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post #321 of 485
Pscate design is nice, but lack of ergonomy. It take a lot of place with the rear protuberance (as much as a CRT screen) and the screen is fixed. What a regression compared to the I mac LCD.
post #322 of 485
I or i doesnt really matter to me
they are both " I " to me Ipod iPod tomato tomatoe
anywho here comes another TYPO
and a dockless wonder
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post #323 of 485
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Originally posted by Powerdoc
Pscate design is nice, but lack of ergonomy. It take a lot of place with the rear protuberance (as much as a CRT screen) and the screen is fixed. What a regression compared to the I mac LCD.

Actually, you're wrong on both.

That back part (the "fin") pooches back less than an eMac. But goes back enough to provide a nice solid "T" base for the thing to stand on.

The screen most certainly is NOT fixed. Read my original post on this two pages back in this thread. If you look at that rear view, you see where that part that connects to the display is jointed. You have a Cinema Display-type pivot cylinder for up/down tilt, then the piece that is mounted to swivels left-to-right.

It's not fixed at all: total up/down/side-to-side motion.

You just have to go back and read a little...
post #324 of 485
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Originally posted by Chromeus
here is another one that i thought of real quick
the reason that it is all in the back is because its also a portable notepad computer aswell and based on the already award winning design of the ipod
just alot bigger and dockable with the keyboard mouse and speakers or you can pluck it out of its dock and use a stylus to move to mouse around
this would be gound breaking for apple and what a way to celebrate the 20th year

i like it.

this is just theoritical...but, imagine:
dual processors, one in the dock one in the display. when undocked, it's a single g4 processor mac, when docked, it's a full blown dual proccessor iMac...with firewire, usb,etc. when undocked it's just a tablet pc. no ports or anything. just a DVD rom drive.
oh and when docked, you can use the touch sensitive screen to draw on it. ink-well anyone.
post #325 of 485
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Originally posted by Chromeus
I or i doesnt really matter to me
they are both " I " to me Ipod iPod tomato tomatoe
anywho here comes another TYPO
and a dockless wonder

Chromeus, the point is it's a name. Annoying you don't seem to recognize that.

I do like the idea of the dockable computer but I wonder if it's wise to cross the portability with a Desktop computer with the reputation and established of the iMac.

I like pscates most recent rendition of his design. It feels most like something Apple would do. It' has all of the adjustability required while having a good solid base. It could also work with that LCD covering that has been all the buzz recently.
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post #326 of 485
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Originally posted by Chromeus
I or i doesnt really matter to me
they are both " I " to me Ipod iPod tomato tomatoe
anywho here comes another TYPO
and a dockless wonder

I'm sure Apple would beg to differ on your opinion of spelling. Neat mockups though.
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post #327 of 485
This is all fantastic stuff.

Here are my thoughts, I really like the iPod Tablet Mockup. The coolest marketing from Apple could read, "At Apple we are still Thinking Different. Our new iMac Desktop is portable, How is that for different."

What would be cool is the an extra hard drive and storage is external. It sits next to your TV and Stereo, it has HD, Networking and DVR features. The laptop uses the external HD from which you can record TV, watch TV on the portable, Stream iTunes to multiple locations and surf the net.

Having a large iPod would allow video, which is what everyone has been asking about. My question, how do you type on that thing?
post #328 of 485
The tablet mockups are neat but impractical and anyone who has used a tablet before may agree. A tablet should be comfortable to be used cradled in your arm or maybe in your lap if you are sitting down. This would mean that a smaller screen size (physical size) is much more desireable/comfortable and ergonomic. It also has to be light enough to comfortable use. Would you think a child or even a lot of adults want to cradle a 6 or 7 pound device (my guess based on mockups in relation to iPod for scale). Also cost would be a major factor especially considering digitizers at those resolutions and the necessary batteries to let this thing function for any length of time undocked.

They look exciting and glamorous but lack utility.

