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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2005
    So ten minutes to go until Apple makes some new product announcements, any good ideas of what it will bring. I think my G5 will not be top of the line anymore. :cry lol3.gif
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2005
    patch29 wrote:
    So ten minutes to go until Apple makes some new product announcements, any good ideas of what it will bring. I think my G5 will not be top of the line anymore. :cry lol3.gif

    apple online store closed.
    i can smell my new pbook :D
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2005
    andy wrote:
    apple online store closed.
    i can smell my new pbook :D


    Pick me up one too. wave.gif
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2005
    Little info at the moment, CNBC reporting

    ipod with video
    new imac
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2005
    how un-cool, patch
    patch29 wrote:
    Little info at the moment, CNBC reporting

    ipod with video
    new imac


    meh. try stuff magazine

    love those cheeky brits!
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2005
    New iMac, new Video iPod, new Apps.

    - iMac: faster, larger disk, built in iSight. Includes FrontRow (app)
    - iPod: 30GB/60GB with Video - realtime decoding of MPEG4 and H.264. 260,000 colors. Video out.
    - FrontRow and PhotoBooth Apps.
    - 30GB iPod: $299 - 31% thinner than current 20GB; - 60GB iPod: $399.
    - New iPods avail next week. Comes with case
    - iMac: $1299 for 17" model with 1.5GHz, $1799 for 20" model with 2.1GHz
    - iTunes 6 to be released
    - Front Row - comes with new iMacs. Lets you enjoy video/music/pictures from sofa. Everything still displayed on iMac screen. iPod-like remote. 6 button remote.
    - Photobooth - appears to be slide show application.
    - Music Videos. 2000 available to buy. $1.99 each.
    - Can "gift" music to other people. Peer reviews and recommendation service.
    - Videos have Digital Rights Management built in. Can play on up to 5 computers.
    - You will be able to buy TV shows from iTunes Music Store.
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2005
    andy wrote:
    - You will be able to buy TV shows from iTunes Music Store.

    perfect just what I need more TV, not shows I watch, so I might be safe. lol3.gif
    You will be able to buy TV shows from iTunes Music Store. $1.99 per episode. ABC on board (Desperate Housewives, Lost)
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    AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2005
    andy wrote:
    apple online store closed.
    i can smell my new pbook :D

    annc'ts over - store open.

    i must've been smelling ribs or something... so, i'll be sticking with my 15" pbook :D
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2005
    andy wrote:
    annc'ts over - store open.

    i must've been smelling ribs or something... so, i'll be sticking with my 15" pbook :D


    Yeah, cool, but nothing super exciting or nothing that will be costing me a lot of money at the moment. Unless I can download "The Dukes of Hazzard". lol3.gif


    and iTunes is loaded, but no video because it needs QT 7.03 which is not available for download yet. :bash
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    gusgus Registered Users Posts: 16,209 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2005
    These new ones really kick along...have a butchers at the front bus !!

    Looks like a sig price drop here in 0z also.
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,700 moderator
    edited October 12, 2005
    Humungus wrote:
    These new ones really kick along...have a butchers at the front bus !!

    Looks like a sig price drop here in 0z also.

    I think I begin to see another convert. :): That's how it starts - reading the Apple mags and the Apple web sites.

    I joined the Apple fan club last year gus, and it has been great.
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited October 13, 2005
    With the release of the new iMacs, there's some great deals on the older ones.

    Amazon has a 2ghz 17" superdrive iMac for $999 after $100 rebate, here.
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    gusgus Registered Users Posts: 16,209 Major grins
    edited October 13, 2005
    DavidTO wrote:
    With the release of the new iMacs, there's some great deals on the older ones.

    Amazon has a 2ghz 17" superdrive iMac for $999 after $100 rebate, here.
    After the announcement i went & looked at these yesterday....$3000 0z clams for that very machine (thats $2252 USD)

    ..but i bought 2 huge bowen mangos for a $1 each for my lunch.
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited October 13, 2005
    Humungus wrote:
    After the announcement i went & looked at these yesterday....$3000 0z clams for that very machine (thats $2252 USD)

    ..but i bought 2 huge bowen mangos for a $1 each for my lunch.

