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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:19 pm    Post subject: The mini's big picture is what really matters Reply with quote

The mini's big picture is what really matters
"I'm ashamed to be a Mac user. I think its time Steve Jobs stepped down. This is awful.
— From the AppleInsider forums in response to this week's upgrades to Mac mini and iBook.

Perhaps Steve Jobs was fibbing when, at the Worldwide Developers Conference, he said, "as we look ahead, and though we've got great products now, and great PowerPC products still to come."

Judging by the new products at Apple.com this week, it seems PowerPC is as dead as OS 9, and Cupertino has all but given up on the progression of the G4 chip."

http://www.spymac.com/news/index.php?contentid=2942
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how they talk about PPC being dead and then only mention the G4. I think that Steve should've tried and stuck some 7448s in some machines if they can't put G5s in there. There are also some new G5s out that Apple will be able to put in some machines.

I thought the article was good though, but there is a reason that Apple is leaving the PPC, there isn't much headroom in terms of Ghz. That's why we're seeing more features in the computers instead of Ghz upgrades.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I thought the article was good though, but there is a reason that Apple is leaving the PPC, there isn't much headroom in terms of Ghz. That's why we're seeing more features in the computers instead of Ghz upgrades.


I'm getting the feeling Steve blew smoke uo our your know what when he said Apple has exciting things in the PPC pipeline. This could be a long and boring year for Apple updates.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't think the mini update was any good, but I, personally, think the iBook upgrade was great. New vid card, HD shock protection, 2-finger scrolling, the works.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WC3_Gamer wrote:
I didn't think the mini update was any good, but I, personally, think the iBook upgrade was great. New vid card, HD shock protection, 2-finger scrolling, the works.


No doubt!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think what Steve Jobs is meant when he said PPC updates was that there will be updates to PPC-based computers. He didn't specify CPU upgrades, though I'm sure there will be some, as a year is a long time for only the iBook to really be updated.

If you guys are all psyched for CPU upgrades, you'll be dissapointed. However, now is the time for the kitchen sink. <- Just click it, we don't need to worry about malware, Laughing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susurrus wrote:
If you guys are all psyched for CPU upgrades, you'll be dissapointed. However, now is the time for the kitchen sink. <- Just click it, we don't need to worry about malware, Laughing.


Good article. I have a feeling Apple will be less generous once the Intel machines start to ship. This is obviously going to be their sales strategy to hold them over.
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