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post #441 of 1762
"Like a Ticket to the future"
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post #442 of 1762
A backstage pass to the future?

You get to see the future at a Macworld? What are they smoking????
post #443 of 1762
We are hyping hype... what is wrong with us? <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #444 of 1762
it means we will see the 2.4 dual G5 powermacs...

but we won't be able to buy it until 2005

haahhaha
post #445 of 1762
Yeah. This is not so whoa unless someone has found a hidden meaning when I wake up in 4 hours. Good luck and good night
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post #446 of 1762
I knew it....

iTimeTravel!

Hmm, doesn't seem like this would slap down the iWalk, but I don't see the iWalk as a backstage pass.

BTW, my pie in the sky ultimate dream would of course be something like iQuantum....the world's first home quantum computer.
post #447 of 1762
I understand that Spymac.com will be showing spy photos of ACTUAL backstage passes to the future in a few hours...

...remarkable, no?


D
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post #448 of 1762
Yep, I knew it. Apple is going to release a cross between the Segway and the iMac.

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post #449 of 1762
no its the code we asked for to see if they are watching us. for a backstage pass to macworld san fran. go to the future hardware.

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post #450 of 1762
Future as in released earlier then expected or future as in a product ahead of it's time like the Newton?
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post #451 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
<strong>Future as in released earlier then expected or future as in a product ahead of it's time like the Newton?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oooh... that hurt.
post #452 of 1762
I just can't believe Apple on this one. I can't freakin believe it. I start convulsing when I go to their site....

mmmm......rumors.
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post #453 of 1762
spending money on a monday afternoon. I just can't wait for it.
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post #454 of 1762
"like a backstage pass to the future"


== not shipping yet <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #455 of 1762
"Backstage pass" ?

Is that what the kids are calling it nowadays?



I guess Monsters, Inc. DID feature a bunch of closet doors.
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post #456 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by Strangelove:
<strong>"like a backstage pass to the future"


== not shipping yet <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Perhaps they will be showing the G5s but not shipping them till WWDC or something
post #457 of 1762
Thread Starter 
Seems that Apple's latest slogan didn't inspire the talks that yesterday's did.

Of course, now we have the iWalk to talk about until Monday.
post #458 of 1762
That's because yesterday everybody assumed that by saying "Rumor Sites" that Apple was talking about them. All it really meant, however, is that whatever Apple has got hasn't been mentioned on any of the rumour news sites like MOSR, AppleInsider, ATAT, or TheRegister. If anybody at Apple reads these forums, I'm sure all they do is laugh.
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post #459 of 1762
Back to the Future = 1.21 GigaWatts...

= 1.2 GHz G5s ????
post #460 of 1762
All I can guess is that we will see new iMac's for sure, as well as ghz+ g4 powermacs. I believe the hype has nothing to do with any of Apple's current products, but is centered around the combination of a new device with a specialized service. This is the direction they have been heading for a while. Jobs wants to see a symbiosis between users, hardware and software..... bragging rights about having "the fastest" is secondary. I can see how the man would want to use mac's at pixar, but the release of the hardware that would make it possible is a situation that would be handled very differently. Looking at all the evidence I can only think "iPod", but on a much much grander scale. Consumer based convenience, integration and communication.
We shall see.
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post #461 of 1762
They 're just ****king with our heads. No kidding you know. Apple can do rare things to us.
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post #462 of 1762
Great idea, Havanas. Maybe we'll be able to use the G5 as a component in the Apple iMachine, which will let us correct past events and alter the space-time continuum as we know it. We can erase Hitler and Stalin from the history books and halt the growth of the Wintel platform at its infancy. Then we can travel forward in time and get a bunch of G6 machines running at 10GHz. I could think of many, many great uses for the iMachine. iWalk is just a smoke screen. iMachine is THE revolution. The paradox of MWSF 2002 is that right now we believe Apple is over-hyping. Yet, post MWSF, we'll know that Apple under promised and over delivered!
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post #463 of 1762
Thread Starter 
Apple may tone down their teasers over the next few days. I already think that they've let the hype get way out of hand. I guess it's up to them though.
post #464 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by tonton:
<strong>

Oooh... that hurt. </strong><hr></blockquote>

I meant that in a good way. The Newton was a great product way ahead of it's time and I was wondering if maybe Apple is hinting they have achieved another advancement before it's time.
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post #465 of 1762
Thread Starter 
Nice save.
post #466 of 1762
My bet is that the Apple hype is for all of the product spec bumps as well as more iDevices and iApps that they will unveil all in one show. There will be new hardware no doubt, I think it is a combo of everything that will make this MW a revolutionary step in the progression of the PC.
post #467 of 1762
Thread Starter 
Seriously, though.

