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My prediction:
2.2ghz 20" $1299 1GB RAM 256mb 8600M GT
2.4ghz 24" $1699 2GB RAM 512mb 8700M GT

My vote is 2.2ghz 2GB 2.4ghz 2GB standard and 128mb 8600M GT and 256mb 8600M GT respectively.

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Bottom end configurations and Mac Mini dropped.

Yes. Though this will be a silent slice in the middle of the night, no "it has been discontinued it teh sucky" official big announcement.

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Apple perplexed when Mac sales start to drop because of this due to lose of low end and education customers.

Nope, Mac sales continue to do well. Low end Mac Mini and 17" retail market shifts somewhat to MacBook, Education customers shift as well to MacBook one-laptop-to-one-student program.


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- New designs for 20 and 24 iMac

Definitely.

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- Old design 17 iMac is education only.

Yes, unofficially.

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- 10.5 voucher with iMacs

Would be nice, but I don't think so. Appel is teh evil.

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- iWork 08 and iLife 08 demo
- New keyboard across the Mac range from 7 August.

Yes, sounds good.

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- later on in day quiet drop of Mini (we'll hear more about it's replacement in the coming months - Apple TV Pro)

I don't think any AppleTV Pro, just a bigger push to bigger hard drives.
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European Guy! Welcome back; it's been a while. Any riddles this time?

Oh, no, don't scratch those wounds.
post #83 of 557
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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.

Yes. Holding the grain on the Mac side of things until Leopard. New iPods... pushed to September, also to sustain some boost before October Leopard.

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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.

Mac Mini is dead. Long live the iMac, AppleTV and MacBook.

New ultraportable MacBookPro would be the badass "one more thing" or "one last thing"
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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 know I'm dreaming, but an iMac with a user-replaceable video card would be a good middle-of-the-road option. Not sure if it would even be possible to engineer such a thing, especially with the reports of Apple trying to make them even thinner (why? how thin does the thing have to be?). But, I would see that as the major component a gamer would want to replace. And the processor, but engineering a user-replaceable processor hatch shouldn't be too hard (of course Intel will probably just change the CPU-motherboard interface making new processors unusable). And if it's going to be a game machine, maybe build in a PhysX card and a better sound card.

Yeah, if they do all that, they might as well just bring out the mythical midtower.

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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.

They might just be looking for an excuse to drop the desktop lines (except the Mac Pro). Poorly-spec'ed iMacs at high prices would certain do that. Apple can then show stats on how desktop sales had dropped, tout the continued increase of laptop (sorry, portable) sales.
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You heard it here first: I predict: The big keywords everyone is forgeting is : GAMING IS BACK ON THE MAC.

Cider.
Transgaming.
Electronic Arts.

Harry Potter (perfect timing, no? ) , NeedForSpeed: Carbon, Command&Conquer3 (it's decent...),

Officially should be full announced, some demoed at the event:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Madden NFL® 08, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 08, Need for Speed Carbon, Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars and Battlefield 2142.

DawnOfWar works quite well at this stage on hacked Cider. Also NeedForSpeed MostWanted.
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I know I'm dreaming, but an iMac with a user-replaceable video card would be a good middle-of-the-road option. Not sure if it would even be possible to engineer such a thing, especially with the reports of Apple trying to make them even thinner (why? how thin does the thing have to be?). But, I would see that as the major component a gamer would want to replace. And the processor, but engineering a user-replaceable processor hatch shouldn't be too hard (of course Intel will probably just change the CPU-motherboard interface making new processors unusable). And if it's going to be a game machine, maybe build in a PhysX card and a better sound card.

Yeah, if they do all that, they might as well just bring out the mythical midtower.

They might just be looking for an excuse to drop the desktop lines (except the Mac Pro). Poorly-spec'ed iMacs at high prices would certain do that. Apple can then show stats on how desktop sales had dropped, tout the continued increase of laptop (sorry, portable) sales.

No MidTower, sorry. ...I know some people that "live there", but there is sadly IMHO simply no space (physically, metaphorically) for it in Apple's universe.
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From Wired.Com comes this pic of what could well be the new iMac:



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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

confirmed no iPods, so probably september though to maintain revenue through to Leopard madness.

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

Nice.

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Hey! I go DAYS without posting.

