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Please post what you think it will actually be... and what you wish could have been.



For example...

I think it will be something very close to this...




But I wish it was something very close to this...

post #2 of 132
No new iMac.
post #3 of 132
Applenut, why do you think no new iMac?
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I quite like the look of this by Andrew Morrison. It's also the first mock-up I've seen to tackle the mouse and keyboard.

http://www.theapplecollection.com/de...iMac-G5big.jpg
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post #5 of 132
I'm thinking it's basically going to be what's been reported - an all-in-one with 17" and 20" screen and sub-2 Ghz G5s at around the same price as the old G4 iMacs. I really hope they figure out some way to make it headless, maybe with that VESA mount on the back of the displays, so that you could buy the computer itself w/o display for around $1000. But somehow I doubt it. Apple just seems to have other priorities.
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Originally posted by applenut
No new iMac.

Considering they've already announced it on their website, and they've said it's going to have a G5 in their conference call, I'm not sure what could make you say this. Or are you just saying it's not going to be announced in Paris?
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Originally posted by BRussell
Considering they've already announced it on their website, and they've said it's going to have a G5 in their conference call, I'm not sure what could make you say this. Or are you just saying it's not going to be announced in Paris?

not going to be announced in paris.

Just my opinion. As each day passes it seems less likely that it won't be but I'm sticking with my original guess of it being unveiled in the states, by Jobs, in September at a special press event.
post #8 of 132
- New iPod mini colors (even though they can't even keep up with demand for the current models), maybe new HD size (6GB).

- G5 iMac - with a stunning new design but questionable specs and priced too high.

- Some kind of DLD (as bonus to the above).

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post #9 of 132
I think it will be the same form, but slightly larger and be made from aluminium. It will be anodized in 3 colours - silver, and whatever the two best selling iPod Mini colours are.

It will hopefully have a 2.0 g5, 9800 pro, 512MB, but I fear Im resigned to 1.8 G5, NV5200, and 256MB.

I cant see any justification in having less than my preferred spec in todays market. Which would be about right for a computer in the market segment its in, and for users to get a reasonable experience for a good 2 years. But hey! this is Apple.
post #10 of 132
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Originally posted by glen
I quite like the look of this by Andrew Morrison. It's also the first mock-up I've seen to tackle the mouse and keyboard.

http://www.theapplecollection.com/de...iMac-G5big.jpg

Personally I'd never but a monitor that wouldn't allow me to have the screen near dead vertical. I lose count of how many people ive worked with / friends that have their monitors pointing at the ceiling. Thats just so wrong! (IMO)
post #11 of 132
So, what time eastern does the philnote start?
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Originally posted by applenut
not going to be announced in paris.

Just my opinion. As each day passes it seems less likely that it won't be but I'm sticking with my original guess of it being unveiled in the states, by Jobs, in September at a special press event.

I have that gut feeling as well, but at the same time, what is the black banner covering up? And that teaser poster? Unless Apple releases a PowerBook G5 and not the iMac G5 at Paris...
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post #13 of 132
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Originally posted by Messiahtosh
I have that gut feeling as well, but at the same time, what is the black banner covering up? And that teaser poster? Unless Apple releases a PowerBook G5 and not the iMac G5 at Paris...

i dunno, it could be covering up anything. since it's long it does appear to be a banner that would run along the top of the usual computer countertops. although it could be iPods or Powerbooks.

Who knows. it could be software.

I don't think any of the pictures are really telling yet.

I didn't think they'd announce the iMac overseas since the american press doesn't give it much notice. Also, it doesn't seem supply issues have been alleviated and I'm not sure how wise it'd be to wait 2 months and then announce it, only to still have supply problems. wouldn't be the best for apple's image.
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Originally posted by applenut
i dunno, it could be covering up anything. since it's long it does appear to be a banner that would run along the top of the usual computer countertops. although it could be iPods or Powerbooks.

Who knows. it could be software.

I don't think any of the pictures are really telling yet.

I didn't think they'd announce the iMac overseas since the american press doesn't give it much notice. Also, it doesn't seem supply issues have been alleviated and I'm not sure how wise it'd be to wait 2 months and then announce it, only to still have supply problems. wouldn't be the best for apple's image.

I can see the iMac being announced in one of two ways.

