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Freudian slip?

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I don't get why all the excitement...

I'm looking at the photos on the other page and these laptops look pretty much the same as the last gen. What am I missing?

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You're not a raving lunatic Apple fanboy?

Or you haven't been waiting months for the new macbooks to come out so you can start developing apps
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G5 PowerBooks, here we come!

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post #45 of 161
Give me More !!!!

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I don't get why all the excitement...

I'm looking at the photos on the other page and these laptops look pretty much the same as the last gen. What am I missing?

It does look similar but there isn't that much latitude when it comes to laptops. As I think everybody suspected it would the keyboard has finally changed. It is now like the MacBook / iMac. That alone will change the look a lot. I suspect the most significant change will be the multi touch features. Well, the spec changes might be more significant... And there may be color changes. That's always exciting. And something to beat what came before such as 'the fastest ever', and 'the thinnest ever...'.

But yeah... not THAT much to get excited about perhaps unless you have been waiting for ages for an update in order to buy. Then it would be VERY exciting.
post #47 of 161
sweet, finally on otober 14th I will be making my switch to mac(or whenever i can get my hands on it). only ever been a pc guy.
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But yeah... not THAT much to get excited about perhaps unless you have been waiting for ages for an update in order to buy. Then it would be VERY exciting.

Exactly. Also, let's not forget that little differences can be key - the PowerBook/MacBook Pro form factor was almost perfect; there were three problems that this update will hopefully correct:
  • The grey keys with white backlight meant there are some lighting conditions under which the backlight makes it harder to see the keys. With this new keyboard with black keys there will be a proper contrast between key colour and backlight colour.
  • The internal HDD is very difficult to get at. Hopefully this update will provide something similar to the current MacBook's accessibility.
  • The latching mechanism has moving parts and is fragile. The MacBook and MacBook Air's magnetic latch is simpler and more elegant.

Then of course there's the usual tech-spec upgrades.

I'd even dare to say that that high top-end price even suggests there might be a blu-ray option, although it could be pointing to an SSD option instead.
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post #49 of 161
Yay! This'll be my first Mac purchase. Hopefully I'll quickly pick up on how to use the OS. It's easy right?
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I don't get why all the excitement...

I'm looking at the photos on the other page and these laptops look pretty much the same as the last gen. What am I missing?


Perhaps a glass trackpad like the iPhone?
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Yay! This'll be my first Mac purchase. Hopefully I'll quickly pick up on how to use the OS. It's easy right?

As long as you don't try and make it work like Windows, yes.
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I'd even dare to say that that high top-end price even suggests there might be a blu-ray option, although it could be pointing to an SSD option instead.


I don't think we'll see Blu-Ray support till Snow Leopard.. Leopard and iLife apps do not currently support Blu-Ray authoring so it'd be more than just a hardware upgrade.

EDIT: Also, blu-ray would likely debut on the flagship Mac which is the Mac Pro. Mac Pro updates generally happen in Jan/Feb. Macworld should usher in new Mac Pro's, Snow Leopard and iLife 09 with Blu-Ray support.
post #53 of 161
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Yay! This'll be my first Mac purchase. Hopefully I'll quickly pick up on how to use the OS. It's easy right?

I'd say it's easier to learn than Windows, but it you know Windows then you have unlearn some actions so there will be some frustration to get over. The best thing to remember is, if it seems like it's too complex or difficult compared to Windows, then you are doing it wrong. The forums at MacOSXHints.com is a great resource.

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I don't think we'll see Blu-Ray support till Snow Leopard.. Leopard and iLife apps do not currently support Blu-Ray authoring so it'd be more than just a hardware upgrade.

They have updated iLife apps at these events before, but you'd think that the Pro Apps would get the support first.
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post #54 of 161
I remember last time there was an Apple announcement to make, people were hyping it up like crazy only to be let down. Should we continue this hype up?

In reality I'm speculating that they're just going to change the covering the macbook, give it some upgraded options and make it cheaper, not really giving any other real new hardware functions.