OMFG I think this is the first time Melgross used a custom smiley !! OMFG

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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

I don't think any Intel integrated GPU can hold a candle to an nVidia 8-series mobile GPU. Also, for what it is worth, you *can* use 2x2gb RAM in Core2Duo MacBooks. Of course though, you're looking at 3GB max. But better than the officially spec'ed 2GB.
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From Wired.Com comes this pic of what could well be the new iMac:



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that is ugly

does anyone remebers the all clear design someone posted on here once? now, that was one cool computer... is the only mock up i've seen so far that would be better looking than the iMac G4.. altho i doubt it's feasible.

i can't see apple being able to come out with anything as beautiful as the iMac G4...
post #90 of 557
I'm hoping IF they do come out with Mac Mini Pro, it has HDMI... aka Apple TV 2.0/pro
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Great post - we need more people like you around here!

Welcome.

HEY! How'd you get your "Registered User" tagline changed when you only have 63 posts??? I thought you needed 1000?

I feel CHEATED!
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From Wired.Com comes this pic of what could well be the new iMac:

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It is me or this is a red painted Mac Pro with the upper handles chopped off? Oh wait, it comes with a display soldered on the side and the new keyboard! ROTFLMAO
post #93 of 557
THe mockup is nice but is IMO not quite what the new iMac will look like. First of all the screen is not in eye height and furhter more it's missing a foot. A screen must have the ability to tilt or even be adjusted in height
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From Wired.Com comes this pic of what could well be the new iMac:

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That is truly hideous. If it is something like that, I may just buy another PC to replace my desktop.
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Hope this isn't off topic, but if they do announce the new imac on Tuesday how long does it take before it usually shows up in the Mac retail stores???
post #96 of 557
Sometimes that same day.

Sometimes weeks later.

Here's to hoping it's the former.

 

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post #97 of 557
Normally I would order online but I just moved here to the US from Ireland so I'm finally near an apple store So hears hoping that it will be out right away. We've no apple retail store in Ireland only 3rd party places.
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that is ugly

does anyone remebers the all clear design someone posted on here once? now, that was one cool computer... is the only mock up i've seen so far that would be better looking than the iMac G4.. altho i doubt it's feasible.

i can't see apple being able to come out with anything as beautiful as the iMac G4...

You mean this one:



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It is me or this is a red painted Mac Pro with the upper handles chopped off? Oh wait, it comes with a display soldered on the side and the new keyboard! ROTFLMAO

Yep that's exactly what you see there! Shocking mock up.
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HEY! How'd you get your "Registered User" tagline changed when you only have 63 posts??? I thought you needed 1000?

I feel CHEATED!

you have less than 800 posts and it says registered user on your tagline
post #100 of 557
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You mean this one:


yeah.. that one. IS BEAUTIFUL! and look at that teeny key board.. much better looking than that heinous one that leaked a few days ago...

apple lost it's edge \

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Yep that's exactly what you see there! Shocking mock up.

to me it looks like the studio display with a metal finish
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From Wired.Com comes this pic of what could well be the new iMac:



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Not to keen on the red. Please be "silver" aluminum as well. Note the name of the photo is alumac-2.jpg. Not lilke iMac-1.jpg. Or something.
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From Wired.Com comes this pic of what could well be the new iMac:



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..that is just rude dude!
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yeah.. that one. IS BEAUTIFUL! and look at that teeny key board.. much better looking than that heinous one that leaked a few days ago...

apple lost it's edge \



to me it looks like the studio display with a metal finish

awesome
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post #104 of 557
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Not to keen on the red. Please be "silver" aluminum as well. Note the name of the photo is alumac-2.jpg. Not lilke iMac-1.jpg. Or something.

That's because it's fake. Surly that is so very apparent? I think the red colour was to illustrate that the new iMac will be available in colours. I doubt that it will be in anything other than silver or black.
post #105 of 557
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THe mockup is nice but is IMO not quite what the new iMac will look like. First of all the screen is not in eye height and furhter more it's missing a foot. A screen must have the ability to tilt or even be adjusted in height

Whether or not this is real, the screen does not have to be eye height. As noted on Apple's 'ergonomic' support site, it just has to be on the right angle. Not necessarily adjustable as on the original iMacs, or adjustable on the Powerbooks.

As for the 'missing' foot, two as shown is enough.
post #106 of 557
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That's because it's fake. Surly that is so very apparent? I think the red colour was to illustrate that the new iMac will be available in colours. I doubt that it will be in anything other than silver or black.

