HOLY @#$&!! CNN reports G5 powermac!

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/ptech/12/03/G5.mac.idg/index.html"; target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/ptech/12/03/G5.mac.idg/index.html</a>;



They report on all the G5 rumors, then they try to "balance" the story with vauge denials from Motorola. But the message is clear: Powermac G5s announced in January.



I'm going to go crap my pants!
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  • Reply 1 of 42
    Hehe, what it actually says is:



    [quote]Reports from The Register, and repeated on Web sites worldwide, strongly suggest that a G5-based product could be announced.<hr></blockquote>



    And...



    [quote]However, other industry sources suggest that introduction of G5 Macs could be preceeded by a new generation of faster G4s.<hr></blockquote>



    Nothing new. Just a round-up article.
  • Reply 2 of 42
    ... and we all know how accurate their reports are after watching them for the past few months on tv...
  • Reply 3 of 42
    The "major news srouces" have been burned by the Mac rumore sites before.
  • Reply 4 of 42
    Read it carefully. They're reporting the rumors and speculation around the possibility of a G5, which different from saying there will be a G5.
  • Reply 5 of 42
    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    I wish more sites had actual info and didn't just copy the sites that do. The Register actually gets good stuff once in a while.
  • Reply 6 of 42
    You're forgetting that when CNN reported on the new 7450 G4s, they were right. Even though they are only reporting the existence of rumors, I think they have higher standards than a place like MOSR.
  • Reply 7 of 42
    bigcbigc Posts: 1,224member
    CNN has standards. That's a good one!
  • Reply 8 of 42
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    Hmmmm....you know who always nails it on the head? CNet. They nailed the last two Powermacs and the iPod. When they report about the MWSF machines then we will have a better idea of actually what is going on here.
  • Reply 9 of 42
    He wrote:



    However, Clark wanted to mollify speculation of a G5 Mac, pointing out that the potential of the G4 architecture has "exceeded Motorola's initial expectations". He said: "The G4 has a great deal of remaining potential. There's a great deal of headroom left in the chip, which still has enormous usability."



    He means, there is still more cash to squeeze out of the G4 chip. Har har!
  • Reply 10 of 42
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    I can't help but think that if this is a hoax, it's one of the best I've seen.



    It really could be just one person sending out all this information to a bunch of different sites. This person would be getting a huge laugh out of all of this right now.
  • Reply 11 of 42
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,035member
    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong>I can't help but think that if this is a hoax, it's one of the best I've seen.



    It really could be just one person sending out all this information to a bunch of different sites. This person would be getting a huge laugh out of all of this right now.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I agree. If this is a hoax, it is REALLY elaborate.
  • Reply 12 of 42
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Hopefully it's true. I can't wait to see what other sites have reports on the G5 rumors.
  • Reply 12 of 42
    hoshos Posts: 31member
    Conversely, the bigger the name, the more likely the response.



    If there was no G5 introduction for January, I would expect the denial to come from Apple very soon.



    CNN has a far, far larger audience than any of the Mac rumor sites, so to prevent further word of future products, the denial has to come very quickly.



    Let's see what Apple has for us over the next few days. No comment, and we're extremely sure that we'll get some sort of new PowerMac (either Apollo or G5) in January. Or a denial, and we'll go back to speculating on iMacs.



    My $.02 on the matter,



    -HOS
  • Reply 14 of 42
    Junkyar Dawg: Do you just sit around all day typing 'G5' into google, and posting what comes up? This is the second or third thread of yours thats been rather misleading ... 'Aqua acceleration' indeed ...



    Sorry, i don't mean to be sarcastic ... well, THAT sarcastic anyway .
  • Reply 15 of 42
    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

    Hey guys, check this new article from the register!!

    <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/39/23158.html"; target="_blank">http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/39/23158.html</a>;



    Everything start to get really confusing....

    Anyway I really hope that the REAL G5 will come out in January..
  • Reply 16 of 42
    cindercinder Posts: 381member
    but think about this



    if the G5 ISNT ready to go - Jobs is gonna get a bunch of crap at MWSF



    Sucks to be him if there aren't any G5s.



    building up expectations is so scary . . .



    especially when non-apple freaks start reading it too . . .
  • Reply 17 of 42
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by cinder:

    <strong>but think about this



    if the G5 ISNT ready to go - Jobs is gonna get a bunch of crap at MWSF



    Sucks to be him if there aren't any G5s.



    building up expectations is so scary . . .



    especially when non-apple freaks start reading it too . . .</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I don't think it'd be such a big deal. Rumors like this are always floating around before MWSF and MWNY. Like in the summer everyone was almost certain a LCD iMac would be introduced. Did it happen? No. People thought better G4s with all new features and stuff would be announced. Did it happen? No, we only got Quicksilvers.
  • Reply 18 of 42
    True, but after that expo they actually warned us that the next event would be software only in order to keep LCD iMac rumors at bay. Will they do the same this time around? By all accounts the G5 rumors are even stronger. There are even higher expectations this time around.



    [ 12-03-2001: Message edited by: apple_otaku ]</p>
  • Reply 19 of 42
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by apple_otaku:

    <strong>True, but after that expo they actually warned us that the next event would be software only in order to keep LCD iMac rumors at bay. Will they do the same this time around? By all accounts the G5 rumors are even stronger. There are even higher expectations this time around.

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    That's true. The rumors are much stronger this time. I think if they would've warned us about something they would've done it already.
  • Reply 20 of 42
    I have to say that I think the G4+ "leak" is actually Apple doing damage control so that they have more breathing room.



    It would be naive to think Apple can't do controlled "rumors" like they have in the past.
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