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Due to thread overload and iPhone overbuzz and other crazy stuff, let's countdown and take solace in this thread if one ever feels too hyped up or too overloaded or too down about stuff... I know I swore I was over countdown things, but Melgross is close to 7,000 posts and I need to friggin' catch up! Nah, seriously, LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN *loud triumphant orchestral music with fireworks*

Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, will deliver the opening keynote address for Macworld Conference & Expo. Macworld will be held at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center January 8-12, 2007, and the keynote address will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. [Pacific Standard USA Time] at Moscone West.
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San Francisco\tSat 00:28 16 Dec 2006.
24 days to Steve Jobs Keynote.
AAPL = $87.72
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Updated Mac Mini? iPhone, iTV, iPod Cinema/ iPod Movie... OSX.5 ?? Let the games begin. Here's an idea, with each countdown post why not put the current quote for AAPL stock -- a nice overview for anyone coming onto the countdown thread.
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San Francisco\tThu 10:49 PM 21 Dec 2006
19 days to Steve Jobs Keynote
AAPL = $82.90
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iTV,
Leopard,
iPod Phone,
Woot!

18 days to Steve Jobs Keynote
AAPL = $82.90 (Market Closed)
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Here's a widget I threw together to make the countdown a little easier. I'll keep it up for a while. Someone tell me if the countdown is off a little, I think it's right, but a second opinion can never hurt. Enjoy!
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Awesome. 8) ...Unfortunately I have no 10.4 Dashboard, on 10.3. but it will definitely help us all.
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San Francisco\tSat 4:09 PM 23 Dec 2006
17 days to Steve Jobs Keynote
After Hours: $82.05 Dec 22, 7:59PM ET

(Google Finance)
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Awesome. 8) ...Unfortunately I have no 10.4 Dashboard, on 10.3. but it will definitely help us all.

Yeah, but will you be upgrading to Leopard?



By the way here's what the widget looks like:

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Yeah, but will you be upgrading to Leopard?

YEAHHHHHHHH. Most definitely at this stage, and have been scrimping some cash away in preparation for it. <borat>vveeery naaaice, yesss.?</borat>. I'll see how 10.5.0 and 10.5.1 play out first though, then jump in on 10.5.2 or so. iBook G4 933mhz 640mb RAM, 5400rpm 60gb HD, I think unlike Winbloat with older PCs Leopard will be good on the 3-year-old Mac. I hope it's not too graphics heavy though, or that it can be toned down appropriately when it detects the poor ol' ATI Mobility Radeon 9200.

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By the way here's what the widget looks like:...

Skillz. Respects.
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Suni, You've got to get back into the fold. Get that iBook!
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Suni, You've got to get back into the fold. Get that iBook!

Heh. I do have that iBook, it's just that it's my parents and I only mess with it once in a while. Hella easy and much less of a headache supporting their IT needs with OS X and the iBook after 10-15 years of helping them with the pain of Win95-Win2000 etc.

One day I shall return to owning my own Mac.

Happy Holidays peeps. 8)
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ROFLMAO
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Ty.
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By the way;



iTV,
Leopard,
iPod Phone,
Woot!
AAPL = $82.20
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San Francisco\tTue 12:53 AM Dec 26 2006
14 Days and a few hours to go. 2 WEEKS!
AAPL = $82.20
*


*Nasdaq resumes in a few hours for Tues Dec 26 trading through this week.
Unless noted, the following dates are holidays that The Nasdaq Stock Market is closed.
2006
........
Thursday, November 23 \tThanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25 \tChristmas Day
........
2007
Monday, January 1 \tNew Year's Day
Monday, January 15 \tMartin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
........
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Originally Posted by sunilraman View Post

Heh. I do have that iBook, it's just that it's my parents and I only mess with it once in a while. Hella easy and much less of a headache supporting their IT needs with OS X and the iBook after 10-15 years of helping them with the pain of Win95-Win2000 etc.

One day I shall return to owning my own Mac.

Happy Holidays peeps. 8)

I thought you had an athlon box with xp. My bad. The C2Ds are very sweet, you will like.
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iTV,
Leopard,
iPod Phone,
Woot!
AAPL = $80.98
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I thought you had an athlon box with xp. My bad. The C2Ds are very sweet, you will like.

I *also* have an Athlon box with XP ...My parents and I have left Malaysia in August this year to sort out some stuff in Australia for several months. Suffice to say the iBook G4 made it across, whereas my Athlon rig and beautiful 17" 1280x1024 Sony and 6600GT had to stay behind ...Hence I have the iBook G4 to play with a little (waiting for Leopard!!) and my cousin loaned me a WinXP2pro Toshiba TE2100 Pentium-4-m 2.0ghz 512mb RAM craptastic nVidia GeForce4 420 Go laptop, which I am using now most of the time. This PC laptop is not too bad for general internet, downloading, iTunes, Outlook(OMFG)(I just use it for the calendar feature), and ftpServer. Adobe CS2 Suite and Macromedia 8 Studio and x264 encoding actually is not too bad. Once the pagefile gets overrun things grind (literally, that poor poor hard disk working its ass off) to quite a halt though.

