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post #961 of 1072
Better yet... why was anyone shopping for a powermac right about now anyway?

Heheh, I wonder what the apple phone reps think when taking orders for G4s monday morning before the keynote?
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Originally posted by dfiler
Better yet... why was anyone shopping for a powermac right about now anyway?

Heheh, I wonder what the apple phone reps think when taking orders for G4s monday morning before the keynote?

Why don't you call them up and ask?

Interestingly enough, the Apple online store still says the Power Mac G4s are available "same day" shipping. We know (or are fairly confident) that Apple will come out with new Power Macs Monday. Likewise, the online Apple Store also lists the PowerBook G4 15-inch Ti at "same day" shipping. Could we infer that the PowerBook may be updated too?

I think the leak was accidental. I mean they updated all of the store "buttons" when it happened. If it was intentional, don't you think we could have seen something else "teased" by now. Perhaps Apple might want to do something like this = take advantage of the opportunity. Keep your eyes peeled.
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post #963 of 1072
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Better yet... why was anyone shopping for a powermac right about now anyway?

I'm sure they were just seeing what the shipping times were. You know, so they can run to a board like this and say "OMG towers just went to 10 days to ship!!!"
post #964 of 1072
You know, there will be some poor bastard who simply doesn't follow things calling up Apple Monday morning (after saving for half a year for a top-end 1.42DP tower) and happily placing his order.

Bless his heart.



They'll find him in a seedy motel off the Interstate, lying in a tub with his wrists slit...
post #965 of 1072
doesn't apple have a 10- day return policy now..

he might take a small hit maybe.

now the por sod who purchased 11 days ago....
post #966 of 1072
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Originally posted by DHagan4755
I think the leak was accidental. I mean they updated all of the store "buttons" when it happened. If it was intentional, don't you think we could have seen something else "teased" by now. Perhaps Apple might want to do something like this = take advantage of the opportunity. Keep your eyes peeled.

I've heard that it was accidental and that two people have been fired so far over the incident. (Said on one of the Mac mailings lists, for those who subscribe to the same one I do).

So, I have no reason to say it was anything besides an accident.

What bugs me about it, however, is the fact that only ONE image slipped out. If this was a mockup for the final page, how did only one graphic. One would think that in a page mockup, the three main images would all be in the same place.

Of course, if for whatever reason, perhaps that one image is the only one that matched the same name on the current page. The title graphic has "g4" in the name, but the product display doesn't.

In the end, I guess, not really wanting to take advantage of those under me, but if Apple is looking, I'm unemployed at the time, I'll gladly handle those images correctly for Apple next time.

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post #967 of 1072
hey man....how do u sign for the mac mailings? and whats the best one to get info about this damn crazy WWDC? thx
post #968 of 1072
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Originally posted by TheFly
The title graphic has "g4" in the name, but the product display doesn't.

the specs and the title are two separate images.
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hey man....how do u sign for the mac mailings? and whats the best one to get info about this damn crazy WWDC? thx

Well, the only one I'm on is Think Secret's Infinity Loop List. You can get info about subscribing to it here.

But I don't find it to be a "great" source of rumors, just a rehash of what's on the boards with some discussion on it.

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post #970 of 1072
It was a gif image of typeface. A photo of the actual computer would mostly likely be a jpeg image. Each page contains many components which are separate.
Whatever the "mistake" was, it has not been refuted by Apple so it was accurate (but not necessarily complete however).
More info should pop up on Sunday night when a site like MacRumors has had a great track record of devulging new info the night before a keynote.
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post #971 of 1072
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What if Monday is BETTER?!?


I really hope you're right.

Of course I always see the cup half empty, so a part of me thinks this still could be part of a cruel joke. I'd hate for so many of us to be let down as we have been in the past. Expecting so much, only to be disappointed.

If these spec don't pan out, I wonder how many of us faithful followers will begin to question staying on board.
post #972 of 1072
hehe

Satchmo's post was #970 . . .

