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  • Eye4Desyn
    Mar 27, 08:13 AM
    1. Apple has yet to release any official sales numbers on iPad 2 - at least I haven't come across this anywhere (this would be a perfect piece of anecdotal information at the beginning of a media event)

    2. Phil Schiller said "white iPhone 4 coming spring 2011" (it's now officially Spring and we still haven't seen the white iPhone and therefore would make a nice 'Easter egg' with immediate availability also mentioned at the beginning of a media event)

    3. Apple has typically held iOS media event previews in April (not saying they would never break cycle, just stating the obvious)

    IDK, if I were a betting man, I'd say all signs still point to an April media event at which (during the beginning) SJ would announce official iPad sales numbers (for both U.S. and International launch weekends) as well as immediate availability of said white iPhone before proceeding to dive into some of the intricacies of iOS 5. Just my $0.02.





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  • treysmay
    Aug 6, 12:06 AM
    Whats the normal run of events?

    3 split up segments and then one more thing

    Here is what i reckon

    1) Intel transition
    blah blah blah, it has been quick, painless developers, developers developers. Everyone has been receptive except $#%#@@! Adobe
    Intel keep giving us the chips
    today we update MBP and iMac to core 2 duo

    2)Talking about tranistion there are 2 products which haven't yet been transistioned
    PowerMac > Mac Pro
    Xserve > Xserve? Mac Serve?

    Mac Pro has 3 configs
    Best - Dual Xeon, 1GB 500GB 256X1800 $3299
    Better - Core 2 Duo 2.93ghz 1GB 500gb 256mb X1600 $2499
    Good - Core 2 Duo 2.6 1GB 250gb 256mb X1600 $1999

    Xserves - All Xeons, dah

    3) Leopard talk

    4) One more thing
    Candidates: iPhone, iPod, New Screens (may be intro'd with Mac Pro's) what ever else there could be

    I completely second that.





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  • portishead
    Apr 21, 06:29 PM
    Just what I want. iMac is nice, but I'd rather have the power of a tower. It's just too bulky. Cut the size in half, and throw a couple thunderbolt ports on it. Add a couple SSD slots, and lose the superdrive & PCIe slots. If you want something nice without wires, get an iMac. Ideally, I'd want something between an iMac and Mac Pro, but I don't see it happening anytime soon.





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  • MacRumors
    May 7, 10:02 AM
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  • tny
    Nov 26, 11:54 AM
    i don't think it would appeal to that many people, to have an Apple tablet. I mean, the PC/Win versions aren't great sellers...

    I don't think it would appeal to that many people, to have an Apple MP3 player. I mean, the existing ones aren't great sellers.

    See the problem here? The reason the iPod took off was because it wasn't like the existing MP3 players.

    Take a look at a group of current products:

    1. The UMPC. Seems like a good idea, but not successful so far. Why not? Here's Gartner:

    But while the UMPC concept has promise, today�s hardware cannot deliver on it. In Gartner's view, success will require:

    * Technology advances that are at least two years away (including an eight-hour battery and a sub-$400 price)
    * Low-cost, compelling content bundles (Intel and Microsoft are working on partnerships in this area)
    * A better Microsoft shell/interface running on top of Vista
    * Text entry options beyond �thumb-typing�
    * "Dock and go" synchronization, requiring minimal user interaction
    * Sustained market momentum from Microsoft and Intel
    Today, we believe it isn't possible to produce compelling UMPC products � just "proofs of concept." The low battery life, high price and non-Vista operating system will likely hurt the UMPC's market acceptance in this first go-round, and the negative backlash could damage its future chances.


    An Apple tablet would beat content bundles problem, the shell/interface problem, and the synchronization problem. Inkwell and a bluetooth keyboard option would help; and built-in WiFi will certainly help. If Apple can do something about the battery problem . . . I also think the form factor needs work.

