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post #721 of 1072
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Originally posted by tsukurite
If that's the case, Apple better disavow it pretty quickly, the stock market seems to have reacted to the news.

Not really, AAPL has been climbing sence even before the news. Its not that much higher than it was yesterday..

They should still release a statement though.
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post #722 of 1072
this is bull, if this story really was the case, we would have heard more about it, from other sources. like everyone has said apple would have to make a comment on the matter if it these specs are untrue. the G5 is here, tell the playas to stop hating
post #723 of 1072
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Originally posted by der Kopf
In any case, this "Leon" person seems to 'know' several people who confirmed it, and the other members there appear to believe him.

That should read:

In any case, this "Leon" person seems to "know" several "people" who "confirmed" it, and the other "members" there appear to "believe" him.

Considering how responsive Apple has been about getting this info down, they would certianly be responsive in writing up some blurb, however vague, to dismiss this stuff if they could -- that is, if it were not true. The fact that they have not done anything to dismiss this when it's reaching mainstream media outlets speaks volumes. They can't lie about it if it is true, that owuld be equally misleading as letting it go if it isn't. They wouldn't have to say anything about what went wrong, what specific info was wrong, who is to blame or why it happened. In short, they would if they could, but they can't.
post #724 of 1072
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Originally posted by der Kopf
Well, lemme just translate the first paragraph or so:

Hmm, uh oh. Damn, could've been all BS? No, please no
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post #725 of 1072
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Originally posted by der Kopf
In any case, this "Leon" person seems to 'know' several people who confirmed it, and the other members there appear to believe him.

There seem to be plenty who disagree. Many people think it's disinformation, as do I.
post #726 of 1072
Dorsal M last post was on the 15th March and you can read it here he claims to have some machines which nobody believes....
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post #727 of 1072
No, I saw him post this yesterday. At least one moderator replied. I'm positive about this. He said something about powerbooks.

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post #728 of 1072
People, Apple is a publicly traded company. If this were a hoax and Apple will not have the G5 to deliver for Monday there would be a press release out before breakfast time PST.

I like the conspiracy theory. Not because I actually believe it was done on purpose, but because it would be one hell of a sandbag for the weekend. The conspiracy would make Apple look cruel and crafty and inflate hopes that something else is coming besides the Powermacs and Panther (which there probably will not be).

Where is LBB? I think he's still on page 10; this thread is ridiculous! The SARS spreads less quickly!!!

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post #729 of 1072
I'm sure no one will believe me... I have a friend who's an Apple Engineer and I asked him about the G5 specs. He told me the specs listed are wrong. He wouldn't tell me the speeds, all he said is "be prepared to soil your pants, they're even faster!"

You will know on Monday that I'm telling the truth. :-)
post #730 of 1072
Sure, Carlos. We believe you.
post #731 of 1072
The Federal Trade Commision doesn't allow publically owned companies to post "disinformation." If this was untrue a press release would have been issued by now. All Apple would have to say is "the information briefly posted on our website was incorrect". They have not.

It's obviously a goof by one of the Apple web people, preparing a new layout and accidentally posting it to the web rather then internally.

By Sunday night there will probably be more info, from the usually reliable MacRumors site - they seem to get info at the last minute. In the meantime I'm taking a nap so I can get to the Harry Potter unveiling at midnight. Early reviews say, "brilliant". Hopefully, the new G5 will garner similar response.
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post #732 of 1072
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Originally posted by Crusader
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Is that German, like: "Die, Bart, Die"?

Don't be putting the processor in front of the OS just yet. A CPU in hand is worth a Dual on the motherboard, and all that. Don't go counting your megahurtz before they ship. A multi-thread... well, never mind.

I think Apple really wants to be top dog. I think they'll push IBM, and IBM will jump. Up to 5.0 GHz in 2005-ish? <insert evil laughter> Lock and load, baby.

hmm.. 2005 is a long way off, though, isn't it?

never mind.
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post #733 of 1072
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Originally posted by GardenOfEarthlyDelights
I think Apple really wants to be top dog. I think they'll push IBM, and IBM will jump. Up to 5.0 GHz in 2005-ish? <insert evil laughter> Lock and load, baby.

hmm.. 2005 is a long way off, though, isn't it?

never mind.

