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Ireland a troll? He's a complete nutcase and in need of sedatives, but he's hardly a troll.
post #82 of 188
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Ireland a troll? He's a complete nutcase and in need of sedatives, but he's hardly a troll.

Not you again!
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post #83 of 188
I'll keep that in mind next time I defend you again
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Originally posted by Phat Bastard
This theory for predicting when Apple releases new products sounds intriguing. But what I want to know is how often does Apple release lots of software updates like you describe but there is NOT a following hardware upgrade?

Good point and it is certainly a factor. It is getting increasingly more difficult to discern from a regular stream/averaging of updates and a collective strategic grouping. The reason is that as time passes, Apple continues to release and maintain more and more products. So, the bad news here is that after using this phenomena for a good 3 years, it has become less and less discernible. It could eventually become less and less reliable as time goes on.

If you look back at the last year of updates I just posted, you will notice that one of the small groupings only has 4 or 5 updates over the course of a 1 week period. That was a tough call because the weeks leading up to it, as I recall, had like 2 updates for each of the weeks. So the grouping was less discernible.


But, at this point there does still seem to be an observable grouping preceding hardware releases.

Of course, it could also be just a coincidence.
post #85 of 188
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Originally posted by rongold
Good point and it is certainly a factor. It is getting increasingly more difficult to discern from a regular stream/averaging of updates and a collective strategic grouping. The reason is that as time passes, Apple continues to release and maintain more and more products. So, the bad news here is that after using this phenomena for a good 3 years, it has become less and less discernible. It could eventually become less and less reliable as time goes on.

If you look back at the last year of updates I just posted, you will notice that one of the small groupings only has 4 or 5 updates over the course of a 1 week period. That was a tough call because the weeks leading up to it, as I recall, had like 2 updates for each of the weeks. So the grouping was less discernible.


But, at this point there does still seem to be an observable grouping preceding hardware releases.

Of course, it could also be just a coincidence.

I agree, and I think a hardware release will be soon!
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post #86 of 188
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Originally posted by Ireland
I agree, and I think a hardware release will be soon!

At least in powerbooks and ibooks (macbook pro and macbook)... And theres something else: for how long have we been earing rumors of an apple cell phone? More... is Apple really bying Palm?


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At least in powerbooks and ibooks (macbook pro and macbook)... And theres something else: for how long have we been earing rumors of an apple cell phone? More... is Apple really bying Palm?


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Who said Apple was buying palm? I would love an iPhone! You just know the thing will be sweet.
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post #88 of 188
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Originally posted by Ireland
Who said Apple was buying palm? I would love an iPhone! You just know the thing will be sweet.

Apple is not buying Palm. At least not right now. They have looked into the purchase in the past, but it has never worked out.

As far as an Apple phone or an iPhone, there have been rumors ever since the second or third generation of iPods.
post #89 of 188
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Originally posted by Ireland
I agree, and I think a hardware release will be soon!

Apple will release when they are ready. We have to understand that they MAY not be willing to release anything until the 18th, that is after Easter and presumably the day after the final judgement (which I guess is looking like it may not be until the 17th) of the Apple vs. Apple court case. They will be able to put this issue behind them and then move forward with out any worries or fallout of public opinion and actions.

In regards to this case, it doesn't SEEM that Apple Computer has anything to worry about this time around. Their case seems pretty solid whereas Apple Corps case seems pretty self serving.
post #90 of 188
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Originally posted by opnsource
Apple is not buying Palm. At least not right now. They have looked into the purchase in the past, but it has never worked out.

As far as an Apple phone or an iPhone, there have been rumors ever since the second or third generation of iPods.

Actually the iPhone rumors started in '99, when apple registered the domain iPhone.org (16/Dec/99), they renewed it on the 14/Nov/2005. It's worth noting that apple only renewed the domain for one year, and it expires in Dec. '06. This is interesting, maybe this might help ease the rumors, maybe not!
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post #91 of 188
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Originally posted by Phat Bastard
But what I want to know is how often does Apple release lots of software updates like you describe but there is NOT a following hardware upgrade?

When they release beta software to run XP on a Mac.
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post #92 of 188
I think that there will be no hardware updates until after April 18th. The 19th is the day that Apple's quarter ends. They may want to have some buzz generated around that.

April 15th in the US is the day that Income Tax Returns must be filed. After that date some will receive their Income Tax Refund Check from the US Treasury.

That money is often used for a major purchase.

