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post #81 of 526
Christ, this isn't rocket science. email me the pics and I'll post them on my site.
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post #82 of 526
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Originally posted by faust9
I think the 20/30" cinema displays fall in the pro catagory.

I'm not questioning that; I just asked if they were shipping in black boxes now. I have not seen one "in the wild" yet, and the displays I bought in May came in white boxes.
post #83 of 526


Here we go.
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post #84 of 526
yeah I have my own webspace, i can put it up in a jiffy..

I PMed mesiah to mail 'em to me but nothing so far...
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post #85 of 526
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Christ, this isn't rocket science. email me the pics and I'll post them on my site.

On their way
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yeah I have my own webspace, i can put it up in a jiffy..

I PMed mesiah to mail 'em to me but nothing so far...

If you want them go to the appleinsider IRC channel and I'll DCC you them.
post #87 of 526
Look at the shapes in the polystyrene (second pic)

Is that space for a stand?
post #88 of 526
oh ok...

well that, to me, just looks like a computer screen kinda thingy
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post #89 of 526
Oh lawd
Thats a monitor and supposely the new G5 Imacs are all in one and there is not a keyboard connected there either
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lol it'd be funny if thats inventory of some normal person who orderd a new G% powermac and all of us are gettin crazy thinking it has something to do with the G5 imac..LMAO
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post #92 of 526
thanks tak,



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post #93 of 526
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Originally posted by Messiahtosh


Here we go.

They are too thick to be the current ALU displays and the second picture clearly shows some kind of stand or protuberance on the back of the display.

Even if you ignore the thickness issue, if the white side panels of the displays have been photoshopped out, then a lot of trouble was gone to to accommodate the the significantly different lighting and shadowing in the second pic.

I think it's legit.

P.S. There's no reason the box has to be the retail version. It could just be a black shipping box with an Apple logo just for the Expo.
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post #94 of 526
Looks like a 3rd party display put into an apple box. it's not the g5 imac, let's move on.
post #95 of 526
could be the new iMac.

wouldn't be suprised.

very simple
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post #96 of 526
Doesn't anyone think it looks a lot smaller in the second pic? it seems slightly zoomed out and the thumb at the top gives it a bit more perspective.

Those circles on the floor don't have to be an inch across, we have them in our toilet at work and they're much smaller.

Doesn't anyone think this could be the apple "tablet"? or even a 15 inch "smart screen" for use with desktop? - something that you can use on the desk / carry round the house / office?
post #97 of 526
Okay...

I happen to have a 17" PowerBook box in my office and unfortunately the top styrofoam is gone but the bottom styrofoam looks EXACTLY the same as the one in the pictures. The problem is the black box in the pics seems like it's glossy black (reflective) where the box I have from a 17" PB ordered in 2003 is of the 'flat black' (non reflective) variety.

Anyone have the 'latest' 17" powerbook box? is it glossy on the outside or is it flat?

Also looking closely at the styrofoam it seems 'odd' to me - like what is that part sticking 'out' for? it would seem that the styrofoam halves wouldn't fit back together (if the display was put in) since the styrofoam 'outjut' would be hitting the screen.

Chalking this up to someone having fun... tisk tisk philbot (if it is a hoax).

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post #98 of 526
What about the new MacWorld Paris banner? A super computer on your desk, a super computer on your wall. Next? No stand, it's an accessory to keep costs down, a big chuck of AL would cost a pretty penny.
post #99 of 526
For argument's sake, if this is the new iMac, I am throughly unimpressed with the design, compared to the 'Sunflower' iMac....

WTF would you want to mount your computer on the wall, unless you want to dedicate it to being a media-pc/TV? Completely un-ergonomic...therefore un-Apple...

IRT there being no stand visible, perhaps it is an 'option', a-la the eMac stand?
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post #100 of 526
Most apple products have the name of the product on

The eMac has it at the top

iBook and Powerbook have it below the screen

The old iMac and newer iMac have it below the screen

Its only the Powermacs that dont have their names on
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post #101 of 526
iPoster, do you own a 20" Cinema Display? Once you do you'll really want it on your wall. My desks are usally so cluttered my drives can't open on eMac or iMac. Can you imagine, not having to own seperate desks, or one massive desk? If you can't, then buy the optional stand! I want my computer to hover over anywhere I want it. Why the investment in a LCD just to have it sit in the middle of your desk with 10 inches of empty space behind it???
post #102 of 526
Wasn't that fun? And definitely worth it.

