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post #41 of 105
Regarding the PowerfulMac R4, I don't think it's wise to place the removable media drive at the top of the case if it's going to be a desktop.
post #42 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by Ifok5:
<strong>G5 Sphere!!!!


I can still dream...</strong><hr></blockquote>

I think in a way I like that better than the Cube.
post #43 of 105
Let's hope that they at least fix the speaker hiss!
post #44 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by catalyst:
<strong>Regarding the PowerfulMac R4, I don't think it's wise to place the removable media drive at the top of the case if it's going to be a desktop.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Your dead right there. A lot of people (like me) put there towers on the floor under the desk (it saves desk space) if the CD drive etc. where in the top you could not do that, and when you put the tower on the desk it would be quite a reach.
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post #45 of 105
that sphere rules!
I think apple has to break out of the cube mold that theyve built them selves into. Time for something new.
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post #46 of 105
Hello everyone, I'm ajprice. You may know me from such forums as MacNN. Here is my G5 case, enjoy!

post #47 of 105
That looks like a modified toaster or something. I wouldn't buy if I had the money. Apple would never let the whole Titanium thing get out of hand. You know, like making everything Titanium would just be lame. Also, slot loading Desktops? Never, how would you upgrade the CD Drives or whatever. It's close to never. Probably in the future, but not now.

I like the G4 case, it's easy to upgrade, and everything fits just right. I think Apple will stick to it. Who knows? I only believe <a href="http://www.macosx.org" target="_blank">www.macosx.org</a> since they were the only ones that knew how the Quiksilver case was going to look like.

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post #48 of 105
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FCP3 box == "G5" case == black!
post #49 of 105
How about an all-black Powermac G5 case with indigo blue logos and such? Backlight the logos ever so slightly, and it would be one bad-ass looking powermac.
post #50 of 105
[quote] How about an all-black Powermac G5 case with indigo blue logos and such? Backlight the logos ever so slightly, and it would be one bad-ass looking powermac. <hr></blockquote>
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post #51 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:
<strong>How about an all-black Powermac G5 case with indigo blue logos and such? Backlight the logos ever so slightly, and it would be one bad-ass looking powermac.</strong><hr></blockquote>

That might be cool, I'd have to see it tho.

As for the colors, anyone notice that everything is starting to mimic OS X? Light grey and white. I would expect the iMac and tower to follow suit.
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post #52 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:
<strong>How about an all-black Powermac G5 case with indigo blue logos and such? Backlight the logos ever so slightly, and it would be one bad-ass looking powermac.</strong><hr></blockquote>

That would be great looking.
post #53 of 105
[quote]As for the colors, anyone notice that everything is starting to mimic OS X? Light grey and white. I would expect the iMac and tower to follow suit.<hr></blockquote>
Yeah, Apple is moving away from colors. The iMac is the only one left... hmm..... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #54 of 105
This is the best case so far, i think..


<a href="http://www.student.kun.nl/basil.zijlstra/G5.jpg" target="_blank">Big Honking JPEG of G5 Cases</a>

[edit: Changed large image to link to keep it from
s t r e t c h i n g the posts past the point of readability. -Amorph]

[ 12-05-2001: Message edited by: Amorph ]</p>
post #55 of 105
I just hope Apple replaces the Zip drive bay with a 5.25" drive bay in their next case release!!! I'd really like to be able to add a secondary CD/DVD drive over a Zip drive.
post #56 of 105
OH MY GOD....!


[quote]Originally posted by GoRIS:

<strong>This is the best case so far, i think..

<a href="http://www.student.kun.nl/basil.zijlstra/G5.jpg" target="_blank">Big Honking JPEG of G5 Cases</a>

</strong><hr></blockquote>

next mac coming from logitech? it is ugly and not going to happen...

