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post #81 of 132
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Originally posted by Chris Cuilla
...does anyone take it on vacation and use more that five MiniDV tapes? Maybe. Maybe not. ...

Ah, but you want the initial model to be kinda small (e.g. 5GB iPod) so that it's cheaper and creates demand for future, bigger units.
post #82 of 132
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Originally posted by Bancho
I'm not a big fan of making videos on vacation. It gets in the way of actually enjoying the vacation .

I agree.


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I think my deal with it is that with such capacity I would want the recorded video stored safely on a removable piece (or more) of media rather than hoping I've got enough space on my main computer for 60GB worth of data.

I agree.

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As you already said, the tech exists to make this reality. Now we just need to know what the point of it is and what would actually set it apart from the multitude of existing cameras already on the market.

True. And maybe there is no point. Just because something CAN be done, doesn't mean it SHOULD be. Apple seems to realize this.
post #83 of 132
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Originally posted by Placebo
I'd personally like to see the Geforce 6800 to be confirmed as shipping by the end of September.



Announcing Doom3 for Mac in partnership with Id would be nice, but no shit it's not going to happen.


It really isn't worth the wait. Its a pretty game but pretty dull.

Value announcing HL2 for Mac would be a nice.
post #84 of 132
My Predictions:

1) G5 iMac
2) 60 Gig Video iPod - Allow importing of iMovies onto iPod and plays on TV through Tv inputs.
3) iSight 2
4) Tiger updates and hopefully a new CONSUMER application making it worth buying. iChat Conference features aren't enough in my opinion.
5) 250+ Wireless Network Hard Drive
6) 2 New .Mac features - they will need something new and compelling for the upcoming renewal season.
7) Xsan demonstration
8) iMovie update with some low level Motion features.
9) Phone/Answering Machine Software - This is a candidate for 1 of the new .Mac features/integration.
post #85 of 132
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Originally posted by Bancho
I'm not a big fan of making videos on vacation. It gets in the way of actually enjoying the vacation .

I know! Or taking pictures at DisneyWorld. You end up more concerned about not getting the camera wet on Splash Mountain than enjoying the trip. hehe

I'm done trying to document vacations.
post #86 of 132
I'd like people to post what they have NOW (computer/iPod/PDA/Whatever) when they post some of this crap.

I'm willing to be that the folks pining for all of this Pie-In-The-Sky UooberKrap (Supersized iPods/Video Thingess/MagicFantasic Tablet-o-matic) have some of the *oldest*/low spec Apple products available

Can you really take seriously the unrealistic stuff that gets posted/predicted(wished for, more like it) from someone thats pimpin' an iMacDV400, 1G iPod and a 1Megapixel HP camera?

There is GOOD STUFF out there now kids...you just have to part with the ducats.

My prediction is for:

1. iMac G5 that no one here will like, but Apple will sell a lot of.
2. A boring rehash of a non-existant version of MacOS X 10.4, made for keynote showoff...(unlike the crap Apple foisted on us dev's....grrr)
3. some damned gadgety thing that I will buy and enjoy, and YOU will bellyache about cost/size/phase of the moon


My crap:

2x2Ghz G5 .5 Gig Ram 2 160GB drives 20" Cinema Display iPod 3G (ugh! stupid buttons) 20GB Silver iPod Mini and assorted other crap
post #87 of 132
I'm still waiting for some sort of useful implementation on the Inkwell technology that came out so many years ago. It'd be nice to see some sort of uber-portable computer with a touch sensitive screen; more than a palm or pocketpc, but not necessarily as much power as an iBook.
post #88 of 132
i think apple will unvail triple monitor support for professinals using dual graphics card technolgy. This would be useful for health care pros, as suggested that something around this area would be unvailed.

check here http://www.apple.com/fr/
post #89 of 132
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Originally posted by RnSK
I'd like people to post what they have NOW (computer/iPod/PDA/Whatever) when they post some of this crap.

My crap:

2x2Ghz G5 .5 Gig Ram 2 160GB drives 20" Cinema Display iPod 3G (ugh! stupid buttons) 20GB Silver iPod Mini and assorted other crap

PowerBook G4, 1GHz, 512 RAM, 60 GB. iPod 3G (15 GB), 4.1 Megapixel canon camera

I WANT A DAMN TABLET, DAMNIT. hehehe Hope you heard, me Steve-o.
post #90 of 132
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Originally posted by Ensign Pulver
I honestly didn't understand a word of this.

OK , here a new version. I hope it will be more clear.

There will be an annoucement at Apple Paris, and Apple already announced that a new Imac is on the way.