I'll gladly eat my words when they release anything more than that.
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I am so freaking excited! I am a PC user that is sick of Windoze! It makes me sick how Microsoft comes out with an OS and takes 1 or 2 more years to make it actually work right! (Think XP Service Pak 2 and 3, and Vista). I hate having to reboot for EVERYTHING.
I'm a photographer that is growing it into a side profession and my wife and I are going to start a family w/in the next 1-2 yrs and we'll be getting a camcorder prior to that chapter and shooting a lot i'm sure! I'm so looking forward to being able to handle all that much easier on a Mac!
I'm also bursting at the seams with lack of storage space so I've wanted to buy a new external drive but have been holding out for the Mac first so to avoid formatting frustrations.

Now i can kill all birds with one stone, the holiday season! Also, my company has an EPP for Apple and we just recently got bought out by a PC company so I don't know how long it will stick around! Perfect timing for all of this and I'm so glad the wait is OVER!!!

I just want to know what brand of coffee you're drinking.

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Give me More !!!!

Steve :hug: (father and son)

Awww... that's nice. I don't think Steve got enough hugs as a kid.

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So does anyone want to speculate that these laptops will include whatever tech that Peter Oppenheimer referred to in the last quarterly conference call?
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I just want to know what brand of coffee you're drinking.

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So does anyone want to speculate that these laptops will include whatever tech that Peter Oppenheimer referred to in the last quarterly conference call?

Yeah, I'd like to think it's a multi-touch glass trackpad, although that seems to be a pipe dream at the moment.
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O thank God. I can finally relieve myself of all this needless anxiety. Uncertainty is a bitch. At least I know the economy is collapsing.
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post #61 of 161
Spam Sandwich...

Ironically I don't drink coffee! =) I hate it. I only drink sugar free, carb free XS Energy Drinks and I haven't had one of them today yet. =) Check em out here www.xsblast.com. I order them from here www.drinkinperfection.com

I am so pumped!
post #62 of 161
Enough with the moon shots - BRING THEM ON!!!
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Or you haven't been waiting months for the new macbooks to come out so you can start developing apps

I you can code you shouldn't have waited.
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post #64 of 161
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Yay! This'll be my first Mac purchase. Hopefully I'll quickly pick up on how to use the OS. It's easy right?

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As long as you don't try and make it work like Windows, yes.

When I bought my first Mac I spent the first 30 minutes trying to figure out how to install programs and wondering why I am not getting the installer window

I have been holding off on buying a MBP until this update.
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I you can code you shouldn't have waited.

I don't own a mac. Well I have an old one, but I can't upgrade it to the new OS. I didn't want to buy a macbook a couple months ago since I knew the new ones would be out soon and I didn't want to bother trying to make my Vista PC dual boot to hackintosh mode.

But hopefully in a couple weeks I can start filling the app store with more useless apps
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that's disgusting.

Indeed. What a pig.

If you look at his post history, it's short and ugly.

Almost all his posts are one liners, the majority are about the US election instead of anything to do with the articles, they are sprinkled with swear words and rude remarks, and the last two threads he started were:

- a racist diatribe about Indians.
- a seven word Troll thread about McCain

A real prize winner.
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post #67 of 161
After hearing that the event on Oct 14 is now official I can jump for joy. Now I can retire my 1st gen macbook pro since it's falling to pieces. WIN *hopes for macbook air update as well as macbook and macbook pro updates*
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

When I bought my first Mac I spent the first 30 minutes trying to figure out how to install programs and wondering why I am not getting the installer window

Yeah, first time I downloaded a program, double-clicked the download file, and instantly saw the app icon. I thought "That was fast!" I double-clicked the icon, ran the program and played for a moment, put it on my dock, then cleaned up and deleted the downloaded "installer". Hey, where did my app go?

Oooohhh...

