Two New iPods, Four New Mac Configurations

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Filling in more details of the October 12th announcement, ThinkSecret reports that two new iPods will be introduced on October 12th.

The new two iPod models will reportedly replace the current $299 and $399 models and be sold at the same price. The iPods are expected to be bumped to 40GB and 80GB capacities with slightly smaller form factors and offer two different colors (Black and White).

ThinkSecret also notes that "at least four new Mac configurations" will be released on Wednesday, but no further details are available.
 

Dunepilot

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Macrumors said:


Filling in more details of the October 12th announcement, ThinkSecret reports that two new iPods will be introduced on October 12th.

The new two iPod models will reportedly replace the current $299 and $399 models and be sold at the same price. The iPods are expected to be bumped to 40GB and 80GB capacities with slightly smaller form factors and offer two different colors (Black and White).

ThinkSecret also notes that "at least four new Mac configurations" will be released on Wednesday, but no further details are available.
Does the use of this word 'configurations' in relation to the Macs seem interesting to anyone else? Sounds a bit like there may be really minor speed bumps like those appearing on the Mac Minis.
 

wrldwzrd89

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This is good news...I'm more interested in finding out what the new Macs are than the new iPods, though.

I'm beginning to wonder if Apple is changing their marketing strategy to make some of the complainers happy - if they are it seems to be working so far.
 

igetbanned

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We shall see

'reliable sources'

I guess we'll find out just how reliable.

Two days, and on the 13th SOCOM 3 comes out!!!!

This might be the BEST WEEK EVER!
 

KindredMAC

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4 Mac configs????

I'm surprised that many.... what would they be?
PowerMac?
PowerBook?
Mac Mini?
iMac G5?

I was banking on the PowerMac and the PowerBook, but the more I think of it, the iMac G5 hasn't seen any real upgrades since it debuted.... as well as the Mac Mini.
 

hayesk

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Dunepilot said:
Does the use of this word 'configurations' in relation to the Macs seem interesting to anyone else? Sounds a bit like there may be really minor speed bumps like those appearing on the Mac Minis.
What else would you expect? Dual Dual Core G5s? That'd be just silly. ;)
 

MacFan782040

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I was banking on the PowerMac and the PowerBook, but the more I think of it, the iMac G5 hasn't seen any real upgrades since it debuted.... as well as the Mac Mini.
The iMacs were reciently updated, kinda. It's a good deal. Plus, I just bought a new 20" iMac, so they better not upgrade them :rolleyes:
 

hayesk

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Ahh... the backpedalling at ThinkSecret begins. First it's new iPods, then it's only PowerMacs. Well, they might be wrong, so why not predict everything? Then they're bound to be right. :D
 

crispoe

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One more thing...

Never have seen Steve announce 6 new things after he tells the audience "one more thing" at the end of his keynotes, nevermind making it the tagline for the whole event. We will see on the 12th. To call a whole event for an 80 gig ipod seems a bit much.
 

Zaren

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Timing

Here's hoping there's an iPod refresh... and that it happens quickly. I made my referral quota on a freeipod site, and they're confirming my referrals. If I'm super lucky, they'll change to the new models before they complete my confirmations :)
 

Mac_Freak

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5G iPods :D in black and white so the U2 iPod is going to be dropped, am I right?

But what about the Pro line? :confused:
 

texasmafia

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Can't trust Thinksecret

I have no trust in Thinksecret anymore. They don't have any better info than the other rumor sites since the lawsuit. They keep saying their info is so reliable but then they get info from someone else so they change their prediction. I think they are just like all the other rumor sites, only its harder to trust Thinksecret anymore.
 

jtquick2001

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"One more thing" worthy

Do you honestly think that a color change and 10 gig hard drive bumb is worthy of an event separate event from the media event? I mean come on, you invited the press for this stuff and thats all you are going to announce? and no consumer cares about a powermac speed bump. This is going to be bigger then thinksecret's rumor. Count on it.
 

GroundLoop

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hayesk said:
Ahh... the backpedalling at ThinkSecret begins. First it's new iPods, then it's only PowerMacs. Well, they might be wrong, so why not predict everything? Then they're bound to be right. :D

TS originally stated that there would be computer updates at the event. They later added that they had new information about iPod updates (non-video). I don't see any backpedalling. They reported the information as they received it.

I wonder if the four updates are four different lines, or just four new configurations of PowerMac (dual core).

Hickman
 

kugino

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there will be updates, upgrades, speed bumps, etc. but they cannot be the reason for the special event. something major or semi-major will occur to warrant the "one more thing"...
 

pdpfilms

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jtquick2001 said:
Do you honestly think that a color change and 10 gig hard drive bumb is worthy of an event separate event from the media event? I mean come on, you invited the press for this stuff and thats all you are going to announce? and no consumer cares about a powermac speed bump. This is going to be bigger then thinksecret's rumor. Count on it.
Bigger than six upgrades? I bet it will be the release of one new product with maybe one or two product enhancements... but as previously stated, steve has never pulled out six new products during a "One More Thing"er. I think it's going to be new PBooks and updated ipods.