Generally SJ is presenting the keynote, in case of big announcements. This year it's not the case, because of his pancreatic surgery, but it's not a reason why the presentation of the new Imac will be delayed. The new Imac was scheduled to be announced and shipped two months ago. Unluckily the lack of some componements (certainly the PPC 970 fx) did not allow it. Now it's urgent for Apple to announce it. Some others big guy of Apple like Phil Schiller will do the keynote. Afterall phil is the dolphin of Steve Jobs (dolphin was the name given to the prince who will take the throne after the king death) and it's time for him to be under the spotlights.
When you discover that you have a cancer (and even if you have the best chances to be cured), you are becoming aware, that you will not be here forever, and that you have to prepare the future.

edit : replace the word dolphin by Dauphin. In french dauphin is the word dolphin. The dauphin use to live in the dauphine (Grenoble aera, and a small town namend Crolles), and was represented by a dolphin.
Sorry for this confusion : sometimes there is no need to translate words
post #91 of 132
My guess:
The iMac will have a optional detachable 17" & 20" LCD displays.

This is the only possible way for Apple to hit the sweet spot of $1000. This would be a bare bones 1.6 GHZ G5 without a display. Even this is a stretch.

$700 and $1000 extra for a 17" and 20" LCD displays respectively. Perhaps they will have a special connector which will make it work only with the iMac. Apple has a history of doing stuff like that. Or, it may just have no "legs" so it's either iMac or wall mountable only.

I feel it in my bones...this is the future direction of the iMac.
post #92 of 132
I think that Schiller may not be such a shoe-in for the passing of the torch, from Jobs to him. We'll see, but I just think by the time Jobs leaves, there ought to be a younger, experienced, and more charismatic and genuine candidate for Apple's top job.
post #93 of 132
When I returned home earlier today my new copy of MacUser (UK) was waiting for me. They have details of the new iMac, and the unusual thing is that their coverage of Paris is all written in the past tense.

Either they know something we don't, or they're (uncharacteristically) sticking their necks out on this one...

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OK, can I have my matte Apple display, now?
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post #94 of 132
Hi guys,

My prediction is about the same as I posted a few weeks ago.

Purely based on Steve's hint at a half dome during the Spotlight demo during WWDC I think the iMac will feature a 17 and 20 inch LCD attached to a half-dome by a hinge similar to the one on the new displays. It will be aluminium and will be available in the same colours as the iPod mini.

Using the latest in rendering technology I made the following illustrations:

Code:


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|________| <---- with kind of hard to see speakers
on each side.




So there you go...

If I'm right maybe I should go out and buy some better render software...

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Bozonator
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post #95 of 132
So if you really have the details from MacUser, SPILL 'EM!

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Originally posted by Messiah
When I returned home earlier today my new copy of MacUser (UK) was waiting for me. They have details of the new iMac, and the unusual thing is that their coverage of Paris is all written in the past tense.

Either they know something we don't, or they're (uncharacteristically) sticking their necks out on this one...

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post #96 of 132
I have a feeling all they are going to announce is 1.8 Ghz iMacs. Perhaps a new device that uses the new 60 GB hard drive, but I doubt it.
post #97 of 132
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Originally posted by Cougar
I have a feeling all they are going to announce is 1.8 Ghz iMacs. Perhaps a new device that uses the new 60 GB hard drive, but I doubt it.

Hmmm ... I hope you're wrong here. I've been reading about a 1.6 (education only), a 1.8 and a 2.0. Some of the reasoning given for the 2.0 is pretty persuasive as well; it has to do with the late release of the machine.

Ah well, only 12 hours or so until we all know for sure!
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post #98 of 132
There's nothing new on the MacUser UK site today. On Friday they posted the story abolut the iMac in the Paris lift and said "it has the air of authenticity"!!!!!! Tsk, tsk.
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post #99 of 132
Where is junkyard dawg when you need him?
post #100 of 132
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Originally posted by bangstudios
Hmmm ... I hope you're wrong here. I've been reading about a 1.6 (education only), a 1.8 and a 2.0. Some of the reasoning given for the 2.0 is pretty persuasive as well; it has to do with the late release of the machine.

Ah well, only 12 hours or so until we all know for sure!

I hope I am wrong, too. But ThinkSecret's specs seem very realistic, and when they do post specs they are just about always right. 1.8 will be an expected dissappointment, 2.0 will be a happy suprise!
post #101 of 132
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Originally posted by Cougar
I hope I am wrong, too. But ThinkSecret's specs seem very realistic, and when they do post specs they are just about always right. 1.8 will be an expected dissappointment, 2.0 will be a happy suprise!