Here's a summary of the photos:

First photo was definately modified in Photoshop 7. The second in Photoshop CS for Macintosh. Hmmm.....

I still am not buying it.
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Originally posted by TofuTodd
iPoster, do you own a 20" Cinema Display? Once you do you'll really want it on your wall. My desks are usally so cluttered my drives can't open on eMac or iMac. Can you imagine, not having to own seperate desks, or one massive desk? If you can't, then buy the optional stand! I want my computer to hover over anywhere I want it. Why the investment in a LCD just to have it sit in the middle of your desk with 10 inches of empty space behind it???

It sure would be a real pleasure standing up and reaching all the way to the wall to slide a cd in to the slot loading driv on the side

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post #105 of 526
Why would anyone go to the risk of opening the box and taking these pictures without looking at the label on the box?? Also apple always has a nice picture of the product that lies inside on the front of the box. Why not snap a picture of the front of the box?? Even if they didn't snap a picture of the front surly they would have seen it and been able to easily identify the item. I believe the person taking the pictures meant to mislead. Could the pictures be any worse in terms of identifying the item? It is as if they went to great lengths to not reveal what the item is. I believe this is nothing more than one of the new displays. I compared it closely to high res photos of the new displays. Some on this board claim the bezel width and display's thickness are not right. They are wrong. Its dead nuts on. The tab that seems to be sticking out from the back of the monitor in the second picture is nothing more than the protective plastic wrap covering the back of the display, ready to be pulled off. The only difference between the object in the mystery pictures and the apple displays is the apple logo which appears to be white in one of the pictures. Most people reading this could probably do that in Photoshop in just a few minutes. There is little doubt in my mind that this is nothing more than a typical, wish it were true, run of the mill hoax.
post #106 of 526
Yeah, too many things don't add up. No pic of the box? No front-on shots? No rear-end shots? (Keep it to yourself....) Styrofoam doesn't seem to fit product? Photoshop jobs on both pics? No apparent slots or jacks of any kind?

It ain't an iMac, that's for damn sure.
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post #107 of 526
2 weeks ago my mate told me that his brother was going over to work in paris for a few days. His brother works as a contractor in air freight in the UK and all I can remember from the conversation is that he was quite suprised that he was going to Paris as its normally the UK airports he works at. This was just small talk in the pub so I wasnt that interested to be honest but now Ive seen those pics Im starting to wonder......
Rang my mate 10 minutes ago and his brother went to france on tuesday and gets back on sunday. Unloading apple products maybe????

As for the packaging, we have a 17" powerbook at work and the box is flat matt and not reflective like the one posted. The polystyrene packaging has been thrown though so unable to clarify that point. If this is the work of a prankster then he has gone to great effort in his photoshop work cus I cant see the obvious and I work in photoshop everyday.

My vote is for genuine but a genuine what????????????????
post #108 of 526
how about the arm is similar to a level, the iMac folds up against the wall when not in use, and down to hover over the desk when you want it. i don't know about you, but i can easily touch the wall behind my desk while sitting. And acutally, I have to bend more to reach under my desk to my powermac G5. and who says the cd-rom drive is built in, the low end one according to TS isn't. I don't want an interal drive. I want an external one...

the 3G iMac was, according to jobs, supposed to hover in air over your desk. The base was the only intrusion. I think we'll see a option for wall mounting of some type, just like the cinema displays.

and why would an unreleased product have a final box? it's likely just a shipping box, apple logo, black, not more. would apple really ship the new iMacs in a big box plastered with imac photos and specs????

