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IDG World Expo announced today that Apple chief executive Steve Jobs will deliver the opening keynote address for Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco this January.

Jobs' keynote is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. Macworld will take place at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center, running January 9-13, 2006.

"Steve's keynote is always a great way to kick off the biggest Mac event of the year," said David Korse, CEO of IDG World Expo. "We've added several new features to this year's event, and we're working hard to make this the most entertaining and informative Macworld ever."

At last year's expo, Jobs introduced the iPod shuffle and Mac mini to much fanfare. He also rolled-out a major update to Apple's iLife digital lifestyle software suite (iLife '05) and introduced the company's iWork productivity suite.

The 2005 expo also showed sizable growth from the previous year, with an 11-percent overall attendance increase, IDG said.

There was also a 13-percent increase in the number of paid conference delegates; a 10% increase in the number of exhibitors; and a 31-percent increase in the average number of hours spent on the exhibit hall floor by attendees.

Both analysts and insiders are expecting Jobs to use the 2006 expo to introduce the first Macintosh systems that will be based on processors from Intel Corp.

Additional Macworld 2006 event highlights and registration information are available on the Macworld Conference & Expo Web site.
post #2 of 45
Steve Jobs + Macworld Keynote = Big announcement

Cmmmmmon MacMini DVR! With Displays....
post #3 of 45
I want Pages 2 and Cells (or whatever the spreadsheet app will be called).

Oh, and a new iBook would be nice.
post #4 of 45
It's all good.

If this will be the first showing of Intel Macs it will have to be huger than huge, splashier than splashy.
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post #5 of 45
I predict:

OS X Leopard preview
Mactel iBooks w/ built-in iSight
Mactel iMedia computer
iLife '06 with Front Row
iWork '06 with Keynote 3 and Pages 2

One more thing...
New, *smaller* iPod shuffles
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post #6 of 45
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Originally posted by CosmoNut


One more thing...
New, *smaller* iPod shuffles

Nah, same size iPod Shuffles, but with a two line display.
Bu then it can't be called a shuffle anymore.
post #7 of 45
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
I predict:

OS X Leopard preview

I don't think so.
Leopard has to be previewed at the WWDC first, so developpers can start buidling their apps taking adavantage of the new technologies.
post #8 of 45
I can't wait. Go Apple!
post #9 of 45
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
I predict:

OS X Leopard preview
Mactel iBooks w/ built-in iSight
Mactel iMedia computer
iLife '06 with Front Row
iWork '06 with Keynote 3 and Pages 2

One more thing...
New, *smaller* iPod shuffles

--Macintel iBooks (99% probability)
--Macintel PowerBooks (announcement, if not shipping) (70%)
--Macintel Mac mini with movie downloads--DVR doesn't fit into Apple's model (80%)
--No Macintel iMac or Macintel Power Mac (99%)
--iWork 06 with Spreadsheet and very simple database (maybe requires Tiger) (99%)
--iLife 06 with iPhoto grabbing some light features from Aperture, maybe requiring Tiger for some features (99%)

--One more thing: Super thin/light/small super-iPod/PDA combo with no keyboard, no optical drive (maybe flash RAM instead of hard disk??), a small but widescreen and high resolution screen, handwriting recognition, syncs with Mac mini for music & movie downloads, WIFI (0% probability! OK, it's just a fantasy, and probably isn't possible 'til MacWorld '07, but it's what I want)

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The more-likely "one more thing" would be the Macintel Mac mini
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by bikertwin
[B]--Macintel iBooks (99% probability)
--Macintel PowerBooks (announcement, if not shipping) (70%)
--Macintel Mac mini with movie downloads--DVR doesn't fit into Apple's model (80%)
--No Macintel iMac or Macintel Power Mac (99%)
--iWork 06 with Spreadsheet and very simple database (maybe requires Tiger) (99%)
--iLife 06 with iPhoto grabbing some light features from Aperture, maybe requiring Tiger for some features (99%)

Wow, Good job! I like this list.
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Originally posted by poeta71

Wow, Good job! I like this list.



