New PowerMac Product Photo


Funkatation

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What is wrong with the current case? Sure it may be 4 years old design wise, but whats wrong with it? it's still the most functional case in the industry, there's not much, if anything I would change about it. I just wonder why everyone wants a completely new enclosure.. If it ain't broke, don't fix it =)
 

job

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Originally posted by dukestreet
Oh I hope this isn't it! Nothing all that special, its shape isn't even all that different.
I don't really care what it looks like; what matters to me is whats inside. :D
 

Mr. Anderson

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I'm more worried about the inside too, but there was all the hype about a new enclosure and I was just hoping something would come along and make us all say 'Wow!'

This isn't it. Its the old design, which is fine, just not anything to get excited about.

D
 

AmbitiousLemon

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it may not be the radical redesign that many were anticipating, but from the disucssions with insiders it does sound as if the case redesign is more significant than the previous remodels. many of the changes are just not so abundantly obvious. the two drives required a large change, the latch has been reenginerred as well. yes these may seem like small changes compared to what we were expecting but they do represent a real and productive change, not just the superficial change that one may immediatly think has been performed when looking at these images.

and hopefully the changes under the hood will be exciting enough so that apple could drop the guts in a burlap sack and we would still be glad to rush out and drop $3k at the cashier's counter to take home are g4 burlap sack.
 

pgwalsh

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One thing I personally would like to see change are the handles on the bottom. They don't fit with my cpu holder under my desk. It's too curved for the flat holder. I suppose I could cut the holder down a bit, but that's a real pain in the arse. Even if I unscrewed the handles, the curve still causes a problem. Anyway, I don't care that much about the looks of the computer since I'm going to shove it under the desk. But then again if it was really phat looking I might make room on the top.
 

ibookin'

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That thing is damn ugly. I don't think that the Apple Design Team would ever live it down if they released something like that. Bring on the TiMac!:D
 

ShaolinMiddleFinger

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i thought the firewire ports were gonna be open? Someone probably just rendered that puppy....we'll see how long it'll take Apple to bring down the picture
 

mymemory

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Ok people, remember to download the picture before Apple start crying about it :eek: :eek: :eek:

As always, is a matter of getting use to it, the first G3 for me was and is ugly, blue version seems better, sometimes even better than the actual enclosures.

When the first iMac cem out I thought they were uglie (too much retro for me).

The only computer that I really like ata glance is the new iBook, I even think the 15" version looks better than the 17".

The eMac looks like a mentally challenge computer. The Ti looks like a PC, the iBook looks like one of those tablets where you draw ustuff with the two kwobs on the sides. G3 powerbook looks like Batman stuff (I like them), and that is it.
 

ktlx

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Originally posted by dukestreet
Oh I hope this isn't it! Nothing all that special, its shape isn't even all that different.
Of course it is not all that different. Making it much different would have been way too hard in Photoshop.:D
 

MisterMe

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Re: New Picture of G4 Enclosure

Originally posted by AlejandroGonzo
This was on spymac. Thought I would post it here since there are more users on these forums. It looks much better in this picture.

Lest there be any confusion, this is an artist rendering. It is labeled as such on the site. A SpyMac contributor posted this and other images to show what the "case" looks like.

Don't get too excited.

Update: Earlier Photoshopped versions of the "new case" were posted on SpyMac to show visitors what it looked like. This is a new one. The contributor doesn't specifically call this a "photograph" of a real case. By not labeling it as an artist rendering, he leaves it to the viewer to infer what he wants.
 

Mr. Anderson

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Figures, photoslop

Ok, still hopefull for something cool - and yes I know that the insides are totally different - good, but lets see some of the Award Winning Designing Apple is so famous for!

D
 

AmbitiousLemon

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Originally posted by dukestreet
Figures, photoslop

Ok, still hopefull for something cool - and yes I know that the insides are totally different - good, but lets see some of the Award Winning Designing Apple is so famous for!

D
another thing to note is that our insider apple58 or whatever his name was mentioned that the photo that this photorender was modeled after was not the final design but represented something earlier than what he saw. i took this to mean that the leaked photo was both an earlier model and something that wasnt even completely assembled. the metal plate over the drives looks like it is missing a face plate of some sort. this whole situation reminds me of the photos of the original g4 that were leaked that had the case lacking the plastic sides, case looked pretty awkward without those plastics sides.
 

arn

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New PowerMac Product Photo

A new product shot of the new PowerMac enclosure. The URL was sent to us by a user:


It is presently hosted on Apple's servers, and I expect will be taken down momentarily.
 

Catfish_Man

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Looks a lot nicer...

...without the plastic on it. If anyone needs it (assuming it gets taken down), post in this thread and I may or may not get around to emailing it to you (if not, someone else probably will).
 

buffsldr

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very nice looking enclosure. The irony of apples pics on their own site cracks me up, especially in light of the fact they dont give press passes to the rumor sites any longer
 

arn

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Originally posted by sparkleytone
apparently this is just a mock-up done by someone at spymac. there is another thread for this same rendering in one of the other forums.
ah... well, then... less exciting....

arn
 

serpicolugnut

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Looks like the real deal...

Looks pretty genuine to me.

It does look alot better than the previous photo that was circulating.

I was really hoping though that Apple would finally retire this case. It's way overdue for a redesign.