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Topic # 18379 8-Jan-2008 19:23
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Once more Steve Jobs will take the stage and deliver the opening keynote to Macworld and excite us with a raft of new products and applications.

My predictions are below - what do you think....

  • iTunes - announcement of downloadable movie rental system
  • updated AppleTV - with blueray DVD, integration with iTunes movie rental system
  • updated ipods to integration with iTunes movie rental system
  • updated iphone - new features include: integration with iTunes movie rental system, updated springboard, updated google maps, MMS, Video - maybe 3G?
  • Mac Pro, iMacs and MacBook Pros get Blueray DVD
  • One more thing??? the Ultra-portal tablet everyone has been talking about?

Steve job will deliver his Keynote at 9am Tuesday 15th Jan 2008

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  Reply # 104960 15-Jan-2008 12:58
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I agree with most of your points Madmac...However... I'd like to see new Displays and an updated mac mini: This could be in 2 forms; consolidation of apple tv and mac mini or just a smaller unit - something which is headless, discrete graphics card and two SATA 3.5 disks would be nice!!! <doubt this will happen tho>

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  Reply # 105033 15-Jan-2008 19:11
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I think they might do a mac mini update, not sure about the screens, unless they have totally redesigned them.


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  Reply # 105036 15-Jan-2008 19:15
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Steve Jobs will be wearing jeans.

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  Reply # 105041 15-Jan-2008 19:38
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I'd love to see:

iphone firmware update announced (so then they can hack 1.1.2)
Resolution independence (in conjunction with higher rez displays) now working in Leopard for consumers - demo of this would be nice
New displays - better specs - maybe redesigned Facia (although I really don't want integrated iSights as some people are wanting)
Beefier mac mini-esque machine which could run as a headless server / media server
802.11n across the line (iPhone and mini espesh)
Some multi-touch device (not iPhone) demoed

Don't really have a need for a thinner mac laptop but knowing Apple, if they do release one, it'll be tres-special!
Also, don't give a toss about iTunes movie rentals...

Should be interesting though, can't wait for tomorrow (though it won't be as exciting as last year's when they released the iPhone)

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  Reply # 105044 15-Jan-2008 19:55
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SteveJobs: Steve Jobs will be wearing jeans.

Yes, I think this is quite likely to materialise. I have also heard that he will be wearing a sweater and will have some facial hair. The exact specifications of the sweater are currently unknown, but I think it will most likely be a black turtleneck.

Oh, yeah, and they'll probably announce some new hardware and software...


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  Reply # 105111 16-Jan-2008 01:51
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Don't forget that will be probably wearing New Balance or Nike sneakers and he will use the famous "boom!" during the keynote speech.

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  Reply # 105113 16-Jan-2008 05:50
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I'm awake

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  Reply # 105122 16-Jan-2008 08:24
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Well this is what Apple ended up releasing:

  • Time Capsule
  • iPhone - New software updates
  • Touch - New software updates 
  • iTunes - Support for iTunes movie rentals, 
  • Apple TV Take 2 - new interface, support iTunes movie rentals
  • MacBook Air - super thin MacBook
  • Full details on my blog -

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      Reply # 105128 16-Jan-2008 08:42
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    Such a letdown IMO.

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      Reply # 105130 16-Jan-2008 09:09
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    Yeah, this was pretty boring! ...basically just 'tweaks' and new services <yawn>

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      Reply # 105135 16-Jan-2008 09:22
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    The MacBook Air does nothing for me.

    Not having built in Ethernet is just silly. Same with no optical drive. Id rather have a laptop thats 6mm taller but has the built in drive.

    Ill take a Tosh R500 or VGNTZ17GNB Vaio any day.

    And here is an interesting tidbit that i have heard recently - It looks like the toshiba engineers have managed to shrink the R500s motherboard even more, and in the future a dual hard drive option may be available. Raided for redundancy or performance.

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      Reply # 105146 16-Jan-2008 10:19
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    freitasm: You left behind the iTunes Digital Copy.

    At least they're not into double dipping like the music industry!

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      Reply # 105163 16-Jan-2008 11:37
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    Quote from some dude over at modmyiphone:

    "Jobs was wearing a brown, not black, turtleneck for the keynote and did not come back with a 'one more thing...'. He has obviously been replaced by a robot." Smile

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