Apple Employees To See New PowerMacs on 1/24?
Reply 21 of 34
January 23, 2002 5:01PM
Seems strange to me for a company to hold special meeting to view the same box they have been seeing for the last 8 months or so. The only difference is that its running 133 MHz faster. What's the big deal?
Reply 22 of 34
January 23, 2002 5:03PM
Nah, you canbet it will be speedbumped G4 machines.
If they were G5's they'd be calling the press and holding a special event for sure. That kind of jump warrants it.
Too bad we're most likely only going to get 1Ghz dual machines. The single CPUs will be less than 1Ghz, most likely 867 on the low end and 966 on the mid-range unit.
Of course, extra speed is nice but geez I'd love for Apple to be closer to 2Ghz right now. We're the laughing stock of the industry.
Reply 23 of 34
January 23, 2002 5:04PM
The G4 IS a failed chip. Absolute junk. When it came out IT (7400) was the chip that was supposed to make the Mhz gap disappear. Instead it turned into a GHz gap! Now I know the G4 is quite the little performer Mhz for Mhz, but I want to be at least in the realm of PC frequencies. Then the G4e (7450) was supposed to scale like crazy. Now we're all betting on Apollo. Screw it, if Motorola can't get the G4 moving then bring on the G5. I don't think they could possible screw it up more if they tried.
Reply 24 of 34
January 23, 2002 5:20PM
Why would Apple announce a press event and give away the G5 release date? maybe Apple will just unveil it and post a streaming video of its intro at Apple.com on a certain date?
Reply 25 of 34
January 23, 2002 5:36PM
If there are hardware revisions other than CPU speed, they may need to be demonstrated or simply "pointed out" ina big group meeting.
We're talking about tech service people, customer service people, sales reps, engineers, sushi chefs.. you name it.
For example, .. Steve says "Oay people lean in here.. now take a look at this new speaker grill:
Steve: Look at these ports on the FORNT of the machine!"
Steve: Now someone give me a digital camera and I'll throw it back at you!"
Reply 26 of 34
January 23, 2002 5:41PM
UPDATE: PowerMac release delayed
Apple has delayed the release of new Power Macs, which it had been expected to release yesterday.
Sources confirmed to MacUser last week that Apple has lined up a range of speed-bumped Power Macs, including the first to use a 1GHz PowerPC processor. As we reported, Apple had originally set aside the provisional date of yesterday, 22 January, for the release of these machines, but we learned late last night that factors had conspired against this plan, and forced Apple to delay any announcement.
A principal reason that may have contributed to the decision is the number of existing Power Macs that remain in the channel. US sources report that these are continuing to sell well, despite anticipation of new models. However UK delears have revealed that they are having difficulty getting any stock of Power Macs at all at present.
Owing to the last-minute date change, Apple is still sitting on the new models, and sources indicate an announcement will now not come until next week at the earliest.Apple has delayed the release of new Power Macs, for reasons best known to itself.
Reply 27 of 34
January 23, 2002 6:56PM
Willoughby, I was at the Apple Store in Salem, NH today, and they had a note posted that the iMacs are not being
to the stores until the 29th.
They were anticipating them being on sale on Feb. 2.
Reply 28 of 34
January 23, 2002 8:00PM
[quote]Originally posted by The Swan:
<strong>The G4 IS a failed chip. Absolute junk. When it came out IT (7400) was the chip that was supposed to make the Mhz gap disappear. Instead it turned into a GHz gap! Now I know the G4 is quite the little performer Mhz for Mhz, but I want to be at least in the realm of PC frequencies. Then the G4e (7450) was supposed to scale like crazy. Now we're all betting on Apollo. Screw it, if Motorola can't get the G4 moving then bring on the G5. I don't think they could possible screw it up more if they tried.</strong><hr></blockquote>
As far as I can remember, they were keeping pace with Intel MHz speeds until the G4 premiered -- you know, 15 months (or whatever) without a speed boost while Intel keeps moving.
Reply 29 of 34
January 23, 2002 8:47PM
[quote]Originally posted by MacsRGood4U:
<strong>Think Secret, as usual, did not give a source for the meeting rumor. Folks, that's all it is, a rumor. We already know that no press briefing for a special event has been announced.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Uh, reread the first post, it's for *employees*. Also what kind of idiot rumor site names their sources?
Reply 30 of 34
January 23, 2002 10:20PM
Anyone notice ThinkSecret took that down? They don't have the employee piece up any longer.
Reply 31 of 34
January 23, 2002 10:36PM
[quote]Originally posted by Willoughby:
Thats not what my local Apple Store said. They said they'd "have them in" next week. Ah hem "probably". hehe</strong><hr></blockquote>
Today they made it seem like they'd definately have them in next week. At least that's what the manager said.
Reply 32 of 34
January 23, 2002 11:34PM
[quote]Originally posted by Nebrie:
Uh, reread the first post, it's for *employees*. Also what kind of idiot rumor site names their sources?</strong><hr></blockquote>
ROFL <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
[EDIT: Aww man, that was a lame 900th post!]
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Reply 32 of 34
January 23, 2002 11:34PM
Jobs DOES think 1 GHz is a big deal. I read somewhere that Jobs said Apple will be having a "GHz coming out party" for Apple employees this spring, when Powermacs finally break 1 GHz. Originally I thought it was because all Macs would hit or break 1 GHz, and the G5s would blow past it. But now it's starting to look like the party will be over the Powermacs G4s just bumping the 1 GHz mark. I bet gauge pro would indicate that the 1 GHz Powermac was really running at 999.8 MHz, so Apple wouldn't even technically be at 1 GHz yet!!!!
Reply 34 of 34
January 24, 2002 1:50AM
My friend's 1 Ghz AMD (on a 133 bus) actually clocks at 1007 Mhz, this would probably be the case with a 1 Ghz PPC, although ya never know.