    2. The PDA. Right now the PDA market is growing, not shrinking - mostly thanks to the Blackberry and the PocketPC and at the expense of Palm. The magic combination seems to be email + cell wireless: if you can get your email anywhere you can use your cellphone, a PDA becomes a more compelling device. This ties in closely with

    3. The cell phone. Everyone is in agreement that the cell phone is a target area for Apple; the question is who Apple's carrier will be. A GSM-based device that does EDGE could be used with many different networks.

    4. The eBook reader, like the Sony Reader. The good side of the Sony Reader is low battery consumption and a very readable screen. The bad side is that it has to have a pretty low-consumption, low-use processor, no color, and the screen update speed is abysmal. The underlying tech of eInk isn't going to help with an Apple tablet, but the form factor might be a very good choice for a UMPC/Blackberry killer.

    5. The tablet computer. The reason the tablet computer has been a failure is because the writing interface isn't very good yet, and because the damned things are the same size and weight as a notebook, so there's little point in dumping the notebook for a tablet. A smaller form factor with the same power, but one that it a little more usable and compelling than the UMPC might be very successful.

    6. Video device, like the iPod with video or its competitors. A lot of folks complain that it's too small a screen, and the battery power isn't so hot. If you could have a larger screen that is not much heavier, and just a little more battery power . . .

    7. Web pad / web appliance (Nokia 770, Audrey, Pepper Pad, etc.) The problems with these so far have been form factor and OS quality. Most web appliances have run either PocketPC/Windows CE or customized Linux distributions. The Linux distributions that have been used haven't had a good enough UI for a general computing, general audience environment - the needs of a web appliance are too complex to be handled the same way embedded interfaces (like TiVo's) have been handled. Windows CE isn't designed for a general computing environment, either, and makes too many compromises. I also think the Nokia 770 is too small, the PepperPad is overwhelmed by its case, and the Audrey isn't flexible enough.

    A successor to the Newton that was a true OS X device, in a form factor similar to the Sony Reader, with .Mac synchronization, Airport Extreme and Bluetooth, a FireWire 400 and two USB 2 connectors, a mini-HMDI socket (with HDMI and DVI converters), a dock connector, an iSight, and an optical-capable audio plug, with some of the on-screen navigation tech we've seen in Apple patents, would be fantastic.

    But I'd be surprised if the tech is there yet: the processors aren't small enough and cool enough, the flash memory (you'd want flash and not a hard disk drive) doesn't have enough capacity yet, and the batteries don't have a long enough life. I'll bet there is a prototype device like this in the Apple labs, but it might have mediocre stats: say

    700 MHz processor equivalent
    16 GB storage
    256 MB ram
    3 hours of battery life (1.5 playing an iTunes movie)
    estimated cost to consumer $999.

    I think a successful device would need

    1.2 GHz processor equivalent
    80 GB storage
    1 GB RAM
    8 hours of battery life (5 playing an iTunes movie)
    estimated cost to consumer $699.





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  • axonic labs
    May 6, 01:11 AM
    Oh Charlie, you so silly.

    Charlie is still trying to bring nVidia down. Apple won't switch to a slower CPU.





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  • Popeye206
    Apr 7, 11:44 AM
    Too funny. :rolleyes:

    I love all the posts that say, "competition is good, keep Apple on its toes." Problem is, the competition is just copying what Apple has done. Who else is really innovating anything new? Who else has any sort of long term vision of where technology can take us? RIM, MS, HP? Doubtful. Google? All they want is to know everything about you to improve their ability to sell marketing information.

    Apple making smart business decisions will only force others to rethink, innovate and create their own demand. Or die. Sorry if you don't like how the free market works.

    Apple does learn from the competition... no doubt. And competition is always good. But, at the same time, Apple does seem to be the one that does something different and changes the game way more than the others.





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  • EDH667
    Jan 25, 07:36 AM
    Regarding using a case with the tom tom kit--I bought a casemate (comes shiny and somewhat rubberized) and it fits fine in my tomtom car kit.

    check out the website. maybe it's a solution for you.

    I have used the Case-Mate Barley-There and am currently using the Marware MicroShell with the TomTom car kit. They both work fine.





