Apple makes October 14th MacBook event official

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  • Reply 41 of 160
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shogun View Post


    I don't get why all the excitement...



    I'm looking at the photos on the other page and these laptops look pretty much the same as the last gen. What am I missing?



    You're not a raving lunatic Apple fanboy?
  • Reply 42 of 160
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    You're not a raving lunatic Apple fanboy?



    Or you haven't been waiting months for the new macbooks to come out so you can start developing apps
  • Reply 43 of 160
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,870member
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    Originally Posted by bubba451 View Post


    G5 PowerBooks, here we come!



  • Reply 44 of 160
    .mac.mac Posts: 44member
    Give me More !!!!



    Steve :hug: (father and son)
  • Reply 45 of 160
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,729member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shogun View Post


    I don't get why all the excitement...



    I'm looking at the photos on the other page and these laptops look pretty much the same as the last gen. What am I missing?



    It does look similar but there isn't that much latitude when it comes to laptops. As I think everybody suspected it would the keyboard has finally changed. It is now like the MacBook / iMac. That alone will change the look a lot. I suspect the most significant change will be the multi touch features. Well, the spec changes might be more significant... And there may be color changes. That's always exciting. And something to beat what came before such as 'the fastest ever', and 'the thinnest ever...'.



    But yeah... not THAT much to get excited about perhaps unless you have been waiting for ages for an update in order to buy. Then it would be VERY exciting.
  • Reply 46 of 160
    sweet, finally on otober 14th I will be making my switch to mac(or whenever i can get my hands on it). only ever been a pc guy.
  • Reply 47 of 160
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,870member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by paxman View Post


    But yeah... not THAT much to get excited about perhaps unless you have been waiting for ages for an update in order to buy. Then it would be VERY exciting.



    Exactly. Also, let's not forget that little differences can be key - the PowerBook/MacBook Pro form factor was almost perfect; there were three problems that this update will hopefully correct:
    • The grey keys with white backlight meant there are some lighting conditions under which the backlight makes it harder to see the keys. With this new keyboard with black keys there will be a proper contrast between key colour and backlight colour.

    • The internal HDD is very difficult to get at. Hopefully this update will provide something similar to the current MacBook's accessibility.

    • The latching mechanism has moving parts and is fragile. The MacBook and MacBook Air's magnetic latch is simpler and more elegant.

    Then of course there's the usual tech-spec upgrades.



    I'd even dare to say that that high top-end price even suggests there might be a blu-ray option, although it could be pointing to an SSD option instead.
  • Reply 48 of 160
    Yay! This'll be my first Mac purchase. Hopefully I'll quickly pick up on how to use the OS. It's easy right?
  • Reply 49 of 160
    solsunsolsun Posts: 763member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shogun View Post


    I don't get why all the excitement...



    I'm looking at the photos on the other page and these laptops look pretty much the same as the last gen. What am I missing?





    Perhaps a glass trackpad like the iPhone?
  • Reply 50 of 160
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,870member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Obamadid911 View Post


    Yay! This'll be my first Mac purchase. Hopefully I'll quickly pick up on how to use the OS. It's easy right?



    As long as you don't try and make it work like Windows, yes.
  • Reply 51 of 160
    solsunsolsun Posts: 763member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. H View Post


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    I'd even dare to say that that high top-end price even suggests there might be a blu-ray option, although it could be pointing to an SSD option instead.





    I don't think we'll see Blu-Ray support till Snow Leopard.. Leopard and iLife apps do not currently support Blu-Ray authoring so it'd be more than just a hardware upgrade.



    EDIT: Also, blu-ray would likely debut on the flagship Mac which is the Mac Pro. Mac Pro updates generally happen in Jan/Feb. Macworld should usher in new Mac Pro's, Snow Leopard and iLife 09 with Blu-Ray support.
  • Reply 52 of 160
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Obamadid911 View Post


    Yay! This'll be my first Mac purchase. Hopefully I'll quickly pick up on how to use the OS. It's easy right?



    I'd say it's easier to learn than Windows, but it you know Windows then you have unlearn some actions so there will be some frustration to get over. The best thing to remember is, if it seems like it's too complex or difficult compared to Windows, then you are doing it wrong. The forums at MacOSXHints.com is a great resource.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solsun View Post


    I don't think we'll see Blu-Ray support till Snow Leopard.. Leopard and iLife apps do not currently support Blu-Ray authoring so it'd be more than just a hardware upgrade.



    They have updated iLife apps at these events before, but you'd think that the Pro Apps would get the support first.
  • Reply 53 of 160
    I remember last time there was an Apple announcement to make, people were hyping it up like crazy only to be let down. Should we continue this hype up?



    In reality I'm speculating that they're just going to change the covering the macbook, give it some upgraded options and make it cheaper, not really giving any other real new hardware functions.



    I'll gladly eat my words when they release anything more than that.
  • Reply 54 of 160
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
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    Originally Posted by cddude View Post


    I am so freaking excited! I am a PC user that is sick of Windoze! It makes me sick how Microsoft comes out with an OS and takes 1 or 2 more years to make it actually work right! (Think XP Service Pak 2 and 3, and Vista). I hate having to reboot for EVERYTHING.

    I'm a photographer that is growing it into a side profession and my wife and I are going to start a family w/in the next 1-2 yrs and we'll be getting a camcorder prior to that chapter and shooting a lot i'm sure! I'm so looking forward to being able to handle all that much easier on a Mac!

    I'm also bursting at the seams with lack of storage space so I've wanted to buy a new external drive but have been holding out for the Mac first so to avoid formatting frustrations.



    Now i can kill all birds with one stone, the holiday season! Also, my company has an EPP for Apple and we just recently got bought out by a PC company so I don't know how long it will stick around! Perfect timing for all of this and I'm so glad the wait is OVER!!!



    I just want to know what brand of coffee you're drinking.
  • Reply 55 of 160
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by .mac View Post


    Give me More !!!!



    Steve :hug: (father and son)



    Awww... that's nice. I don't think Steve got enough hugs as a kid.
  • Reply 56 of 160
    rickagrickag Posts: 1,626member
    So does anyone want to speculate that these laptops will include whatever tech that Peter Oppenheimer referred to in the last quarterly conference call?
  • Reply 57 of 160
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    I just want to know what brand of coffee you're drinking.



  • Reply 58 of 160
    solsunsolsun Posts: 763member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rickag View Post


    So does anyone want to speculate that these laptops will include whatever tech that Peter Oppenheimer referred to in the last quarterly conference call?



    Yeah, I'd like to think it's a multi-touch glass trackpad, although that seems to be a pipe dream at the moment.
  • Reply 59 of 160
    wircwirc Posts: 302member
    O thank God. I can finally relieve myself of all this needless anxiety. Uncertainty is a bitch. At least I know the economy is collapsing.
  • Reply 60 of 160
    Spam Sandwich...



    Ironically I don't drink coffee! =) I hate it. I only drink sugar free, carb free XS Energy Drinks and I haven't had one of them today yet. =) Check em out here www.xsblast.com. I order them from here www.drinkinperfection.com



    I am so pumped!
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