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ThinkSecret reports that not new iMacs, eMacs, displays... or Laptops and PowerMacs at MWSF:

Apple will not use Macworld Expo in San Francisco as a venue to upgrade the iMac, eMac or flat-panel display families, but instead will wait to do so until late January or early February at the latest.

Which leads us to the obvious question... of what will be updated? Best indications at this time include iApp updates... at least.
 

iJon

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I don't believe it. It just doesnt make sense. Guess we all will have to wait and see. How accurate is ThinkSecret, i dont keep up with who has been accurate with what lately. someone fill me in.

iJon
 

dricci

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If this is true, then there's got to be something big coming... unless Apple wants this to be the most boring keynote ever. :eek:
 
I'm happy with this news.

I'm currently quite satisfied with my Tibook G4/800 and PowerMac MDD.
But even if I were not satisfied with them, speed bumps and minor upgrades are not very exciting. Are we still really excited about CPU speed??? I'm not.

I want something else. Hopefully something beyond my imagination.

My Visa¨ card is ready when you are, Steve!
Grrrrrrr....
 

arn

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Originally posted by iJon
I don't believe it. It just doesnt make sense. I will find out in a couple of days though when I get my email from Apple saying to stop ordering certain products. Guess we all will have to wait and see. How accurate is ThinkSecret, i dont keep up with who has been accurate with what lately. someone fill me in.

iJon

ThinkSecret has been relatively reliable lately... they have had their misses... but overall, this info ranks higher than most non-News sites.

arn
 

dricci

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Originally posted by iJon
How accurate is ThinkSecret, i dont keep up with who has been accurate with what lately. someone fill me in.

From what I've seen, Think Secret is almost never wrong. However, with the recent arrest of the leaky contractor, rumor sources may be drying up.
 

scem0

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back in NYC!
this isn't bad news, but it is kind of cool to see them released via
the keynote. Oh well.... if this is even true.
 

iJon

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Originally posted by arn


ThinkSecret has been relatively reliable lately... they have had their misses... but overall, this info ranks higher than most non-News sites.

arn
thanks arn, that is interesting. I know apple has gone on this approach with the powermacs because the dont want sales to drop before macworld. Maybe they are goign with this approach to not announce hardware at macworlds.

iJon
 

Coca-Cola

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Me too. I can't take it any longer. I can't wait. The rumors seem very specualtive and wierd this time. Do you get this feeling too? Let's see five more days with a slow weekend in between. Yikes.
 

canadianmacguy

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I could see this - this is the new Apple, the Apple who wants to take the emphasis off of the hardware, and onto OS X and the software.

We know a .mac upgrade is coming, syncing with your online address book is coming "January 7th", according to www.mac.com. I'm sure they'll add something else for their subscribers, which is fine by me. :)

I'd be fine with new/updated software - I bought a 733 with the super drive 2 years ago, after I saw a demo of iDVD (was going to get a cube).
 

mmoin

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Jun 15, 2001
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well, this sort of sucks

Very weak, now I'm going to either have to wait another month or just bite the bullet and buy a machine that is going to be upgraded soon, yuck. Here's hoping that they're wrong.
 

dth21

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Originally posted by dricci


From what I've seen, Think Secret is almost never wrong. However, with the recent arrest of the leaky contractor, rumor sources may be drying up.

Keep in mind, more recently Think Secret has been spotty at best. They totally blew the Nov PowerBook launch.

"There has been much speculation that at least the high-end models of both product lines might include a SuperDrive with DVD-RW/CD-RW capabilities. Let us put this issue to rest: There will be no Superdrive version(s) announced."

http://www.thinksecret.com/news/nov5portables.html

If iApps go pay (which some newbie over at AI is posting) and there's no existing hardware revs, I'd be _very_ surprised.
 

nanosound

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After last year, I've learned not expect anything. If anything, it will be something no one has thought of, like the Luxo iMac.

But if MacWorld will be just a software show from now, then next year I'll stay home and web it.

Too bad, because I'm ready to spend some bucks on a new system. As long as I don't have to wait too long...
 

Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
Well all I gotta say is... if they DON'T update the iMacs, eMacs, or display line, they'd better have something good up their sleeve. I can't imagine Steve devoting another keynote to OS X or the iApps! Oh, and how about that Xserve Raid?
 

