25th Anniversary Macintosh

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  • Reply 41 of 61
    mattyjmattyj Posts: 898member
    LOL, and what if apple made a series, want any HARDware anyone??







    BTW, did u decide to make this thread when you were high?
  • Reply 42 of 61
    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    how about celebrating the 25th anniversary with 25 new hdwr products. Ranging from 'Pods, to digital still & motion cameras, an iWalk, iPad, some TiVo type thing, some revised iMacs, iBooks, pBooks and pMacs, and more of course. The pMacs would have to have g5s for the numerical aesthetic. If they did that, my stock would go threw the roof .



    Wow, all of a sudden I'm a millionaire.



    (end of dream).

    Ow. Dammit. Why'd you pinch me.

    At least i"m still George Dietrich.



    -George Dietrich

    in the flesh.
  • Reply 43 of 61
    geobegeobe Posts: 235member
    Can Anyone make a mockup of what the machine would look like? I would need to have similar style but more inline with current apple machines.
  • Reply 44 of 61
    nebrienebrie Posts: 483member
    Apple should just send all the cube owners a 25th Anniversary Macintosh sticker. Had all the attributes of the 20th and came out at the right time too
  • Reply 45 of 61
    pismeovpismeov Posts: 36member
    Well, if i were jobs..and i wanted to make a 25th anniversay mac. the first thing i'd do is look on the 20th and see what it was missing and what it promised.

    it was a nice sleek design: gotta have that, of course.

    it was small: well, we have the imac now, it's also relatively compact. so why not go in the exact opposite direction? i mean, if you're going to make this a very limited edition, price is no limit, i'd say a home entertainment mac. how about a gas plasma-based unit that you can hang on a wall--40" maybe? nice silver/white monitor.

    it was an all-in-one design: we can go for that again--somewhat. have the g5 motherboard live in the monitor and serve it up with 1 gig of ddr ram and the highest end geforce 4. include airport--and make sure the the thing is no more than 4" thick.--2" would be wonderful, though i doubt plasma can be pushed that thin right now.

    it had a bose speaker system: bang & olufsen floor standing speakers anyone?



    and wrap it up with all that's missing: a nice, stylish, light, wireless keyboard with a leather wristpad, optical mouse or a trackpad and a dvd burner/amplifier/airport base station with gigabit ethernet that's like a stereo but in the familiar style of apple, of course.



    now this is very far-off guess...but if you really want to wow people,



    but if you want a smaller scale, the same ideas..but this time, with the now familiar 22" cinema display. start off with that and you'll still have a worthy 25th anniv. mac



    just my thoughts..what you think?
  • Reply 46 of 61
    geobegeobe Posts: 235member
    I would throw in a gyration type mouse and 5.1 surround sound. Does anyone what to make a mockup? Outside of that, your specks are great.
  • Reply 47 of 61
    How about a special edition Mouse that doubles as a vibrator? Get a hip house mix with low bass pumpin' through the Soundsticks, and combined with a vibrating mouse, that's all a Mac user needs for a good time! Or is it? Well what's missing is an orifice.



    How about a Quicksilver Powermac but instead of having that exposed speaker in front, there is a deep hole there? It vibrates, it exudes lubricant when your browser is at certain websites, and it's a good 13 inches deep so it will accomodate ALL of use!



    As long as Apple is in the sex toy business, they might as well add a Firewire operated sex toy as well. How about Firewire ben-wha balls? Powered by the Firewire bus, they vibrate, expand and contract, and send out small electric shocks that are quite stimulating! And they synch with iBody, an application that will give readings on internal temperature, pH (used to diagnose vaginal infections), and it even will keep a record of the internal vaginal temperatures, graph it out on a monthly basis, so one can predict ovulation times and thus use it as a form of birth control!



    I see lot's of potential here, and imagine how demand for Macs would increase!
  • Reply 48 of 61
    JYD,



    You're completely insane.



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  • Reply 49 of 61
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:

    <strong>How about a special edition Mouse that doubles as a vibrator? Get a hip house mix with low bass pumpin' through the Soundsticks, and combined with a vibrating mouse, that's all a Mac user needs for a good time! Or is it? Well what's missing is an orifice.



    How about a Quicksilver Powermac but instead of having that exposed speaker in front, there is a deep hole there? It vibrates, it exudes lubricant when your browser is at certain websites, and it's a good 13 inches deep so it will accomodate ALL of use!



    As long as Apple is in the sex toy business, they might as well add a Firewire operated sex toy as well. How about Firewire ben-wha balls? Powered by the Firewire bus, they vibrate, expand and contract, and send out small electric shocks that are quite stimulating! And they synch with iBody, an application that will give readings on internal temperature, pH (used to diagnose vaginal infections), and it even will keep a record of the internal vaginal temperatures, graph it out on a monthly basis, so one can predict ovulation times and thus use it as a form of birth control!