It is apparent. You can see white lines on the floor near the inside of each foot. And on the right side of the keyboard it looks like a bad clipping job in Photoshop.
post #107 of 557
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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 say, "No" because there are people and businesses that want or need new hardware, but don't want or need the newest OS. These two groups will continue or increase Mac sales, as well as, compensate the no sales from people and businesses that are going to wait for Leopard to come pre-installed before buying new hardware.
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Li'l bird has been away
But the sky anounces change
Darker, comes the bird this way
Faster, dives the bird, I say.
"No more pale skin and single feet"
awww...the lil bird...ain't he sweet ?
post #109 of 557
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Aside from being a truncated Mac Pro tinted red with a screenshot of Leopard taped to the side of the unit, the design is terrible. Most prominently is the unadjustable screen angle.

Let see what else is wrong with this picture:
  • Razor-sharp upper corners
  • keyboard not on the same 3D plane as computer
  • Not shipping with Leopard installed
  • No iSight
  • No matching keyboard
  • Butt-ugly

So no. There's no chance in hell that this is the next iMac.

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post #110 of 557
I can't believe we're actually discussing whether that hideous red Mac Pro mockup is real or not... Jeez.
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I'd guess that it's merely an iMac update, but it may be a new look for the iMac so that will be somewhat exciting. The Specs of the iMacs video card is what I will be looking at. It should be a clear indication of what we will see in the next Mac Pro.
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post #112 of 557
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Aside from being a truncated Mac Pro tinted red with a screenshot of Leopard taped to the side of the unit, the design is terrible. Most prominently is the unadjustable screen angle.

Let see what else is wrong with this picture:
  • Razor-sharp upper corners
  • keyboard not on the same 3D plane as computer
  • Not shipping with Leopard installed
  • No iSight
  • No matching keyboard
  • Butt-ugly

So no. There's no chance in hell that this is the next iMac.

-Clive

Good Observations.

I think there is a circle for the camera that they colored over.
post #113 of 557
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Normally I would order online but I just moved here to the US from Ireland so I'm finally near an apple store So hears hoping that it will be out right away. We've no apple retail store in Ireland only 3rd party places.

UP THE CELTIC!

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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...

Well, you know him better than anyone else.
post #115 of 557
I'm sick of white and silver!

Whatever it looks like I hope there are other colour options.
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OMFG I think this is the first time Melgross used a custom smiley !! OMFG

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yeah.. that one. IS BEAUTIFUL! and look at that teeny key board.. much better looking than that heinous one that leaked a few days ago...

apple lost it's edge \

It isn't a teeny keyboard, it's a huge monitor.

Besides the plastic foot would be unstable, all plastic bends, so it would cause the computer to shake back and forth every time you touched it to put in a DVd, etc.

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to me it looks like the studio display with a metal finish

No. Pb and Clive are right. It is a Mac Pro with the top cut off, in a hideous red.
post #118 of 557
I've never understood some people's obsession with that clear-screen mockup. It's quite futuristic looking, but not really astoundingly attractive - it goes against all of Ive's simplicity-first industrial design in favor of flash.

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Li'l bird has been away
But the sky anounces change
Darker, comes the bird this way
Faster, dives the bird, I say.
"No more pale skin and single feet"
awww...the lil bird...ain't he sweet ?

The sky... this guy... ALL JIMI HENDRIX ALBUMS WILL COME FREE WITH THE NEW IMAC?????

Also I don't know what's up with the single feet thing, I'm much more concerned with the chin
post #119 of 557
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Whether or not this is real, the screen does not have to be eye height. As noted on Apple's 'ergonomic' support site, it just has to be on the right angle. Not necessarily adjustable as on the original iMacs, or adjustable on the Powerbooks.

As for the 'missing' foot, two as shown is enough.

Ideally, as all information on ergonomics, as well as the manuals for monitors show, the top of the screen should be at eye height.

People tend to put them too high because of the old days when most computers were flat on the table with the monitor on top. Somehow, they think that monitors should be high up.

But, I'm not sure Apple will go back to a monitor that can be adjusted anywhere as much as the old lampshade iMac.
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It isn't a teeny keyboard, it's a huge monitor.

Besides the plastic foot would be unstable, all plastic bends, so it would cause the computer to shake back and forth every time you touched it to put in a DVd, etc.

not necessarily... it could be as hard as the plastic on the monitors apple had in the past, or the plastic on the cube. hard as rock



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No. Pb and Clive are right. It is a Mac Pro with the top cut off, in a hideous red.

i understand that, but the design looks like the studio displays nonetheless

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