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I may have just cracked the code? "There's something in the air."

This is Apple's way of marketing an extremely light notebook. "So light it floats." Bla bla bla.

Also, if you look at those banners you will see they are merely a cover for other banners, they are wrinkled material. When Steve announces this flash notebook they will remove those material banners to reveal the real banners with product photos etc.

It's for the ultra-light MacBook, mark my words.
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My bet is on Google Apple alliance (Google Airwaves Inc.). I think they will unveil plans and good news regarding the FCC auction for the 700mhz spectrum.
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SHUDDUP EVERONE!!!!! *breathes very hard for several seconds*
I'm still very angry at appleinsider's post about no mactouch this macworld.
About the only thing that would make up for that and my theory on the "theres something in the air" logo is the following:

APPLE HELPS GOOGLE WIN THE 700mhz SPECTRUM AUCTION!!
That would absolutely transform the wireless industry forever.
Think of the possibilities.

Google certainly wouldn't need Apple to bid on spectrum.

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Adobe AIR will be the SDK for iPhone ... and then Apple will just go ahead and buy Adobe!

This is an excellent guess... AIR apps on iPhone?

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The kicker could also be that you use your iPhone or iPod Touch to buy movies and other high def content, your home iTunes then downloads it and syncs to your apple tv automatically - all based around wireless syncing.

Alex.

Come on. When was the last time you were wandering around wishing you could buy a movie with your phone? Bah!

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Come on. When was the last time you were wandering around wishing you could buy a movie with your phone? Bah!

Since you asked... last week. While I was waiting at the airport for a flight that was delayed 3 hours. Don't get me wrong, I don't think the technology is there yet to allow for movie downloads on an iPhone, but a subscription type service that would allow you to stream one much like you already do with the YouTube App, would be a great addition.
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"2008. There's something in the air."

I think the something is "content" - your content at home, your content on your Leopard servers or MS Exchange server, or your content at the iTunes Store or other stores. And you can get to it via the "air" anytime, anywhere on your Apple products (iPod Touch, iPhone, AppleTV, laptops, desktops, etc).

For the time being, "anytime, anywhere" is limited to wi-fi access (and wired Internet access of course), except iPhone has access via EDGE for some content. When iPhone gets 3G later in the year, then additional content will be opened up to it. (I doubt current or new Mac laptops will have 3G built-in; it'll still be via an optional card.)

Apple has already shown us Back to My Mac - accessing your home Mac disk via .Mac from any Internet-connected Mac. Now this will include access your AppleTV disk, or an Airport Extreme-connected home server disk. And for businesses, it will now include access to Leopard servers or MS exchange servers. And it will now include additional access to content directly at the iTunes Store - for rent or for purchase, and to "content" at other stores, like purchasing not just songs but coffee at Starbucks.

And, of course, it could also include a new mobile product - sized in-between iPhone and the MacBook. And as I've said in previous posts, it explains why the iPod Touch has flash instead of a hard drive - all along, Apple has intended for it to be able to get new content (downloaded and stored, or just streamed) when you have wi-fi access.

Finally, it may include a FON type of distribution scheme to increase the presence of wi-fi for Apple's devices. We know that the FON CEO met with Jobs and was interested; we haven't heard from him for awhile, so it's even possible that Apple has quietly bought out FON and will announce it at MW.

When I referenced the banner and thus the song, "There is something in the Air" to sharing wifi, is in most part what you outlined.

Sharing wifi with others, e.g., the public, or within the confines of one's personal domain is certainly the way of the future. The fact that the song itself proclaims revolutionary intent was definitely ideal for the theme in Easy Rider. In addition, everything about Jobs and the manner he accomplishes things is equally revolutionary or rebellious.

If I may add another possibility past the ability to communicate, compute and entertain wirelessly, lets not forget his patent on induction (wireless) charging and data transfer.

In any event, I think that Job's has something 'revolutionary' in mind. Not, simply renting movies. And to your reference to Fon, perhaps an Apple WiFi Extreme is in the cards.
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Originally Posted by retiarius View Post

There's resonance power coupling in existing products like the Sonicare toothbrush.
For computers, it's been extended by

http://www.ecoupled.com/

to Herman Miller office furniture:

http://www.asteriskvoipnews.com/wire...s_charger.html

It's not hard to imagine iPods coupling to other Apple equipment wirelessly for
both power and data, though this seems like overkill.

This is another excellent suggestion, although you lose a significant amount of power due to the inefficiency of transmitting electricity this way (as I understand it).

