[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
<strong> :eek: It seems that the prediction of a new mobo for G4 for january seems correct. :eek:
At the contrary the apparition of the G5 in juanury seems to optimistic.
Is anyone here thinks that the new mobo for G4 with DDRAM can be easily adapted for the brand new G5 ?</strong><hr></blockquote>
:eek: The expectation of a new UMA is what got me miffed the past few times there was an Apple announcment. I believe there are a few possible reasons as two why we have not seen one. My Favorite is that Apple has been working on somthing revolutionary with the technical assets aquired from the Raycer graphics aquisition. Hence they have not put much towards recent UMA improvments as to make this UMA with all the bells and whistles seem much more dramatic. :eek:
Of course these are the type of rumors that get get people miffed when nothing that dramatic happens at a MacWorld show. Which is what I believe will be the case.
But don't loose hope.
Apple has to be planning a UMA with greater memory performance for the future, but I don't expect to see DDR RAM until SJ deems it necessary. He may be able to do more with a pricing if uses PC 133, and G4's for another MW announcment. Remember, Apple is going after the educational market in a big way, and pricing is whats getting them there.
This next part may hurt a little. So be careful before reading.
If you have not noticed, Apple has not been the incredible innovater of Newtons, (ground breaking tech) lately, nor have they been on the leader of the processor speed race, and this may be for a reason. Not taking the cutting edge inovater route has it's pricing bennifits.
Apple's low cost efforts have taken them far in the past 3 years, and overexpencive tech has hurt them more times than not.
example: iMac brought Apple out of the gutter, and the Cube, (a mere design innovation) flopped hard, and must have been somewhat embarrasing.
Now, if Apple had the great OS, (10) and hardware performance to with that cube they probably still would have asked for a fortune to own one. Example TAM. ??? :confused:
Don't get your hopes up for ground breaking offerings from Apple, because some of the goals people would like to see them meet are unobtainable, not to mention unreasonable.
Back to reality
Prediction: Expext a G4 at MacWorld - no G5.
Maybe a flat pannel iMac with similar pricing to the current imac's. No G4, or just a G4 iMac.
That is a lot to ask for right there in the real world. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />