John Gruber is teasing us

ValSalva

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http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/07/26/the-talk-show-returns

"We’ll have much to talk about, what with the new Mac Pros (finally, right?), speed-bump iMacs, and the gorgeous new 16:9 27-inch Cinema Display that Apple might hypothetically release tomorrow."

Evil John, even though he sometimes has inside sources... I'll believe it when I'll see it though !
We'll know for real in about 15 hours. Seems like teasing though. All signs point toward September. But I'd love to be wrong about that :D
 

ValSalva

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Which signs point to September?
Yeah, I don't have the time to look up all the references but from what I remember there have been multiple 'sources' saying September. I wish I had a photographic memory (my memory is more like RAM - it's all gone when the power goes off) and I hope the September rumor is wrong and it's really July 27th :D
 

rajbonham

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I have no idea what, but it's reeaally starting to sound like something (multiple things?) will be updated tomorrow...
 

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Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
We'll know for real in about 15 hours. Seems like teasing though. All signs point toward September. But I'd love to be wrong about that :D
What signs? The ONLY sings we have had are the rumours that are now on the front page, and that would normally indicate (going on how every other update has gone) an imminent releases.

What proof do you have to go against that and show a September update? I haven't read ANYTHING on here other then personal opinions to say an update will be September.
 

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Yeah, I don't have the time to look up all the references but from what I remember there have been multiple 'sources' saying September. I wish I had a photographic memory (my memory is more like RAM - it's all gone when the power goes off) and I hope the September rumor is wrong and it's really July 27th :D
September rumour is rooted in a very inaccurate blog post on a mac site, don't worry, all the actual credible rumours indicate tomorrow.
 

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For those that don't know when Gruber teases like this it because he has been tipped off, by his sources at Apple that IMHO extend almost to the exec level. The new Pros and a 27 inch Cinema Display WILL be released tommorow.
 

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Damn and I just ordered my refurb ACD 24" and it arrives on Wednesday. Anyone here think the 24" might see a price drop as a result of the 27" ACD entering the market? And if so, if I called Apple, would they discount my refurb?
 

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Damn and I just ordered my refurb ACD 24" and it arrives on Wednesday. Anything here think the 24" might see a price drop as a result of the 27" ACD entering the market? And if so, if I called Apple, would they discount my refurb?
If the new models really do come out, definitely worth a shot. I believe Apple has been known to do such things in the past.
 

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Update: Gruber later updated his post to also make mention of Apple's Magic Trackpad, a product that is believed to have recently received FCC approval, though no photographs of the tested Bluetooth device are available. The report said that the potential release of the trackpad is "doubly hypothetical."
 

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I tend to believe Mr. Gruber.

Back in May he did the same thing when he hinted at extensions support in Safari 5, that turned out to be true.

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/05/25/chrome-beta
I'd like to believe him too. But isn't this a bit too daring for him, no pun intended? If he posts insider information like this isn't he at risk of pissing off or losing his Apple contacts? Maybe he is just teasing. I hope he's right though. Tomorrow could be very exciting.
 

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The 24" will prob go down to $699.
If the new models really do come out, definitely worth a shot. I believe Apple has been known to do such things in the past.
Nice, that gives me hope. They better release these products tomorrow so I don't go waiting out the 14 day return window!

Update: Gruber later updated his post to also make mention of Apple's Magic Trackpad, a product that is believed to have recently received FCC approval, though no photographs of the tested Bluetooth device are available. The report said that the potential release of the trackpad is "doubly hypothetical."
Great news, er, i mean rumor. Sounds like a complete package for the working professional/prosumer: new Mac Pro, 27" ACD, and a magic trackpad. Time for Apple to squash all these anti-pro-market theories and make us believers again tomorrow!
 

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I'd like to believe him too. But isn't this a bit too daring for him, no pun intended? If he posts insider information like this isn't he at risk of pissing off or losing his Apple contacts? Maybe he is just teasing. I hope he's right though. Tomorrow could be very exciting.
Last week he referred to his "payola rep" at Apple in this article:

http://daringfireball.net/2010/07/lyons

where he was asked by this "payola rep" to write an article to dispute Dan Lyons's critique about the iPhone 4. However, he refused to do so, because he felt Lyons's article had merit.

So clearly he does have connections at Apple, and he is definitely an Apple supporter. However he also does criticize them for some of their more questionable or bone-headed decisions, and doesn't apparently suffer from doing so. (He was also at the iPhone "Antennagate" press conference, whether by direct invite or otherwise.) So I don't think this "leak" of sorts would affect his standing with Apple, even though these two scenarios are not directly related.
 

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So what are the chances of it only being a processor and video card update?
 

DualShock

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So what are the chances of it only being a processor and video card update?
If the new Xeon chips (assuming Apple didn't jump into bed with AMD) have the same pinouts as the old ones, and can use the same chipset, it's likely. But what's the use in that?

I'm guessing they'd be adding in some new stuff like USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps, so probably it'll be a more significant update. Though they may use the same case and general internal design, since they didn't change it from 2006 --> 2008.

I'm also hoping that the new graphics cards (*cough* 5870 *cough*) will work with 2008 Mac Pro's, which I currently have. They've been known in the past to pull a fast one on Mac Pro owners with respect to this. Knowing Apple, they'll probably sneak in some wacky stuff like EFI128 or PCIe 3.0 required or whatever.
 

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So what are the chances of it only being a processor and video card update?
ONLY??

What more do you need?

I'd be nice to have a case design and mobo with more hard drives/eSATA/microphone port/more USB ports/dual 16xPCIe/small HD capability (raptors/SSD)/BluRay/USB 3.0/Firewire 1600...

but apart from that WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED??
 

xgman

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ONLY??

What more do you need?

I'd be nice to have a case design and mobo with more hard drives/eSATA/microphone port/more USB ports/dual 16xPCIe/small HD capability (raptors/SSD)/BluRay/USB 3.0/Firewire 1600...

but apart from that WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED??
a built in iphone dock. :rolleyes: (just kidding)
 

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ONLY??

What more do you need?

I'd be nice to have a case design and mobo with more hard drives/eSATA/microphone port/more USB ports/dual 16xPCIe/small HD capability (raptors/SSD)/BluRay/USB 3.0/Firewire 1600...

but apart from that WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED??
More memory slots? Support for 1333MHz DIMMs.
 

slughead

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More memory slots? Support for 1333MHz DIMMs.
okay so apart from not having more hard drives/eSATA/microphone port/more USB ports/dual 16xPCIe/small HD capability (raptors/SSD)/BluRay/USB 3.0/Firewire 1600/1333mhz DIMMs / not enough RAM slots, we all agree that the Mac pro is perfect and that we are blessed Apple's considering even updating the product.