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ThinkSecret reports that hardware upgrades are coming:


In fact, the delay has nothing to do with iLife itself or its applications, but rather the forthcoming upgrades to iMacs and other hardware, sources said.

They even give February 3rd as a tentative date.

A reliable MacRumors source confirms that new iMacs are coming in the next few week.

15" and 17" models will be updated with a few feature upgrades in the 17" model, while the 15" model will remain a "true basic model". No 19" model will be released. Despite a seemingly undramatic upgrade, they are expected to be seen as a good value.
 

ennerseed

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Feb 4

I have a couple of things on order from the Apple Store and they give a Feb 4 shipping date. So maybe there are things going to happen around then.
 
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beez7777

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I think this is a very good thing. The iMacs, although good as they are, desperately need an update. Don't get me wrong, i have a 17", and couldnt be happier. I would really like to see cheaper prices for the most part; the hard drive in the top of the line is plenty, i dont know how long its gonna take me to fill. a nicer video card would be cool, hopefully a 64 MB one. im glad that there will be no 19". i think that the 17 is a perfect size for the average prosumer such as myself. also, 933 mHz clock speeds would be nice, they havent gotten a speed upgrade for over a year. cheers :)
 
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MrMacMan

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Darn and I just got my 17" too... oh well...
:(
Well do people really need the 19".
We should have a poll, I mean 17" is really nice but 19" I can imagine would be enormous.

Whatever apple, you baffle me once again.

Originally posted by wdw_
I've been runing 10.2.4 for over a week now.:)

Someone either knows someone else or got it leaked. BTW, anything new?
 
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Titanium.X

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Oct 2, 2002
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Doesn't make any sense...

That doesn't make any sense. If the new iMacs come preloaded with the four applications making up iLife what other reason would they have to delay it other than software issues? Why would they want to sell the iLife retail package only after the new iMacs have been announced if they already come with them? I don't see why new hardware would delay the release of iLife at all.

Now if iDVD 3 is not ready yet or if iLife requires 10.2.4 then that would delay the new iMacs if they are to come preloaded with it. So clearly the software would be the holdup not the hardware as ThinkSecret suggests.

Also, it doesn't make sense to say they are waiting for new hardware to release iLife (January 31st) and then go on to say that said hardware will be announced later (February 4th). They have it backwards.

Titanium.X
 
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Griffindor73

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Jun 26, 2002
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10.2.4!!!!

I am still trying to download the rediculusly (is that a word?) sized 10.2.3 update- 50mb is just too large a file when you just have a phone line that drops out after about two hours- what happened to the good old days when they used to do them in 20Mb chunks??? (Remember the 9.2 update- that was a sensible way to do it!) Fine if you have broadband- not good if you don't!

However-new iMac would be very welcome- will it be 1GHz- or more.......? (Falls into dream of 1.2Ghz....)
 
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Titanium.X

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Re: New iMacs and 10.2.4 Coming...

Originally posted by Macrumors

A reliable MacRumors source confirms that new iMacs are coming in the next few week.

15" and 17" models will be updated with a few feature upgrades in the 17" model, while the 15" model will remain a "true basic model". No 19" model will be released. Despite a seemingly undramatic upgrade, they are expected to be seen as a good value.

Details please. Undramatic? Does that mean they won't hit 1Ghz on the high-end or what? What about Airport X and Bluetooth support?

Titanium.X
 
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MacFan25

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A 19" would be nice, but I think that the 17" is perfect. I love my 17". And I agree, with some of the above posters, that the iMac is due for some updates.
 
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mac15

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I think they will ad Bluetooth and Airport Extreme, Its almost a necessity now, with my t68i it would help out so much.

As far a proc speed, I see 800mhz - 867mhz - 933mhz. But other specs I don't really know
 
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jettredmont

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Re: Doesn't make any sense...

Originally posted by Titanium.X
That doesn't make any sense. If the new iMacs come preloaded with the four applications making up iLife what other reason would they have to delay it other than software issues?