How many people would be mad if Apple:

1.) Broke the gigahertz barrier with Power Mac G4s
2.) Introduced a new LCD iMac
3.) Introduced a new iBook
4.) Introduced a new iPod like device
5.) Ramped up current iApps

and 'that was it'?

I think that's pretty good for an expo. A completely different iMac, iBook, and new Power Macs, as well as a new device and new iApps sounds like a busy show!
post #468 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
<strong>

2.) Introduced a new LCD iMac
</strong><hr></blockquote>

There better be a model with a G4 and Superdrive, that's all I ask.
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post #469 of 1762
can you think of any other company doing THAT?

i can't.

they're completely fu*king our brains

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post #470 of 1762
Thread Starter 
Anyone else wondering what Apple's next headline is going to be as much as they were last night?
post #471 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
<strong>Anyone else wondering what Apple's next headline is going to be as much as they were last night?</strong><hr></blockquote>

HEHE, it looks like everyone got extrememly pessimistic all at once. Kinda funny really, they are only rumors...

I doubt everyone is as nearly rabid as they were yesterday at this time about MWSF (and Apple's next slogan)... Too bad, it's not like the show's plans changed or anything...

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post #472 of 1762
I was thinking about that fran, Although I was dissapointed with the latest one(I want a g5!)
the best I can come up with is something along the lines of

"amazement is an understatement"

its not as blunt as the beyond the rumor site one
but not as shallow as the backstage pass one, and it doesn't give anything away
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post #473 of 1762
It should say

"Smile like you've never smiled before"

or

"Cheer up you miserable Bastards at AI"
post #474 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by MarcUK:
<strong>"Smile like you've never smiled before"</strong><hr></blockquote>

allusion to iPhoto??

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post #475 of 1762
Just a note-
the iWalk thread has taken the lead.

You know, if Apple had released another juicy slogan today this thread would easily have been doubled in size...

Perhaps it will happen tonight?

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post #476 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by invisible sun:
<strong>A backstage pass to the future?

You get to see the future at a Macworld? What are they smoking????</strong><hr></blockquote>

A backstage pass
gets you there fast...

Faster than before and by a different path. Geddit? <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #477 of 1762
[quote] How many people would be mad if Apple:

1.) Broke the gigahertz barrier with Power Mac G4s
2.) Introduced a new LCD iMac
3.) Introduced a new iBook
4.) Introduced a new iPod like device
5.) Ramped up current iApps

and 'that was it'? <hr></blockquote>

Depends. If that Powermac tops out at 1 GHz, the LCD iMac costs $1800, the new iBook gets a price increase to match the Imac's new price, the new iPod device costs only a few hundred less than an iBook....I'd be awfully pissed. But I would get over it.

post #478 of 1762
It hit me with a thud this morning. Why was last night's tag line so lame? Because all this time Apple has just been hyping the *expo* as any responsible corporate sponsor should. This just happened to be the first tag line that wasn't easy to misinterpret as a clue about *some spectacular expo announcement*. I hate it, but all the tag lines make as much sense if you interpret them as garden variety marketing hype appropriate to any big event...

"It's like a backstage pass to the future." -- sure, every MW expo is! You see a lot of new stuff before it's released!

"Beyond the rumor sites. Way beyond" -- well, actually attending an expo is way beyond reading rumors on the web.

"Count the days...count the minutes.. count on being blown away" -- any event this big is designed to be anticipated and to blow people away, just by the sheer scale of it.

"This is big. Even by our standards" -- well I don't know about that one...I hope I'm wrong about this...


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post #479 of 1762
LOL... I think that you could write several psychology papers simply by monitoring the pre-macworld buzz and speculation. It's interesting how you see waves of both optimism, pessimism, and realism..
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post #480 of 1762
[quote]
How many people would be mad if Apple:

1.) Broke the gigahertz barrier with Power Mac G4s
2.) Introduced a new LCD iMac
3.) Introduced a new iBook
4.) Introduced a new iPod like device
5.) Ramped up current iApps

and 'that was it'?
<hr></blockquote>

I agree with Fran, I'd be psyched if the above was the outcome of MWSF 2002. (Especially if that iPod-like device is a PDA

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