Why we will have new computers in January.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mystixman, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. mystixman macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2002
    Here are a few reasons I came up with that shows we will get new computers ( processor ) in January. This will also not use the Motorola Proccessor.

    1) Mac OS 9 will not be bootable, Mac OS 9 runs on Motorola Chips only. Mac OS X can run on different processors since it is Unix based.

    2) AMD has mentioned a partnership with Apple.

    3) Its time for an update.
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    All of those are good reason for speculation, but it remains just that, speculation and hopefulness. Just because its possible doesn't mean its going to happen.

    Apple wants to move on from OS9 - you don't need a new processor to justify not being able to boot to OS9

    AMD is a posibility, but delivering in that time scale is something different.

    And we've needed new processors for years, nothing new there.

    All that said - I would *love* to see new machines, but I don't think it will happen.

  3. dricci macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2001

    Yet Another X86 Thread

    PLEASE make it stop :(
  4. Paladin macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Let's see...

    1)I have an IBM G3 in my 700 MHz iBook, and it runs OS 9. Therefore, OS 9 runs on non-Motorola processors.

    2)AMD has not mentioned or announced a partnership with Apple, despite a large number of rumors.

    3)Yes, we do need faster machines.
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Re: Where's Waldo

    Is this some sort of trick question/statement? For the life of me I can't find the rumor in this post.

    Looks more like an opinion to me, a poorly though out one, but and opinion nonetheless.

    [Note: we're just giving you a hard time, everybody spouts x86 nonsense without any decent links to back it up - we're just waiting on some real news. The dog coughing up a Bill Gates shaped hairball routine is a little old. :)]
  6. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    I don't see what OS 9 not running on future hardware is supposed to prove. G4 towers can't boot up from System 6 even though System 6 runs on a Motorola chip. This is pretty commonplace in the Mac world.

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