Report Claims Apple Working On “Clearly Different” Mac

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A report from Japanese Mac site Macotakara claims that Apple is working on some kind of Mac that will be “absolutely different” from the company’s current Mac product line. The site claimed an anonymous person inside Apple’s supply chain as the source for its story.

Using an English nickname, “danbo” wrote (via Google Translate) that, “Though this source does not told in detail, this new Mac line seems to be clearly different products from current ones, so new product name could be given.”

In other words, even the source doesn’t know how the alleged new device will be different, and had access to no details about it.

Macotakara and danbo have published rumors in the past, and the site has a hit and miss track record. In May, Apple was experimenting with a MacBook Air powered by an A5 processor (which may or not be the case, but Apple certainly hasn’t shipped such a beast); in March, the site passed along a Chinese rumor that that Apple would return to an aluminum back on the iPhone 5 (we’ll know in a few weeks); and in December of 2010, the danbo reported that Apple would ship the iPad 2 in March (which happened), though Rik Myslewski pointed out The Register that Macotakara was wrong about some of the specs.

Accordingly, you should take this rumor with a grain of salt. Apple does source some of its components, including some of the most advanced components that go into its mobile product line, from companies in Japan.

Just as with the even larger cadre of Apple suppliers in Taiwan, these third party companies provide opportunities for local journalists and Apple enthusiasts (Macotakara translates its own name as “Mac Treasure Tracing Club,” but “takara” more generally translates as “treasure” or “precious object”) to find information Apple would rather not have in the wild.

Comments

Lee Dronick

Of course Apple isn’t going to sitting, they are chess games ahead of the competition who don’t realize that they have been checkmated several times.

What could it be? Look to their patents than have not yet been implemented.

When?
When the time is ripe.

mhikl

Agreed, Sir H. Apple ain?t sitting on its duff doing coin toss at a hat over beers. This is a true story, even if there?s nothing yet stepping up to the plate. Meanwhile, Dell et. all. had an upsurge in headaches today wondering what “that stinking company? is up to now.

JackBadlander

@Graeme : Be fair!  The rocks are only $300 with a two-year contract.

chode

Codename ‘‘Maca-Cabra’

mhikl

Graeme, I am usually a very fair-minded, understanding human being who would never saying something really nasty to another sentient being, so this is very hard for me to say.

You are a fiend, a coward and a turd who lacks the courage to join in as a participating member to express her views to fair discussion. I have never in my years with this site ever seen Monsieur Flashman once say anything nasty to or about any other participant on this forum openly or in an underhanded way. Gentlemen are few and far spread across this land and Sir Henry Flashman is one of them. You, sir, are a cur*.

* look it up

seleena

please release it Jobs….Please.
Little worried about the what if’s…
What if there is a fault with a line or two on the screen not allowing you to use a whole row on the touch keyboard? (Happened on my 1st Gen iPhone).
Multi touch functions? There goes the touch typing…..??
Still it is one gadget I would have to get http://bit.ly/rfcPIG

Lee Dronick

Thanks mhiki

?Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done.”

Graeme

Gentlemen are few and far spread across this land and Sir Henry Flashman is one of them. You, sir, are a cur*.

I don’t need to look it up. Unlike the vast majority of Jobs’ blind followers, I do have a brain and already know the meaning of simple words.

I note that my comment has been deleted. I didn’t think it was really that offensive (someone must be thin skinned). I guess non-believers are quietly silenced in this church. I had the same experience in a forum on the Apple website, where a question I posted was deleted for “questioning Apple company policy” (Their words in the notification email I received, not mine). I guess this post won’t last long either…

mhikl

Those not faithful to our way
Speaks but once and never stay
Back to broken dreams at home
Sit in silence, sadly moan
“Wish the bucks I had to spend
This broken heart I should mend.”

John M’s Particle Debris this past weekend sent us to Fanbois treat criticism of favorite brands as threat to self-image which shows it for what it is?

Envy brings out the mean in some and blatant insult makes the coward’s defence. I have no patience for the bully.*

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/08/users-treat-criticism-of-favorite-brands-as-threat-to-self-image.ars

*However, Sir Henry, for all my words I wish I was more inclined to be like a great man from my country who passed away today, Jack Layton, leader of her majesty’s loyal opposition. The man could bring optimism to the despairing. Then young Graeme might better see his anger for what it is and be a better person for it.

Graeme

*However, Sir Henry, for all my words I wish I was more inclined to be like a great man from my country who passed away today, Jack Layton, leader of her majesty?s loyal opposition. The man could bring optimism to the despairing. Then young Graeme might better see his anger for what it is and be a better person for it.

I think I’m gonna be sick…

Lee Dronick

Sir Henry, for all my words I wish I was more inclined to be like a great man from my country who passed away today, Jack Layton, leader of her majesty?s loyal opposition. The man could bring optimism to the despairing

Aye, I saw that on the news, he was a good man.

Graeme

However, Sir Henry, for all my words I wish…

By the way, I can’t help but notice that his display name is Harry (not Henry). If you have such respect for him, can’t you get his name right???

geoduck

Jack Layton, leader of her majesty?s loyal opposition. The man could bring optimism to the despairing. Then young Graeme might better see his anger for what it is and be a better person for it.

