Okay, no G5. And some of you better get used to that idea or I'm afraid of a massive wrist-slitting ritual from some of you come MWSF!
G4 will break the GHz barrier (only about time!) and hard drive bumps.
Nothing on iBook or TiBook...they were just revved, for crying out loud! Some of you people actually thinking Apple is getting down to three month revision cycles are losing it.
A new iApp, dealing with digital photography.
The big star of the show will be a new iMac. It will be an LCD model and it will sport a combo drive. But no G4...just a high (800MHz or so) G3. But a combo drive will be an option, and it'll ship with a better video card.
The iMac will finally get its long-awaited redesign/revamp and we will all rejoice.
However, being Apple, they won't do the expected or what they SHOULD (that is, make it look all cool and white and glossy like it's laptop cousin, the iBook). No, they'll do something totally stupid to make it look weirder than it should, like a dark purple anondized enclosure or something completely out of left field that NOBODY IS ASKING FOR, when the answer is staring them right in the face and looks great: glossy, clean iBook white.
Mark my words. I'd bet my left lung that as cool as the new iMac will be, there will be one major shortcoming or glaring omission that will keep it from being the ultimate all-in-one (it'll come in an ugly color, it'll have a lame-ass, substandard video card, it won't have speakers built in, etc.).
It's Apple, folks. And as much as I love them and as cool as their stuff is (and at this point I'd never use anything else but a Mac), but fact is they have an IMPECCABLE record here lately that for every cool step forward, they take a half-step or full step backward in another area and drop the ball in some unbelievable, jaw-dropping way.
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