    I bet if you shop around you could find them cheaper. Sometimes it takes a bit for the prices to drop on the older ones.

    hmmmmmmmm....mangos
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    KevinKalKevinKal Registered Users Posts: 246 Major grins
    edited October 14, 2005
    Making the switch...
    Thanks to the advice from everyone in this post, I bought a PowerMac G5 with ACD 20" yesterday - so who do I send the bill to? rolleyes1.gif I can't wait to get the new machine and pop in a bit more RAM from one of the discount sites already mentioned...I've had my new 20D sitting on my desk for 3 weeks because my current computer can't handle the files.

    Thanks everyone,
    Kevin K.
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited October 14, 2005
    KevinKal wrote:
    Thanks to the advice from everyone in this post, I bought a PowerMac G5 with ACD 20" yesterday - so who do I send the bill to? rolleyes1.gif I can't wait to get the new machine and pop in a bit more RAM from one of the discount sites already mentioned...I've had my new 20D sitting on my desk for 3 weeks because my current computer can't handle the files.

    Thanks everyone,
    Kevin K.

    Congrats!

    Feel free to PM me if you need help.
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,700 moderator
    edited October 14, 2005
    Congrats Kevin!! clap.gif You're gonna love the experiencethumb.gif
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    KevinKalKevinKal Registered Users Posts: 246 Major grins
    edited October 17, 2005
    One Word - Amazing!
    I'm up and running on my new G5, looking at this beautiful 20" Apple Cinema Display, and yes, YES it was worth every penny! What an elegant computer system...all I can say is Widgets thumb.gif . Next purchase will be PS CSII and then I can post some pictures (which is the reason for spending all this moola on the new system, after all).

    Cheers then,
    Kevin K.
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    lynnesitelynnesite Registered Users Posts: 747 Major grins
    edited October 17, 2005
    Widgets! Indeed. I spent some time gathering new ones last night. Congrats on your sterling setup.
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited October 17, 2005
    Congrats! And welcome to the club!

    Here's a widget that helps you keep up to date with the latest versions of your widgets. Make sure you enable all the sources for it to check.
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited October 17, 2005
    Oh, and you now qualify for my lifetime free technical support. (Not as good as lynnesite's, but then again I never did this professionally!)

    Any problem, drop me a line.

    And in the meantime, make sure that you become acquainted with basic Macintosh maintenance.
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2005
    New Hardware, updated PB's, G5's with dual core and price drop on 23 and 30 inch displays. Still waiting to see if they release a photo pro app.

    More info.
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    colourboxcolourbox Registered Users Posts: 2,095 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2005
    patch29 wrote:
    Still waiting to see if they release a photo pro app

    I suppose you have refreshed your event feed by now... :D:):
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2005
    I'm very interested to see Aperture. Apple's Motion is very cool motion graphics software. I hope that Aperture is as innovative. Hard to imagine it replacing PS CS2, though....
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2005
    reading about Aperture now, could be cool, let's see a price, can I pick it up at the store today? ear.gif
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2005
    Aperture $500, 6-8 weeks. I think I can hold off on that purchase. I would like to check it out.
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    DavidTODavidTO Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2005
    The big question is whether it handles RAW like iPhoto does, where you really only work with the JPEG, cutting you off from the ability to control the RAW to JPEG conversion.
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2005
    Tough minimum specs too. No good for the ole TI PB. umph.gif
    Power Mac G5 with 1.8GHz or faster PowerPC G5; 17- or 20-inch iMac G5 with 1.8GHz or faster PowerPC G5; or 15- or 17-inch PowerBook G4 with 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor
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    colourboxcolourbox Registered Users Posts: 2,095 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2005
    Well, that was quick. I don't have $500 and they don't list the Rebel XT as supported RAW. I'll just read the reviews.
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2005
    New G5 PM ram, if you want the full 16gb, $9500 for non ecc ram and $11500 for ecc ram. What is the difference, not that I will be buying it anytime soon. eek7.gif
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