The 15th is a Saturday a day not usually reserved for introduction of new products. The 19th is a Wednesday. So, the Tuesday before the quarter ends and the first Tuesday after tax returns are in is 4/18

But, I am probably wrong as Apple constantly surprises me.

post #93 of 188
Current iBook update history:

Last update: 7/26/05

Apple has usually upgraded its iBook around the 3rd week in April to May for the last few years; last year being an exception probably due to the constraints of PowerPC G4 processors:

Monday, April 19, 2004
http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2004/...19084557.shtml

Tuesday, April 22, 2003
http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2003/...22103438.shtml

Monday, May 20, 2002
http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/...20065111.shtml
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post #94 of 188
It's worth noting that this thread is nearly a year old !!!
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post #95 of 188
Add Apple Remote Desktop 3 to the list. So April 18th?
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post #96 of 188
Apple, release the bloody Macbook already! The suspense is killing me and my money is burning a hole in my pocket!
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Yet another software update today, Aperture 1.1.
post #98 of 188
and now they've publicly released the latest java updates!

Apple, I want a bloody new laptop!
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Why I can not see the page
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Surefire Indicator That Apple Will Soon Release New Hardware;

1.) Dissapearing posts in a thread about soon to be released hardware.
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The amazing disappearing thread - Conspiracy, cock up or threat of legal action - You decide!
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The amazing disappearing thread - Conspiracy, cock up or threat of legal action - You decide!

I can post them again if you want.



April 3 - 20, 2006
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Mac (Intel) Firmware Update 1.0
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Mac mini (early 2006) Firmware Update 1.0
Mac OS X 10.4.6 for Intel (Universal)
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J2SE 5.0 Release 4 (PPC)
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iMac (early 2006) Firmware Update 1.0.1
MacBook Pro (early 2006) Firmware Update 1.0.1
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Then on April 24, 2006
17" Macbook Pro



My theory is that Apple has to clear the gates and assure the buying public that they are continuing to address these customers concerns and brings assurance that they are working for us. It goes a little bit farther than even updating software to correct any outstanding issues. In some cases it involves new trade-in programs (ie: scratched iPod finish issues, scrambled or distorted video issues with G5s) or even firmware updates, all in an effort to make sure everyone is happy so they can go on introducing new hardware without leaving purchasers of recent hardware out in the cold.
post #103 of 188
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Finally a resolution

April 24
17 inch MacBook Pro
post #104 of 188
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Here we go again.

Apr 24 - ?
GarageBand 3.0.2 Update
Xsan 1.3 Update
FileMaker Pro 8.0v2
FileMaker Pro 8.0v2 Advanced

May ?
New hardware of some sort.

Assuming they release another update or 2.
post #105 of 188
And again and again...
http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1705
They released a bunch of software/firmware updates...
..and it's time for the MacBook by now...
Come on, Apple
post #106 of 188
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Originally posted by rongold
It has happened everytime for the last 2-3 years. Apple releases an onslaught of software updates; THEN, the following week we see some new hardware.

Will it hold up after this weeks smattering of updates including iSync 2.1, Mac OS X 10.4.2, iPhoto 5.0.3, Airport 4.2, DVD Studio Pro 4.0.1, Final Cut Pro 5.0.2, SoundTrack Pro 1.0.1...

It clears the gates and assures the buying public that they are continuing to address these customers concerns and brings assurance that they are working for us.

Will my theory hold true? We shall see in a couple days.

Sure, the 17" MBP ships next week. Seems obvious enough.
post #107 of 188
I just paid for a new 4GB Nano

I can guarantee you that new Nano's will be released precisely 15 days after it is delivered!
post #108 of 188
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Originally posted by pbr
And again and again...
http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1705
They released a bunch of software/firmware updates...
..and it's time for the MacBook by now...
Come on, Apple

Ummm... they just reported on everything I had already listed here, and now your adding that list to my list?
post #109 of 188
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Originally posted by netdog
Sure, the 17" MBP ships next week. Seems obvious enough.

Well, it wasn't obvious until about a week before it was actually announced.

NOW it is obvious! Now that the "surefire indicator" has passed and the leak of this 17" MBP had hit the net - and then culminating this Monday with the actual announcement and release.
post #110 of 188
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It doesn't seem that Apple could possibly release many more software updates so soon as to follow up the previous 2 or 3 week's listing (probably the biggest in the history of Apple Computer).

BUT... the show goes on.

Get a load of this:


GarageBand 3.0.2 Update
Xsan Filesystem 1.3 for Mac OS X 10.3.9
Xsan 1.3 Uninstaller
Xsan Admin 1.3 Update
Xsan Filesystem 1.3 for Mac OS X 10.4
FileMaker Pro 8.0v2
FileMaker Pro 8.0v2 Advanced
Keynote 3.0.1
Pages 2.0.1
Apple Keyboard Update 1.0
Keynote Update 3.0.1v2
Pages Update 2.0.1v2


All in just 4 days time. I wouldn't think Apple would be releasing something else in the next week or two to folly up the new 17" MBP so quickly but one never knows.