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post #209 of 385
This music is classic sixties, very inspiring. I just discovered Pete Townsend of the Who was instrumental in forming band. Through WikiPedia I noticed reference to Jimmy McCulloch a 15 year old (one year older than me at the time) in the band, from Glasgow Scotland my hometown

As I said download it from iTunes it's a great piece of Music.
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For those who may have forgotten

Somthing in the Air song by Thunderclap Newman
Soundtrack on Easy Rider

Call out the instigators
Because there's something in the air
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right
And you know that it's right

We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now

Lock up the streets and houses
Because there's something in the air
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right
And you know that it's right

We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now

Hand out the arms and ammo
We're going to blast our way through here
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right
And you know that it's right

We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together


Revolutionary? Rebellious? Something only Jobs could accomplish? Sharing wifi? Hmm
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When I referenced the banner and thus the song, "There is something in the Air" to sharing wifi, is in most part what you outlined.

Sharing wifi with others, e.g., the public, or within the confines of one's personal domain is certainly the way of the future. The fact that the song itself proclaims revolutionary intent was definitely ideal for the theme in Easy Rider. In addition, everything about Jobs and the manner he accomplishes things is equally revolutionary or rebellious.
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and that may get you cut off by your ISP or may even being on the hook for people how use to your wifi to download music , movies, kid porn, you it to hack in to other systems and so on.

Good luck saying that apple said it was ok in court.
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This could provide clues as to the future direction of the iPhone (especially as it relates to GPS integration).

http://tech.yahoo.com/blog/hughes/22...0sTdC89cUxLpA5

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and that may get you cut off by your ISP or may even being on the hook for people how use to your wifi to download music , movies, kid porn, you it to hack in to other systems and so on.

Good luck saying that apple said it was ok in court.

How about if it was done thru iTunes, .Mac or such.

Noting Jobs interest during his talks with Fon, if anybody could get it to worknow that would be revolutionary.
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Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post

When I referenced the banner and thus the song, "There is something in the Air" to sharing wifi, is in most part what you outlined.

Hey, didn't mean to miss your post. This thread was already so long, and I admit I skipped a bunch before replying.

If what FON does is done by software, then Apple could upgrade all the Extremes that are already out there, and just like that, the network would grow overnight.
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post #214 of 385
I know people have jokingly mentioned it having to do with Apple in the air as in airplanes. And while I don't seriously think that this is the case, it would be interesting if Apple had partnered with an Airline to create a "Seat-back Mac". Couple that with inflight internet that is currently being tested and it would be a great flying experience.

They could essentially use the iPhone / iPod touch OS and link the iPod media to an onboard media server. They could add a custom iTunes store interface for buying movies to watch on the plane (residing on the media server) and even add a usb port and allow people to buy songs from the main iTunes catalog then transfer them to an iPod or iPhone via usb.

The plus for Apple would be that Airline passengers are a very captive audience and if you've just spent hours using an Apple device on a plane, think of how likely the person is now to convert to a Mac or buy an iPod or iPhone. Plus, it's all that time sitting that you could be buying things off the iTunes store.
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"something in the air" could very well be good old tv. for the iphone.
at&t is launching it´s mobile tv initiative this month
(see: http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/19/a...sible-in-2008/ ).

Since it´s software based, no tuner inside the iphone would be needed. this would be huge for the average consumer, would sell lot´s of iphones and would surely make at&t very happy, too.
Now just add radio and ebooks and the iphone really is king of all media.
post #216 of 385
IPTV + movie/TV rental is my bet.

AT&T will be the primary partner. AT&T wants to push IPTV as an alternative to cable. AppleTV will be the set top box.

Yes, this will be big.
post #217 of 385
something in the air

seems you are looking, seaching, it's there but you have to find it and capture it

that's why i think it has to do with a wireless service but to have it you need connectivity
e.g. integraion of iphone, gps, buying wirelessly via iphone, iTV so all wifi will be able to do this
imagine apple becomeing the 1click equivalent of amazon with certain sponsors e.g. starbucks, airports, resturants etc. the vendor(starbucks et al) have promotions BUT you need connectivity exclusive to apple
iphone, iTV express, where you can take it with you

apple assisted vendors e.g starbucks, imagine how many vendors would like this direct targeted selling
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post #218 of 385
Has anyone considered that the real banners are behind these banners. Maybe these were just put up to confuse geeks that are obsessed with fonts
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Has anyone considered that the real banners are behind these banners. Maybe these were just put up to confuse geeks that are obsessed with fonts

Yes I mentioned that several times already. These banners are material, the real ones aren't. They are covers. This is nothing new, Apple's done it before.
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I may have just cracked the code? "There's something in the air."