WHAT COULD IT MEAN???

Oh, sorry.
I ruined it.
post #973 of 1072
We going for 1000 posts in this thread?

I'm sure that's gotta be a record.
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post #974 of 1072
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Originally posted by Anonymous Karma
To review, folks: increases in clock speed generally come as a result of changes in one of two areas: the design, or the fabrication process. Now the 970 design is pretty much set - even if they had a better design (970+?) coming down the road, it would make sense to start fabbing the 970 as is and let the higher speeds come later. This leaves the fabrication process. In order to hit 2.5 GHz, IBM would have had to have made a 33% improvement in their fabrication process - and not told anybody. This doesn't seem reasonable; there are other customers using East Fishkill, IBM wants to tout any advantages of their fab, and they're still looking for customers.

While hitting 2.0GHz from initial estimates of 1.8GHz is reasonable, some unknown improvement that lets them hit 2.5GHz is not. That won't come until a die shrink.

By your current reasoning there would be no such thing as speed bumps and you're actually pretty wrong here.

Even once you bring your fabrication process online you continue to refine and improve it. It's just a fact of life that you can't begin with the perfect process at launch. As a result what you tend to find is over time your yields of processors that are capable of running at higher speeds go up and quite often speeds that weren't viable for launch become viable down the line even without a generation upgrade of the process or a massive redesign of the chip.

I wouldn't count on 2.5 GHz at launch but I certainly wouldn't bet against say 2.4 GHz in Q4 on the 130 nm process either. If I were to randomly extrapolate I'd look for the 90 nm chips around Q2 next year with the successor to the current design coming lets say about 2005. Of course I would never extrapolate.
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post #975 of 1072
My, oh my, this thread move swiftly. Skimmed the last 4+ pages since yesterday...

W= "When." Mois is arguing, as he has many times before, that the 970's/GPuL are coming a little later, even the "fast" machine (as opposed to "faster" and "fastest" which have already been reported as coming later). The one quote from way back when that he took issue with said one machine shipping now and the other two models shipping in 2-3 weeks. Way too soon. We won't see them for at least 4 weeks. W = "When."

Don't forget that Apple pushed back WWDC at least officially because of Panther. I'm sure they were gunning for some news about hardware, at least behind closed doors, but, if we Apple's claim about moving WWDC at face value, then its timing has little to do with the 970s.

PS the record around here for most posts was either Mercury Rising or the original "What are you listening to?" thread. They had around 1600 before the UBB forum used then pooped out.
post #976 of 1072
Hey Johnathan....what's the record for # of posts in a thread on Apple Insider? [edit: thanks buon rotto]

The potential for leaks is increasing as we grow closer to Monday, yet other than the Apple screw up and the Panther screencaps...we have not heard/seen anything significantly new...anyone...someone...somebody tide me over!!!
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post #977 of 1072
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Originally posted by satchmo
Of course I always see the cup half empty, so a part of me thinks this still could be part of a cruel joke. I'd hate for so many of us to be let down...

If these spec don't pan out...

In that unfortunate scenario, I predict lots of damage to the plumbing and lighting infrastructure at Moscone. And ample amounts of spilled blood and eye-gouging of any Apple higher-ups present, up to - and including - Mr. Jobs.

You know, general mayhem and lawlessness.

College-aged sports fans aren't the only people who can overturn cars, set stuff on fire and otherwise show their ass when things don't turn out the way they want.



You dangle a porkchop like this in front of us after all this time and you'd BETTER show us something. Hell, take a wastebasket and spraypaint "G5" on it if you must. But it had better look cool!

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We going for 1000 posts in this thread?

I'm sure that's gotta be a record.

obviously you weren't around for the thread about the teasers on apple's front page counting down to MWSF 02.

