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post #41 of 378
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Originally Posted by @homenow View Post

3 products:
  1. iPod (2 released, 1 phone?)
  2. iTV
  3. AirPort
or
  1. iTV
  2. iPod
  3. MacPro/iMac/Mac Mini (choose your preference of 2)

No IPods! i repeat:

The little bird knows/states nothing about iPods!
post #42 of 378
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Originally Posted by mmcgann11 View Post

Since no little birds talk, I have to question the veracity of the original post. Now, had it been a large parrot, well, then I might be buying this AirPort Extreme Mark II Super thing.



I will too.
regarding the bird, well, size is always SOOO subjective.
post #43 of 378
so if i assume the fruitful path is along software rather than hardware

are you meaning a new application? with COUNTING the numbers a major part of this app.. that belongs to a "family" like iLife?

or do i still not get to make jam?
post #44 of 378
No of toes 4 - quad core iMacs?
post #45 of 378
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Originally Posted by European guy View Post

Ok, Ok...

Keywords :

n times.
Speed.
Number of toes on a fast bird.
Next of keen.
Float not fly.
View change.

Are we there yet ?

n is solved.
speed - processor upgrades of some sort
number of toes on a fast bird - ?
Next of kin - ?
Float not fly - ?
View change - Im going with new UI on this one.
post #46 of 378
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Originally Posted by Trendannoyer View Post

so if i assume the fruitful path is along software rather than hardware

are you meaning a new application? with COUNTING the numbers a major part of this app.. that belongs to a "family" like iLife?

or do i still not get to make jam?

You are far more creative than the riddle itself.
Let's stick to the facts :

1- The bird zooms by ( over the air!) and N times.
2- The bird has X toes.
3- The bird as a relative (son, grandmother, nephew...) that will "float", not "zoom"
4- My view will change as we progress...

oh..and he mentions "standard" too! Can't forget "standard". "Standard"
post #47 of 378
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Originally Posted by cutemartin View Post

No of toes 4 - quad core iMacs?

You got the goalie out, no defenders, and still miss the strike ! Soccer fan , here !
post #48 of 378
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Originally Posted by Wondering View Post

n is solved.
speed - processor upgrades of some sort
number of toes on a fast bird - ?
Next of kin - ?
Float not fly - ?
View change - Im going with new UI on this one.

1. Yes, n is solved.
2. Sorry, no hints.
3 ?
4 ?
post #49 of 378
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Originally Posted by European guy View Post

You are far more creative than the riddle itself.
Let's stick to the facts :

1- The bird zooms by ( over the air!) and N times.
2- The bird has X toes.
3- The bird as a relative (son, grandmother, nephew...) that will "float", not "zoom"
4- My view will change as we progress...

cheers... but i'm beat/give up need my bed too!
will be very interested to compare this to what is released tomorrow

absolutely the best and most inventive thread so far!

and thanks for sharing whatever info you have
post #50 of 378
All the clues you give are from one bird - are all the desrciptions of the same bird (i.e. you are talking about 1 thing with many different charicteristics)?
post #51 of 378
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Originally Posted by European guy View Post

You got the goalie out, no defenders, and still miss the strike ! Soccer fan , here !

Never was much good at footie, but hey Im english, what do you expect? Recent results against portugal suggest ill never get this one!

Maybe iMac 4th gen? all new design?
post #52 of 378
A fast bird has *8* toes total, not 4. Two new Intel Quad core chips would fit the bill. New Mac Pro might be a possibility.

A relative to the Mac Pro might be a peripheral. One that 'floats' would be small and light - a handheld sized unit maybe. Lack of iPod, etc, might mean instead an actual handheld Mac.

Or... a remote controller (ala VNC) that uses 802.11n for it's mojo. Think remote display for anywhere in the house. Keep a central mac 'server', access it anywhere with a thin/light display panel. Touchscreen maybe? This may also cover 'my view changes'... or that may be a hint at changes in display ratios.

Eh, just talkin' here...
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post #53 of 378
n times. -- 802.11 n
Speed. -- Mac Pros will get faster
Number of toes on a fast bird. -- 8 toes, if your talking about a Peregrine Falcon, then this refers to the 8 cores in the new Mac Pros, with dual quad core processors.
Next of kin. -- This is talking about the squential update to the Mac Pros over the current models
View change. -- I have absolutely no idea, but I bet it has something to do with the Graphics cards
Float not fly -- MP's are heavy. Deal with it.


well?
post #54 of 378
No one has commented on my references to Apple Blimps as a communication platform.

