iMac's Product Line-up for January

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by rice_web, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. rice_web macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2001
    Minot, North Dakota
    So, what will be Apple's product line-up for January? Nobody really knows, but here's my guess:

    15" LCD iMac
    800-1000 MHz G3
    128-256 RAM
    20-60 GB Hard Drive

    17" LCD Pro Desktop
    800-1000 MHz G4
    128-256 RAM
    40-80 GB Hard Drive

    PowerMac Desktop
    1100-1400MHz G4
    256-512 RAM
    60-80 GB Hard Drive
    Monitor Sold Separately

    Hmm... too far off? Well, it's fun to dream.
  2. rice_web thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2001
    Minot, North Dakota
    One more thing...

    If they chose to have two low-end and mid-range computers with LCD displays, they could further lower the cost of LCD monitors, making them even more affordable.
  3. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    have you heard about G5????

    you say it's fun to dream, yet you are not dreaming of the G5. you have issues.
  4. rice_web thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2001
    Minot, North Dakota

    But is the G5 going to be all that it is hyped up to be? I am hearing that the Apollo's will be called G5's. If that is the case, then a G5 isn't much of a dream. However, I know where you are coming from. I feel the need for speed. But then again, I'm using a crappy 400MHz DV iMac.
  5. oldMac macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2001
    I like your lineup...

    However, I'm still pushing the vision of a detachable screen iMac that allows people to upgrade to a larger display, or buy the machine sans display and hook up a larger monitor like a cinema display.

    This would be a much more modular approach that could fit the niche that the cube missed. More of a "G3 cube" meets iMac concept.

    As for speed, I don't think we'll see anything faster than 1Ghz on either the G3 or G4. That's a clue in itself. In my opinion, that almost guarantees that Apple will introduce a dual-1Ghz G4 machine.

    That new G3 processor could be a real smoker, too. It sports 512KB internal cache which is double what the current G3 has. It is also lower power and has improvements in the overall design which should make it about 20% faster than the current G3 when clocked at the same speed.
  6. Falleron macrumors 68000


    Nov 22, 2001
    Re: I like your lineup...

    If apple uses the G3 1Ghz they are going to have to use a higher mhz G4(say 1.2Ghz) because they cant have an iMac outperforming a PowerMac!
  7. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

    Nov 4, 2001
    G4 - G3 - G5

    Technically the 1ghz G4 would out perform a 1ghz G4 but then again it would not look good to Apple to have the set ups like that.

    My Idea (Pesimistic and Possibly)

    iMac - 700 - 1ghz - Flat Screen 15.1 (Possibly 16:9 instead of 3:4)

    G4 Lowend and G5 Highend - Dual 1ghz - 1.4ghz

    My Idea (Optimistic and Unlikely)

    iMac + iBook: Updated to G4 Processors - iBook 800mhz - iMac 800mhz - 1ghz CD/DVD Combo and possible superdrive.

    Modified g4 Cube running 800mhz to 1ghz with CDRW/DVD Combo - 300mhz Bus

    G5 PowerMac Tower, DDR-RAM (Mac 2gb), 400mhz System Bus - Faster SuperDrive.

    Some change to monitors. Hopefully a 19"

    Well we will all see on Jan 8th!

  8. Tommy! macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2001

    ok here is a possible yet kool lineup...<br>

    iMac- 800-1000MHz G4 with 15" LCD display... 40-80GB hard drives, CDRW on base model, combo drive on middle and high end model. GeForce 2 128/256megs ram DVDRW optional..maybe.<br>

    Unnamed middle end product- Apollo G4 with speeds 900-1100MHz. 60-80GB hard drives.GeForce 2 or 3 CDRW/DVD on lower end model, DVDRWCDRW on high end model 256/512 megs ram and that new firewire thing<br>

    Powermac G5 900-1400 MHz 256/512 megs ram, 60-100GB hard drives, GeForce 3 new firewire thing, DVD/CD RW on all models...<br>

    15 inch LCD display will be dropped and in its place will be a 17" with the same price tag. a new 19" will take the 17" pricepoint. and the 22" (or is it 24?) will drop down to 1999.<br>
    and by the way.... NO imacs suck.
  9. Kethoticus macrumors 6502


    My speculations...

    Since we've been getting reports (rumors?) about a Taiwanese manufacturer receiving an order from Apple, etc., etc., etc., I'd say that we MIGHT see LCD iMacs in a month. Exact configurations are anyone's guess, but I'm not betting a GHz G3 just yet, not with an LCD built in--too expensive.

    I do believe that a new MT desktop model will be released, but I'm not terribly hopeful for it being a G5-based machine. But an Apollo-based machine, with speeds that top 1GHz, are fine with me. (But I seriously doubt that we'll see dual-GHz Macs. The fastest chips are usually in shorter supply and that last ones to arrive in dual versions.)

    I do also think (and hope) that we'll see things like 800mbps firewire and DDR-RAM mobos. Even without the G5, this might be some MWExpo. Of course, I hope I'm not setting myself up for disappointment, with Steve all enthusiastically trumping up his "new" high-end 800MHz G3 iMac with a 15" CRT display and CD-RW/DVD-ROM, or, dual-867MHz G4s with a new single 900MHz model (same 7450 chip). Sorry, but that would leave me slightly underwhelmed.

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