Yeah, I got my finger on the "Buy" trigger with the Core2Duo Macs. At this stage I survived the Christmas and have a nice present in terms of a bit of cash to top up some money I've gradually been scrimping away. Might as well hold out until mid-January to see how Apple is going to kick off 2007. 8)

Mac Mini should be upped to C2D in the next several months...

I think it was Placebo that was the official "OMFG WWDC OMFG" signature starter. That caught on like wildfire. Heh. When shall we all start the "OMFG Macworld OMFG" signature?
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Wow WTF.
6 months AAPL is up 38%
3 months AAPL is up 5%
1 month AAPL is getting hammered -11%

Bloody Cisco. Once they announced they owned "iPhone" (just the fracking NAME only, ya dumb investors!!) the whole iPhone heat fizzled out of AAPL.
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I *also* have an Athlon box with XP ...My parents and I have left Malaysia in August this year to sort out some stuff in Australia for several months. Suffice to say the iBook G4 made it across, whereas my Athlon rig and beautiful 17" 1280x1024 Sony and 6600GT had to stay behind ...Hence I have the iBook G4 to play with a little (waiting for Leopard!!) and my cousin loaned me a WinXP2pro Toshiba TE2100 Pentium-4-m 2.0ghz 512mb RAM craptastic nVidia GeForce4 420 Go laptop, which I am using now most of the time. This PC laptop is not too bad for general internet, downloading, iTunes, Outlook(OMFG)(I just use it for the calendar feature), and ftpServer. Adobe CS2 Suite and Macromedia 8 Studio and x264 encoding actually is not too bad. Once the pagefile gets overrun things grind (literally, that poor poor hard disk working its ass off) to quite a halt though.

Yeah, I got my finger on the "Buy" trigger with the Core2Duo Macs. At this stage I survived the Christmas and have a nice present in terms of a bit of cash to top up some money I've gradually been scrimping away. Might as well hold out until mid-January to see how Apple is going to kick off 2007. 8)

Mac Mini should be upped to C2D in the next several months...

I think it was Placebo that was the official "OMFG WWDC OMFG" signature starter. That caught on like wildfire. Heh. When shall we all start the "OMFG Macworld OMFG" signature?

I've some p4 rigs at work. Man I hate them. Once you get a core 2 machine you can't stand how slow they (p4 machines) can be. Just waiting for them to boot up is annoying.

A core 2 mini would be a nice machine if you've got a nice monitor. They should get the core 2 treatment at MacWorld IMO.
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Originally Posted by sunilraman View Post

I *also* have an Athlon box with XP ...My parents and I have left Malaysia in August this year to sort out some stuff in Australia for several months. Suffice to say the iBook G4 made it across, whereas my Athlon rig and beautiful 17" 1280x1024 Sony and 6600GT had to stay behind ...Hence I have the iBook G4 to play with a little (waiting for Leopard!!) and my cousin loaned me a WinXP2pro Toshiba TE2100 Pentium-4-m 2.0ghz 512mb RAM craptastic nVidia GeForce4 420 Go laptop, which I am using now most of the time. This PC laptop is not too bad for general internet, downloading, iTunes, Outlook(OMFG)(I just use it for the calendar feature), and ftpServer. Adobe CS2 Suite and Macromedia 8 Studio and x264 encoding actually is not too bad. Once the pagefile gets overrun things grind (literally, that poor poor hard disk working its ass off) to quite a halt though.

Yeah, I got my finger on the "Buy" trigger with the Core2Duo Macs. At this stage I survived the Christmas and have a nice present in terms of a bit of cash to top up some money I've gradually been scrimping away. Might as well hold out until mid-January to see how Apple is going to kick off 2007. 8)

Mac Mini should be upped to C2D in the next several months...

I think it was Placebo that was the official "OMFG WWDC OMFG" signature starter. That caught on like wildfire. Heh. When shall we all start the "OMFG Macworld OMFG" signature?

dude stop using outlook and use thunderbird then and get the "like apple mail" theme. I know there is one my mac friend is got it on his pc. Heck, use google cal, its awesome.
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dude stop using outlook and use thunderbird then and get the "like apple mail" theme. I know there is one my mac friend is got it on his pc. Heck, use google cal, its awesome.

(All the following is in regards to PC WinXP2pro)

I actually don't like Google Picasa, Picasa-publish-to-Web, or Google online Cal, actually, too much dependence on online and while Picasa is nice, it's no iPhoto and doesn't give me the "feeel".