1. The way you mentioned, which would be bad for Apple. Announcing and accepting pre-orders for a product that wont ship for 6 weeks or more.

2. Announcing and accepting orders for it that can be filled within 2 weeks.

That one report about Apple incuring massive costs because of air-freighting iMacs to flood the retail channels is interesting, also the tidbit about how the 1.8 GHz G5's are going to new iMacs and not PowerMacs...

I'm starting to talk myself into the possibility of a Paris iMac announcement.

Anyway, if it is announced, it will be done by Steve in a pre-recorded video (like the Apple Stores) or by Steve via iChat....or by Phil.
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post #15 of 132
The iMac G5 only got pushed to September and Paris 'cause the June WWDC unveiling got scrapped. Then to make matters worse, Steve got sick and now Phil has to intro one of the most important Apple products ever, and away from the American press.

Up until only a few days ago, I still thought they'd wait until later in the month so that Steve can do it stateside, but both the mainstream and financial press have become convinced the iMac will be at Paris. With the run up in the stock and no denial from Apple, I guess Phil is going to be forced to do it after all.

Unless Steve himself shows up on stage as the "one more thing"...
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post #16 of 132
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Originally posted by Ensign Pulver


Unless Steve himself shows up on stage as the "one more thing"...

That's one of the possibilities why I intend to drive over there by bike on tuesday. I live 300 km away from Paris and I need to be back for work at 1600 hrs in the afternoon, but hey, you're a zealot or you aren't
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post #17 of 132
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Originally posted by Dylsexic Manupilator
I intend to drive over there by bike on tuesday. I live 300 km away from Paris

post #18 of 132
It's not such a big deal really.
I made the trip with Der Kopf ( remember him?) last year aswell.
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post #19 of 132
The new iMac will be introduced. A leading French retailier has sent out invitations inviting consumers to view the new Cinema Display 30", the new G5's, the new iPod mini's, 4Gen iPod and the new iMac this week. From Macbidouille

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- La FNAC will demo the Mac G5 ! - Lionel - 10:48:56

A short message from Martin:

I have just received a letter from the FNAC (French leader for shops selling HIFI, electronic devices, IT, music,...) officially announcing a special event during AppleExpo. A dedicated area inside FNAC Digitale will be reserved to new Apple products: iPod 4G, Mini, G5s with 30" display, PowerBooks, and especially "the new iMac"!

There is no specific time indicated, but I guess it should be installed as soon as next Tuesday afternoon.

My guess is the form factor will be similar to the current iMac but all elements will be redesigned for a more industrial and less "pretty" look. The screen will still float (with less of a thick bezel around the edges) and the base will still be there but it won't be round. I don't think CPU elements will be behind the screen or will the optical drive be vertically postioned there.
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post #20 of 132
I think they will unveil a new isight featuring Steve.

Then, Steve will give the one more thing

The thin client for the G5 imac = something like the tablet but better
post #21 of 132
People are already reporting the receipt of a new slightly modified iSight.
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post #22 of 132
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Originally posted by Guartho
So, what time eastern does the philnote start?

From the Apple Expo site: "The Apple Expo 2004 Keynote presentation will be held at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, on Tuesday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m."

Eastern time, that's 4:00 AM.

Everybody else can do their own damn time conversions here: All your time zones are belong to us.
post #23 of 132
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Originally posted by BRussell

He he, you have no idea what people from Belgium and especially the Netherlands are capable for, when they ride a bike . I remember, more than a decade ago, when I attended some doctoral spring school in the Limburgs Universitair Centrum, one of the Mathematics Professors (from the Netherlands), made too some hundreds of kilometers with his bike. And then it was yet winter, and frozen!
post #24 of 132
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Originally posted by Messiahtosh
I have that gut feeling as well, but at the same time, what is the black banner covering up? And that teaser poster? Unless Apple releases a PowerBook G5 and not the iMac G5 at Paris...

hmm,
Maybe that's the reason of the hassle with the 17"powerbook.
Because of heat issues the 17" is the only powerbook that can sport a G5 on this moment.
So they introduce it now followed by the rest of the powerbook range in 2005...
right?
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post #25 of 132
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Originally posted by gar
hmm,
Maybe that's the reason of the hassle with the 17"powerbook.
Because of heat issues the 17" is the only powerbook that can sport a G5 on this moment.
So they introduce it now followed by the rest of the powerbook range in 2005...
right?

