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wondermite

macrumors newbie
Jun 25, 2003
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But--already done

This is news? They showed them at the WWDC.
Ah, I long for the good old days when "news" meant something other than "information".
 

clairiun

macrumors newbie
Jul 19, 2002
7
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new powermac g5 - big deal

Doesn't seem like a big deal for Macworld Expo. Will still be awhile before machines show up.

P
 

arn

macrumors god
Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
16,286
5,533
Re: But--already done

Originally posted by wondermite
This is news? They showed them at the WWDC.
Ah, I long for the good old days when "news" meant something other than "information".

well, they weren't available to the general public. This is the first place where lay-people can go touch them, lick them... you know. :)

arn
 

steveh

macrumors 6502
Sep 12, 2002
294
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Re: But--already done

Originally posted by wondermite
This is news? They showed them at the WWDC.

To what, 3500 developers?

This would be the first hands-on showing to a large general public. Some people actually might like to see one up close before ordering.
 

Mudbug

Administrator emeritus
Jun 28, 2002
3,848
1
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but are these going to be production machines, or still the developer preview machines? I would imagine they'd want them to be as polished as possible before putting them in front of the general public...
 

zoozx

macrumors 6502
Jul 23, 2002
335
254
ca
These will show the new keyboard and 2 button scroll wheel mouse.
 

Eric_Z

macrumors regular
Jan 15, 2003
120
6
OT:

970%20Power%20Consumption.jpg


Anybody got any thoughs on this?

Have they mixed up the heat figures of the dual 2Ghz with a single one,
and just extrapolated it from there?
 

k2k koos

macrumors 6502a
Re: Re: But--already done

Originally posted by steveh
To what, 3500 developers?

This would be the first hands-on showing to a large general public. Some people actually might like to see one up close before ordering.
S;ight correction:

3500 developers, and 1 million followers of mac rumors! Still nice to know they are in production and ready to be touched... No where is my credit card?;)
 

GroundLoop

macrumors 68000
Mar 21, 2003
1,561
35
Who cares about G5 desktops? I want an updated 12" PowerBook and a G5 XServe dammit!!

Hickman
 

Abstract

macrumors Penryn
Dec 27, 2002
24,704
630
Location Location Location
Yes, 3500 developers who have seen them, and 1 million Mac Rumours followers who have only seen them in pictures and Quicktime video files.

This is the first time a normal Joe would be allowed to touch a new G5 PM without losing his fingers. Mac geeks will finally be able to whack off to the sight of something tangible. ;)
 

Escher

macrumors member
Aug 2, 2001
45
0
Dakar, Senegal
I sure hope that Apple will show the updated PowerBook lineup, which Jozwiak will introduce during his keynote, at the same time! I am desperately waiting for a Rev.B 12-inch PowerBook. And many others have been waiting for an Aluminum 15-inch PowerBook since January.

Escher
 

dethl

macrumors regular
Aug 28, 2002
246
0
Austin, TX
Originally posted by Brian Hickman
Who cares about G5 desktops? I want an updated 12" PowerBook and a G5 XServe dammit!!

Hickman

I've heard that the G5 XServe will be coming out in August.

And while I'm on the subject of G5, those of you who ordered G5's and had them modified (aka- more memory, better graphics card, etc..), those won't ship until the beginning of september. Those of us who bought just the box, will get ship sometime in August.
 

cuneglasus

macrumors member
Jun 27, 2003
30
0
Originally posted by Eric_Z
OT:

970%20Power%20Consumption.jpg


Anybody got any thoughs on this?

Have they mixed up the heat figures of the dual 2Ghz with a single one,
and just extrapolated it from there?

It must be for the duel because that figure seems way too high for a chip with its number of transisters,clock rate,and manufactureing process size.
 

Pancake

macrumors regular
Apr 7, 2003
158
0
Anchorage, Alaska
I have a secret feeling that Apple will ditch the mouse idea all together and introduce some newer better interface. THe more I think about the mouse/trackball/trackpad interface, the less efficiant it seems.

I aslo realy want a new Dual G5 15in. Powerbook that gets delivered to you house be very limber asian twins.

My guess is Apple will show off it's new "Office Suite"
 

jelloshotsrule

macrumors G3
Feb 7, 2002
9,596
3
serendipity
i wonder how long it will be before apple stores have them...? will we have to wait til they're shipping in full to see them in the stores?

seeing one in person might be a good reason to go to macworld after all... of course, it would be pretty neat to order it and be totally 100% surprised when it arrives, having never seen it in person.. heh.
 

AndrewMT

macrumors regular
What the!?!?!? The more G5s they show at these expos, the less Apple will be shipping out in August! Stop wasting those precious aluminum boxes!

And one more thing - Has anyone else noticed that when you type in "Apple" mid-sentence in Mircosoft Word, it does not try to correct the capitalized 'A' in Apple. That's kind of cool.
 

beloit08

macrumors newbie
Jul 6, 2003
16
0
This news might just be designed to get more people to the show. I know that there seems to have been a great deal of constant pressure to get people through the doors of this one. Having a G5 around that people can rub up against might just be an attempt to make people stand up and take notice. I'm sure the announcement about it was.

And I hope, hope, hope they do the ta-da! with a new 12" PB. I would be extra good this year if they did.
 

ImAlwaysRight

macrumors 6502a
Originally posted by zoozx
These will show the new keyboard and 2 button scroll wheel mouse.

Go check out the eMac for the new Apple keyboard and mouse. Saw one at a compusa yesterday. keyboard keys have same great feel; overall the outside edge of the keyboard is non-existant so it has a smaller form factor. Mouse is basically the same as the Apple Pro mouse.
 

Frobozz

macrumors demi-god
Jul 24, 2002
1,143
93
South Orange, NJ
Originally posted by AndrewMT
What the!?!?!? The more G5s they show at these expos, the less Apple will be shipping out in August! Stop wasting those precious aluminum boxes!

And one more thing - Has anyone else noticed that when you type in "Apple" mid-sentence in Mircosoft Word, it does not try to correct the capitalized 'A' in Apple. That's kind of cool.

However, the upside will be the refurbished units avilable for $200 to $400 off retail. :)
 

MacsRgr8

macrumors 604
Sep 8, 2002
7,943
1,260
The Netherlands
Re: Re: But--already done

Originally posted by arn
well, they weren't available to the general public. This is the first place where lay-people can go touch them, lick them... you know. :)

arn

And kiss them and hug them and speak lovingly to them.
I hope we get to see them in Europe before MWP (Sep. 15th).

It still feels like a dream...... (still cherishing my Dual 1.25 FW 800)
 

yzedf

macrumors 65816
Nov 1, 2002
1,161
0
Connecticut
Re: Re: Re: But--already done

Originally posted by MacsRgr8
And kiss them and hug them and speak lovingly to them.
I hope we get to see them in Europe before MWP (Sep. 15th).

It still feels like a dream...... (still cherishing my Dual 1.25 FW 800)
"My precioussssss...."
 
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