** My apology for taking this a bit off topic. Some of this I already mentioned in the tablet thread.
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post #329 of 485
Amazing design concept. It's what so many have been trying to get at, portability with great performance, a touch screen for away from the desk use and a natural, easy to use dock with a traditional keyboard and mouse interface. I don't think there'll be too many people complaining about the video card with this sort of design, it's so utilitarian in so many great ways and plays very well into Apple's strong suits right now and very compelling for switchers! Really good insight and instincts Chromeus, if that is your pic. It makes me hopeful Apple will wow us again despite the rumored, and frankly excpected, anemic hardware specs. It actually could solve the issue of making computers more usable overall instead of simply making them faster and fixed to specific tasks. I fully expect Apple to take their design in this sort of direction, if they're going to wow us. Somehow, they seem to always come through despite all of the grumblings.
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post #330 of 485
thanks for the replies all and keep in mind this was a quick mock up
I am sure I coul;d put handles or what ever is missing when i get the time but this is just something i thought up based on how apple loves to wow us and no one has gone this route
and please for the love of pete (whoever that is) people are dying in the world i not going to let the capitalisation of a single " i ' bug me nore should it bug you
lol oh well maybe ill post more stuff tonight
abd it should would be cool if i got it right
-wink-wink-
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post #331 of 485
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Originally posted by Chromeus
thanks for the replies all and keep in mind this was a quick mock up
I am sure I coul;d put handles or what ever is missing when i get the time but this is just something i thought up based on how apple loves to wow us and no one has gone this route
and please for the love of pete (whoever that is) people are dying in the world i not going to let the capitalisation of a single " i ' bug me nore should it bug you
lol oh well maybe ill post more stuff tonight
abd it should would be cool if i got it right
-wink-wink-

But if you're going to design a mockup to look like an Apple ad wouldn't you want it to be at least somewhat correct? Can you imagine Apple's ad agency telling them what you just said to justify the persistent mis-capitalization?
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post #332 of 485
A couple of things:

Chromeus, spell it iMac and be done with it. 5-plus years are riding on the whole lower-case "i" thing. You don't get to override that. Doing that goes a long way toward making you come across as someone who at least "gets it", and isn't some P.C. user trying to make Mac hardware designs. The only people who say "IMAC" or "Imac" are clueless writers, PC users and casual observers who haven't grasped the whole "i" thing yet. I'm trying to help you! Won't you please let me.

Second, we have to consider that everytime we zig, Apple zags. With a couple of exceptions, everytime we think a new Apple product will be based on a recently released product from the same family or whatever, they often seem to surprise us with something totally out of left field. That's why I think the idea of enlarging their iPod/dock approach for use with a new iMac just doesn't seem like something they'd do. When they come out with an all new product, it never seems to resemble something else in their line-up.

iPod > iPod mini
G4 tower > G5 tower
G3 iMac > G4 iMac
Old Cinema Displays > sew Cinema Displays
G3 PowerBook > G4 PowerBook
Clamshell colored iBook > white Chiclet iBook

Materials may be borrowed, certainly. The glossy white of the consumer stuff and the sleek matte aluminum of the G5 and PowerBooks (and Cinema Displays). But I can't think of an instance where one crosses over and they simply copy an existing design and merely change the scale to make a "new" product.

Jobs and Ive seem to be above that (thankfully) and I think many of us would yell "uninspired cop out!" if they did take that approach.



I know I would!

That's why I think the iMac G5 will look nothing like a large iPod in a dock, or a previous-generation Studio Display with the guts mounted parallel to the back (unless Jobs wanted to retract everything he said two years ago), or a current-generation Cinema Display with the "guts" crammed in to the base somehow. I don't think you can take an iBook body and stick a pole on it and slap a display on it either.

I'm not saying my design is anywhere close (but I'd bet on it more than the others), but I will say it's not based on anything Apple currently produces and, in some ways, makes it a more "hmmm, well if history is any indication..." thing to consider. It would surprise me LESS if a new iMac G5 looked somewhat more like mine than an enlarged iPod/dock thing. That just simply doesn't seem to be how Apple does it, and I can't imagine them (Jobs and Ive, in particular) taking such a route. Besides, I don't know how I feel about tablet stuff in general. I don't think that'll come to be. But you never know...

Remember, right before the dual-USB iBooks came out years ago? We were all trying to imagine what new colors the new iBooks would be. And I drew mock-ups of even curvier designs. Then when they were unveiled, it was a damn square Chiclet! I couldn't believe it!



We zig, they zag. Same with the iMac G4. NO ONE predicted the "sunflower" approach. Every mockup I saw - including my own - was some variation of "strap an iBook body to the back of a 15" Studio Display". What actually came to be was breathtaking.

I'd be willing to bet a hefty sum that it'll look like NOTHING from the current Apple inventory, but yet will fit in beautifully. Their track record on this is second-to-none, so I have all the reason in the world to be optimistic.
post #333 of 485
there that should fix it
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post #334 of 485
Chromeus was kind enough to do a quick graphic version of my pen-to-paper concept. It's not too far off from the idea in my head. Thanks again, Chromeus.

post #335 of 485
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Originally posted by Chromeus
there that should fix it

Thank you. See? Looks better already...
post #336 of 485
LOL you nut i am a pc user and i love me some apples
just dont like apple snobs
hell I even have and apple sticker on my new car and call it an epod
but you can pry that pc out of my cold dead fingers
i love em both and i have a life and an imagination
you folks should watch that 1984 commercial again
you might see your face on the screen

ok enough rantings i got to get to work later

p.s. ill post more mockups later
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post #337 of 485
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Originally posted by Chromeus
there that should fix it