Here's the specs posted on Applebuzz:

Single G5 processors across the board, from 1.6 to 2.0 GHz
17" or 20" integrated LCD displays
80 or 160 GB hard drives. Only one internal HD
Combo or SuperDrive (also only one internal optical drive)
256 or 512MB RAM standard. Two RAM slots.
geForce 5200 or ATI 9600XT graphics hardware
A true all-in-one form factor. No more "sunflower"

I also saw mention of a 2.0 GHz iMac on MOSR, so look at all of this with strong skepticism!
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post #102 of 132
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Originally posted by monkeyastronaut
PowerBook G4, 1GHz, 512 RAM, 60 GB. iPod 3G (15 GB), 4.1 Megapixel canon camera

I WANT A DAMN TABLET, DAMNIT. hehehe Hope you heard, me Steve-o.


ENOUGH with the TABLET crap people. Tablet computers offer *nothing* greater than a !" or so thick laptop does, and LACK the one thing that would make a them useful: a freakin' keyboard.

What's more, Apple, knowing this, knows also that they can bring *nothing* to the table to "improve" tablet "computing" but OS X...and even that won't help because...

Tablet computing sucks. Its not MS's fault...its just...

Bad

-K
post #103 of 132
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Originally posted by satchmo
My guess:
The iMac will have a optional detachable 17" & 20" LCD displays.

This is the only possible way for Apple to hit the sweet spot of $1000. This would be a bare bones 1.6 GHZ G5 without a display. Even this is a stretch.

Might not be aware of this, but I don't think *Apple* has *any* interest in hitting this mythical "sweet spot" WHATSOEVER.

There is no, none, nada ZERO indication in anything Apple has done with the iMac line outside of the stripped Indigo's of the late 90's that has even remotely *hinted* that Apple has any notion or interest in this space with the iMac line *whatsoever*

-K
post #104 of 132
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Originally posted by RnSK
Might not be aware of this, but I don't think *Apple* has *any* interest in hitting this mythical "sweet spot" WHATSOEVER.

There is no, none, nada ZERO indication in anything Apple has done with the iMac line outside of the stripped Indigo's of the late 90's that has even remotely *hinted* that Apple has any notion or interest in this space with the iMac line *whatsoever*

-K

um. except for apple saying several times including the last financial conference call that the iMac was not selling well do to being priced above the "sweet spot" of 999 and that they don't have a strong offering there.

they have said that several times now. so, there is indication
post #105 of 132
You're on crack...( ok, well that's a bit much...sorry)

Apple has made, and has been selling like nuts, a G4 consumer machine well under that price.


Look people, Apple isn't going to make a G5 for less than a grand with PCI Slot/Slots for you to swap stuff in and out of.

NOBODY buys the Low End so they can upgrade it latter...Apple's own sales numbers show this...time and time again.

I guess if some of you guys were in "the biz" a lot more of what you say here would be sensible

-K
post #106 of 132
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Originally posted by monkeyastronaut

I WANT A DAMN TABLET, DAMNIT. hehehe Hope you heard, me Steve-o.

Why? Seriously.
post #107 of 132
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Originally posted by RnSK
You're on crack...( ok, well that's a bit much...sorry)

Apple has made, and has been selling like nuts, a G4 consumer machine well under that price.


Look people, Apple isn't going to make a G5 for less than a grand with PCI Slot/Slots for you to swap stuff in and out of.

NOBODY buys the Low End so they can upgrade it latter...Apple's own sales numbers show this...time and time again.

I guess if some of you guys were in "the biz" a lot more of what you say here would be sensible

-K

and you're an idiot.

all you have to do is listen to the last conference call to be proven wrong

dont tell me im on crack when i say correct you on something
post #108 of 132
Thread Starter 
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Why? Seriously.

Is this your first time on the internet?
post #109 of 132
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by RnSK
You're on crack...( ok, well that's a bit much...sorry)

Apple has made, and has been selling like nuts, a G4 consumer machine well under that price.


Look people, Apple isn't going to make a G5 for less than a grand with PCI Slot/Slots for you to swap stuff in and out of.

NOBODY buys the Low End so they can upgrade it latter...Apple's own sales numbers show this...time and time again.

I guess if some of you guys were in "the biz" a lot more of what you say here would be sensible

-K


You mean because you don't want one no one else in the world should want one? how old are you -- 9 years old or something?
post #110 of 132
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Originally posted by RnSK
ENOUGH with the TABLET crap people. Tablet computers offer *nothing* greater than a !" or so thick laptop does, and LACK the one thing that would make a them useful: a freakin' keyboard.

What's more, Apple, knowing this, knows also that they can bring *nothing* to the table to "improve" tablet "computing" but OS X...and even that won't help because...

Tablet computing sucks. Its not MS's fault...its just...

Bad

-K

Not as you know them. I think of tablets are a desktop mirror. Not as a tabletpc kind of thing. That'd be useful, or an iReader where you can read docs on the go, anyway, this has been discussed to death in other threads. I'm kinda lazy to type now.
post #111 of 132
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Originally posted by ArticulatedArm
You mean because you don't want one no one else in the world should want one? how old are you -- 9 years old or something?

