As promised, rumour roundup here:http://www.usrbingeek.com/a/000919.php
"April 01, 2007
Apple's Big Announcements At NAB Disclosed
Saturday I got a tip from a very reliable source and was just able to confirm it with several others close to key Apple employees.
On April 15 Apple is having a press event at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference. It has been speculated and now is pretty widely accepted that Apple will announce a new Mac Pro, probably featuring 8 cores.
But I've been able to confirm they will also be unveiling OS X Leopard with its secret feature: Multi-Touch Display support! Multi-Touch was first seen at the iPhone announcement but Apple has not yet announced or introduced this technology in any other product.As part of this monumental change we can expect to see up to 30" Multi-Touch LCD Displays, 20", 24" and 30" Multi-Touch iMacs, which by the way will feature quad cores, and last but not least, two Multi-Touch MacBook Pros models! No word on which processors the new MacBook Pros will have
Remember that you heard it here first today!"http://www.looprumors.com/article.ph...ent,2704331022
"Apple has been peculiarly quiet leading up to this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference. Recently, Apple updated its Final Cut Studio suite of applications to make them Universal Binary, capable of running on Apple's new Intel machines. While the NAB is for broadcasters and electronic media, Apple usually has a strong presence at this show and has traditionally unveiled new products during that time.
UPDATE: Information is trickling in that Apple will be releasing a universal version of Final Cut Express HD at the conference possibly alongside new MacBooks
. The NAB conference runs from April 22-27."http://www.macrumors.com/
"Apple's special event at the National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) will be held this Sunday at 11:00am PDT, 2:00pm EDT. MacRumors will be providing live coverage of the event via MacRumorsLive.com.Apple is widely expected to introduce an update to its Final Cut Suite, along with a possible introduction of a new high-end product named Final Cut Extreme. ThinkSecret has also mentioned a possible display update at or around NAB, and believes the 17" MacBook Pro may be updated to include a high definition display
Apple's displays have not seen specification updates for quite some time, although they did see a price drop last week."http://blogs.adobe.com/genesisprojec...e_the_mad.html
"What I will try and do is over the next few days try to give you some idea of what’s going on at least from the Adobe side of the house and what I may see in the few nanoseconds that I’m not in a meeting.
At a minimum, I think this will be an intriguing year for NAB. Adobe is going back to the Mac with all of its video applications, so that’s a big deal in and of itself. For me – it’s not about Premiere Pro, though I’m excited for Mac users everywhere to get Dynamic Link, Clip Notes and more on the Mac. Rather, it’s about being able to offer a solid suite of tools for the video professional regardless of whether they’re using Final Cut, Avid or Adobe. Perhaps that sounds coy, but I’m serious. I think we’ve got the best suite of tools that are integrated and that will work great with whatever NLE tool you choose to use. Do I want Premiere Pro to be used – absolutely, but I also believe that users want to get work done and learning a new NLE takes time. So – you need Photoshop Extended and After Effects, and probably a couple other of the products in the suite, you pick up Production Premium and they will use it with Avid or Final Cut
. I’m okay with that.
All right, get back on track or I’ll have to name this post, ‘Musings on going back to the Mac.’
We’ll have some announcements (just like everybody else), so Monday ought to be full of NAB news. Check out CreativeCow.net and DigitalMediaNet.com for all the latest. I’ll try to post something as well."