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Oh boy - here comes the Apple teasers. Have you SEEN the new homepage at apple...?
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post #2 of 160
Oh man. Nice.
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Oh man. Nice.

Leopard here we come. I swear there is going to be a UI change announced at MacWorld. Look at the color the Mac logo is surrounded in. It is a tone of the same color used on the new iTunes 7 scroll bars. Another hint that changes are coming...Or we could just be jumping the gun and speculating about total nonsense
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Yeah. They are now standing on 2 main Pillars: Mac + iTunes
They now have the right to tease us with whatever words they want, but at least we know that whatever they do, will be from one of their 2 main businesses, until they are ready to raise a third Pillar at least.


That's fine by me, because Macworld is 7 Days, 16 Hours, 1 Minute, away.

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Leopard here we come. I swear there is going to be a UI change announced at MacWorld. Look at the color the Mac logo is surrounded in. It is a tone of the same color used on the new iTunes 7 scroll bars. Another hint that changes are coming...Or we could just be jumping the gun and speculating about total nonsense

You are absolutely Correct. Apple is changing quite a few things in the name of logos and UIs. Leopard UI here I come

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7 days, 15 hours, 57 minutes until the MWSF Keynote.

...and until we get some UI screenies!! I'm really excited now. The new homepage seems to me as almost a for sure that the new UI is here at last. I bet it will also convince a much larger portion of the Mac audience to upgrade to Leopard too.
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Leopard! Leopard!! Leopard!!! next generation UI/graphics coming ...

oh! no, another 7 days to go....

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post #8 of 160
Apple better live up to their own hype.
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Apple better live up to their own hype.

I can't help but say they deserve the hype this year. They've come back, had huge growth with the switch to Intel Macs. It should be a good year.
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post #10 of 160
They have to expect rumors galore after posting that. They better be able to live up to it without letting their fans down.
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I remember five years ago, in the leadup to MWSF 2002, Apple started putting up hype countdowns and talking about "Where no computer has gone before," and people on this site were predicting Apple-owned broadband satellites hovering above the earth.
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I remember five years ago, in the leadup to MWSF 2002, Apple started putting up hype countdowns and talking about "Where no computer has gone before," and people on this site were predicting Apple-owned broadband satellites hovering above the earth.

Haha. That is a good one. Now watch it reappear again this year
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Leopard! Leopard!! Leopard!!! next generation UI/graphics coming ...

oh! no, another 7 days to go....

Yeah... 7 Days

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post #14 of 160
This is a HUGE teaser. Leopard is not it - something BIGGER. double digg.
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Leopard here we come. I swear there is going to be a UI change announced at MacWorld. Look at the color the Mac logo is surrounded in. It is a tone of the same color used on the new iTunes 7 scroll bars.

Better still, look at the color of the Apple logo itself.
I wont hesitate to say I told you all so. 8)
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Better still, look at the color of the Apple logo itself.
I wont hesitate to say I told you all so. 8)

So basically you are saying something along the lines of a Black theme? Or at least partially black? I guess Leopards do have spots...
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So basically you are saying something along the lines of a Black theme? Or at least partially black? I guess Leopards do have spots...

Except for scrollbars, if you replace all the blue parts of the current UI with black you have all the black I mean. The other parts of the UI should get an iTunes 7-esque tweaking too.
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Better still, look at the color of the Apple logo itself.
I wont hesitate to say I told you all so. 8)

Why do you use Safari full-screen?

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post #20 of 160
iTunes 7 is okay. Black is just awesome!
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Better still, look at the color of the Apple logo itself.
I wont hesitate to say I told you all so. 8)

It is possible Steve may have wanted to go either revisit a rethought, simpler and more sophisticated NeXTSTEP-style interface... or he may feel getting a completely restyled home-electronics/Front Row UI was the way to go...

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post #22 of 160
Black is the kind of color that gets old really fast. Sure it would be nice at first, but I assure, soon after people would be clambering for a GUI change AGAIN. Really what'd I'd like to see is a very nice main theme with one additional alternate theme (possibly black). This gives variety while maintaining a semi-standard look.
post #23 of 160
One of the first ever things on the homepage that doesn't link to something. And btw, it doesn't link to MacWorld San Fran Expo site. I don't think this really has anything to do with the expo specifically. I'm sure this will be a huge year for Apple, but I don't think its specifically MWSF.

Just a Happy New Years message and a teaser for the entire year. Especially since they probably wanted to officially retire the old ads and didn't have anything else to put on the main page.
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They won't go too extreme. There are still A LOT of fans of their current theme, so at the very least there will be some way to go back to the old style.
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post #25 of 160
The name of the file is: welcome2007_20070101.jpg. Maybe it's part of a series.