You think it's a joke...

Wait 'til tomorrow...
post #55 of 378
I will see your rhyme and add to it a riddle of the past.....

For all the Old School Folks this one's for you!!

++++++++++


"A little bird told that Trinity shall return, after eating pie, more voluminous than a dolphin..."

"El Capitan's hamartia shall lead to Trinity's return and its rise to the throne, Its little brother shall rule in the great desert where the dolphins roam."

"The filling shall reveal a crust made from the Rosetta Stone."

"When the third sucessor of Artemis shall eat pie in the great desert, Artemis' twin shall rein with the agile Mercury and the obstinate Mercury before being eaten by the goldfish and this shall signal Trinity's return."
post #56 of 378
ahh,.... good times, good times.

The one rumor I am wondering about is the led-based changing colors on the outside of a "device"... that one seems to have been forgotten lately.

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post #57 of 378
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Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post

A fast bird has *8* toes total, not 4. Two new Intel Quad core chips would fit the bill. New Mac Pro might be a possibility.

A relative to the Mac Pro might be a peripheral. One that 'floats' would be small and light - a handheld sized unit maybe. Lack of iPod, etc, might mean instead an actual handheld Mac.

Or... a remote controller (ala VNC) that uses 802.11n for it's mojo. Think remote display for anywhere in the house. Keep a central mac 'server', access it anywhere with a thin/light display panel. Touchscreen maybe? This may also cover 'my view changes'... or that may be a hint at changes in display ratios.

Eh, just talkin' here...

its the apple REMOTE!!! oh JOY OF JOYS!!
post #58 of 378
I for one welcome these old school riddles!!

I think that I shall go and make plastics whilst waiting for Steve to sprinkle apple goodness upon us!!!
post #59 of 378
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Originally Posted by cutemartin View Post

Never was much good at footie, but hey Im english, what do you expect? Recent results against portugal suggest ill never get this one!

Maybe iMac 4th gen? all new design?

is this an answer ? Why ?
post #60 of 378
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Originally Posted by FreeState View Post

All the clues you give are from one bird - are all the desrciptions of the same bird (i.e. you are talking about 1 thing with many different charicteristics)?

Sorry, no. I already said how many products they are.
post #61 of 378
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Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post

A fast bird has *8* toes total, not 4. Two new Intel Quad core chips would fit the bill. New Mac Pro might be a possibility.

A relative to the Mac Pro might be a peripheral. One that 'floats' would be small and light - a handheld sized unit maybe. Lack of iPod, etc, might mean instead an actual handheld Mac.

Or... a remote controller (ala VNC) that uses 802.11n for it's mojo. Think remote display for anywhere in the house. Keep a central mac 'server', access it anywhere with a thin/light display panel. Touchscreen maybe? This may also cover 'my view changes'... or that may be a hint at changes in display ratios.

Eh, just talkin' here...

It's a pity you're just talking , Grasshopper, cause the path gains some light when you do...
post #62 of 378
The product group is TV

iTV set top wireless device
3D TV (changed view)
and I don't know the third product....yet...just got here!
post #63 of 378
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Originally Posted by John French View Post

n times. -- 802.11 n
Speed. -- Mac Pros will get faster
Number of toes on a fast bird. -- 8 toes, if your talking about a Peregrine Falcon, then this refers to the 8 cores in the new Mac Pros, with dual quad core processors.
Next of kin. -- This is talking about the squential update to the Mac Pros over the current models
View change. -- I have absolutely no idea, but I bet it has something to do with the Graphics cards
Float not fly -- MP's are heavy. Deal with it.


well?


1 Right.
2. Right.
3 Wrong.
4 and 5 No
post #64 of 378
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Originally Posted by nightjar2 View Post

No one has commented on my references to Apple Blimps as a communication platform.

You think it's a joke...

Wait 'til tomorrow...

maybe the little bird was launched from a blimp ?
post #65 of 378
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Originally Posted by TednDi View Post

I will see your rhyme and add to it a riddle of the past.....

For all the Old School Folks this one's for you!!

++++++++++


"A little bird told that Trinity shall return, after eating pie, more voluminous than a dolphin..."

"El Capitan's hamartia shall lead to Trinity's return and its rise to the throne, Its little brother shall rule in the great desert where the dolphins roam."

"The filling shall reveal a crust made from the Rosetta Stone."

