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post #81 of 279
Quote:
Originally posted by philby
Yep.
Received the K badge today for my 4th Stevenote. Let's hope it will be as breathtaking as when the G4 and the Cinema Display were introduced @ Seybold! We really went crazy that day...

May I ask where you are from? Last time I checked my mail at the dorm - we are on holidays (well, they call it "lecture free time") until October and I drop in there once every other week - there was no badge

But they sent me a mail explaining when and where to get it re-endorsed in Paris - so it no big deal.

Have you been to a keynote yet? If so, by how much time in advance should one arrive to get admitted a seat?
post #82 of 279
From macnews
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DataQuest confirms new PBs at AppleExpo Paris
Posted 05. Sep. 2003 - 14:01 by fryke

DataQuest, Switzerland's largest Apple store chain, dropped the ball in an eavesdropped conversation. New PowerBooks will _ship_ in two weeks.
We're looking for confirmation in other countries as well, but the meaning of what the person said was very clear.

Gee, won't it be nice to have new PBs?
post #83 of 279
I hope this is true!
post #84 of 279
Quote:
Originally posted by RolandG
May I ask where you are from? Last time I checked my mail at the dorm - we are on holidays (well, they call it "lecture free time") until October and I drop in there once every other week - there was no badge

But they sent me a mail explaining when and where to get it re-endorsed in Paris - so it no big deal.

Have you been to a keynote yet? If so, by how much time in advance should one arrive to get admitted a seat?

Just a bit to the south of you...
In California (3 keynotes) I went about 45 minutes early, and always had a seat.
At the Paris Expo 2000, I was a VIP guest and did not have to be there early 8)
(Actually, I was just invited by Apple, and we had reserved seats, nothing fancy -- but VIP sounds definitely better). Because there's no such special treatment this year, I'll be there about one hour early, maybe a bit more. «Un double express, s.v.p.»
post #85 of 279
Quote:
Originally posted by Rolo
From macnews

Gee, won't it be nice to have new PBs?

Knowing the DataQuest folks, they might just be hanging out at the AppleInsider Fora, or read some of the Apple rumours pages, so this might not mean a lot... but it's nice to get a little shot of hope every now and then.
post #86 of 279
Thread Starter 
well now that the iMacs are updated 10 days before Steve's keynote ... this opens a major can of worms .. why update the iMac & iPod if the PB's were getting the same meagre update?

methinks the G5 PB's are a distinct possibility after this little bump.
any takers?
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post #87 of 279
Updates on a Monday!?

What does this portend for Paris? \

Stevenote: T minus 7 days : 18 hours : 47 minutes

Screed ...This thread has officially been bumped.
MWSF '07: Steve Jobs hates my wallet and my mobile carrier.
MWSF '07: Steve Jobs hates my wallet and my mobile carrier.
post #88 of 279
Quote:
Originally posted by g::masta
methinks the G5 PB's are a distinct possibility after this little bump.
any takers?

Yes! I'd whip out my plastic card the moment the Stevester says the magic word, not even waiting for the slide with the prices.

However, I'd say the chances of G5 PBs at Paris are very, very slim indeed. One would have to use a strong microscope to be able to even vaguely see this chance.
post #89 of 279
Thread Starter 
slim is all we need...
hmmmmmmm // slim
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post #90 of 279
Quote:
Originally posted by g::masta
well now that the iMacs are updated 10 days before Steve's keynote ... this opens a major can of worms .. why update the iMac & iPod if the PB's were getting the same meagre update?

methinks the G5 PB's are a distinct possibility after this little bump.
any takers?

I'll take one.
I heard that geeks are a dime a dozen, I just want to find out who's been passin' out the dimes
----- Fred Blassie 1964
I heard that geeks are a dime a dozen, I just want to find out who's been passin' out the dimes
----- Fred Blassie 1964
post #91 of 279
Quote:
Originally posted by Bigc
I'll take one.

