My MWNY trip

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Well I have finally returned from MWNY and I have impressions of the show for everyone.



My first day in New York was Monday, but my story starts on Wednesday at 2:30 AM. It was about then that my brother and I arrived at the Jacob Javitz Center to line up for the keynote. We were the first in line.



About 10 minutes later, applenut's family (without applenut), showed up as well. Along with a 'reporter' from Wired, we hung out for about an hour before others showed up. It was a nice night so it wasn't too bad. We had some $5 cheap Wal Mart chairs so that was cool. The Wired reporter broke us the news about .mac costing $100 a year and also confirmed the existance of the unreleased product at last year's Expo.



At this point, not many people were showing up which made us kind of nervous, but a good number started showing up at about 5 AM. At 5:30, they let us into the Javitz Center to line up. They actually did it RIGHT this year as opposed to last year where people who lined up last ended up first.



So we hung out mainly answering questions like: "What time did you get here?", "Is this the front of the line?", and "Why did you get up in the middle of the night to line up for a speech about computers?"



We were interviewed by Bloomberg Radio and had our pictures taken a few times. The most interesting parts were when a pink haired woman came up to Dylan (applenut's brother), asked if he 'Thinks different' and gave him a big kiss, and when an Apple rep told us to send an email to her (we're not sure why).



We finally got into the keynote hall and watched ourselves on the big screen. This included us trying to start the wave unsuccessfully. After we tried that, we weren't let back on the screen.



After spending a lot of the night complaining about the switch ads which were every place you looked in New York, the keynote started out with 3 great switch commercials. One of the stronger points of the keynote too.



Before the show started, I joked that instead of '10 things about X', this year we would see '102 things about 10.2'. Unfortunately, I wasn't too far off. I didn't mind it though, until Steve SKIPPED OVER INKWELL! I had a chance to try it at the booth and I realized why they did not demo the technology to the public.



I sort of chuckled at 'iSync'. Notice how they did not demo the technology for 'PDAs'.



The crowd was completely silent at the .mac announcement. I knew it was coming but the fact that you had to pay for the services stunned the crowd. It really killed the mood of the speech afterwards.



The new iPods are kind of cool as well. I tried one out at the booth with iTunes 3 and the 'dial' is interesting. You just glide your finger along and it does everything the wheel used to do. I have no idea what they will do if it breaks, though.



The new flat panel 17" iMac was interesting, but not breathtaking as some of the machines we've seen in the past.



I played with Jaguar at the Apple booth and that was pretty cool as well. It seemed fast and every demo machine was an iMac. In fact, there were only two or three PowerBooks, a small section of Power Macs with cinema displays, and NO iBooks. I thought it was a little strange, in fact.



I have more to tell, but I'll continue it in another post later. That's the important stuff, at least.
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  • Reply 1 of 39
    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    i saw that pink haired girl on the webcast. she probably showed up in the frame about a dozen times



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  • Reply 2 of 39
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    Cool, I thought that was applenut's brother I saw on TechTV last night.



    My wife saw the lineup and heard how long people were waiting there for and let out a big "Oh my god, is that ever dumb!"



    I muttered a little "yeah", all the while wishing I was there with them.



    Well, I guess now that's with you, now that I know who was in that lead group.



    Must've been great Fran, get any good pics? You've got a couple of months left to host them.



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  • Reply 3 of 39
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    While Jobs is at the helm, no PDA.



    "I think the PDA is going to go away."



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  • Reply 4 of 39
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    [quote]Must've been great Fran, get any good pics? You've got a couple of months left to host them. <hr></blockquote>



    I didn't get pictures, but applenut's brother did. I'm sure they'll be up somewhere at some point.



    As for a few months left to host them, I actually have 12 since I upgraded my iTools account to .mac.
  • Reply 5 of 39
    Picts? about 200 picts . Some from Tuesday, some from the Keynote, some from the SoHo opening...pretty much everything. (btw, i'm Applenut's brother). Fran, if you plan to be first next year... , j/k...
  • Reply 6 of 39
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    Glad to hear they didn't do a lame ass line rape this year, Fran. Damn, that really pissed me off last year. Plus the fact that my dad waited outside for me instead of grabbing a place in line (I was out by the street snapping pictures).







