Not even two years old yet, the PowerBook G4 is growing long-in-the-tooth and ready for an overhaul. And what an overhaul it’s going to be!
2002 – Aren’t you sick to death of everyone on the other platform telling us how Apple has to adopt “x86” (i.e., the same Intel and AMD processors used for Windows and most Linux boxes) to survive? I know I am.
It’s not often I get to write anything but groundless rumors for Luddite Mac, but the opportunity to look back at one of Apple’s finest computers ever got my interest.
Okay, the iPod is overpriced. Steve Jobs has heard our complaints and plans to release four new iPod units after the holidays, according to our secret sources at Apple – not to mention the guy who pumps Jobs’ gas.
2001 – Apple (read: Steve Jobs) killed off the Newton on February 27, 1998. At least one company attempted to buy the Newton OS from Apple, only to be told that it was unavailable since Apple had future plans for it.
2001 – Inside sources tell us a customer was denied warranty service because a Chiquita Banana sticker voided the warranty on his Titanium G4. The names and locations have been changed to protect the parties involved.
REDMOND, WA. Remember back in the early 1990s when Apple and IBM had big plans to offer several different operating systems for PowerPC? The goal was to offer the next generation of Mac OS, OS/2, AI/X, and Windows on the new hardware platform.
2001 – Thanks to some articles posted this week, I’ve finally figured out why Adobe is shunning Mac users and skipping Macworld Expo this month – they’re trying to pressure Apple into not releasing one or more new software products.
We received the following from one of our anonymous field operatives. We have been unable to contact His Steveness to verify the fate of Bruce, Fred, and Victoria. However, the following sounds capricious enough to be true.
Remember last weekend? Apple quietly released a firmware update Friday evening that disabled third-party memory in a lot of newer Macs. By Saturday morning, the Mac Web was abuzz with warnings and theories.
If you’ve seen the new iMac color schemes, you know they’re different from all computer designs that have gone before them. The big question isn’t why Apple came up with Blue Dalmatian and Flower Power, but what market they perceive for it.
If you’ve followed computer news recently, you’ve seen links to articles about 10 GHz processors from Intel (Intel Plans $1500 10GHz PC) and IBM (IBM Reveals 10GHz, 0.13µ PowerPC Chip Tech). Well, Apple certainly hasn’t been left out in the cold – rest assured that Steve Jobs is prepared. Taking a page from the Intel […]
Reasoning that if you can’t join ’em, you should beat ’em, Apple is jumping back into the PDA market with a vengeance.
8/17/2K: Intel has announced that the Pentium 4 will hit 2 GHz next year, forcing Apple to completely rethink its game plan. It’s decision: Abandon the G4 except on graphics workstations.
2000 – Late Tuesday evening, Apple Computer was served legal papers by the Borg. They are suing Apple over the shape and name of their newest computer, the Power Mac G4 Cube.
2000 – Getting a good rumor from Apple is harder than pulling teeth these days. The Jobs regime may have made the Apple campus more secure than the CIA.
2000 – Sometimes bigger is better. Taking a page from the Dell Inspiron 7500 (good luck finding it on their horrendous site), which weighs in at a hefty 9.4 pounds and has a simply huge 15″ 1400 x 1050 display, Steve Jobs unveiled the PowerBook Cinema at the Worldwide Developers Conference last night.
5/8/2K: IBM had announced a laptop with a “night light” that illuminates the keyboard, making it easier to use in the dark. Rumors of a PowerBook with illuminated keys have been around for months – in fact, some rumor sites were noticeably disappointed when Pismo didn’t include illuminated keys.
It’s been a very slow month for rumors, but we finally have a new one.
2/16/2K: Frustrated at Motorola’s inability to deliver 500 MHz G4 processors and the infighting between IBM and Motorola over the G4 design, Apple has unilaterally pulled out of the AIM consortium.
2000 – “I am Sam.” If our sources are to be believed, Apple computer has licensed this phrase and the likeness of Sam from the Dr. Seuss classic, Green Eggs and Ham, for the forthcoming Sixteenth Anniversary Macintosh (SAM).
1/11/2K: Unbelievable. That’s the only word that comes close to describing this dormant virus that Microsoft engineers have placed in every non-Windows Microsoft application since 1996.
1/7/2K: One of our deep sources as Apple submitted the following report. Our comments are in black. (Interesting, the things that happen at Apple while the rest of the world is watching Macworld Expo!)
1/4/2K: Apple has been getting dissed on for years by the AV community for a lack of expansion slots in the Power Mac G3 – and now the Power Mac G4 as well.
1999 – Here’s one I’ve been sitting on for a while. Not that it isn’t credible, but because it’s a bit more esoteric and shocking than the hardware rumors I’ve been sharing.
1999 – Back in the 1960s, the videophone was the thing of the future. In the 1970s, we’d be able to see the people we were talking with, not just hear them.
1999 – American Express has been pushing its new blue card, which is optimized for online transactions – at least with Windows computers.
1999 – No, it won’t be blueberry this time.
1999.10: Take that, AppleInsider, MacNews, and all the rest! At the suggestion of John Farr, I hereby take the lid of the “new iMac” controversy. As Amy Hoy noted on The Daily Mac, all those photos we saw last week were clever Photoshop creations designed to mislead the Mac faithful.