What do you guys think about AI's imac roumors?

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
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Well Sounds Great! I can not wait! I really hope it is true! i would love to see 1Ghz iMacs and 15in LCD!! Let's keep woer fingers crossed!

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  • Reply 1 of 156
    thankfully, our spelling is a tad better than mikes...
  • Reply 2 of 156
    I think that AI better be right about this. After a 7 month haitus from incorrect information, their credibility can't take any more blows.

    But what else do I think?

    [quote] lacks the high-MHz processor and large screen necessary to compete in a marketplace <hr></blockquote>

    and then... [quote] Based around a 15? TFT Flat-Panel display, running at a native resolution of 1024x768 <hr></blockquote>.

    With no increase in screen size, that problem seems to still be wanting. Also, 32MB VRAM? I'd be suprised to see them willingly double the amount in the TiBook. Then again, it wouldn't be the first time the consumer offering outdid the professional (combo drive )

    All in all, it sounds promising, if not predictable. I just hope it comes through, both for Apple and the Insider.

    - Pook
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    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Is there any particular reason I can't see this?
  • Reply 4 of 156
    Because, unlike me, you're not the man.

    - Pook
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    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    [quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:

    <strong>thankfully, our spelling is a tad better than mikes...</strong><hr></blockquote>Yeah, but your use of the apostrophe isn't too hot. Since we're getting picky.

    Funny, I saw the story about a half hour ago, but now it's not there anymore.
  • Reply 6 of 156
    Hey! Where'd it go? :confused: :confused:

    - Pook
  • Reply 7 of 156
    What AI rumor?!

    I think someone has been hitting the bottle hard ... ah-huh... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 8 of 156
    Well, as long as nobody posts about slimmer Titanium like iBooks due out...
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    1 GHz iMac?

    The ONLY way this would be possible is if G5 powermacs were introduced, running at least in the 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 GHz range.

    If so, then a 1 GHZ iMac could happen. 15" LCD, 32 MB vRAM...wow, that would actually be a competitive machine!

    It's exactly what Apple SHOULD be doing. They should have released such a Mac a year ago. But they can make up for the delay if only they get it right.

    Also, a new iMac MUST have good ports. Audio I/O, USB, Firewire, ect. , and an S-Video out so one can play iMovies on the TV. This is a critical feature that would most definitely boost iMac sales.

    The 15" display is also key. I know so many people who wanted a Mac but couldn't afford one....they could have bought iMacs but the display was simply too damn small. If the iMac had a 17 " display, it would probably still be flying off the shelves. At least a 15" LCD is a nice boost in viewable area, although still too frickin' small for the most part. It really needs to be 16" viewable, MINIMUM. Get with the program Apple, this isn't 1991!~!!!1`!!~
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    Seems the new rumor has been pulled already.

    Weird. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    lol, their first rumor in half a year and it's already gone. w00t! this is the AI we all know and love.
  • Reply 12 of 156
    This is bizarre :confused:

    Michael, can you give us the lowdown on what the report said?

    Anyone else read this care to give us details too?
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    MacGeneration has a <a href="http://www.macgeneration.com/mgnews/depeche.php?aIdDepeche=3364"; target="_blank">summary</a> of the report but it's all in french, sorry.

    Quickly :

    - 15 " LCD 1024*768

    - G3 1.x GHz

    - Same clock speed for all models, like iBook, but different drives (even with Superdrive ?)

    - GeForce2 MX 32 MB

    - Price between 999 $ and 1299 $

    - Mac OS X default
  • Reply 14 of 156
    Babelfish to the rescue:

    [quote]The return of AppleInsider: After months of silence, AppleInsider comes out of its hibernation. Equipped with a new interface (very tempting), the site returns with an article that announces the arrival of the next iMac with a flat-panel screen. Equipped with a 15-inch flat-panel screen and a resolution of 1024x768, the computer should include a G3 flirting with one gigahertz and a GeForce2 MX with 32 MB of video memory. Just like the iBook, it seems that the various models will not be characterized by the speed of the processor, but by the optical drive, which could be either a DVD-ROM or a combo DVD/CD-RW. AppleInsider even conjures up the possibility of an iMac equipped with a SuperDrive. This iMac generation would be sold in configurations between $999 and $1299 and would function under Mac OS X by default. Update: AppleInsider has withdrawn its article without giving an explanation. <hr></blockquote>

    [ 11-30-2001: Message edited by: CaseCom ]</p>
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    Wow, thanks Jacksim and Casecom... and of course, Babelfish!

    That is quite an interesting rumour and even more interesting now that it had been removed! Perhaps this is just AI trying to jumpstart people's excitement over its rumourmongering?

    Anyway, what makes this more exciting in my eyes is that this would really herald another boost to the iBooks not too far down the road.
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    Any form factor guesses? Kind of hard for me to get past a cpu-strapped-to-the-back-of-a-flat panel-type scenerio.
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    jrcjrc Posts: 817member
    I love this place!

    Favorite AI idiosyncrasies:

    1.) Forums always going down before big news/shows

    2.) Huge spans of time between stories followed by a rapid-fire succession of stories (repeat)

    3.) Alterations/pullings of stories per outside influences. (e.g. - Apple Legal)

    4.) Ironic fueling of rumors (e.g.-hosting forums which give rise to KimKapSol, WorkerBee, Dorsal) but which in turn causes Apple to plug the leaks, which in turn leads to cessation of rumor quantity/quality; leading one to believe in a fundamental misunderstanding of the symbiotic nature of the rumormill. (Case in point: Hollywood)

    5.) Lovely UPtime of host server(s)


    Again, as I first stated above "I love this place". One must first love the idiosyncrasies in ANY relationship, eh?
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    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    I see they're working hard on their credibility. Nice.
  • Reply 19 of 156
    JD, I would take a 15" LCD but only if it were widescreen and with a reported 1024x768 resolution is isn't. X takes up a lot of space, especially with apps like Mail and OmniWeb. Maybe they will be using the 15" ASD for the LCD? That would be awsome as its a very nice and bright display with good color. I still would prefer widescreen though. I have my doubts about all of this though as the Superdrive would need the G4...

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    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    [quote]Originally posted by Caler:

    <strong>Any form factor guesses? Kind of hard for me to get past a cpu-strapped-to-the-back-of-a-flat panel-type scenerio.</strong><hr></blockquote>That's essentially what the AI article said. It said it would look like a display from some angles, but bulkier.
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