[edit: Changed IMG to link. -Amorph]

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post #57 of 105
Well, I just saw on Daily Daemon where OS X 10.2 will not be released until summer 2002. That would mean that the G5 will also be released at the same time. The G5 is a 64 bit processor and OS X 10.1.x will not take advantage of it. Considering the availability of G5 processors (nothing but test betas) and OS X 10.2 not being released in January = forget it tell this summer. Well back to the LCD iMac speculation threads.
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post #58 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by ac2c:
<strong>Well, I just saw on Daily Daemon where OS X 10.2 will not be released until summer 2002. That would mean that the G5 will also be released at the same time. The G5 is a 64 bit processor and OS X 10.1.x will not take advantage of it. Considering the availability of G5 processors (nothing but test betas) and OS X 10.2 not being released in January = forget it tell this summer. Well back to the LCD iMac speculation threads. </strong><hr></blockquote>


March, not the summer. Apple said March X will be default on new macs, that would seem to mean X.2 would be out.
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post #59 of 105
Do we even know if the G5 will be 64-bit. I've been saying that the G5 will come out, expect 32-bit and at lower clock speeds than suggested, with a few architectural features missing. Main features will be there though.


I've been wanting a big, glossy black case for several years. Hell, I think El Capitan would look awesome in all glossy black with glowing red power buttons and Apple logo. A black PowerMac would be bad ass.
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post #60 of 105
March is not summer. The article said summer. I didn't say summer - they did.
<a href="http://daily.daemonnews.org/view_story.php3?story_id=2559" target="_blank">http://daily.daemonnews.org/view_story.php3?story_id=2559</a>
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post #61 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by ac2c:
<strong>March is not summer. The article said summer. I didn't say summer - they did.
<a href="http://daily.daemonnews.org/view_story.php3?story_id=2559" target="_blank">http://daily.daemonnews.org/view_story.php3?story_id=2559</a></strong><hr></blockquote>

I know March is not summer, that's why I rebuttal to your post

[quote] Phil Schiller, Apple's VP of worldwide marketing, has gone on the record to suggest March as the date when new Macs ship with OS X as default.
<hr></blockquote>
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post #62 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by GoRIS:
<strong>This is the best case so far, i think..


<a href="http://www.student.kun.nl/basil.zijlstra/G5.jpg" target="_blank">Big Honking JPEG of G5 Cases</a>

[edit: Changed large image to link to keep it from
s t r e t c h i n g the posts past the point of readability. -Amorph]

[ 12-05-2001: Message edited by: Amorph ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well that pic has been floating around since the G4 came out or even possibly before. I've always said and I still say that has to be one of the ugliest things I've ever seen and Apple would never think of something like that. The only good thing about it is the ports on the front.
post #63 of 105
Black would be awfull. It would be like a rich person buying a Camaro . . .cause they'r "sooo BAAD lookin"

Black does not look "cool" it looks silly....it looks like its trying to look cool. its declasse(pr: DAy class-sAy)

I think that they should go with a snow like sheen under clear (kinda like the G3 and the ibook) with the metal showing in places... but have the handles uniform with the body.

Subtley change the El Capitan: squarer with the handles flush with the top and hanging over the front....

They should make sure to keep dust in mind . . .it needs to be able to clean easily...with a wipe
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post #64 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by pfflam:
<strong>They should make sure to keep dust in mind . . .it needs to be able to clean easily...with a wipe</strong><hr></blockquote>

I never thought about dust. That might be one of the biggest problems with a black case, the dust would be very noticeable.
post #65 of 105
They will go white way before they go black. Look at the rescent items pBook-titanium, G4-graphite-metal(titanium-like light grey), iBook-white and metal-like light grey, iPod-white and real metal. Anyone seeing a pattern?

White and/or real metal or light grey will be the next logical step.
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post #66 of 105
I think white and silver would be cool looking. And change the keyboard and mouse to white too. A white geltab mouse would be wicked.
post #67 of 105
I think the current QS case slightly re-tooled for another drive bay, with stainless steel highlights (like the rear of the iPod) would be cool.
Maybe a stainless steel Apple logo and handles? Drive bays?

That'd be bling blingin'!
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post #68 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by Tarbash:
<strong>I think the current QS case slightly re-tooled for another drive bay, with stainless steel highlights (like the rear of the iPod) would be cool.
Maybe a stainless steel Apple logo and handles? Drive bays?

