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Originally Posted by haryanto2007 View Post

Somehow Apple knew that we wrote this rumors and play it against us.

Call it Paranoia...We just become laughing stocks to Apple's team....

It is paranoia, you're were right there when you said that.
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post #82 of 488
Hello Irish,

So, what is the "Secret" stuff.

Apple's underwear, or Apple's new lines of perfumes

Stocks are too bleak now. All red.

Let's do the gossip Irish
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Originally Posted by Dave K. View Post

I'll bite. What is it?

Snow Leopard. Being released next week, along with the new Mac mini as a free upgrade to all existing Mac users.
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It's not an iPhone.

Sweet God, you're not dredging up the big flat screen with a built in Mac again, are you?
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post #85 of 488
I have my hopes for two products:

-iMac (with hardware refresh), and
-iPhone Nano - I love my iPod Nano and an iPhone Nano would be so sweet.
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Snow Leopard. Being released next week, along with the new Mac mini as a free upgrade to all existing Mac users.

No. That's not it either.
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post #87 of 488
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Originally Posted by addabox View Post

Sweet God, you're not dredging up the big flat screen with a built in Mac again, are you?

No, this isn't something I imagined. This is something I heard. Let's just say I "might" have mentioned it like once before, put it that way.
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post #88 of 488
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No, this isn't something I imagined. This is something I heard. Let's just say I "might" have mentioned it like once before, put it that way.

Out with it, then.
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post #89 of 488
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Out with it, then.

It's big, let's just put it that way. I won't confirm or deny anything after saying that, as I'd give it away. I want to buy some shares first.
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No, this isn't something I imagined. This is something I heard. Let's just say I "might" have mentioned it like once before, put it that way.

Quick, everyone dig through Ireland's post history!!! :grin:
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It's big, let's just put it that way. I won't confirm or deny anything after saying that, as I'd give it away. I want to buy some shares first.

Hey man, let's spread the wealth around. We promise we won't tell anyone outside of this forum. And we won't make fun of you if it comes out to be not true, either.

Think of all the street- err... forum-cred you'd get for an accurate "big" prediction.

That's worth more than whatever you'll make from the stock market, which usually goes down with good announcements anyway...

(And Steve is not feeling well, so he can't come after you with his death ray for leaking secrets. It's practically a perfect storm for you!)
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Any chance your rumor has anything to do with an xMac? OUT WITH IT!!
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Originally Posted by meelash View Post

Hey man, let's spread the wealth around. We promise we won't tell anyone outside of this forum. And we won't make fun of you if it comes out to be not true, either.

Think of all the street- err... forum-cred you'd get for an accurate "big" prediction.

That's worth more than whatever you'll make from the stock market, which usually goes down with good announcements anyway...

(And Steve is not feeling well, so he can't come after you with his death ray for leaking secrets. It's practically a perfect storm for you!)

I'll give you credit for trying, LOL.
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post #94 of 488
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Originally Posted by Expat View Post

Any chance your rumor has anything to do with an xMac? OUT WITH IT!!

No, it's not that. I'm going to have to stop doing this. It's definitely not that.

I will say this much, from now on I'll deny everything. Any more suggestions and I'll say "it's not that either". But rest assured it hasn't been guessed yet.
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post #95 of 488
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Any chance your rumor has anything to do with an xMac? OUT WITH IT!!

An xMac wouldn't be "BIG". Every other PC company makes them and Apple is getting on fine without them:

It is either:

Hardware: new product that no one else has, or that is extremely innovative. Or maybe a new arena for apple like TV's or something (not that TV's would be BIG, but you get the point).

Software: a new relationship with another company, either through buying them out, or some kind of partnership.
post #96 of 488
So, for instance, this:

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I happen to think Apple has something big planned for next year, and that's the real reason behind this. To have something big enough, and consumer focused enough to warrant such a daring move. Something big is being prepped. You can just feel it!

Networked TV's anyone? Mac touch anyone? The BIG Apple consumer push is coming.

is just standard Ireland enthusiasm, whereas what you're talking about is something else?

I am engaging Ireland in a game of "guess what I know." I have gone mad.
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post #97 of 488
It's not a partnership or buyout. It's bigger!

I am not saying anything more. I WILL DENY ALL FROM NOW ON.
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Apple is buying a country!

*gasp*
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Apple is buying a country!

*gasp*

They aren't buying anything.
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They aren't buying anything.

Aha!! But you are now on a "deny-everything" policy, so I don't have to believe you!!

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They aren't buying anything.

They're selling something! Apple is selling..... uh........ the pro video apps! To..... some dude!
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Aha!! But you are now on a "deny-everything" policy, so I don't have to believe you!!


Fine I'll tell you then.
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They're selling something! Apple is selling..... uh........ the pro video apps! To..... some dude!



That's not "BIG," man. I couldn't care less about Pro Video apps...



...or some dude.
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That's not "BIG," man. I couldn't care less about Pro Video apps...



...or some dude.

Well, it's a pretty big deal for the dude.
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post #105 of 488
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Well, it's a pretty big deal for the dude.

Fair 'nuff, fair 'nuff...
post #106 of 488
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Fine I'll tell you then.

Alright, I'm all on pins and needles he-.... wait a minute! "Fine I'll tell you then."? When is "then"? After they release whatever it is?

Curses!! Damn your Irish trickery!!!
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Originally Posted by meelash View Post

Alright, I'm all on pins and needles he-.... wait a minute! "Fine I'll tell you then."? When is "then"? After they release whatever it is?

Curses!! Damn your Irish trickery!!!