Oh, and the (non-)announcement that AppleWorks is officially dead. iWork will ship on all new consumer Macs.
post #12 of 45
This what Im hoping we will hear,

Steve Jobs: holds aloft in his hands and ultra slim powerbook he holds it up where everyone in the audience can see...its bright crisp screen.

Steve, Speaking with awe and reverence with a soft tone: "The new G5 powerbook,with Intel processors.......

The stunned Audience slowly begins to clap and cheer!!!!!



OK I just officially Geeked out,right here in front of everybody

p.s. does anybody here think that with the succsess of the black ipods seeing as how now everyone is copying apple,with their silverish clunkerbooks and white clunkbooks that apple might drop a slick black Intel Ibook?????
post #13 of 45
So Christmas is officially rescheduled for January 10, 2006.
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post #14 of 45
come on powerbook!
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Originally posted by bikertwin
--Macintel iBooks (99% probability)
--Macintel PowerBooks (announcement, if not shipping) (70%)
--Macintel Mac mini with movie downloads--DVR doesn't fit into Apple's model (80%)
--No Macintel iMac or Macintel Power Mac (99%)
--iWork 06 with Spreadsheet and very simple database (maybe requires Tiger) (99%)
--iLife 06 with iPhoto grabbing some light features from Aperture, maybe requiring Tiger for some features (99%)

--One more thing: Super thin/light/small super-iPod/PDA combo with no keyboard, no optical drive (maybe flash RAM instead of hard disk??), a small but widescreen and high resolution screen, handwriting recognition, syncs with Mac mini for music & movie downloads, WIFI (0% probability! OK, it's just a fantasy, and probably isn't possible 'til MacWorld '07, but it's what I want)

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The more-likely "one more thing" would be the Macintel Mac mini
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There's no maybe about it. Tiger will be required for ALL ANOUNCEMENTS.

Core Data will be part of iWorks, Core Image will be part of the next iLife.

Baseline upgrades will be Tiger for these updates.
post #16 of 45
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Originally posted by schmidm77
I want Pages 2 and Cells (or whatever the spreadsheet app will be called).

I actually recently read a rumor that iWork may indeed be updated, and include a spreadsheet. That will be pretty much the end of AppleWorks.
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Originally posted by bikertwin

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The more-likely "one more thing" would be the Macintel Mac mini
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A macintel mac mini would be a very disappointing "one more thing" after the other stuff you listed. Now if he announces the software updates, goes on about ipods, talks about Leopard, discusses the intel conversion, then goes "oh, and one more thing, the new mini, underpowered like you've never seen it underpowered before!", then, yeah, that's a "one more thing". But "one more thing"ing the mac mini after announcing two other intel products is actually kind of boring.

Now, following all that, announcing the mini and the iBook, then wowing the crowd with a kick-ass intel powerbook that makes the iBook look like a Celeron in comparison, now that would be a worthy "one more thing" while releasing three intel products.

Of course, I don't see any of that happening.
post #18 of 45
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
I predict:

OS X Leopard preview
Mactel iBooks w/ built-in iSight
Mactel iMedia computer
iLife '06 with Front Row
iWork '06 with Keynote 3 and Pages 2

One more thing...
New, *smaller* iPod shuffles

I think you have it about right. iWork may include a spreadsheet and other updates to iLife applications too. But I think this is basically it.
post #19 of 45
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Originally posted by Louzer
A macintel mac mini would be a very disappointing "one more thing" after the other stuff you listed. Now if he announces the software updates, goes on about ipods, talks about Leopard, discusses the intel conversion, then goes "oh, and one more thing, the new mini, underpowered like you've never seen it underpowered before!", then, yeah, that's a "one more thing". But "one more thing"ing the mac mini after announcing two other intel products is actually kind of boring.

Now, following all that, announcing the mini and the iBook, then wowing the crowd with a kick-ass intel powerbook that makes the iBook look like a Celeron in comparison, now that would be a worthy "one more thing" while releasing three intel products.