I think that Apple could squeeze a G5 into a 15'' PowerBook design, if it could manage to get it into a 17''. The 12'' may not get it for a long, long time.
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post #26 of 132
I have a little conspiracy theory for you guys...

Steve never had pancreatic cancer. It was all a setup to allow Phil a chance to deliver a big keynote. Sort of a warm-up, or tryout. Phil is being groomed for CEO after Steve announces his 'retirement'. Why is Steve retiring? He's going to start a new company named "Trinity Life Systems" that will pioneer the next wave of organic food production, integrating technology into the micro-level of certified organic farming. Trinity will also provide vast levels of service to consumers for managing special dietary needs, and ultimately striving for a super-human race of permenantly wirelessly wired "netizens".

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post #27 of 132
[more or less off topic]
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Originally posted by PB
He he, you have no idea what people from Belgium and especially the Netherlands are capable for, when they ride a bike . I remember, more than a decade ago, when I attended some doctoral spring school in the Limburgs Universitair Centrum, one of the Mathematics Professors (from the Netherlands), made too some hundreds of kilometers with his bike. And then it was yet winter, and frozen!

Indeed.
Everyday, on my bike to my work and back with my powerbook in my backpack.
Meanwhile my car collects bird droppings at the parking in front of my house.
But i don't see myself cycling to Paris and back.

BTW: Freezing is not a problem when you're cycling, rain is.
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post #28 of 132
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Originally posted by concentricity
I have a little conspiracy theory for you guys...

Steve never had pancreatic cancer. It was all a setup to allow Phil a chance to deliver a big keynote. Sort of a warm-up, or tryout. Phil is being groomed for CEO after Steve announces his 'retirement'. Why is Steve retiring? He's going to start a new company named "Trinity Life Systems" that will pioneer the next wave of organic food production, integrating technology into the micro-level of certified organic farming. Trinity will also provide vast levels of service to consumers for managing special dietary needs, and ultimately striving for a super-human race of permenantly wirelessly wired "netizens".

"The Matrix is here, and it's vegan-friendly." (TM)

Most disgusting post ever.
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post #29 of 132
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Originally posted by gar
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Indeed.
Everyday, on my bike to my work and back with my powerbook in my backpack.
Meanwhile my car collects bird droppings at the parking in front of my house.
But i don't see myself cycling to Paris and back.

BTW: Freezing is not a problem when you're cycling, rain is.

Errr guys, maybe I should have written by MOTORbike.
I may be (temporarily) insane but I'm not THAT crazy.
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post #30 of 132
Completely ignoring the post about the fake cancer.... I have a hunch that Steve might be there tomorrow.... he's a show man, and if there's any way he can be there, I bet he's there. The month is almost over... health permitting, he'd be one hell of a "one more thing".
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Originally posted by sobelizzard
Completely ignoring the post about the fake cancer.... I have a hunch that Steve might be there tomorrow.... he's a show man, and if there's any way he can be there, I bet he's there. The month is almost over... health permitting, he'd be one hell of a "one more thing".

It would be the most dramatic moment in Steve's public life.
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post #32 of 132
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Originally posted by concentricity
I have a little conspiracy theory for you guys...

Steve never had pancreatic cancer. It was all a setup to allow Phil a chance to deliver a big keynote. Sort of a warm-up, or tryout. Phil is being groomed for CEO after Steve announces his 'retirement'. Why is Steve retiring? He's going to start a new company named "Trinity Life Systems" that will pioneer the next wave of organic food production, integrating technology into the micro-level of certified organic farming. Trinity will also provide vast levels of service to consumers for managing special dietary needs, and ultimately striving for a super-human race of permenantly wirelessly wired "netizens".

"The Matrix is here, and it's vegan-friendly." (TM)

That is just sick, and stupid, I notice that you are from "The Smartest City in Massachusetts (tm)" If that is so, you must be the village idiot, who sees UFOs by night...by the way that black chopper above your house isnt the local trafic reporter if you know what I mean.

What a kook
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post #33 of 132
Announced hardware...

