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not if new imac buyers are granted a discount on the leopard upgrade!

perhaps that will only happen if new functionality "demands" leopard!

everyone assumes it will require leopard to add multi-touch and similar! perhaps a NEW application/ framework/ hardware implementation is in the offing!!!

of course i'm dreaming, but apple doesn't only add functionality with os releases!!
post #42 of 557
im super excited for the new iMac, can't wait to see what Apple planned for this one. NEW iPods too!!!!??? nah, not till october
post #43 of 557
MAC Pro with NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600


I would be even more thrilled if apple some how managed to fit an entire NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000 Model lV. Im really not sure how this would work, the tower would have to be like 1ft taller then it currently is but just imagine the preformace.



Also since the quadro plex model 4 costs like $25,000, the price of the mac pro might increase just a bit.
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will there be any webcast? or do i just get to frantically reload apple.com from my work office every two minutes on Tuesday morning
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I think we'll see some demonstrations of the new imacs and macbooks (macbook pros), but nothing new will probably be available yet.

MBPs this soon!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!??! It hasn't even been 2 months yet.

And why would they demo new hardware without releasing it?
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MBPs this soon!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!??! It hasn't even been 2 months yet.

And why would they demo new hardware without releasing it?

may be just Mobile Extreme BTO for MacBook Pro?

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post #47 of 557
It's going to be iMac, if anything.

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What happened to Mel Gross... I hope he didn't hang himself after today's stock bloodbath. \

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What happened to Mel Gross... I hope he didn't hang himself after today's stock bloodbath. \

no, he's alive and posting at a startling 9.2 a day with the last one 10 minutes ago.

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Mac mini Pro?

Please!
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Apple is a company that leads by its nature. it will soon introduce a new iMac that will define exactly where they are going with their computing "arm" of the business, or at worst hint strongly and guide/push the industry (speed bumps are corporate decisions guided by stock price/share holders!).

the iMac always has been their standard bearer (hardwear realisation of their software goals) of where they want to push the industry, mac mini, mac pro etc is what their customers want "now" cos they know no better!

I hope they take a chance with the iMac, like they did with the original, cos thats how you define markets... point out HOW you should be using your computer not making machines that fulfill todays paradigm!

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no, he's alive and posting at a startling 9.2 a day with the last one 10 minutes ago.

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post #53 of 557
hardware 'upgrades' as new processors etc. are no reason for an invitation. Apple has to 'show' something.. which usually is a little more than just a new case... (=iMac v4)

so, after that iPhone hype, I guess, we see more 'home entertainment' - which isn't that new to us Apple afficionados ... (front row, AppleTV, iPods...), but probably Apple has spiced-up iLife...?

I'm still with that idea of a 'homeserver', which is the source of all your pics, videos, music, streams, ... a 8x8x8" black box, wireless connected to all your Macs ...
post #54 of 557
Maybe at this special event Apple will announce that they are cutting their production run on the iPod because they have been selling too many and it's really not fair to the other companies.

Maybe we'll get lucky and Apple will just shut the whole company down. After all they just reported a record quarter and their best ever! They'll never be able to top that, so why try?

My God, I thought the iPhone hype had peaked, but after today. I'm not sure. And now a special event for next Tuesday. Oh, what they rumors will bring. Oh, what the PC Fan boys will say.

Then again it could just be the company with the fastest growing line of computers is holding an event to announce even better computers that people will want even more. Thus increasing the profit for Apple.

Now that makes sense. That ought to make the stock go down.

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What happened to Mel Gross... I hope he didn't hang himself after today's stock bloodbath. \

Bloodbath, 6.8 %, with it gaining back 1.4 % after hours when all parties involved in spreading this rumor have started back peddling in hope of not attracting an SEC investigation?

The person responsible has now called it "noise" and said it should be ignored and reiterated that there was no official release from his firm today. They have also redacted statements to remove Goldman Sachs from earlier news stories.

People can't run away from this steaming pile fast enough. Do you think CNBC will cover the apology (if you can call this an apology) with the same interest? Will it regain the loss tomorrow, or this week?

Stay tuned...
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Bloodbath, 6.8 %, with it gaining back 1.4 % after hours when all parties involved in spreading this rumor have started back peddling in hope of not attracting an SEC investigation?

The person responsible has now called it "noise" and said it should be ignored and reiterated that there was no official release from his firm today. They have also redacted statements to remove Goldman Sachs from earlier news stories.

People can't run away from this steaming pile fast enough. Do you think CNBC will cover the apology (if you can call this an apology) with the same interest? Will it regain the loss tomorrow, or this week?

Stay tuned...

Golly damn... I hope the SEC gets these people arrested.

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I'm still with that idea of a 'homeserver', which is the source of all your pics, videos, music, streams, ... a 8x8x8" black box, wireless connected to all your Macs ...

wouldn't that rather trod on apple tv toes?
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What happened to Mel Gross... I hope he didn't hang himself after today's stock bloodbath. \

Ha! It's only money.
It'll go up again. The market sucks right now.