Of course, I don't see any of that happening.

Oh, I was just referring to the MacIntel Mac mini as CosmoNut put it: "iMedia" with TV and/or movie downloads from iTMS. Major functionality update, not just switching out a G4 for an Intel chip. Hook it up to your widescreen TV rather than a computer monitor. Maybe Apple will announce a TV monitor along with it. That would be a big deal, no? Apple going head-long into consumer electronics, beyond just the iPod. Although as you say, PowerBooks would be sweet, too.

The more I think about it, the more it seems like this autumn's iTunes/iPod video and Front Row announcements were just to get feedback for the big iMedia (MacIntel Mac mini) announcement at MWSF '06.

What do you think of the whole DVR thing? It doesn't seem to fit Apple's business model, if they're trying to sell TV shows on iTunes. That makes me think the DVR is a red herring.
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Originally posted by french macuser
I don't think so.
Leopard has to be previewed at the WWDC first, so developpers can start buidling their apps taking adavantage of the new technologies.

Good point, but why not give developers a head start while showing off the goods to consumers?
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Originally posted by Catman4d2
p.s. does anybody here think that with the succsess of the black ipods seeing as how now everyone is copying apple,with their silverish clunkerbooks and white clunkbooks that apple might drop a slick black Intel Ibook?????

Black is the new black. Ah, the irony...

...or beige, maybe?

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Originally posted by baranovich
So Christmas is officially rescheduled for January 10, 2006.

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Originally posted by CosmoNut
Black is the new black. Ah, the irony...

...or beige, maybe?


Well...Apple did start with beige:

http://www.apple-history.com/images/models/IIe.gif

http://www.apple-history.com/images/models/III.gif

http://www.apple-history.com/images/models/lisa.gif

http://www.apple-history.com/images/models/128k.gif

Perhaps everything that is old will be new again.

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Hahaha, we are on the same page.
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post #25 of 45
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Originally posted by Chris Cuilla
I actually recently read a rumor that iWork may indeed be updated, and include a spreadsheet. That will be pretty much the end of AppleWorks.

Actually, I'd consider that to be AppleWorks X. However with Keynote, Pages and "Cells", they'd only be halfway there. They should add some kind of FileMaker Jr. database and drawing and painting apps and then they would have it!

Also, I see rumored elsewhere my invention of a combination of iPod, iSight, AirPort and QuickTime into an iPod-sized camcorder that can work like a portable videophone will come to fruition.

I'd like to see some new Macs that are more than speed bumps. I'm not so sure that I'm so concerned whether they are Intel or IBM (PowerPC) just as long as they are a big jump from today's offerings. I'd expect those to come from laptops.

The Mac mini can morph into yet another extraordinary thing.

At least, now I know when my next "sick day" is!
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Originally posted by Catman4d2
Steve, Speaking with awe and reverence with a soft tone: "The new G5 powerbook,with Intel processors.......

Since a G5 PowerMac/Powerbook/iMac are named as such because they have a G5 processor, what do you think they'll call the new models, since it won't be run on a G5 anymore?
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Originally posted by Unfiltered
Since a G5 PowerMac/Powerbook/iMac are named as such because they have a G5 processor, what do you think they'll call the new models, since it won't be run on a G5 anymore?

G5 is Apple's marketing name for a certain generation of PowerPC chips. It's have to apply to just PowerPC chips (though it might create confusion if they do try to apply it to the Intel-based products).
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Originally posted by Chris Cuilla
though it might create confusion if they do try to apply it to the Intel-based products.

We're on the same page, Chris.
post #29 of 45
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Originally posted by Unfiltered
We're on the same page, Chris.

Maybe they will try to de-emphasize the chip per se and talk more in terms of a technology platform generation.
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iWork2 with complete open document format compatibility and default use with the exeption of some 3-d in keynote -- partnership with SUN on OO.o and all future iWork suits will work in tandom...and maybe a cross-platform open source version of iWork as a "OpenOffice Lite", what OO.o is to star office

Coming in the summer: ProWork -- Open Office built for OSX, with a sort of Apature-ish Apple Pro app UI, and a few bonus features that apple cooks up.
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post #31 of 45
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Originally posted by Chris Cuilla
Maybe they will try to de-emphasize the chip per se and talk more in terms of a technology platform generation.