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  • peeInMyPantz
    Aug 4, 06:14 AM
    I think the very last machine to get it will be the bottom end MacBook and slowest Mac Mini. There is no reason why they could not offer both Yonah and Merom in the same systems since they are the same sockets. With the discounted Yonah or Core Solo they could hit there $499 price point on the mini and $899 for the Core Duo white MacBook. The Black MacBook will see Merom near the same time as MBP. They may wait 3 weaks or so to see if the Merom supply can meet demand.
    I don't think price for MB will ever drop, even if they're staying with yonah. It's selling quite well at this price. If they offer yonah and merom in the same system, the price diff will not be a lot, and apple will end up stocking for both yonah and merom, which is not something they will do

    I'm gonna go on record and say they will NOT intro new MBP at wwdc. Some sales of the current MBP are better than none and if they they intro a new one they will not sell any and probably just take pre orders. Not gonna happen. They will wait until late August or early September to announce them when they are actually ready.
    sales are going to drop anyway, coz ppl are going to wait. It's just like last year before intel processor come into the picture, there's a drop in sales coz ppl are waiting..

    That banner is showing Apple's existing products, not future products. The 64 bit logo is no doubt referring to the current line of G5 machines.

    Chris
    maybe it's about leopard

    .. don't u just love speculation.. haha





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  • PlipPlop
    Apr 26, 03:11 PM
    Well done Android, long may you reign over the smartphones.





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  • Chupa Chupa
    Aug 4, 11:59 AM
    So when Apple does ugrade the iMac is it going to use the desktop processer or the mobile one?


    You are overlooking heat dissipation. The iMac has the guts of a mobile machine. I doubt the desktop chip (Conroe) could handle being inside an iMac for very long. Also the mobile chip (Merom) is hardly a slouch. It sure beats the Celeron and some of the other weaker chips you see in $1000 PCs.





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  • JaimeChinook
    Nov 16, 07:21 AM
    I do not use a continuously-connected Time Machine. I keep my TM backups on a drive that connects via USB and it normally resides in my fire-proof safe. TM is only active once a week (or so) when I decide to backup.

    I know, all the Mac users who work their machines 24/7 are probably aghast at the idea of not letting TM have 24/7 wireless access. But maybe my technique will prevent the type of TM loss mentioned above... so long as I don't let Sophos run when my backups are going on??





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  • Dr Kevorkian94
    Apr 9, 06:15 PM
    The answer is 288.

    Back to 7th grade Math: Order of operations= PEMDAS
    Parentheses first 9+3=12
    Then division 48/2=24 because 24X2 is 48. Multiplication and division go together.
    Then multiplication because they are next to each other. 24(12)=288

    this is the only way to do it, why is there even an other answer?





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  • Mac'nCheese
    Apr 9, 08:07 PM
    Which orifice did you pull the "*" from??? :p

    The answer is 2, not 288 (it can't be that)

    Following PEMDAS (Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction):

    9+3=12
    12*2=24
    48/24=2

    2 is the final answer.

    As I stated above, you are missing an Important rule of pemdas. When you get to multiplication/division or addition/subtraction, you go left to right. So: 48/2 is 24. And 24 *12 is 288. If u don't believe me, just google pemdas and u get the rules:

    http://www.mathsisfun.com/operation-order-pemdas.html





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  • Becordial
    May 7, 11:13 AM
    Making it free would be a smart move by Apple. It would help bond iphone users more effectively to Apple ecosystem.

    At the moment, I don't use the MobileMe service (though I'd like to have findmyphone and perhaps back to my mac services) but if I had it free, it would be a thing that would make it less likely that I would switch to RIM/WIN7 or Android.


    Does anyone know if the Windows version of this similar service bundle is free?

    EDIT: From MS

    # How much does the My Phone service cost? It's free! Except for a few optional services, Microsoft does not charge for use of Microsoft My Phone. However, your mobile operator may charge for data usage so please ensure that you have an appropriate data plan. If you are unsure of your data plan coverage, contact your mobile operator.