Just getting you back
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post #108 of 488
Ireland is JYYC
When they said "Think Different", I ran with it.
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post #109 of 488
A Snow Leopard announcement would be "huge". Especially if they announced that the next iPhone would run it (modified for the smaller screen size).
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A Snow Leopard announcement would be "huge". Especially if they announced that the next iPhone would run it (modified for the smaller screen size).

Not really... It's already expected between June and the end of the year. Being 6 months early is good but not really huge. And of course, that's already been rumored, so it can be ruled out anyway.
post #111 of 488
Here's what I think (as if anyone cares what I think . . .)

1. No xMac. Ever. Period. (Get over it, or save up for a MacPro tower.)
2. A new, non-ion, MacMini . . . FINALLY.
3. Speed-bumped, and/or quad-cored iMacs, or NOT.
4. A thin, flat, Mac tablet, with or without SED or OLED display technology. That's the jaw-dropper. I'd bet money on it.

While the Mini may have been targeted as being Apple's "PC-user brand conversion machine," anecdotal, and quantitative evidence shows that former PC users are buying iMacs, not Minis (half of all iMac sales are to former PC owners). The Penryn-aluminum iMacs was the best thing Apple ever did to attract new users to its brand. They're just so pretty. (NO ONE liked the cosmetics of the white plastic iMacs. No one.) Style matters.

Casual users don't care about new OS', and have little knowledge what benefits newly written code has in store for them as end-users. As important as it is, new code isn't "jaw-dropping." Although I do keep telling current PC users who are contemplating the switch, that, "The operating system IS the computer." Mergers and acquisitions . . . :::yawn:::. Casual users don't care who owns who. Components? Most users could care less about who makes what inside their shiny aluminum boxes. Consumers today want thin, small, and sexy. That's new Mac hardware. That's a new Mac tablet that folds up and slips into your trendy $7,000 purse (or, that $239 eco-friendly purse you got on Beverly) that you pull out at lunch at that equally trendy sidewalk cafe on Sunset.
post #112 of 488
They are splitting up the company...

1. Apple Hardware division
2. Apple Gadget division
3. Apple Software division
4. Apple Record Label/Film Studio division

And if nobody buys that...

Apple will announce the successor to the Macintosh line of computers. The successor will run OS X and will be the first computer built around the GPU and not CPU.
post #113 of 488
I'm guessing it's a bigger iPod touch - probably a 6-7" screen the size of a paperback.

Plus you'll be able to buy magazines and books from iTunes as well as games, movies and music.

Games are gonna be the next big money spinner via the app store I reckon.

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post #114 of 488
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Originally Posted by Hassan i Sabbah View Post

Ebook / ejournal reader. Books store. Deals with newspapers.
If I am right I am a genius.

Dual-screen foldable touch 10" netbook thingy no physical keyboard.

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Same here. But I want it to happen NOW! Can't wait any longer! Need to buy a new computer!!!

I got USD $250 saved up. But my current MacBook is worth maybe $550. So... If the Mac Mini has 9400M graphics, I'd be very, very tempted. But I still can't get the Nvidia 9800GT out of my mind somehow. Unless the 28" iMac with Nvidia 9800GT is a "console", you use a wireless keyboard and mouse... hmm... weird.

The more weird thing is I've been playing a bit of UT2004 every evening for about half an hour (on an Intel X3100 on MacBook) and it seems "enough" for my daily fix.
post #115 of 488
last year we heard that margins were going down because apple had some "projects" that others could not do giving apple a competitive advantage and hasn't materialized yet.....i hope something big is brewing, but so far all have followed apple, we need some wow now.
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post #116 of 488
Didn't Apple have some patent applications on 3D screen technology?

I wonder whether the next round of iPod touch or iPhones would have a 3D display. One where no glasses are needed where the stereoscopic effect can be switched on/off through software. It will likely work only in one orientation anyway.
Most of the 'no glasses needed' 3D effects work only within a very narrow range and distance - but that would be ideal for any personal device like an iPod touch or iPhone.

Imagine if the iPod touch was a true 3D gaming pod! That would be WOW.
Or if the next round of monitors were all 3D monitors.
Apple could finally put all that GPU power in recent machines to some serious 3D use...


Yet perhaps the 'next big thing' is just some projector, tv or personal stereo viewer (think oversized goggles). Apple has patent applications on a lot of these things.


If history is any teacher then we cannot really expect Apple to introduce any new stunning hardware feature. More often than not they are just picking existing components and put them together in a new way with clever software.
Like with the new MacBook Pro 17" battery: off-the-shelf iPod battery components with a smart charging software. No revolutionary silver zink hardware...
post #117 of 488
Foldable 3D touchscreen OLED xTabletNano running SnowLeopard.

You heard it here first.
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So what is it Ireland?
post #119 of 488
Nobody's close.
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post #120 of 488
I'm begining to think it might be a new low cost computer platform based on the iPhone version of OS X. Remember the quote about lowering the umbrella to cut out competitors. It will not be called a Mac and it won't be aimed at anyone here. We will all mock it. It will be aimed at emerging markets and even the low end of the rest of the world. There are plenty of people who only need the basics like web browsing and email. Apple will be able to build in those plus all they need for photo handling, music and entertainment. Throw in some network/ cloud stuff and leverage OpenCL to speed up many functions. They will attack the low end by offering a cheap, easy computer that does everything they need while avoiding the morass of Windows or even the complications of a full blown Mac. Other applications will be available only through an App Store.

When I first thought about this, I assumed it would be based on the new ARM chips Apple is working on, but maybe it is Atom. Even though we will mock it, this will end up on many of our home networks along side our Macs.
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