Originally Posted by gugy
I think people are expecting too many things and they will all get pissed off and disappointed. Historically I don't think Apple announces anything beyond two new hardware products or new designs for current products at MWSF.
So is either iPhone and widescreen iPod
MacMini smaller format and iphone
and so on. 2 products guys
I agree; two hardware products at best. It's just fun to hope for more, even if that's not what will happen.
What makes anyone think there would be a smaller
format Mac mini?! With iTV in the works, there's going to be serious need for massive storage in Apple's computers. It won't fit in the current mini.
The mini and the iMac are geared toward the consumer crowd iTV is intended for. If the mini was to change I'd expect it to grow a bit larger if anything, allowing room for a big 300-500GB hard drive to store all of the movies Apple wants us to buy. Apple is all about elegant solutions so they wouldn't expect you to have an external drive connected to your Mac just to enjoy all of the benefits of iTV. Would they?
All of this is what makes me think Apple needs to introduce a mid-range headless with enough room for the necessary storage required for a bunch of movies. Really, in the long run that means space for two drives; not just one. The mini would probably remain as it is, for buyers on a budget; not necessarily for iTV customers.
I know the mid-range headless subject has been beaten to death but iTV seems like a reason for such a Mac to exist. Perhaps Apple will continue to think the iMac is the best solution for iTV people. I hope not.