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Welcome to Ai, Martin C, and especially to Temporary Insanity!

CONFIRMED!!! is a little joke that we have around here, so don't worry; I have no idea nor inside infor on specific products. Was just looking at the image on Apple's site again and noticed a projector-like flare.

Thanks for the welcome and the heads up. I had a feeling it was a joke.
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I think the folks at Ars got it right. The image looks like and ECLIPSE to me...the sun coming back from behing the moon..with the Apple just being in silhouette. What could that mean?

A new year at Apple?

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I think the folks at Ars got it right. The image looks like and ECLIPSE to me...the sun coming back from behing the moon..with the Apple just being in silhouette. What could that mean?

I'm not sure, but I know one thing.. you and a lot of other people are reading way too deeply into it.
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A new year at Apple?

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post #85 of 160
Reading too much into it? This is a sign, man, a sign. We must interpret it ad try to discover its true meaning. [What exactly was in that drink, honey?]

With this kind of teaser, the rumor boards are going to go mad until next week with every possible (and not so possible) interpretation, so I think we should just go on and make a list. Who cares if we are right or not; this is TEMPORARY INSANITY and my blood pressure has already increased due to the excitement.

- an eclipse
- a projector
- a projected image
- a new, Apple-based religion (the light is shining over the Apple)
- new headlights for my car (like the Bat symbol, Apple symbols)
- a meaningless tease to get us into a frenzy
- the heralding of the dawn of a new era

Ok. Now let some other people have a run at it, get it out of their systems, and then we can return to the real insanity.

Welcome to 2007.

 

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post #86 of 160
AHA! The internet Anagram server gave me the answer! I put in the letters from teh apple.com banner and got:

THE FIRST 30 YEARS WERE JUST THE BEGINNING WELCOME TO 2007

is really:

FAT EERY SHIRTS BE GREEN JET GUNS WITHIN COW OMELET 03 2007

March! 03 2007, we have the answer!
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post #88 of 160
Lovely.. I always wanted a set of Jet Guns!
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post #89 of 160
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AHA! The internet Anagram server gave me the answer! I put in the letters from teh apple.com banner and got:

THE FIRST 30 YEARS WERE JUST THE BEGINNING WELCOME TO 2007

is really:

FAT EERY SHIRTS BE GREEN JET GUNS WITHIN COW OMELET 03 2007

March! 03 2007, we have the answer!

Oh man that is freaking HILARIOUS!!!

and I think it's all about making a new splash/startup screen for all macs and iPods. WOOOO! Just look at the banner, ignore the text, and you have a kickass startup screen!

btw, I think that the 8-core Mac Pros will be unveiled at MWSF 2007.

6 Days, 9 Hours, 5 Minutes to go!
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Wow... I agree that a LOT of you are looking a little too-deeply into symbolism and hidden meanings. I think it's simply just a teaser that this year is going to be an exciting one - almost a new beginning for Apple with some of the new announcements.

I doubt there are any hints to "specifics" within the message or imagery...

...just a general "Hey, Happy new year and stay tuned for some cool stuff coming soon...!"

just my 2¢...
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post #91 of 160
Apple releases a FAT EERY SHIRT, in white or, for 5.99 extra, black.

 

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Wow... I agree that a LOT of you are looking a little too-deeply into symbolism and hidden meanings. I think it's simply just a teaser that this year is going to be an exciting one - almost a new beginning for Apple with some of the new announcements.

I doubt there are any hints to "specifics" within the message or imagery...

...just a general "Hey, Happy new year and stay tuned for some cool stuff coming soon...!"

just my 2¢...



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I think the use of a black Apple symbol forbodes dark times ahead filled with naysayers and protestants. The white light shining behind it is the Truth, or the Way of the Mac.

We're all here to go a little crazy for the next six days or so.

 

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post #93 of 160
to join in the rampant crazieness of this thread


i think it is the sun SETTING behind the Apple logo.. vista will be the new mac platform, bootcamp was the thin end of the wedge

Apple is TEH DOOOOMMMED!!!!!111!!!!