That said, GMail is the best email service/ client/ anything I have *EVER* used. GoogleMail ROCKS.

I will try out Thunderbird though for the Calendar aspect and get the Apple theeme.

I don't know how I would live my life without Firefox, and the Firefox "iFox Metal" theme is fantastico.

Ty for suggestions. I try now. 8)
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it isn't the iphone thing it is the restatement of the options and the now reported falsification of documents.

That could be a big problem.

however AAPL is stabilized @ 81.52 with 12 days to go.

My guess is the stock will pop just before and take off after steve does his itunes on christmas and number of downloads thing.
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12 Days to go!!!8)

AAPL = 81.52
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12 days of agony to go,
12 days to go,
One long night,
Another daybreak,
11 days of agony to go

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Where is Ireland's Widget? !!!

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Don't own stock, just want to see the keynote to see how much money I will spend next year. Am currently debating a nice new SD-card HD vvideo camera for a new project, but don't know if Apple will be cutting into/eliminating/bankrupting my budget.

 

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You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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iTV,
Leopard,
iPod Phone,
Woot!
AAPL = $81.52

..new Apple keyboard design with iPod dock? ..new Cinema displays with IR & iSight's? ..quad Mac Pro's?
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11 Days to GO!

oh, ok 11 Days 23Hours and 52 mins to go ... that last 23 hours will be killing

Nov '09 | iMac 21.5" C2D 3.06 Ghz | Intel 330 240GB SSD | ATI

Sep '12| Toshiba 14" 1366 x 768! | i5 3rd Gen 6GB| Intel x25-m 120GB SSD | Win 7|  Viewsonic VX2255wmb 22" LCD
iPhone 4S| iPad 2 wifi

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Nov '09 | iMac 21.5" C2D 3.06 Ghz | Intel 330 240GB SSD | ATI

Sep '12| Toshiba 14" 1366 x 768! | i5 3rd Gen 6GB| Intel x25-m 120GB SSD | Win 7|  Viewsonic VX2255wmb 22" LCD
iPhone 4S| iPad 2 wifi

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Ok guys, here is another Widget that you can use:

Keynote 07

The bonus with this one is that once the keynote starts, a link will appear on the widget going straight to the Live AppleInsider page!!

Hope you guys enjoy!!
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Thanks, Ireland! Keep posting it. I'm OK now, but the lack of sleep will start catching up to me sometime next week. I'm not 20 anymore and two weeks without rest is ggetting harder every year.

 

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You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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San Francisco\tThu 9:40 PM 28 Dec 2006
Less than 12 hours...oops I mean days... to go. [I got no Dashboard ]
AAPL = $80.87



Some news:
http://www.forbes.com/entrepreneurs/...ap3286525.html
"Apple Computer Inc.'s popular iTunes Music Store appeared to be back to normal Thursday, two days after shoppers wielding new iPods and gift cards faced error messages and long delays while trying to download songs.

Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) officials didn't return telephone calls Thursday and the company has not explained why some shoppers on Monday and Tuesday experienced 20-minute delays to download a song.

But Wall Street analysts said the delays were probably caused by music sales that dramatically exceeded the Cupertino-based company's own forecasts and resulted in too many people trying to access the site at once.

Four times as many people visited the iTunes on Christmas than at the same time last year
, according to online market researcher Hitwise.

Apple commands about 75 percent of the market for downloaded music, but could lose as much as 5 percent of that market share in 2007 because of increased competition from rival services, according to [some dumb analysts like] Piper Jaffray..."


Share Fiasco Update:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...tJk&refer=news
"Apple Shares Fall After FT Report of Jobs's Options (Update5)

By Ian King and Connie Guglielmo

Dec. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of Apple Computer Inc. declined after the Financial Times reported Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs was given stock options in 2001 without the authorization of the company's board.

Company records that appear to show the full board considered a grant of 7.5 million stock options were falsified, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is examining the evidence, the report said.

``It does create a certain amount of doubt as to whether Steve Jobs can stay with the company,'' Rob Enderle of the research firm Enderle Group said yesterday in an interview. ``It looks more and more serious.''

Apple is among the biggest names caught in a stock-option scandal that has widened to more than 190 companies. In June the maker of the iPod music player began an internal review of its grants, including one to Jobs. Apple said in October that it found 15 misdated grants from 1997 to 2002. The Recorder, a San Francisco-based legal newspaper, first reported yesterday on the discovery of possibly falsified documents related to options.

``We are providing all details regarding the internal independent investigation to the SEC and not commenting beyond that,'' Steve Dowling, an Apple spokesman, said by telephone.