Me too. Just keep it under 3K. 'Preciate ya.
PB 17" 1.67Ghz
1.5 GB/ 100GB
Dell 2405FPW
PB 17" 1.67Ghz
1.5 GB/ 100GB
Dell 2405FPW
post #92 of 279
this is interesting, someone at work ordered a 12" aug; 28th or 29th (macconnection) and they said they were getting them in yesterday (sunday). Today she called and they said the shippment didn't come in and it would come in next fri/sat/sun.
post #93 of 279
OK, so here's a bit of truth instead of speculation:

Probably no one actually knows for sure what the hell is going to be released. This event has gone from no shroud to fully shrouded pretty much overnight...... Here's what I know for sure-

New portables.- There were no details about this being given to anyone, at all. Just that there would be new laptops of some kind.

New OS.- I know of ONE person who was allowed a copy of this software, which was overnighted from Cupertino the day before he left for the show. He was under strict instruction to not share the OS with anyone. All I could get out of him was that the OS was optimized for the aforementioned portables, he was assuming it was v10.3 and said it had some unrelated codename until the show. He was shipped the copy so that he could image some machines on-site..... but even he did not know any details about the new laptops....just that there would definitely be some.


Kinda strange situation, considering we had details about the G5 months before its release.... My guess is either it's a last-minute type release, or it's really big news. But I'm going with the former.
I never heard any talk of a new WiNTunes or anything, but that makes sense, too, since probably the people I know weren't excited enough about it to tell anyone. I'm kinda in a more hardware-related circle. That's all I got.... but I'll get a phone call soon, maybe with more details, and I'll post what I find out.....
post #94 of 279
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Originally posted by tjayswift
OK, so here's a bit of truth instead of speculation:

Probably no one actually knows for sure what the hell is going to be released. This event has gone from no shroud to fully shrouded pretty much overnight...... Here's what I know for sure-

New portables.- There were no details about this being given to anyone, at all. Just that there would be new laptops of some kind.

New OS.- I know of ONE person who was allowed a copy of this software, which was overnighted from Cupertino the day before he left for the show. He was under strict instruction to not share the OS with anyone. All I could get out of him was that the OS was optimized for the aforementioned portables, he was assuming it was v10.3 and said it had some unrelated codename until the show. He was shipped the copy so that he could image some machines on-site..... but even he did not know any details about the new laptops....just that there would definitely be some.


Kinda strange situation, considering we had details about the G5 months before its release.... My guess is either it's a last-minute type release, or it's really big news. But I'm going with the former.
I never heard any talk of a new WiNTunes or anything, but that makes sense, too, since probably the people I know weren't excited enough about it to tell anyone. I'm kinda in a more hardware-related circle. That's all I got.... but I'll get a phone call soon, maybe with more details, and I'll post what I find out.....

Personally, I kinda hope they DON'T release new portables, my credit card limit can't handle this kind of abuse!
I am on pins and needles though, so let us know whatever you do
post #95 of 279
Sorry for your wallet, man, but you can count on new portables....
I'd bet my pinky finger on that one, because that's info I got from Apple. That plus the new OS update, but that's all that I have any definite, reliable info on at this point. I did get a phone call from Paris about an hour ago, the word is that it's all still secret, but I did make them promise to call me immediately when they see/have pictures of this stuff, so I'll post again after that.
Does anyone else feel like a total geek for getting this excited about stuff that 99% of the population could care less about??
post #96 of 279
Quote:
Originally posted by tjayswift
Sorry for your wallet, man, but you can count on new portables....
I'd bet my pinky finger on that one, because that's info I got from Apple. That plus the new OS update, but that's all that I have any definite, reliable info on at this point. I did get a phone call from Paris about an hour ago, the word is that it's all still secret, but I did make them promise to call me immediately when they see/have pictures of this stuff, so I'll post again after that.
Does anyone else feel like a total geek for getting this excited about stuff that 99% of the population could care less about??

