Another take: Steve Jobs appearance not expected Sept. 9

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Wall Street analysts are divided on whether Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will appear at next week's iPod-centric event, as another firm has said his presence would be a "welcome surprise," but is not anticipated.



Analyst Shaw Wu with Kaufman Bros. released a note to investors Tuesday morning in which he predicted that Jobs will not personally unveil new iPods. That's a different take than the one sent out only hours before by Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray, who said he believes that a keynote from Jobs would be the biggest news of Sept. 9. Wu, however, believes the keynote will be delivered by Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.



"It is not clear that Steve Jobs will be present," Wu said, "but most would welcome his appearance as a positive surprise."



Wu and Munster agree on most everything else, though. New iPods are a given this point, and are expected to be equipped with cameras. Wu also believes that a new version of iTunes with social media capabilities will be unveiled.



The analyst also does not expect an appearance of Apple's upcoming tablet device, expected to arrive in early 2010. Following up on a report from last month that Apple was exploring touchscreen devices of 4 inches to 12 inches in size, Wu said any tablet and/or sub-notebook devices won't be announced until next year.



Wu does predict that the iPod refresh will include more storage for devices with lower price points. He has maintained his "outperform" rating for AAPL stock, with a price target of $184.



"It will be interesting what storage capacities and price points Apple decides to set for these new iPods," he said. "Most recently, Microsoft announced a new Zune HD with 16GB of storage for $220 compared to Apple's current 8GB iPod touch for $229."
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  • Reply 1 of 40
    Oh dear oh dear.. Jobs is not going to be there.. Maybe he's reserving himself for 2010..
  • Reply 2 of 40
    vinney57vinney57 Posts: 1,162member
    Steve won't be there. He still looks frail and won't want to become the story.
  • Reply 3 of 40
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    "It is not clear that Steve Jobs will be present," Wu said, "but most would welcome his appearance as a positive surprise."





    I don't expect him to make a appearance.



    Apple needs to make it's transition to a new leader, unfortunately no one is nearly as qualified.



    So it looks like we will still have him in charge, but a reduced capacity, for as long as possible.



    I wish it could be forever, and I wish he has enough time to realize all his dreams to influence the future of computing and not get cut short like Walt Disney did (EPCOT).







    Keep up the good fight Steve and thanks for bringing back the 15" matte screen MacBook Pro!
  • Reply 4 of 40
    There's no reason for Job's to show up for an insignificant iPod event. He's not going to show up until the tablet comes out. And frankly, after the way the media treated him during his absence, I don't blame him.
  • Reply 5 of 40
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Actually his hologram will be there, repeating his favorite mantra, "Help us Steve Ballmer, you're our only hope!"
  • Reply 6 of 40
    chronsterchronster Posts: 1,894member
    Maybe he'll do a live feed or a pre-recorded video.



    I know being frail like that means you get tired very easily, but even a pre-recorded video for everyone wouldn't be THAT strenuous.



    Perhaps he's so frail, he's been ordered to stay out of public view so people don't think he's about to die and start pulling out.
  • Reply 7 of 40
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacTripper View Post


    Keep up the good fight Steve and thanks for bringing back the 15" matte screen MacBook Pro!



    And we look forward to the upcoming 13" matte screen MacBook Pros and new matte screen iMacs! Thank you Steve!
  • Reply 8 of 40
    He would only be there if Paul McCartney was going to be there.



    From here on out we're only going to see him for blockbuster events. Like when the tablet is ready. Introducing new iPods has become little more than an earnings call. It's not that exciting. Add a camera, add some more buttons to iTunes. It's not Steve-worthy.



    Same with the Macbooks. I think they're running out of stuff to add. Unibody. SD slot. Look at Snow Leopard. They're all great things but they're not the leaps that drove the switcher stampede.



    This stuff is starting to plateau in terms of feature saturation. No, I'm not the guy who thinks everything has been invented. But in terms of catalysts to drive big-time growth of this stock I'm starting to wonder.



    For the first time I'm starting to consider selling.
  • Reply 9 of 40
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,946member
    I think Apple would be fine if he just stayed behind the curtain. It would be more in line with his desires to keep his life private. Being a publicity monger and then being offended if people asks private questions might be considered contradictory. It usually doesn't work that way.
  • Reply 10 of 40
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    I think Apple would be fine if he just stayed behind the curtain. It would be more in line with his desires to keep his life private. Being a publicity monger and then being offended if people asks private questions might be considered contradictory. It usually doesn't work that way.