Layton was a great man. Reminded me of Humphrey or Wellstone, and not just for his politics. He was passionate but honourable. He fought with great enthusiasm for what he believed in but his attacks were not personal. He argued from principle and knowledge.

Graeme, you could learn a lot from Jack Layton.

It’s obvious that you have not been following these forums. You know not of what you speak, so your statements range from the silly and insulting to the trivial. (Harry, Henry, really that’s the best you can do?)

I note that my comment has been deleted. I didn?t think it was really that offensive (someone must be thin skinned).

On the contrary. It was both an obscene personal attack, completely off topic and baseless. Deleting them was the sign of a well run forum of whatever stripe.

I guess non-believers are quietly silenced in this church. I had the same experience in a forum on the Apple website, where a question I posted was deleted for ?questioning Apple company policy?

Look up the postings of Bosco, another member of these forums. Many disagree with his position on bloody well everything, and he’s exceeding critical of Apple and nearly everything they do. However, he’s polite and his arguments are rational so he’s a member in good standing of these forums. Also if you look up past posts from Sir Harry, or myself or mhikl you will find out that we’ve all been very critical of Apple when we feel they’ve screwed up. Criticizing Apple is not the problem. Indeed while Apple has been known to block some threads on their own forums for dubious reasons, simply ‘Questioning Apple Company Policy’ is not necessarily what happened in your case. I would point you to this thread where we are excoriating Apple for some of the changes from MobileMe to iCloud.

This is not a church, it is more of a debating society. We get together to discuss and debate politely and rationally the computing industry and Apple’s place in it. You are welcome to join us on those terms.

Dean Lewis

However, [Bosco]?s polite and his arguments are rational so he?s a member in good standing of these forums.

If calling people sheep and stupid is polite, I guess so. There’s a reason he’s blocked by many people here. I didn’t get to read Graeme’s original post, so maybe in comparison Bosco’s posts are good, clean fun, but that’s like saying a stick in the eye is preferable to a knife in the gut. One might not kill you, but neither is good.

Lee Dronick

I didn?t get to read Graeme?s original post

He attacked me. It was pretty much the usual anti Apple troll comment, I generally ignore them. I am running 1200 pound superheated steam in a 60 year old boiler and I am not sure the safeties will lift if I get worked up. I will occasionally respond, but this time I didn’t even know it happened until after the comment was bottom blown. I appreciate my mates standing up for me.

Getting back on topic, or on course as I prefer, I am sure Apple is working on the next great thing. Probably several great things beyond the next one. You skate to where the puck will be.

BurmaYank

Sir Harry Flashman:  “I am running 1200 pound superheated steam in a 60 year old boiler and I am not sure the safeties will lift if I get worked up… this time I didn?t even know it happened until after the comment was bottom blown.”

I was deeply enthralled in the wondrous glimpse you had just provided us into your amazing work-world, when an minor earthquake struck us here in Audubon, PA, USA, about 20 minutes ago.  That juxtaposition left me momentarily wondering if a blown boiler had just rocked our house.

(That’s the first one here in decades, I think.  Are the dang Marcellus Shale frackers turning southeastern PA into the next Kentucky, now?)

BurmaYank

mhikl: “However, Sir Henry, for all my words I wish I was more inclined to be like a great man from my country who passed away today, Jack Layton, leader of her majesty?s loyal opposition. The man could bring optimism to the despairing. Then young Graeme might better see his anger for what it is and be a better person for it.”

Graeme: “I think I?m gonna be sick?”

How jolly to have someone else who’s also sick to commiserate with, Graeme; first you made us sick, then we made you sick.

geoduck

If calling people sheep and stupid…

Yeah I may have overstated the case a bit.
But I don’t believe his posts have been deleted.

BurmaYank

”...Apple is working on some kind of Mac that will be ?absolutely different? from the company?s current Mac product line”

an iOS compatible iMac/TV to replace the iMac, AppleTV and your TV & Tivo?

Lee Dronick

when an minor earthquake struck us here in Audubon, PA, USA, about 20 minutes ago.? That juxtaposition left me momentarily wondering if a blown boiler had just rocked our house.

I was born 60 miles up river from you at Pottsville PA, but now live in San Diego CA. We have minor earthquakes on daily basis, but that 5.8 this morning in Virginia was a good sized quake for any area.

That?s the first one here in decades, I think.  Are the dang Marcellus Shale frackers turning southeastern PA into the next Kentucky, now?)

Every morning with my coffee I check the USGS earthquake map. They do have minor quakes in Pennsylvania, in the Cumberland Valley and other places in the relatively quiet Northeast. As to the tracking causing them there has been some evidence to that, not the Pennylvania ones (not yet), but the ones in Arkansas see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/15/arkansas-earthquakes-2011-fracking_n_835868.html

an iOS compatible iMac/TV to replace the iMac, AppleTV and your TV & Tivo?

Something like that would be nice. We still only have CRT televisions on basic cable, there isn’t anything on, but sooner or later I will have to go digital.

John Dingler, artist

If Virginia can get an earthquake, then it must mean that Apple is at least testing a new form factor for a device.

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