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An anonymous submission from Spain reports that resellers are expecting revised versions of the eMac tomorrow. There's not much more to go on than that, but the machine is now 174 days from its last revision, with the previous revision happening 179 days from its predecessor. The machine is said to keep the CRT monitor, as opposed to moving to a flat panel LCD.

[Update] Speculation from AppleInsider, October 12, 2004.
 

Mudbug

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Jun 28, 2002
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honestly I don't know whether to believe this or not - resellers usually find out everything last in the overall chain, but rumors about the eMac have been really silent lately.
 

Lancetx

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Aug 11, 2003
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A move to a 1.5 GHz G4 would be a nice upgrade assuming they will stay at the same price they are now. I still think the eMac is the most underrated and under appreciated Mac there is. My Mom got one (her first ever Mac) a few months ago and she loves it. She was getting so paranoid with the Windows security issues that she was afraid to even go online anymore, but not now that she has a Mac.
 

Postal

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Jun 22, 2002
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My guesses:


Combo

1.5 GHz G4
40 GB hard drive (yeah, yeah - it's cheap)
64 MB Radeon 9200
$799... or $699!


Superdrive

1.5 GHz G4
80 GB hard drive
64 MB Radeon 9200
$999 (or $899 if the Combo is $699)


Sound okay? :) I could see Apple keeping a 32 MB video chipset, but if so then I'd expect them to either provide a larger hard drive in the Combo or else lower the price.
 

Freg3000

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Sep 22, 2002
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Postal said:
My guesses:


Combo

1.5 GHz G4
40 GB hard drive (yeah, yeah - it's cheap)
64 MB Radeon 9200
$799... or $699!


Superdrive

1.5 GHz G4
80 GB hard drive
64 MB Radeon 9200
$999 (or $899 if the Combo is $699)


Sound okay? :) I could see Apple keeping a 32 MB video chipset, but if so then I'd expect them to either provide a larger hard drive in the Combo or else lower the price.

Sounds right. Maybe we should ask the guy who correctly guessed the last eMac revision? :D
 

MacFan25863

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Jun 20, 2004
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I personally think they should sell the old iMac as the new eMac. Afterall, the emac adopted the old iMac design, why not do the same now?
 

Steven1621

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Apr 10, 2003
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Freg3000 said:
Sounds right. Maybe we should ask the guy who correctly guessed the last eMac revision? :D

jimsowden i believe it was...that was something out of macrumors folklore how he called that one
 

Phat_Pat

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Steven1621 said:
jimsowden i believe it was...that was something out of macrumors folklore how he called that one
if i remember correctly he worked at an apple store and "stumbled" across them the day before they were released.

could be wrong though..... :rolleyes:
 

t300

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Apr 10, 2004
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Steven1621 said:
jimsowden i believe it was...that was something out of macrumors folklore how he called that one

Totally, I remember that. I wish he would reveal how he did it...Anyway, this COULD be interesting...But I would say there is only a 31% chance of this taking place.
 

~Shard~

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Jun 4, 2003
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Updating the eMacs would definitely be cool, as they are due for an upgrade. With all these other updates being announced, it would be great to see the eMacs involved as well. With updated PowerMacs, iMacs and eMacs, Apple could do no wrong! :cool:

I wonder when the eMac will get a complete facelift though - I think if this rumor is correct, the update will only be in terms of processor speed, pricing, etc., nothing revolutionary....
 

Mr. Anderson

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Well, with the G5 in the iMac, makes you wonder what speed of G4 we're going to see in the new eMac....

Also makes me sad since this bottom dollar mac is continually getting faster than my machine at home.....

D
 

aswitcher

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Oct 8, 2003
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Yeah, where is jim when you need him.


Ok, I agree, now the iMac has a G5 they can max out the eMac processor, 64 meg graphics, etc

Now, I wonder if they would go for the bounce down speaker option like the iMac to clean up the things face?

And visions of ipod mini coloured shells haunt me as well...
 

NNO-Stephen

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Jun 9, 2003
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stingerman said:
It would be cheaper for Apple to release a 1.6 GHz 970FX based eMac.

but would totally **** up the product matrix.

although it would be great as my mother is going to get herself a new eMac upon the next revision :) I told her to wait less than a month ago... I feel it was the right call.

she is running a Preforma right now. 75Mhz PPC 603 w/ 32MB of RAM and OS 9.

!
 

areyouwishing

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Feb 19, 2003
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Utah
All I want for Christmas...
1.25-1.5ghz G4
256mb RAM (I would say 512, but it's Apple)
40GB-80GB
4 USB 2 Firewire
64mb ATI 9200 (I wouldn't even care if it was built in)
Combo-DVD-R
10/100
699-799$
 

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jimjiminyjim

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Feb 24, 2003
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Awesome Picture. Looks just like an eMac without a screen! Ya, I know.
I assume you already have a flat panel display you're happy with?
 

Ensoniq

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Jul 16, 2002
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I think that an eMac at 1.5 GHz is wishful thinking.

I say that only because the current PowerBooks range from 1.33 GHz to 1.5 GHz, with the eMac at 1.25 ... note that the eMac speed is slower than what's available on the PowerBooks, probably to make the severely overpriced PowerBooks look like a better buy.

I don't think Apple would release 1.5 GHz eMacs until 1.5 is the bare minimum speed available on the 12" PowerBook, with the 15" and 17" models available at speeds above 1.5 GHz.

I could see Apple raising the eMac speed from 1.25 to 1.33 GHz with HD upgrades from 40/80 to 80/120, and MAYBE modest price reductions as just a simple refresh. But like you all, I'd love to see 1.5 GHz eMacs ASAP. It's still the best machine in the matrix for price/performance ratio, including the new iMac G5. (Though let's face it, the iMac is much sexier than the eMac.)
 

nagromme

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May 2, 2002
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LCD prices never plummetted, so CRT Macs are here to stay. They provide a low entry-level price point. And the eMac CRT is a VERY nice looking--and totally flat--screen. You also have a choice of resolutions at the same quality, which is a fair trade for losing LCD sharpness.

And the eMac--even my first-gen--provides a lot of power for the buck. It's a great system AND one of Apple's best-looking.

In other words, there's nothing wrong with a CRT eMac except the weight!

A new version is inevitable. Tomorrow? Who knows.
 
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