    They are fine without Jobs, actually. I wonder if they will do better with Jobs though..
  • Reply 11 of 40
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,946member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SGSStateStudent View Post


    They are fine without Jobs, actually. I wonder if they will do better with Jobs though..



    But they really aren't without Jobs, he can run the company without having to do the presentations.
  • Reply 12 of 40
    The note about price and capacity is vapid, even for an analyst.



    The only thing that would be interesting is if Apple introduces something other than an iPod touch with 3GS-class internals starting at $229 for 16GB.
  • Reply 13 of 40
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,576member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    But they really aren't without Jobs, he can run the company without having to do the presentations.



    For Sj to front any presentation now would be a mistake and a step back. Apple has definitely moved on and will (need to) be the better for it. Were the Fab Four to be announced on iTunes, however, and were Macca and Ringo to appear, it wouldn't be out of order for SJ to make an appearance with them, I guess. I don't think it'll happen, but that is really the only scenario I can imagine where SJ would appear on stage. Even when the tablet is introduced I can't see it happening.
  • Reply 14 of 40
    For God sakes! Get the Beatles catalog on iTunes already!!!
  • Reply 15 of 40
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    But they really aren't without Jobs, he can run the company without having to do the presentations.



    True that. And he makes Apple's stock prices rise!
  • Reply 16 of 40
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pondosinatra View Post


    For God sakes! Get the Beatles catalog on iTunes already!!!



    Just buy the CD, rip it, and pass on the love.



    By the way, does the estate of King of Pop get any cut off the sale of these CDs?
  • Reply 17 of 40
    al_bundyal_bundy Posts: 1,525member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    Just buy the CD, rip it, and pass on the love.



    By the way, does the estate of King of Pop get any cut off the sale of these CDs?



    have to pay off all the debts to the hedge funds first
  • Reply 18 of 40
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
    I don't think the tablet will be shown until the day its ready to sell.

    Apple doesn't generally preview product. The only reason they showed the iPhone early was that it needed to go through 6 months of FCC approvals, so the cat was out of the bag anyway. (50 bonus points to anyone who can correlate that phrase to 'buying a pig in a poke' without looking it up.)



    There's no value to Apple in showing their hand without being able to start the money machine immediately rolling.
  • Reply 19 of 40
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GQB View Post


    I don't think the tablet will be shown until the day its ready to sell.

    Apple doesn't generally preview product. The only reason they showed the iPhone early was that it needed to go through 6 months of FCC approvals, so the cat was out of the bag anyway. (50 bonus points to anyone who can correlate that phrase to 'buying a pig in a poke' without looking it up.)



    There's no value to Apple in showing their hand without being able to start the money machine immediately rolling.



    Didn't you forget the, ahem, AppleTV?

    Announced by Steve Sept 2006; available for sale March 2007.

    I know it's just a "hobby", but....
  • Reply 20 of 40
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pondosinatra View Post


    For God sakes! Get the Beatles catalog on iTunes already!!!





    The Beatles (Tube) !



    A Day in the Life

    A Hard Day's Night

    A Taste of Honey

    Across The Universe

    Act Naturally

    All I've got to Do

    All My Loving

    All Together Now

    All You Need Is Love

    And I Love Her

    And Your Bird Can Sing

    Anna (Go To Him)

    Another Girl

    Any Time At All

    Ask Me Why

    Baby It's You

    Baby You're A Rich Man

    Bad Boy

    Because

    Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

    Birthday

    Blackbird

    Blue Jay Way

    Boys

    Can't Buy Me Love

    Carry That Weight

    Chains

    Come Together

    Cry Baby Cry

    Day Tripper

    Dear Prudence

    Devil In Her Heart

    Dig A Pony

    Dig It

    Dizzy Miss Lizzie

    Do You Want to Know a Secret

    Doctor Robert

    Don't Bother Me

    Don't Let Me Down

    Don't Pass Me By

    Drive My Car

    Eight Days a Week

    Eleanor Rigby

    Every Little Thing

    Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except For Me and My Monkey

    Everybody's Trying to be My Baby

    Fixing a Hole

    Flying (instrumental)

