MWSF 2001 optimism vs. pessimism

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Optimism

PMac



1.0 Ghz G5/256MBDDR400/DVD-CD-RW/60GB/GeForce2 MXTV/800MbFW/USB2.0/Full-sized Drive bays = $1599



1.4Ghz G5/256MBDDR400/DVD-RW/80GB/GeForce3/?/?/? =

$2399



1.2GHz G5 MP/512 DDR400/DVD-RW/100GB/geforce3/"/"/" = $3299



Pessimism

PMac



867 Mhz G4/128MB133/DVD-CD-RW/60GB/GeForce2MX/400FW/USB/QS case = $1699



1GHz G4/128MB133/DVD-RW/80GB/Geforce2MXTV/"/"/" = $2499



933MHz G4 MP/256MB133/DVD-RW/100GB/Geforce3/"/"/" = $3499



Optimism

iMac



600 MHz G4*/128MB133/DVD-CD-RW/40GB/Geforce2MX/800FW/USB2.0/15"LCD = $999



733 MHz G4*/128MB133/DVD-CD-RW/60GB/"/"/"/" = $1299



867MHz G4*/256MB133/DVD-RW/80GB/"/"/"/" = $1499



*=no L3 cache



Pessimism

iMac



600 MHz G3/128MB100/CD-RW/40GB/16Rage128/400FW/USB/15"CRT = $999



700 MHz G3/128MB100/DVD-CD-RW/60GB/16Rage128/400FW/USB/15"CRT = $1299



800 MHz G3/256MB100/DVD-CD-RW/80GB/16Rage128/400FW/USB/15"CRT = $1499



Optimism

iBooks&TiBooks

slight speed bump or price drop



pessimism

iBooks&TiBooks

not mentioned at all



Optimism

iPod

$299



Pessimism

iPod

Steve Jobs: "Isn't it great?"



Optimism

Displays

15"=$399

17"=$799

22"=$1999



Pessimism

Displays

SJ: "Aren't they great?"



Optimism

SW



Apple releases iPics and iMusic. SJ releases OSX 10.2, which allows theming. Apple announces that 98% of mac applications have been carbonized.



Pessimism

SW



Apple announces that there are now "lots" of carbonized apps...several of which are actually commercial products.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    For your PMac pessimist view, I think even if Apple comes out with G4s they will have a faster system bus and use DDR. So maybe that a positive pessimist view?
  • Reply 2 of 10
    I doubt that Apple will add USB 2.0 until it is heavily adopted by the rest of the industry. FW is already there for fast connections. USB 1.0 works OK for printers, cameras, keyboards and such. Finally, there are almost no products that use USB 2.0. Even if you had it you couldn't use it. There is no need for Apple to be on the leading edge of this one.
  • Reply 3 of 10
    man, I'd buy that "optimistic" 1.4Ghz G5 for $2399 in a heartbeat if that were released...





    :eek:
  • Reply 4 of 10
    Didn't MWSF 2001 happen almost a year ago?



  • Reply 5 of 10
    tltl Posts: 33member
    Those pessimistic ones are exactly what I expect to see, except with 256 RAM in the middle models.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    I really think Apple will go with USB2.0 instead of 1.1 (or whatever it's at).



    If 2 is no more expensive than 1 to implement why not? It's fully backward compatible with 1 so if there is no big price difference it would be foolish not to.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    pessimistic all the way...



    Im thinking MAYBE we will see DDR ram to keep people quiet for a while longer. But besides that, nothing. Maybe a slightly faster dual setup (dual 933s)



    We will also have 500Mhz G4s again for another year... because Steve feels like.



    I just hope a new iBook doesn't come out in January... caus I'm about to buy meself one.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    [quote] Apple announces that 98% of mac applications have been carbonized.

    <hr></blockquote>



    2% = Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Dreamweaver...



  • Reply 9 of 10
    neomacneomac Posts: 145member
    I'd rather be a pessimist ("realist") and be pleasantly suprised if Apple exceeds my expectations, rather than be an optimist and be sorely disappointed when Apple falls short of my unreasonably high expectations.



    I say 1Ghz or higher G4 PowerMacs and a 1Ghz G3 iMac. It will be the "Ghz Expo".
  • Reply 10 of 10
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Slacker:

    <strong>I really think Apple will go with USB2.0 instead of 1.1 (or whatever it's at).



    If 2 is no more expensive than 1 to implement why not? It's fully backward compatible with 1 so if there is no big price difference it would be foolish not to.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah, that's a good point.
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