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Looks straight out of an episode of Dr. Who.
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post #162 of 485
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Looks straight out of an episode of Dr. Who.

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post #163 of 485
Lucida,

hm, i think i liked your first approach much better than this new one

Here there is an example of how apple could meet (and satisfy) all alu and miniPod fans.





I borrowed (hopefully not bent too much) your
image to colorize it a bit.

Well, in the meantime, i start thinking the all new iMac will
match the mini Ipod design indeed. That would make sense. Prove me wrong

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post #164 of 485
I think if Apple was going to put a screen on a lunch box they would have done it already. No, the next iMac will look awesome, especially in comparison with the current flat panel iMac.
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Originally posted by Outsider
I think if Apple was going to put a screen on a lunch box they would have done it already. No, the next iMac will look awesome, especially in comparison with the current flat panel iMac.

Care to share a good definition of "awesome"?
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post #166 of 485
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Originally posted by Vox Barbara
Care to share a good definition of "awesome"?

TOTALLY RADICAL!!!
post #167 of 485
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Originally posted by PB
How about something along the lines of eXentia?


Gateway sells the exact same computer. I went to the Gateway store, before it closed, and messed around with it. I thought the computer was fantastic, the stereo speakers and sub on the back could of been better, but the bluetooth and 802.11g was great. The computer is better looking in person. I am going to see what this iMac3 has to offer, if not enough, i am going to with this elonex/gateway or the new Sony W700.
post #168 of 485
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Originally posted by Outsider
TOTALLY RADICAL!!!

Agreed. BUT, "TOTALLY RADICAL!!!" in form OR in function?

Concerning form: there are little form factors left to play with.
The game is not about to invent the wheel twice, it is all about
to put the given pieces altogether - in an elegant manner AND in the right timeframe. This is what apple is greatly good with. The original iMac bondi greatly succeded for that reason, the cube failed. Both of them were radically new regarding form.

Concerning function: a computer is a computer is a computer, isn't it?
All components are pretty well known. Though, there is no miracle about that

Perhaps the new iMac will be the uber widly rumored () digital
music hub. But this is definitely NOT TOTALLY RADICAL!!! It is
predictable. Recently apple tries to be a predictable company.
Which doesn't mean there is no room for radical new things to come

Don't get me wrong, i love to be surprised by awesome products especially from apple.

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post #169 of 485
The original iMac wasn't quite a new paradigm in computing; although the original Macintosh was as an all-in-one. I wouldn't mind seeing a true, honest to god all in one like that again. The iMac 2 sort of deviated from that by positioning the screen seperate from the rest of the computer. A true all in one like the original Mac and iMac 1 has a sort of 'whole-ness' that is very apealing. I'd like to see an iMac return to that, even if it means putting the motherboard flat against the screen with optical drives that can support it. We all know that hard drives have no problem functioning vertically.

I don't think the new iMac will be TATALLY RADICAL in the sense that it's so different that you'de never expect it. Rather it'll be something that'll make you think, "why didn't I(they) think of that before?".
post #170 of 485
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Originally posted by Outsider
The original iMac wasn't quite a new paradigm in computing; although the original Macintosh was as an all-in-one. I wouldn't mind seeing a true, honest to god all in one like that again. The iMac 2 sort of deviated from that by positioning the screen seperate from the rest of the computer. A true all in one like the original Mac and iMac 1 has a sort of 'whole-ness' that is very apealing. I'd like to see an iMac return to that, even if it means putting the motherboard flat against the screen with optical drives that can support it. We all know that hard drives have no problem functioning vertically.

I don't think the new iMac will be TATALLY RADICAL in the sense that it's so different that you'de never expect it. Rather it'll be something that'll make you think, "why didn't I(they) think of that before?".

To be honest I agree. The original iMac really had an appeal that the current one lacks. I still love the cirrent one but I think it evolved out of the segment the previous generation occupied which is sad. If the brought back jelly beans with an LCD fitted they would have more than enough room to fit a G5 and whatever else they like in it. I'd certainly buy one . I liked sage and indigo personally .
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post #171 of 485
Ok, I am a mockup virgin....

I have been saying that we need more mockups. Well, I am here to put my money where my mouth is.

Anyways, this mockup is pure speculation. It has all of the processor, RAM, AirPort Extreme, etc behind the monitor. The optical drive is in the front, the USB, Firewire, and mirroring display adapter is on the right-hand side. The modem, ethernet, and sound out/in ports are on the left hand side (not shown).