This is Apple's way of marketing an extremely light notebook. "So light it floats." Bla bla bla.

Also, if you look at those banners you will see they are merely a cover for other banners, they are wrinkled material. When Steve announces this flash notebook they will remove those material banners to reveal the real banners with product photos etc.

It's for the ultra-light MacBook, mark my words.

BINGO!!!! Congratultions - it will be called the new "MACBOOK AIR" with no disc drive etc. The ultra light portable will arrive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BINGO!!!! Congratultions - it will be called the new "MACBOOK AIR" with no disc drive etc. The ultra light portable will arrive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks.

Yeah, judging by 9 to 5's accuracy recently it may very well be called MacBook Air.

If that is indeed the name it will be very weird as no one on the planet predicted that one. Not even me
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Thanks.

Yeah, judging by 9 to 5's accuracy recently it may very well be called MacBook Air. If it is that name is will be weird as no one on the planet predicted that one.

Maybe they perfected that waterproof membrane that will allow the system to vent air more efficiently too thus reducing the size of heatsinks, removing fans, and thereby allowing for a less complex design and a faster processor to be used.
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I would suggest that everybody disregard this guy (Wilco). Obviously he is either an idiot or a couple of points above, and really just gets his kicks demonstrating his benign lack of intelligence. Best way to handle his kind, ignore them.



I've worried about him for a while. He has sounded like he's been on a s-l-o-w simmer.... passive-aggressive beyond belief.

Hopefully, he'll have some time to reflect during his exile.
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Wow, you can already feel the energy and excitement for MacWorld 2008! Hopefully I'll be able to attend next year, Lord willing but I'll be quite happy to follow along in real time here, at MacLife and CNET.
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Check this out from PhoneNews.com: http://www.phonenews.com/rumor-macwo...to-wimax-2570/

I hate articles like that. They make a sensationalist assumption based on the word 'air' and state it as fact. Apple doesn't have a 3G iPhone or any cell tech HW in any Mac prosuct but we are supposed to believe that the company that waits for a new technology, that it can't control, have a solid infrastructure before Apple adopts it.
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Thanks.

Yeah, judging by 9 to 5's accuracy recently it may very well be called MacBook Air.

If that is indeed the name it will be very weird as no one on the planet predicted that one. Not even me

How about the "AirBook" ...?
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How about the "AirBook" ...?

No, its too close to iBook, and thats a dirty word in my opinion... (curse you iBook of Horror!)

How about MacAir and the MacAir Pro

or iAir


"Today we are releasing the iRack..."
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post #229 of 385
Can anyone site a time when Apple turned the banner tag line of an event into the name of a product?
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Can anyone site a time when Apple turned the banner tag line of an event into the name of a product?

Does it really matter at this point? We'll find out Tuesday, and likely be dissapointed.
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post #231 of 385
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Sharing wifi with others, e.g., the public, or within the confines of one's personal domain is certainly the way of the future.

We got a winner!
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I've got it! Apple is going to come up with a product which allows ANY electronic device to have wireless capeablity, such as your camera, your printer, your speekers, your headphones, your ipod, your dvd player, your VHS player, your brand new Storage device, anything, and that's becaouse "it's in the air", and whatever it is, it can now be wireless!
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That's not Apple, the company appears to be owned by Cascade Communications going by the support email on this page, but it's hard to pull up details on it. It's definitely not Apple though.



You linked to the exact same list that I did.
My link: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publi...-07-5030A2.pdf
Your link: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publi...-07-5030A2.pdf

The FCC doesn't give a damn about who's big or small and they're not going to bother to separate them into 2 different PDFs which would only serve as a waste of time, space, and resources.

Sebastian


Actually the link you added brought up a pdf named DA-07-5030A3 not A2
post #236 of 385
What about Clearwire (one of the first WiMax providers)? They already have market penetration (like 46 markets) with more on the way?

With XOhm only in a couple of places so far, Clearwire looks like a better WiMax solution, for now.

Like other posters said, The FON rumor looks like a better possibility.
post #237 of 385
more i think about it, it's got to be an ultra portable. cross between iphone and macbook. like a supersized iphone with full os x functions and, let's say, 10" touch screen. with wifi and possibly cell/edge/3g features, "something in the air" makes more sense. at least, i hope it is.
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post #240 of 385
Apple tv shouldn't be a box! It should be a cinema display with built in apple tv capabilities. This way you don't have to add another box in the living room. And the screen would pick up any signal from your macbook - iMac - iPhone - iPod

Also, one would not need any wires to connect your macbook to the cinema display.
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