Wwdc

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
whats going to happen at WWDC? well now that the ipods are updated thats gone, so are the ibooks. so many possibilities! possibly a second revision imac? or will apple release new software? (beside panther of course) or (pray) a new powermac?

possibilties:



itablet

imac rev b

new powermac

isoftware

i****



thats all i can really think of.

discuss.
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  • Reply 1 of 770
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    itablet - probably not

    imac rev b - no

    new powermac - probably

    isoftware - no

    i**** - iPrn (buy porn movies with one-click)
  • Reply 2 of 770
    kroehlkroehl Posts: 164member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by NETROMac

    itablet - probably not

    imac rev b - no




    No consumer hardware for cert.

    Quote:

    new powermac - probably



    Probably not even a new PowerMac (demonstration possibly - even probably, but I don't think it will be launched).

    Quote:

    isoftware - no

    i**** - iPrn (buy porn movies with one-click)




    ....you misspelled dick







    kroehl
  • Reply 3 of 770
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by kroehl

    No consumer hardware for cert.



    Agreed.



    Quote:

    Probably not even a new PowerMac (demonstration possibly - even probably, but I don't think it will be launched).



    Yeah. Exactly what I meant. Possible demonstration of new PowerMac with launching in aug/sept. The only problem with this strategy is that it would probably cannibalize sales of the current powermacs (as if it can get any worse ).



    Quote:

    ....you misspelled dick







    kroehl




  • Reply 4 of 770
    pesipesi Posts: 424member
    1. Panther (duh)

    2. possible PowerMac updates

    3. an iTunes Music Store update is almost certain, with slim possibility of Windows service announcement (the USB2 kit is set to ship in June)
  • Reply 5 of 770
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by pesi

    3. an iTunes Music Store update is almost certain, with slim possibility of Windows service announcement (the USB2 kit is set to ship in June)



    I think that would be a bit early for an update (what exactly would be updated?). Windows service announcement is as you said slim, and I don't think that it will happen before aug/sept.
  • Reply 6 of 770
    pesipesi Posts: 424member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by NETROMac

    I think that would be a bit early for an update (what exactly would be updated?). Windows service announcement is as you said slim, and I don't think that it will happen before aug/sept.



    well, if the service is a success (as much as could be expected in two months anyway...), i suspect it would be talked about



    updates would include: how many people are using it, individual song vs. album download ratio, and how many songs the service has expanded too.



    believe me, Steve will be talking up the service ANY chance he gets.
  • Reply 7 of 770
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by pesi

    1. Panther (duh)

    2. possible PowerMac updates

    3. an iTunes Music Store update is almost certain, with slim possibility of Windows service announcement (the USB2 kit is set to ship in June)




    what has a windows service announcement to do with wwdc?

    a. nothing

    b. euh... nothing

    c. surprice: nothing



    wwdc has to do with software development for the apple-platform not for promoting windows options.



    so what we will see at wwdc: i'm with kroehl sans dick
  • Reply 8 of 770
    pesipesi Posts: 424member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by gar

    what has a windows service announcement to do with wwdc?

    a. nothing

    b. euh... nothing

    c. surprice: nothing





    nothing other than the fact that Apple is doing some good business and possibly attracting new customers. show me one developer that isn't interested in getting new customers to the platform. other than quark that is



    Steve Jobs: "see this new music store we've got? only Apple could come up with this."



    makes the mac a rather enticing platform, eh?



    besides, Apple has used WWDC for "non-traditional" announcements before. to paraphase you, what do displays have to do with WWDC? nothing. yet the all-LCD announcement was made there.
  • Reply 9 of 770
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by pesi

    believe me, Steve will be talking up the service ANY chance he gets.



    i think he has more important stuff to show off than a music service... it's a developers conference, so what about osx 64bits? isn't that enough to talk about?

    this music service is a gadget but not something developers are waiting for. all very nice for apple but not something a developer of soft(-or hard)ware for the apple platform wants to be bored with.
  • Reply 10 of 770
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by pesi

    besides, Apple has used WWDC for "non-traditional" announcements before. to paraphase you, what do displays have to do with WWDC? nothing. yet the all-LCD announcement was made there.



    exactly:

    2. they'll announce the powermac 970
  • Reply 11 of 770
    pesipesi Posts: 424member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by gar

    exactly:

    2. they'll announce the powermac 970




    gar:



    if you don't think SJ will be talking about the music service at WWDC, you've got a little something loose upstairs



    SJ will be talking about it at ANY and ALL appearances he makes for the next six months. bet on it.
  • Reply 12 of 770
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by pesi

    gar:



    if you don't think SJ will be talking about the music service at WWDC, you've got a little something loose upstairs



    SJ will be talking about it at ANY and ALL appearances he makes for the next six months. bet on it.




    but he won't announce a windowwwwwsservice at wwdc 2003

    that's where i was talking about
  • Reply 13 of 770
    pesipesi Posts: 424member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by gar

    but he won't announce a windowwwwwsservice at wwdc 2003

    that's where i was talking about




    fair enough. though i think he just might... if the mac only store gets to be a huge success. they might push it out a bit early then.



    more people using apple products = more people thinking about buying a mac (the sooner before the holiday season the better...) = more people buying a mac = happier developers.
  • Reply 14 of 770
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by pesi

    fair enough. though i think he just might... if the mac only store gets to be a huge success. they might push it out a bit early then.



    more people using apple products = more people thinking about buying a mac (the sooner before the holiday season the better...) = more people buying a mac = happier developers.




    why should you buy a mac if they announce a windows service?

  • Reply 15 of 770
    pesipesi Posts: 424member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by gar

    why should you buy a mac if they announce a windows service?





    even hear of the trojan horse? yeah.



    more people using ANY type of Apple product will help to increase the main platform.



    say, for example, some windows user is used to the horrible mess that is WMP, Real, etc. they hear about this new service from Apple and decide to give it a try. it works so well, that they start to think "hmm... if this works so well, i wonder what else they have to offer?"



    so, the next time they're at the mall, they stop by the Apple Store and play around, something they would never have thought about before.



    think about it for a second. seriously. that's the plan.



    besides... windows service = more revenue for Apple. you think developers don't care about the financial stability of Apple?
  • Reply 16 of 770
    ompusompus Posts: 163member
    I wouldn't be surprised if Panther was demoed on a "black box" with unsubtle hints about 64 bit compatibility... but no DIRECT mention of the 970.



    Why? Hardware isn't the point of the WWDC but a little tease of 64 bit hardware will turn the attendees to jelly.



    The actual introduction of Apple's 64 bit hardware will be by special event and only when the computers are actually ready to ship.
  • Reply 17 of 770
    robsterrobster Posts: 256member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Ompus

    I wouldn't be surprised if Panther was demoed on a "black box" with unsubtle hints about 64 bit compatibility... but no DIRECT mention of the 970.



    Why? Hardware isn't the point of the WWDC but a little tease of 64 bit hardware will turn the attendees to jelly.



    The actual introduction of Apple's 64 bit hardware will be by special event and only when the computers are actually ready to ship.




    you're probably right i can just see SJ lifting a black cloth from a mystery cube shaped box to reveal (gasps)......a black cube and telling us he can't talk about it yet.
  • Reply 18 of 770
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by pesi

    ...

    so, the next time they're at the mall, they stop by the Apple Store and play around, something they would never have thought about before. ...




    you have a point and i admit your right about this, but it does only work for the usa, because most of the potential music service market is in the rest of the world but there are no so called applestores at all.



    wwdc is in 2 months. apple needs more time to show the music industry that their music service is worth gold.



    why do you think only apple users have access to this service now? and iirc only the north american users. apple needs this time to "beta test" it, to show it's foolproof, that it works. later in january 2004 wintell-owners can come and try for them selfs. when it doesn't work out before january 2004, the applefaithfull won't burn down cupertino and screaming for job's head... but windows users might...
  • Reply 19 of 770
    kroehlkroehl Posts: 164member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by robster

    you're probably right i can just see SJ lifting a black cloth from a mystery cube shaped box to reveal (gasps)......a black cube and telling us he can't talk about it yet.



    *BOGGLE* return of NEXT



    kroehl
  • Reply 20 of 770
    banchobancho Posts: 1,514member
    This thread seems to have strayed from its original topic but I guess that means all is well. I believe it's important for Apple to make the service available for Windows before MS comes up with their own (half-assed) service. This may prevent some new Mac sales but it is still revenue, and revenue that will not go to MS.
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