Originally posted by simX
I also find it hard to believe that Apple would be forced to make a statement of specs that were listed on the online Apple Store for JUST A FEW MINUTES. If the specs were up there for a longer time, like an hour or a day, I could see how Apple would want to make a public statement about it. But a few minutes just doesn't convince me that Apple needs to make a statement...
The amount of time it was on the Apple site is completely irrelevant. Everybody knows about it now, and that's all that matters. It only takes a few seconds for a bomb to explode, it's the aftermath that counts.
I'm going to try this one more time, then I'm giving up.
1. Everybody and his dog is expecting not just G5s, but specific G5 models at 1.6, 1.8 and dual 2.0. Not to mention tons of other stuff like AGP 8x, USB 2, digital audio and a revamped system architecture.
2. If Steve can't deliver EXACTLY
that list of specs at the keynote, he will get booed and whatever he does intro will be viewed as a disappointment, even if the "real" machines are still good.
3. Steve would never let this happen of course, so if the specs are fake, then he would have handled it through a preemptive press release that lets him save face on Monday. He's not going to go onstage and look like a jerk.
4. He did not, because he knows he can deliver EXACTLY
what we are expecting, so the specs are real.