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post #41 of 90
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
I think it's still too early to call. I think if we don't hear anything by Tuesday, March 28, then we'll be out of luck.

I would say by tomorrow April 21.
But hey Apple doesn't need to send an invitation. They could just announce anything they want without having a "special event" for that. People are just caught up by these special events.
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post #42 of 90
You do know it's March, so tomorrow would be March 21st?
post #43 of 90
I agree that there's still a chance for an invite to go out Tuesday or so, but the even better be great for such short notice. I think Apple needs to be more courteous of the media.
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post #44 of 90
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Originally posted by G_Warren
You do know it's March, so tomorrow would be March 21st?

Sorry man! I guess I lost track of the time!
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post #45 of 90
I'm starting to think that if there are going to be announcements, they are going to be either minor [ie- no event, just a site release] or closer to the end of April. Especially if it is MacBooks. The demand for a redesigned, Intel-based, consumer level Apple portable is going to be high. And if this is what's next for Apple, I can see them putting it off to build up a relatively high initial supply to cope with demand.

The fact that there hasn't been anything about any media outlets getting invites by this time would support this.

But again, this is all wild speculation. For all I know, on April first Apple will switch back to PowerPC and it won't be an April fools joke.
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post #46 of 90
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Well the latest Applesinsider article on widescreen iPods is saying June...... maybe there will be no event afterall.
post #47 of 90
But then when is the Mac Book going to be announced? When Apple announces the Mac Book it won't be a website update, but will be an event, and April is as good a time as any I guess. Fingers crossed.
post #48 of 90
Does anyone remember a report a little while back about something being introduced on April 1 of this year?

I totally remember.. maybe I just need to get back on the sauce.
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post #49 of 90
See my posting back at the beginning of this mad frothing--the "evidence" that there will be an event is sketchy at best.
post #50 of 90
Maybe some at Apple are sort of loping around going "Geez, man. I can't fucking believe I'm turning 30!"

And others are like "Dude, 30 is totally the new 20."
post #51 of 90
Sorry for being pessimistic.
But I don't think we'll see any event for April 1. Since nothing happened today.
But that doesn't mean we might not see any product announcement.
The thing is any new amazing product will have Steve introducing it. So as far as today it feels like April 1 will only be a anniversary page at Apple.com.
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post #52 of 90
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Originally posted by gugy
Sorry for being pessimistic.
But I don't think we'll see any event for April 1. Since nothing happened today.
But that doesn't mean we might not see any product announcement.
The thing is any new amazing product will have Steve introducing it. So as far as today it feels like April 1 will only be a anniversary page at Apple.com.

That's quite possible, but so far, AppleInsider's track record this year has been (more or less) on the mark... As long as AppleInsider predicts an event, I'll probably stick to that. But think about it: Steve is going to want to do the event April 4 (after April 1, when the quarter ends) because that's when he'll be able to announce the # macbooks sold, imacs sold, etc.
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post #53 of 90
Why are so many of you insistent on an event being BEFORE April 1? I would think it would make much more sense to say, "We turned 30 on Saturday, and now we want to celebrate. We've got some really great stuff for you today." Invitations for an April 4 event would need to go out no later than Tuesday, March 28. We still have a little less than a week, folks.
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post #54 of 90
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
Why are so many of you insistent on an event being BEFORE April 1? I would think it would make much more sense to say, "We turned 30 on Saturday, and now we want to celebrate. We've got some really great stuff for you today." Invitations for an April 4 event would need to go out no later than Tuesday, March 28. We still have a little less than a week, folks.

You slipped in there and corrected yourself before I had a chance to berate you...!

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post #55 of 90
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
Why are so many of you insistent on an event being BEFORE April 1? I would think it would make much more sense to say, "We turned 30 on Saturday, and now we want to celebrate. We've got some really great stuff for you today." Invitations for an April 4 event would need to go out no later than Tuesday, March 28. We still have a little less than a week, folks.

I thought it was because most likely Steve is going to go to India during the first week of April. But since the exact date is not known it could be an April 4th.

(this part is not directed at you but in general)

But I have a crazy idea why can't it be on April 1st?

I think this is a possibility since (tech) Tuesdays are usually days when a lot of product are introduced/updgraded, lots of rumors, news, etc. So why not do it on Saturday when tech news is non existent that way Apple and Steve can 100% of people attention?

Just because it's not the norm doesn't mean it can't be done, plus it also makes Apple seem more unique...

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post #56 of 90
It would be nice to have a big shebang for the 30th anniversary.. Regardless of what they do though, I think they'll make it special. Unless of course they do nothing in which case there'll be riots in the streets and the Earth will stop spinning.. Wow that was random..