Actually, I'm 35.

That being said...

Look at the numbers. The vocal types that frequent these forums time and time again whine about the same old Apple pricing or whatever.

When Apple produces a line of machines with something on the bottom, its always 'too crippled' or whatever...no one buys them. The demand is always for the high end (especially in the pro space) and the prosumer machines don't sell.

Look at the numbers. Apple always has the "$800 off" offering, but thats not what people, according to the sales, really want. Folks always talk about the pricing, but never want the compromises required for Apple to produce machines in that range.

And seeing that trend, Apple forges ever forward with "The Plan."

Like they will tomorrow

-K
post #112 of 132
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Originally posted by monkeyastronaut
Not as you know them. I think of tablets are a desktop mirror. Not as a tabletpc kind of thing. That'd be useful, or an iReader where you can read docs on the go, anyway, this has been discussed to death in other threads. I'm kinda lazy to type now.

Thin clients have also proven to be a failure pretty much, in the space that would benefit most from them. Sounds like you are describing a consumer sort of wireless thin clent.

Assure you if Apple made one to Apple spec, it would be at least "$300 too much."

-K
post #113 of 132
so, is anyone going to go directory-diving later tonight at time canada?

just sayin'...
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You're made to feel as if your love's a crime.
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.
Gotta kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.

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Gotta kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.

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post #114 of 132
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Originally posted by RnSK
Thin clients have also proven to be a failure pretty much, in the space that would benefit most from them. Sounds like you are describing a consumer sort of wireless thin clent.

Assure you if Apple made one to Apple spec, it would be at least "$300 too much."

-K

well, i've never complained about apple's pricing.

i believe you get what you pay for
post #115 of 132
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Originally posted by rok
so, is anyone going to go directory-diving later tonight at time canada?

just sayin'...


Heheheheh

Nice one
post #116 of 132
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Originally posted by Powerdoc
Afterall phil is the dolphin of Steve Jobs (dolphin was the name...

dauphin...it's phil, not phlipper.

td
post #117 of 132
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Originally posted by monkeyastronaut
well, i've never complained about apple's pricing.

i believe you get what you pay for

I believe this as well. I also don't believe Apple could design somethng like that to meet the pricing...requirements...of enough folks to pay for what they could, and would, mass-produce. *Everything* matters to Apple, and I just don't think they have it in them to make the compromises they'd have to to get it done, ya' know?

The iPod is about as "bad" a machine as Apple could ever eek out for that dollar amount. If they were a different company, had different "corporate DNA"...then maybe.

But I think the folks that run Apple have limitations to what they are willing to produce, or allow others to do so, with their name on it.

I've never seen a $400 computing product of Apple calibre...ever. 'Cept for the iPod.

Like that comedian says... "there's yer sign."
post #118 of 132
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Originally posted by applenut
and you're an idiot.

all you have to do is listen to the last conference call to be proven wrong

dont tell me im on crack when i say correct you on something

Ah but you haven't, really...at least until we see what happens tomorrow...

because those calls are for folks that want to speculate on stock, at least coming from Apple. They really don't use them as "Roadmaps" like other companies do...nor could they anyway.

The *record* speaks volumes tho...or like the old folks say:

"actions speak louder than words."

If Apple sphincters a $999 AIO G5 iMac I got no problem coming back here and saying "I was wrong...sooo wrong. I couldn't have been more wrong if my name was Wrongy Wrongenstein!" (Man I love Penn Gillette...heheh)

Somehow tho'...I'm thinking it just won't be an issue...Apple will come thru with a kicazz AIO thats just about $300 - $400 more than "the Gallery" would like

-K
post #119 of 132
I think that Steve Jobs will be the one last thing as he appears from his new iMac using the new iSight with tiger showing off the h.264 support. He than shows off the iMac. Also, since these 60gb hard drive's are so small, couldn't you take them and use them in a computer? Couldn't you stick one of those suckers in a powerbook, and now have a much smaller, less power consuming hd with fewer heat emissions? Possibly leaving room for a g5?
post #120 of 132
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Originally posted by brianru
Couldn't you stick one of those suckers in a powerbook, and now have a much smaller, less power consuming hd with fewer heat emissions? Possibly leaving room for a g5?

'member that announced, but quietly pulled "Home on iPod" Panther feature?

Well besides the (very intellegent) decision to not position the iPod as a "hard drive with a screen that plays music" the other problem is performance. Those drives are pokey man, and have a lower MTBF than the bigger ones.

If you have an iPod mini, what I'm talking about is thrown into even sharper relief.

so while it would be technically possible, I don't think that the performance/feel would be up to Apple standards...so I couldn't seem them engineering something like that.

But you're *thinking*...a welcome change indeed

-K
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