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Attendees arriving early for this year's Macworld Expo won't find any concealed Apple banners flanking the entranceway to the Moscone Center, traditionally one of the conference's trademarks leading up to Steve Jobs' opening keynote.

Instead, Apple has adorned the venue with several variations of the same teaser image that appeared on its website last week: a radiant Apple logo set to the tagline, "The first 30 years were just the beginning. Welcome to 2007."

Of course, you will find some of those heavily shrouded banners suspended above Apple's booth in the South Hall. But it's growing clear that this year's expo may be more about a common message, ideal or strategy than any one product.



















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Hard to know what to make of it all.
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Is it just me, or does this banner/placard sign looked like it's been stepped on, on the left side? The line spacing seems less on the left side than the right.

Maybe I am just seeing things.

post #4 of 37
Im wondering if we are seeing the new color scheme for Apple; with the dark purples and blacks ?!?! Perhaps the changes in iTunes is a harbinger of this new shift, as several others have suggested in the past few months.
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post #5 of 37
um, i really just think that the apple teasers are just showing a new begining via a sunrise behind the apple. nothing more, nothing less
post #6 of 37
Something big is afoot. Don't remember any MacWorld with this themeology about it, but I could be wrong.

 

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Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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post #7 of 37
what's with the banner that says "See you in SF on the 14th through the 18th"? What's on the 14th? Cause Macworld is on the 9th?!
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Is it just me, or does this banner/placard sign looked like it's been stepped on, on the left side? The line spacing seems less on the left side than the right.

Maybe I am just seeing things.


To me, the "F" in "Conference" looks higher than the other letters.
post #9 of 37
In my currently sleep depleted state, that threw me as well. Those are the dates for 2008. Set your calendar... just 371 days to go! Woot!

 

Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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post #10 of 37
It *could* simply be a poorly made sign.
post #11 of 37
I think its actually just a taller letter

yes these are kind of bland but we dont normally get that great of hints from these banner shots so just be happy google is sponsoring macworld. btw didnt microsoft also sponsor this year?
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what's with the banner that says "See you in SF on the 14th through the 18th"? What's on the 14th? Cause Macworld is on the 9th?!

That's for MWSF 2008.
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post #13 of 37
that security guard in picture 3 is totally picking
post #14 of 37
Apple plans to place a giant Apple logo into orbit in order to block out the sun. It's a lot like that episode of the Simpsons where Maggie shot Mr. Burns.
post #15 of 37
what time is the keynote tomorrow?
post #16 of 37
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Is it just me, or does this banner/placard sign looked like it's been stepped on, on the left side? The line spacing seems less on the left side than the right.

You all do realize it's one of those signs with the movable letters, just a fancier version you'd find outside of your local dollar store?
post #17 of 37
i love how we talk about the most random things on this site...

e.g. The lettering.

and good god i cant wait:-)
post #18 of 37
Has anyone considered that the "Welcome to 2007" signs are just replacing drab, black covers that usually grace the entrance? Perhaps there are new product signs underneath at least some of these posters and when people leave the keynote, the "Welcome to 2007" signs will be removed, revealing the newly-announced products underneath them.

Just a thought.
post #19 of 37
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Of course, you will find some of those heavily shrouded banners suspended above Apple's booth in the South Hall.

And *that*'s the stuff we wanna get our dirty naughty little eyes and hands on...

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But it's growing clear that this year's expo may be more about a common message, ideal or strategy than any one product.

Sure, there are so many product predictions it's all gone crazy. Thank goodness there will be a common message to make sense of it. And the blessed iLeader shall deliver this message from the iHeavens. Long may he reign so that our desperate need for *actual* shipping products and services and media shall be fulfilled, a cup ever overfloweth.
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by kresh View Post

Is it just me, or does this banner/placard sign looked like it's been stepped on, on the left side? The line spacing seems less on the left side than the right.

Maybe I am just seeing things.


I was last as Moscone Center in 2002 working on an Oracle conference. For anyone that hasn't been there, for all the modern tech of San Francisco and the glorious Valley of Silicon, Moscone Center uses those dodgy letter-by-letter cards like those in really old baseball/ football stadiums.

That's no banner. That's why the words look all out of alignment. It's like single cards per word kinda lined up along the row. Maybe it's a retro thing...
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Has anyone considered that the "Welcome to 2007" signs are just replacing drab, black covers that usually grace the entrance? Perhaps there are new product signs underneath at least some of these posters and when people leave the keynote, the "Welcome to 2007" signs will be removed, revealing the newly-announced products underneath them.

Just a thought.

Brilliant. Great Idea...!! You must be a magician. Have you seen The Prestige and The Illusionist...???
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Also: As the bland banners are removed to reveal the products, the security guards will morph into these:


(Sounds like I'm sarcastic but really I'm not.)
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Apple plans to place a giant Apple logo into orbit in order to block out the sun. It's a lot like that episode of the Simpsons where Maggie shot Mr. Burns.

ROFLMAO
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That guy is totally picking his nose. Welcome to the future, ya'll.
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Sure, there are so many product predictions it's all gone crazy. Thank goodness there will be a common message to make sense of it. And the blessed iLeader shall deliver this message from the iHeavens. Long may he reign so that our desperate need for *actual* shipping products and services and media shall be fulfilled, a cup ever overfloweth.

Amen!
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post #26 of 37

Looks like Bob Newhart will be providing security for MacWorld this year.
post #27 of 37
He's not picking his nose. He must be wiping away a tear as he is overcome by being at this auspicious event.
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Looks like Bob Newhart will be providing security for MacWorld this year.

Actually now that I look closer, it appears Bob is talking on an iPhone.
post #29 of 37
Na I reckon they've got something up their sleeve- a surprise is not a surprise I you go and give it away is it? Apple have obviously realised that as soon as they put up banners and posters images will be posted here and every other Mac rumour-mill site on the net. In my opinion Apple are going to reveal something pretty big and they really want a loud cheer for it at the Keynote.

Expect the unexpected!! And I will say I told you so!
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Apple plans to place a giant Apple logo into orbit in order to block out the sun. It's a lot like that episode of the Simpsons where Maggie shot Mr. Burns.

MAGGIE DID IT???!!!??? Thanks alot for blowing it for me... guess there's no need to buy season seven...
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Apple plans to place a giant Apple logo into orbit in order to block out the sun. It's a lot like that episode of the Simpsons where Maggie shot Mr. Burns.

Will it be constructed at the Google moon base?
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post #32 of 37
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To me, the "F" in "Conference" looks higher than the other letters.

More likely it's the same type of sign you see at gas stations with prices or show listings at movie theaters. Being a little too critical you think?
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MAGGIE DID IT???!!!??? Thanks alot for blowing it for me... guess there's no need to buy season seven...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAA

Oh your sarcasm kills me. I needed that, it's been a boring day at the office.
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i love how we talk about the most random things on this site...

e.g. The lettering.

and good god i cant wait:-)

I wouldn't knock it so much. Knowing the font that Apple likes to use is one thing that helps some people spot the fake banners. Good graphic designers choose and use fonts carefully and consistently.

I think the slogan repetition is a bit much though.
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Has anyone considered that the "Welcome to 2007" signs are just replacing drab, black covers that usually grace the entrance?

Sounds plausible. However AI says there are still black-covered banners somewhere else inside?
post #37 of 37
I think this lack of no specific products may mean that something more tectonic is afoot - a merger or acquisition announcement. Steve loves to do this kind of thing out of the blue. I just hope it doesn't involve a 30-foot image of Bill Gates on stage.
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