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post #57 of 90
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Just a thought, but I wonder if a delay in the new iBooks (MacBook) would likely mean more people opting for the more expensive MacBook Pros. Also according to reports here on Appleinsider, productin of the Intel Mini has been scaled back a little to help with MacBook Pro demand - would Apple do something similar with the iBook?
post #58 of 90
Sad, I wanted there to be invites this week. Well, maybe next week?
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post #59 of 90
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Originally posted by xflare
Just a thought, but I wonder if a delay in the new iBooks (MacBook) would likely mean more people opting for the more expensive MacBook Pros. Also according to reports here on Appleinsider, productin of the Intel Mini has been scaled back a little to help with MacBook Pro demand - would Apple do something similar with the iBook?

I know if they don't introduce the MacBook soon, I'm going to end up blowing the money I've saved for it on a Windows laptop. MacBook Pros just seem far too big for someone like me that's looking to carry it around all the time.

I really want something either this week or next week tho. Apple fans deserve it!
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post #60 of 90
Just out of curiosity - Has anyone been in the conference room of the SoHo store in NY lately? 8)
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post #61 of 90
For those of you who want an iBook/MacBook, just buy an iBook now. Remember that a 13.3 inch laptop will be larger than a 12 inch laptop, a problem if you're concerned about size.
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post #62 of 90
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Originally posted by T'hain Esh Kelch
Just out of curiosity - Has anyone been in the conference room of the SoHo store in NY lately? 8)

why's that?
post #63 of 90
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Originally posted by HammerIntoApple
I know if they don't introduce the MacBook soon, I'm going to end up blowing the money I've saved for it on a Windows laptop. MacBook Pros just seem far too big for someone like me that's looking to carry it around all the time.

I really want something either this week or next week tho. Apple fans deserve it!

If you've been saving money for an Apple laptop then wait around and buy one. Far too many people on these boards are holding out buying a new computer based on RUMOURS. I purchased my 17" iMac G5 on a Sunday ... the following Tuesday Apple introduced the Intel iMac, and before too long, they dropped the 17" G5 and priced the 20" G5 at $1,499. Did I get burned - eh, kinda, but I got my new machine, it works for what I need it to do and I saved $200 in the process that went to buying the iLife and iWork upgrades. If you need a new computer, then buy one. You can still get 12" PB and iBooks from the store. If you don't need one, then wait for the Intels to come out, what do you have to lose from this?

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post #64 of 90
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If you've been saving money for an Apple laptop then wait around and buy one. Far too many people on these boards are holding out buying a new computer based on RUMOURS. I purchased my 17" iMac G5 on a Sunday ... the following Tuesday Apple introduced the Intel iMac, and before too long, they dropped the 17" G5 and priced the 20" G5 at $1,499. Did I get burned - eh, kinda, but I got my new machine, it works for what I need it to do and I saved $200 in the process that went to buying the iLife and iWork upgrades. If you need a new computer, then buy one. You can still get 12" PB and iBooks from the store. If you don't need one, then wait for the Intels to come out, what do you have to lose from this?

dude, you know you could have returned it and gotten a new intel imac b/c they have a policy that gives you 2 weeks if they 've introduced a new project
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dude, you know you could have returned it and gotten a new intel imac b/c they have a policy that gives you 2 weeks if they 've introduced a new project

Right, but they would have made me pay the $129 restocking fee since I had opened the box. Also, I'm 2 years out of a masters degree and all the programs I need and use run fine on the G5, so it's not like I lost anything by not going Intel now. I'll make the switch once I'm not so day-to-day dependent on my machine. I also do a lot of number crunching and mathematical computations for nuclear reactor design so I like having 64 bit support in certain applications for the extra accuracy.

I'm not saying going Intel is bad. I'm saying it's silly to hold out on a rumour. If you need the machine, you need the machine. Go buy it if you have the money. I personally don't see why the OP doesn't want to go with the MBP. Holding out to save some money and 1.7" (maybe) of screen space just wouldn't be worth it to me. If I had $2K, I'd drop it now on the MBP.

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post #66 of 90
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Originally posted by MacRonin
Steve is gonna need a new plane...

After all, it would not be prudent to continue traveling in a G5 while the company is transitioning to Intel...

;^p

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post #67 of 90
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Originally posted by AgNuke1707
I'm not saying going Intel is bad. I'm saying it's silly to hold out on a rumour. If you need the machine, you need the machine. Go buy it if you have the money. I personally don't see why the OP doesn't want to go with the MBP. Holding out to save some money and 1.7" (maybe) of screen space just wouldn't be worth it to me. If I had $2K, I'd drop it now on the MBP.

i hear that, but it's much more likely that there would be significant changes to the ibook line than the latest and greatest imac. but i hear what yo're saying.
post #68 of 90
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
For those of you who want an iBook/MacBook, just buy an iBook now. Remember that a 13.3 inch laptop will be larger than a 12 inch laptop, a problem if you're concerned about size.