Yes.
PB 17" 1.67Ghz
1.5 GB/ 100GB
Dell 2405FPW
PB 17" 1.67Ghz
1.5 GB/ 100GB
Dell 2405FPW
post #97 of 279
got my badge too... yippie!
I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
post #98 of 279
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Originally posted by g::masta
well now that the iMacs are updated 10 days before Steve's keynote ... this opens a major can of worms .. why update the iMac & iPod if the PB's were getting the same meagre update?

methinks the G5 PB's are a distinct possibility after this little bump.
any takers?

I kind of have to agree. If its not portables than something else big has to come. I could see half a show on panther and half on ....
post #99 of 279
Holy Shit!!! I switch on the comp and go to Macworld UK and AI expecting to see the usual drivel Apple business news/rumours - and everything is ****ing updated!!! Well i say everything... PBs baby... PBs.
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post #100 of 279
... and i just bought a personalised 15GB iPod. Yes - its the most beautiful thing i own - but i coulda got 5GB more for my money

Since ive personalised it, i cant send it back can i?

Please someone reply (Apologies that i cant abate my excitement enough to find the right thread in which to post this - im high man!)
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post #101 of 279
i'm pretty sure you can't
post #102 of 279
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Originally posted by tjayswift
[B... Does anyone else feel like a total geek for getting this excited about stuff that 99% of the population could care less about?? [/B]

Yes. But im glad im one of the 1%
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You mean you read this far?
post #103 of 279
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Originally posted by SonOfSylvanus
... and i just bought a personalised 15GB iPod. Yes - its the most beautiful thing i own - but i coulda got 5GB more for my money

Since ive personalised it, i cant send it back can i?

Please someone reply (Apologies that i cant abate my excitement enough to find the right thread in which to post this - im high man!)

I'm not sure how or if this would apply, but Apple's sales policy states:

Should Apple reduce its price on any shipped product within 10 calendar days of shipment, you may contact Apple Sales Support at 1-800-676-2775 to request a refund or credit of the difference between the price you were charged and the current selling price. To receive the refund or credit you must contact Apple within 14 business days of shipment.

If your within the 10 days, it couldn't hurt to ask.
post #104 of 279
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Originally posted by Ti Fighter
i'm pretty sure you can't

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post #105 of 279
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Originally posted by ryukyu

If your within the 10 days, it couldn't hurt to ask.

HOPE! Now when did that thing get here...? *madly scrambling round room*
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post #106 of 279
Damn. The Ship Date on the Delivery note says 27/08/03... 12 days. Damn. Im phoning tommorow anyway... ...Whatever - the excitement im feeling isnt cos i could get a better iPod its that- (and this brings my mind back to Future Hardware) -what PB will Paris bring to the world? Come on guys, G4 iMacs with 1.25Mhz PPC, 160GB(!) hard drive, 1GB DDR 333 RAM, and 64MB VRAM... excuse my spec whorishness but man! What will the pro line up look like!!!
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post #107 of 279
"This image is a representation of your engraving.

Please make sure that everything is spelled
correctly as personalized iPods cannot be returned."

got a little conflict in apples rules It will be intresting to see if they take the nice guy route and give you a new one.
post #108 of 279
Quote:
Originally posted by Ti Fighter
"This image is a representation of your engraving.

Please make sure that everything is spelled
correctly as personalized iPods cannot be returned."

got a little conflict in apples rules It will be intresting to see if they take the nice guy route and give you a new one.


Hmmm... I'll be really sweet to the luv-er-ly lady on the end of the phone

Im not gonna be able to sleep for a week after all this

so, so sad...

...wha-hey!!! PowerBooks!!! There gonna be so darn awesome!!! *doing the Chandler dance*
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post #109 of 279
Quote:
Originally posted by SonOfSylvanus
... and i just bought a personalised 15GB iPod. Yes - its the most beautiful thing i own - but i coulda got 5GB more for my money

Since ive personalised it, i cant send it back can i?

Please someone reply (Apologies that i cant abate my excitement enough to find the right thread in which to post this - im high man!)

