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What apple will create to celebrate Macintosh 20th anniversary
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Dec 9, 2003, 07:01 PM
 
Hi,

No one better than applemaniacs to solve this question....
January 2004 will be macintosh 20th anniversary.....
What apple will do to make this memorable??
I just hope, whatever they do, doesn't cost $ 10000 :-)

Anyone wanna guess?

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Dec 9, 2003, 08:38 PM
 
Originally posted by guigo:
Hi,

No one better than applemaniacs to solve this question....
January 2004 will be macintosh 20th anniversary.....
What apple will do to make this memorable??
I just hope, whatever they do, doesn't cost $ 10000 :-)

Anyone wanna guess?

Regards

Guilherme
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It's anybody's guess, you don't really expect anyone to know do you? Can't you wait until January 7th?
Let's stop with the speculation. Nobody has predicted Apple's future correctly yet. Most people predicted a 15.4" Powerbook but it ended up being the same 15.2" size as before.
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Dec 9, 2003, 11:41 PM
 
Don't be mad with me..
I don't want to speculate, it's just an exercise :-)
I will wait until january 7th, like everybody else
but anyone can dream about before that, heheheh

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Dec 10, 2003, 01:22 AM
 
Originally posted by guigo:
Don't be mad with me..
I don't want to speculate, it's just an exercise :-)
I will wait until january 7th, like everybody else
but anyone can dream about before that, heheheh

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Hee Hee, nobody's mad at cha. Can't blame ya for being curious. To tell the truth, I can hardly wait either. Apple will release something cool to celebrate the past 20years. I'm sure it will be worth the wait. Have a good holiday.
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Dec 10, 2003, 01:32 AM
 
I'm thinking it's gonna be a t-shirt. A rreeaaallllyyyyy nice t-shirt.

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Dec 10, 2003, 01:50 AM
 
Originally posted by xylon:
I'm thinking it's gonna be a t-shirt. A rreeaaallllyyyyy nice t-shirt.
Made out of aluminum. It'll 64 bit have excellent cooling with 8 fans. But the first few batches will suffer from white spot problems.
     
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Dec 10, 2003, 01:51 AM
 
G5 PB.

perhaps NOT.
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Dec 10, 2003, 02:11 AM
 
Originally posted by Zaffir:
Made out of aluminum. It'll 64 bit have excellent cooling with 8 fans. But the first few batches will suffer from white spot problems.
Yes, and the new aluminum T-shirt may not run Virtual PC until Microsoft updates it and hopefully the T-shirt won't ship with dead pixels. LOL.
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Dec 10, 2003, 08:29 AM
 
A two button mouse, one button for each decade, and in 10 years time a scroll wheel might appear ;-)
     
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Dec 10, 2003, 12:48 PM
 
Digitimes is reporting a new magnesium alloy iMac.

http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Ar...pages=A1&seq=1

We'll have to wait and see if they are right.
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Dec 10, 2003, 12:58 PM
 
A dual G4 17" with 128 MB ATI. Just remember you heard it here first.
     
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Dec 10, 2003, 01:03 PM
 
PB and iMac are not a special anniversary product. It is part of a normal product evolution. Think something more innovative, more spectacular ! Or it could just be ... nothing
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Dec 10, 2003, 03:36 PM
 
Originally posted by rblanchette:
Digitimes is reporting a new magnesium alloy iMac.

http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Ar...pages=A1&seq=1

We'll have to wait and see if they are right.
macnn is reporting this as well on the homepage.
     
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Dec 13, 2003, 02:26 AM
 
Originally posted by ingeniero:
macnn is reporting this as well on the homepage.
I heard something about reshowing the "1984" commercial (prolly not news to most) during the Superbowl - but I was thinking - would they run the text at the end as the same, or do sort of a retrospective, OR, announce a new product - but you'd think it would have to be something really revolutionary.

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Dec 13, 2003, 02:48 AM
 
Originally posted by urrl78:
A dual G4 17" with 128 MB ATI. Just remember you heard it here first.
I predict the first quad-G5 PowerBook, except it'll be half an inch thick, weigh 1 pound, and have a 30" widescreen.

It'll also have nine hours of battery life.

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Dec 13, 2003, 04:00 AM
 
Originally posted by darren h:
A two button mouse, one button for each decade, and in 10 years time a scroll wheel might appear ;-)
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Dec 13, 2003, 04:39 AM
 
upon reading all of these replies, I still wish for a G5ivver PB, hopefully SOONER than LATER.

I really hope that getting a G5 in a PB is the main focus of research at Apple.

This is where they either stand to make or lose the most in terms of profit...

Apple as a company really needs to stay ahead of the pack, and getting a 64 bit processor mobile is what is required....

I know other products in the line will be rerequiring updates..such as the eMac and iMac....although the new rumor of a new mag-alloy iMac is intriguing...

even the iPod line has to be carefully reexamined with all the new players sprouting up, that tremendously undercut the current iPods in regards to price...

these new products (from Dell, the other from Samsung/Napster, I think) are not as nice as iPods but the fact that they are available will inevitably hurt iPod sales, how much so is yet to be determined...

