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Apple Computer last week began to ship Mac Pro systems configured with ATI's Radeon X1900 XT. Meanwhile, the Mac maker has been ramping its next-generation iPod nano, fueling spot pricing increases for NAND flash memory. And yet another UK-based Apple retail store has turned up on radar.

First X1900 XT Mac Pros ship

The first Mac Pro systems built-to-order with ATI's 512MB Radeon X1900 XT graphics card have left Apple's overseas manufacturing facilities in the Far East.

Some of the system's earliest adopters received FedEx shipping confirmations this past Saturday, AppleInsider has been informed. The machines are expected to touch-down in the States following the Labor Day weekend.

Although Apple initially priced the 2 x dual-link DVI cards as a $350 built-to-order option, last week it quietly reduced the cost by $100 following receipt of the first production shipments from ATI.

Systems configured with the X1900 XT have been delayed since early August. And despite pushing a few out the door last week, Apple continues to list lead times for new X1900 XT-enabled Mac Pros at 3 to 4 weeks.

Apple ramping new iPod nano

Meanwhile, manufacturing ramp of the next-generation, metal-clad iPod nano has been underway for several weeks. The multi-million unit build order will run through December but has already triggered NAND flash price movements.

In a research note issued last week, Baird research analyst Tristan Gerra said 4Gb and 8Gb NAND flash modules have seen spot pricing increases of 2 - 3 percent as a result of Apple's ongoing activities.

"Samsung has informed customers that it will be raising NAND flash prices in September," Gerra told clients.

Apple building on UK retail presence

Moving on to Apple's retail front, a photo taken at the WestQuay Mall pretty much says it all:



The Southampton, UK-based shopping center is due to receive a narrow but multi-level Apple retail store some time in the coming months. According to tipsters, the store will be located about "half way up the main central section" of the shopping plaza.

Apple currently operates six retail stores throughout the UK, including two stores in London, one in Manchester, one in Birmingham, one in Kent and another in Sheffield.
post #2 of 37
Looking forward to the new Nano announcements. My iPod mini needs to be replaced
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"According to tipsters" Holy bat-cape
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post #4 of 37
Waiting eagerly for my Mac Pro and selling my nano.
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I want to be a tipster. How well does it pay? How much nonsense do I need to make up? Do I get to come up with funny pseudonyms for myself?
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Waiting eagerly for money so i can buy a new nano. Theres really no hope in selling mine for more than 25 bucks. its so scratched up. I just had to be cool and get the black one.
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Originally Posted by Chucker

I want to be a tipster. How well does it pay? How much nonsense do I need to make up? Do I get to come up with funny pseudonyms for myself?

It comes with a dental plan -- but only if you're an Enderle-class tipster. Beginners like you can expect a meal check once every week, redeemable at a Chinese takeout (in the Far East).
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It comes with a dental plan -- but only if you're an Enderle-class tipster. Beginners like you can expect a meal check once every week, redeemable at a Chinese takeout (in the Far East).

Sounds good. Where do I apply? Will I need a portfolio of junk I've written in the past, or will it suffice to point at various articles of Dvorak's?
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Originally Posted by Caribou Killa

Waiting eagerly for money so i can buy a new nano. Theres really no hope in selling mine for more than 25 bucks. its so scratched up. I just had to be cool and get the black one.

Have you tried polishing it? It's not too hard with the right polishing material. If it works and is usable, it should fetch a lot more than $25. Heck, several parts for a nano are probably worth that.
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The "Apple ramping new iPod nano" sub header appears over the retail store paragraph.
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argh, need a retail store in milton keynes......
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post #12 of 37
Oh yay. The nearest Apple store is 73 miles away now... Build one near (or in!) Bath, Apple, please! Bath and Bristol are the UK's media centers, every media compamy uses Macs around here. There are no Apple stores in the South West!
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Apple Computer last week began to ship Mac Pro systems configured with ATI's Radeon X1900 XT. Meanwhile, the Mac maker has been ramping its next-generation iPod nano, fueling spot pricing increases for NAND flash memory. And yet another UK-based Apple retail store has turned up on radar.

