Originally Posted by Tailpipe
Okay, Ladies & Gentlemen, before everyone loses the plot I thought it might be helpful to summarize expectations for Monday based on a consensus of what everyone is saying.
1. 3G iPhone with video calling, GPS and 32 Gb
2. OSX iPhone 2.0
3. .Mac rebranded and repackaged to offer new functionality (possibly called .me)
4. OSX 10.4
5. OSX 10.6 preview (possibly called Snow Leopard)
6. New version of Safari for both Windows and OSX
And here is the rumour that just won't go away....
7. OSX for Windows
(Could this be the real reason behind the twin Bay bridges? No, it's about OSX for Mac and iPhone, but you never know)
And one more thing...
8. New MacBook Pro
Will MacBook Touch / Newton 2 device show? Too close to call. I say probably not.
That's a pretty good summary.
Except #7 will not occur under any circumstances. Apple is both a hardware AND a software company. Part of Apple's success in stability, user experience, security, etc. is the fact that they have complete control over their software, what hardware it runs on, and the hardware itself.
#8 – This makes sense because of the back to school shopping season, but Apple did a minor refresh to the MacBook Pro line a short while ago and there are also no signs that the current line is nearing EOL status. I'd say an update to the MacBook Pro is unlikely. Has anybody ordered a MacBook Pro within this past week? Did Apple withhold your oder from Shipment until say... June 9th? MacBook is slightly more likely, but still unlikely. So called "Newton 2" (an apple tablet) is conceivable because of the emphasis on the mobil platform, but I still think it's unlikely.
I'm not one that thinks the Cinema Displays NEED to be updated, but they certainly could be, and the timings right.