: 970-based PowerMac delivery?


mycatsnameis
May 16th, 2003, 05:28 PM
Take your pick of when you think that 970-based machines will be in consumer hands

used to be jwoodget
May 16th, 2003, 06:08 PM
Of course, Apple could rebrand the G4+. What's more interesting to me (since I am still waiting from my 17" powerbook to arrive) is what Apple will call the 970 powermacs.

PowerMac 64
PowerMac Pro
PowerMac Enterprise....

Neil Yates
May 16th, 2003, 10:03 PM
UltraMac
MegaMac
SooperDooperMac
Macium
Macthlon
Macintosh III

Heh.

mycatsnameis
May 18th, 2003, 12:15 AM
C'mon people, think (different)!

It'll be the SuperPowerMac (SuperMac?) and the first ad campaign will feature Buzz Lightyear touting that it will take Mac users "To infinity ... and beyond!".

As to when it will actually ship to "conusmers" ;) , well only time will tell (but so far most voters seems to think back to school is feasible).

MacDoc
May 18th, 2003, 12:21 AM
What's wrong with PowerMac 970 altho PowerMac Pro is good too.
I think they have to dump the G4/G5 monikers.



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Chealion
May 18th, 2003, 01:11 PM
What about iTower?

MasterBlaster
May 18th, 2003, 01:27 PM
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mycatsnameis
May 18th, 2003, 07:10 PM
"To infinity ... and beyond!". Are you refering to the prices of the new Powermacs? LOL, yeah probably.

mycatsnameis
Jun 9th, 2003, 12:19 AM
Well no one has taken June or July in the poll yet. If (note I said IF) you believe the rumours from AppleInsider (ahh, it warms the cockles of my heart to think back to the wild and woolly days when the AI message board first fired up) then you may want to grab one of those early picks.

Apple to Announce the Power Mac G5 at WWDC
By: Kasper Jade 06.08.03


Panther, the next generation of Apple's modern-day Mac OS X operating system, won't be the only thing turning heads three weeks from now in San Francisco. The computer maker, which will not be attending the Macworld "Creative Pro" conference in July, will use its annual developers conference to showcase this summer's product offerings, sources tell AppleInsider.

Traditionally, Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is scheduled during the month of May. However, in March of this year, the company announced that it had rescheduled its 2003 Worldwide Developers Conference for late June, in order to provide developers with a more complete preview release of "Panther." What the press release did not say is that this first developer release of Panther would be demonstrated by Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, on the company's new line of Power Mac G5 desktop computers.

The new Power Mac G5s will sport a completely new motherboard design utilizing DDR 400 RAM as well as AGP 8x graphics, FireWire 800 (FireWire 2), and USB 2.0, sources said. "In the box" connectivity among the news systems is based on Hypertransport -- a universal chip-to-chip interconnect developed by AMD and partners -- which provides 64-bit addressing and will replace Apple's multilevel bus architecture found in current systems. This royalty-free technology sports a low manufacturing cost and is capable of transferring data at up to 12.8 Gigabytes per second.

The new Power Macs will be powered by IBM's 64 bit PPC 970 processor, otherwise known to Apple Marketing as the the "G5." Initial offerings of the Power Mac G5 are said to boast 1.4 to 1.8GHz, single core PPC 970 processors, with the possibility of a dual 1.8GHz chips shortly thereafter.

To accommodate the new motherboard architecture, Apple has developed a modified Power Mac G5 enclosure, which is said to be more square and compact than the current Power Mac G4's deep, rectangular form-factor. It lacks the 4 curved handles found on current units, but sports a single USB and a single FireWire 800 port on the front of the casing, with additional ports in the rear.

According to sources, Apple plans to make the Power Mac G5 available to the public following their introduction on June 23rd. These initial units will ship with Mac OS 10.2, and hence, will not be optimized for the 64 bit PPC 970 processor. Consumers who purchase these Power Mac G5s will receive a coupon for a free copy of Mac OS 10.3 (Panther), which will ship in September and will be optimized for the new 64 bit processor

mycatsnameis
Jun 24th, 2003, 11:14 PM
Well given Apple's history of, erm, optimistic shipping dates, this maybe a bit premature. Yes, I know we don't yet have machines in the hands of consumers but I just wanted to congratulate all those prescient indivuals (including... cough... yours truly) who went out ona limb and picked August.

I'm taking the optimistic view that all of Apple's previous behaviour wrt slipped ship dates can be blamed on Motorola and now with Big Blue on our side we're entering a brave new world of logistical accountability.

Kosh
Jun 25th, 2003, 04:09 PM
It looks like we fairly accurately predicted the shipping date. Most were only off by a month. Quite a few correctly predicted August. Does this mean we have quite a few people with ESP?

used to be jwoodget
Jun 25th, 2003, 06:52 PM
I knew you were going to post that, Kosh. smile.gif