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post #201 of 378
If I were Apple, I would be grabbing the Crossover guys' tech, and optimizing the heck out of it-- so it obviated (in large part) the need to install Windows. I would never install Boot-camp or Parallels, as I don't want to buy another OS and have M$ peer at me.... But this is software. :/

I think there has to be another Mac Product on the horizon, iPhone and iTV are pretty nifty, and my hunch is that Apple will stagger the products' introductions so people's wallets can recover

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post #202 of 378
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Originally Posted by cutemartin View Post

as i was walking down the street
a little birdy did i meet
it told me not of Apple Inc
but other things of which to think

"Rumour sites are all and well,
but don't always have the truth to tell.
We go to them just the same,
'cos guessing can be a great game"

We share ideas of what we want
from iMacs to a great new font
We rave and moan and speculate
if Mac Pro's cores will soon be eight

When everything is said and done
We all agree it's been some fun
If you can't get that into your head
Then go enjoy another thread!

I do not know if you have heard
(Another nugget from the bird)
Creative people use Macs too
And we have rights just like you

We express ourselves, very gladly
It doesn't matter quite how badly
Through OSX, not XP's sister
The uninspiring Windows Vista


Brilhante ! Parabens !
post #203 of 378
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Originally Posted by European guy View Post

So December flew away.
And January isn't here to stay.
But a present that S. left behind..
Will pop out before February time.

Dark skies and imposing lights.
Made a show and our delights
But still there's stars in this sky so bright
You'll get more than you asked for.

Little birdie did fly away
And now I see why little he was
And all his claims were also tiny
So, braces yourselves and spring your money..

To be continued...

According to latest rumors we're getting 4 new shuffles (probably the other colors).

Would fit. 'there's stars in the sky so bright' could indicate more than one product, and the shuffle is the star (biggest seller) of the iPod line. 'more than you asked for' spells it out explicitly. 'And all his claims were also tiny', well the shuffle is tiny...

We'll know more in a few hours.
post #204 of 378
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Originally Posted by TednDi View Post

I have to agree. It is harmless fun. That is what we are all here for. If you want solid evidence of upcoming Apple products go and break into 1 infinite loop.


I agree too.

You could also kidnap the guys from Spymac. They always seemed to have all the answers... right?
post #205 of 378
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Originally Posted by hobBIT View Post

We'll know more in a few hours.

Thanks....
post #206 of 378
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Originally Posted by Mandricard View Post

If I were Apple, I would be grabbing the Crossover guys' tech, and optimizing the heck out of it-- so it obviated (in large part) the need to install Windows. I would never install Boot-camp or Parallels, as I don't want to buy another OS and have M$ peer at me.... But this is software. :/

I think there has to be another Mac Product on the horizon, iPhone and iTV are pretty nifty, and my hunch is that Apple will stagger the products' introductions so people's wallets can recover

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Mandricard crossover looks awesome! The second I saw it say Half Life 2 at native speed I was hooked.
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post #207 of 378
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Originally Posted by tink View Post

New imacs with the new faster wireless standard.

The display is removable and can be used as a tablet around the house / office. The wireless bandwith is fast inough to transmit to the display.

The display will incorperate the new touchscreen tech so that no keyboard is required.

The harddrive and most of the internals will be at the display dock and the display will have minimal powerdraw so as to limit weight from the batteries.

The display can be docked in multiple locations and controlled with a remote, one that also incoperates the touch screen interface.

Multiple displays around the house served by one?

The blimbs will distribute starbucks to the birds as they fly by.

My airtunes will still be flacky.


That removable display idea would be pretty cool, but then again I'm thinking you could do about the same, and maybe more with a convertible tablet, but either way I am interested in a better home network with features that either of these options could offer. I'd like to sit on my couch with a tablet and use Painter, or PS to render some concept designs wirelessly to a new Mac Pro, and also look at at it across the room on my HDTV so I'm not looking and drawing on the same screen, at the same time getting a neck cramp.
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post #208 of 378
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Mandricard crossover looks awesome! The second I saw it say Half Life 2 at native speed I was hooked.

It really does, I think it might be built around WINE, but I am not sure.

In any case it still has kinks, but If it were me, this is the direction I would go, if I were Apple....

They have a list of compatible apps here.

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post #209 of 378
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It really does, I think it might be built around WINE, but I am not sure.

