Apple Hypes MWSF 2002

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  • Reply 101 of 1761
    majukimajuki Posts: 114member
    It was all of the news sites, not Apple who hyped the iPod. Apple just stated that they were going to release a breakthrough digital device at a press conference.



    I, for one, believe that the G5 will be coming in 6 days, 10 hours, and 22 minutes.



    I've gone through enough let downs, one more won't be any different. I don't think I can remember Apple making such a big deal out of MacWorld like this one.
  • Reply 102 of 1761
    [quote]Originally posted by RevEvs:

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    Well I changed my time zone to PST and it went back 8hours....</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Try <a href="http://www.worldtime.org"; target="_blank">www.worldtime.org</a> -- Its invaluable.



    Michael
  • Reply 103 of 1761
    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong>So, you're giving hints to look for DURING the keynote?



    OK, here's another hint - if Jobs has a slide that says "G5" on it. They would never put "G5" up there if they weren't going to introduce a G5.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Unless of course he is announcing the release of the G5 public beta by the end of summer.



    Michael
  • Reply 104 of 1761
    [quote]Originally posted by mmurray:

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    Try <a href="http://www.worldtime.org"; target="_blank">www.worldtime.org</a> -- Its invaluable.



    Michael</strong><hr></blockquote>



    The other good thing for Mac OS X is

    @-time. Search for it on VersionTracker.

    It give you a little floating window with up four times on it.



    Michael
  • Reply 105 of 1761
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong>So, you're giving hints to look for DURING the keynote?



    OK, here's another hint - if Jobs has a slide that says "G5" on it. They would never put "G5" up there if they weren't going to introduce a G5.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    well before too.



    before the keynote the camera for the stream/satelite always panns the auditorium and shows the LCD screens and their desktops. you can sort of tell what demonstrations will be based on the desktops.



    at least I find myself doing it. never said you had too



  • Reply 106 of 1761
    rokrok Posts: 3,519member
    steve will pull off his face to reveal himself in all his glory, william gates. and laugh his ass off as mac os x actively "updates" itself via the internet connections of thousands to windows xp.



    you heard it from me first, folks. just remember.



    i just don't know what could get apple to promote this keynote THIS MUCH. i mean, they throw everyone into a tizzy by moving the keynote to monday, then plaster it all over apple.com. sure hope akamai's servers are ready for the "slashdot" effect come next monday. i am beginning to think that as the apple turns may be the closest, where apple doesn't have any ONE thing massively earth-shattering... they just have a TON of mid-range announcements. new imac, speed bumps across the line, gigawire, ipicture, os x as default. i mean, hell, that's a LOT of potential news stuff!



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  • Reply 107 of 1761
    davegeedavegee Posts: 2,765member
    [What happened applenut? Did you grow tied of defending the bronx judicial system?



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  • Reply 108 of 1761
    If iPod is 'revolutionary' than a new LCD iMac is 'big' even by their standards. Don't get me wrong, iPod is wicked cool, but I'd say it's 'evolutionary', not revolutionary. So, if this is 'big', then reduce your expectations a notch, and you'll be on the right path.



    Since the wackjobs predict G5's and G4 iMacs, I'm gonna dial it back to LCD iMac G3's and 1 GHz DDRRAM G4 Powermacs. My darkhorse candidate is an Apple branded digital camera, with quicktime capabilities and a new photosuite.



    This G5 brouhaha? Fuggetaboutit. Newton2? Nah. iWalk? Don't make me laugh.



    Remember, hoping for something IS NOT the same as predicting something. Otherwise, my supermodel/chef/Ph.D./sexually insatiable/totally devoted girlfriends would be a reality, too.



    SdC
  • Reply 109 of 1761
    [quote]Originally posted by Majuki:

    <strong>It was all of the news sites, not Apple who hyped the iPod. Apple just stated that they were going to release a breakthrough digital device at a press conference.



    .</strong><hr></blockquote>





    In my opinion calling an MP3 player with a HD and firewire a `breatkthrough digital device' is hyping. At the very least it gives you a measure of what these people mean by `revolutionary' which might not be a lot.



    Michael
  • Reply 110 of 1761
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by mmurray:

    <strong>





    In my opinion calling an MP3 player with a HD and firewire a `breatkthrough digital device' is hyping. At the very least it gives you a measure of what these people mean by `revolutionary' which might not be a lot.



    Michael</strong><hr></blockquote>



    watch the iPod unveiling. Jobs went over the 4 breakthroughs. Most of them I think most people who know anything would agree with.
  • Reply 111 of 1761
    Apple's main page now says:



    Count the days. Count the minutes. Count on being blown away.
  • Reply 112 of 1761
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    6 days...mmmm, and a new slogan each day.
  • Reply 113 of 1761
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    Count the minutes. Count the Days. Count on being blown away.....



    now they are just toying with us...bastards



    i wanna know now.......g
  • Reply 114 of 1761
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member




    OK... Something fishy is going on here...

    THEY MUST BE WATCHING.. IBM/M$FT=Big Brother? BULLSHIT!!

    Unless of course Apple is being bought out??

    -Paul



    Edit: wording



    [ 01-01-2002: Message edited by: psantora ]



    Edit: conspiracy theroy



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  • Reply 115 of 1761
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    i was hoping for a new slogan everyday...it's why i checked right at midnight pacific coast time....you know, they may as well tell us now what's coming out....who's gonna buy an apple between now and the 7th anyway??? none of us, and now nobody who goes to apple.com either since they are hinting (like a shovel to the head) that big things are coming down the pipe....g



    ps...SJ, if you let us know now, i promise to still be "Wowed" by your keynote speech and presentation....you have my word and promise as thegelding....g
  • Reply 116 of 1761
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by thegelding:

    <strong>ps...SJ, if you let us know now, i promise to still be "Wowed" by your keynote speech and presentation....you have my word and promise as thegelding....g</strong><hr></blockquote>



    no way, Steve wants his surprise, thats what it is all about... like you said, bastards...

    hehe what the hell are we talking about? It is just a friggin computer!



    -Paul
  • Reply 116 of 1761
    <a href="http://www.apple.com/"; target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/</a>;













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  • Reply 118 of 1761
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by louismg:

    <strong><a href="http://www.apple.com/"; target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/</a>;













    [ 01-01-2002: Message edited by: louismg ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    now that just took too much effort...



    Any chance someone could peek ahead to the next 6 days' slogans?



    -Paul
  • Reply 119 of 1761
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by DaveGee:

    <strong>Well, since that banner has to be changed for tomorrow... Do you think they will be doing any hint dropping?



    6 Days till MacWorld... "Insert some hint" :eek:



    Dave



    [ 12-31-2001: Message edited by: DaveGee ]</strong><hr></blockquote>





    Hmm, between Dave's post and Fran's subject (General hype, not focusing on the "Big"), I think we have 2 candidates for people who can see the future?? Any chance you guys will tell us what we are in for?



    -Paul
  • Reply 120 of 1761
    WHAT ARE THEY DOING!?!?!? I just woke up and decided to check the apple page, expecting them to just say "6 days, this is big, even by our standards"... i thought that they would just count down the numbers with the same tease underneath it.... now this... i remember an apple store employee telling me months ago that Steve had mentioned having something up his sleeve for the next Macworld... i totally forgot about him telling me this until just now. For a company that has tried to diffuse hype in the past (Paris etc), this is getting VERY exciting
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