Originally Posted by ecking
If that's true then the journalists are gonna groan just as much if not more than they did at the Hi-Fi event. I really hope apple learned their lesson and doens't invite a bunch of people to come and stand around one product unless it's iPhone level revolutionary.
No matter how nice or strong the new imac is, wthout something crazy like a replacable GPU(maybe not even then), the imac just isn't enough to warrant a press event all to itself.
Heh. I think your intuition is way off here. You seriously believe that Apple will not hold a launch event ever again until they have another iPhone-like new-segment product on their hands?
And... a replaceable GPU would probably be the LEAST impressive thing they could show. Least impressive to the general press and their readership, anyway.
A super-slim, super-sexy new iMac with an unexpected feature or two - I won't even try to guess, that's why they're unexpected! - is going to get them a nice bit of coverage and some hot sales. Add a demo of iLife and iWork, and another, smaller announcement, and that's a nice little event.
This board is teeming with people who are extremely excited about a new iMac. It's not unreasonable to expect that it will surprise (and delight) us all when we actually see it. Let's not get into a mind frame where Apple must announce a 13", 8 oz tablet Mac for $199 or else not bother making a keynote out of it.