Props to Think Secret

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Here are the current headline from Think Secret, all pre-macworld.

*Apple to Charge $100 for .Mac services

*Adios G3 iMacs, G4 towers in August

*Apple to introduce 20gig iPod, updated iTunes

*MWNY to bring 17" iMacs, but no G4 towers

I'd say Nick's batting average is getting pretty good.


  • Reply 1 of 10
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    The G3 iMac was just reconfigured, so it may still have some life in it past next month...

    [ 07-19-2002: Message edited by: Eugene ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 10
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    Yea, you can only get a CD-ROM drive with it now.

    No one with a lick of sense would buy one...
  • Reply 3 of 10
    sizzle chestsizzle chest Posts: 1,133member
    That truly is the best batting average of any Mac rumors site, leading up to a big event, that I've seen.
  • Reply 4 of 10
    cobracobra Posts: 253member
    He blew his QT 6 prediction.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    [quote]Originally posted by Cobra:

    <strong>He blew his QT 6 prediction. </strong><hr></blockquote>

    And he blew the Bye Bye G3 iMacs. And to be fair, the .Mac scoop wasn't really his (I saw it on other rumor sites, including the $100 price, weeks before).

    But he did get the 17 imac (although it wasn't widescreen) and iPod, so that's fairly good for a rumor site.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    I wonder if he has insider information or just really good guessing skills.? <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 7 of 10
    leshlesh Posts: 1member
    TS didn't say there would definitely be no QT6, so you can hardly say they "blew" it, to be fair. Except for the no more G3s (which isn't a big deal), everything they said would happen for sure, did happen. First place I saw .Mac was <a href=""; target="_blank">here</a>.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    drewpropsdrewprops Posts: 2,321member
    Okay, I'm here!

    Oh, it's PROPS to Think Secret.....okay, I thought I was being paged....sorry.

    Yeah, like I said in some other thread a while back, Think Secret is the market leader in presenting accurate rumors....kind of like AI was back in the glory days!

  • Reply 9 of 10
    frawgzfrawgz Posts: 547member
    Agreed. Accurate (mostly) and timely dirt. Rarely engages in flights of fancy, though rumors are prone to typical telephone-style distortion.

    The G3 iMacs weren't killed, just retooled to take on a much reduced role in their desktop line.

    Jobs and Sculley didn't go "head to head" with significant announcements. Jobs had a fairly minor announcement, while Sculley's "announcement" fizzled, barely being noticed. Etc.

    Still, probably my favorite rumor site.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    blizaineblizaine Posts: 239member
    I Wonder if dePlume will nail the August 13th G4 upgrade date?

    I personally think they will release the new G4 hardware on the same day they release Jag (24th? -can't remember).

    I'm sure the 13th is just as much of a guess as "no new g4's in NY" was... no real source, just basing it on the current promo end date...

    [ 07-20-2002: Message edited by: Blizaine ]</p>
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