Congrats on the 500 posts!liketom said:iMacs are here soon 1-3 weeks ipods are on the way as well
1.8 /2.0/2.2 iMacs
5/6Gb Ipod Mini's
20/40/80 Gb iPod Photo's (aka 5th gen iPod )
well could not contain myself anymore 500 POST's wooohooooo
Chaszmyr said:Don't hold your breath. It's coming, but it probably won't come until after PowerMacs are updated, so start talking then.
mad jew said:Congrats on the 500 posts!
Have you got any info to back this up or are these guesses? I honestly can't see the business case for upgrading them now. Then again, hopefully I'll be proved wrong.
Sadly that's just the way it is... Apple, and every other business enterprise, can't keep doing what they're doing if they don't make a profit: even if the company cares more about the product than the profit.andiwm2003 said:why does everybody think there is some elaborate scheme to update products depending on three other different productlines?
can't they just update one line whenever the cpu's are available?
That doesn't sound right though. Couldn't Apple use that small amount of 5 gig hard drives untouched and just charge a slightly higher amount? Wouldn't that be more likely?Chaszmyr said:An example of Apple doing something like this is the recent report from ThinkSecret that tells of Apple using 5gb hard drives in some of the current iPod minis, and crippling them down to 4gb to match the hard drives being used from other manufacturers. They do this for supply and marketting reasons, despite the fact that some owners would love to have access to that extra gigabyte.
Perhaps, but it's not really that simple. There are then concerns about having to keep both models in stock, needing separate packaging, a revised product manual, etc etc etc. If there wasn't a reason, it wouldn't be that way, but if ThinkSecret says it is, then it ismad jew said:That doesn't sound right though. Couldn't Apple use that small amount of 5 gig hard drives untouched and just charge a slightly higher amount? Wouldn't that be more likely?
yep i disagree lol powermac will be getting upgrades when tiger and final cut 5 come out . emac should get upgrade in april i thinkiGary said:The won't put a 2.0 G5 into the iMac before they update the PowerMac - I can guarantee they won't have a 2.0 in the iMac with a 1.8 in the bottom end of the PowerMac, but feel free to disagree.
You hit the nail on the head! I can't see them putting a great card in their iMacs, but I would love to at least have the option! It seems weird for Apple to make a computer with such an obvious and distinct downfall - upgrade the GPU and suddenly the iMac becomes a MUCH MUCH better computer.Dont Hurt Me said:...the 2.0 G5 bump is nice but the video is what needs help.
Dont Hurt Me said:Its the push everyone towards the powermac philosophy they use. Its really the only thing (holding down) the consumer products. They use Lame video in everything with no option shuffling the consumer to the higher products. A common sales tactic while in the Pc world you order your machine to go from many many makers. First of all lets leave white as a option and make a few colors 2.0 or 2.2 G5 would make me smile 6600 video oohhh yeah baby or even a 9700 160 Drive who needs more? 20"Lcd wireless all the way and 512Mb of modern ddr and Tiger. Who wants one?
Well, six month ago I would have agreed with you. But with the latest changes/additions to Apple's product line, I wouldn't rule out a 2 GHz iMac anymore. iMacs G5 have sold very well, throwing in a 2 GHz chip would help keep it that way. PMs will get some sort of update in the following weeks as well. Also, a dual 1.8 GHz PM will perform better than a 2 GHz iMac so, I don't see a problem there. (I know there' s also a single 1.8 GHz PM, but like I said, PM will be updated soon.)iGary said:The won't put a 2.0 G5 into the iMac before they update the PowerMac - I can guarantee they won't have a 2.0 in the iMac with a 1.8 in the bottom end of the PowerMac, but feel free to disagree.