Apple's iMac overhaul tracking for mid-to-late summer

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  • Reply 41 of 171
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,951member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    What about this "coolio" rumour?



    I could have sworn there was a rumor that there was going to be a line of Macs made in the name of some big rap or R&B figure, and these Macs would be used by urban & at risk youth. I don't remember the name, I had assumed it was Coolio when the name was mentioned.
  • Reply 42 of 171
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,951member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bregalad View Post


    So true. Steve Jobs really hates the look of wires/cables/etc. That's probably a key reason why the AirPort Extreme (n-version) lacks a gigabit Ethernet router. It's his way of telling us all to unplug.



    That argument might work if the unit didn't have a wired switch in it at all.
  • Reply 43 of 171
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    I could have sworn there was a rumor that there was going to be a line of Macs made in the name of some big rap or R&B figure, and these Macs would be used by urban & at risk youth. I don't remember the name, I had assumed it was Coolio when the name was mentioned.



    http://www.engadget.com/2006/06/19/a...lop-budget-pc/



    note: it's exactly one year old.
  • Reply 44 of 171
    desarcdesarc Posts: 642member
    yeah, why would apple start making cameras? idiot.



    they should get MORE involved in the video game market instead -

    imagine halo3 with a one-button mouse.



    the new imac is going to be a disappointment to everyone who posts here.

    all i ever read is omfg they didn't add this or omfg i can't believe they added that 3 month old tech when something newer is out.

    wahh wahh wahh 2.5" drive. it's a CONSUMER mac: for aunt flo to surf the web once a month and organize all the pictures her kids email her.



    you want pro, get a ... what's that computer called? ohh yeah, MAC PRO.
  • Reply 45 of 171
    mrpiddlymrpiddly Posts: 406member
    Some on at mac rumors was bitching about how the imac wont have an 8800 ultra in it, he was serious. Do people know how big this thing is, right now i cant see it fitting in a imac. he also wanted the imac to be thinner, LOL!
  • Reply 46 of 171
    mutemute Posts: 1member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by desarc View Post


    it's a CONSUMER mac: for aunt flo to surf the web once a month and organize all the pictures her kids email her.



    you want pro, get a ... what's that computer called? ohh yeah, MAC PRO.



    While this is true, the iMac is still fast enough for most semi-professionals



    In terms of hardware it's still up there with some of the best (C2D, 2GB, etc)
  • Reply 47 of 171
    mrpiddlymrpiddly Posts: 406member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by desarc View Post


    yeah, why would apple start making cameras? idiot.



    LOL, they already did. Apple made alot of neat products that failed durring the 90s. The quicktake didnt really fail, they just stopped making it. Just in case you didnt know, they made a video game system as well called the PIPPIN, i really want one but less than 5000 units were ever sold so they are hard to come by.









  • Reply 48 of 171
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by desarc View Post


    yeah, why would apple start making cameras? idiot.



    I know you're being sardonic but I'd like to point out to those whose Apple history is contained within this century that Apple has indeed made cameras



    Apple QuickTake 100, 150 & 200 with 640x480 resolution. Circa 1994—1997. Conected via RS-232 cable.

    Quicktime Video Conferencing Camera 100 with ISDN connectivity for $1800. Circa 1995—1997. I set up a lot of ISDN Video Conferencing appliances back in the day and $1800 was not a bad price; it's the per minute ISDN charges that would get you.

    • And of course the internal and external iSIght Camera.
  • Reply 49 of 171
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by meelash View Post


    Idiot. Nice attempt, trying to be funny. Too bad your last line gave away that you haven't a clue what you're talking about.



    You're the idiot.
  • Reply 50 of 171
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mrpiddly View Post


    Some on at mac rumors was bitching about how the imac wont have an 8800 ultra in it, he was serious. Do people know how big this thing is, right now i cant see it fitting in a imac. he also wanted the imac to be thinner, LOL!



    Most people who bitch about something not having the latest hardware don't have a clue what they are talking about. They read about or was told it somewhere think it should implemented right away. I think these are usually the same people that constantly wait for new hardware to arrive. "When the iMac finally gets Dual Xeons, a Blu-ray/HD-DVD drive, hardware Flux Capacitor instead of the software Time Machine and is under $800 I'll by one. But not until then"
  • Reply 51 of 171
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by desarc View Post


    yeah, why would apple start making cameras? idiot.



    they should get MORE involved in the video game market instead -

    imagine halo3 with a one-button mouse.



    the new imac is going to be a disappointment to everyone who posts here.

    all i ever read is omfg they didn't add this or omfg i can't believe they added that 3 month old tech when something newer is out.

    wahh wahh wahh 2.5" drive. it's a CONSUMER mac: for aunt flo to surf the web once a month and organize all the pictures her kids email her.



    you want pro, get a ... what's that computer called? ohh yeah, MAC PRO.