I was busy until this evening, with my daughter.

To the subject at hand.

I agree that is shouldn't be a Mac Pro or MBP. The MBP was just updated, as was mentioned.

I can see some updates to the Mac Pro, but that's all.

The iMac seems to be the computer of the hour here.

I'm wondering though, if we will get news of the Mini, or a possible replacement.
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wouldn't that rather trod on apple tv toes?

contrary: it complements the AppleTV - the CubePro is connected to the iNet, it streams to software-extenders as the AppleTV, and 'unburdens' your Mac you're working with ... the Mac is still 'in charge' to remotely control that device (what to store, where, how often/TimeMachine, connections, 'private' etc.. ) ... it isn't a new idea, just a combo of existing Apple Technology (Bonjour, Airport, Backup, iTunes ...)

... and it is another step to Apple's credo of the 'invisible' computer ..
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I'm wondering though, if we will get news of the Mini, or a possible replacement.

Right, after almost 11 months of steady state, the iMac is a given now. The real question is if anything about the Mac mini will show up as well.
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no, he's alive and posting at a startling 9.2 a day with the last one 10 minutes ago.

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Hey! I go DAYS without posting.

But, that just brings the post average up for the days I do post.

There's a whole bunch of articles yesterday and earlier that I haven't posted to at all.

But, you need me to keep you honest.

post #62 of 557
The iMac hasn't been updated in almost a year. That's a long time for a computer. Had it just been to bump the processor the update would have come much sooner. Plus it's not called for to have a media event for such a minor thing. I belive, like so many others, that the new iMac will have a more sleek and elegant design. However it's generally to much focus on how thinn it should be. Really how much thinner does a desktop computer need to be than the current iMac? I rather get a new iMac that is a couple of degree's cooler than some centimeters thinner. More TV-like functions such as a built in TV-card would be nice and in line with the "Digital Hub" plans. Maybe HDMI output? Features that will get the iMac a way into the living room or bed room.

There where alot of gaming anouncements at WWDC this year. Apple probably has had a more open discussion with the industry about what they need in terms of hardware, in order to create some really wonderful and unique stuff. Maybe a Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT as standard? As Apple probably has seen alot of users picking the better graphics card on the iMac 24" modell - will we get more options this time?

We probably will see some numbers on how Apple little "hobby" (AppleTV) is going and maybe some future plans for it. It's only been out there for 3 months but from what I have heard it does pretty well in USA. Here in Europe not so much as there is no iTunes Store with video material (other than music videos and podcasts which really isn't enough). A date as to when we will get some of the good stuff would be nice. Although this is a Mac event so AppleTV will probably have to wait to another time.

The Mac mini (like the iMac) hans't been updated in almost a year, making it likely that it to will get some love - or hate for that matter. Either we will see a serious update or an anouncment of it's retirement. Right now it's rather unclear on how that Mac mini's and AppleTV's roadmap differ. The Mac mini is really superior in terms of features and flexibility as media center. Although at a higher price many have chosen it over AppleTV. It could use HDMI-output.

Demos of the new iLife and iWork suites are almost a garantee. As they are an important part of the Mac package. The .Mac not as much so but still important and Steve Jobs recently said we could expect new things with it.

- New re-designed iMac
- Bumped or cancelled Mac mini
- Demo of iLife, iWork and .Mac
- Leopard on schedule for october
- Perhaps updated ACD's with HDMI and iSight - same design though
post #63 of 557
I'm gonna say there is a good possibility we'll see the new iMac and the new Cinema displays, and maybe a sneak peek of iLife and iWork '08, but not a release for them - I still hope they become part of Leopard.
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post #64 of 557
The date GOOD NEWS!
The "Mac event" GOOD NEWS!
All the conformations GOOD NEWS!

I'm a very happy camper today
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post #65 of 557
I have received word from Suni that he will be involved in some sort of countdown soon... In the meantime OMG TUESDAY OMG

I STRONGLY PREDICT that iLife'08 and iWork'08 will only be *previews*, it will not be full release until Leopard full or MacWorld SF Jan 2008. I could be wrong though. Just that it would be very weird in the scheme of things if people went out and can buy iLife08 and iWork08 next week. Anyways, buckle up, ladies and gents, 'cause Kansas is about to go bye bye...
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While I agree with the masses that the iMac upgrade will likely take centre stage next week, I wonder what actual 'upgrade' we can expect. Design and shape changes are nice, however I want my computer to perform, and since iMacs will likely continue to use mobile components, and Intel haven't released anything monumentally better since the current iMac CPUs, I don't see the new iMacs performing that much better than the current ones.

Unless Intel also have something to tell us about Penryn next week ?
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I want a Macbook with intel x3100 gpu and a MOBO that supports 2x 2gb ram DIMMs so it can meet my needs for he next ~3-4 years...

