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Apple Event on September 12th

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Matt T    0
Electronista claims that Apple may be holding a special press event on September 12th, 2006 based on an "official" email sent to Your Mac Life.

The date corresponds to the start of Apple Expo Paris which runs from September 12th to 16th. It has already been announced, however, that there will be no Keynote event for the Apple Expo.

Meanwhile, Businessweek also places an announcement from Apple in the same time frame. According to their sources, Apple plans to start offering Movie downloads through iTunes in mid-September at $14.99 for new releases and $9.99 for older movies.

Finally, many users are expecting Apple to release Core 2 Duo based laptops in September, but no further hints of this have been revealed.

Update: Mac4Ever is also reporting that Apple will be hosting a September 12th Event which will take place in San Francisco and be streamed to London.

Update 2: MacBidouille confirms that there will be a Keynote in San Francisco on September 12th that will be relayed to London.

It was originally reported that Steve jobs will not deliver a Keynote at Apple Expo. He will indeed not be in Paris; but a Keynote will be organized in Cupertino and relayed in London at Apple Europe HeadQuarter, where journalists have already been invited. There will are not relay organized at AppleExpo so far.

Source: MacRumors

*Prays for a Core 2 Duo iMac*.

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Simon-    492

Apple, can I please have a Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro already! I have my fingers on the order buttons for the second it comes available

eSATA and a better graphics card (>= X1700) would be nice too, but just the Core 2 Duo would be good enough for me.

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merrsaj    0

Apple, can I please have a Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro already! I have my fingers on the order buttons for the second it comes available

eSATA and a better graphics card (>= X1700) would be nice too, but just the Core 2 Duo would be good enough for me.

Ditto.

Still waiting too!

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jasondefaoite    357

Coming soon to a Mac or PC near you: Movies on iTunes. My BusinessWeek colleague Ron Grover has exclusive details about how how Wal-Mart, as the largest seller of DVDs -- it sells about 40% of DVDs produced -- is unhappy at the prospect of Hollywood studios doing business with Apple and iTunes. But here's the best part, and a detail you won't see anywhere else: The announcement is expected by mid-September, with prices of $14.99 for new releases and $9.99 for older movies.

I would have to guess is that there would have to be a new hardware product to go with such an announcement too, wouldn't you? Grover says says a "wider screen" iPod is on the way as well.

So unhappy is Wal-Mart at the prospect of all this that its demanding lower wholesale prices on DVDs, and Wal-Mart exec David Porter has been "playing the heavy" with Hollywood execs. Additionally, he wants marketing help when Wal-Mart launches its own movie download site later on. Wal-Mart's leverage certainly makes these Hollywood execs nervous.

Naturally this has studio execs spooked, and is irritating Steve Jobs, Grover reports. Jobs has apparently done some lobbying of his own around Hollywood, and is said to have personally called Wal-Mart honcho H. Lee Scott to express concerns. Wal-Mart also happens to sell an awful lot of iPods and Macs.

Source Business Week

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saxondale.    15

Even though i want a macbook pro, i will be buying a macbook if they turn core 2 duo with a dedicated graphics card, maybe an X1300

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hagjohn    2,221

Even though i want a macbook pro, i will be buying a macbook if they turn core 2 duo with a dedicated graphics card, maybe an X1300

I would like a c2d macbook as well.

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mad_onion    13

yeah, im thinking it will be the mbp that gets the core2duo treatment. and we need the video ipod unless there is going to be another keynote between the 12th and christmas. i doubt apple would delay the new ipod past christmas especially as they will be selling movies on itunes. it all makes sense.

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sn00pie    2

23" iMac on September 12th?

Reports that Apple will be hosting a special media event on September 12th began emerging yesterday. According to multiple reports, Apple will be hosting the event in San Francisco which will be also streamed live to London.

MacOSXRumors now claims that Apple will be revamping the iMac line with the new Core 2 Duo (Merom) processor at this event, with the additional introduction of a 23" iMac.

