FINAL MWSF 2007 Keynote Predictions

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
All right, enough hemming and hawing. Put up or shut up. Give us your final predictions on what Steve Jobs will announce at the keynote. Afterward we can see who was right and who really got it wrong. Any predictions after the keynote begins will be disqualified.



My predictions, in no particular order:



Jibber jabber about retail initiative, Intel transition success

Mac mini with Core2Duo chips, same price, available today

Demo of Photoshop CS3 running on Mactel, Adobe announces "shipping by" date for PS

BluRay drive optional on iMac, Mac Pro, ship today

iLife '07 including new iDVD with BluRay burning, available today

iWork '07 with Numbers (spreadsheet app), available today

Mac OS X Leopard full preview, ships by end of March



One more thing...Airport Theater (iTV) available this month "perfect companion to your new HDTV"



Your turn. And...GO.
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  • Reply 1 of 41
    I predict benchmarks on a MacPro with the latest Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta.

  • Reply 2 of 41
    feynmanfeynman Posts: 1,087member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CosmoNut View Post


    All right, enough hemming and hawing. Put up or shut up. Give us your final predictions on what Steve Jobs will announce at the keynote. Afterward we can see who was right and who really got it wrong. Any predictions after the keynote begins will be disqualified.



    BTW, my predictions are coming later since I don't have time to type them out right now.



    And...GO.



    Shipping Immediately:

    iLife

    iPod G6

    iWork

    One more thing......iPhone.



    Shipping Soon:

    iTV
  • Reply 3 of 41
    shanmugamshanmugam Posts: 1,200member
    Want to buy

    --------------

    iPod Phone (smart phone NOT a phone with AAC capabilities)

    Leopard





    Want to see

    ---------------

    24"/30" iMac with Conroe

    Mac (xMac/Cube) with Xeon Quad UP

    Redesigned MacBook Pro

    MacBook with decent Graphic Card



    Not Interested

    -----------------

    10" Macbook Mini/Tablet

    iTV
  • Reply 4 of 41
    Mac mini getting core2Duo update



    its all i REALLY want to see, anything else is a bonus



    a NO would be, NO Hard drive in the "iTV"
  • Reply 5 of 41
    I'd love to see new displays but...



    iPod 6G

    iLife 07 & iWork 07

    iTV

    Leopard bits & bobs

    one last thing -

    iPhone
  • Reply 6 of 41
    durandaldurandal Posts: 277member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Feynman View Post


    Shipping Immediately:

    iLife

    iPod G6

    iWork

    One more thing......iPhone.



    Shipping Soon:

    iTV



    Yep, same here... plus one or two of the usual suspects being guests on the stage (Some Adobe/Intel/Media Industry guys...)
  • Reply 7 of 41
    gordygordy Posts: 951member
    iTV

    iLife '07 & iWork '07

    New iPod--not necessarily wide screen

    Updated Mac mini

    New iMac

    New Displays
  • Reply 8 of 41
    iWork '07 w/ spreadsheet. Duh.

    iLife '07

    More video friendly iPod.

    Quad Core MacPro

    iTv name/ship date (q2, 07)

    Leopard.
  • Reply 9 of 41
    lorrelorre Posts: 396member
    - Some New Leopard Features

    -iLife

    -iWork

    -Upgraded Mac Mini

    -New Displays



    One more thing:

    Something, but I have no clue what...
  • Reply 10 of 41
    iWork 07 (shipping)

    iLife 07 (Shipping)



    Leopard (shipping in May)

    iTV (shipping end of February)



    One More Thing:



    New airport(s) (Shipping February)
  • Reply 11 of 41
    dacloodacloo Posts: 890member
    They already did a 'preview' of Leopard with just some of the features, why do you think they'll do this again? If they talk about Leopard, they'll cover the whole shebang, I guess.



    I want to see:

    - Leopard

    - iTV

    - New screenies



    That's it.
  • Reply 12 of 41
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 29,501member
    I'm betting against iTV and iPhone both being shown... just iTV for now, along with the suspected next-gen iPod along with the regular, expected stuff. Doesn't make sense to focus on two major releases at once... at least a "superPod" and iTV make sense together.