"When the third sucessor of Artemis shall eat pie in the great desert, Artemis' twin shall rein with the agile Mercury and the obstinate Mercury before being eaten by the goldfish and this shall signal Trinity's return."

I think our paths may cross here, Grasshopper , let me think about it for a while ...
post #66 of 378
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Originally Posted by Trendannoyer View Post

its the apple REMOTE!!! oh JOY OF JOYS!!

I woulld have to make a COMPLETELY NEW RIDDLE for this one.
Still my birdie won't cough up anything about iPhones/iPods/Remotes...ahh the agony.
post #67 of 378
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Originally Posted by mackell View Post

The product group is TV

iTV set top wireless device
3D TV (changed view)
and I don't know the third product....yet...just got here!

No. Sorry.
iTV is one of the Aiport Xn products.
post #68 of 378
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Originally Posted by Trendannoyer View Post

cheers... but i'm beat/give up need my bed too!
will be very interested to compare this to what is released tomorrow

absolutely the best and most inventive thread so far!

and thanks for sharing whatever info you have

Thanks for playing.
I still believe the bird tells the truth. We shall see. Cheers.
post #69 of 378
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Originally Posted by TednDi View Post

I for one welcome these old school riddles!!

I think that I shall go and make plastics whilst waiting for Steve to sprinkle apple goodness upon us!!!

Little bird is making plastics right now!
As I said before, maybe this birdie is not so little. Is definitely NOT making plastics.
post #70 of 378
So we have:

n times. = AirPort/iTV
Speed. = Updated Mac Pro's
Next of kin. = iMacs to follow soon, or is that MacBook Pro's
View change = new Monitors

That is 4 products, 2 in the same family, 2 from outside that product line.
post #71 of 378
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Originally Posted by @homenow View Post

So we have:

n times. = AirPort/iTV
Speed. = Updated Mac Pro's
Next of kin. = iMacs to follow soon, or is that MacBook Pro's
View change = new Monitors

That is 4 products, 2 in the same family, 2 from outside that product line.

Finally !

1 Right.
2 Right! 8 Core.
3 Which is it ? I was about to slap a "right" here !
4.Wrong.
post #72 of 378
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Originally Posted by European guy View Post

3.Which is it ? I was about to slap a "right" here !.

I'd guess the 4th gen. iMac \

I'd be very happy if that was true, since I just got nuff money to buy one
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post #73 of 378
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Little bird is making plastics right now!
As I said before, maybe this birdie is not so little. Is definitely NOT making plastics.


busy as a BEE... a WORKER BEE?
post #74 of 378
3. New iMacs to follow soon?
4. iMacs have a new look? Maybe a black one?
post #75 of 378
1 - airport/itv
2 - mac pros
3 - iMac design change
4 - view from above...apple is launching a satellite to provide its own wireless internet/satellite phone service...
post #76 of 378
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Originally Posted by European guy View Post

Finally !

1 Right.
2 Right! 8 Core.
3 Which is it ? I was about to slap a "right" here !
4.Wrong.

3...I would say either depending on how you look at it the relationship between the units. If forced to guess I would say a lighter (float) MacBook Pro.

4. Not sure.
post #77 of 378
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Originally Posted by new imac View Post

I'd guess the 4th gen. iMac \

I'd be very happy if that was true, since I just got nuff money to buy one

It will blow you away ! Oh...that's a


RIGHT !
post #78 of 378
At least this one was entertaining.
post #79 of 378
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Originally Posted by JDraden View Post

3. New iMacs to follow soon?
4. iMacs have a new look? Maybe a black one?

I like the way you think !

Keyword is ZOOM...
post #80 of 378
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Originally Posted by European guy View Post

I will too.
regarding the bird, well, size is always SOOO subjective.

I don't buy this "European guy" moniker ... you know the language too well. Not just the subjective but the subjunctive. Although you mistake keen for kin, unless you know the language so well that you are exercising James Joyce like wordplay, in which case this reader is duly impressed. I've been reading "Finnegans Wake" all day and this riddle is nearly as obscure ...

But back to the riddle ...

1. Has been answered as the N standard for wireless
2. Has been answered as an 8 core Mac Pro
3. I'm guess that the next of keen is a fourth display, 17" in size
4. As for floating, Apple redesigns the monitors so that they float like the old luxor lamp iMac. (Or, second chance guess, the iMac is redesigned to do this.)

And if I got any of this right, all this Joyce decrypting today has done my brain some good ...
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