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LCD all-in-one imacs maybe more than
a glimmer in their daddy's eye.
Today it was reported on CNET published a story stating that Apple is in the
midst of purchasing enough materials to produce up to 100,000 new flat
screen imacs early in the new year. This is by far our favorite rumor
as it leaves so much open. Apple serioulsy needs to produce a whole new
imac design and concept. The sales of the imac are down and the whole
idea is a bit stale now. The buzz behind a new imac would surely push
Apple further into the spotlight that OSX has produced in the last few
months. The report was based on information obtained from Morgan
Stanley, a brokerage firm that has released a report on Apple and its
future in the market. This information is possibly the closest we have
come to the realization that this may just happen. We all rememeber the
heart break we felt when there was no imac at MWNY. Will Apple release
the new imac at MWSF? Who knows. Even the analysts are not going to
venture into that one. They do say that the imac will be released in
2002, it just wont say MWSF. This could open up a whole new can of
Lets picture the MWSF showroom floor for a second Picture
Steve waling across the stage as we are
now starting the keynote. After Steve prances through all the great
things Apple has done in the last few months and shows ipods and Final Cut Pro
3 (released today by the way) and everyone is clapping. Then he
goes into his routine of announcing the new products and the crowd gets
excited. The first thing that is announced is the G5 PowerMacs. Whether
it is the dressed up G4 (apollo) or a whole new G5 chip, as long as it
is accompanied by the new USB 2, Gigawire and super fast RAM there should be quite
a big whisper started in the crowd. The next thing Steve will talk about
will be the consumer line of desktop computers. The imac is ready to be
brought out and everyone is ooing and aweing at its new design and life
saving technologies (we can dream cant we). As Steve announces all the
kewl features of the new imac and demonstrates its flat/LCD screen to
the crowd he casually mentions that the whole thing is powered by a G4
processor,and people in the crowd go mad. There are boddies of Mac users
on the floor who just could not take anymore. Steve finishes by saying
Apple wants to provide Mac users with the most powerful desktop
computers capable of doing all the digital needs of their busy lives.
It could happen!!
Can we expect G4 processors in the new imacs? It would explain why we
have been waiting so long for the imacs release. The main reason would be
the release of the G5. The imac may not be released in January along with the G5 and Apple may
wait until later in the year to announce this huge product. If they do not plan on producing the
imac with G4 processors (ther are a lot of reasons why this may not be feasable) then Apple may produce the
new imac at MWSF with a G3 processor at GHz speeds.
Whenever the release is going to be, Apple needs both of these products
early in the new year. Apple wants and needs to get more people using
OSX and realize what millions of people already know, Macs are better.
What do you think?
have any comments on this story or have any more insights into Apples
future, please email us.comments@AppleGossip.com