-95% chance for the iMac G5
-70% chance for the iSight 2
-40% chance for a the 6GB iPod mini
-30% chance for a new DLD

I think Steve Jobs will hookup via iChat at some point.
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Originally posted by a_greer
That is just sick, and stupid, I notice that you are from "The Smartest City in Massachusetts (tm)" If that is so, you must be the village idiot, who sees UFOs by night...by the way that black chopper above your house isnt the local trafic reporter if you know what I mean.

What a kook

Wow, was it not completely obvious that A) it was not meant seriously, and B) the 'point', if you will, wasn't about cancer, it was about what would happen if steve left?

seriously guys, relax. I'm terribly sorry if any of you have had a loved one fake cancer and run away to start an evil vegan corporation.
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post #35 of 132
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Originally posted by Dylsexic Manupilator
That's one of the possibilities why I intend to drive over there by bike on tuesday. I live 300 km away from Paris and I need to be back for work at 1600 hrs in the afternoon, but hey, you're a zealot or you aren't

Have a good time there on TUESDAY. The keynote is MONDAY
post #36 of 132
Arrggh. TUESDAY is right. I'm so sorry. Wishful thinking.

Oh, and hey, concentricity?? Your village called. They miss their idiot.
post #37 of 132
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Originally posted by concentricity
Wow, was it not completely obvious that A) it was not meant seriously, and B) the 'point', if you will, wasn't about cancer, it was about what would happen if steve left?

seriously guys, relax. I'm terribly sorry if any of you have had a loved one fake cancer and run away to start an evil vegan corporation.

Now I know you did not mean to offend, and when people get mad at you on a message board, a lot goes through your mind. You want to tell them to shut the fuck up and let them know how idiotic they are for not understanding your point of view, but....people do not like it when terminal/and or regular illnesses are the subject of a weird parody.

My mom had cancer you know, and I bet many other people here know people that have had it, or have even had it themselves.

Now I know I am not the most sparkling clean member here, but that sort of stuff is off limits. It's just something you don't do...\
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post #38 of 132
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Originally posted by monkeyastronaut
Announced hardware...

-95% chance for the iMac G5
-70% chance for the iSight 2
-40% chance for a the 6GB iPod mini
-30% chance for a new DLD

I think Steve Jobs will hookup via iChat at some point.

I'd say 100% chance for the iMac G5
and
100% chance for the iSight "2".
The iSight 2 has already been received by several purchasers. It has a new magnetic mount and some minor changes to the housing.
0% chance for a 6 GB iPod mini until Apple can fulfill current demand. Hitachi is not going to be able to deliver 6 GB drives if they still can't deliver 4 GB drives. Early next year probably.
No new digital lifestyle device (something to go along with Airport Express - a remote perhaps?) until after the first of the year.

Steve will most likely say hello via iChat and either introduce the new iMac (as one is also be rolled up on stage) or will be sitting by one talking to Phil at the end of the Keynote.

My 2 cents.
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post #39 of 132
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Originally posted by Messiahtosh
Now I know you did not mean to offend, and when people get mad at you on a message board, a lot goes through your mind. You want to tell them to shut the fuck up and let them know how idiotic they are for not understanding your point of view, but....people do not like it when terminal/and or regular illnesses are the subject of a weird parody.

My mom had cancer you know, and I bet many other people here know people that have had it, or have even had it themselves.

Now I know I am not the most sparkling clean member here, but that sort of stuff is off limits. It's just something you don't do...\

Well, I am terribly sorry for your loss, and anyone else's. I too have had several close family members stricken with various cancers (two of which have died). But, I 100% disagree with you. First, I had no interest to "tell them to shut the fuck up" (or use profanity), and I had no interest in making light of terminal illnesses. Anyone who thought I did has much bigger problems.

And let's be real here, Steve's type of pancreatic cancer is not any more "terminal" than herpes, or any other illness that, left unchecked for years will kill you. Are you seriously suggesting that any oddball, indirect reference to STD's is "crossing the line", or "off limits" because someone may very well have had one, or know someone who died of it? Absurd. The entire notion of "off limits" makes me sick, especially when humor, creative works, public debate, etc are the context. I would never make light of YOUR pain, misery, etc, because I have sincere human compassion, even for those I don't know. But to try to tell me I can't have a free sense of humor, and the right to express that is "crossing the lines" if you ask me.

I can't believe anyone could actually take anything on these forums seriously enough to make issue of it.
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post #40 of 132
Whatever, faking cancer to start a vegan whatever....
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