Beej

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Well if this is the case, I think it's a good thing. It means there will be something great to talk about, better than hardware speed bumps. Perhaps a new iDevice or some funky new .mac features.

It may also mean there are some good hardware upgrades in the not-too-distant future, and Apple wants to clear old stock and then announce them, rather than announce them a month early and have sales on current models grind to a halt.
 

Timothy

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Bad blood...

I wonder if Apple is purposefully sabotaging the importance of MacWorld with the recent bad blood between Apple and IDG. It may well be that they've decided not to use MacWorld for any meaningful announcements, thus, lessening the importance of the show by lessening our expectations of the show.

I am now guessing that Apple will do some minor but not earth-moving updates of a few iApps, and Steve will use the bulk of his time touting technologies that we are all familiar with: OSX, Rendevous, iSync, iCal, and others... I think Steve has decided that stability and steady, measured growth are much more important than big ventures and risks.

I hate to say it, but gone are the days of overwhelming Expos, with the famed "one more thing." Apple is all about staying the course now.

Besides, for me...short of an Apple PDA, I don't know what would excite me anymore. There is no magic hiding behind door number three. We all know the game now, there is no magic G5 chip ready for use...and I am guessing that we won't see any new announcements in this regard until at least 2004. Nothing comes out earlier than we expect; delays are the rule, not the exception.

2003 will be a slow, painful year for mac enthusiasts...
 

Cappy

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but haven't they recently not broadcasted one or more of the macworld shows over the internet to cut back on costs and such. Why bother announcing that this will be broadcast when they might be delaying any of these updates that would typically be announced at such a show since the iMacs at least are more consumer oriented?

If the rumors are true, then one would have to wonder what's in the pipe softwarewise as well as the so called digital lifestyle productline.

My wishlist would include Mac OS X for x86 but realistically I don't see it happening...at least not this soon.
 

Nemesis

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Re: No iMac, no eMac ...

Yeap, this one could be true. In fact, it would be cool to see this happening: when Steve enters on a stage, a huge sign unfolds behing him saying "Nothing this time. Sorry folks.".

And Steve would explain how they tried their best during the last few years but that everything looks pretty boring right now.

"It's useless to fight against Dell, IBM, Microsoft, HP and others. So we at Apple have taken a different approach which I'm announcing to you today -- lets move our asses from IT completely!"

"So we are switching our attention to rising environmental problems and healthy food production issues." Then he says that Apple will finally justify its name and start to invest in apple orchards in Silicon Valley and support farms nationwide that will export good quality food to the third world countries.

"And one more thing: I'm going back to India, to search for a truth, like once I did".

:p
 

mmoin

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Jun 15, 2001
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why there will probably be hardware upgrades at MWSF

Unless Apple really wants to screw with our heads, they wouldn't have made all the special offers expire on the 7th (with one exception) unless they were introducing new models on the 7th.

Though, then again, they might figure that they can "fake us out" into buying if they don't introduce anything at MWSF.

I think it's probably the former, the latter is just a bit too far-fetched.
 

iJon

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Originally posted by Cappy
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but haven't they recently not broadcasted one or more of the macworld shows over the internet to cut back on costs and such. Why bother announcing that this will be broadcast when they might be delaying any of these updates that would typically be announced at such a show since the iMacs at least are more consumer oriented?

If the rumors are true, then one would have to wonder what's in the pipe softwarewise as well as the so called digital lifestyle productline.

My wishlist would include Mac OS X for x86 but realistically I don't see it happening...at least not this soon.
i dont think so. they stopped letting tech tv do the macworlds. that was a good thing though because they always diss the new products that come out besides that poor mac guy on the show.

iJon
 

gregorybe

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Inventory is Low

I don't know what Think Secret was thinking, but Ingram Micro's iMac inventory as of 1 a.m. on 1/3/03 is iMac CDRW 0 iMac Combo 104 iMac SD 29 iMac 17" 466. eMac Combo 155 eMac SD 201. This doesn't sound like a "glut" to me.
 

iJon

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Re: Inventory is Low

Originally posted by gregorybe
I don't know what Think Secret was thinking, but Ingram Micro's iMac inventory as of 1 a.m. on 1/3/03 is iMac CDRW 0 iMac Combo 104 iMac SD 29 iMac 17" 466. eMac Combo 155 eMac SD 201. This doesn't sound like a "glut" to me.
good call man, i think thinksecret is gonna be wrong on this rumor.

iJon
 
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