My guess is this represents the dawning of a new era for Apple. New partnerships, new products that go beyond the box, beyond the iPod. It's Leopard and a mobile version of OS X. As Steve Jobs said October 18, “Looking forward, 2007 is likely to be one of the most exciting new product years in Apple’s history.”

This graphic represents Apple's enthusiasm over things to come.
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The name of the file is: welcome2007_20070101.jpg. Maybe it's part of a series.

My guess is this represents the dawning of a new era for Apple. New partnerships, new products that go beyond the box, beyond the iPod. It's Leopard and a mobile version of OS X. As Steve Jobs said October 18, Looking forward, 2007 is likely to be one of the most exciting new product years in Apples history.

This graphic represents Apple's enthusiasm over things to come.

I agree, everyone knows it's so unlike Steve to exaggerate.

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post #27 of 160
I predict that this graphic will disappear at the stroke of midnight (PST) ... nothing more than a hyperbolic 'Happy New Year' message; the filename denoting only that it's to be posted on 01/01 2007.
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I predict that this graphic will disappear at the stroke of midnight (PST) ... nothing more than a hyperbolic 'Happy New Year' message; the filename denoting only that it's to be posted on 01/01 2007.

This was my thinking. And to all those over hyping it - even if it is up there until MWSF, that still doesn't mean its specifically about MWSF.
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This was my thinking. And to all those over hyping it - even if it is up there until MWSF, that still doesn't mean its specifically about MWSF.

Heh, Macrumors has an interesting article about it, or more specifically, what happened in 2002.

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Why do you use Safari full-screen?

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What are you talking about? Why do you care? I like full-screen, I use exposé, end of story. That's how I work best, and I'm happy this way.
/anyway my moniter is only 17", so. Nothing you could say would get me to change my mind about this, I like full-screen.
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post #31 of 160
I use full-screen too, exposé, and Desktop Manager. I'm happy too
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Black is the kind of color that gets old really fast. Sure it would be nice at first, but I assure, soon after people would be clambering for a GUI change AGAIN. Really what'd I'd like to see is a very nice main theme with one additional alternate theme (possibly black). This gives variety while maintaining a semi-standard look.

Black is both out and in fashion always. There's plenty of other colors in the OS, with icons, desktops, etc. etc. etc. black is just a part of that.
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What are you talking about? Why do you care? I like full-screen, I use exposé, end of story. That's how I work best, and I'm happy this way.
/anyway my moniter is only 17", so. Nothing you could say would get me to change my mind about this, I like full-screen.

I only care because your screen-shot is freakin' huge.
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post #34 of 160
This teaser is huge. It obviously means that Apple plans to move into a whole new product category.

They obviously didn't put the graphic up just to let us know it was 2007. They are saying what happened before is just a starting point. Now, obviously this means they're going to do more than just speed up the Mac Mini and iBooks. And they can't really improve iPod or iTMS sales because they already have 80% of the market.

So it sounds like there will be an iPhone and that iTV is more than just a box for the computer to beam your stuff to.
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I only care because your screen-shot is freakin' huge.

Oh, in that case I have changed the image.
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Oh, in that case I have changed the image.

Thanks.
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This teaser is huge. It obviously means that Apple plans to move into a whole new product category.

They obviously didn't put the graphic up just to let us know it was 2007. They are saying what happened before is just a starting point. Now, obviously this means they're going to do more than just speed up the Mac Mini and iBooks. And they can't really improve iPod or iTMS sales because they already have 80% of the market.

So it sounds like there will be an iPhone and that iTV is more than just a box for the computer to beam your stuff to.

Perhaps the backlighting, in addition to representing the new year, represents the glow of an iTV-equipped living room.

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This teaser is huge. It obviously means that Apple plans to move into a whole new product category.

They obviously didn't put the graphic up just to let us know it was 2007. They are saying what happened before is just a starting point. Now, obviously this means they're going to do more than just speed up the Mac Mini and iBooks. And they can't really improve iPod or iTMS sales because they already have 80% of the market.

So it sounds like there will be an iPhone and that iTV is more than just a box for the computer to beam your stuff to.

I actually think it implies that this year (2007) specifically will be huge, as opposed to the next 30 years. I said last year that 2007 will be the year of Apple (TYOA), and I think Apple is thinking the same thing. 2006 was a transitional year for Apple, for the most part, and it went very very smoothly. 2007 IMO will be Apple's biggest BOOM year since 1998, and possibly even since 1984.
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post #39 of 160
The text in the image just changed to something else!!



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