    I see lot's of potential here, and imagine how demand for Macs would increase!</strong><hr></blockquote>





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  • Reply 50 of 61
    qaziiqazii Posts: 305member
    Why does it have to be a 25th anniversery Mac? Why not a 15th anniversary iPod, or Cinema Display, or Pro Mouse for that matter.



    Though with Steve Jobs in charge, we'll probably see iMovie: 25th anniversary edition. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 51 of 61
    geobegeobe Posts: 235member
    Do you think that Apple will ever include PVR functionality like Tivo/Replay TV or ATI all-in-wonder?
  • Reply 52 of 61
    marcusmarcus Posts: 227member
    If they release the G5 there could be some good 25 th aniversary linked slogans.... (infinately better than these, but you may get the idea!)...



    25 years = 2xG5



    2xG5...25 years of excellence



    Lame I know, but I'm sure them more creative people at Infinate Loop could do better with some Jobsian pressure applied! (then again they did come up with "full speed ahead etc so maybe not....!)



    Marc
  • Reply 53 of 61
    geobegeobe Posts: 235member
    Does anyone have any mockup ideas for this 25th anniversary machine?
  • Reply 54 of 61
    ferroferro Posts: 453member
    check page one of this thread...



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  • Reply 55 of 61
    kd5mdkkd5mdk Posts: 81member
    RE: PVR style stuff.



    I don't know anything on that kind of thing, but Quicktime Broadcaster is coming out at the same time as QT6. I've seen it demo'd.



    Now, it requires you to have an analog capture board, but ATi can just make an All-in-Wonder Mac Edition. Then, if Apple doesn't support it somebody can hook it together with Watson and a frontend and basically you've got a TiVo.



    In case anyone doesn't know, Quicktime Broadcaster will be a free piece of video capture software that will take analog in and convert it to all sorts of video formarts, just ready to be streamed instantly, with QTSS integration. This is the kind of thing they use for the MW Keynotes, only so far it's been a Sorensen product, or some competitor of theirs.
  • Reply 56 of 61
    I think there's a slight chance for a 25th aniversary mac with a G5, 'cause it would justify it being limited edition and VERY expensive, which would be nessesary since G5 yields are probably not up to "major release" standards (if its even ready at all).



    ...so if we'll se a G5 of ANY kind at MWNY, chances are it'll be an anniversary model.



    Then the G5 will "debut" as a rackmount only (still very expensive) in september, and hit the powermac in january 2003.

    We'll have some cool apollo G4's with G5 mobos (just like the last G3 line -the B/W, was really a G4 with a G3 cpu, correct me if I'm wrong here) by MWNY though, i think.
  • Reply 57 of 61
    Anyone care to respond to that?
  • Reply 58 of 61
    actually, you are wrong there- the B/W were G3's on a G3 bopard, the Yikes! G4's were a G4 proc on a G3 board, with the Sawtooth models running G4's on G4 boards.



    It got a bit messy right around that time, not enough parts, and too many parts... then the two year slump culminating in the current Quicksand desktop line- where oh where has our speed gone? <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
  • Reply 59 of 61
    mimacmimac Posts: 872member
    Personally, I would like to think that Apple won't release anything SE too soon 'cos there would be a hell of a lot of very pissed people who have bought macs from the new line up recently, myself included!

    Anyway, they're having trouble fulfilling current orders of iMacs,imagine just receiving yours and then the SE comes out!

    Then again, Apple have a habit of this, keeping us all in the dark about new models <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> Apple.. TALK TO US!
  • Reply 60 of 61
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    ARRGHHHH!!!



    Apple has become so SLOWWW in it's progress (basically Moore's Law at half speed) that this RIDICULOUS argument had largely disappeared (for a time) from the BB circuit.



    APPLE -- and for that matter NO OTHER COMPUTER MAKER EVER IN THE HISTORY, AND INTO THE FUTURE OF COMPUTING -- has ever delayed a product for fear of offending recent purchasers.



    If you buy a machine now, and Apple releases a new one the next day, that does not affect your machine in any way whatsoever. It is still the same machine it was at the time YOU YOURSELF decided to buy it!



    They do not decide product release dates based on the infantile need of some posters to have the newest machine on the block for inordinate amounts of time. "Oh, yeah Steve, we have these here faster and cheaper PPC parts ready to go, but, wait, MiMac just bought a new igloo, let's give him a few more days of ego stroking." <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    They don't EVER delay product for that reason. They delay product because their hardware development cycle is an utter embarrassment. They can't get faster PPC's on a modern MoBo, and they can't implement faster RAM or faster ATA interfaces because PPC has brought an unforseen and substantial development slump. Bigger faster caches are a small patch over a simple problem of adding a few pins/gates etc to the PPC. Well, a 'problem' if you're Mot or IBM or Apple (and, yes, they bear a part of the blame). If you're Intel or AMD, you can make a multitude of adjustments and revisions to chip cores seemingly overnight, have them to the fab within days, and modify and improve your chip offerings just about every month.
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