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  • andiwm2003
    Jul 21, 03:12 PM
    i think the macbook should get the chips with 2 MB of shared L2 cache,

    and the pro's get the chips with 4 MB of shared L2 cache

    There will be then a difference between the two models (is having 4mb of shared L2 cache a lot better than 2mb? i have no idea but i presume it is)

    or perhaps just let the blackbook have the 2.0ghz chip with 4mb of shared l2 cache to compensate for them charging for colour

    some review of the core2duo (don't remeber the site but it was very reputable) showed that with current software the 4MB cache gives you only 5-7% over the 2MB cache. the 2MB cache chips are much cheaper so that would be a good alternative for the macbooks. i'd buy one.





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  • MikhailT
    May 7, 03:17 PM
    Not sure what you guys think about this, but I think it would make sense on the iPhone if they somehow integrate iAds into it... otherwise I'm not sure why they would take a $99 service and make it free.

    Because they aren't making any money off it now and making it free with iAds built in could bring in more profit for them?

    It's the same reason Google can afford gmail with 8GB of storage for tens of millions of accounts.

    Apple could make a bit of a profit integrating iWork/MobileMe/Lala along with iAds.





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  • ssk2
    Mar 28, 11:37 AM
    My problem isn't necessarily with Apple, my grief is with carriers who have tied most of us in to 2 year fixed contracts. Whether this is due to Apple's insistence, or whether carriers have signed up to the 'yearly cycle' idea, there are thousands of us stuck in the middle here.

    Any 3GS user who bought new and has a 2 year contract (usually because it was the most economical) now has a huge dilemma. Do we switch phones and get new contracts on different phones, or do we go Pay As You Go to cover those 3/4 (potentially more) months?

    Ultimately, if happens, I'll end up going for the new BlackBerry Bold Touch (Dakota), just because I don't want to be strung along for a few months, racking up minutes/text/data costs. It'll be sad, but ultimately, its just a phone I guess...

    NB: ALL OF THE ABOVE IS PREFACED BY AN 'IF THE RUMOUR HAPPENS'!





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  • ssk2
    Apr 18, 03:40 PM
    Show me something that works as well BEFORE Apple demoed the iPhone.

    Technology =/= usability.

    If you hate Apple then why are you doing here?

    You can't protect (or indeed measure) 'usability'.

    People come here because we use, have problems with, or are considering buying Apple products. Not all of us are absolutely crazy in love for for anything that Jobs has touched.





    KnightWRX
    Mar 28, 09:51 AM
    It would jive with the earlier rumor of a Fall release for iOS 5, and consequently, a Fall release for new iPhone hardware to match. And people, seriously, you can go without a contract for a few months. ;) It doesn't mean because your contract expires in June that you have to renew in June.

    So what are thy going to announce?

    Let me guess : iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion. Usually, we get a preview of iOS in april. If we don't this year, this pretty much confirms no iOS 5 in June and probably no hardware to match.





    ShnikeJSB
    Aug 11, 01:45 PM
    Yeah, and it would really put all those heat issues MB and MBP owners are complaining about in perspective...

    HAHAHA!!! So true...

    "And only 14 pounds and 3-inches thin!"

    :p





    milo
    Sep 11, 01:34 PM
    FAKE?

    Read the thread. (HINT: yes)





    ArtOfWarfare
    Mar 26, 10:59 PM
    You do realize you don't have to renew the contract right? AT&T will be more than happy to keep taking your money until such time as you feel ready to sign a new one.

    How about something more along the lines of "New iPhone 5 when it's released if you agree to pay our fees for another two years"?

    I guess I'm not exactly in any position to negotiate like that...

    So they'll keep charging the same rates after the contract ends? And I can keep my unlimited 3G for $30 a month?





    Porchland
    Sep 11, 09:10 AM
    beatles

    And Radiohead.

    I wonder about these two -- three before Dave Matthews Band came aboard -- everytime there's a major music announcement.



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