Front


Right Side


If anyone would like to make some touchups to it, please PM me.

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post #172 of 485
bite me




Lets see if anyone recognizes this bitch
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post #173 of 485
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Originally posted by jaslu81
The new iMac should have an integrated iPod dock, adjustable for regular iPods or mini's. That would fit well with the "home on the pod" rumors.

Hey, you stole that idea from me

I have been thinking that it would be great to give the new iMac a functional advantage over all other computers by having a remote control. What better remote control than an especially enhanced iPod Mini that sits in an integrated cradle on the cpu box and is always charged. That way the iPod Mini can add functionality and begin to evolve control of the digital hub away from the keyboard in more elegant ways. Also it gets more iPods out there (if enough can be built) and it gives REAL accessibility for the general public to take their "home computer" with them....harddrive and all.
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post #174 of 485
Check this out.

I call it the hinge.
post #175 of 485
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Originally posted by ZO
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Frog Design from a 1994 MacWorld magazine I believe...
post #176 of 485
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Originally posted by ZO
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It looks like the Mac designs MacWorld commissionned to Frog Design some years ago (somewhere around 1994-1996?). I may be confusing them with the Apple prototypes from around the same period (late Sculley or early Spindler) which MacWorld also published, but this one looks more like the Frog Design prototypes.

[Edit: Outsider beat me to it.]

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post #177 of 485
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Originally posted by Bancho
If the brought back jelly beans with an LCD fitted they would have more than enough room to fit a G5 and whatever else they like in it. I'd certainly buy one . I liked sage and indigo personally .

I have a Bondi iMac case that is ready for me to mod. I was thinking of a Dual G4 as soon as I can afford to buy one on ebay.
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post #178 of 485
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Originally posted by NovaVengeance
I have a Bondi iMac case that is ready for me to mod. I was thinking of a Dual G4 as soon as I can afford to buy one on ebay.

I'm serious. That size/shape machine modified for the old 17" studio display to squeeze in front with more horsepower hiding inside would be compelling to me. Maintain it as close to jellybean as the original and I'm there.
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post #179 of 485
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Originally posted by Outsider
Check this out.

I call it the hinge.


You stole my idea... You bastard!

Nice one Outsider....a much better rendering than my hack-job!



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post #180 of 485
yup... MacWorld commissioned Frog Design



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post #181 of 485
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Originally posted by Outsider
Check this out.

I call it the hinge.

nice touch. It is appealing, though, but - for me - clearly too much "form over function". Perhaps i didn't get the hinge

btw, why haven't you referred to the "low cost cube" yet? This is more compelling IMHO

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post #182 of 485
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Originally posted by Outsider
Check this out.

I call it the hinge.

I very much like that concept Outsider...

you may be on to something
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post #183 of 485
Interesting. But the optical drive door at the bottom front of the mock-up does seem to get in the way of the exhaust "tube". Reports are that the computer looks "real simple" so this does fall into that category. I think it's now time for AI to publish that illustration they talked about.
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post #184 of 485
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Originally posted by Vox Barbara
nice touch. It is appealing, though, but - for me - clearly too much "form over function". Perhaps i didn't get the hinge

btw, why haven't you referred to the "low cost cube" yet? This is more compelling IMHO

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Hey I did come up with a micro cube a while back:

the CUBE
post #185 of 485
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Originally posted by MacsRGood4U
Interesting. But the hard drive door at the bottom front of the mock-up does seem to get in the way of the exhaust "tube". Reports are that the computer looks "real simple" so this does fall into that category. I think it's now time for AI to publish that illustration they talked about.

That exhaust tube/hinge is separated into 3 parts: the central part houses the front half of the optical drive, the right section houses the G5 and companion chip heatsinks, and the right section houses the power supply. It may seem as if it blows straight through but it doesn't.

Another feature is that with a few screws loosened, the back plate comes off to expose the drive cage and motherboard to make upgrades much easier than current iMacs.
post #186 of 485
While I love all of the mockups, I don't think that they take into account the vast amount of space that will be required to cool the G5.

So, the question becomes... How to design something that contains a really large heatsink and air channel, but still has Apple's coolness factor?

The Hinge is my favorite mockup so far; though it would look a little different after the G5, put into such a small space, melted that corner of the computer!

