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The usual black curtains and sheets.

Go here.for more pics.
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The usual black curtains and sheets and mysterious containers.

Well, thank heaven. If there were NO black sheets or mysterious containers (CreativePro, for example, or whatever MWNY was called this year), we'd know there was a big letdown coming.
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Another one on MacGeneration

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hmmm, no displays being shown either???
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post #5 of 44
Locked, steel boxes straight from Cupertino.

Drama!!!

cus Screed is teh s uck
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This is a good sign!
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Hopefully the steel containers are not just Krispy Kreme doughnuts being kept nice and warm!
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Macnn said that there were no Powerbooks visible... But all of their other machines were... Hmm......
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No Powerbooks visible? Well there are tables with black sheets (see the photos) and those mysterious containers. New PB's wouldn't be put on display until tomorrows keynote.
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No Powerbooks visible? Well there are tables with black sheets (see the photos) and those mysterious containers. New PB's wouldn't be put on display until tomorrows keynote.

That is exactly what I was alluding to...
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Don't allude, it's bad manners!
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Don't allude, it's bad manners!

Hah!
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post #14 of 44
Does anyone see iBooks on display? The second Mac 99 pic shows iBooks in the registration area, but not in the Apple booth.

If the entire portable section is under wraps, maybe we're getting new iBooks too?
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Such a good sign they had to cover it with a black curtain
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post #16 of 44
Check out the MICE on the registration area iBooks! I'd like to see the order form on that one.

Get me 20 ibooks for registration and for god's sake, put 2 button mice on them.

"Where? i don't know. Take them off some dells"
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Check out the MICE on the registration area iBooks! I'd like to see the order form on that one.

Get me 20 ibooks for registration and for god's sake, put 2 button mice on them.

"Where? i don't know. Take them off some dells"

it looks to be the shape/size/color of a Kensington PocketMouse ... hard to tell for sure at the angle though.
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Well, that's torn it!

I was going to have a day of doing things that were vaguely useful - if not to me, than at least to my clients - not that any of them would have cared one way or another.

But now I have to wake up at a reasonable time, go and drop a cheque off at my landlords, and then sit in front of this laptop for a couple of hours in case Darth Jobs unveils something exciting.

On the plus side, I do have ciabatta, sausages and mustard in the house so I can feel the production of some killer sausage sandwiches coming on.

On the minus side, I don't even think the darn thing is being webcast so I'm going to be reliant on web news feeds.

Sometimes being a card carrying member of Macintosh Hezbollah isn't quite as glamorous or interesting as people might think. (Shurely shome mishtake).
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post #19 of 44
awesome but I really wanted new displays... the picture has the old displays to the right
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awesome but I really wanted new displays... the picture has the old displays to the right.

I think it's becoming increasingly obvious that new displays are a MWSF 04 announcement to coincide with the rev. B G5s.
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Why would a Power Book update warrant an intro during a keynote unless there was something rather special about them?

I would think even a 15" G4 Alu Book would not rate that much publicity.
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I repeat my request for proof of iBooks on display in the Apple booth. (No, the registration area iBooks with the mice don't count.) The pics show the entire portables section under wraps.

Why hide the iBooks too?
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Why would a Power Book update warrant an intro during a keynote unless there was something rather special about them?

You're right. That's why I've got my fingers crossed for a dual 1.3 GHZ 7457 17" Powerbook with a 1600x1024 display, Radeon 9600 mobility graphics and a 5400 RPM 80 GB drive for $2999.
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post #24 of 44
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SJ made a keynote address at last years' expo and didn't introduce anything earth shattering. He just did a re-run of the previous MacWorld keynote. But, this year looks like it will be different. Less then 12 hours and counting.
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Why would a Power Book update warrant an intro during a keynote unless there was something rather special about them?

I would think even a 15" G4 Alu Book would not rate that much publicity.

And that's my reason for rearranging my day!

Does a speed bumped AlBook warrant covered banners?

Where are the rest of the portables?

Why are there so many locked crates?

Why are the crates so large?

Could it be that the fruit that doth compute has been sandbagging?

Might there be wholesale changes announced to the portable lines tomorrow? Might Lapzilla and 15" get G5, whilst 12" gets a slight repackage to include FW800 and ADC? If so, might iBook get the G4 or the oft-rumored enhanced G3.

I'm more than a little intrigued!
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post #27 of 44
How to we know these mystery crates contain anything?

Maybe the stuff thats on the floor was in them?

Sorry to put a damper on things.
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How to we know these mystery crates contain anything?

Maybe the stuff thats on the floor was in them?

Sorry to put a damper on things.

I have it on good authority that Apple used the larger crates to transport Apple employees. Great cost savings. And fear not, each crate contained an iBook, microwave oven, fridge, portable potty and other anemities for the occupant.
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post #29 of 44
Finding out what is in the boxes is simple a simple equation!




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post #30 of 44
Honestly, couldn't someone simply have the balls to jump over the tape, run into the sheeted-off area, snap a few pics and run like hell toward that big back open door?



You'd be a LEGEND!

Jobs might even mention you in the keynote, referring to "that asshole in the cargo pants and Sum 41 hat who broke through security and leaked our new PowerBooks. He must work for Time Canada..."

post #31 of 44
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Didn't t sprinklers go off at a Paris Expo a few years ago? Perhaps that's the ticket to finding out what's what. However, I bet that whatever were in those crates are now safely under those black sheets. 9 hours to go.
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post #32 of 44
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awesome but I really wanted new displays... the picture has the old displays to the right

As I recall they usually use large displays for presenting other things like Keynote, Quicktime, FCP, etc. They could be using existing displays for those and still announce new displays.
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post #33 of 44
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[i]Might there be wholesale changes announced to the portable lines tomorrow? Might Lapzilla and 15" get G5, whilst 12" gets a slight repackage to include FW800 and ADC? If so, might iBook get the G4 or the oft-rumored enhanced G3.

I'm more than a little intrigued! [/B]

POwerbooks won't get ADC; it's just stupid to power a display off a powerbook.
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POwerbooks won't get ADC; it's just stupid to power a display off a powerbook

What would be the big deal if the PB was plugged into the wall.

And it would most likely be if you were using a Cinema display to begin with.

But thats just me. Thinking logically again.

I need to stop doing that i guess.
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Finding out what is in the boxes is simple a simple equation!




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post #36 of 44
just confirming....
4am eastern correct?

And is it being streamed?
if not where can I get up to date info as the keynote is going on....
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post #37 of 44
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4 AM is correct. No stream, no Quicktime. Check this site for updates. Most U.S. sites just don't have correspondents at the Expo. Also by 5 AM or thereabouts the Apple website will have the new PB's shown (fingers crossed).
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post #38 of 44
Keynote 4 a.m. EDT, probably lasting until 6, Apple site update shortly after that. One thing I don't get. If the updated 12" and 17" PBs look the same, why would they need to be hidden? If only the insides are slightly improved, why not have them out? Maybe they're a little different outside, too? Apple has been known to distinguish PB models by slightly changing keyboards. Even my 900 MHz iBook looks different from the 800 MHz one. Maybe the ð logo glows a different color.

Well, at least now you know what happened to all of Al Gore's lock boxes.
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in the picture above of the apple booth, between the UNIX logo and the FileVault padlock house. what is that icon? Exposé?
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in the picture above of the apple booth, between the UNIX logo and the FileVault padlock house. what is that icon? Exposé?

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