New Powermacs Aug 13th? (thinksecret)

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Adios G3 iMacs; G4 towers August 13



<a href="http://www.thinksecret.com"; target="_blank">Think Secret</a>





I guess that inventory has to be moved after all. Seems like they would just have a fire sale instead of delaying a MWNY -worthy announcement of PowerMacs ready in one month.



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  • Reply 1 of 90
    keyboardf12keyboardf12 Posts: 1,379member
    still no spec-o-reenos.



    hmmmhp
  • Reply 2 of 90
    Maybe the new G4s are significant enough to warrant a special event. If that is the case I'll be happy if they don't announce them at MacWorld.
  • Reply 3 of 90
    On the other hand, after actually reading the article I can see that he has no real sources on this and is again just going by the fact that the promo ends on August 12th. I feel so dirty.
  • Reply 4 of 90
    kecksykecksy Posts: 1,002member
    This whole PowerMac hubbub reminds me of the iWalk incident. Apple execs must be very pleased. This promotion has everyone convinced that new PowerMacs aren?t coming next week. Stupid rumor sites! They?re all a bunch of lemmings. Their ?sources? more often than not are just the other rumor sites.
  • Reply 5 of 90
    cindercinder Posts: 381member
    D'oh!



    20Gb iPod!



    Oh well.

    I've still not filled my 10GB completely . . .
  • Reply 6 of 90
    kecksykecksy Posts: 1,002member
    If there is a 20GB iPod, would Apple discontinue the 5GB model. I'd think they'd just keep it and drop the price $100. Don't you think a $300 iPod would sell VERY well.
  • Reply 7 of 90
    jet powersjet powers Posts: 288member
    [quote]Originally posted by Kecksy:

    <strong>If there is a 20GB iPod, would Apple discontinue the 5GB model. I'd think they'd just keep it and drop the price $100. Don't you think a $300 iPod would sell VERY well.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I agree. I'd be all over a $300 iPod.



    ting5
  • Reply 8 of 90
    [quote]Originally posted by Kecksy:

    <strong>If there is a 20GB iPod, would Apple discontinue the 5GB model. I'd think they'd just keep it and drop the price $100. Don't you think a $300 iPod would sell VERY well.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    It depends on the profit margins. I would be very pissed to see the 5GB model go away, as yes, a ton of people would be swayed into it if it were 100 dollars cheaper.



    However, what really irks me is the mention that the new iPods will be able to play AAC encoded audio. Good news...but if Apple doesn't release firmware updates to the Gen 1 iPods to allow them to play AAC I will flip. I paid 399 for my 5GB iPod just in January, and in July it can't play the codec that Apple is pushing? That would be poor and I would write a few scathing letters about it. This would be equivalent to Apple releasing new Powermacs and then saying that Jaguar will only run on them, no older hardware.



    So what would please me would be: 5, 10, 20 GB iPods at 299,399,499, coinciding with the release of iPod Software 1.2/1.5/2.0 (whatever they would call it) with AAC support, etc.
  • Reply 9 of 90
    kecksykecksy Posts: 1,002member
    I'm sure Apple will release a firmware update that would allow AAC to work on all iPods.



    The iPod was designed so its capabilities could be upgraded through software.



    Why do you think it comes with dual Strong ARM processors? Apple wants to make sure the iPod will have enough "umph" to play any new media format that comes along in the next couple years.



    They're not going to screw early adopters by making them buy new iPods. The iPod was designed so you'd only have to updgrade if you need more disk space.
  • Reply 10 of 90
    hotboxdhotboxd Posts: 125member
    Reducing the price by $100 would nicely undercut that iPod rippoff that Toshiba just released. Now Apple just needs to release a Windows iTunes and an on-cord remote with updated earphones and the iPod would be a perfect product.
  • Reply 11 of 90
    ihxoihxo Posts: 563member
    after reading the 20GB ipod rumor I could really start to feel the apple's reality distortion field. why would apple reduce the current 10GB iPod by 100 dollars after like less than half a year of introduction !? I think apple is really going all out to spread false rumors 1 week before the Expo.
  • Reply 12 of 90
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Apple does nothng to spread false rumors, we do that all by ourselves.
  • Reply 13 of 90
    [quote]Originally posted by Matsu:

    <strong>Apple does nothng to spread false rumors, we do that all by ourselves.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    LOL. Touche, Matsu!
  • Reply 14 of 90
    ihxoihxo Posts: 563member
    [quote]Originally posted by Matsu:

    <strong>Apple does nothng to spread false rumors, we do that all by ourselves.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    LoL ....
  • Reply 15 of 90
    spotbugspotbug Posts: 361member
    [quote]Originally posted by Kecksy:

    <strong>Their ?sources? more often than not are just the other rumor sites. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    I think, most often, their "sources" are themselves.
  • Reply 16 of 90
    WOW! "Speed-bumps of at least 1.2GHz"?! That means the G4 is going to jump all the way to 2.2! That ought to silence some critics! <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    Maybe he meant speed-bumps TO 1.2GHz...
  • Reply 17 of 90
    My opinion of Think Secret is getting lower each day. Their 'justification' for a special event on Aug. 13th is pretty lame. Would Apple really discontinue a promotion on the 12th, have a special event on the 13th and then not have the machines available right away? I don't think so. There is too much demand for these faster machines to pull a stunt like that.
  • Reply 18 of 90
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    I thought the same thing after reading that, BrunoBruin. That is going to be one seriously fast PowerMac.
  • Reply 19 of 90
    jcgjcg Posts: 777member
    [quote]Originally posted by apple.otaku:

    <strong>Maybe the new G4s are significant enough to warrant a special event. If that is the case I'll be happy if they don't announce them at MacWorld.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    The more sugnificant the anouncement, the more likely that they would anounce it at Macwourld. After all, they are their premier Events throughout the year. If they are not anounced at MWNY, then we will probably just get a modest speed bump.
  • Reply 20 of 90
    rokrok Posts: 3,519member
    i don't know how much the market will withstand, but i just don't NEED a 20 GB ipod. i don't know if anyone else feels this way, but i think the 10 gb is a sweet spot right now.



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