Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Will Apple hype MWSF on it's website again this year? - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Will Apple hype MWSF on it's website again this year? dhagan4755 Posted: December 27, 2002 10:52AM in General Discussion edited January 2014 The subject's title pretty much says it all...I just want to know when Tuesday roles around, whether we'll all be in a tizzy with slogans again.Sidebar question:* Was the hyping slogans a good move for Apple last year? Comments Reply 1 of 8 miami craig Posts: 172member December 27, 2002 11:21AM Don't count on the hype again this year. While in one respect, yes, they got plenty of press for the intro of the iMac G4, BUT the keynote was viewed my many if not all as a huge let down. It was all hype, and little substance. Not to mentioned they used inacurate phrases on their site leading up to the keynote like "way beyond the rumor sites" when in fact people had posted schetches almost exactly in the same form factor as the actual FP iMac. If you ask me, I'd say apple wont let something like that happen again, unless maybe they have a ground breaking digital device that they want to get the same amount of press as the iMac got.My $0.02 Reply 2 of 8 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member December 27, 2002 11:29AM Actually, Miami Craig, not a single rumor site that I saw came anywhere close to the real iMac design. Yes, the mockups had LCDs, but that's where the similarities ended. Where did you find drawings that were so similar to the actual product?Anyhow, I don't expect any hype. I don't think Apple really has anything special to offer except maybe some meager hardware bumps, software updates, and yet another Will Ferrell switch ad. Reply 3 of 8 nebagakid Posts: 2,692member December 27, 2002 12:18PM they will probably just post some info on it, but not hype itit was a let down last year...i was hoping for g5 with the kind of hype they were pushing..and the TIME leak...man, that was energetic <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> Reply 4 of 8 macsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member December 27, 2002 12:37PM Yes, Apple will promote (hype) MWSF on their website. Whether they'll do the kind of thing they did for the new iMac is another question. No they won't do that because there isn't going to be any major new hardware. Why do you ask? Reply 5 of 8 lemon bon bon Posts: 2,383member December 27, 2002 2:13PM Sure, if they've got a G5. If not. Be low-key.Lemon bon bon Reply 6 of 8 wishiwasblack Posts: 37member December 27, 2002 7:27PM [quote]Originally posted by Brad:<strong>Actually, Miami Craig, not a single rumor site that I saw came anywhere close to the real iMac design. Yes, the mockups had LCDs, but that's where the similarities ended. Where did you find drawings that were so similar to the actual product?Anyhow, I don't expect any hype. I don't think Apple really has anything special to offer except maybe some meager hardware bumps, software updates, and yet another Will Ferrell switch ad.</strong><hr></blockquote>Actually, Brad, do you recall that one fellow who had posted his mockup for the next iMac, had even sent it to Apple, and was making alot of noise after the intro of the iMac G4?? That drawing was on a few boards prior to MWSF, and it almost EXACTLY resembles the current iMac. I'm not quite sure where to find the pictures, but if i do, ill post them on this thread later. Reply 7 of 8 barto Posts: 2,246member December 27, 2002 7:44PM It didn't resemble the iMac at all.It had a monitor, neck and base. But so did 75% of mockups (including mine).The neck was fixed, the whole computer had a flowing, rippled, rubber, organic design.The base was much wider than deep, and featured a slot-loading side-on optical drive.Barto Reply 8 of 8 defiant Posts: 4,876member December 28, 2002 7:26AM and btw, if you send your pics to apple, they get their property.<a href="http://www.apple.com/legal/default.html#unsolicited" target="_blank">Apple's Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy</a> Sign In or Register to comment.