Larger iMac form-factor rumors were amongst the reject rumors for pre-WWDC rumors. MacOSXRumors, however, cites "reliable sources" for this report and did have some accurate predictions for Leopard (virtual desktops, tabbed iChat).

http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/09/20060901123538.shtml

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khaos34    0

Apperantly they're possibly sticking merom in the new 23-inch iMacs. :D

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Hurmoth    518

^^ :drool: A 23" iMac

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sundayx    127

merom/conroe, ipod, isight, mac mini, or imac revisions bring it

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AppleDave    1

I never thought my iMac G5 17" would become so out-dated so fast.

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..Vector..    0

Damn, if the 23" rumours are true, that would make a (very nice) problem...

Do i get the (probably) reduced price 20" or spend the extra dough on the 23", I'm also presuming that the 23" will have faster cpu speeds than the 20"..

Ohhhhhhh :/

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sn00pie    2

I'd go for the 23" iMac in that case, you can always buy more RAM, extra hard drives but you won't be able to change your screen, unless you buy a whole extra monitor. ;)

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Jonny Wake    0

I never thought my iMac G5 17" would become so out-dated so fast.

Don't say that AppleDave. Our iMac G5's are running Photoshop twice as fast as the Intels.

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Chicane-UK    674

Yeah - but only until CS3 is out ;)

Looking forward to this event - see what new toys Apple have on the way :D

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AppleDave    1
Don't say that AppleDave. Our iMac G5's are running Photoshop twice as fast as the Intels.

You're right Johnny, I have one hell of a computer don't get me wrong but I'm amazed at how fast they pump out upgrades.

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saxondale.    15

23"...that would look amazing yet cost alot

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.Neo    1,834

23"...that would look amazing yet cost alot

Yeah, doubt it will come cheaper than ?2000.

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Matt T    0

If what they're saying about Merom is true, then I'm VERY disappointed. An AU$2000+ desktop computer should NOT have a mobile chip inside it. :crazy: At the very least, if Apple insist on using Merom, they should reduce the iMac's price by a few hundred dollars and have the 2.33GHz Merom in the 20", either as an upgrade or standard.

I don't see why Merom is needed just to keep the iMac quiet. My school's IMB PC's have 3GHz Pentium 4 HT's, and despite having the towers right in front of your face, I can't hear the fans at all. Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Conroe run cooler than the Pentium 4's?

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chrisgeleven    0

How thick are the towers compared to the iMac's?

That is not even a close comparison. Plus those towers do not have LCD's built into them, further reducing space to stick a chip in.

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Simon-    492

If what they're saying about Merom is true, then I'm VERY disappointed. An AU$2000+ desktop computer should NOT have a mobile chip inside it. :crazy: At the very least, if Apple insist on using Merom, they should reduce the iMac's price by a few hundred dollars and have the 2.33GHz Merom in the 20", either as an upgrade or standard.

I don't see why Merom is needed just to keep the iMac quiet. My school's IMB PC's have 3GHz Pentium 4 HT's, and despite having the towers right in front of your face, I can't hear the fans at all. Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Conroe run cooler than the Pentium 4's?

AFAIK Merom and Conroe offer pretty simular performance. If you don't like it, get a Mac Pro. An iMac is marketed as a Desktop, but everyone knows that it's a Notebook at heart (From the CPU to the Hard Disk and the Integrated Form Factor)

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John S.    359
I never thought my iMac G5 17" would become so out-dated so fast.

Ditto that, I love my G5 but would really like a Macintel. I just can't justify spending any more just yet.

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Matt T    0
How thick are the towers compared to the iMac's?

That is not even a close comparison. Plus those towers do not have LCD's built into them, further reducing space to stick a chip in.

The towers are fairly small actually, but I see your point.
AFAIK Merom and Conroe offer pretty simular performance. If you don't like it, get a Mac Pro. An iMac is marketed as a Desktop, but everyone knows that it's a Notebook at heart (From the CPU to the Hard Disk and the Integrated Form Factor)
Similar performance? The Conroe has a larger L2, higher clock speeds and a faster FSB - how could their performance be similar? Not to mention, Conroe is cheaper. For $2000, I could get a very nice Dell (hardware wise - forget software for now) with a Conroe, so why would anyone buy a similar priced system with worse specs? Will that attract more customers? Will that cause PC users to say "wow, I think I'll switch now"? No, it won't. Merom is a very nice chip, but putting it in the iMac is a bad choice.

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