    C-O-N-F-I-R-M-E-D! (sung to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect")...
  • Reply 13 of 41
    rolorolo Posts: 686member
    It'll be all about 2 new devices and software, all consumer oriented:



    Apple smart phone, multiple wireless protocols, Intel-based, OS X Lite, with iCal, Address Book, Mail, Safari Lite (mobile). Available soon (a few weeks?).



    iTV update, new features shown, ship date announced.



    New iTunes Store content announced.



    6G widescreen iPod shown, ships in February.



    New games for iPod.



    Leopard update, new features shown, ship date announced.



    iLife '07 shown with new/updated features, demo, available now.



    iWork '07 shown with new spreadsheet feature, ships in Feb.



    Wish list:



    New Apple displays

    Apple HDTV with built-in iSight and iTV, new Apple remote
  • Reply 14 of 41
    pn18pn18 Posts: 11member
    gMac ("gamer's Mac")

    basicly an iMac, comes in black only

    7900GT

    Intel C2D 2,X Ghz

    2GB Ram

    300GB HD



    Runs games on a programm called "sandbox" which costs 100$/year for directX support.



    starts at 1499$
  • Reply 15 of 41
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    Leopard demo, ship date, resolution independence, new displays

    iTV shipping soon, agreement announced with free video site (e.g., youtube) to stream free video

    iLife

    iWork



    One more thing:

    iHandheld (phone, wireless internet, ipod thingy. New iPod and new iPhone are actually the same thing).
  • Reply 16 of 41
    Forget the hardware & the software annoucements.



    MS with WHS/XBox /IPTVis gonna own the living room. What I hope Apple does because it sure needs to: buy Nintendo!



    What I fear is gonna happen: Steve Jobs steps down. What a fscking wrong time to do it if its true.



    Apple needs a living room "story" and the iTV on its own is NOT it. It needs a games console as well and Nintendo's family-friendly image fits perfectly with Apple's. With Nintendo and Disney in the bag then it can fill in the gaps like the cell phone.



    IMO this is make or break time for Apple: MS is pushing really hard this time round for the CE space. And its winning Sony is imploding and the only one capable of holding the fort is Jobs.
  • Reply 17 of 41
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 29,501member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by UnixPoet View Post


    What I fear is gonna happen: Steve Jobs steps down. What a fscking wrong time to do it if its true.



    Holy crudmonkeys... I'm gettin' more nervous about this prediction than anything.
  • Reply 18 of 41
    Secrets of Leopard, including a new UI. Shipping in May, but "we may surprise you".



    New 07 vintage for iLife (including core imaging in iPhoto for dramatic slide shows, etc.) and iWorks.



    Hardware updates, from the Mac mini to the dual quad core MP.



    iTV final details, available immediately from the Apple Store.



    iPhone (maybe even called that), the first in the series, available late Feb or March. Pre-announced to keep the stock from taking a hit and also because it doesn't take away from existing product sales - just like the iTV was pre- announced.



    One more thing that we can't even begin to guess.
  • Reply 19 of 41
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,770member
    Intro

    Sorry about Options scandal - 'It happened on my watch and I take responsibility'

    Intel Mac adoption statistics

    Universal Binary statistics

    Apple Store statistics



    Apple Software

    iLife '07 -improvements all around, focus on Hi-Definition adoption and iWeb improvements.

    iWork '07 - Pages improvements, inclusion of spreadsheet.



    Other Vendors

    Adobe showing off CS3

    Microsoft showing off Office 2007

    Quark showing off future release

    Mathematica guy, just because he's hilarious



    Mac OS X Leopard

    Recap of announced features

    Demo of Time Machine

    Unannounced features: New Finder!, Laptop Sync and Resolution Independence



    Leopard includes new version of Front Row (demo).

    This is for use with....



    iTV (codename only, new name announced)

    Transfers movies from Mac over N,

    Tivo style function (on the Mac with Front Row, not the Box)

    Plays iPod games (new games announced.)



    Leopard will be optimized for....



    The New Mac Pro (Dual Quad Core)

    Blu Ray optional

    Expresscard 34 slot



    One More Thing...

    iPhone (Wifi-capable, sync with Mac and PC, iPod compatibility)



    Thanks to Apple employees! See you "soon" (hint at either iPod news or WWDC.)
  • Reply 20 of 41
    21 million ipods sold last qt



    itv is called iScreen



    1.75 billion songs sold



    finder II will have coverflow built in system wide



    1.9 million macs sold



    either g6 ipods or ipod phone...not both
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