My thoughts exactly. Either TS has their facts wrong or something more than what they are alluding to is up.

I can almost halfway sorta see Apple delaying the software if embedded in it somehow (marketing materials?) it mentioned not-yet-released hardware and for some reason Apple couldn't purge those mentions from the software (perhaps because the GM has already been burned ...). But then, as pointed out, I would expect such a delay to definitely extend past the hardware introduction, not just to three-four days prior to it ...

Something's missing here which is keeping this rumor from making sense.

Another possibility is that Apple is delaying the software for the reason listed above, but is reburning the disks without said premature disclosures. Apple store reps would then have to return/dispose of the previous set of disks, or set them aside until the hardware itself is introduced. This scenario would also explain the previous rumors that the delay stemmed from a "bad" GM sent to production.

Otherwise, ThinkSecret may well just be completely off-base. Assuming TS is right that Apple Stores are already receiving iLife disks, perhaps Apple found a killer bug just after sending the first batch out and is going to repress their initial batch with the fix in place? This would explain both the "bad GM" rumors and the assertion that dealers already have iLife disks.

Assuming dealers do have disks, the only way to know for certain would be for one of those disks to "escape" and suffer a thorough examination ...
 
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Fender2112

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...other hardware

In fact, the delay has nothing to do with iLife itself or its applications, but rather the forthcoming upgrades to iMacs and other other hardware, sources said. iLife has been delayed to correspond with the release of the new hardware, upon which the iLife applications will be pre-installed.

I want to know what the other hardware is!:D
 
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ctb

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Jul 22, 2002
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Re: ...other hardware

Originally posted by Fender2112
In fact, the delay has nothing to do with iLife itself or its applications, but rather the forthcoming upgrades to iMacs and other other hardware, sources said. iLife has been delayed to correspond with the release of the new hardware, upon which the iLife applications will be pre-installed.

I want to know what the other hardware is!:D

Hmm... I hope it's the TiBook! I keep hearing rumors about the 15.4" LCD and it makes sense that this would make it into an iMac revision. But that makes me wonder if there will be a TiBook revision. Anybody know?
 
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yzedf

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my guessing

15"
800MHz
128MB PC133
32MB GF2MX
CD-RW/DVD
Airport ready (old)
$1099

17"
867MHz
256MB PC133
32MB GF4MX
CD-RW/DVD (Super Drive for add'l $200)
BT
Airport ready (old)
$1399

17"
933MHz
256MB DDR
64MB GF4MX
Super Drive
BT
Airport Extreme ready
$1899


That would be cool...

:rolleyes:
 
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trog

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Jan 23, 2003
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Re: ...other hardware

I want to know what the other hardware is!:D [/B]


Check this out. I ordered a 20 gig iPod on the 12th of Jan. Expected shipping was 1-2 days. Then it was changed to 5-7 days. The next day the 5 gig iPod was "unavailable".

NOW... I get this message,


Dear Valued Apple Customer,

We appreciate your recent Apple Store Order W4XXXXXX

Due to an unexpected supply delay, we are unable to ship the following
item(s) by the date that you were originally quoted:

M8738LL/A, IPOD FOR MAC 20GB-USA
will now ship on or before 02/03/2003

Please note that product availability can change rapidly, and it is
possible that your order may ship much sooner than we anticipate. You
may even receive a shipment confirmation between the time we send this
email and the time that you read it.

If you prefer, you may change or cancel your order anytime before it
is shipped, and receive a prompt refund, by calling us at
800-676-2775 ext-56500 Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm (Central).

If we do not hear from you, we will continue processing your order.
You will receive an email notification once your order has been
shipped.


Sounds like new Pods are coming. Should I cancel?? Or just wait and see what happens?
 