First X1900 XT Mac Pros ship

The first Mac Pro systems built-to-order with ATI's 512MB Radeon X1900 XT graphics card have left Apple's overseas manufacturing facilities in the Far East.

Some of the system's earliest adopters received FedEx shipping confirmations this past Saturday, AppleInsider has been informed. The machines are expected to touch-down in the States following the Labor Day weekend.

Although Apple initially priced the 2 x dual-link DVI cards as a $350 built-to-order option, last week it quietly reduced the cost by $100 following receipt of the first production shipments from ATI.

Systems configured with the X1900 XT have been delayed since early August. And despite pushing a few out the door last week, Apple continues to list lead times for new X1900 XT-enabled Mac Pros at 3 to 4 weeks.

Apple ramping new iPod nano

Meanwhile, manufacturing ramp of the next-generation, metal-clad iPod nano has been underway for several weeks. The multi-million unit build order will run through December but has already triggered NAND flash price movements.

In a research note issued last week, Baird research analyst Tristan Gerra said 4Gb and 8Gb NAND flash modules have seen spot pricing increases of 2 - 3 percent as a result of Apple's ongoing activities.

"Samsung has informed customers that it will be raising NAND flash prices in September," Gerra told clients.

Apple ramping new iPod nano

Moving on to Apple's retail front, a photo taken at the WestQuay Mall pretty much says it all:



The Southampton, UK-based shopping center is due to receive a narrow but multi-level Apple retail store some time in the coming months. According to tipsters, the store will be located about "half way up the main central section" of the shopping plaza.

Apple currently operates six retail stores throughout the UK, including two stores in London, one in Manchester, one in Birmingham, one in Kent and another in Sheffield.

Here's hoping that Apple open a store in Cambridge soon, maybe in the new Grand Arcade development, that'd be nice.
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Originally Posted by Elijahg

Oh yay. The nearest Apple store is 73 miles away now... Build one near (or in!) Bath, Apple, please! Bath and Bristol are the UK's media centers, every media compamy uses Macs around here. There are no Apple stores in the South West!

you've gotta make do with this -> http://www.western.co.uk/ Apple reseller.

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LOL Yea, I've been there once or twice. The staff aren't very nice though... I prefer Farpoint in Bath.
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I hope we see the nano with a 12 gig jump.

Waiting this long for 8 gigs, when every other company has them, seems odd.

Plus, while I want a new nano since my current model is scratched beyond recognition, I'd really like to see some value in replacing my current model. Sure, 8 gigs would be nice, but a better, scratch resistant case and 12 gigs would be an exciting and high value buy.

And let us not forget battery life. A jump to 25 hours so the iPod can stay competitive in this area is also essential.
post #17 of 37
I wonder what new features it will have, with this new SOC from Samsung?
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Originally Posted by Elijahg

Oh yay. The nearest Apple store is 73 miles away now... Build one near (or in!) Bath, Apple, please! Bath and Bristol are the UK's media centers, every media compamy uses Macs around here. There are no Apple stores in the South West!

Bath is cool. I spent a few days there on Study Abroad. Mostly just reseting and relaxing because we had just got done with a 3 week power trip through London and Prague...
post #19 of 37
Cant wait for another Apple store in Manchester (i.e. Arndale Centre) one 20mins away when I'm living at home and one 15mins when I'm at university ha ha

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Originally Posted by Elijahg

Oh yay. The nearest Apple store is 73 miles away now... Build one near (or in!) Bath, Apple, please! Bath and Bristol are the UK's media centers, every media compamy uses Macs around here. There are no Apple stores in the South West!

Think yourself lucky - google tells me its 115 miles from Exeter to Southampton (but we all know the south-west doesn't really exist anyway ).