2004 looks like a challenging year for our beloved Apple..

2002 was good year, 2003 was an even better year (Panther, G5, Al PB), and hopefully 2004 will be the best yet for Apple....

again a mobile G5 is what most are waiting for....(including myself...)
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Dec 15, 2003, 03:37 PM
 
How about a G5 Cube for $1300?
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Dec 15, 2003, 05:48 PM
 
Originally posted by Altair:
How about a G5 Cube for $1300?
Hmm.. with a 1.8 G5 and a Radeon 9600?
I'd buy that!
     
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Dec 15, 2003, 08:41 PM
 
How about a G5 TabletMac?
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Dec 15, 2003, 09:23 PM
 
how about a g5 in an old school se case, though i highly doubt it.
     
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Dec 15, 2003, 10:55 PM
 
Product guidelines that Apple should think of:

1-A powerful computer with a reasonable price so that anybody will want it.(under 1000$ US)

2-Something to make computers evolve in to a new direction like the macintosh.

Personnaly, I like the G5 Cube but it needs a screen with it like the iMac.
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Dec 15, 2003, 11:16 PM
 
Originally posted by Altair

How about a G5 Cube for $1300?
I would definitely buy a 1.8mhz or greater "Cube" for that price IF it was fully upgradable. By that I mean that you can easily swap out the hard drive, video card and optical drive and replace with any standard parts, just like on a Tower. My main Windows machine is a ShuttleXPC. It has exactly the dimensions of Apple's Cube but will take any stock parts. Aluminum case, runs cooler than Apple's Cube and is fairly quiet. It would be great if Apple could duplicate this design.
     
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Dec 16, 2003, 02:48 AM
 
Originally posted by WizOSX:
It would be great if Apple could duplicate this design.
I would work part time next semester just to buy one of these...also an apple cinema display if that was possible.
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Dec 16, 2003, 09:31 AM
 
How many 20th anniversaries will apple have?

     
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Dec 16, 2003, 01:14 PM
 
Apple could sell all powermacs, iMacs, powerbooks, and iBooks with special "20th Anniversay" badging. Make every model collectible.

I'll tell you what they won't do: have a sale or price cuts on anything but iPods and accessories!

A gold plated G5 would be cool!

There will not be another 20th anniversary Mac and certainly NOTHING that rhymes with "-ube".

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Dec 16, 2003, 02:36 PM
 
Just picked up a 20th Ann Mac on eBay and it is an awesome machine. It can be upgraded to ethernet, USB, 128 megs of Ram, and G3.....to serve as a great OS 9 machine and maybe (I am trying) a decent OS X machine.

The sound and design are great. A superb audio system if someone wants a stereo but not a bunch of components and crap stacked up. And it has a TV and FM tuner built in.

I am loving this thing!

I forgot how responsive and usefull OS 9 was.

Back on topic....

I think Apple should do something huge for the true 20th Anniversary of the Mac. Maybe another breakthrough in computing, like a compact, affordable, all-in-one design similar to the iMac in specs but with an iPod dock built-in and a removable tablet screen with airport. And of course a totally new exterior design with interesting materials and features.

And some ADVERTISING that shows WHY and HOW the Mac is better, not just people dancing around.
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You guys are all WAYYYYYY off the target! The NEW APPLE TABLET will be the talk of the town in 2004. Not like Newton (Who was not the original scientist to grasp the idea of gravity). Remember, Steve threw that thing against the wall and cursed it out? Think Bigodious Tablet, take with, strap on the back of your seats head rest, watch a dvd, draw in photoshop with a pencil as a mouse, or ichat video your cat Tony on the airplane, oh yes, oh sweet yesness...!!!
     
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Originally posted by templetalker

You guys are all WAYYYYYY off the target! The NEW APPLE TABLET will be the talk of the town in 2004.
I don't think so. The tablet market is so small that I don't think that Apple's "small share of small" would be worthwhile.
     
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Originally posted by templetalker:
You guys are all WAYYYYYY off the target! The NEW APPLE TABLET will be the talk of the town in 2004. Not like Newton (Who was not the original scientist to grasp the idea of gravity). Remember, Steve threw that thing against the wall and cursed it out? Think Bigodious Tablet, take with, strap on the back of your seats head rest, watch a dvd, draw in photoshop with a pencil as a mouse, or ichat video your cat Tony on the airplane, oh yes, oh sweet yesness...!!!
That would need a massive OS upgrade because handwriting recognition isn't even close yet. Ink isn't very good at the moment with very basic features.
     
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Dec 19, 2003, 07:41 AM
 
I'll be happy with a cheap iPod with just 2 or 3 Gigabyte
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Dec 19, 2003, 02:04 PM
 
Originally posted by Alpha-sphere:
I'll be happy with a cheap iPod with just 2 or 3 Gigabyte
Ooh la la... I could use a small iPod. Well I could USE a 20 or 30 gig iPod... but I would really like to only spend about 2 or 3 gigs worth on an iPod. (Less than $100).

Also, the 20th anniversary Mac was the 20th anniversary of Apple itself, not the Macintosh.
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