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ctb

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Jul 22, 2002
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Re: my guessing

Originally posted by yzedf
15"
800MHz
128MB PC133
32MB GF2MX
CD-RW/DVD
Airport ready (old)
$1099

17"
867MHz
256MB PC133
32MB GF4MX
CD-RW/DVD (Super Drive for add'l $200)
BT
Airport ready (old)
$1399

17"
933MHz
256MB DDR
64MB GF4MX
Super Drive
BT
Airport Extreme ready
$1899


That would be cool...

:rolleyes:

That's similar to what LoopRumors predicted:

Fast:
15-inch LCD flat screen
800MHz PowerPC G4
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
256MB SDRAM
40GB Ultra ATA hard drive
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
DVD/CD-RW
56K internal modem
Apple Pro Speakers

Faster:
17-inch LCD flat screen
867MHz PowerPC G4
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
256MB SDRAM
80GB Ultra ATA hard drive
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
SuperDrive
Bluetooth
FireWire 800
56K internal modem
Apple Pro Speakers

Fastest:
17-inch LCD flat screen
1GHz PowerPC G4
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX
512MB SDRAM
120GB Ultra ATA hard drive
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
SuperDrive
Bluetooth
FireWire 800
AirPort Extreme
56K internal modem
Apple Pro Speakers
 
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Fender2112

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Aug 11, 2002
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Charlotte, NC
Re: Re: ...other hardware

Sounds like new Pods are coming. Should I cancel?? Or just wait and see what happens?

Unless you really have to have it, I'd cancel and wait to see what happens in the next few weeks.
 
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greenstork

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Jan 5, 2003
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Take it for what its worth but we my workplace has been having numerous problems with an old iMac. We just got a quite a bit of work done on this iMac that did nothing to solve the problem. Disgruntled by the quality of service, we asked for our money back and to take back the new parts and reinstall the old. In typical crappy customer service fashion, they denied our request. However, she did say that she would put a refund towards a new computer purchase. She indicated that Apple would soon be reducing the price of their iMac computers in the next couple of weeks. I hope old Westwind Computers (in Seattle) gets in trouble for letting this cat out of the bag, they really screwed us on this old iMac. I believe this story in light of all of the other rumors surfacing about iMacs.
 
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Rocketman

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Re: Doesn't make any sense...

Originally posted by Titanium.X
That doesn't make any sense. If the new iMacs come preloaded with the four applications making up iLife what other reason would they have to delay it other than software issues? Why would they want to sell the iLife retail package only after the new iMacs have been announced if they already come with them? I don't see why new hardware would delay the release of iLife at all.

Titanium.X

It could be something as simple as someone screwed up the master disc somehow. And it was not caught till the first batch was already run. Frisbees anyone?

I find it even more likely sufficient bugs were found that a slight delay to kill some major ones was covered up by a GM excuse.

Sometimes insanely great is better when it is not also insanely fast.

Rocketman
 
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Sonofhaig

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Jan 16, 2003
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New Old or Old Old

Take it for what its worth but we my workplace has been having numerous problems with an old iMac.

>>>>>>>>>

Old imac. Classic old, or new old?
And what was the problem?
Just wondering.....

Either way, I'm looking forward to these updates!

-Sonof
 
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Sol

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Jan 14, 2003
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If anyone here has OS X.2.4 they are either: an Apple employee, or someone who downloaded warez.

I agree that new desktops will be released by Apple and possibly even new iPods but the reason for the delay may well be related to the war. After all, who would give a damn what new computers are available when on the same day Dubya starts a war?
 
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praetorian_x

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Jan 6, 2003
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Originally posted by Sol
I agree that new desktops will be released by Apple and possibly even new iPods but the reason for the delay may well be related to the war. After all, who would give a damn what new computers are available when on the same day Dubya starts a war?

<laugh/> Now *there's* a first. I've seen W blamed for an awful lot of stuff, but I've never seen him blamed for delaying apple hardware.

Hell, if Gore were president, he would have *invented* the 970 and had it in production for six months by now...

Cheers,
prat
 
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