Now you have it! 100x better!

ps - I picked on you (and the others did as well I think) because you seemed to have spent a bit of time on your design and the *only* real spoiler was the way you spelled iMac. No offense was intended .
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post #338 of 485
notice on the screen i am working on the dockless wonder and its diplaying the dockless wonder
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post #339 of 485
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Originally posted by Chromeus
notice on the screen i am working on the dockless wonder and its diplaying the dockless wonder

I noticed, nice touch
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post #340 of 485
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Originally posted by Chromeus
LOL you nut i am a pc user and i love me some apples

So, I was right then. What are you sore for? You fell into one of the three categories. No big deal: clueless writers, P.C. users or casual observers who don't get the "i" thing. You're the middle one. It wasn't any slam, it's just a fact.

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Originally posted by Chromeus
just dont like apple snobs
hell I even have and apple sticker on my new car and call it an epod
but you can pry that pc out of my cold dead fingers
i love em both and i have a life and an imagination
you folks should watch that 1984 commercial again
you might see your face on the screen

Who's an Apple snob? What does a life and imagination have to do with it all? And at 3%, none of us can afford to appear on the 1984 screen, so what are you even talking about?

There's "rant", then there's "not making any sense".
post #341 of 485
that should do it
cant believe you guys made me go back and fix that
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post #342 of 485
lol pAul I was talking about the big noggin on the 1984 commercial
and according to the belike everyone else ie its spelled iMac instead of Imac that some people have to be like everyone else and do it all the same and allow for no changes Like God forbid you should capitalize the first letter of a proper name ( you dont get it so your not one of us , how could you be you dont the i so you must be Etc...) thats just silly and it sounds like a weird cult

like you must feed orange donuts to the pig at midnight not 12:00
but midnight

on the other hand i love the designs that you have done and would like to know how you did them
the style is very nice
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post #343 of 485
Man, that's just how it's spelled. I didn't make it up. Write and bug Apple with all this cult talk.

But since you're so free and open with this sort of thing, I shall call you kroMEyusss from here out. Cool? I mean, why go with the expected, stock Chromeus, just because everyone else does?



It's a name. A proper name. A recognized name (the Apple lower-case "i" thing, on all their products). It would never occur to me NOT to use it the way it's supposed to be. I don't go around getting cute with the spelling of other known, accepted words. It's no trait of cultism to call/spell something by its proper name. Hell, don't EVER get a job at the airport, writing departure/arrival cities. I'd never get anywhere!



Personally I don't care what you do, but it gives your art a bit more sense of "oh, this looks more realistic", that's all, kroMEyusss. I figured you'd want that?

I use Adobe Illustrator CS exclusively.
post #344 of 485
pscates,

it's a mock- up, give the "I" thing a rest Ok?
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Do I get to call you 'Pussycat' in that case?

You can call me Suckfizzchew if you like...

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post #346 of 485
it is not miss spelled its capitalized
so you would have to do my name like this to keep with the ongoing theme
cHromeus
hehehe
but i havent seen any other Chromeuses around so there is no need to change it
but its cool how you spelled it
ok enough silly stuff lets get this thread back on track
is it illustrator cs
and do you use a sketch pad
like the icecad from macally for your drawings
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post #347 of 485
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post #349 of 485
Chromeus.

Fantastic iMac G5 concept.

The best one I've seen.

Ahead of Hmurch's 'X/iServe' iMac and the G5 Cube with white iStudio design.

Those three are my fav's so far.

I've long felt that to reach the 3 million plus iPod users, particularly those on the dark side..., that the iMac G5 needs to catch that 'iPod' chic...the iconic appeal...a real step forward for the consumer as the iPod was for the mp3 player market.

Your tablet derivative has an iPod 'halo' feel to it. Clean, sexy, iconic, simple, elegant.

As to it's practicality?

So, it's a laptop without a keyboard. It 'docks', just like the iPod.

A modest G4 undocked with laptop battery life. A touch sensitive screen. Stylus.

Docked, graphics and G5 in the pizza box/dock.

I always thought Apple should develop a new breed of computer that steps aside of the Mac branding...yet still run 'X' of course!

Sometimes semantics can win appeal. The iPod isn't called MacPod, is it? Or Pod Mac? And lookeelookee, it's on its way to 3 million plus in sales.

I'd like Apple to expand the Pod range. If this concept isn't the next iMac (and I doubt it is...) then I would rule out Apple making a DLD that offers an iBook screen with stylus and dock that could run the hub and be a content viewer.

