for those who are telling people here to stop whining about what they didn't get, and rather to focus on what did show up, i have three words.
It's Apple's Fault
this same keynote, no hype, and it's a great keynote and everyone is happy.
the fact is that everyone who went to any rumor site knew to expect a new iBook and iMac. and they knew they'd be LCD. some members here even had the exact design of the new iMac down weeks ago. (rok)
so when you can't understand why people are disappointed at the new hardware, take a look at the previous listings on apple's front page. specifically the one stating "way beyond the rumor sites"
show me one frickin' thing that's way beyond what everyone thought was coming this year and i'll change my tune. until then, expect most people who have anything to do with an apple rumor site to be sorely disappointed.
apple builds this up to be huge, then wonders why people aren't happy?
what the hell is their problem? this keynote had the opportunity to be a huge success, but instead it feels like a failure, and the exact same hardware was released.
as i've said before, and will say once again, Apple has the ability to pull defeat from the jaws of victory.
they shot themselves in the foot here, let's just hope that most people hadn't seen their site and expected something new and exciting, beyond what was expected.