Originally Posted by Frank777
The product itself isn't bad. My comment is focused on the fact that we've been waiting for new products - any new or updated products - for five months, and Apple finally goes and introduces a product update that doesn't actually have any new features.
It is a product variant designed for a low cost, it really shouldn't have new features. More so the regular time for iPod releases is in the fall, think of this as preparing the battle field. We could see all new iPods in the fall with this guy taking the burden of the low end.
That was sarcasm. I don't believe Apple is crazy enough to introduce all of that at a single event.
I suspect we will see more than usual though. Mainly because of support hardware.
Mac Pros are clearly coming at the end of the year (Thunderbolt 2.0) and September's the usually time for the iOS devices.
Actually it isn't that clear. If they don't come now a lot of people will give up on Apple. Frankly I suspect a debut and shipment within a month. Apple has learned its lesson from the iMac foul up. If any thing is said at WWDC it won't be long at all before the Mac Pros replacement ships.
The big question for WWDC is whether just the mobile line with got to Haswell, or whether the desktop line (Mini and iMac) will go Haswell at the same time. Apple has never really updated both lines simultaneously.
I believe they have but my memory is old. In any event I'm not sure intel will have ever product required for Apple anyways. Intels reveal next week ought to indicate to us which Apple products get updated.
And if iWork is dead, there's going to be a riot.
IWork needs lots of well WORK. They need to address the file integration issue and features especially in Numbers. It could be another year before we see a decent upgrade though.