'Intel Inside' no more.


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I hated the fact that stickers seemed to be compulsory on intel machines, but I didn't mind the old logo too much. where can I find this new? took a quick look at that site but couldn't find much. that italian site didn't have the image.

besides who needs a sticker when a powerful laptop alone acts as the intel badge ;)
 

keysersoze

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raggedjimmi said:
I hated the fact that stickers seemed to be compulsory on intel machines, but I didn't mind the old logo too much. where can I find this new? took a quick look at that site but couldn't find much. that italian site didn't have the image.

besides who needs a sticker when a powerful laptop alone acts as the intel badge ;)
I guess this was the idea:
http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2005/11/16/intel_new_logos/

But it sounds like they are DOA now.

More of the same here:
http://www.macshrine.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=39
 

iMeowbot

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It's not quiiiiiiiite over :) Just this week Intel registered a pile of new Core Inside, Xeon Inside etc. trademarks. So it looks like we're stuck with the "inside" outside.
 

portent

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The sticker was just there because PC makers got a price break for putting it there. There's no reason to believe that Apple would have used them, anyway, given Apple's obsession with clean design.
 

Josh396

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Lord Blackadder said:
Apple won't allow stickers on their computers, though maybe on the boxes.
I could maybe see a logo or something on the box but I also agree that there is no way Jobs will let an Intel sticker on any mac product.
 

Bubbasteve

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Josh396 said:
there is no way Jobs will let an Intel sticker on any mac product.
Absolutely... when I see the Windows PCs that have the intel stickers it just reminds me of a car filled with bumper stickers ... now why would anyone want a bumper sticker on there brand new BMW? (or to avoid debate, replace your favorite car manufactorer with BMW)
 

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Josh396 said:
I could maybe see a logo or something on the box but I also agree that there is no way Jobs will let an Intel sticker on any mac product.
I agree. No stickers.

They'll probably be imprinted on the side of the Mac itself. I figure they'll replace the glowing Apple on the Powerbook with a Intel logo instead.
 

Abstract

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Josh396 said:
I could maybe see a logo or something on the box but I also agree that there is no way Jobs will let an Intel sticker on any mac product.

Actually, I don't believe I'll see an Intel logo on a Mac product OR a box.

And since Apple will only be using Intel x86 chips, and not AMD, I don't think it's even necessary to put Intel stickers on Intel Mac laptops.
 

redAPPLE

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Bubbasteve said:
Absolutely... when I see the Windows PCs that have the intel stickers it just reminds me of a car filled with bumper stickers ... now why would anyone want a bumper sticker on there brand new BMW? (or to avoid debate, replace your favorite car manufactorer with BMW)
i got the Apple sticker on my car, got a problem with that buddy? :)
 

redAPPLE

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as long as the sticker can be removed (and no sign on tampering would stay) let them stick a sticker on the macs.

one poster said, companies get a price break by putting those fugly stickers. well, if i get a to pay a few dollars lesser, why not (again as long as i can remove the stickers myself).

if those logos are correct, it is a shame that the lowered "e" is gone. just remove the word "inside". the lowered "e" is like a trademark...
 

Les Kern

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My greatest fear: A combination Apple/Intel designed logo. But I agree with the majority here: No stickers on Apple products.
 

mdavey

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Les Kern said:
My greatest fear: A combination Apple/Intel designed logo.
Oh God, and the wordplay! :(

Intel core inside the Apple
What shape is Apple's core?
...
 

iMeowbot

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Although I must admit, Intel Inside was a pretty good marketing idea, and it did last awhile. I wonder what will replace it?
These are the official replacements Intel have filed so far.

[29 Dec: add Pentium D and Xeon graphics, now up at uspto]
 

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pknz

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I wouldnt mind Apple having the stickers just so that they price and come down slightly or whatever Intel gives for having a sticker. On the chip itself, or inside the computer or on the foot or underside seems like a good place.
 

whocares

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Actually, I don't believe I'll see an Intel logo on a Mac product OR a box.
Considering Mac boxes currently sport PowerPC logos (at least last time I bought a new Mac), I'm quite sure the boxes will sport some kind of Intel/Intel product logo.
 

FocusAndEarnIt

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whocares said:
Considering Mac boxes currently sport PowerPC logos (at least last time I bought a new Mac), I'm quite sure the boxes will sport some kind of Intel/Intel product logo.
My iMac G5 and iBook G4's did, and my G3 Clamshell, Oh, and my brothers Mac mini.
 

mac 2005

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Does it matter? For my part, I'll just remove the sticker.

Correct me if I'm wrong -- and I'm sure someone will -- but I don't understand the "Intel Inside" bashing. Motorola couldn't produce the chips Apple needed. IBM couldn't produce the chips Apple needed.

Intel seems to be doing a pretty good job of doing what it says it's going to do -- hence the shift Apple announced this year.

All I care about is having a computer that can run the Mac OS as efficiently as possible. So what if I have to spend a few seconds peeling off sticker. Beats waiting years and years for IBM to produce a 3 GHz + chip. Seems like a reasonable trade-off, doesn't it?
 

whocares

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Correct me if I'm wrong -- and I'm sure someone will -- but I don't understand the "Intel Inside" bashing. Motorola couldn't produce the chips Apple needed. IBM couldn't produce the chips Apple needed.
I don't think the bashing here is about using Intel processors (I think that's already been dealt with here), but about the fugly stickers that may or may not be on the computers.

I personally think that *any* sticker has its place in the design of a $1,000+ computer...
 

liquidh2o

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I wouldn't mind a logo that combined Apple's and intels logo together... someone had done a mockup of one, with the apple and the intel logo as the stem.