And think about it, surely they'd love to have Steve Jobs praising how Apple is leading the way to a Universal Mac software market? There'd be a Keynote roadmap spanning from WWDC to Macworld, to the introduction of the Mac Mini and then to the mysterious question marks at the opposite end of the timeline. "And today, we're introducing... the fourth Intel Mac." It just makes perfect sense.
OK, so maybe they just want to draw attention to new consumer-level offerings, and leave the professional stuff out of it?
Or - more to the point - what if this is the biggest clue yet that Apple will NOT release new products to celebrate its thirtieth birthday? What if the rumour sites just have it all wrong?
To tell the truth, I still believe that there WILL be an Apple Special Event on or around April 1. I see no reason why Steve Jobs would proudly remind us of Apple's milestone birthday in the closing words of his Macworld keynote if Apple merely intended to let it pass quietly by. But it did leave me thinking.
Never mind the announcements - what about the event?!