Well, we will be able to properly define what kind of turnaround we will be able to see from IBM with their next revision.

I am going to go out on a limb here and say 400 - 500 MHz increase every 4 - 5 months.
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post #734 of 1072
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Originally posted by Akumulator
Sure, Carlos. We believe you.

I'm being DEAD SERIOUS. I have always lurked on these boards but never posted. The first thing I did today is email my friend who works at Apple and I asked if the listed specs are true. He said it's not. He said I better be wearing depends because I will crap my pants. I also asked about dual 17" Pbooks. He said we're good, but not that good.
post #735 of 1072
Another 64bit = x2 speed article
This is really getting to be an embarrassing media misconception.

Judging by the leaked product spec teaser graphic, I believe Apple won't play on the 64bit issue as a primary benefit of the ppc970. Sure they will make a big splash of it, but not as a headline item. This I believe is wise considering how uninformed people are as to what the significance of 64bit really is. More likely to confuse and unecessarily devalue the G4 which might still be needed for laptops.
post #736 of 1072
Take a look at this:

"Leaked" image posted at ThinkSecret:

http://www.thinksecret.com/archives/g5fullpage.html

"Leaked image posted at MacTeens:

http://macteens.com/images/g5.jpg

Notice any difference?





The headers. Any more reason to believe it was real?
post #737 of 1072
Don't worry, we'll all know if you and/or your friend is right in less than 3 days.
post #738 of 1072
I've gone through nineteen pages of comments and nothing from Lemon Bon Bon. I enjoy his comments all the time! Man, where are you - are you breathing OK?? Let's hear your thoughts man!
post #739 of 1072
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Originally posted by BuonRotto
Don't worry, we'll all know if you and/or your friend is right in less than 3 days.

Agreed

I've known him for over a year. And I ALWAYS ask him for Mac info and he'll get pissed and tell me to stop asking. The only time he gave me info is when the 17" PBook came out. I emailed him to ask if it's safe to buy the 1ghz TiBook and he told me no, he said there will be one with a larger screen.
post #740 of 1072
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Originally posted by Carlos_E
I'm being DEAD SERIOUS. I have always lurked on these boards but never posted. The first thing I did today is email my friend who works at Apple and I asked if the listed specs are true. He said it's not. He said I better be wearing depends because I will crap my pants. I also asked about dual 17" Pbooks. He said we're good, but not that good.

So, at work I'm playing with these new ThinkPad A31p's, and I'm thinking, boy, these are nice machines. 2.0GHz P4M, 15" 1600x1200 displays, ATI FireGL Mobility, and stuff like that. But then I realize that these things are tanks! 2 inches thick, and pushing eight pounds with the CDROM installed, and probably over that with the extra battery you're going to need to run it for any period of time.

Then I realized - what if you took two 17" PowerBooks instead? For only four pounds more, you'd get two 1GHz processors, two 1440x900 displays, two 60GB hard drives, two OpenGL graphics cards - two of everything. All you'd need to bring is a short ethernet cable to cluster them using their Gigabit Ethernet. And for traveling, you could stack them together, and they'd still not be any thicker than the ThinkPad.

So, depending on how you look at it, dual 17" PowerBooks may very well be practical for the serious computer user on the go
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post #741 of 1072
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Originally posted by Carlos_E
The only time he gave me info is when the 17" PBook came out. I emailed him to ask if it's safe to buy the 1ghz TiBook and he told me no, he said there will be one with a larger screen.

Anybody can predict the future after the fact. You'll earn your credibility on Monday, if you deserve it.

(EDIT: Damn AI's 120-second post restriction ate my post when I hit back!)
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post #742 of 1072
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Originally posted by Anonymous Karma
So, at work I'm playing with these new ThinkPad A31p's, and I'm thinking, boy, these are nice machines. 2.0GHz P4M, 15" 1600x1200 displays, ATI FireGL Mobility, and stuff like that. But then I realize that these things are tanks! 2 inches thick, and pushing eight pounds with the CDROM installed, and probably over that with the extra battery you're going to need to run it for any period of time.

