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With multiple sites pointing towards possible updates this week -- iPods and PowerBooks are listed as leading contenders. However, according to reliable sources, it appears that it is the iMac updates that are imminent.

Our Buyer's Guide shows the iMac has come due for a revision, with a recent ThinkSecret report revealing specs for the new machines. Sources confirm a 1.0GHz and 1.25GHz speed bump to the iMac line, with the addition of USB2 -- inline with ThinkSecret's specs.

In addition, new information reveals pricing will remain the same for the updated iMacs, coming in at $1299 and $1799 respectively.

An iMac update, obviously, does not preclude other announcements this week or at Apple Expo Paris.
 

Mineral

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Originally posted by Stella
Makes a change from the daily PowerBook rumours! :)

Too bad I'm about to SELL my iMac and BUY a Powerbook.. I can't wait forever Apple!! Update the stinkin' 'books!!!!:eek:
 

Omek

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Hmmm... perhaps a G5 Powerbook isn't too out of the question. It would be weird for them to update the iMacs before the Powerbooks.... could mean something... maybe...
 

crees!

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Originally posted by Mineral
Too bad I'm about to SELL my iMac and BUY a Powerbook.. I can't wait forever Apple!! Update the stinkin' 'books!!!!:eek:

Werd \m/

EndSerenading
 

ThomasJefferson

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Always nice to hear about an upgrade, but color me uninterested. It seems we all have a one track mind right now. My guess is that the iMacs are a kind of cover for ... no powerbooks this week. ugh!
 

Stella

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People took too much importance into Steve's "Year of the Laptop" quote.

For a long time I've thought this. The way I took it was that Laptops would sell in significantly more quantities this year. Hence, the year of the laptop.

No more, nothing less. Not G5 are going to appear or just wait for what Apple are going to do in 2003...

Of course, "The Year Laptop" has turned into just that - "You will have your laptop all year, because we aren't going to up-date them!!" as some people have joked.

Originally posted by e-coli
The Year of the Laptop!!!

:rolleyes:
 

mac15

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well no not really, Apple has released many products out at once. I'm not specualting anything but its apple and who the hell has any idea what they will do next
 

Photorun

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You people posting with your "hmmm G5 notebooks must be tomorrow" SLAY me! Too darn funny... funny and so incredibly wrong. Sorry jinky try next year.

As far as the iMac, seems too little too, uh, little. But hey maybe sources are wrong and they'll stick a G5 in it. [coughs] (those who don't know that was humor, ain't no G5 in the iMac until next year either if ever). What's curious is from poking around it looks like there's still supply in the channel of existing iMacs, maybe they're sick of waiting.

And as the case for PBooks, believe it when we see it, there's been talk of new iMacs since the beginning of summer.

And I can't wait for the G5 iPod, I bet that's going to be announced at Paris with the G7 Powerbook. [coughs]
 

Dont Hurt Me

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Originally posted by mac15
well no not really, Apple has released many products out at once. I'm not specualting anything but its apple and who the hell has any idea what they will do next
isnt that the truth, look for imacs & powerbooks ( if not they are needed)
 

MattG

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Who cares

Gimme the G5 I ordered and update the Powerbook line. The 15" has been due for an update longer than the iMac line has...
 

mj_1903

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Just to bring it up again....

The G5 PowerBook is not away as people think. As IBM nicely pointed out back months ago for the PPC 970, they can produce chips that use low Watt's and have nice performance. I am sure Apple would love to include 1.2-1.6ghz G5's in the PowerBook and could probably do it right now with nary a major case change.

If I am wrong, so be it, but I can see no reason for them to be delayed except Apple milking the AlBook's for all they are worth (hey I have one and am awaiting the next upgrade to get another).
 

mvc

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iMac ?!

So does anybody actually care about the iMac anymore? I feel distinctly underwhelmed. Excite me Apple, you know you can do it!
 

DakotaGuy

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I want an eMac. I am a teacher and am waiting for a 1.25Ghz Combo for $849 (ed price) I wonder if iMac updates are coming if a new improved eMac for the same price is coming, would love to see DDR Ram and an 80GB HD for that price. Well before I think they let the 1Ghz iMac out of the door a couple of months before the 1Ghz eMac, so I suppose I will have to wait until winter.
 

Dont Hurt Me

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true but if i was steve with the g5 it would be time to make up for all that moto stagnation and put mac in the front again. how you do this? G5's everywhere and G5's going faster and faster. Best OS and Hardware. period case closed.
 

Freg3000

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iMacs at the same price? What are they adding, clock speed and USB 2? Sorry, Apple, this is getting too lame. I mean, if it was using the 7457, the extra cache would be nice, but all of those would go to the PB first. And no L3 cache b/c it is too expensive. :(

FYI the iMac has increased 200 MHz in 21 months. Very sad.
 

mvc

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Originally posted by Dont Hurt Me
…put mac in the front again. how you do this? G5's everywhere and G5's going faster and faster. Best OS and Hardware. period case closed…

Yeah, i agree, all these sluggish G4 items on the Apple shopping list are getting to be a total embarassment- its bad enough being shown up by the opposition, let alone by the big brother G5! Bring on a stonking new sexy aluminium G5 iMac redesign that makes me lust to own one again!

iMacs - perhaps they can call the new model "wallflower" instead of "flowerpower". ;)
 

Phil Of Mac

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Originally posted by Stella
People took too much importance into Steve's "Year of the Laptop" quote.

For a long time I've thought this. The way I took it was that Laptops would sell in significantly more quantities this year. Hence, the year of the laptop.

I watched that keynote. This is exactly what Steve meant. Steve explained carefully that this is exactly what Steve meant.

Originally posted by Photorun
You people posting with your "hmmm G5 notebooks must be tomorrow" SLAY me! Too darn funny... funny and so incredibly wrong. Sorry jinky try next year.

Why is it wrong? It's rather idiotic to make an argument without bothering to back it.

Originally posted by Photorun
As far as the iMac, seems too little too, uh, little. But hey maybe sources are wrong and they'll stick a G5 in it. [coughs] (those who don't know that was humor, ain't no G5 in the iMac until next year either if ever).

How do you know?

I can't stand when people make obnoxious arguments without backing them. If you don't have anything intelligent to say, don't waste our time.
 

Mineral

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There's nothing wrong with updating iMacs.. they're great computers and darn sexy if you ask me. I've loved mine.. but now I need a notebook computer.

Anyway.. I just hope the pricepoint of 12" powerbooks drops soon.. and I'm crossing my fingers for upgrades as well.
 

Freg3000

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Originally posted by Phil Of Mac
I can't stand when people make obnoxious arguments without backing them. If you don't have anything intelligent to say, don't waste our time.

Ok, he didn't do it, so i will.

G5's will have to go first in PowerBooks and xServes. No iMacs yet.
 
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