Although that is the only thread I've ever seen get to an even more obscene length even faster.
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post #979 of 1072
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obviously you weren't around for the thread about the teasers on apple's front page counting down to MWSF 02.

Although that is the only thread I've ever seen get to an even more obscene length even faster.

Yea, didn't that one hit the 30s?
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post #980 of 1072
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Originally posted by dfiler
Better yet... why was anyone shopping for a powermac right about now anyway?

Heheh, I wonder what the apple phone reps think when taking orders for G4s monday morning before the keynote?

They don't think any differently; money is money.
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post #981 of 1072
I begin to imagine how upset you guys will be when this thing isn't announced on Monday.
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post #982 of 1072
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"What" is the wrong "W" word.


Maybe

W = Who

---> Who + Heavy = STEVE BALLMER



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post #984 of 1072
apple job posting for the web publishing manager...hah
https://jobs.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebOb...tionID=1978437
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Yea, didn't that one hit the 30s?

I think we had to go through 45 pages of pure madness.
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post #986 of 1072
Here is a countdown to the big event
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post #987 of 1072
Mac Rumors says G5s only prototypes now, prices higher.

"Recent information suggests that the machines will not see full availability until at least August. In fact, machines are said to be in prototype form at this time. The new machines are also said to be at higher price points than the towers they are replacing."


I still think we'll be able to order them starting tomorrow as per the Apple Store leak. What's in the boxes then?
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post #988 of 1072
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apple job posting for the web publishing manager...hah
https://jobs.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebOb...tionID=1978437

That's too funny (well, maybe not)... any way to tell when it was posted?

Maybe Apple dug up some past job posting and rewrote the first paragraphs as a joke? It just sounds too close to the leak that just happened!
post #989 of 1072
I'm not sure if it has been posted before (well, it is at future hardware, but no one seems to go over there anymore) but this concept site is wicked cool. Some sort of student project (not all videos work). At least there is some originality.
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post #990 of 1072
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I'm not sure if it has been posted before (well, it is at future hardware, but no one seems to go over there anymore) but this concept site is wicked cool. Some sort of student project (not all videos work). At least there is some originality.

Wow, those QT movies are awesome! I particularly like the display with the glass suspended between the two cylinders.
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post #991 of 1072
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Originally posted by MacRonin
W = Workstation

I think W = Workstation...

The specs are probably correct for the consumer/prosumer/'lowend' professional machines...

But this new workstation is probably a tower/rackmount configuration...

Might not be available from the Apple Store, might be something you need to get from the same distribution channel that handles Shake sales...

Probably weighs a ton...

Probably minimum of duals, with quad (and hopefully octo) CPU configurations available...

Possibility of the Octo CPU configuration coming in a deskside unit (on casters), a la the old Onyx desksides from Silicon Graphics...

WAY more RAM (since I think the RAM slots are allocated to four per CPU, how that works I don't know), up to 64GB with forthcoming 2GB DIMMs...

Possibility of built-in hardware RAID (S-ATA based)...

Possibility of built-in Fibre Channel...

Definate Pro-level graphics cards - QuadroFXs & FireGLs...

Some 'out in left field' things I personally would LOVE to see...

Pixar 'sells' RenderMan to Apple, Apple becomes software developer/distributor for RenderMan... Windows support drops with RMv12... Linux/Irix support drops with RMv13, soon afterwards RenderMan becomes default renderer for Maya v7...

Apple manages to wrestle A|w away from SGI, Maya Unlimited port to OS X top priority... Windows support drops with Maya v6... Linux/Irix support drops with Maya v7...

Shake drops Linux/Irix support with v4...

Hollywood is run totally on Mac OS X...

Hey, some of it could happen!

;^p

Mac Ronin, I sincerely hope you are right! man that would really kick some ass

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I'd no longer be underwhelmed
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post #992 of 1072
Personally, with the way Apple is going with Shake et al, this is the kind of thing I'd expect Apple to be doing. The 970 gives them a lot of latitude. From consumer to uber towers. They don't have to hide behind artificial product crippling anymore.

