Originally Posted by FuturePastNow
What's with the severely outdated graphics cards?
Well, this is Apple.
My predictions: Something completely new is going to be released or this might be an off year.
Mac Mini: One of five possibilities.
1) Still left to rot
2) dropped all together.
3) update of current design to Nvidia 9400M chipset and Penryn CPUs.
4) replacement with something small. Think desktop version of MBA
5) Replaced by something a bit bigger.
Using custom "Pre-Penryn) CPUs. May be updated with 65w Quad cores (possibly custom using the mobile package) and either an Intel PM45 or Nvidia Geforce 9400m chipset and DDR3 memory. May also remain as is until Mobile Core i7s are released. Updating to Penryn would offer little that current model doesn't already have.
MacPro/ Core i7 Machine.
If released, this could be the major hardware focus of the keynote. Will come in one of two forms if it comes: either a small form factor machine like the Cube or as a lower end variant of the Mac Pro. If the later is the case, the dual-CPU variants of the Mac Pro will also be announced, but ship at a later date. Because x58 supports both SLI and Crossfire, support may be added to Mac OS X via Snow Leopard.
Not at Macworld, but will be coming sooner or later.
I honestly don't see much here beyond maybe some new content announcements. Perhaps something with AppleTV, but I find chances of that slim.
Snow Leopard: Released ahead of schedule.
Speculative additions: OpenGL 3.0 based on a faster implementation.
Game oriented version of xCode. Includes porting tools.
ZFS in client version.
New Thumbnail view in finder based on iTunes 8
Mac Apps store. It'll be here sooner or later.
50/50. Depends if there's anything new they can do with it.
iPhoto: Multiple view options, increased camera compatibility, hopefully new editing tools.
iDVD: New themes or something.
iMovie: New dual mode option that combines that offers both the ease of use of the iMovie '08 with the better editing capabilities of iMovie HD. Increased compatibility with USB2.0 camcorders.
iWeb: Hopefully an option for more experienced uses to add their own code.
Garage band: updated somehow.
Also 50/50 for same reason as above.
Hopefully export option is moved into save dialog in addition to any updates of the individual apps. Bundle option or inclusion of Bento into suite.