That'd be bling blingin'! </strong><hr></blockquote>

Stainless WHAT? Steel on a powermac? Brushed maybe? Do we have 1984 again and I just didn't notice? SHIVER! :confused:No, Mr. Ives will kick ass, that's for sure! That man is one of the most versatile and surprising designers in industry. Think about it: Until today he came up with stuff no one else could imagine (not anywhere NEAR that) before actually seeing it. Or am I wrong? Did anyone of you people had an idea about the form factor of an Apple product before it was released? (I honestly don't know, but would be interesting...)
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post #69 of 105
I think the current case white white sides and logo like the iPod/IBook and light grey like the current case but with metal handles not the plastic. It seems apple is getting away from the clear plastic with respect to their monitors.

If I get some time I might try a quick mock up.
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post #70 of 105
ok, reeeeaaalllyy rough and I emphasize rough 20 min PS job, but here's my idea but lacking handles as I didn't have time to put them in yet.


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post #71 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
<strong>ok, reeeeaaalllyy rough and I emphasize rough 20 min PS job, but here's my idea but lacking handles as I didn't have time to put them in yet.


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As long as it had handle and 2 full size drive bays that'd be a good tower.
post #72 of 105
Notice the new box for FCP3....


Maybe black is the new Pro color.

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post #73 of 105
I think black may be the new pro MARKETING color. If you notice, the new PowerMac and PowerBook boxes and info pamphlets are also black. It's a nice contrast though to the QS case and the PowerBook.
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post #74 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by Tarbash:
<strong>I think black may be the new pro MARKETING color. If you notice, the new PowerMac and PowerBook boxes and info pamphlets are also black. It's a nice contrast though to the QS case and the PowerBook.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, I think you're right. I can't see the pro machines going black right now, even though I think a black tower would be pretty cool.
post #75 of 105
Sorry, but I don't see how a software box color can hint toward the color of future towers-don't see the connection? Was any of Apple's spftware graphite, white, grey , metal in the past?
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post #76 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
<strong>Sorry, but I don't see how a software box color can hint toward the color of future towers-don't see the connection? Was any of Apple's spftware graphite, white, grey , metal in the past?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Exactly, that's why it's very unlikely that it has anything to do with it, but you never know.
post #77 of 105
Have you guys ever really taken a long hard look at the new quicksilver case and innards? Its all messed up...its clear that the case was designed for something else inside, and that they shoved what we have now on the inside. Things like the proc being way, way outta line with the fan. IMO, the case that is on the G4 now is the case that would have been on the G5. I think Moto did Apple a screw job yet again <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> .
post #78 of 105
That tower above, without the handles...is it just me or does it pretty much look like the CURRENT G4?!?

I mean, "adding handles when I get a chance" is only going to make it look exactly like what's out right now.

:confused:

And black (glossy, matte, textured, burlap, cream swirl, etc.) on a computer is the ****ing ugliest, lame-ass look that's ever existed.

If Apple does it, they're dicks.

And no...a software box doesn't point to ANYTHING, people, so quit reaching so far.

Some of you make Fox Mulder look sane.

post #79 of 105
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>That tower above, without the handles...is it just me or does it pretty much look like the CURRENT G4?!?

I mean, "adding handles when I get a chance" is only going to make it look exactly like what's out right now.

:confused:

And black (glossy, matte, textured, burlap, cream swirl, etc.) on a computer is the ****ing ugliest, lame-ass look that's ever existed.

If Apple does it, they're dicks.

And no...a software box doesn't point to ANYTHING, people, so quit reaching so far.

Some of you make Fox Mulder look sane.

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Wow, did you even look at it? The colors are different and their are no loopng edges that meet the handles. I'm not sure how handles would best work wth this case so I didn't invest the time for them yet. I think the shape will be more iPod/iBook like.
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post #80 of 105
If we do get a new case i think it will be white. It will probably look like an iPod on it's side. the iBook looks like the iPod. The iBook is squarish like the TiBook. The next imac with a flatscreen will most likely take after the iBook in it's color scheme and squareness. the Towers will not be far behind.
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