Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Dollars to donuts
Oh yeah, and they'll call it the iTV.
As you probably know, Apple filed a lawsuit against mac rumor site Think Secret a few weeks ago (and, again last week) because the site had published rumors from, ahem, knowledgeable sources claiming that Apple was going to release a sub-$500 headless mac.
I used to pay a lot more attention to the world of mac rumors than I do now. One thing I learned is that the rumor sites are always wrong. It would really surprise me if their information happened to be on the money this time.
Some macheads seem to think that the lawsuit means that the rumor sites must have been right. We'll see. My feeling is that the lawsuit is nothing but pure crankiness. If not, then my guess is that Apple wants to insure press for their announcement and this is a way of ginning up interest.
One last thing. This is neither here nor there but it occurred to me the other day that the various mac rumor sites that I started reading back in 1998 would be called blogs if they started up today.
Update: Looks like the rumor sites were spot on for once. Huh.
Encased in brushed metal, the new Mac mini features a square shape with rounded edges and is somewhat similar in appearance to an Apple AC power adapter. It features a slot-loading CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo drive, USB 2.0, FireWire 400, DVI and VGA connectivity and a headphone jack.
Jobs describes the Mac mini and BYODKM: Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard and Mouse. The Mac mini works just fine with Apple's peripherals, of course, or you can use other industry-standard peripherals.
The Mac mini comes in two models -- a 1.25GHz, 40GB G4 system for $499 and an 80GB 1.42GHz G4 system for $599. |source|