Then I realized - what if you took two 17" PowerBooks instead? For only four pounds more, you'd get two 1GHz processors, two 1440x900 displays, two 60GB hard drives, two OpenGL graphics cards - two of everything. All you'd need to bring is a short ethernet cable to cluster them using their Gigabit Ethernet. And for traveling, you could stack them together, and they'd still not be any thicker than the ThinkPad.

So, depending on how you look at it, dual 17" PowerBooks may very well be practical for the serious computer user on the go

You must have incredibly deep pockets.
post #743 of 1072
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Originally posted by Anonymous Karma
Anybody can predict the future after the fact. You'll earn your credibility on Monday, if you deserve it.

(EDIT: Damn AI's 120-second post restriction ate my post when I hit back!)

Indeed!
post #744 of 1072
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i can't help but notice that lemon hasn't posted here yet. I can't wait to hear his reaction to this 2nd coming of Apple.

Choke, cough. What the HELL happened? I went to bed last night and the boards were in a state of entropic undress.

Off to work teaching mini-smeagols all day...(that's my story and I'm sticking to it...) and I get home check the Mac rumour mill and it's EXPLODED?!?! My Lemon just exploded pips all over...

18 hours later and...?!?! WHAT IN BLAZES?! Wuz?

I have to wade through a 19 page thread. I was in the slow lane...(y'right...I was still reading page 10...)

Puff, pant, wheeeez!!!



GUYS! Has everyone gone freakin' nuts?

G5! GGG!GGGG"GGG!GGG!!GG5!?!?!??!?!?!???!)(&(&&(("£(" ^$(?

It's HERE! Well...NEARLY! (Looks, blank...pips bulgin'...) *((Suffering, 'just got out of bed syndrome...y'know, where somebody wakes you up and says, 'The G5's have LANDED!!!')

Netromac! The G5's have landed....? WOW? Is this a joke?

2 gig?!!? 1 gig Bus?!?!?!? 8 gig RAM !?!?!?

The POWERMac ('power' withdrawn...) low end will equal or BEAT the high end PENTIUM 4!?! AND be cheaper? (IF the Apple aggressive growth rumours are true!) WOW. *((Say, what's the big idea, I can't whinge about the G4 or price anymore...scratches Lemon head...hmmm. I can't scratch my Lemon head...I forget...I don't have any arms...))

Apple's low-end whoops ass. 1.6x2=3.2 G4 = Pentium 3 gig creamer!!! THAT'S THE LOW END!?! Is this a hoax? Well, the Mod's haven't locked the thread yet.

This stuff's all over the 'net. Bloody hell. It's over the net like a rash. 4 years I bin waiting for this! I finally have my Powermac 604e 200mhz successor!!!

er...I hadn't planned on buying a POWERMac until Sept.! I wanted 2 gig...and they've...DONE 2 gig! They've ACTUALLY breached the 2 gig barrier!!! And the bus? GIG everything! STUNNING!!!

(Lemon Bon Bon just dragged outta a hedge...suffering MAJOR delirium...)

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This is the day the Mac platform drew the line in the sand.

'Wintel...Thou shalt not pass.'

Lemon...Bon...Bon... 8)
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post #745 of 1072
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Originally posted by AaronS
[B]Take a look at this:

"Leaked" image posted at ThinkSecret:

http://www.thinksecret.com/archives/g5fullpage.html

"Leaked image posted at MacTeens:

http://macteens.com/images/g5.jpg

Notice any difference?

The difference in size is probably simply a matter of after-the-fact scaling.

The difference in headers is likely a matter of timing, of when the web page images were captured: Under the leading theory that this was an accident that occurred while updating the online store's web page, someone was likely manually copying individual files for the tiled graphics that comprise the above images. If you look at the Apple web site in its current form, you'll see that the two pieces that don't match in your comparision are in fact two different GIFs -- step1titlepowermacg4.gif and step1bullet1powermac.gif. A manual file-at-a-time update would easily explain why the page was seen one way at one time, and other way soon after. The person doing this would have had no idea they were accidently editing a live web page.

