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New apple products

Post by hoffman2k » Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:49 pm

Try going on the rumor site's like appleinsider or mac rumors.
Apple took 'em down :lol:
Well.... Almost :wink:

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Post by dannyk » Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:53 pm

is it just traffic volume that's taking them down?

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Post by robtronik » Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:53 pm

video iPod.

New iMac, new Video iPod, new Apps.

- iMac: faster, larger disk, built in iSight. Includes FrontRow (app)
- iPod: 30GB/60GB with Video - realtime decoding of MPEG4 and H.264. 260,000 colors. Video out.
- FrontRow and PhotoBooth Apps.
- 30GB iPod: $299 - 31% thinner than current 20GB; - 60GB iPod: $399.
- New iPods avail next week. Comes with case
- iMac: $1299 for 17" model with 1.5GHz, $1799 for 20" model with 2.1GHz
- iTunes 6 to be released
- Front Row - comes with new iMacs. Lets you enjoy video/music/pictures from sofa. Everything still displayed on iMac screen. iPod-like remote. 6 button remote.
- Photobooth - appears to be slide show application.
- Music Videos. 2000 available to buy. $1.99 each.
- Can "gift" music to other people. Peer reviews and recommendation service.
- Videos have Digital Rights Management built in. Can play on up to 5 computers.

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Post by hoffman2k » Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:55 pm

dannyk wrote:is it just traffic volume that's taking them down?
Nah, i'm pretty sure it was apple. The info is there. But not "officialy" :wink:

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Post by hoffman2k » Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:29 pm

Ah well. More crap...
If that imac had a pcmcia slot. Then i might have sold my dual G5 and gone for the 20".

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Post by bigbadotis » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:34 pm

I just ordered the 20" Imac... $1599 us with educational discount. The regular price is 1699, not 1799. And the 17" is 1.9 Ghz, not 1.5. They also use DDR-2 ram and a better graphics cards.

I have been waiting for new PowerBooks forever, and at the same time eyeing getting a studio display... this just seemed like a good deal. I can keep my 3+ year old laptop and just have a fast machine with a nice display to work on at home. Should be good, and cheaper than a Power Mac + Display... although who knows what the new power mac upgrades will bring.

Anyways, I've got a week before they ship to change my mind... but right now I'm leaning towards keeping it.

On another note, where are the freakin' PowerBooks? I should have just bit the bullet and bought the newest rev a while back... oh wait, I was broke.

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Post by robin » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:54 pm

bigbadotis wrote:On another note, where are the freakin' PowerBooks?
i hope they don't update....it's then a strong sign of intel pbooks announced in january and shipping february.

ah, a man can hope :)

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Post by smutek » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:54 pm

I don't know, but I don't think we are going to see a g5 powerbook man. I think the next major upgrade to the notebooks will be when the new processors come out. Just my speculation.

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Post by noisetonepause » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:00 pm

Happy 1000, mr Smu

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Post by swpspce » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:06 pm

nothing to see here -> move on please...

unless of course, you feel the urge to watch the a tv show on your new iPod Video...I mean, not that people watch enough tv as it is without having to carry it with you.

And no, showing your great video editing/compositing/3D animation on the iPod would not suffice...

bollocks...

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Post by smutek » Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:29 pm

noisetonepause wrote:Happy 1000, mr Smu
Oh damn! I didn't even notice - and I was watching it back around 960 or so. I was planning to make a big hoot about it man, a special thread an all.... oh well.

Thanks, and happy be-lated 1000 to you my friend!

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Post by computo » Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:49 pm

I share the sentiments of most of you...i.e. WTF?

Who really cares about imacs and vid ipods?

I expected G5 pbooks, so I am VERY disappointed.

But if they were going to release those, they'd have done it now.

Probably, the biggest hype for apples most tame and uninteresting announcement, to date.

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Post by subterFUSE » Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:09 pm

I expected G5 pbooks, so I am VERY disappointed.

But if they were going to release those, they'd have done it now.

That's why they're going to Intel. No chance in hell there was going to be a G5 powerbook.

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Post by djadonis206 » Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:16 pm

Video? Hmm - the PSP has got that covered

BTW if you haven't got one, get one - I'm waiting on GTA Liberty City Stories right now to come out on the 25th in the USA

and hopefully sooner or later Sony will let you incorporate your own music in the games or replace the sound tracks with your own - Xbox has got that covered and yes I'm waiting on the 360

music wise I'm just waiting on some talent ;) - just kidding

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Post by bigbadotis » Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:55 pm

Don't think many people were expecting G5 powerbooks.... It's hard to imagine that they would completely redo the architecture of the laptop for one release before switching to another completely different architecture for Intel chips. Although I very much agree that a much faster laptop is overdue, I don't think it will come until Intel machines (I would happily eat my words on this).

I would have been happy with a 1.8 - 2Ghz G4 PowerBook with higher screen resolution, faster FSB and DDR2 ram. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks they'll release something with similar specs so I can agonize for days on end about whether to stick with the iMac or go with a new PowerBook. The bliss of it all.

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