Tokyo and Beyond

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
For Tokyo Apple will update all of its laptops (iBooks and Powerbooks). Processor speed bumps for the iBook and Level 3 cache for the Powerbook.



They will also revise the iPod: A new 10GB model with a line input (mic input) so that you can record from a stereo directly into your iPod and also use the iPod as a portable dictaphone. The 5GB model will stay as a entry-level unit.



With the introduction of the LCD iMac the G4 Tower with a 15in Monitor has become almost obsolete. Thus the new entry level monitor will be a 17 in. Cinema Display, complemented by a 19in Cinema Display, and of course the legendary 21in Cinema Display Reigns as king.





Beyond Tokyo this is what we are likely to see in the next year. An iPod with a color screen which works in conjunction with the much-anticipated set top box, likely to be coined the iBox. This unit will function similarly to a TiVo, but with Digital Camera Connectivity. Of course it will feature Firewire, and a hard drive somewhere between 50 and 100GB.

Using MPEG-4 the unit will compress video to perfectly match the iPod's display. Thus allowing you to watch "Friends" on Friday morning during your metrobus ride to work if you missed it the night before.



Expect the G5 towers in July (MWNY) in a casing that will be reminiscent of an oversized toaster with shiny white plastic similar to the one used for the iPod. Monitors will be repackaged to fit this design language.



Many eagerly anticipate that apple will jerryrig a 17inch LCD to the iMac base. It won't happen soon (ie in the next 6months) but it will happen before the end of the year.
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  • Reply 1 of 24
    tarbashtarbash Posts: 278member
    Is this what you think? Or do you know this stuff will be coming at Tokyo?



    I seriously doubt we'll be seeing any new computer hardware. I will agree on the iPod tho.



    Here's hoping!

  • Reply 2 of 24
    Pass the salt...
  • Reply 3 of 24
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    I could have sworn a monkey just flew out my butt.
  • Reply 4 of 24
    willoughbywilloughby Posts: 1,457member
    [quote]Originally posted by Belle:

    <strong>I could have sworn a monkey just flew out my butt.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    whoa...bad mental picture



    "think unsexy thoughts, think unsexy thoughts"



    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 5 of 24
    gamblorgamblor Posts: 446member
    [quote] For Tokyo Apple will update all of its laptops (iBooks and Powerbooks). Processor speed bumps for the iBook and Level 3 cache for the Powerbook. <hr></blockquote>



    What is it about the phrase "We won't be updating the quadrants for a few months" that you don't understand?
  • Reply 6 of 24
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    BS.



    The stuff is almost believeable but then he includes things that just would not happen such as L3 cache in the powerbook. L3 cache is not supported on the processors the Powerbook uses and it would also add to the price and cause even more heat/power issues.
  • Reply 7 of 24
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    [quote]Originally posted by Rustinius:

    <strong>With the introduction of the LCD iMac the G4 Tower with a 15in Monitor has become almost obsolete. Thus the new entry level monitor will be a 17 in. Cinema Display, complemented by a 19in Cinema Display, and of course the legendary 21in Cinema Display Reigns as king.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    How can the 21 inch ACD reign as king if it has never existed before?



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 8 of 24
    flounderflounder Posts: 2,674member
    [quote]Originally posted by Willoughby:

    <strong>



    whoa...bad mental picture



    "think unsexy thoughts, think unsexy thoughts"



    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Margrett Thatcher naked on a cold day! Margrett Thatcher naked on a cold day!
  • Reply 9 of 24
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Another brand new member posting info we know isn't true
  • Reply 10 of 24
    sc_marktsc_markt Posts: 1,393member
    [quote]Originally posted by Flounder:

    <strong>



    Margrett Thatcher naked on a cold day! Margrett Thatcher naked on a cold day!</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Or worse, a naked Janet Reno on a cold day...



    (Sorry guys about having to make you think of this)
  • Reply 11 of 24
    low-filow-fi Posts: 357member
    [quote]Originally posted by Flounder:

    <strong>



    Margrett Thatcher naked on a cold day! Margrett Thatcher naked on a cold day!</strong><hr></blockquote>



    <a href="http://www.annwiddecombemp.com/"; target="_blank">Anne Widdecombe's</a> crotch area.



    AJ
  • Reply 12 of 24
    [quote] Anne Widdecombe's crotch area. <hr></blockquote>



    Urgh! More ripples than Mr Whippy! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 12 of 24
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    Rustinius = Macintosh



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 14 of 24
    macsrgood4umacsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member
    Just what we need another thread on MacWorld Tokyo with the same old same. All interesting GUESSES. You all are going to be VERY disappointed.
  • Reply 15 of 24
    I have no expectations, apart from:



    iMac Sales Success blurb,

    iPod Sales Success blurb (+ new mod),

    Photoshop 7X demo,

    The importance of Flash MX,

    Remote Desktop demo,

    Os X update, (not literally - just talking about developments etc).



    There's no build up, unlike the frenzied MWSF - which is good... Low keynote less expectation... But you never know...
  • Reply 16 of 24
    [quote]Originally posted by Rustinius:

    <strong>

    They will also revise the iPod: A new 10GB model with a line input (mic input) so that you can record from a stereo directly into your iPod and also use the iPod as a portable dictaphone. The 5GB model will stay as a entry-level unit.

    <hr></blockquote>

    </strong>

    Very good feature addition because it shows Apple listens to its customers and critics.

    [quote]

    <strong>

    Beyond Tokyo this is what we are likely to see in the next year. An iPod with a color screen which works in conjunction with the much-anticipated set top box, likely to be coined the iBox. This unit will function similarly to a TiVo, but with Digital Camera Connectivity. Of course it will feature Firewire, and a hard drive somewhere between 50 and 100GB.

    Using MPEG-4 the unit will compress video to perfectly match the iPod's display. Thus allowing you to watch "Friends" on Friday morning during your metrobus ride to work if you missed it the night before.

    <hr></blockquote>

    </strong>

    Very Very Cool Idea. However, I don't want to watch ANYTHING on the iPod's screen. Can you say "Magnifying Glass" or "Eye-Strain?"

    [quote]

    <strong>

    Expect the G5 towers in July (MWNY) in a casing that will be reminiscent of an oversized toaster with shiny white plastic similar to the one used for the iPod. Monitors will be repackaged to fit this design language.

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Jesus, Apple will get creamed in the press for introducing a "toaster" look-alike. I don't like the idea.

  • Reply 17 of 24
    vinney57vinney57 Posts: 1,162member
    How about those LCD glasses that were "the future" a while ago? Does Sony still make them? They'd be fun with an MPEG4 iPod.



    Stop mentioning Anne Widecombe....I'm getting moist.....
  • Reply 18 of 24
    cubitcubit Posts: 846member
    IN JUST 18 Hours we will all know everything there is to know about MacWorld Tokyo.



    :eek:



    Can hardly wait <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    I do still hope for something Japanese-like, like a nice rush of powerbook/ibook goodies; perhpas a Sono PhotoBook-like attachment for the Japanese iBook I purchased last summer in a fit of lost-willpower. <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
  • Reply 19 of 24
    tarbashtarbash Posts: 278member
    Apple is being very secretive though. Check out the Wired news article.



    This is getting interesting...
  • Reply 20 of 24
    murkmurk Posts: 935member
    [quote]Originally posted by Tarbash:

    <strong>Apple is being very secretive though. Check out the Wired news article.



    This is getting interesting...</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Maybe Steve has something big under the kimono after all.
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