John Nester, a spokesman for the SEC, refused to comment on the Financial Times article. Claude Stern, the partner in charge of the Redwood City, California, office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, the law firm hired by Apple's board to examine the grants, declined to comment.

Shares Fall

Shares of Cupertino, California-based Apple dropped 65 cents to $80.87 at 4 p.m. New York time in Nasdaq Stock Market composite trading after falling as low as $79.65 earlier. The stock has gained 12 percent this year.

Jobs, 51, owns about 5.43 million shares of Apple, or 0.6 percent of the company, according to company filings with the SEC. The stake was worth $442 million at yesterday's closing price.

``The SEC has been looking very hard at these cases and they're working with the Department of Justice to put together criminal cases,'' said Bill Portanova, a former federal prosecutor in solo practice in Sacramento, California. ``When prosecutors are looking at something that they think is wrong in the first place, and they find paperwork in support of that thing that has been falsified, their appetite is whetted.''

When Apple released the results of its three-month investigation in October, it didn't disclose any falsified documents. The company said it found backdated option awards on 15 occasions from 1997 to January 2002. While Jobs was aware of some instances, he didn't benefit, Apple said.

Restatements Due

Apple promised to submit restatements for the third quarter ended July 1 and the year ended Sept. 30 by the end of December.

Backdating allows executives to inflate the value of the stock options by retroactively choosing grant dates when the underlying shares are lower. Restatements, revisions and charges have topped $5.7 billion among the companies that have corrected their results thus far.

Jobs apologized to shareholders in October after finding instances of favorable grants. Apple said at the time the actions of two unnamed former executives raised ``serious concerns.'' Former Chief Financial Officer Fred Anderson, whose tenure included the five years when options were manipulated, resigned from the company's board.

While Jobs knew some options were backdated, he didn't benefit or understand the accounting, the company said. Apple added there has been no misconduct by current management.

U.S. Attorney

The Recorder said yesterday federal prosecutors are examining whether Apple officials falsified documents to inflate the value of grants. The fake documents were uncovered during the company's internal probe, and the information was passed on to the U.S. Attorney's office, the Recorder said, citing people familiar with the case.

Helen Yee, a Justice Department spokeswoman in San Francisco, didn't return a phone call seeking comment after normal business hours.

``How does it affect the timing, predictability or size of cash flow of Apple going forward? The only way it can is if they implicate Jobs in some way,'' said James Grossman, a fund manager at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Appleton, Wisconsin. The firm oversees $65 billion including Apple shares.

``The charges are serious,'' said Grossman. ``I'm going to stick with the original statement by the company that Jobs isn't a part of it.'' "
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Ok guys, here is another Widget that you can use:

Keynote 07

The bonus with this one is that once the keynote starts, a link will appear on the widget going straight to the Live AppleInsider page!!

Hope you guys enjoy!!

Thank you, My Dashboard has never been happier

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Hi one cross posting,

The xMac (Pictures and Concept) Mid-Tower: for Enthusiast, Mid-Enterprise Markets
http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=69846

Photos below, notice the x in the xMac logo is reminiscent of the Apple ][e

Just the right balance of upgradeability and defined, easy to support hardware that can run Mac OS 10.4, 10.5, WinXP2 Pro, or Vista, or a combination through Parallels, etc. for the medium-size enterprise market. Also targets market space between Mac Mini and iMac and Mac Pro.





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The GPU is slotted into a special "swing out" bay so that it sits parallel to the motherboard. This maintains slimline options. Obviously, a slight modification to the motherboard, and Apple genius for the casing thermal management. Other components eg. RAM, Hard Disk and so on are also just a matter of casing design.
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Sunil... you really need to get seriously deep in the insanity... I recommend posts every 5 minutes (and make sure you include the countdown clock).

Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

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Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

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"17-inch Cinema Display" I don't think will be an actual product, but used liberally in the mockups to illustrate slimline size and profile of the xMac.
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Sunil... you really need to get seriously deep in the insanity... I recommend posts every 5 minutes (and make sure you include the countdown clock).

I've been given strict rules in Forum Management and Intarweb Usage by my psychiatrist and psychologist...
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I've been given strict rules in Forum Management and Intarweb Usage by my psychiatrist and psychologist...

Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

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Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

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Hi one cross posting,

The xMac (Pictures and Concept) Mid-Tower: for Enthusiast, Mid-Enterprise Markets
http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=69846

Photos below, notice the x in the xMac logo is reminiscent of the Apple ][e

Just the right balance of upgradeability and defined, easy to support hardware that can run Mac OS 10.4, 10.5, WinXP2 Pro, or Vista, or a combination through Parallels, etc. for the medium-size enterprise market. Also targets market space between Mac Mini and iMac and Mac Pro.






Nice, but how much will it set me back?
post #40 of 500
xmac and new cinema displays would be my dream MWSF
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