In any case it still has kinks, but If it were me, this is the direction I would go, if I were Apple....

They have a list of compatible apps here.

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The only real problem with Apple doing something like this is that it tells developers not to bother learning to develop for the Mac, and that part is a problem. WWDC this year will be extraordinary. I'll bet there will be many companies sending developers to see what it takes to get Mac apps rolling out of their doors.
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post #210 of 378
so we're still waiting for new iMacs! Is you're birdie singing, European Guy? I really want to replace my G4 so I'm hoping for some good news soon!
post #211 of 378
Thread Starter 
Little bird flyes in circle
Erasing stars in every color.
Sways away and then he leans
Could he spill any more beans ?

"Now the stars are all erased,
Bigger suns are set to glaze"
"Still I see through the glow,
clearer now, as you will too.
New dimension and always fainter
for all of them and me and you..."
post #212 of 378
And on the wind, this feather-groomer
is chirping out some half-baked rumor.
Of things to come, or maybe two.
More like a drop of birdie poo.

You see, I tried to learn his song,
and found that every note was wrong.
He wants me yet to hear him sing.
I'd rather twist his little wing.
post #213 of 378

You guys are incredible! You made me lose my interest in this iMac rumor.
post #214 of 378
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Originally Posted by nightjar2 View Post

And on the wind, this feather-groomer
is chirping out some half-baked rumor.
Of things to come, or maybe two.
More like a drop of birdie poo.

You see, I tried to learn his song,
and found that every note was wrong.
He wants me yet to hear him sing.
I'd rather twist his little wing.

fantastic nightjar2! let me try my hand


once upon a se-cure apple
a leopard pounced, it turned to snapple
ummmm...
this little kitty yelped out a moan
instead called for takeout from iphone


i think thats call poetr-icide
post #215 of 378
Thread Starter 
Ok. I get the mesage.
New iMac soon. Got it ? Good !
post #216 of 378
Once upon a winter dreary, feathers ruffled, slightly weary,
a birdie sang a song that we had never heard before.
It made us think of far off places, photos with jaggies in obvious places,
that we had seen taken on an elevator floor.
Laughs we shared at his expense. "Look at that! It makes no sense!"
we all communicated, "Close your ears and shut the door."
But birds still sing their songs outside, seeing what others like to hide,
like things with a touch of class...maybe more...
post #217 of 378
New iMac = iPhone Stylee

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post #218 of 378
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Originally Posted by European guy View Post

Ok. I get the mesage.
New iMac soon. Got it ? Good !

Easy now, no need to get that angry. Just one question: is this going to be an update of the existing line?
post #219 of 378
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Originally Posted by philbot View Post

New iMac = iPhone Stylee


And what this is supposed to mean?
post #220 of 378
Hmmme....new iMac...styled like that sexy black iPhone....the ulimate media creation machine...

Got it!

The BurnieMac!!!!!!!!
post #221 of 378
Oh little bird
why so quiet?
I've got addicted
to your riddle diet

I'm thinking about
all that you wrote
and I cannot wait
till the next Stevenote.

A redesigned iMac
of that we're sure.
but will it have two cores
or will it be four?

Will it come soon
or with the next cat?
will it be thinner
or will it be phat?

Multi-touch maybe,
detachable screen?
a built-in kettle
for tea with the queen?

Blu-ray disc-burning
HD-DVD
or wireless networking
for telepathy

Maybe at last
we'll get rid of the mouse
and have LED screens
as big as your house

But at the same time
(any less and I'd moan)
that self-same computer
is a cellular phone!

I think that I'm just
getting carried away
and all because birdy's
got nothing to say...

Hey European Guy! I miss you even though I can't decipher your riddles. Let's keep this thread going...
post #222 of 378
Quote:
Originally Posted by PB View Post

And what this is supposed to mean?

imagine a 17" iPhone on your desk...
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post #223 of 378
Quote:
Originally Posted by philbot View Post

imagine a 17" iPhone on your desk...

Now imagine picking it up to answer.
post #224 of 378
Quote:
Originally Posted by philbot

imagine a 17" iPhone on your desk...

Well...

Quote:
Originally Posted by nightjar2 View Post

Now imagine picking it up to answer.


Good one.
post #225 of 378
Thread Starter 
Now , ask me, why is the new iMac so special ?
post #226 of 378
Quote:
Originally Posted by European guy View Post

Now , ask me, why is the new iMac so special ?