(For the new guy, most program downloads come as a disk image, that you can run directly from, as I had done. Then I deleted the disk image. You "install" it by dragging the app icon into your Applications folder. The icon represents the entire file structure for the app, that gets quickly copied with it, no scattered DLLs! Later, you can uninstall by dragging it from the Applications to the Trash.)

Quick, easy, and intuitive; it "feels" a lot more like actually installing or removing something than running a massive program and hope it doesn't crash like on Windows. I installed Office 2007 on my work PC yesterday, took over an hour with the CPU pegged for much of it!

Maybe I'll have to get my wife her own Mac for Christmas...
post #69 of 161
The image on the invite is of the current product - not the new product.

SJ always starts of with an image of the current product, talks about its success, talks about how it could be bettered, and only then reveals the new product.

They're not going to let the cat out of the bag on the invite itself...
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So does anyone want to speculate that these laptops will include whatever tech that Peter Oppenheimer referred to in the last quarterly conference call?

I thought (and I'm making no claims, I could be wrong) that these would be the first round of products cranked out of the new "Brick" facility/process. Isn't that the rumored code-name for some super-fancy hi-tech facility or method Apple is supposed to be building here in the US that's like the next generation of Steve's NeXT factory from back in the day?

I had hear water cutters and hi-pressure mold machines were supposed to be utilized in new and exciting ways....

Anybody else heard this or did I dream it?

The other thing I heard speculated by a friend in the investment biz was that Jobs wants to be able to build HERE, because he thinks there may well come a time in the not-too-distant future where trade between China nad the US could hit rough roads, and badly hurt any company that relies on China for business....

Again, total speculation, not trying to start new rumors, but curious if anybody else heard anything similar...
post #71 of 161
Anyone else notice from the pics that the shell is now the top half, not the bottom.
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Originally Posted by echosonic View Post

I thought (and I'm making no claims, I could be wrong) that these would be the first round of products cranked out of the new "Brick" facility/process. Isn't that the rumored code-name for some super-fancy hi-tech facility or method Apple is supposed to be building here in the US that's like the next generation of Steve's NeXT factory from back in the day?

I had hear water cutters and hi-pressure mold machines were supposed to be utilized in new and exciting ways....

Anybody else heard this or did I dream it?

The other thing I heard speculated by a friend in the investment biz was that Jobs wants to be able to build HERE, because he thinks there may well come a time in the not-too-distant future where trade between China nad the US could hit rough roads, and badly hurt any company that relies on China for business....

Again, total speculation, not trying to start new rumors, but curious if anybody else heard anything similar...

Your correct. Apple isn't the only company looking outside of China, outside if Asia for new facilities. It's a world economy and sadly a world that can be stretched thin by leaders. Manufacturing close to your markets is always ideal.
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You might still be right, who says the mbp on the picture is the new one? If I look at the other picture off the top shell, it seems like that wasn't designed for the backlit apple, it only has a few holes and if I look at the back of my mbp it doesn't seem like that would give the same light effect.


I doubt they would put the MBP on the cover of this invite when they are doing something as big as changing the MB to aluminum. My bet is that this is the MB on the invite.
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What about the Mini?
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What about the Mini?

Unfortunately, I think the mini will have to wait until Macworld. I just don't see it happening at a notebook event. I could be wrong though.
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What about the Mini?

the mini is dead. stop whining

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post #77 of 161
Yes! My first Mac will soon be purchased! So long, 4.5 year-old dell notebook. You've served me...grudgingly and in fits and starts.

Wooooo!
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Originally Posted by Macd-to-death View Post

Yes! My first Mac will soon be purchased! So long, 4.5 year-old dell notebook. You've served me...grudgingly and in fits and starts.

Wooooo!

Same for me, just substitute Toshiba for Dell.
post #79 of 161
what are the chances that the new MBP will sport a 16" LED screen with 16:9 widescreen ratio?
post #80 of 161
On that invite, I know the lighting is intentionally dark, BUT could that be a black aluminum MacBook or MBP? I hope so! Black aluminum would be beautiful.
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