In other circumstances, I might consider my own explanation grasping at straws, but given that Apple has had a whole day to report that they'd "had a problem with their web site, and apologize for any confusion", a web-page update accident still seems by far the most likely explanation.
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post #746 of 1072
bout time...

look everyone! IT IS...ALIVE!!!


oh...and WOW...
post #747 of 1072
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Originally posted by Carlos_E
I'm being DEAD SERIOUS. I have always lurked on these boards but never posted. The first thing I did today is email my friend who works at Apple and I asked if the listed specs are true. He said it's not. He said I better be wearing depends because I will crap my pants. I also asked about dual 17" Pbooks. He said we're good, but not that good.

Hey man, if you're right on Monday, I'll buy you a............. taco?

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post #748 of 1072
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Originally posted by Lemon Bon Bon
Choke, cough. What the HELL happened? I went to bed last night and the boards were in a state of entropic undress.

Yeah, I'm right there with you. It seemed the last day or two the activity had died down a bit and so I just decided to drink and watch tv over reading the same old rumors....... but then BAM!!! This is the stuff I like to see just days before an event!
post #749 of 1072
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I've gone through nineteen pages of comments and nothing from Lemon Bon Bon. I enjoy his comments all the time! Man, where are you - are you breathing OK?? Let's hear your thoughts man!


I'm having trouble breathing alright! I get on the boards and everybody is running around screaming 'G5!' And it's 2 gig 970? (Had a side bet with myself that 2 gig would be too close NOT to breach at the outset. Privately vindicated...)


Hey...we got 'insiders from WALES! Hi! Did my 'Smeagol' training there!

So, Moki, what was that about expectations? Eh?



I still can't believe the variety of do-nuts Americans have... (Says...tooth-ache just landed...no...I don't think that has anything to do with the G5...)

Part of me, the 'conspiracy pip' in my lemon head says: 'That was an intentional leak...Apple don't make those kind of 'mistakes', do they?' Could we be talking about even higher speeds? 970 laptops? Macwhispers are talking about a major engineering effort and all out assault to get their range go GO 970! Makes sense...if they want to get growth and repair the 'damage' the G3/G4 paradigm of 'slow transition' it OUT THE WINDOW! It's all guns blazing. No one is gonna buy a G4 anything. The iMac2 looks very vulnerable right now. I think someone was right...2003 2nd half favours the patient. Apple platform is turned on its head with renewed vigour and a sense of urgency. The time to strike is NOW! Wintel are at their most confused! Kick them where it hurts!! Low end headless Mac? If Apple do to the desktops with the 970 what they've done with the laptop range then we're storming the gates of Redmond! Der-rool, der-rool. This aint the old days anymore folks. We're on the cusp of something new...a real era of greatness.

2 gig on .13 has serious implications for the Apple line come 04. A swift transition to .09 and a 980 ('Sandbagging?') chip and we could be seeing Apple on the verge of 3 gig early 2004! Apple will destroy Intel in benches. Altivec on 1 gig bandwidth? THAT'S INSANE!? 2 gig? That's about 6 gig G4, at least, on FPU!? Dual that? 12 gig G4 fpu? Prob' more like dual 8 gig G4 performance in general? This is weird. From mhz myth to MEGAHURTS INTEL! Skid the tires, Intel...you're gonna get left at the lights.

'We're taking it back!'

Snails in la cookin' sauce.

Lemon in a Apple-user hoard of millions...

'To the gates of Redmond! STORM THE GATES! GET THEM!!! CHARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGE!

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post #750 of 1072
Instead of putting my $.02 in...I will do the only thing an Apple lover can do with the final release of the G5:

"w00t!"

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post #751 of 1072
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Originally posted by AaronS
Take a look at this:

"Leaked" image posted at ThinkSecret:

http://www.thinksecret.com/archives/g5fullpage.html

"Leaked image posted at MacTeens:

http://macteens.com/images/g5.jpg

Notice any difference?


The headers. Any more reason to believe it was real?

Not sure how TS got a different pic but i can theoretically claim I have found confirmation it's real.