Maybe if we're really lucky, Apple will finally revert back to some kind of sane naming strategy, rather than calling all versions of a product the same (iMac G5 or PowerMac G5), then differentiating them in documentation with dates and features ("for a PowerMac G5 (Early 2005) model, ...", or "dual-USB iBook (early 2003)"). Its just ridiculous. Who remembers when the hell they bought their computer (OK, for some Mac users, its easy to remember, because they've got a big picture of themselves and their mac, framed on the wall, with the date and "Friends Forever" on a brass plaque attached to the frame, but besides them...). Especially since its not like they put this information anywhere on the computer.

Hey, and do you think we'll be lucky and the new Macs will be plastered with all those labels you see on PCs? "Intel Inside", "Designed for Mac OS X", plus the ones on the wrist wrests of the laptops!
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Originally posted by Louzer
Hey, and do you think we'll be lucky and the new Macs will be plastered with all those labels you see on PCs? "Intel Inside", "Designed for Mac OS X", plus the ones on the wrist wrests of the laptops!

One can only hope.

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Originally posted by a_greer
iWork2 with complete open document format compatibility and default use with the exeption of some 3-d in keynote -- partnership with SUN on OO.o and all future iWork suits will work in tandom...and maybe a cross-platform open source version of iWork as a "OpenOffice Lite", what OO.o is to star office

Coming in the summer: ProWork -- Open Office built for OSX, with a sort of Apature-ish Apple Pro app UI, and a few bonus features that apple cooks up.

Why you've got your head in the 'smoke', so to speak, you might as well ask for a rewrite and return of Hypercard and Opendoc.

But that is funny, Apple using an Open document format rather then their own home-grown one.
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Originally posted by Louzer
Why you've got your head in the 'smoke', so to speak, you might as well ask for a rewrite and return of Hypercard and Opendoc.

But that is funny, Apple using an Open document format rather then their own home-grown one.

Like iCal (iCalendar)? Mail (ordinary UNIX mail files)? Address Book (vCard)?

They do some.
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Originally posted by Chris Cuilla
Like iCal (iCalendar)? Mail (ordinary UNIX mail files)? Address Book (vCard)?

They do some.

Well, address book appears to store the files in a single database, and XML files for the spotlight caches. You can export vcard, but its not stored that way.

Mail WAS in standard UNIX mbox format, but they've changed it in 10.4 to store each message in a separate file (an emlx file). I don't know if this falls under a standard or not, but its not 'the' standard.

At least iCal does use ics files...
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Originally posted by Unfiltered
Since a G5 PowerMac/Powerbook/iMac are named as such because they have a G5 processor, what do you think they'll call the new models, since it won't be run on a G5 anymore?

For simplicity's sake, they should call them G6. That way, if an app needs Intel they can say "G6 and above". Or "not G6 compatible" or whatever. Much easier for the layman who doesn't understand much about different chipsets and stuff.
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Originally posted by Louzer
Hey, and do you think we'll be lucky and the new Macs will be plastered with all those labels you see on PCs? "Intel Inside", "Designed for Mac OS X", plus the ones on the wrist wrests of the laptops!

What a ghastly thought - wash your mouth out right now!

Ah - that causes another shiver - the Apple "bong" changes to the Intel tune!

What horror!
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Originally posted by Louzer
Well, address book appears to store the files in a single database, and XML files for the spotlight caches. You can export vcard, but its not stored that way.

I guess that is all that matters to me. How they store it internally is less relevant.
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Originally posted by Unfiltered
Since a G5 PowerMac/Powerbook/iMac are named as such because they have a G5 processor, what do you think they'll call the new models, since it won't be run on a G5 anymore?

Powerbook 360
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