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Apple Computer in just a few hours will take the wraps off its first Intel-based Mac laptop and desktop computers, reliable sources have confirmed to AppleInsider.

Inline with predictions made by AppleInsider in November, the company at this year's Macworld Expo is expected to show both a new Intel iMac (17- and 20- inch) and the first 15-inch PowerBook. However, sources say Apple has decided to change the name of the PowerBook to "Mac Book Pro."

The new iMacs, which Apple chief Steve Jobs will use to demo new iLife and iWork applications, are expected to ship immediately. The 15-inch Mac Book Pro will be shown on stage and ship sometime next month, sources said.

Jobs' opening keynote is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am pacific time.
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Now I bet Buyers of the Rev.C iMac will be severely pissed... :3

Can´t wait to see the new ones, and the Powerbooks :3
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Apple did a great job of keepings things under wraps this time. Ive been looking for leaks for the past 30 days with little to show for it.

Why rename the Powerbook? Apple got its moneys worth when they hired the firm that came up with that name. Mac Book Pro sounds awkward. Dont mess with success.
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OMG! And end of an era if true.


The grapewine has been rumbling about 'MacBooks' though.. So...
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NEW iMACS? No way...

I call BullS**t.

This would alienate a lot of people, and doesn't make sense strategywise. Apple needs new laptops, and would likely not have the resources to

And yeah, I would be PO'd cuz I just got my 20" iMac last month.
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Originally posted by Denmaru
Now I bet Buyers of the Rev.C iMac will be severely pissed... :3

To early to tell. It depends on what they put in the new iMac and what software you need to run. I need to run a lot of software that is PowerPC only and will be for at least a year so an Intel iMac would be pointless.
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Looking forward to the announcements.

I've held out on the purchase of an Apple laptop since the Intel announcement last June. I'm ready to purchase today.
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Originally posted by Denmaru
Now I bet Buyers of the Rev.C iMac will be severely pissed... :3

Can´t wait to see the new ones, and the Powerbooks :3

I'd love to see the new ones.

Not me on the regrets. My PowerBook DL already paid for itself. Though, if I wanted to I could, but I don't see running my pro apps at 3/4 speed or whatever would be very beneficial to me...? I'll wait until Adobe streamlines all their interfaces (including Macromedia apps... except for Freehand, eh who cares about that thing? ) and ships Intel-native apps., along with every other project management, scheduling, billing, development, yadda, yadda, yadda applications ship Intel-native.

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Originally posted by baygbm
Why rename the Powerbook? Apple got its moneys worth when they hired the firm that came up with that name. Mac Book Pro sounds awkward. Dont mess with success.

Agreed. Mac Book Pro sounds like someone was playing with a marketing word dartboard.

At least they could have called it iPowerBook
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Originally posted by umijin
NEW iMACS? No way...

I call BullS**t.

This would alienate a lot of people, and doesn't make sense strategywise. Apple needs new laptops, and would likely not have the resources to

And yeah, I would be PO'd cuz I just got my 20" iMac last month.

Why? I also bought a 20" iMac last month and am extremely pleased with it and expect it to last several years before I need to upgrade. I also expect the software I really use to be no problem and fully expect at least a couple of upgrades during the PPC to Intel change over.

Even if a new Intel iMac comes out in a couple of hours, be happy, you have an extremely powerful, beautifully designed computer.
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Don't get me wrong, I like the flat panel iMac, actually own an iMac, and I like the Mac mini, but...........
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Don't get me wrong, I like the flat panel iMac, actually own an iMac, and I like the Mac mini, but...........
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post #11 of 50
Mac Book is a fine name... but I would miss "PowerBook"! The first Mac I (secretly) wanted when I still hated Macs was a PowerBook...
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Hot Damn!!!!!!!!!!!

Great but hopefully their will be some surprises still as well if this is true...

well maybe the name change "if true" signals that the new notebooks are up to speed more along the lines of a portable desktop.... think about it,macbook! like a power "MAC" the mac name sets it apart from other notebooks as being a real powerhouse worthy of the mac monikor....

BTW is it just me or is waiting for the macrumors keynote countdown ticking down like getting a bong hit....... wait wait wait "inhale.... ahhhhhh........."
jones..... jones..... jones oh yes wait... wait... "inhale.... ahhhhhhh......"

or am I just a geeked out drooling macfan?
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I too think it doesn't seem right to have an Intel iMac released today... unless if maybe the keep the PPC iMac for a while as well? Would that make sence? I don't know... it just seems to me like the iMac is enough of a pro machine that people using it would be using a lot of high-end apps that won't be intel-ized for a while yet.
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Steve needs to stop playing around with the damn software and get to the good stuff.
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Steve needs to stop playing around with the damn software and get to the good stuff.

yeah how much more hype and anticipation do we need?

Something like and heres........ "new macs etc." and here is the awesome stuff that will run on it. then the software.

"Hi, I'm Steve, welcome to my podcast of Super Secret Apple Rumors"

Is that a shot at us??? LOL Steve you tease,maybe this will lead into a and yes its true schpeale "like last time" and then into the new macs... here is hoping
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Steve Jobs has got some great sources for Crazy Apple Rumors!
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I think he's taking a shot at the idiots in these forums who say "That's not going to happen because it's not market-feasible" or whatever other bulls*** you guys come up with.
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post #18 of 50
New iMacintel! Core Duo! Yes!