Along with a reaonsonably costed headless Mac...? The only two missing pieces in Apple's line-up bar Hmurch's much vaunted workstation quad Mac.

Great mock-up.

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post #350 of 485
It does matter Chromeus.

Just as typing with upper case, periods, commas and paragraphs matter. It may be faster for you but if everyone had your attitude reading anything would be difficult.

Keep the graphics coming. They are enjoyable. Don't want to throw this off track.
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post #351 of 485
will do and thanks a ton for the great responses


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I've long felt that to reach the 3 million plus iPod users, particularly those on the dark side..., that the iMac G5 needs to catch that 'iPod' chic...the iconic appeal...a real step forward for the consumer as the iPod was for the mp3 player market.

my feelings exactly
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pscates,

it's a mock- up, give the "I" thing a rest Ok?

I explained ONCE the reason, very sound ones, that Chromeus himself didn't have a problem with (AND that most people here would support). So don't tell me to give anything "a rest". No one really polled you, so I'll decide how much to pursue, or not pursue, something. We clear on that?

Why don't you talk to the others above who were much more forceful - and terse - about it? At least I gave the reasons why.



Jeez, it's all coming back to me now. I made a good decision several months ago, it looks like. Very little - if any - of this stuff there...

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Do I get to call you 'Pussycat' in that case?

You can call me Suckfizzchew if you like...

Lemon Bon Bon

I can call you "some guy I used to remember at a message board"? I don't care. Call me Pussycat and I'll call you Simon le Bon.

Which is worse?
post #354 of 485
While all these mockups are great. You have it all wrong.

If you truly want to know what is coming, then someone mockup up and 20th Anniversary Macintosh with the new look Apple uses. Look at the spec posted, it is a 25th Anniversary.

Pscates, can you find pics of the 20th and give it a bigger screen, white exterior, change the keyboard and mouse and there you have it. Also, the bose speakers on the left and right will also have a center channel above the screen. Put some rear speakers and an iSub in the pic and you're done.

Important note: the top view will look like an Xserve with the HD and vents. The front will be the same but with a bigger screen and Superdrive.

Good luck, I cannot wait to see what you all come up with. Don't forget the bose speakers.

I had sent you a personal message through the message board a while ago but you never replied.
post #355 of 485
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Originally posted by onlooker
What do you need to adjust? It's a screen. I have PowerMac there is no adjustment. It's right in front of you. Tell me, how often do you adjust your TV?

Sorry, no TV in my home .

As for adjustability: this is one of the oldest issues in computer usability. It is perhaps a non issue if your time in front of a computer is limited, if you are 100% healthy or if you don't share what you have in your screen with others. But the iMac is meant to be a home, or if you want a family computer. And in this environment, the sharing and health issues come very often into play. Ergonomics is, IMHO, an important feature in a computer, especially if it is going to assume such a role.
post #356 of 485
pscates "No one really polled you, so I'll decide how much to pursue, or not pursue, something. We clear on that?"

Yeah, it's quite clear that you're a jerk! since you have no reason to take that tone with me. No one polled me? Please, my oppinion is just as valid as yours "herr mac nazi" I was only more interested in talking about future designs as apposed to your anal retentive, obsessive compulsive desire to make everything in life perfect, according to your vision. Let's end this silly drivel, we're talking about speculation and mockups; I restate lighten up!
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like this

Well no, Steve was very proud when he demonstrated the iMac G4 because he said that they had learned from the Cube that vertical CD-Rom's and HD's had to spin a lot slower. That's why they created the "base dome" for the iMac G4.

If you put the CD, HD and processor in the dock and make the screen wireless then you might be closer at how Apple would do your excelent concept.

There was an article about how 802,11 was going to be 10 times the current speed in about 2007 I think.

...here's hoping Apple is on the forefront again and are able to launch a wireless display NEXT MONTH ))) .....
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Sorry, no TV in my home .

As for adjustability: this is one of the oldest issues in computer usability. It is perhaps a non issue if your time in front of a computer is limited, if you are 100% healthy or if you don't share what you have in your screen with others. But the iMac is meant to be a home, or if you want a family computer. And in this environment, the sharing and health issues come very often into play. Ergonomics is, IMHO, an important feature in a computer, especially if it is going to assume such a role.

Stepping through some landmines...

I agree PB. My family (4 of us) all use our iMac daily. We all have a different idea of what the right set up is. The flexibility of the current/extinct iMac is very alluring to those of us in this situation. (If I could only get my son to quit messing with the chair.)

I am hoping that some type of flexibility like this will exist on the next version.
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I want some of whatever you're smoking...
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I want some of whatever you're smoking...

Yeah, but it seems like someone is already passing it aRound...or iS it Just mE?

anyone head of sOny, iBM, mIcrosoft, bMW ?
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