Why is the new iMac so special?
post #227 of 378
Thread Starter 


Even words have tragic consequences...
post #228 of 378
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Even words have tragic consequences...

Tragic! Our little bird got caught. Friendly fire? A muzzle? I suppose we wont get an answer to the question "Why is the new iMac so special?
post #229 of 378
We shall never truly know everything the little bird knew

But don’t pick up dead birds for they might have bird flu
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post #230 of 378
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Tragic! Our little bird got caught. Friendly fire? A muzzle? I suppose we wont get an answer to the question "Why is the new iMac so special?

because the secret is out.

look at the current iPod next to an iMac.

Stare at it,

Now take away the iPod and put an iPhone in it's place.

It's easy to see what needs to be done to bring the iMac up to date.

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post #231 of 378
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Philbot gets the prize...but, 8)
post #232 of 378
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Originally Posted by philbot View Post

because the secret is out.

look at the current iPod next to an iMac.

Stare at it,

Now take away the iPod and put an iPhone in it's place.

It's easy to see what needs to be done to bring the iMac up to date.


I do admit to suffer from a extrem absence of fantasy and imagination but I'll try.

Quote:
Philbot gets the prize...but,

but, ... what?
post #233 of 378
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MastaMind View Post

but, ... what?

Isn't that the $ 64 000 000 question ?

The conundrum of Egg vs.Chicken 2007 Edition.
post #234 of 378
Quote:
Originally Posted by philbot View Post

because the secret is out.

look at the current iPod next to an iMac.

Stare at it,

Now take away the iPod and put an iPhone in it's place.

It's easy to see what needs to be done to bring the iMac up to date.


OK, if we can take this literally, one thing is sure: chinless iMac.
post #235 of 378
I haven't been following this thread, just the last several posts. I've been thinking for some time now that this year will see new designs for all Macs across the board, starting with a new iMac based on Santa Rosa and a new version of the Core 2 Duo that'll run on an 800 MHz FSB.

As for an iMac design, I'd sure like to see a sleek, streamlined anodized aluminum rear case and maybe a plastic bezel. Touchscreen? I dunno. Since the normal distance for a display is at arm's length away, a touchscreen for a desktop doesn't make much sense. A trackpad built into a keyboard would make a lot of sense, though. LED backlight? Nope, don't think so. Too expensive right now.

So, if I had my druthers, I'd like to see a sleek new iMac that's faster and a new kind of keyboard that makes it possible to use the Multi-touch interface.
post #236 of 378
OK, hi-res display. But when? Leopard will not be ready another 2-3 months. Even the top secred features are not revealed yet!
post #237 of 378
Well, Santa Rosa won't happen for a few months either. Some say end Q1, some say Q2. And I doubt Apple would be selling Santa Rosa machines the day Intel is shipping the chip set. So far it took Apple a few months every time Intel introduced new chips until they actually started using them.

If new iMacs arrive within a month they won't likely have the Santa Rosa chip set. It'll probably be end of March/April at the earliest. Which is roughly the time frame for Leopard.
Anyone know whether the new iMac will use the new 965 Express chip set?

We've been hearing rumors of an Apple special event end of February. Seeing as nothing happened during Super Bowl, my bet would be iPods and maybe Beatles catalog on iTunes. That'll be that event.

And in March we'll likely get the new quad-core Mac Pros. April new iMacs and May/June new Mac Book Pros. That's my guess.
But that doesn't tie in with what European Guy suggested about new iMacs soon...
And some say NAB in April would be a good time for new Mac Book Pros.
post #238 of 378
probably not the right thread, but what I'd like is the ability to add a second keyboard/mouse and second screen so a second person could use my iMac at the same time.

Not so outlandish - iMacs multitask, right? So why can't I give my girlfriend a access to the machine, even if I'm using it? Ideally the screen/keyboard don't even need to be in the same room (so they need to link to a box that wirelessly talks to the iMac). I'm not technically minded, but is there a funamental reason why this couldn't work?

Cheers,

David
post #239 of 378
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I'm not technically minded, but is there a funamental reason why this couldn't work?

Hmm, because Apple would like more to sell you another iMac in this case than BYOMKAS? Just a guess.
post #240 of 378
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Originally Posted by European guy View Post

Philbot gets the prize...but, 8)

but...

the iMac is...

Portable - wireless screen?



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