The Hinge would also have to be bolted onto the desktop. Otherwise, the massive cooling fan would make it spin like a top!!!

post #187 of 485
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Originally posted by dws
While I love all of the mockups, I don't think that they take into account the vast amount of space that will be required to cool the G5.

So, the question becomes... How to design something that contains a really large heatsink and air channel, but still has Apple's coolness factor?

The Hinge is my favorite mockup so far; though it would look a little different after the G5, put into such a small space, melted that corner of the computer!

The Hinge would also have to be bolted onto the desktop. Otherwise, the massive cooling fan would make it spin like a top!!!


I have a mental image of using the entire back of the monitor as a heat sink/radiator. In that regard it should be finned to help dissipate the heat.
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post #188 of 485
the "hinge" then cannot swivel...

thats why the Vaio TV/PC thing sucks terribly. Its a big toy.
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post #189 of 485
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Originally posted by MacsRGood4U
Reports are that the computer looks "real simple" so this does fall into that category.

Where are these reports coming from? This iMac HAS to be the biggest secret ever kept by apple. I mean if we know it's a G5 and we know we will see one in a month, there MUST be pictures of this thing nicely lit against a white background!!! Come on Insiders, Steves in the hospital....Let loose with the pictures already!!
post #190 of 485
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Originally posted by Mike Eggleston
Right Side

Thanks!!

and when youre not using it, you can do a little weightlifting!... nice idea, but WAY too thick.
post #191 of 485
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Originally posted by ZO
the "hinge" then cannot swivel...

thats why the Vaio TV/PC thing sucks terribly. Its a big toy.

The current Apple display can't swivel either. Nor did the original iMac. Yet the iMac was a success. But you've inspired me. I think tonight I will come up with an appealing swivel design.
post #192 of 485
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Where are these reports coming from? This iMac HAS to be the biggest secret ever kept by apple. I mean if we know it's a G5 and we know we will see one in a month, there MUST be pictures of this thing nicely lit against a white background!!! Come on Insiders, Steves in the hospital....Let loose with the pictures already!!

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post #193 of 485
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Originally posted by Outsider
...I think tonight I will come up with an appealing swivel design.

...exciting...
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post #194 of 485


I was just thinkin' it's not about the enclosure, it's about the media experience. Good swivel speakers, left and right, and a tilting display at center. Simple pillar supports beneath and behind.

How to cool it? Dunno. Take it up north.
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post #195 of 485
Check the post about the missing 17" monitor and the future of the iMac for a STUNNING cube design. I love it. Somehow the colors just makes me want one.
post #196 of 485
I have a strong suspicion that the iMac3 will have the following attributes to it's design:
-The chrome arm will be retained...or a modified version of it)
-The iMac's over all design will mimic the new displays and powerMac as far as shape and dimensions.
-The color will be White or a grey hue similar to the current iBooks, but NOT the Al-color of the PowerBooks/PowerMacs/Displays
-The ports will be moved to the 'side' of the machine
-The power button to the front(could even be on the display)
-For some reason i suspect it will be a mini-Pizza box base... image the current Apple display base that's thicked that can hold the entire computer. But it will definately be 'curvey'
-Slot loading drives all around
-Wired keyboard and mouse with the option to get bluetooth versions of the device.

I hope , that the high end version will come with a 20" wide screen display and bundled with the new iSticks (which are imo the best speakers ive ever heard or seen)

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post #197 of 485
I like this one:

http://www.mackompass.de/index.php?o...tpage&Itemid=1


and I'm sure:
all wireless: wireless keyboard/mouse, wireless LAN (Airport express included), maybe a "use TV screen for monitoring" Option (no, Steve, don't worry, it is not television with a Mac, it is just for watching iPhoto and controlling iTunes)

btw: get well soon!
post #198 of 485
I think it will...
1. Not have a machine aesthetic.
2. Articulating arm will stay.
3. Can either be left together as an AIO or the screen detached.

An LCD attached to an articulating arm attached to about 10lbs of lead stacked on top of a pizza box about 1" thick. All designed nicely of course.
post #199 of 485
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Originally posted by Outsider
The current Apple display can't swivel either. Nor did the original iMac. Yet the iMac was a success. But you've inspired me. I think tonight I will come up with an appealing swivel design.

still night in your country?
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Originally posted by Vox Barbara
still night in your country?

Had a family emergency so i was in the ER for most of the night. it did give me some time to think though! Lets see what happens tonight.
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