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ThinkSecret adds to their previous report on upcoming PowerMac G5s.

According to the rumor site, the innards of the PowerMacs will not be dramatically improved. No PCI-X 2.0 or PCI Express slots. No Blue-Ray support, and only single-core PowerPC 970FX processors -- and not the 970MP processors that has been long hoped for.

ThinkSecret places PowerMac, eMac and iMac updates in the next "two weeks".
 

Chaszmyr

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10 months and that's the best PowerMac update they could come up with? Unbelievably disappointing
 

mingisback

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NoooooOOOOoooOOOOOoooooo!

This really sux. I guess I'm still waiting for my upgrade.

Those Pentium 4 DualCore systems started shipping this week too.

DualCore G5, where are you!!!!
 

aswitcher

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Macrumors said:


ThinkSecret adds to their previous report on upcoming PowerMac G5s.

According to the rumor site, the innards of the PowerMacs will not be dramatically improved. No PCI-X 2.0 or PCI Express slots. No Blue-Ray support, and only single-core PowerPC 970FX processors -- and not the 970MP processors that has been long hoped for.

ThinkSecret places PowerMac, eMac and iMac updates in the next "two weeks".

You really gotta hope the Apple disinformation is doing a great job at Apple...because this would be very disappointing...
 

sworthy

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This is really disappointing. Even worse, you know Apple wouldn't be doing this update if something could be better soon. For example, if better processors or other gear would be available by WWDC they'd wait until then. This is a bad sign for the near future of the powermac line.
 

aliasfox

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Let's just hope the next report tells us that the new Power Macs are coming in hot pink and lime green...
 

ddub

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???

Kind of weak - and if they update now, the chances of major updates at WWDC are slim to none. Great - I guess we wait until Paris for a decent PM update...
 

Raid

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No PCI-X 2.0 or PCI Express slots. No Blue-Ray support, and only single-core PowerPC 970FX processors -- and not the 970MP processors that has been long hoped for.
Um so then other than a slight speed bump (and still not at 3GHz for the power Mac) there's nothing else to these updates?

That's not much of an update at all. :(
 

ipacmm

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Jun 17, 2003
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That’s really disappointing because I was ready to buy one, but now I think I will have to wait for something a little more interesting after holding out this long to buy one.
 

wildmac

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Looks like I'm buying monitors this year... :cool:

damn glad I bought my dual G5 when they first came out. Not a lot of progress since then!!!
 

csubear

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I guess that the dual 2.7 is real fast but... seems like a real crappy update
 

Lacero

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Dejá vu all over again. I feel really sorry for all the upgraders who put off the last PM upgrade hoping for something better.
 

ArcaneDevice

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with Alienware and Dell offering dual core intel chips and AMD closely following this is beginning to look like another G4 CPU bottleneck - except system wide.

Apple started to outpace the Windex competition with the first iMac and introducing USB and killing the floppy. Now their hardware is rapidly stagnating again. :(
 

Doctor Q

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I expect that this story will get overwhelmingly negative ratings.

If the news is correct, it will get some of the disappointment (of people who expected better systems from Apple's next releases) out of the way before the actual announcement. If the news is incorrect, it will make the eventually announcement BTE (better than expected), giving it a positive spin.
 

wrldwzrd89

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Jun 6, 2003
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This report doesn't surprise me at all, given previous rumors. I'm certain that this update, if it occurs as rumored, will be considered a let-down by at least some of the members of this forum. However, in the end, it matters little to me, because I'm not planning on buying a PowerMac until February 2007, after several more update cycles have passed.
 

Balin64

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Utterly Underwhelming

It's a good thing the consumer side of Apple's business is doing well. The Pro line is sagging. I guess I'll be holding on to my iMac G5 for a while. I was thinking of moving back to a tower, but at these projected specs it's not worth it.