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WWDC Keynote: G5 PowerMacs, iChat AV, Panther, More...

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At the 2003 WWDC Keynote, Steve Job introduced Mac developers/users to the future of the Mac Platform... with a preview of Panther and well as the announcement of the new PowerMac G5's.

The live-transcript provides the details, but the hilights include:

Panther Demo - with new features including FileVault, Expose, Fast PDF Viewing, revamped Finder and more...
iChat AV - with video/audio capabilities
iSight - Apple Web Cam
PowerMac G5's - Announced, Shipping in August.
New Quicktime Codec (Pixlets)
Safari Gold

The coverage was provided on IRC as well as live Web updates on both MacRumors.com and Chaosmint.com servers. I'd like to thank the users who volunteer their services. N30 and thegeek187 provided IRC transcription on Krono.net. Jammerb provided live audio so the keynote could be transcribed live at this site. As well, as the many ops/moderators/networks and other users offering assistance.

Individual articles detailing the products above will be coming, as well as a rumor wrapup ("Winners and Losers").
 

justytylor

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Wow!

Looks like we got the Pentium-killers we all wanted. Even the single-processor models are 20-30 percent faster than a 3 GHz Dell in some tests.

Other news that may have fallen through the cracks: Safari 1.0 (v85) is out, and it's official. There's not even the "bug" button.
 
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icsedge1

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*drops dead*

I have two months two save up. Good thing I don't have much of a social life...easier to hoard money.

One question...do we really think the camera REQUIRES a 600 or faster G3? My Powerbook is 500...

Sedge
 
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d.f

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Jan 11, 2003
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WOW!!!!!!

AMAZING!!!

it's funny how they announce these new G5's and my mac starts to crash in ie....... mmmmm maybe it's fate.
 
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Sonofhaig

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Jan 16, 2003
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Awesome stuff!

Wow! Talk about internet congestion! Was every Mac geek online today?
I must now view the Quicktime stream. Great stuff Apple!!
 
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RHutch

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May 21, 2003
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This went way beyond my expectations.

I've been checking back to see how long it would take for someone to complain that there were no Power Book updates.

Who will it be?
 
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wildmac

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Jun 13, 2003
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$2999? sign me up!!!!!!!

It's well worth it for that price. I can't see anyone who does graphics work not getting the Dual 2Ghz.

Debt, here I come!!!!!

What is the word on availability of the new ram?....
 
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pablol

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A great update from Apple! But if 3GHz models will be available within a year, I might actually be inclined to wait. My dual 800 G4 can probably get me thru a little longer.
 
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DTphonehome

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Originally posted by jayscheuerle
Think there will be a lull in G4 sales during July?

How do you fit 9 fans in a Powerbook?


You don't...at least not with this revision of the G5...you'll need a low-wattage chip. Maybe for a nice new Chanuka gift?
 
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wildmac

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Jun 13, 2003
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poll?

Hey moderator....

can you do a poll here, who is going to buy which system?........
 
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buffsldr

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May 7, 2001
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Awesome.
Love the G5's.
iSight camera.... i will have to wait and see. I dont see myself buying it, just dont use iChat enough.
Safari, i can now vote in polls online, that is nice
Panther looks very cool, they've got my $
I wonder what will become of the G4 PowerMacs on eBay. How low can they go?
 
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tazznb

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Jul 22, 2002
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Re: Awesome stuff!

Originally posted by Sonofhaig
Wow! Talk about internet congestion! Was every Mac geek online today?
I must now view the Quicktime stream. Great stuff Apple!!


Well, acutually it was every Mac Geek plus about half of the Windows users (consisting of haters, envyers, and appreciaters). :D
 
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Bengt77

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Jun 7, 2002
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And, boys, what do we all think about this?!...

Brwahahahahaha!

(Or something like that...)
 
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MorganX

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Jan 20, 2003
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Hardware is impressive. Kind of underwhelmed with Panther. Welcome additions though.

I'd like to see more than the usual Photoshop stuff. Shouldn't be long until we get more extensive benchmarks.

The case is good, better than the rumors.

Disappointed no adjustable monitors. Oh, well. Can't have everything.
 
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RHutch

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May 21, 2003
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Bike

Originally posted by Vlade
Not quiet :)



Can someone convince me a new computer is more important than a car?

A car? Get yourself a bike and your transportation problems are solved. There's more than one way to get from here to there, but there's nothing like the systems we saw today.
 
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