> : While Apple employees were predictably tight-lipped during my visit to
> : MWNY yesterday, I did talk to a prominent developer with whom I have a
> : passing acquaintance (sorry to sound like a rumors site). This
> : developer takes his NDA seriously, and will only talk in the most
> : general terms. "Apple is aware that increasing numbers of high-end
> : users are migrating to PowerBooks, and it plans to meet their needs."
> : This is borne out by what Apple's CFO, Fred Anderson, said in
> : yesterday's Q3 conference call with financial ysts (as paraphrased
> : on MacCentral): "Doesnąt expect to see Power Mac G5 hit previous Power
> : Mac G4 volume levels, because pros -- like everyone else -- are
> : trending towards portables..." and "Portable units accounted for 46
> : percent -- a record high."
> : I think that I may (barely) qualify as a high-end user; I make a few
> : bucks (limited by my desire to work mostly for fun in retirement) with
> : Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, and Final Cut Pro/DVD Studio Pro. I
> : have a 23" Cinema Display connected to my TiBook. Please see
> : <http://www.davidillig.com/cinema.shtml> (personal, non-commercial,
> : strictly G-rated, no cookies, no ads). I'm delighted that Apple is
> : aware of my needs, and I look forward to awesome PowerBook performance
> : in the forseeable future.
> : That said, I admit that the Dual 2k G5 is extremely tempting. I tried
> : it out yesterday with Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, and its performance
> : is truly awesome. With 2GB of RAM, AirPort Extreme card & Base Station,
> : two 250 GB drives, premium video card, AppleCare, and the whole nine
> : yards, it costs a few dollars less than my 1991 IIci/32MB RAM.
> : Davoud
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