According to my theory (though I would bet against it this time \ ), there IS something coming really soon.
post #111 of 188
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Originally posted by rongold
All in just 4 days time. I wouldn't think Apple would be releasing something else in the next week or two to folly up the new 17" MBP so quickly but one never knows.

According to my theory (though I would bet against it this time \ ), there IS something coming really soon.

I think Apple may be gearing up to release the new iBooks. Why is Apple's new "TV ad" campaign coming out next week (which LoopRumors.com, though not yet a reliable source, indicates will be Mac-related)? If the ad campaign is mac-focused, it makes sense to have the whole consumer product line converted (read: MacBook pros, iBooks, and iMacs) before it's run.
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post #112 of 188
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Originally posted by Mr. Dirk
I think Apple may be gearing up to release the new iBooks. Why is Apple's new "TV ad" campaign coming out next week (which LoopRumors.com, though not yet a reliable source, indicates will be Mac-related)? If the ad campaign is mac-focused, it makes sense to have the whole consumer product line converted (read: MacBook pros, iBooks, and iMacs) before it's run.

Commercial is gonna be for the new Apple tablet

;^p
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post #113 of 188
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Originally posted by MacRonin
Commercial is gonna be for the new Apple tablet

;^p

MacRonin I think you're on to something, but the intel may have gotten garbled in translation.
If they don't release the new 13" MacBook Pro and/or MacBooks soon, a lot of people on these forums are going to need a "tablet".
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post #114 of 188
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Originally posted by rongold
It doesn't seem that Apple could possibly release many more software updates so soon as to follow up the previous 2 or 3 week's listing (probably the biggest in the history of Apple Computer).

BUT... the show goes on.

Get a load of this

Another continuing onslaught:

April 24 - ???
GarageBand 3.0.2 Update
Xsan Filesystem 1.3 for Mac OS X 10.3.9
Xsan 1.3 Uninstaller
Xsan Admin 1.3 Update
Xsan Filesystem 1.3 for Mac OS X 10.4
FileMaker Pro 8.0v2
FileMaker Pro 8.0v2 Advanced
Keynote 3.0.1
Pages 2.0.1
Apple Keyboard Update 1.0
Keynote Update 3.0.1v2
Pages Update 2.0.1v2
Aperture 1.1.1
Logic Pro 7.2.1.


Means that the following week or two (May something-or-other, 2006)
Apple releases new hardware of some sort.

I would not have guessed but my theory says some sort of new hardware is coming really soon.
post #115 of 188
On the other hand, maybe they're just trying to get the current projects done and out of the way so that they can (a) take summer vacation, (b) get ready for WWDC.

Time to kill this thread already.
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post #116 of 188
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Originally posted by Programmer
Time to kill this thread already.

Why? Because it has already proven the theory's worth?

Lately I have mainly just been using it as a tally.
post #117 of 188
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Originally posted by rongold
Another continuing onslaught:

April 24 - ???
GarageBand 3.0.2 Update
Xsan Filesystem 1.3 for Mac OS X 10.3.9
Xsan 1.3 Uninstaller
Xsan Admin 1.3 Update
Xsan Filesystem 1.3 for Mac OS X 10.4
FileMaker Pro 8.0v2
FileMaker Pro 8.0v2 Advanced
Keynote 3.0.1
Pages 2.0.1
Apple Keyboard Update 1.0
Keynote Update 3.0.1v2
Pages Update 2.0.1v2
Aperture 1.1.1
Logic Pro 7.2.1.


Means that the following week or two (May something-or-other, 2006)
Apple releases new hardware of some sort.

I would not have guessed but my theory says some sort of new hardware is coming really soon.

They have done this in the past, but I think these are just necessary updates because some apps were not yet updated for intel Macs, and the rest were just bug fixes.
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post #118 of 188
let's see if tuesday proves him true.

I wouldn't lock this thread. I find it an interesting theory.

some statistics would be nice like
x= number of updates
y = frequency of updates prior to release

z= actual release date


let's see if there is a statistical correlation.


I would do it myself but I am statistically stunted.


post #119 of 188
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Originally posted by Esteban
MacRonin I think you're on to something, but the intel may have gotten garbled in translation.
If they don't release the new 13" MacBook Pro and/or MacBooks soon, a lot of people on these forums are going to need a "tablet".
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Fingers crossed for Tuesday; my wife desperately needs a new portable and can't stand the metallic MacBook Pro. TS has just updated their site to say May 9 is the MacBook release date. Hmmm....

 

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