Red iPod, MacBook on Tuesday?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    TheRegister ties together some thoughts to speculate that the previously rumored Red iPod may be coming this Tuesday.

    This is based on this day being an otherwise big one for the Product Red charity which the red iPod is supposed to be a part of.

    Also, since the iPod and MacBook are rumored to be released together, the site concludes the MacBook could also be released that day.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Take you partner, here we go again....

    Red iPod = somewhat of a good idea.
    MacBook = so amazingly over-hyped on here no matter what Jobs reveals it will disappoint.

    Personally I'd like to see a refresh of the iPod line and some leather cases for the MacBook Pro. Oh, and an iPod HiFi Express to take on Altec's smaller inMotions. That would be so sweet to see the fall out on here from an event like that.
     
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    Maybe they'll release a red MacBook too. I'm hoping the MacBook will come in a few different colors, so a red one could be possible. Eh? Pleeeeease?

    Maybe they could release the new PowerMacs too, only with onboard graphics.
     
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    I don't know, but it will go faster...:D

    jx
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I totally agree. But I like the red ipod idea. The red and black u2 one did very well....I think the red one will do great. I'm sure Apple has done some research in the case market to see what color is often purchased...I would have guess blue though.
     
  7. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Really? I've never once seen anyone with a U2 iPod.
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Nor have I but you can make one at ColorWare and they look sweeeet.

    The red wheel on the black background just looks very cool, much sharper than the all-black iPod and much tougher than an all-red one.

    Well, I can't get ColorWare to work properly at the moment - my dial-up is being silly. But take my word for it, they look cool.
     
  9. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I've seen one person with one. And this is out of no doubt hundreds of iPods I've seen.
     
  10. Manatee macrumors 6502a

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    Somehow I doubt the whole "red iPod" thing. However, if they come through with a video iPod with a 4" screen, I don't care what color it is.

    Now the new iBook/MacBook -- that would be useful. I already have by MacBook Pro, but a huge number of Maccies with their elderly iBooks are waiting to join the Intel fray. Some of them just want updates to the iBook, others want innovation, and then there are those who want the multi-OS options that people like myself have had for a while.

    New 'Book -- makes sales happen.
    Red iPods -- um... it would be cute to say it "puts them in the red", but no, it just has no real benefit for either Apple or it's customers.
     
  11. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Does anybody know how the iPod mini sales were related to the differnet colours?
    Don't think the pink one was sold most... ;)

    Don't think a red iPod would look nice. Maybe a silver one... like the iPod mini silver was?
     
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    This will get moved to the front page over the weekend just like last week because T.S. and A.I received more credible info. - and we'll go through the same thing we all went through a week ago.
     
  13. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    iPods are about status, and Red iPods would sell -- they'd be must haves on college campuses.

    Remember these bracelets?


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    They were livestrong before livestrong.

    As an old fart, I would feel sort of alienated by this. Any visible politics that leads to judgment and lacks fundamental activism ("Why didn't you buy a Red iPod? I can't believe you're not doing your part to fight AIDS!") leaves me wary.
     
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    Or move it over to Page 3 :D
    The MacBook is a hoax... :eek:
     
  15. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Pretty sure the order went:

    Silver
    Blue
    Green
    Pink
    Daylight
    Gold

    OK, got it working:
    U2 nano
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    U2 5G
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    I reckon they look good.

    Here's a few more combos for the nano:

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  16. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Don't look now but here we go, here we go again!

    If it's like a fire engine red, count me out. If it's moe of a pink red, I'm sure it'll have the chick-appeal.

    I just wanna see the specs and price of the macbook. that's all..just the specs and price and I'd be happy. I don't even need a picture of it.
     
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    Man that thing was fugly though.
     
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    Wearing the red ipod around you're more likely to get pulled over by the cops...:mad:
     
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    This thread makes me want to toss my computer out the window, not because im expecting a new macbook to be launced on tuesday to replace it, but because i keep getting my hopes up that this stupid thing will get released. And yes i know that i could stop comming to MR and not have to deal with all these rumors until it's ACTUALLY released, but this rumor has become like crack to me, i cant stay away from it no matter HOW unhealthy it may be for me.

    My hopes although may be smashed eventually because if this thing includes integrated video, i'll simply just have to pass and wait til i can afford the MBP. Anyway, here's to another weekend of maddness!
     
  21. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    I wish so much that Apple would bring us multi colored iPods


    That's a myth I have a bright ass red car and I never have had that problem


    *knock on wood*
     
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    iBook NOT MacBook!

    So says MacOSRumors! HAHA! I enjoyed a good laugh!:D
     
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    no, it would also need speed holes! :p :D

    this all sounds like rampant speculation, and i believe none of it.
     
  25. nagromme macrumors G5

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    I think the Red iPod is a good theory. There doesn't seem to be any dire need to update the iPods into a totally new model, but tacking a red iPod onto the MacBook announcement isn't totally crazy.
     

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