Saturday, January 24, 2004

Happy Birthday!

Yes, the Macintosh computer is 20 years old today. Happy Birthday.

By the way, I hear the Mac's heading to Vegas for his 21st next year ;-)

Friday, January 23, 2004

Whoo! An update!

Well, my finals are over and I'm ready to get on board with all sorts of Mac rumors and speculation. Of course, we're still stuck in a post-MacWorld rut, so there's not much to report on.

So, thanks for reading. See ya' tomorrow!

Ha ha ha. Very funny, no? Well, there's still a few things to talk about.
First, having kinda lost track of the date, I was surprised to realize that Jan. 20 has already past with no new Powermacs. Of course, those rumors weren't very specific, either. "Maybe sometime around Jan. 20" isn't the most detailed information. New Powermacs are still expected, with this speedbump holding on until this summer's promised 3 GHz model is revealed.

Meanwhile, more details are coming out about Pepsi's iTunes Superbowl ad. From the looks of things, it's definitely not "Apple-Subtle" or "Apple-Amazing", but also not "Apple-(Like the Lemmings ad)-Bad" (so I'd say it'll be fine). It features 20 young folks actually sued by that fantastic organization known as the RIAA for their illegal music downloading. The info can be found in this USA Today article.

Finally, in a mini-installment of MacUnderground's ever-popular "Inaccuracies Abound" feature, Mac OS Rumors is reporting that a 20-inch G5 iMac will be released by Apple as a 20th Anniversary Mac with 1.8 or 2 GHz processors. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but Apple can't even get the G5 into Powerbooks yet, due to cooling problems. Have you seen one of these iMacs? How on earth is Apple going to cool a machine like that? MOSR does go on to claim that the enclosure will also be updated, but then what exactly makes it an iMac?

Will we really see a 20th Anniversary Mac? Probably. But will it be in the form of a 20-inch G5 iMac? I suppose it is technically possible, but it's definitely not likely.

That's what's going on right now. Have a good day everyone, and good luck to the folks at NASA with the two Mars rovers.

Monday, January 19, 2004

According to a Mac Rumors Page 2 blurb, some reports are suggesting that Apple may be releasing new displays tomorrow. No other details are available, but a 30" display has been rumored for some time.

Updates after MacWorld aren't uncommon these days. Last year Apple updated Powermacs and Displays just a few weeks after the expo ended (in fact, Powermac G5 updates are rumored to arrive around Jan. 20).