SE not finished yet.

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Hi, my name is little joke from when I was boy. I have some good stories for all you guys in here. I read this page on many occasion but I can only post some things I know now.

iMac/Book SE is not over for Apple. They will be back, and some color will also return, but Apple cannot do this now. Engineers I talk with wanted Christmas time release for these machines, but probably you will not see untill 2003. I don't know iBook story very much, only that iMac has a sister. But for iMac I know something. SE version will take silver color like Pro machine, use 16/17" panel, use A/V out like notebooks. Maybe somethings can happen but everything depends for prices. These are tried but not 100% for concept. Cache system like tower, and very high screen resolution for A/V using a SCART style out. Some changes for I/O and sound DSP (for every machine I think) Concept is to be more expensive than low tower and highest iMac now. I think 2000+ US $.

You will like it.


  • Reply 1 of 9
    I'd like to see the SE iMAC go all chrome!

    Lemon Bon Bon
  • Reply 2 of 9
    x704x704 Posts: 276member
    [quote]Originally posted by Garibaldi:

    <strong>use A/V out like notebooks</strong><hr></blockquote>

    That wouldn't seem to fit in with apples digital lifestyle very well.
  • Reply 3 of 9
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Those are all good ideas, and there is some precedent. iBook SE466 and iMac DVSE both had graphite color schemes like the pro machines. Now the pro machines are silver, so SE editions of the iMac and iBook could also easily be silver. I think a silver iBook and iLamp would look great. They could be like the middle line people keep talking about, but without a huge development/production outlay from apple -- just seriously spec'd consumer machines, like a taste of the pro lines. Not as expensive or expandable, but nicely spec'd.

    Color changes? easy.

    Screen? easy but costly.

    Faster procs? dicey but doable.

    I/O and A/V improvements? When every mac gets them, then special versions would get them too.

    This all sounds possible, I'd buy a $2000 17"LCD iMac or a $2000 G4 ??? iBook. But I'll believe this when I see it. 2003 is a long ways off yet. For now I'll think of this as another Kormac post. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

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  • Reply 4 of 9
    allenallen Posts: 84member
    Matsu, I think you are right about the Kormac idea. If we could only get him back on track with the i**** predictions, we could liven up these forums.
  • Reply 5 of 9
    allenallen Posts: 84member
    Thought we would hear from Garibaldi / Kormac by now. It seems that the component idea has some traction. A device that works independently ( pda / tablet ) and when docked has the use of traditional desktop features, harddrive, monitor, keyboard, and cd/dvd drive. Sortg of a "pod" idea.
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    crusadercrusader Posts: 1,129member
    If I was going to shell out $2000+ for a iMac, I probaly would simply buy a tower. I think the current superdrive iMac is the highest price a consumer machine can go. Anything else would justify a investment in a tower.
  • Reply 7 of 9
    I'd buy the $2000 17" iMac with dual monitor support (or at least video mirroring). I don't need to add any special PCI things, or extra internal drives. Just need more screen area and no firewire inbetween to watch a video on my tv.
  • Reply 8 of 9
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Some of you seem to be equating the Kormac analogy as a good thing? kinda kidding Kormac -- some of the 'rumor' around your 'speculation' wasn't totally your fault, but rather that of zealously rumor starved members.

    Anyway, the new powerbooks seem to demonstrate that Apple is willing to use the more advanced cache system of the PowerMacs in a much smaller enclosure. Maybe an SE iMac could get a DDR external cache too! Maybe not 2MB, but even 1MB plus the on chip cache would be pretty good.
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    *l++*l++ Posts: 129member
    An audio update makes a lot of sense, now that the MacOS can handle 96Khz multi-channel audio, it is a good time for Apple to offer high-quality surround sound on its machines. AAC mpeg-4 included in QT6 allows for it also.
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