New Apple hardware expected next week

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
According to ThinkSecret new iBooks priced at $999 and $1299 as well as new Mac minis priced at $499, $599 and $699 are due next week. It's about damn time.
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  • Reply 1 of 165
    dhagan4755dhagan4755 Posts: 2,148member
    I read the article. It still doesn't give any real specifics on the hardware other than the pricing.
  • Reply 2 of 165
    AppleInsiderAppleInsider Posts: 40,413administrator
    Apple is expected to announce new consumer-oriented products next Tuesday, in time for the for the back-to-school shopping season, according to unconfirmed reports.



    Specifically, anonymous sources said to expect new Mac mini models on Tuesday, July 26th. Updated iBook laptop computers may also accompany new Mac minis, according to rumor site Think Secret.



    The site added a dab of color to rumors pertaining both offerings, explaining that three new Mac mini and two new iBook part numbers have appeared in Apple's retail database.



    The three new Mac mini configurations are priced at $499, $599, and $699, according to the site. Meanwhile new iBook part numbers are showing up at $999 and $1,299 price points.



    No further details or specifications of the systems have surfaced. Previous reports from overseas have suggested that Apple's 14-inch iBook would gain a widescreen display around this time.



    Earlier this week reliable sources told AppleInsider that Apple was looking to clear out its existing inventory of Mac mini's through retail discounters such as Overstock.com -- a telltale sign that new models are imminent.
  • Reply 3 of 165
    aquamacaquamac Posts: 585member
    I would seriously consider a Mac mini if it had 1.67 Mhz G4. A 5600 rpm HDD and 512RAM and a coregraphics GPU for $599. . A q u a M a c .
  • Reply 4 of 165
    macnut222macnut222 Posts: 100member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by AquaMac

    I would seriously consider a Mac mini if it had 1.67 Mhz G4. A 5600 rpm HDD and 512RAM and a coregraphics GPU for $599. . A q u a M a c .



    I think that's very possible. Definitely at $699 (if rumors are true) but I think some of these things will happen (especially graphics) for all models.
  • Reply 5 of 165
    pbpb Posts: 4,231member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by macnut222

    Definitely at $699 (if rumors are true) but I think some of these things will happen (especially graphics) for all models.



    Apple needs absolutely to ship ALL models with Core Image capable GPUs ASAP. I think that by this autumn there will be no Macintosh without such a GPU, even if it is bottom of the line (right now even the eMac has a Radeon 9600).
  • Reply 6 of 165
    sunilramansunilraman Posts: 8,133member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by AquaMac

    I would seriously consider a Mac mini if it had 1.67 Mhz G4. A 5600 rpm HDD and 512RAM and a coregraphics GPU for $599. . A q u a M a c .



    i think you mean 1.67 Ghz not Mhz

    but yeah.... agree with the specs for $599, though make that 1.5 Ghz. $499 will be 1.33 Ghz.



    people are sick of me saying this but just for the record again:

    $1299

    14" widescreen iBook

    g4 1.5ghz

    512mb ram

    5400rpm 60gb hard disk

    ati mobility 9600

    .............



    fuck it. not gonna happen



    .............
  • Reply 7 of 165
    macnut222macnut222 Posts: 100member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by sunilraman

    i think you mean 1.67 Ghz not Mhz

    but yeah.... agree with the specs for $599, though make that 1.5 Ghz. $499 will be 1.33 Ghz.



    people are sick of me saying this but just for the record again:

    $1299

    14" widescreen iBook

    g4 1.5ghz

    512mb ram

    5400rpm 60gb hard disk

    ati mobility 9600

    .............



    fuck it. not gonna happen



    .............




    I think the next Mac mini will come in 1.42 and 1.67 GHz configs.



    As for iBook, I think the $1299 model you list is possible (with a few exceptions):

    14" widescreen iBook It may remain the same 4:3 ratio display, maybe not

    g4 1.5ghz Maybe, if not, then 1.42 GHz (like you can notice the difference)

    512mb ram If this is the high-end iBook, I agree

    5400rpm 60gb hard disk Not sure about speed, but I think it'll be an 80 GB disk

    ati mobility 9600 agree - for all next-rev iBooks



    Oh, and the system bus will (finally) increase to 167 MHz.
  • Reply 8 of 165
    macnut222macnut222 Posts: 100member
    If no one has noticed, iBook has just joined Mac mini for a 5-7 day wait period at the Online US Apple Store.
  • Reply 9 of 165
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by sunilraman



    people are sick of me saying this but just for the record again:

    $1299

    14" widescreen iBook

    g4 1.5ghz

    512mb ram

    5400rpm 60gb hard disk

    ati mobility 9600





    I'd jump on this.

    What would a widescreen 14" screen be in terms of resolution?
  • Reply 10 of 165
    chris vchris v Posts: 460member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by macnut222

    If no one has noticed, iBook has just joined Mac mini for a 5-7 day wait period at the Online US Apple Store.



    CONFIRRMED!!!!



    Actually, that is a pretty good sign. Cool beans, as I need to buy my daughter an iBook for school here in the next few weeks.
  • Reply 11 of 165
    sunilramansunilraman Posts: 8,133member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by satchmo

    I'd jump on this.

    What would a widescreen 14" screen be in terms of resolution?




