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Leave-freeze, blackout screens, overnight vigil, staff training, early-morning prayers, new hardware, new products, staff phones and cameras locked in a safe and NDA's to be signed by staff already under NDA's?

What can this mean? Apple can't bring out any new version of its current hardware, unless it's the next iPhone. Some entirely new product range that no-one has envisaged? Perhaps, but more likely it is some new software brought to current hardware that makes it a "Game Changer"?

Of course, there is one Apple hardware product that currently runs some Apple software, but not a lot, and that is the AppleTV. The AirPlay functionality has recently allowed the AppleTV to let iPads control HD TV's in terms of media. So my guess is that new software for the AppleTV lets it run games on an attached HDTV, using an iPad as a controller, and that some of that functionality relies on the new Apple server farm.

My next guess is that the "Bumper iPhone Case" now has a chip embedded that will allow you to use your iPhone as a credit card to pay for all this game playing .....



Of course I do not know enough about how the Apple Store operates. Last time I bought a relatively small product, the salesperson asked me if I wanted a bag, and to be environmentally-friendly I said no, so the salesperson reached under the table, brought out a sticker and fixed it to my purchase. If I was an evil-minded person, could I reach under the table, bring out a similar sticker and fix it to any Apple product?
post #82 of 93
The G5 PowerBook is finally being unveiled.
post #83 of 93
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Originally Posted by Carmissimo View Post

Ditch the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro, replacing it with a Sandy Bridge-based tower that is configurable to meet a wide range of needs. .

I like this even more than the three tiered Mini. Maybe this is why Apple hasn't marketed a mid-sized tower in the past. They were waiting to bring out this 'one size fits all' model.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1069625...ream/lightbox/
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post #84 of 93
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The G5 PowerBook is finally being unveiled.

BREAKING:

Leaked photograph of the device! You can tell it's a real picture because Apple wouldn't settle for elevators any less beautiful than this!

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I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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post #85 of 93
What would it take for Apple to become an ISP or isn't that possible?
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post #86 of 93
Compilation of Greatest Steve Martin Banjo Solos of All Time coming out on iTMS.
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post #87 of 93
Maybe they're just going to announce Steve Ballmer will take over as Apple CEO after Jobs retires?
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post #88 of 93
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Originally Posted by sequitur View Post

What would it take for Apple to become an ISP or isn't that possible?

Every ISP on the planet to call it quits.

You don't want Apple as an ISP. That's even more foolish than them releasing a TV or having their own cellular telephony network.

Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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post #89 of 93
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Originally Posted by sequitur View Post

I like this even more than the three tiered Mini. Maybe this is why Apple hasn't marketed a mid-sized tower in the past. They were waiting to bring out this 'one size fits all' model.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1069625...ream/lightbox/

Now is the time to do this. The technology is there now to make it happen. Affordable CPUs with the power to do heavy work. Ditto on the GPU front. And now Thunderbolt opens up great possibilities for those who do demanding work that requires expandability.

Combine that with the fact that desktops are falling out of favour and simplifying the line makes sense.

By the way, I think it's daft to opt for the iMac. The monitor should last about 12 years but the computer components attached to it will not. A bizarre waste of a decent monitor a few years down the road when the machine has to go through a costly overhaul or be thrown away.

The iMac isn't for everybody and there is still a place for computer that requires an external monitor.
post #90 of 93
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By the way, I think it's daft to opt for the iMac. The monitor should last about 12 years but the computer components attached to it will not. A bizarre waste of a decent monitor a few years down the road when the machine has to go through a costly overhaul or be thrown away.

Which... is why you can use the iMac AS A STANDALONE MONITOR so that when the componentry becomes "too old", you can still make use of the panel.

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post #91 of 93
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Which... is why you can use the iMac AS A STANDALONE MONITOR so that when the componentry becomes "too old", you can still make use of the panel.

I wonder how consumer PC buyers these days only buy the box with the mindset of keeping their monitor for 12 years? Seems to me that most Dell and HP desktops come with a monitor.

And let's not forget at not consumers are buying notebooks which come with the display built in so I can't imagine it's an "issue" for consumers.

PS: Apple should sell me an iPhone 5 sans display.
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
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post #92 of 93
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Originally Posted by eric781 View Post

They will be releasing the Playmobil Apple Store Playset

No, the event's obviously timed to coincide with the "rapture" on May 21 there can be only one answer: Steve Jobs will reveal that Apple stores are in fact the portals to Heaven.

Hallelujah, Mac be praised!
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Originally Posted by macinthe408 View Post

Apple Stores will finally have public restrooms. It'll be those public stalls you see in downtown London or San Francisco, except these will be the type where the glass is transparent, but then goes opaque when the door is locked.

LMAO!

But wait what if the power goes out?
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