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post #41 of 44
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[quote] JD, why do you think I would be upset if Apple introduced a new system that makes my dual 800 totally obsolete?<hr></blockquote>

I never said that.

There are many who think that Apple's decisions are based on the thinking that too great of an upgrade will alienate recent buyers. I personally would like it if Apple came out with a 3 GHz powermac the day after I bought a dual 800, because Apple needs all the speed they can get to increase marketshare. But apparently I'm in the minority on this one.

But anyways, we won't see Apple go from 867 top end to 1.4 GHz low end, it's just bad business for a variety of reasons. If Apple wanted to sell 1.2, 1.4, 1.6 GHZ powermacs, they would still keep the low end around 867 MHz, just so there is some overlap with recent computers. This also lets them price the new GHz powermacs higher, while clearing out the older, slower Powermacs.
post #42 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by Ifok5:
<strong>G5's released at MWSF are really G4 Apollo's with different name, shh...?
<a href="http://www.thinksecret.com/features/powermacg5.html" target="_blank">G5?</a></strong><hr></blockquote>

If that is the case, I wish they would've mentioned the system bus and/or new case design. Nice to see the speed increase and the DDR ram. Is 266mz DDR fast or actually is it a marked improvement or could they have done better?
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Actually, here's another article about the G5 and it may be the G5 but not the G5 we thought, er something like that. According to <a href="http://www.architosh.com/news/2001-12/2001c-1201-g5moto-info.phtml" target="_blank">this</a> article, there will be a G5 in janurary and it's NOT a G4.

A lot of conflicting reports going around but at least they all say one thing-New Power Macs at 1.0ghz+ at MWSF!!

[ 12-02-2001: Message edited by: KidRed ]</p>
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The Apollo is probably for iMacs. Once the Powermacs are using G5s, it would make sense to migrate the iMacs to G4s. This would be one of the smartest things Apple could do, for it would give developers a much greater incentive to write for Altivec.
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