6 dayZ till windoze rulezzezzz!!1111!!11ONE!!
post #94 of 160
I think the sun is setting on Apple. Steve Jobs is going to close down Apple, and give the money back to the shareholders. Just like he should have done long ago, as we all know...
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post #95 of 160
Okay, I've had enough of the stupidness!

Temporary Insanity or not, you all are reading way too much into that thing. You're already letting the Reality Distortion Field mess up your brains. Apple is trying to get you excited and it looks like it's working. I just don't want you all to be too disappointed when the new products don't end up being life changing.

If there's one thing I know about the Apple rumor mill, it's that the more you hear about it -- especially from analysts -- the more likely it is going to happen. We've heard a lot about the "iPhone", and although it won't be called that, it will be released. Apple sees this as moving forward from what was "just the beginning."

The "iPod chat" will be the big announcement out of Macworld. Available from Verizon and Cingular. Apple can't help but continue the iPod branding they've established and continue with the lower case second word moniker they've used with iPod shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod mini.

Let me finish by saying I have NO inside information about any of this. I'm just going on Apple's previous practices, what I've heard in the rumor mill, and some educated guessing. That's all, and you are welcome to disagree with me. Cheers.
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A new year at Apple?

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Apple SkyLab

Close.



Apple is announcing the are dropping the Macintosh name altogether, and coming out with a new line of supercomputers that will all wirelessly network with each other across the globe. They will be calling this initiative: Skynet

Skynet will be capable of handling any computing task for you. It will also be able to manufacture its own robots that will be able to handle any physical task for you.

Here's the preliminary design of a Skynet robot:

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post #98 of 160
Cow Omelets? EWW!

Bergermeister actually mentioned something that peaked my interest: a projected image.

The image could be seen as the glare from a movie projection from behind the apple.

Is this "The Year of Movies?"

"way beyond" iTV?
FCP6 Extreme?
Out of the box compatibility with the RED HD camera?


I'm guessing madly here...
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post #99 of 160
Hey, just maybe its the dawn of a new apple.

Opposed to the sun setting on the last 30 years, think differenet, think positive!
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Hey, just maybe its the dawn of a new apple.

Opposed to the sun setting on the last 30 years, think differenet, think positive!

Think........Woz! OMG! They're bringing back Woz!

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post #101 of 160
TimeMachine (FrontRow, ...) shows it:
the "new" color is black (I know, black is no color... just the lack of light....)
plus
moving images/4D as part of the GUI ...

.. that's an improvement for the non-dial-tone-generation ...
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TimeMachine (FrontRow, ...) shows it:
the "new" color is black (I know, black is no color... just the lack of light....)
plus
moving images/4D as part of the GUI ...

.. that's an improvement for the non-dial-tone-generation ...

Ecchhh! Resulting in crippling Attention Deficit Disorder for every Mac user.

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That...would...be unexpected... \


Why, havn't we been making plastics now for what 6 years?

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Think........Woz! OMG! They're bringing back Woz!

whew, i hope not. he did his part 30 years ago, but i don't want him anywhere near 2007+ apple. Just let him sled around on his segway, shining his laser, chopping steak with his business card, and doing bad interviews and books. that should be sufficient for all of us.
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OS X Released to all the dumb boxes that would be another beginning as well which apple did not do that 30 years back!

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I just looked at this again and thought to go check out the old "It's Showtime" ad.

Anyone else notice how similar that invite is to this teaser in both color and style?

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Anyone else notice how similar that invite is to this teaser in both color and style?

Well Apple *could* release the "iTV" at Macworld. But if Apple releases both the iPod chat (a.k.a. iPhone) and "iTV" in the first half of '07, that's two big steps for Apple: reaching into the cell phone and home theater markets. Natural progressions maybe, but still big steps.
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post #108 of 160
The Showtime thing seems relevant. Apple's homepage graphic has an aspect ratio of exactly 16:9 (744x420 pixels). This could have to do with a video iPod with a 16x9 display or with the iTV that was shown at the Showtime event.

