Originally posted by Escher
Ensign Pulver and TWinbrook46636: Can you contribute something substantive to this discussion? Or are you incapable of constructive thought?
Jesus, Escher, what's up with the vitriol? That's not your style.
As far as this being a "general WWDC" thread, it is not. It's the "WWDC and the future of Apple as seen by Kormac, the thread starter
." Critiquing his credibility and chronicling his flip-flops are the definition of "substantive" in this context. Here's what he said on page 5:
Here is what will be announced.
- Preview of Tiger: OS X 10.4
- iMac G5.
- New service to support Consumer Electronics.
- 20, 23, 30 inch Monitor with HDTV capability.
- iProjector with WiFi. ( Name may be different. )
It is up to you to belive me or not...
He says flat out "will be announced". Not opinion, not conjecture, not analysis, but a claim to knowledge of the contents of Monday's keynote. Then on page 8, he can't backpedal fast enough:
There is chance that APPLE will not introduce new iMac and iProject at WWDC but might have special announcement at July 6th.
The focus of WWDC will be development and OS X 10.4. If APPLE feel that the focus has been shifed too much for New iMac, they will select date later than WWDC.
However, APPLE has shown first iMac at WWDC and Apple might do as planned. It is upto SJ's decision.
So they might intro the G5 iMac at WWDC or they might not. They might do it on July 6th instead, or maybe later, but it's all up to Steve. Wow, that's a bold and specific position to take.
Like I need Kormac to tell me that the desperately needed, next gen iMac is under development and will be released "soon" at Steve's discretion.
And Escher, Kormac DOES claim to be an insider. Here are some choice quotes:
There will be announcement of QuickTime 7 at WWDC and this is One of the KEY component for the future APPLE Product.
The latest APPLE Works was modified to support Quicktime7 already.
When it was delivered, the develope team did not know that Quicktime 7 was delayed and the code for importing QuickTime 7 file was already implemented.
I am not work for APPLE directly and I don't have any APPLE internal documentations. And I never signed NDA for products above to APPLE.
He claims direct knowledge of internal QT7 and Appleworks development and code delivery timetables, yet only gives the defense of not being an Apple employee or under NDA. That is the very definition of "inside information". If you want to believe him fine, but don't act like he's just thinking out loud to spur discussion. He is making direct claims and predictions based on his alleged sources.
Maybe if he dropped the fake accent his posts would be more believable.