Maybe we will see MBPs with new enclosures that add the ease of expandability as the Macbooks.

and santa rosa metal iMacs too i suppose...YAWN
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New Mac Pros? Why? Theres no need for that. New iMacs and new ultra-portables is what we should be hoping for. And maybe, but almost definetely not, a mid-range tower. New ACDs too probably with integrated iSight. Also a serious revamping of the mac mini or total elimination of it.


also i hear Powerbook G5s should be making there debut too.

I would expect to see the Pro updated, bumped up to quad core, and speed bumped to 2.33, 2.83, and 3.16ghz when harpertown arrives in Q4.

I'm praying that Apple will release a true successor to the PowerMacs (the Mac Pro is really in a price range above them), but I don't have much faith in Jobs to deliver anything that isn't completely former over function that isn't a Mac Pro.
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While I agree with the masses that the iMac upgrade will likely take centre stage next week, I wonder what actual 'upgrade' we can expect. Design and shape changes are nice, however I want my computer to perform, and since iMacs will likely continue to use mobile components, and Intel haven't released anything monumentally better since the current iMac CPUs, I don't see the new iMacs performing that much better than the current ones.

Unless Intel also have something to tell us about Penryn next week ?

It'll be more about cosmetic changes than anything else, although despite some more vocal opinions I think I'd prefer to own the new keyboard which I definitely think is the real. We could possibly be looking at a few different color keyboard and iMac pairs too. I'm thinking a black on black pair & a white on silver pair to start, though they could easily do ones in all the colors of the shuffles and nanos too, yeah, both the iMacs and the keyboards in colored, anodized aluminum.
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I hope they take a chance with the iMac, like they did with the original, cos thats how you define markets... point out HOW you should be using your computer not making machines that fulfill todays paradigm!

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Just because your first post was right on target...

The Apple event is all about Mac... iMac or whatever Apple will call this next thing.
post #71 of 557
Whoa, whoa, why would they arrange this kind of thing for just an iMac redesign? I think something new is coming like a Cube or something related to gaming. They need to get the word out that gaming is back on the Mac and as Carmack said, there will be some more Mac announcements later in the year.

Nonetheless, AUGUST 7TH CONFIRMED and it's all Mac this time (take *that* iphone people)!! At least it's a definite date to look forward to.
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- New designs for 20 and 24 iMac
- Old design 17 iMac is education only.
- 10.5 voucher with iMacs
- iWork 08 and iLife 08 demo
- New keyboard across the Mac range from 7 August.

- later on in day quiet drop of Mini (we'll hear more about it's replacement in the coming months - Apple TV Pro)
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Hi ! Welcome ! Prepare to be plea-amazed !
Just because your first post was right on target...

The Apple event is all about Mac... iMac or whatever Apple will call this next thing.

European Guy! Welcome back; it's been a while. Any riddles this time?
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post #74 of 557
My prediction:

iMac 20"
iMac 24"

I have no idea what to expect in terms of colours & materials

iLife 07'
iWork 07'

Silent Mac Mini update:
1.66Ghz CD -- 2.0Ghz Core 2 Duo
1.83Ghz CD -- 2.16Ghz Core 2 Duo

802.11n WiFi & 100/160GB Hard Drives
post #75 of 557
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- Old design 17 iMac is education only.

agreed!
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Since it's getting close to the 10.5 release date wouldn't one just hold off on the new Mac until the updated OS is available?

I've never understood this logic. It seems that this is a perfect time for a new iMac, as it will help keep sales robust prior to Leopard's release.
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My prediction:

2.2ghz 20" $1299 1GB RAM 256mb 8600M GT

2.4ghz 24" $1699 2GB RAM 512mb 8700M GT

Bottom end configurations and Mac Mini dropped. Apple perplexed when Mac sales start to drop because of this due to lose of low end and education customers.
post #78 of 557
i sure hope the mac mini doesn't get phased out. it's such a good little machine. it's what gets people on the mac. apple would be crazy to ditch it...

maybe make it a bit speedier and cheaper? they don't need to profit on this one... people who start out on the mini will likely move to another mac.

my cousin bought a mini to test the waters and now she's just waiting for leopard to buy a macbook... she wasn't sure she'd like the mac but now she knows she loves it.
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My prediction:

2.2ghz 20" $1299 1GB RAM 256mb 8600M GT

2.4ghz 24" $1699 2GB RAM 512mb 8700M GT

i agree with this, though am hoping there will be a 'wow feature' beyond the (much looked forward to) re-design, cf petera1969's call for apple to take a chance/shake things up.

i think the 17" old form factor might be kept on as a defacto edu-imac with no great press about it.

i still like the iPhone inspired mock-up in the other thread, but am hanging out to see what apple actually come up with!
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how do i subscribe for replies again? it always takes me ages to figure out

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