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10:12 am\tFirst Mac with Intel processor today.

I just had an Inteligasm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but what about stickers?
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Originally posted by umijin
NEW iMACS? No way...

I call BullS**t.

This would alienate a lot of people, and doesn't make sense strategywise. Apple needs new laptops, and would likely not have the resources to

And yeah, I would be PO'd cuz I just got my 20" iMac last month.

Good thing you don't work for Apple.

gg.
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New iLife '06! New iWeb with photocasting and GarageBand with built in podcasting capabilites! Thank the lord I can finally create a web site... snif! (tears in eyes)

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OMG! And end of an era if true.


The grapewine has been rumbling about 'MacBooks' though.. So...

If this is true, that the 'Powerbook' moniker is to be replaced, it will be sorely missed. 'Mac Book Pro' just doesn't have the same ring to it. To inelegant.
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...iMacintel runs like a G5 now. No telling what the actual "speed" is comparable to at this time...

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Originally posted by Nautical
If this is true, that the 'Powerbook' moniker is to be replaced it will be sorely missed. Mac Book Pro just doesn't have the same elegance to it.

Absolutely true, but from a marketing standpoint it makes perfect sense. If they could have called it the Similar-to-an-iPod-BookPro, I think they would've.

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Originally posted by SpamSandwich
...iMacintel runs like a G5 now. No telling what the actual "speed" is comparable to at this time...

2-3x faster with Intel Core Duo processor. Each processor is faster than the G5. 10.2 on iMac G5/32.6 on iMac Core Duo. 3.2x faster. FPU (13.0/27.1 for 2.1x). Every iMac now has dual processors.

Makes sense, iMac was the only single proc G5 with powermacs being dual core. If it's that much faster, why not go ahead?

Hopefully powerbook is one more thing. If intelmac is that fast, hopefully new powermacs well before the end of the year.
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Steve's talking about the PowerBook now. Looks like Appleinsider dominates the rumor sites once again. ThinkSecret continues its downward spiral.

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Originally posted by nagromme
Mac Book is a fine name... but I would miss "PowerBook"! The first Mac I (secretly) wanted when I still hated Macs was a PowerBook...

Power is associated with PowerPC. So I suppose ot makes sense. MacBook Pro isn't as bad as Mac Book Pro - anyway it's announced, 5x faster and who cares about the name - I want one. Finally the big PowerBook update is here!
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No more Powerbook!

15.4inch LCD. bright as cinemas.
Hair thinner than the 17".
Fastest notebook ever.
2 processors in every Macbook pro.
Intel duo Core.
New laptop computer.

Today - MacBook Pro!

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post #29 of 50
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For years intel chips have been bored in a PC"

HEH HEH what a statement!!!!!! I love Steve.......

about the new macbook: shock and awe the hammer just HIT!!!!

but what about stickers and the G monikor?????
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Looks like the MacBook Pro lost Firewire 800 and PCMCIA. It still has Firewire 400 and now something called ExpressCard/34 which looks smaller.

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post #31 of 50
I guess this means that future iBooks will be renamed too. To MacBook or MacBook Home or something. This means that all future Mac computers will have 'Mac' in their names. Apple is strenghtening their focus on the Mac-brand.
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I really hate the name of the MacBook. Trying to make people think the processor has nothing to do with what make the Mac great why did they have to change the name. Powerbook started with the very first laptop with the original 68K processor it had nothing to do with the PPC.

I was part of the PB team and remember going through the entire naming of the product line and everyone loved the Powerbook name when it was first heard. We also considered the Macbook name and we thought it was way too obvious of name that this what made Powerbook so much better.

I can not beleive Jobs changed the name, it was probably because it was not his idea...
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Originally posted by g3pro
Good thing you don't work for Apple.

gg.

OK - I eat crow on this one. Wonder if my restocking fees will be worth the switch.

But who the hell will buy an iMac G5 if they don't lower the price?
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MacBook nano? iMacBook?
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Originally posted by 1984
Looks like the MacBook Pro lost Firewire 800 and PCMCIA. It still has Firewire 400 and now something called ExpressCard/34 which looks smaller.

Expresscard is replacing cardbus. It is the PCI Express version of PCMCIA. E/34 slots accept two different sized cards.

Apple's done well with the laptop. It should be competitive with your garden variety PC
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MacBook nano? iMacBook?

MacBook probably.
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has anyone noticed...there is no mention of battery life
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So what will the new PowerMacs be called?
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post #39 of 50
so apple switches to intel processors and still offers slower chips than what are made. ridiculous. this is a powerbook (or "macbook pro" as they so eloquently put it) costing over $2000 yet it has the speeds in acer's budget line. ridiculous. couldnt they at least redesign the thing ??? the hardware STILL sucks
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Originally posted by Northgate
So what will the new PowerMacs be called?

Mac Pro
apple line will look something like this:
- Mac Pro
- MacBook Pro
new subnotebook:
- MacBook mini or
- MacBook nano

- iMac
- iBook

- Mac mini
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