Report: Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ special event to feature PowerBook and Power Mac, not video iPod

“Select members of the industry and media received invitations Tuesday from Apple to a special event taking place one week from today at the California Theater in San Jose. The event, Think Secret has learned, will not usher in the much rumored video iPod but rather new PowerBook and Power Mac systems,” Ryan Katz reports for Think Secret.

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Apple has not officially stated the purpose of the October 12 event. Are the Intel-based Power Macs and PowerBooks ready to debut “early?”

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  1. It seems about the right time for the first dual-core G5 PowerMacs to come out. I would like to see PCIe, too. Not sure about the PB – could be a ~2GHz G4?

    With Apple, you never know. Might be something really cool and unexpected.

  2. Absolutely no way, ThinkSecret is dead wrong this time. The Intel Macs aren’t going to be ready by next week and Apple certainly wouldn’t call a media event to introduce PowerPC based Macs of any kind. This is an iPod/video/digital media event, pure and simple.

  3. I am suspicious, because Think Secret has had so little information the past few months (since it got sued by Apple, big time), and they’ve had many reports be wrong–I think because Apple has been toying with them and intentionally trying to make them look bad.

    Before the lawsuit, they were basically always right about everything–but now I doubt that, having been clueless about the original rumor, they would be the only site to learn the truth about what this special event will actually cover.

    I think they’re being used. Also, I hope they’re wrong because I want to see what’s coming in terms of the video future from Apple–and an Airport Express with video out sounds great to me. Hook it up to a projector, and you’d be all set!

  4. MCCFR, I think it’s “One More Thing”, not “One Last Thing”, but I hope you’re right about the Tivo-like device. Maybe Apple bought Tivo and made it better. Didn’t the CEO of Tivo say that he wished that they would a few months ago.

    I highly doubt that it’s Intel Macs yet. My money is on a video iPod.

  5. No way is Oct 12 ‘devoted’ to PowerBooks and PowerMacs. Why?

    Why? In the past, upgrades of PBs and PMs have been no big deal. Apple just did the upgrade, made a standard announcement, and went on with life.

    Everyone knows the current line of PowerBooks and PowerMacs are near end of line as the Intel-based machines are being developed. Why make a big fuss over something that’s going to die eventually anyway?

    Apple could very well ‘announce’ new PowerBooks and PowerMacs on Oct 12. But, the ‘One more thing…’ will be an iPod that shows videos and music videos available for sale on iTunes Music Store.

    Bank on it…

    Bambi Hambi

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