Originally posted by kupan787
I thoguht it was decided powerjack was full of shit, no? Someone posted a link to a macfixit (or someother mac site) with reader emails just totally trashing this guy for his very shoddy businesses.
Plus he claims to be under NDA, yet continues to post info on message boards. Right....
Well he has had some detailed hits in the rumor business and some misses. Personality wise he is somewhat bold in his statements, but he is also intelligent. He has admitted to some bad business issues in the past. And has been willing to admit when he has been wrong about rumors, even issuing an unsolicited apology to Think Secret.
His record right now an is unknown re: the 970's. He does have connections with certain contractors involved in the production of some Apple products.
His NDA supposedly covers specific information provided by Apple as relates to certain products he is supposedly developing and encompasses information that comes from Apple. These products are not related to the PowerMacs. Don't know if that is the truth or not.
We will find out soon enough if he or MacBidouille or anyone else for that matter is even close. A lot of reputations are riding on the line.
MOSR is playing it safe, and not sticking their neck out much at all.
MacRumors doesn't seem to be coming up with too much directly but is pretty much staying on top of what is coming from others and either verifying or just posting for interest.
MacBidouille has gone way out, reporting what their sources provide, but could get burnt if their sources are too far out there.
MacWhispers? Too new to tell. He has some connections, but whether or not he has the connections he claims remains to be seen.
LoopRumors? Another unknown. some hits some misses.
Think Secret will sit tight until they have something they are confident about, but have overall provided good information on a wide variety, especially with software.
I think MacBidouille and MacWhispers are the two with the most to lose. Even PowerJack of MacWhispers remarked laughingly that if he is wrong he will have to turn to publishing recipes instead of rumors. No matter what, MacBidouille will retain their loyal French following, but may see a large loss of international following if they aren't close. MacWhispers stands to lose all credibility.
Soon enough we will know. The MacBidouille benchmarks aren't as outrageous as some seem to think. Several sources have implied discreetly that they are "in the ballpark" and that only the particulars differ. I suspect their source just extrapolated them from known performance and speculated 970 performance but we may never know for sure. Playing around with my own extrapolations using known numbers for the current G4 and how it stacks up, I personally think we stand to be wowed. The only let-down would be if Apple "doesn't use the 970", at all, ever.