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All new Pro Keyboard and Mouse at MacWorld SF'02.

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Apple will unveil an all new Pro Keyboard and Pro Mouse at the upcoming MacWorld. Supposedly these new peripherals will have new colors that match the new enclosures of the entire product line, a sleek milky white color. The new Pro Mouse will shed the "side semi circle cut out" that it currently has. The Pro Keyboard will be slightly updated.
post #2 of 60
Unless all you are doing is making it 'wireless', neither the keyboard, nor mouse will be updated.
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Will the keyboard get a power key? That's the only thing I don't like about it.
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Unfortunately the "milky white color" would not go well AT ALL with the PM and Ti Book.
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[quote]Originally posted by Mastergateing:
<strong>The new Pro Mouse will shed the "side semi circle cut out" that it currently has.</strong><hr></blockquote>

How does one pick it up while clicking, then?
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[quote]Originally posted by Horned_Frog:
<strong>Unfortunately the "milky white color" would not go well AT ALL with the PM and Ti Book.</strong><hr></blockquote>

The current PM no, a revised PM yes I suppose.

But I don't think they are white, I remember reading the same article, they have a white-ish metal look or something.
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post #7 of 60
Don't you find this...

[quote]new enclosures of the entire product line<hr></blockquote>

more interesting?
post #8 of 60
I don't know, but wouldn't they come up with a better color scheme than what might otherwise be described as "semen-like"?? Milky White? I'll take graphite, thanks. Or even a clear plastic with maybe a black tint to it.
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You will all be saying how great the products look when the 7th rolls around. Apple industrial design is simply amazing.
post #10 of 60
What about the power key and clicking while picking?
post #11 of 60
I doubt it if it's "Milky White"

Graphite and Silver are neutral colors..they don't clash with many Interiors...Any flavor of white/off white is going to clash with many peoples home decor. I'm afraid they did the right thing by moving to Silver/Graphite as many Stereo components now come in silver but white aint it for computers.
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The Titanium Powerbook G4 will have it's color slightly twinged to resemble a whiter look. apple will quietly lessen the ammount of Titanium used in the shell because of Airport range conflicts.
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[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong>Will the keyboard get a power key? That's the only thing I don't like about it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

What in the world do you need a power key for?

Who shuts their computer down anymore?

I didn't even realize that there *wasn't* a powerkey on the keyboard.

Also.. after some investigating, it would seem that you can Control-click on the "Eject" key to shut down... maybe that turns it on, also?
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post #14 of 60
that's interesting...

is it still a one-button mouse? the titanium casing interferes with the current Airport or some new generation? Would you happen to know something about iWalk?
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post #15 of 60
There is no way to turn it on on the keyboard.
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[quote]Originally posted by SYN:
<strong>the titanium casing interferes with the current Airport or some new generation?</strong><hr></blockquote>

It interferes very badly with the current AirPort. A friend of mine has a PBG4 and I have an iBook. We did a test. I can get three times further than he can.

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post #17 of 60
As far as I know, there are no Airport conflicts. I use a PM G4 500 at school, and the range is the same as I get (thereabouts) as I do with a Powerbook G3 400, and an iBook 466. I do not think apple will make the case whiter, it looks beautiful already and IMO, making the case whiter would detract from this.

And as for the mouse, if you aren't one of those people who move their arms very little and pick up the mouse constantly, you should have no problems with the simicircles being gone. Removing them will make the mouse look much more elegant.

Also, I think the color will be similar to the color of the side of the QS El Captian case.
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[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong>

It interferes very badly with the current AirPort. A friend of mine has a PBG4 and I have an iBook. We did a test. I can get three times further than he can.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I also get much better signal performance on my iBook than my boss does on his TiBook.
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post #19 of 60
This is just too much people. They are not going to update everything at MWSF. By the way, the shell of the TiBook is the one thing that is not made of Titanium. The panels are .4mm sheets of CP1 Titanium which is cheap. If they made them thinner it would flex too much and if they mix in Aluminum it will increase the price. I don't doubt the "click" and "clack" keyboard and mouse are on the way but I don't buy into the entire line going "milky-white" love juice seeing as how that coresponds to his screename just a little too closely.