The graphic that was posted last night is slightly different as others have noted. Differently font size and the "-" before each line. Because of that some claimed it to be fake. I say just the opposite. Look at www.apple.com and the Quark splash has the same "-" and looks to be the same font. So? Well, that tells me Apple is making a few minor changes the site and the Quark splash is a newer graphic then the older G4. So, once the G5 graphic goes back up, it will match the newer style text on the front page with the "-".
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post #752 of 1072
I don't now anything about specs but it was mentioned to me that new Powermacs are coming and that I will still be able to get a low end Powermac for $1200 (education). If that is a 1.6 ghz 970 machine that would be amazing.
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post #753 of 1072
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Originally posted by AaronS
Take a look at this:

"Leaked" image posted at ThinkSecret:

http://www.thinksecret.com/archives/g5fullpage.html

"Leaked image posted at MacTeens:

http://macteens.com/images/g5.jpg

Notice any difference?

The headers. Any more reason to believe it was real?

I'm prolly wrong, but where the headers and the G4picture part of the original .gif? Don't think so, i think those two pictures r simply 'recreations' of what it looked like.
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post #754 of 1072
SJ was sitting at his desk (well, one of his desks) and typing in the copy to see how it would look in the new website ad for Monday. Instead of deleting it he accidentally posted it to the web. When an assistant came in and saw what happened the site was immedaitely shut down. Mr. Jobs will arrive on stage with his head squarely on a silver platter. Should make for a great special effect.
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What if, Just What if, no one from the Wintel world joins the party?

These machines will surely make the creative world soil their pants but what about the corporate world.

I work for a fortune 500 company with 50,000+ employees, who is 100% wintel on the desktop. I don't see them swtching overnight. We might have the battle tanks to storm Redmond but I don't see any war plan.

SJ better have an enormous and incredible marketing push directed to the corporates, otherwise all of this will fall flat and end up with the current base spending money upgrading and 3% share staying at 3%.
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Originally posted by Jamil
What if, Just What if, no one from the Wintel world joins the party?

These machines will surely make the creative world soil their pants but what about the corporate world.

I work for a fortune 500 company with 50,000+ employees, who is 100% wintel on the desktop. I don't see them swtching overnight. We might have the battle tanks to storm Redmond but I don't see any war plan.

SJ better have an enormous and incredible marketing push directed to the corporates, otherwise all of this will fall flat and end up with the current base spending money upgrading and 3% share staying at 3%.

I see the Powermacs as the backbone of market share and stuff like the iMacs and iBooks as the flesh. If Apple are looking to get fat then I believe they will do this from the high calorie consumer market.

Of course I could be talking out of my Rs.
post #757 of 1072
These specs are obviously why 65% of the workstation crowd are going Apple this year! No wonder!

I've got the sneaky feeling that the 970 isn't the only surprise.

I've the feeling there's lots of other little goodies coming.

...and in all the fuss about the 'G5' specs...'Panther' has been overshadowed...yet...we know nothing about it.

Hmmm.

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post #758 of 1072
Lemon Bon Bon! Just love your posts!

Yeah it seems like the G5 have finally landed. We have been waiting for years now, and in the last few weeks the waiting has gotten almost unbearable. Insane expectations, insane rumors, insane fear of being dissapointed - again. Temporary Insanity. Well, this one is going to be H U G E. Fast and furious? You bet. A killer, definately. The Fastest option WILL be the fastest option - at last.

I'm all drooling. Tingling. Fuzzy warm feeling inside.

Only two more days to go... seems like an eternity right now.

QuickSilver - get ready to be dethroned. I will get the new KING(5) to replace my old tired knight. For he will never roam the battle field again. Retired he will be, spoken of sometimes with deep respect and admiration. Never failed. Never left a battle with his head bowed. Even when the opponents were to many and too strong, he retired with head raised high. We will come back he thought... we will rule the land again some day. some day.....

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post #759 of 1072
The only thing I am sad about at this point is not finding out about the G5 while inside the RDF. I'm, of course, VERY happy...but just imagine what this would have felt like in the RDF. People would have *died*

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perhaps this was apple's form of preventative CPR!

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