Originally Posted by logic368
i believe he is wrong. apple has been known to surprise. why do you think they made a "surprise" announcement that steve jobs wasn't going to be giving a keynote? so people would go. now that they know a lotta people are still gonna go, they're gonna release something big. they want to prove to the public that even phil schiller can release something good, not just steve jobs alone. This is all part of their plan. fuck the analysts, they're almost always wrong.
i can agree and disagree with the analysts.I agree
that it is possible, perhaps even probable, that there won't be any brand new items on the release list. but there could be a ton of new updates. Like:
iMacs with the new graphics cards (like the refreshed macbooks), perhaps quad core processors or at least faster dual core, bigger hard drives standard in the lower setups, display port to link them to the new LED display for extended screen work.
major update to the mac mini's. faster processors, superdrive only, 2 GB ram only (no more 1gb waste of time setups), bigger harddrives, perhaps even a new form for aftermarket updates (like changing ram or even harddrives)
32 GB iphone. i could actually see them not releasing a new model iphone this year since the cellular 4g is totally embryo at this stage but releasing bigger capacity could happen. also who knows what is up ATTs sleeve in terms of extended coverage or even lower rates. I don't think anyone with an iphone would be upset if ATT reacted to the Congressional investigations into cell phone rate gouging by cutting their unlimited SMS plan in half, knocking $5-10 dollars off their data plan, setting up a tethering option etc.
the new rumored home media server could be announced or even just addressed via an update to the Apple TV.
17in unibody MBP still hasn't appeared.
refresh to the Air for better hard drive and processor wouldn't be sneered at.
more sizes to the LED screen and adapters to use the LED screen with older macs
and so on. only the super geek fanboys that need something new to jerk off over really need a brand new never before seen toy. the rest of the world is more than happy with more bang for their bucks.
as for what I disagree withI disagree
with this notion that Steve Jobs is the frakking messiah and the only brain at Apple and everyone else is just a robot set of hands doing as the Borg King Jobs thinks. Folks like Piper Jeffery are part of this problem because they see anyone buy Jobs and push the notion that nothing good is going on, that Jobs has died and the world is being fooled by a clone, whatever.
If this was a last minute deal and no one but Jobs had ever been on the stage, maybe there would be something to it.
but Steve has been sharing the stage for a while, this is just the last step. He and Apple have been trying to show the world some of the other brains that do exist in the company. Brains that are more than capable of running the company without Steve there holding everyone's hands, making all the decisions and wiping the company's collective butt.
but Jeffery etc don't see this and so they chicken little everything and the company stock drops way more than can be blamed on the crappy economy