[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>I predict a significant Power Mac G4 update/tweak (MWNY) and a brand new digital hub device of some sort, and perhaps even a new iApp by year's end. All that, and the expected updates/revs to the iMac, eMac, iPod, iBook, PowerBook, various iApps and other Apple software (OS X, QuickTime, FCP, etc.), spread throughout the remainder of 2002. After MWNY, we got Seybold, Paris and the possibility of 1 or more standalone "special events" (a la the dual USB and iPod unveilings).</strong><hr></blockquote>
Well thats just vague enough to come true.
He said new
, and Im expecting a hybrid still/video camera, a pen input device or display, possibly wireless, wireless input devices, maybe even wireless headphones, an iApp or a few to solve problems like videoconferencing and telephony, and I wouldn't be surprised if they came out with a pro telephony app as well that could turn your business Mac into an all-out answering service or PBX station (with lots more goodies, of course, but I don't want to get off on a tangent). That 3d rendering software from all the acquisitions is just a matter of time, as well.
Plus the obvious updates to the current software (iApps and 10.2/10.5, which will probably be called new), and of course hardware, especially the PowerBook G4 which is due for a makeover/redesign/revamp come next MWSF (two year cycles, remember?), which falls within the next year of amazing new products as quoted.
Hell, I wouldnt even be shocked if with all of the branching out Apple is doing (all of the different models, the eMac, the Xserve, the pen input, the digital hub devices), if they admitted they were just smokescreening with the we have no interest in handhelds at this time comments, and came out with that PDA everybody wants.
Its an exciting time, indeed.
[ 06-19-2002: Message edited by: bradbower ]</p>