Originally posted by Soire
Is this really in the realm of possibilities? All of this?
I'm rather ignorant of past WWDC offerings, so have they ever released such a wide variety of big products? You just listed the four "biggest" products they make (excl. PBs) and these also happen to be the four that I want.
Could these all be updated in one event? Is it likely?
ps- I heard that there are no new hard drives being bought up, meaning that 4th gen iPods aren't likely...?
Well last year they came out with a slew of things,
iSight, iChatAV, new powermac g5's (that was HUGE), Panther, AirPort Extreme, safari 1.0... If they can announce that they can announce the above list.
The only thing I'm not completely sure about is the iMacs... PB was right... they used to be "about" yearly updates. But they have to be updated. They are way overpriced compared to everything else. Gee, a 1.2ghz ibook for 1495 or a 1.25 iMac 17" for 1795. Or we can go with the 1ghz iMac 15" for 1295 or a 14" 1ghz ibook for 1295. Same price and one has many more features.
At the same time you can go out and buy a 1.25ghz 17" eMac for 794!!! So basically the only thing the iMac has going for it is its looks. Even that has faded big time. I would like to see sale #'s on just iMacs... anyone have any? I would bet my life savings its not very high.
Basically they need to update it asap. I'm not saying it is going to be at WWDC... but that is a likely place for them to quickly go over it.
After looking at the keynote from last year, Basically all they really had was announcements and statistics. Spending about 1/2 the time on Panther. Developers like hearing about these things, it keeps them interested in producing software.
Also, from what I have been seeing Apple has been purchasing one bigger drive, 50 or 60. This could simply mean a bump in iPods... maybe 20,30,50?? I think 20 would be perfect for their lowend if they could bump up the battery life.