptops.. in contrast to - people want Blue tooth mice, but don't want (generally) one mouse button - sorry, I couldn't resist!

I'm surprised that if it really does take as long as December '94 for apple to get G5 PB out though..
 
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A year away isn't that long if you think about it. It's just one more Quite Revision...maybe just a speed bump. Next year (2004) should be the year for the Desktop. G5 PowerMac hits 3GHz...then 2005 is the year of the Laptop again...2GHz G5 PowerBooks...1.6 G5 for iBooks and iMacs...I can't expect too much more this year...Apple really out did themselves!

Way to Go Steve!
:D
 
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