Photo shows new Power Mac G5 palette shipments

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Following an earlier report that new Apple Power Macs have begun making their way to company retail stores, a source provided the below photo (edited) showing how Apple is shipping the units.







The Power Macs are arriving on palettes that have been covered in dark plastic to conceal the contents. However, as hinted yesterday, multiple sources are now indicating that Apple plans to announce the units tomorrow (Wednesday).
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  • Reply 1 of 54
    qchemqchem Posts: 73member
    Um, how is a crate wrapped in black plastic news? That could be anything...



    I obviously missed my kool-aid this morning!
  • Reply 2 of 54
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,657member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Qchem

    Um, how is a crate wrapped in black plastic news? That could be anything...



    I obviously missed my kool-aid this morning!




    Only new products are wrapped in black. When the announcement is made Apple Retail will be told to unwrap the crate.
  • Reply 3 of 54
    dfilerdfiler Posts: 3,420member
    Interesting... does apple normally pre-ship, hold, and shroud merely speed bumped machines? (honest question)



    I know they've done this for completely new releases, but how about for just speedbumps?
  • Reply 4 of 54
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,657member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by dfiler

    Interesting... does apple normally pre-ship, hold, and shroud merely speed bumped machines? (honest question)



    I know they've done this for completely new releases, but how about for just speedbumps?




    well officially they do not exist at the moment and the Apple stores know nothing in advance, therefore I would assume all new products are covered - or shipped afterwards. Also, if they weren't covered, they would look the same as the other boxes - but would have a different serial number, so they could be put out by mistake. The only difference on the box between the new and old PowerBooks is the spec sticker on the side. I think Apple should ship the PowerMacs with Tiger, that'll please Apple customers!
  • Reply 4 of 54
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,657member
    -double post-
  • Reply 6 of 54
    It's now 8:30am on the east coast....at what time does Apple usually anounce products?
  • Reply 7 of 54
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,657member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by FireDancer

    It's now 8:30am on the east coast....at what time does Apple usually anounce products?



    Around 9AM
  • Reply 8 of 54
    g3prog3pro Posts: 669member
    It's going to be announced wednesday according to the article.
  • Reply 9 of 54
    Quote:

    Originally posted by g3pro

    It's going to be announced wednesday according to the article.



    Or not at all...
  • Reply 10 of 54
    Quote:

    Originally posted by g3pro

    It's going to be announced wednesday according to the article.



    But how can they make us wait that long ?
  • Reply 11 of 54
    I heard from a reliable source yesterday (think something like works for Apple UK) to "watch the website (apple.com) often tomorrow" and that's all I have got to say about that besides when was the last announce of any Apple update on a Wednesday????
  • Reply 12 of 54
    Compare.



    and

  • Reply 13 of 54
    I also love how "AppleInsider" spells pallet as palettes.
  • Reply 14 of 54
    Quote:

    Originally posted by O4BlackWRX

    ... when was the last announce of any Apple update on a Wednesday????



    February. The revised iPod minis and photos were introduced on Wednesday the 23rd. The original G4 iBooks also came on a Wednesday. The last PowerBook rev came on a Monday.
  • Reply 16 of 54
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,657member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BrunoBruin

    February. The revised iPod minis and photos were introduced on Wednesday the 23rd. The original G4 iBooks also came on a Wednesday. The last PowerBook rev came on a Monday.



    anyway it's definitely not coming today. The Amazon page above lists Tiger coming as well - I expect it will be announced tomorrow with shipment Friday.
  • Reply 17 of 54
    banchobancho Posts: 1,517member
    Quote:



    Nice catch
  • Reply 18 of 54
    Quote:



    Out of curiosity... how did you find that page?
  • Reply 19 of 54
    banchobancho Posts: 1,517member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Not Unlike Myself

    Out of curiosity... how did you find that page?



    Go to Amazon, select Electronics, then select computers.



    It shows the info for preorder on the sidebar for me.



    edit - ooh, 555 posts. I'm nasty, but not quite the beast...
  • Reply 20 of 54
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,657member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Not Unlike Myself

    Out of curiosity... how did you find that page?



    MacRumors can sometimes be a useful source.
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