MWTokyo

makkii

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Nov 29, 2001
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So, the MW tokyo will be held in a week.
But all I know is that Steve Jobs is coming to make a keynote.
Does anyone know anything else?
Predictions are welcome too.
 

AmbitiousLemon

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Nov 28, 2001
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well... here are the rumors ive heard around these boards that seem most "interesting"

- someone came by who claimed to have access to an internal apple email. we didnt get to see this email but we were told that it told of two things: 1) two new models of an ipod. both 10gb and one for macs and one for pcs. these were said to come out before the end of march. 2) new monitors "in the works" with no info given but a codename.
=new ipods

- i believe it was alpha here who told us that his internal apple sources said that apple had dumped its inventory of powerbooks on its employees increasing the numbers availble and dropping the prices. Alpha tells us this happens whenever a new model is about to come available.
=new TiBooks

- rumors from other rumor sites have told us that the newest builds of 10.2 have suddenly become very stable and look ready to be released. this is interesting because all builds available to me have been amazingly unstable. we have heard no mention of 10.2 going to gold master (GM) but ThinkSecret told us in January that apple had extended the development of 10.2 because 10.1 had just come out, so maybe apple feels enough time has passed.
=10.2

- rumors of a new "digital device" have been floating around many of them finding their way to the front page here at macrumors. the two most interesting are a settop device and a digiytal camera. the comments on these rumors here at macrumors have been largely negative.
=new digital device

well i cant think of anymore rumors although im sure there are more. personally i think the new ipod one sounded fairly truthful so maybe new ipods as described above. Also it just feels like time for a new powerbook and i trust alpha, but many people have mentioned that it is too soon after the combo drive update so i dont know. i have been advicing friends who are going to buy a pbook to wait until after tokyo, so i hope for my friends that we see a new Pbook.

Ive actually been rather surprised at how little we seem to know at this point. I mean i think we all new the new imacs back in january were going to come out for sure. we knew for sure they would be flat screens. we didnt know what they would look like, and it was highly debated about whether a g4 would be included, but the impression i got from these boards was that it would be g3 (guess most of us got a big surprise). but it doesnt feel like we know anything for sure this time.

makkii are you going to this MacWorld? If you are be sure to find a computer and report back to us while on the scene.
 

MacAztec

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10.2

I hope to see 10.2! I also want a G5! And a New iPod! Also, a New TiBook, and iBook! Too bad apple wont have this, but I wish we could see 10.2 or a G5, and if god is listening, I hope we can have both. I will be getting a new computer soon, and a G5 would be a great investment!
 

Doraemon

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Originally posted by AmbitiousLemon
2) new monitors "in the works" with no info given but a codename.
Obviously, I missed something. What's that codename? And what are the displays going to be like (specs)?
 

AmbitiousLemon

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Originally posted by Doraemon


Obviously, I missed something. What's that codename? And what are the displays going to be like (specs)?
well it took some looking but here is the link to the thread i was talking about. it didnt get much attention at the time but i thought it sounded fairly legit.

and for those who are too lazy to click the link here is a quote:

Originally posted by PumaCode


PumaCode
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Registered: Feb 2002
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Exclamation New products

I am a new member here but the following is a fact according to Apple's internal e-mail:

There are two new iPods coming before the end of March. The first will carry a 10Gb HD inside and support Mac. The iPod software has a built-in equalizer. The other iPod has the same specs but it is meant for PCs. iTunes 2.0.4 will be also released very soon to support these new devices and to fix few bugs.

Many may have been wondering what Apple is going to do with the LCD display line. Answer is here:

A new Flat Panel is coming out carrying a codename P63. No info on the screen size nor the schedule.

These are real facts and I'm not going to spread any rumors. You can either believe it or deny it. See it with your own eyes."
I think you can see why i said no info given but a codename. all he said was new lcds with codename P63 but no specs were mentioned and no release date was mentioned.
 

mcrain

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Feb 8, 2002
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Originally posted by krossfyter
what exactly is going on here?
Well, there are these things called threads. People write things in them...

;)

I'm only kidding, but I couldn't resist.
 

MacManiac1224

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Oct 21, 2001
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Powerbooks:

I am thinking new powerbooks: not sure that it is MW Tokyo, but soon. I am thinking: just processor upgrades and maybe a higher resolution, which would be nice.
G4 667-733 and G4 800-850.

Let's hope and pray
 

OSUbuckeyefan

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Dec 7, 2001
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From what I gather from the rumors, it seems as though MWT will be somewhat lame. I'm hoping apple has something up thier sleeve that will surprise us. :)
 

BeerDrinker29

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Jan 23, 2002
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WAS LAME

Yeah, we all thought it was gonna be lame.. But now that Damn Railheaddesigns site is making us all excited again.
 

teabgs

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Jan 18, 2002
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Re: Basic Mac Buying wisdom:

Originally posted by mischief
NEVER buy in the 2 weeks before or the 2 weeks after a MacWorld.
Those are some wise words to live buy....unless you like to ripped off and overpay for yesterday's best.:)
 

OSeXy!

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Jan 17, 2002
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Re: WAS LAME

Originally posted by BeerDrinker29
Yeah, we all thought it was gonna be lame.. But now that Damn Railheaddesigns site is making us all excited again.
The RailHead take is interesting. Implies Steve will use Tokyo to preview several hot, up-and-coming things, rather than introduce one new thing. If he does this, it might simply be a strategy to reassure jittery shareholders that there are great things in the works, but it would also give us things to dream and froth about...

Also would avoid (after the iMac fiasco) making people laugh when he says, "this amazing new thingy will be shipping in 3 to 4 weeks."
 

sprescott1974

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Jan 4, 2002
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Re: WAS LAME

Originally posted by BeerDrinker29
Yeah, we all thought it was gonna be lame.. But now that Damn Railheaddesigns site is making us all excited again.
Link please, i'd like to be excited too.