    For No One

    For You Blue

    Free As A Bird

    From Me To You

    Get Back

    Getting Better

    Girl

    Glass Onion

    Golden Slumbers

    Good Day Sunshine

    Good Morning, Good Morning

    Good Night

    Got To Get You Into My Life

    Happiness is a Warm Gun

    Hello, Goodbye

    Help

    Helter Skelter

    Her Majesty

    Here Comes The Sun

    Here, There And Everywhere

    Hey Bulldog

    Hey Jude

    Hold Me Tight

    Honey Don't

    Honey Pie

    I Am the Walrus

    I Call Your Name

    I Don't Want to Spoil the Party

    I Feel Fine

    I Me Mine

    I Need You

    I Saw Her Standing There

    I Should Have Known Better

    I Wanna Be Your Man

    I Want To Hold Your Hand

    I Want To Tell You

    I Want You (She's So Heavy)

    I Will

    I'll Be Back

    I'll Cry Instead

    I'll Follow the Sun

    I'll Get You

    I'm a Loser

    I'm Down

    I'm Just Happy to Dance with You

    I'm Looking Through You

    I'm Only Sleeping

    I'm so tired

    I've Got A Feeling

    I've Just Seen a Face

    If I Fell

    If I Needed Someone

    In My Life

    It Won't Be Long

    It's All Too Much

    It's Only Love

    Julia

    Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

    Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand

    Lady Madonna

    Let it Be

    Little Child

    Long Tall Sally

    Long, Long, Long

    Love Me Do

    Love You To

    Lovely Rita

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

    Maggie Mae

    Magical Mystery Tour

    Martha My Dear

    Matchbox

    Maxwell's Silver Hammer

    Mean Mr. Mustard

    Michelle

    Misery

    Money (That's What I Want)

    Mother Nature's Son

    Mr. Moonlight

    No Reply

    Norwegian Wood

    Not a Second Time

    Nowhere Man

    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

    Octopus's Garden

    Oh! Darling

    Old Brown Shoe

    One After 909

    Only A Northern Song

    P.S. I Love You

    Paperback Writer

    Penny Lane

    Piggies

    Please Mister Postman

    Please Me

    Polythene Pam

    Rain

    Real Love

    Revolution 1

    Revolution 9

    Rock and Roll Music

    Rocky Raccoon

    Roll Over Beethoven

    Run For Your Life

    Savoy Truffle

    Sexy Sadie

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

    She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

    She Loves You

    She Said, She Said

    She's A Woman

    She's Leaving Home

    Sie Liebt Dich

    Slow Down

    Something

    Strawberry Fields Forever

    Sun King

    Taxman

    Tell Me What You See

    Tell Me Why

    Thank You Girl

    The Ballad of John And Yoko

    The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill

    The End

    The Fool On The Hill

    The Inner Light

    The Long And Winding Road

    The Night Before

    The Word

    There's A Place

    Things We Said Today

    Think For Yourself

    This Boy

    Ticket to Ride

    Till There was You

    Tomorrow Never Knows

    Twist and Shout

    Two of Us

    Wait

    We Can Work It Out

    What Goes On

    What You're Doing

    When I Get Home

    When I'm Sixty-Four

    While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    Why don't we do it in the road

    Wild Honey Pie

    With a Little Help From My Friends

    Within You Without You

    Words of Love

    Yellow Submarine

    Yer Blues

    Yes It Is

    Yesterday

    You Can't Do That

    You Know My Name

    You Like Me Too Much

    You Never Give Me Your Money

    You Really Got a Hold on Me

    You Won't See Me

    You're Going to Lose That Girl

    You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

    Your Mother Should Know





    The Beatles video from Albums:



    Please Me

    With The Beatles

    A Hard Day's Night

    Beatles For Sale

    Help!

    Rubber Soul

    Revolver

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Magical Mystery Tour

    The Beatles - White Album

    Yellow Submarine

    Abbey Road

    Let It Be

    Past Masters Volume 1

    Past Masters Volume 2





    Let me start you off..

    http://www.beatlestube.net/video.php...ay+in+the+Life



    A little note... The email this came to me from was an @apple.com address... Enjoy! I think the one I picked to start was... Pretty fitting...



    --- NO it wasn't Steve Jobs, or any Exec---
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