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post #20 of 60
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No this is not BS people. Airport has range problems with the Powerbook G4.
post #21 of 60
why don't you come over in the chat and tell us all you know? Even if you're under NDA, nothing can trace you back in there. I'll be waiting for you there (the AI chat)
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[quote]Originally posted by SYN:
<strong>why don't you come over in the chat and tell us all you know? Even if you're under NDA, nothing can trace you back in there. I'll be waiting for you there (the AI chat)</strong><hr></blockquote>

Good point. Let's go!
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for those under OSX, just paste <a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/chat.phtml" target="_blank">http://www.appleinsider.com/chat.phtml</a> in the applet launcher
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Test: university.
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Anyone else starting to wonder why Masturbating shows up all of a sudden with "inside info." on every damn thing Apple makes? This makes no sense. To say nothing to the fact that if his posts had any legitimacy at all, there would've been a lawsuit by now.

The thing that takes the cake for me is his claim that the TiBook would be "quietly" updated to change color and the amount of Ti in the casing. These computers were just "quietly" updated to include combo drives - you'd have to be an idiot to claim that rather than making the change THEN that Steve would order a 3-week supply of those machines just to change the whole thing AGAIN in January and *not mention it*?!?!?!

Sloppy, slopppy.....Masturbator, go back into whatever piece of woodwork you came from and quit using these boards to flex your ego. We're tired of it.



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*clap clap clap* bravo SpiffyGuyC.
post #27 of 60
[quote]Originally posted by SpiffyGuyC:
<strong>Masturbator, go back into whatever piece of woodwork you came from and quit using these boards to flex your ego. We're tired of it.



-S</strong><hr></blockquote>

You may be, but I am not. Even if he has no inside information, it's more interesting to read than most of the boring posts going on in Future Hardware recently. Good to have the rampant speculation and inside information back.
post #28 of 60
Well put MacAgent.

I'd much rather read gratuitous posting by the likes of Dorsal, Mastergateing, et al., than have people attacking people's credibility (wah...I can't believe poster X because I he won't tell me exactly where he works or what his name is...wah).

Lighten up everyone!
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[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
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You may be, but I am not. Even if he has no inside information, it's more interesting to read than most of the boring posts going on in Future Hardware recently. Good to have the rampant speculation and inside information back. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Speculation?!?!?!

I was under the impression that everyone that posted here either works at Apple, Motorola, or IBM.
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post #30 of 60
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The Titanium Powerbook G4 may be updated at MWSF and shipped later but I know for a fact that the enclosure is going to be slightly altered.
post #31 of 60
Just like you know for a fact that the semicircle (it's there for a reason you dimwit) is going to be eliminated?
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The mouse is going to be changed whether you want it to be or not. God, I wish I could fast forward to Jan 7. I am correct about (hopefully) everything. My source has never failed me in the past.
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[quote]Even if he has no inside information, it's more interesting to read than most of the boring posts going on in Future Hardware recently. Good to have the rampant speculation and inside information back. <hr></blockquote>

I agree. Ryan Meader is still in a Thorazine haze and hasn't produced anything to get me going since his return. Lie to me. I don't care. Just make it fun until the inevitable let-down on the 7th.

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WHY THE HECK DID YOU HAVE TO MENTION SEMEN!?!

I thought my iBook was sooooo slick, now its yucky!!!!! <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #35 of 60
Wow, first it's Kormac, and now it's Mastergating...

Both idiots.
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post #36 of 60
Mastergateing, can you offer any proof, that what you say is actually true? If not, go away, and leave us all alone.

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post #37 of 60
Does anyone ever have proof? If we had to have proof in order to post here, these would be some mighty empty boards.
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post #38 of 60
Why do so many people always just say "go away" to those who purport to have inside info? It's absurd -- that's what these boards are here for: to amuse us until the next Expo.

I don't know if Mastergateing (a reference to designing chips?) is right or not, but frankly, it doesn't really matter to me. If it all comes to pass, I'll be damn impressed at both MG and Apple, but if not, who cares? I was both amused and tantalized, and for that, I thank you.

I am a little concerned about 1.4GHz being less than the total 1.6GHz in the current high-end machine, and I can't say I'm a fan of Ive going back to his sink-n-tub design phase, but I'm sure that the new mobo and other goodies will make up for it.

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post #39 of 60
So you're saying you have no problem with me starting my own thread, full of rumors claiming Steve Jobs plans to hand over Apple to Bill Gates??

Where do you draw the line? I mean, let's have some legit discussion. People claiming to have insider sources should offer some more proof that they are indeed offering insider information.

I'm not going to simply believe every rumor that makes it's way into these forums. If I find something worth believing, I'll ask the provider to give some proof that he is indeed telling the truth?

Any problem with that? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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post #40 of 60
Yea there's a problem. Most can't offer any proof legit or not.
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