    You're the idiot.
  • Reply 52 of 171
    mrpiddlymrpiddly Posts: 406member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    I know you're being sardonic but I'd like to point out to those whose Apple history is contained within this century that Apple has indeed made cameras



    Apple QuickTake 100, 150 & 200 with 640x480 resolution. Circa 1994—1997. Conected via RS-232 cable.

    Quicktime Video Conferencing Camera 100 with ISDN connectivity for $1800. Circa 1995—1997. I set up a lot of ISDN Video Conferencing appliances back in the day and $1800 was not a bad price; it's the per minute ISDN charges that would get you.

    • And of course the internal and external iSIght Camera.







    Does anyone still have one because i do!!. The pictures are so low quality but its really fun to play around with. I have to use it with my ancient mac too.
  • Reply 53 of 171
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mrpiddly View Post


    Does anyone still have one because i do!!. The pictures are so low quality but its really fun to play around with. I have to use it with my ancient mac too.



    I have never had one, but I did just get a Canon Powershot TX-1 today. I bought this for my trip because of its pocketable size and it's apparent abilty to do both decent HD video and high-res still shots well. So far, teh video is good but the still photos are grainy as hell. I'm not much of a photographer so I'm guessing I'm probably doing something wrong.



    Anyone else have this camera?
  • Reply 54 of 171
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Most people who bitch about something not having the latest hardware don't have a clue what they are talking about. They read about or was told it somewhere think it should implemented right away. I think these are usually the same people that constantly wait for new hardware to arrive. "When the iMac finally gets Dual Xeons, a Blu-ray/HD-DVD drive, hardware Flux Capacitor instead of the software Time Machine and is under $800 I'll by one. But not until then"



    I agree.



    Those people will never know the pleasure of masturbating to the iPhone.
  • Reply 55 of 171
    Not to get off the subject....but that comment about the PIPPIN game intrigued me....I never knew that.

    There is one on ebay right now going for almost $300.00.....(a Japanese/USA version).....just in case anyone is interested.



    Frank D.
  • Reply 56 of 171
    asciiascii Posts: 5,936member
    My ideal iMac is quiet, nearly silent, and has a powerful graphics card for Boot Camp games.
  • Reply 57 of 171
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
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    Originally Posted by snoopy View Post






    Everyone seems to assume new iMacs will have a pedestal base just like the current iMacs. It could have a pedestal base that contains components, like hard drives.



    I vote 'yes' to this. I'd like to see the iMac as a wireless large multi-touch pad that would dock into an HD+SuperDrive base, and on top of all that, wireless power system! No more power cord!
  • Reply 58 of 171
    rolorolo Posts: 686member
    A 3.5" 500GB SATA HDD is only 1" thick so I have no idea why so many people are whining about a thinner iMac having to resort to 2.5" notebook drives. A 24" iMac could well have two 3.5" HDDs and still be somewhat thinner at the edges. The logic board for Santa Rosa could be smaller, cooler, thinner than the one for the first Intel iMac introduced in January, 2006, the same board now in use.



    We don't even know if the next iMacs will bear any resemblance to what we have now.
  • Reply 59 of 171
    aisiaisi Posts: 134member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mrpiddly View Post


    Some on at mac rumors was bitching about how the imac wont have an 8800 ultra in it, he was serious. Do people know how big this thing is, right now i cant see it fitting in a imac. he also wanted the imac to be thinner, LOL!



    The iMac GPU is just a chip, integrated in the motherboard, not a full-fledged graphic card. Nvidia could release a mobile version of the 8800 this summer but I don't think we'll see this in the next iMac. Nvidia current mobile offering: GeForce 8700M / 8600M / 8400M.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by snoopy View Post


    Everyone seems to assume new iMacs will have a pedestal base just like the current iMacs. It could have a pedestal base that contains components, like hard drives.



    Great idea! Here is my mock-up for the next iMac.



  • Reply 60 of 171
    l33r0yl33r0y Posts: 94member
    Is there a reliability question for 2.5" vs 3.5" hard drives?



    What about heat and noise?





    I can't see an argument to go to 2.5"
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