Not necessarily.
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"Hi, I'm Steve Jobs. Have you ever been frustrated at your computer? Does it never do what you want? Do you spend hours on the phone trying to find out how to get simple things done? Does your computer crash all the time? Well, I'm here to tell you about a computer that's so much better than anything you've ever seen before. It never crashes. It's easy to use. And you can do what you want with it whenever you want..."

{...}

"...so you can use a Mac to import movies from your camera, edit them, and burn them to a DVD. How much would you pay for a computer that can do all that? And remember, that's not all it can do: it can edit movies, manage your music collection, and print your photographs. But, wait, there's more..."

{...}

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{...}

"But wait. If you call to order within 15 minutes of this infomercial, we'll throw in this iPod leather case, worth $99, absolutely free!"



(And finally, we realise the truth. The iPod Leather Case isn't there to sell, it's because Apple needs an "expensive" free gift to include when it starts on the infomercials. Now we know.)
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"Hi, I'm Steve Jobs. Have you ever been frustrated at your computer? Does it never do what you want? Do you spend hours on the phone trying to find out how to get simple things done? Does your computer crash all the time? Well, I'm here to tell you about a computer that's so much better than anything you've ever seen before. It never crashes. It's easy to use. And you can do what you want with it whenever you want..."

{...}

"...so you can use a Mac to import movies from your camera, edit them, and burn them to a DVD. How much would you pay for a computer that can do all that? And remember, that's not all it can do: it can edit movies, manage your music collection, and print your photographs. But, wait, there's more..."

{...}

"But don't take our word for it, take a listen to these genuine testomials."

"I was trying to save my document, and it was, like, beep beep beep, and it was all gone. But then I got a Mac and it never lost my documents. Thanks Apple Macintosh!"

{...}

"But wait. If you call to order within 15 minutes of this infomercial, we'll throw in this iPod leather case, worth $99, absolutely free!"



(And finally, we realise the truth. The iPod Leather Case isn't there to sell, it's because Apple needs an "expensive" free gift to include when it starts on the infomercials. Now we know.)


Hahahaha..
Steve the Salesman, that's just so corny.. But the odd thing is, there's a hint of possibility.

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post #71 of 90
Maybe these invitations will come today ?
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post #72 of 90
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Originally posted by DHagan4755
Maybe these invitations will come today ?

My guess is mid to late next week, for the following tuesday! (4th)
"Come visit us for our 30th birthday celebrations!"
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post #73 of 90
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Originally posted by Ireland
My guess is mid to late next week, for the following tuesday! (4th)
"Come visit us for our 30th birthday celebrations!"

No. If Apple celebrates its 30th birthday it will be on the 1st, matching the day they were incorporated. The 4th will be to late. Besides birthdays need parties and Saturday is a better party day than Tuesday.

The problem is that parties need advance notice. That means that next week Apple should be announcing the parties and any products that they will be releasing. But where is the heads-up to the press? The press is needed to get the word out. This makes me wonder if something is wrong. Maybe the 30th anniversary device/software is movie related and Apple has failed to come to terms with the movie studios. Or maybe something else is wrong, like the device is no good.
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post #74 of 90
there will be no new products on april 1st.

there will be an announcement that the pro apps are shipping as universal binaries.

and an anniversary sale at the apple stores. 10% off and surprise goody bags.

that's it.
post #75 of 90
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Originally posted by pesi
there will be no new products on april 1st.

there will be an announcement that the pro apps are shipping as universal binaries.

and an anniversary sale at the apple stores. 10% off and surprise goody bags.

that's it.

Funny!

But seriously I agree with "aresee" in that I would love it to be on the the 1st!
But I still believe it will be on the 4th!
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post #76 of 90
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Originally posted by pesi
there will be no new products on april 1st.

there will be an announcement that the pro apps are shipping as universal binaries.

and an anniversary sale at the apple stores. 10% off and surprise goody bags.

that's it.

I concur.
post #77 of 90
We'll wait see, we're all guessing at this point!
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post #78 of 90
All I want for Apple's Birthday is a 17 inch MacBook Pro....please
post #79 of 90
how about its JUST 30% off on the online store THAT MORNING!

and im in line for a new imac and i'll miss it!
post #80 of 90
if it was a 30% discount i would be pissed...i JUST bought my new imac 2 weeks ago.
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