I'm not even talking about the photos anymore, they may not be legit, but just consider what you think apple does.
post #109 of 526
He may well have gone to france to unload apple stuff... but for gods sake! They're putting on a big expo! There's going to be tons of stuff to unpack and set up and ship here there and everywhere!!! It's not like they're gonna turn up with a couple of tables and chairs is it?!?
post #110 of 526
Holy Crap. hehe. Even if this ain't the real thing, I think it's close.
post #111 of 526
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post #112 of 526
yes, the bump in the box is not polystyrene, it is the white plastic clothlike protective bag folded back that all apple machines come in.

agreed monkey, i don't care as much if the pics are fake or not, they're right on i think.
post #113 of 526
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Originally posted by lucida
ugh. Spot the odd one out:

The blue one, with the wrong logo, which doesn't actually exist and that has no ports.
post #114 of 526
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Originally posted by Rhumgod
Wasn't that fun? And definitely worth it.

Here's a summary of the photos:

First photo was definately modified in Photoshop 7. The second in Photoshop CS for Macintosh. Hmmm.....

I still am not buying it.

More to add to the summary:

Camera: Eastman Kodak DC4800 ZOOM Digital Camera

First Photo: DCP_1763.JPG

Date Time Original: 2004:08:23 12:18:52
Date Time Digitized: 2004:08:23 12:18:52
Date Time: 2004:08:23 14:38:17 (last saved I presume)

Second Photo: DCP_1764.JPG

Date Time Original: 2004:08:26 12:19:57
Date Time Digitized: 2004:08:26 12:19:57
Date Time: 2004:08:26 17:45:17 (last saved I presume)

So the photo (first photo) was taken at 12:18:52 on the 23rd and saved in photoshop also on the 23rd but at 14:38:17 and it took 3 days to make it public...

and then the second photo was taken 3 days later???

Sorry but I too have to claim HOAX now... unless philbots buddy STOLE the box **or** have been unloading them for the past 3 days in a row...

And while he/she took the time to take a single photo of the thing on the 23rd and then a followup single photo on the 26th didn't think to take a photo of the box that would have a GOOD photo of proof (an Apple marketing shot) and the NAME of the product nor did the person think to take a picture of the 'connector side' of the unit.

The aging pessimist in me has to say bzzzt!

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post #115 of 526
Then why did Apple pull all the photos from the .Mac sites? Come on guys thats an incredibly CPU-intensive thing to do...sift thru traffic and pick out single photos. They wouldn't do it without a good reason.
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post #116 of 526
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Originally posted by barathron
The tab that seems to be sticking out from the back of the monitor in the second picture is nothing more than the protective plastic wrap covering the back of the display, ready to be pulled off. The only difference between the object in the mystery pictures and the apple displays is the apple logo which appears to be white in one of the pictures.

Funny now that you pointed it out I can see what you mean... funny it's almost an optical illusion (to my tired eyes anyway).

As for the new displays and this? Well the new displays have legs while this doesn't.

Finally the Apple displays have a flat backside...

http://www.apple.com/displays/specs.html

Dunno still think it's prob. a hoax (just going by historic data most usually are)

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post #117 of 526
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Originally posted by StealthRider
Then why did Apple pull all the photos from the .Mac sites? Come on guys thats an incredibly CPU-intensive thing to do...sift thru traffic and pick out single photos. They wouldn't do it without a good reason.

Perhaps this guy pulled it to make his photos look like they are the real deal. I think a lot of these sites who pull their stuff down "at the request of Apple Legal" aren't really doing it because Apple demanded that they do it. They just want to bring attention to their websites and such.

I think this thing is a fake. Why wouldn't you take more pictures instead of teasing us with just these two taken at almost the exact same angle - which are not really all that revealing in terms of the details of the product? Why not take a picture of the front of the box?
post #118 of 526
I think Steve's bored at home and he's pulling our collective leg, hehe.

He's getting a good laugh out of this.
post #119 of 526
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Originally posted by StealthRider
Then why did Apple pull all the photos from the .Mac sites? Come on guys thats an incredibly CPU-intensive thing to do...sift thru traffic and pick out single photos. They wouldn't do it without a good reason.

They are doing nothing of the kind...

I just tested it and the photos show up just fine... I'd post the link but first it has my last name in it and second I can't afford to have my .mac account go bad (or get taken down)...

I'm not lying... .mac isn't doing any photo scanning for CRCs or any such nonsense.

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post #120 of 526
Reminds me of the spymac newton video.
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