WWDC would be the venue to announce a 'high-end' creative strategy. Aquisition of something like Xsi or Maya would be a good thing. But I'd doubt SGI will let it go..?

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post #993 of 1072
Man,

I go away for the W/E and this thread has imploded.

I should have caught up by next Thursday.

Anyone want to do a summary for me?
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In that unfortunate scenario, I predict lots of damage to the plumbing and lighting infrastructure at Moscone. And ample amounts of spilled blood and eye-gouging of any Apple higher-ups present, up to - and including - Mr. Jobs.

You know, general mayhem and lawlessness.

College-aged sports fans aren't the only people who can overturn cars, set stuff on fire and otherwise show their ass when things don't turn out the way they want.

Seconded. I've got bottles of broken Buddies...baseball bats...cabbages, tomatoes, chairs...mindless thugs to start throwing the first punch, bar tables, paper...

All ready to: iRiot! Now that's my kind of 'heavy' no-show hardware pack...

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Seconded. I've got bottles of broken Buddies...baseball bats...cabbages, tomatoes, chairs...mindless thugs to start throwing the first punch, bar tables, paper...

All ready to: iRiot! Now that's my kind of 'heavy' no-show hardware pack...

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I'd join you but I don't think the wife would like me to trash our house here in sunny Wales as a protest.
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post #996 of 1072
If I'm to understand things correctly:-

The leaked specs are for a prototype.

There is a mystery computer no one knows about.

The prices will go up.


Could it be that there are indeed a Consumer and Pro version of said 970 desktop and that the iMac will be replaced?

Wasn't there rumoured to be a white and an aluminium version?
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Can anyone quote Moki on this 'W' thing, I can't seem to find exactly what he said.

Seems to me that the most likely scenario is that Apple's new hardware strategy will be unveiled tomorrow.

It's hard to say for sure if they will announce the desktops tomorrow. Sure they screwed up and a .gif file made its way out early but it's uncertain just how early. I would imagine that who-ever was messing around with the pages was doing so very close to it going live but this is not necessarily the case.

I'm very sceptical about all the case designs I've seen so far. I would imagine that the design of the case is excellent, I haven't really seen an Apple design that ever sucked, even the nasty old dalmation and flower power imacs served the purpose that the design intended (more consumer sales).

I think that just knowing what hardware will be forthcoming and where Apple is taking us with Panther will be very exciting news indeed and this is what Moki is getting at.
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Can anyone quote Moki on this 'W' thing, I can't seem to find exactly what he said.

Seems to me that the most likely scenario is that Apple's new hardware strategy will be unveiled tomorrow.

It's hard to say for sure if they will announce the desktops tomorrow. Sure they screwed up and a .gif file made its way out early but it's uncertain just how early. I would imagine that who-ever was messing around with the pages was doing so very close to it going live but this is not necessarily the case.

I'm very sceptical about all the case designs I've seen so far. I would imagine that the design of the case is excellent, I haven't really seen an Apple design that ever sucked, even the nasty old dalmation and flower power imacs served the purpose that the design intended (more consumer sales).

I think that just knowing what hardware will be forthcoming and where Apple is taking us with Panther will be very exciting news indeed and this is what Moki is getting at.

Having missed the last 15 pages of this thread, can you tell me what has been intimated at?
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post #999 of 1072
I think the boxes that have been arriving have to be the new 15.4" PowerBooks. Perhaps the PowerBook will receive a G5 afterall? I am thinking that if the PB gets a G5 it will come into the fold at 1.2 GHz. Then towers will chime in at 1.6 GHz. Just conjecture.
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And oh by the way, big heavy boxes? The only place that described them that was that friggin french site. Who knows what the dimensions are -- and isn't that a subjective thing. Perhaps they are those of the 30-inch cinema display?
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