Don't trip, it's not your's or apples fault. I have a 15Gig ordered, supposed to be here in 4 days. But they canceled it, automatically upgrading it to a 20gig for me. How nice is that?!
post #110 of 279
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Originally posted by tjayswift
Sorry for your wallet, man, but you can count on new portables....
I'd bet my pinky finger on that one, because that's info I got from Apple. That plus the new OS update, but that's all that I have any definite, reliable info on at this point. I did get a phone call from Paris about an hour ago, the word is that it's all still secret, but I did make them promise to call me immediately when they see/have pictures of this stuff, so I'll post again after that.
Does anyone else feel like a total geek for getting this excited about stuff that 99% of the population could care less about??


You sound a lot like that PowerJack bloke from MacWhispers to me. Just more unsubstantiated rumour. We'll see.
post #111 of 279
Quote:
Originally posted by g::masta
well now that the iMacs are updated 10 days before Steve's keynote ... this opens a major can of worms .. why update the iMac & iPod if the PB's were getting the same meagre update?

methinks the G5 PB's are a distinct possibility after this little bump.
any takers?

I'm starting to have similar thoughts, despite wanting to be all sensible and conservative about such things.

The best PBG5 scenario that I can come up with is that IBM has developed a low-power 970 variant, and kept it under wraps at Apple's behest. This scenario sounds plausible enough, so who knows? We will, soon enough!
post #112 of 279
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Originally posted by boy_analog
I'm starting to have similar thoughts, despite wanting to be all sensible and conservative about such things.

The best PBG5 scenario that I can come up with is that IBM has developed a low-power 970 variant, and kept it under wraps at Apple's behest. This scenario sounds plausible enough, so who knows? We will, soon enough!

That's what i wrote in another thread:

maybe Apple & IBM worked simultaneously on a "portable G5" like the centrino is ...

and maybe tjayswift knows something more about it??
post #113 of 279
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Originally posted by amarone
That's what i wrote in another thread:

maybe Apple & IBM worked simultaneously on a "portable G5" like the centrino is ...

and maybe tjayswift knows something more about it??

Maybe, maybe not. We've seen a lot of people on these boards with pretensions of having inside information: these pretensions are hardly ever backed by anything substantial.

Anyhow, we know that the 970 has been under development for some time; something like 2 or 3 years. We can only presume that the development of low-power variants was part of the project more or less from the start. So I'm starting to talk myself into a more optimistic position about what we can expect to see in Paris.
post #114 of 279
Something to keep in mind: I don't think the keynote is being webcast or shown via satellite (seems I read that somewhere yesterday). Whether or not that means something, who knows?

Is the Paris show traditionally streamed or not? I can't remember. If so (and now it's not), it might point to a keynote of "not that big of a deal".

But if there is traditionally no stream, then never mind.



He might very well unveil G6 iPods and a anti-gravity tablet.
post #115 of 279
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Originally posted by pscates
Something to keep in mind: I don't think the keynote is being webcast or shown via satellite (seems I read that somewhere yesterday). Whether or not that means something, who knows?

Is the Paris show traditionally streamed or not? I can't remember. If so (and now it's not), it might point to a keynote of "not that big of a deal".

But if there is traditionally no stream, then never mind.



He might very well unveil G6 iPods and a anti-gravity tablet.

I took a few anti-gravity tablets at a party, and my voice was really high-pitched and squeaky for the next couple of hours....

I just looked at the expo site, and I didn't see any mention of a broadcast. So you could well be right, alas.
post #116 of 279
Thread Starter 
IIRC wasn't WWDC also not streamed?
or was that just my crappy conxn?
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post #117 of 279
Non-streamed Stevenote: T minus 6 days : 19 hours : 10 minutes

Screed
MWSF '07: Steve Jobs hates my wallet and my mobile carrier.
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post #118 of 279
amarone:
Sorry, I have heard nothing on the Apple/IBM thing.


musicaltone:
They're only unsubstantiated to you, since I know where I got my info. And yes, we will see...... soon.
post #119 of 279
Hi,

This counter gives you the exact time left till the stevenote:

http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/...&hour=8&min=00
post #120 of 279
^^^ Thats just sad. ^^^
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