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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Falleron, Jan 19, 2003.

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  1. Falleron macrumors 68000


    Nov 22, 2001
    Take a look at the current MacOSRumors page:

    Extract from web site. Looks like its going to be a good year for the PowerMac.

    ome weekend quickies to answer some of the more popular questions of the day:

    *Apple has Tablet-like prototype systems, but because of the present economic landscape, has no plans to release any such device to the public in 2003 - or at any firm point in the future, for that matter.

    *In its quarterly financial results conference call, Apple executives noted that big things were going to happen for the PowerMac this year. Can anybody say G5? We knew you could.... PowerPC 970 processors in up to four-way configurations, 900MHz front side busses, HyperTransport motherboard architecture with up to 6.4GB/s chip-to-chip bandwidth, USB2, Firewire 800, Airport Extreme, 8X AGP, PCI-X, 10GB Ethernet, and even more. When, you might ask? September, if Apple's plans hold firm, we'll see the first incarnation with most of these features.

    *A more immediate update to the PowerMac lineup is due sometime between mid-March and late April; it is entirely dependent on market conditions exactly when the update hits the street, but we expect Firewire 800, Airport Extreme support, nVIDIA GeForce FX and ATi Radeon 9700 Pro graphics accelerators, faster Superdrives, and slightly faster processors - perhaps Dual 1.4GHz G4s, with true DDR frontside busses if we're lucky.

    *New iPods are due out in March, according to internal documents acquired by Rumors yesterday. See our previous updates for features on this modest update; this summer, we will see a new Digital Lifestyle Device (DLD) based on the iPod design but targeted at video applications rather than music. Another entirely new DLD may premiere in early Spring.

    *The major new release of iChat we have been talking about for the past few months, with support for additional instant-messaging chat networks and audio/videoconferencing along with numerous other features, has now been attached to the Mac OS X 10.3 release. Presently, 10.3 is expected to be shipped in mid to late September.

    *Yes, Virginia....the next logical step for the new aluminum 17-inch Powerbook G4 is dual G4 processors. Expect such a beast to premiere in the latter half of the year, with its two CPUs each running at no less than 1.2GHz.

    Stay tuned for much more dirt, and remember to write in!

    However, 10Gb ethernet???? Sounds very iffy to me.
  2. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    They haven't been right in years...their track record is horrendous.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Somebody want to send* them a new Powerbook 17?

    I want to hear about the horror stories when they overclock one of those.

    The Radeon 8500 adventure was a highy amusing story, from birth to death.

    * - I mean give them/transfer ownership
  4. arn macrumors god


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    Apr 9, 2001
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