Saying that, it also looks like the Mac mini, Time Capsule, Airport Extreme, new Airport Express, & not forgetting the iOS screen icons.
Ask a kid. Is this a telephone?
Does this resonate with them as a telephone? No? Then the year does matter, doesn't it? Wouldn't be much point in using this to advertise modern telephones, eh?
No, it doesn't look like a television. It looks like a square.
In this case, it's obviously because the logo designer realized that they could mirror the WW with the MM, and it would look cool (*)
It's almost surprising that they haven't done it before. Have they?
It reminded me immediately of people who specialize in numbers for ads. Like back when IBM went to a mathematician for help making an ad for their System 370. He told them to rotate the number upside down. And that's exactly what they did in a magazine ad... showed the number 370 spinning around to spell OLE!
I always thought, what an interesting job that would be.
(*) Of course, it'll be even cooler in the year 2600, when they can use MMDC and it will be a perfect mirror image!
For example, "From this logo, we can deduce that Apple is creating a Photoshop competitor and is diversifying into the production of a set of color swatches to compete with Pantone." Note the layered state of the squares (much like a Photoshop document) and the merging of color where they overlap (creating a change in color, much like a light source under the influence of a pantone swatch)."
UTTER. NONSENSE. You can't say that's "equally right" as anything else.
So while the more plausible stuff is fun to joke around about, there is right and wrong, nonsense and logic, even before we know anything specifically.
It's entirely possible WWDC will be entirely about software.
No, I reject your conclusion as impossible based on your premise being faulty. I said nothing as to the idea of either an updated Apple TV or a television from Apple.
You're new-ish, so it makes sense that you'd say that.
Yes: An impossible conclusion based on a faulty premise. Again, as I said, I love to jokingly examine these posters and invitations for "clues", but that's all there ever are in them. "Clues". In quotation marks.
Televisions aren't square anymore. And squares ≠ televisions. It's like the old SAT question format. If all x are y and all… Not only are all x not y, virtually no x are y and why would x be y?
I did. You must've missed that.
Apple.com has a link for WWDC on the home page. I don't think they've done this in the past. Anyway on their site I noticed how nice the design looks and how the apps they feature on iPad and iPhone are so far away from Apple's own design language in iOS. I have a feeling we will get a nice surprise come WWDC. Grid of icons probably won't go away but most of the ugly will be banished.
How ya figger? The announcement seems to read:
"The same conference we have every year, covering the same topics we address every year, at the same place we do it every year, at the same time we do it every year!"
There's nothing wrong with that whatsoever, but somehow I've missed whatever you found in that to suggest a "hallmark" event. Dish.
Jeez, no wonder Wall Street shits its collective pants every time Apple says anything. People let their expectations get completely out of hand, then are disappointed when presented with news that is merely "good" instead of HOLYABRACADBRAMAZING!
It's a Developers' Conference, not a product expo. Settle down, Beavis.
So you're saying someone has shared what Apple plans to present? If so, what? Where can we see that information?
If not, the word on the street has about the same weight and value as the word on the forum.
I understand being interested in seeing what new tools are available to app developers, but giddy speculation just creates unrealistic expectations that lead to Apple bashing when they don't materialize.
I have sat on the "wall" of discussions amongst Apple's most trusted bloggers at App.net, etc., and have heard the same thing as well.
Personally, I think the logo of the conference is a sign of what to expect. What delicious colours!