    1280x768 is what most manufacturers are doing for their 14" wide. note also that this is 720p capable, at least in terms of resolution of HDTV 720p (1280x720)
  • Reply 12 of 165
    ajmasajmas Posts: 554member
    Has anybody heard whether the PowerBooks will be covered in this update? I am in the stage of buying a new Apple PowerBook, so this would be of interest. Otherwise I'll just wait to find out Tuesday.
  • Reply 13 of 165
    sandausandau Posts: 1,230member
    a bump from 1.25/1.33 to 1.42/1.5...poo

    a bump from 32mb to 64mb video...pah

    a bump from 256mb to 512mb...mmm, ok



    i'm really hoping for a new form factor and definitely a new screen and video card. unfortunately its not going to out do the powerbook and unfortunately that thing pretty much sucks now too. not that its bad but the bus speed is atrocious and the video card sucks.



    but if for $999 you get:

    512mb ram

    widescreen

    64mb video

    1.42mhz/167 bus

    bluetooth



    i'd probably be pursuaded to buy one because the options are decent. but for a measly graphic or ram bump and/or a few more GB's in the HD, forget it, its still last years technology, imho.





    Somehow I think there will be a new 15" or 17" screen tomorrow....match with the Mini. Doesn't it make sense to add a screen with both Firewire and USB hub like the other models? I'd guess in the $399-$459 range.
  • Reply 14 of 165
    19841984 Posts: 955member
    Okay, my predictions...





    iBook (pessimistic)



    12" iBook / 1024x768 / 1.33 GHz / 40 GB / 256 MB / AE / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 32 MB / $999

    14" iBook / 1024x768 / 1.50 GHz / 80 GB / 512 MB / AE / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $1299



    iBook (optimistic)



    13" iBook / 1152x768 / 1.33 GHz / 40 GB / 512 MB / AE / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $999

    13" iBook / 1152x768 / 1.50 GHz / 80 GB / 512 MB / AE / SUPER / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $1299



    Mac mini (pessimistic)



    1.33 GHz / 40 GB / 256 MB / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 32 MB / $499

    1.50 GHz / 80 GB / 512 MB / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $599

    1.50 GHz / 80 GB / 512 MB / SUPER / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $699



    Mac mini (optimistic)



    1.33 GHz / 40 GB / 256 MB / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 32 MB / $499

    1.50 GHz / 80 GB / 512 MB / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $599

    1.67 GHz / 100 GB / 512 MB / SUPER / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $699
  • Reply 15 of 165
    sunilramansunilraman Posts: 8,133member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by ajmas

    Has anybody heard whether the PowerBooks will be covered in this update? I am in the stage of buying a new Apple PowerBook, so this would be of interest. Otherwise I'll just wait to find out Tuesday.



    i think virtually everyone on appleinsider will say that 99.99999% that PowerBooks will not be covered in this update. but with Apple nowadays, who the bloody hell knows. we thought they'd NEVER move to intel... as one poster put it before... it's like finding out your girlfriend is a hooker. nice, but hmmm...
  • Reply 16 of 165
    Quote:

    Originally posted by 1984

    Okay, my predictions...





    iBook (pessimistic)



    12" iBook / 1024x768 / 1.33 GHz / 40 GB / 256 MB / AE / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 32 MB / $999

    14" iBook / 1024x768 / 1.50 GHz / 80 GB / 512 MB / AE / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $1299



    iBook (optimistic)



    13" iBook / 1152x768 / 1.33 GHz / 40 GB / 512 MB / AE / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $999

    13" iBook / 1152x768 / 1.50 GHz / 80 GB / 512 MB / AE / SUPER / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $1299



    Mac mini (pessimistic)



    1.33 GHz / 40 GB / 256 MB / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 32 MB / $499

    1.50 GHz / 80 GB / 512 MB / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $599

    1.50 GHz / 80 GB / 512 MB / SUPER / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $699



    Mac mini (optimistic)



    1.33 GHz / 40 GB / 256 MB / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 32 MB / $499

    1.50 GHz / 80 GB / 512 MB / COMBO / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $599

    1.67 GHz / 100 GB / 512 MB / SUPER / ATI 9600 w/ 64 MB / $699




    Please be the optimistic! optimistic would be awesome.



    but if it is the Pessimistic iBook... why only a combo drive in the 14"???
  • Reply 17 of 165
    glamingoglamingo Posts: 46member
    I cant wait for the next model of the macmini. Its a bit of a drag that its going to be a bit more "obsolete" after the intel switch.
  • Reply 18 of 165
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    Just pimp up the GPU and ram and throw in the BT/AP module on the 699 model, and I am BUYING on tuesday.



    I don´t really care about the speed of the CPU. Its really not that kind of computer.
  • Reply 19 of 165
    fieldorfieldor Posts: 213member
    1.67ghz in the mini or ibook WON'T happen, because the powerbook is at 1.67 ghz. Unless Powerbooks are updated with a minor speed bump to 1.8ghz. If it does happen, Powerbook sales will fall.



    The mini is built for switchers, to surf the net and listen to music and ?, not for high end professionals.
  • Reply 20 of 165
    eaieai Posts: 417member
    Powerbooks and mac minis are hardly interchangeable. They have entirely different target users and I don't think many people who want a portable computer would buy a mac mini and carry it, a screen, a keyboard and a mouse around with them...
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