Looking at the graphic in Photoshop, I noticed that the light rays do not come from a single light source but perhaps 3 or 4, whatever that means. IOW, the rays are not from a sunrise but more like the spotlights depicted in the Showtime graphic.

Maybe this has to do with iTV and the new video iPod.
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Well Apple *could* release the "iTV" at Macworld. But if Apple releases both the iPod chat (a.k.a. iPhone) and "iTV" in the first half of '07, that's two big steps for Apple: reaching into the cell phone and home theater markets. Natural progressions maybe, but still big steps.

Which is exactly why I do not think they will release both. They might be putting themselves in too deep if they try and release that many totally new products at the same time.
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The Showtime thing seems relevant. Apple's homepage graphic has an aspect ratio of exactly 16:9 (744x420 pixels). This could have to do with a video iPod with a 16x9 display or with the iTV that was shown at the Showtime event.

Looking at the graphic in Photoshop, I noticed that the light rays do not come from a single light source but perhaps 3 or 4, whatever that means. IOW, the rays are not from a sunrise but more like the spotlights depicted in the Showtime graphic.

Maybe this has to do with iTV and the new video iPod.

Or perhaps it symbolizes the last thing you see as you lay dying, after being hit by a bus while watching a completely engrossing TV episode or movie on your new iPod...

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See?

Is it a dog?

Or is it a cow?

Something AMZING is going to happen,
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Apple branded Dentures!! They will be called the iTooth!! (And yes, they'll be blue)

CONFIRMED!!!!
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...IOW, the rays are not from a sunrise but more like the spotlights depicted in the Showtime graphic....

<rolls eyes> Geez, man. Don't you know a Light Saber when you see one? Obviously Obi Wan Jobsobi and Darth Gates are getting ready for a showdown. DUH!



EDIT: No doubt Darth Balmer will be there as well.
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<rolls eyes> Geez, man. Don't you know a Light Saber when you see one? Obviously Obi Wan Jobsobi and Darth Gates are getting ready for a showdown. DUH!



EDIT: No doubt Darth Balmer will be there as well.

Ballmer's been demoted to handmaiden.

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The Showtime thing seems relevant. Apple's homepage graphic has an aspect ratio of exactly 16:9 (744x420 pixels). This could have to do with a video iPod with a 16x9 display or with the iTV that was shown at the Showtime event.

Looking at the graphic in Photoshop, I noticed that the light rays do not come from a single light source but perhaps 3 or 4, whatever that means. IOW, the rays are not from a sunrise but more like the spotlights depicted in the Showtime graphic.

Maybe this has to do with iTV and the new video iPod.

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post #117 of 160
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Ballmer's been demoted to handmaiden.

lol. no, no, wait, I got it! Picture this:

Jobs walks into the M$ throne room, lightsaber in hand, wearing a cloak. Gates spins around in his chair, and Ballmer lunges out at Jobs from around the corner. Jobs deftly swings a 24 inch iMac out from under his cloak and knocks Ballmer out cold. then, with a glare in his eye, he walks slowly and deliberately, towards the chair where Gates is. Or was. Because by now Gates is running for the door. Why? Because his lightsaber runs Windows Vista, and it can't do anything more than look like a shiny ripoff of what Jobs is holding.

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Still nothing on the Australian site. I'm feeling discriminated.

I think jobs has an army of nuclear-atomic supermen that he's going to unleash on the world, and destroy all the windows users, so he has 100% market share. That would be a good finale.
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post #119 of 160
I find it hard to believe that everyone continues to overlook the fact that we are approaching the anniversary of the Apple II's launch. Not that this makes any sort of difference to the news that we do and dont have, but, this is a pretty big time for Apple, nearly thirty years after the release of one of the companies most influential products. In my opinion whatever they have for us in the coming year is going to have to be huge to compete historically with themselves. Let the dawning of a new era of Apple begin, and for the love of all that is holy may my bank account withstand.
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I wonder if Apple will take out another milestone superbowl commercial.

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