    Which one are you in the pictures, Fran? And how come applenut isn't there? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
  • Reply 7 of 39
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by radar1503:

    <strong> And how come applenut isn't there? :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>



    applenut's out in California now.
  • Reply 8 of 39
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    Tim Allen was there, swear to god, the guy from Home Improvement, Toy Story...he was there, the guy next to me, who was there with his friend, whom i had been next to for THREE HOURS!, saw him



    and then they showed him on the big screen. I saw him on the big screen, he was there



    The new iMac wobbles about 7-9 degreess when you move it, if you lift the right side up without the intent of moving it the left side will go down...they should of thought about this...



    I was at SoHo around 10 I think, i got a t-shirt...



    I was dissapointed by the keynote seating...I was thinking that if i was about 50 yards back in the front line (the covered cloth line) then I would get a good seat. I could not see the whole stage that well and ended up going between the screen and the stage



    THE .MAC announcement was hilarious: there absolute Dead silence after he talked about all the features and expected an applause. If i were him I would say,fine,fine, bad idea, just keep yer iTools then!~..because he messed up



    Kool expo, only regret was not getting more jaguar posters, they look sweet



    Neb <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 9 of 39
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    [quote]Which one are you in the pictures, Fran? And how come applenut isn't there? <hr></blockquote>



    Oh the horror. I tried to keep my picture off of AI for a long time, but here comes applenut's brother to get it up there.



    My brother is the one playing the GameCube with him and I'm the one with the Nashua Pride hat (I'm sitting down in the 4:30 line picture). <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
  • Reply 10 of 39
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    I am trying to find if there is a picture of me online, i was there around 6 and near some guy from macteens.com, i dont know, anyone?
  • Reply 11 of 39
    [quote]Originally posted by Francis:

    <strong>



    Oh the horror. I tried to keep my picture off of AI for a long time, but here comes applenut's brother to get it up there. </strong><hr></blockquote>





    Sorry to do the unveiling . <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 12 of 39
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Francis:

    <strong>



    Oh the horror. I tried to keep my picture off of AI for a long time, but here comes applenut's brother to get it up there.



    My brother is the one playing the GameCube with him and I'm the one with the Nashua Pride hat (I'm sitting down in the 4:30 line picture). <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Why didn't you want us to see your pic?



    BTW, change your name back!
  • Reply 13 of 39
    drewpropsdrewprops Posts: 2,321member
    Ditto, change your name back to Fran441, that's who you are on here.....I don't even KNOW you anymore!
  • Reply 14 of 39
    Francis changed his name because so many people thought Fran was a girl's name.



    But back to the coverage...
  • Reply 15 of 39
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    i miss the numbers
  • Reply 16 of 39
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Brad:

    <strong>Francis changed his name because so many people thought Fran was a girl's name.



    But back to the coverage...</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah, but the important people here know he's not a girl.
  • Reply 17 of 39
    tigerwoods99tigerwoods99 Posts: 2,633member
    Who's this Francis character? Boo. I want Fran441 back.
  • Reply 18 of 39
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    Francis is a wimpy name, seems like you are a guy with weak bones and big thick glasses that were your fathers...and that you wear your brothers' (who are obviously better looking) old clothes...



    the numbers were cooler
  • Reply 19 of 39
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:

    <strong>Francis is a wimpy name, seems like you are a guy with weak bones and big thick glasses that were your fathers...and that you wear your brothers' (who are obviously better looking) old clothes...



    the numbers were cooler</strong><hr></blockquote>



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> that actually is true.
  • Reply 20 of 39
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by ThinkDifferent1984:

    <strong>Picts? about 200 picts . Some from Tuesday, some from the Keynote, some from the SoHo opening...pretty much everything. (btw, i'm Applenut's brother). Fran, if you plan to be first next year... , j/k...</strong><hr></blockquote>



    hey thats me!!!: <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/thinkdifferentmwny02/.Pictures/Apple Store/Opening/27180047.jpg&quot; target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/thinkdifferentmwny02/.Pictures/Apple Store/Opening/27180047.jpg&lt;/a&gt;



    I didnt know that was you! I remember you taking the picture... that camera looked really expensive--which one do you have?
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