Anyway am looking forward to the new nanos, the battery in my mini lasts for approximately 4.7 songs now so its about time for an update. Of course I can't actually plug an ipod into my macbook long enough for it to transfer more than about 10 minutes of music anyway due to the random shutdowns but what the hell - I need a new toy.
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Think yourself lucky - google tells me its 115 miles from Exeter to Southampton (but we all know the south-west doesn't really exist anyway ).

Anyway am looking forward to the new nanos, the battery in my mini lasts for approximately 4.7 songs now so its about time for an update. Of course I can't actually plug an ipod into my macbook long enough for it to transfer more than about 10 minutes of music anyway due to the random shutdowns but what the hell - I need a new toy.

Wow! You get 4.7 songs! I only get .33 now. I can't wait to see these new nanos.
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Originally Posted by Hattig

Here's hoping that Apple open a store in Cambridge soon...

They already have! (In Cambridge, MA, USA, that is -- a minor detail, you'll agree. I go there all the time! )
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Originally Posted by Nine-Seventy

Think yourself lucky - google tells me its 115 miles from Exeter to Southampton (but we all know the south-west doesn't really exist anyway ).

Ahh someone in Exeter! I'm at uni there and I always think that new shopping center could be a future Apple store location... (Well we can hope!) At home I live about an hour and a half away from Bluewater in Kent, and it'll be around an hour to the new Southampton store. But the south-west needs a store badly.
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Originally Posted by maimezvous

Wow! You get 4.7 songs! I only get .33 now. I can't wait to see these new nanos.

Aren't there battery replacements for those?
post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by Elijahg

LOL Yea, I've been there once or twice. The staff aren't very nice though... I prefer Farpoint in Bath.

Farpoint? Sounds like something from Star Trek.
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Farpoint? Sounds like something from Star Trek.

It was from a science fiction novel. Can't remember the name right now. I have it somewhere.
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Aren't there battery replacements for those?

Yeah, AI has had an ad lately advertising a DYI kit for this. It sounds like a pretty good deal. I might be purchasing a kit and doing that. I do have a nano though, so it's not like I need my mini for anything else but a small firewire drive to take to and from school.
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Originally Posted by m01ety

They already have! (In Cambridge, MA, USA, that is -- a minor detail, you'll agree. I go there all the time! )

why cant americans make up ther own city names? cambridge, birmingham.... york, as in new york...
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Originally Posted by mbaynham

why cant americans make up ther own city names? cambridge, birmingham.... york, as in new york...


You just hear about a few of them. As we have about a hundred times as many cities and towns as you do, it's not surprising that you don't know about all of them.

Try some other big ones.

Chicago, Los Angles, Miami, Cincinnati, Houston, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Anchorage, Philadelphia, Boston, etc.

Also in New York City itself, the boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, and, of course, Brooklyn.
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I still don't understand why they put one in Southampton of all places! My nearest store is over 200 miles away so I am hoping Apple will put one in the MetroCentre near Newcastle. If anyone from Apple is watching - I think it is still Europe's largest shopping centre.
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Originally Posted by Shaun, UK

I still don't understand why they put one in Southampton of all places! My nearest store is over 200 miles away so I am hoping Apple will put one in the MetroCentre near Newcastle. If anyone from Apple is watching - I think it is still Europe's largest shopping centre.

i tink i read somewhere dat the centre:mk is europes longest shopping centre, its something like half a mile long, we should get one!!!
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Originally Posted by mbaynham

i tink i read somewhere dat the centre:mk is europes longest shopping centre, its something like half a mile long, we should get one!!!

It keeps changing as they all get bigger. Let's have one in both locations.

Do they still have those concrete cows in MK?
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Do they still have those concrete cows in MK?

Concrete cows. Hmm! Do they give powdered milk?
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Concrete cows. Hmm! Do they give powdered milk?

I thought it was zombie cows that did that.
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I thought it was zombie cows that did that.

I can't think of a response!
post #37 of 37
Ugh my X1900 XT Mac Pro hasn't shipped yet.
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