TechTool Pro 5... coming soon! = Vaporware!

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  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Okay. I've seen the ads for months (is it pushing a year already?). "TechTool Pro 5... coming soon!"

    My ass!

    This is a classic case of vaporware. "Buy TechTool Pro 4 now... get a TechTool Pro 5 DVD upgrade FREE." Micromat appears to be robbing Peter to pay Paul.
     

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  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....if you had bothered to actually look at Micromat's TT Pro 5 webpage you'd have seen that it says "ships in late November 2008" so your whole vaporware theory is nothing but FUD...oh yeah!
     
  3. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    I believe their ads last Spring said it was coming out this Summer, if I'm not mistaken. I wouldn't call it vaporware yet, but it does appear to have slipped by a few months.

    Another slip of a few months and I'd say that the 'vaporware' label was starting to look justified...
     
  4. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Maybe he has a few bugs, and they want to work them out before shipping, like software makers should do. :rolleyes:
     
  5. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    so now i think it is official. techtool pro 5 is vaporware...
     
  6. ThomBombadil macrumors newbie

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    Tech tool 5

    Maybe we can pick the new DVD up at MacWhirled....
     
  7. John T macrumors 68020

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    It now says "Late December 2008" :eek: Seems like they've got a few problems!
     
  8. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I rest my case, Your Honor. :cool:
     
  9. ThomBombadil macrumors newbie

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    vapourpro 5

    I bought my TechTul Five at MacWorld back in January
    I was given a disc with TT 4 and promised an upgrade to TT 5 in May.
    I thought they meant May 2008, but I guess I misunderstood
     
  10. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just checked the site and it still says "Buy a full version 4 now and get a free DVD upgrade to version 5 when it ships in late December, 2008!"

    It's January 2009.
     
  11. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    According to the current copy of MacLife, They only advertise Pro 5 now, not 4 with an update.

    Edit - *Includes free upgrade to version 5 when it ships!
    (Expected release is around mid January, 2009)
     
  12. macrem macrumors 65816

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    I'm already bored with 5, they should start calling it 6 :D
     
  13. ThomBombadil macrumors newbie

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    Out Out Out

    I stopped at their booth at MacWhirled to ask and they handed me my Tech Tool 5 disc right there (after looking me up to confirm that I had purchased the upgrade)
    So, it is OUT!
     
  14. xgman macrumors 601

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    Yes, and the latest macworld magazine ad says ver 5, no longer "coming soon". Too bad their web site doesn't.
     
  15. ThomBombadil macrumors newbie

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  16. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    i remember TTP to be a good company once. at least edit your website to add news or what not.
     
  17. ThomBombadil macrumors newbie

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    Tt5

    I'm running it on my Intel and PPC Powerbooks
    I t seems faster...
     

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