MacWorld 2008 Transcript Leaked?

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
As everybody?s favorite keynote of the year approaches, more and more rumors about the great iProducts to come begin floating around the great rumor mill. Our friends over at MacRumors have supposedly obtained a draft version of the keynote transcripts for the upcoming MacWorld 2008. I have no idea if it is real or not, but I wouldn?t doubt it. Here?s a summary of the speculated things to come. Here?s a compiled list of what MacRumor?s two transcripts consist of. Remember, none of this is guaranteed and nothing is promised, so don?t hold your breath on it.



Mac Nano

?\tRedesigned Mac?Mini

?\tHalf the height as its predecessor

?\tNow has an anodized aluminum shell.

?\t2.2GHz and 2.4GHz Santa Rosa chips

?\t32GB flash solid state drive (64GB build-to-order option, also option for 160GB conventional HDD)

?\tOn sale at MacWorld, ships February



Mac Pro

?\tBased off the Penryn chipset

?\tDual 2.8 GHz Penryn Xeons standard

?\t2GB of RAM standard

?\t320GB HDD standard

?\tNVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Graphics standard

?\tBlu-Ray build-to-order option for an extra $400



MacBook Pro

?\tMobile Penryn Chipset

?\t2.4GHz and 2.6GHz Speeds

?\t17? gets LED backlighting

?\t15? gets a build-to-order higher resolution similar to the 17? model

?\tKeeping the 8600M GT graphics, but upping the video memory to 256MB and 512MB

?\tBlack anodized aluminum option similar to the iPod classic

?\tOn sale at MacWorld, ships February



Cinema Displays

?\tBuilt in 2 megapixel iSight camera

?\tSame resolutions

?\tLED backlighting

?\tAll support 1080HD

?\tNew Prices : 20?: $399; 23?: $599; 30?: $1,249

?\tOn sale at MacWorld, Available at MacWorld



MacBook Nano

?\tUltraportable Mac

?\tSame screen resolution and size as the current MacBooks; 13? at 1280x800

?\t1.6GHz and 1.8GHz low voltage Core 2 Duos

?\tLow end model to feature a 32GB SSD and the higher end to have a 64GB SSD

?\t$1,499 and $1,999 Respectively

?\tNo Optical Drives

?\tIntel Integrated Graphics

?\t10 Hours of Battery Life

?\tOn sale at MacWorld, Available at MacWorld



iPhone

?\tSDK Available at MacWorld

?\tDevelopers can sell their signed apps from iTunes starting in March

?\tNew software includes Multimedia messaging, video recording with the camera, and an eBook reader

?\tiPhone games available from the iTunes store

?\t3G iPhone announced (looks similar to the existing model)

?\tiPhone available in more countries



iTunes & iPod

?\tiTunes 8 released along with Movie Rentals and eBooks

?\tSoftware update for iPod Classics and Touches to support eBooks



Front Row 3.0

?\tAll Leopard compatible Macs will be able to use it

?\tSupport for the iTunes Store

?\teBook Reader

?\tSDK for 3rd Parties to make plugins

?\tCan be controlled via Apple Remote, iPhone, or iPod Touch

?\tiCal, Mail, and Safari integration



MacTouch

?\tNew product not in the MacBook family

?\tTwo 9" multitouch-sensitve widescreens, both at 1280 x 854

?\tInnovative, minimalist, two-way folding/sliding, dual-screen, multi-position design with magnetic clasps. Inspired by the paperback book, but thinner, more flexible and surprisingly tough.

?\tNo optical drive or mechanical HDD, uses a SSD drive.

?\tWill run most existing OS X apps when in dual screen mode; 2nd screen becomes keyboard and touchpad

?\tiPhone-ish springboard when in single screen mode

?\tMultitouch sensitive version of iPhoto

?\tBluetooth, 802.11b/g, USB2.0, optical/analogue audio in/out, built in speakers & microphone.



Remember, nothing here is guaranteed, but it sure does sound awesome.
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  • Reply 1 of 59
    olternautolternaut Posts: 1,376member
    OHMYFREAKINGAWD!!!!!!!
  • Reply 2 of 59
    elronelron Posts: 126member
    This sounds more like a fan boys wet dream than the actual keynote. If it came true, Apple would probably be the #1 consumer of solid state drives (which, I suppose, would put them in position to get good deals on them).



    Still, here's hoping. The MacTouch sounds freaking awesome and I've been wanting a Mini to use as an HTPC for a while now. Might be time to ask for a raise
  • Reply 3 of 59
    olternautolternaut Posts: 1,376member
    I would buy a mac mini if only they came out with a pro version that can run a 2560x1600 resolution.
  • Reply 4 of 59
    Sounds like too much. BS.
  • Reply 5 of 59
    physguyphysguy Posts: 920member
    True Temporary Insanity material.
  • Reply 6 of 59
    shanmugamshanmugam Posts: 1,200member
    where is the "ONE MORE THING" sentence looks like good transcript though
  • Reply 7 of 59
    macTouch won´t happen :-(



    I don´t think Apple will introduce another form-factor that detracts from the iPhone/iPodtouch look and feel.



    The "NewtonPod" will not be a tiny mac that can run "most" of your applications. It will be a satellite for all the information you have on your mac.



    Zon
  • Reply 8 of 59
    That's not real. They wouldn't add 3G to the iPhone before bumping up the memory. The 2 will either take place simultaneously or 3G will be added after a memory bump.
  • Reply 9 of 59
    pbpb Posts: 4,237member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by physguy View Post


    True Temporary Insanity material.



    Of course. And I remember at least one more time when we had such a leaked transcript. Guess what happened.
  • Reply 10 of 59
    lorrelorre Posts: 396member
    The fact that they only have prices for some of the products makes this guaranteed fake. Also, SSD in a Mac Mini??? Pe-lease.

    Edit: if they keep Cinema Displays at same resolution, how can the 20" support 1080?
  • Reply 11 of 59
    olternautolternaut Posts: 1,376member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by zenarcade View Post


    macTouch won´t happen :-(



    I don´t think Apple will introduce another form-factor that detracts from the iPhone/iPodtouch look and feel.



    The "NewtonPod" will not be a tiny mac that can run "most" of your applications. It will be a satellite for all the information you have on your mac.



    Zon



    *in evil starwarsesque imperial voice*



    We shall see!!! muhoohhahaahaahhaaaaaaaa!!!!!!
  • Reply 12 of 59
    cdong4cdong4 Posts: 194member
    Is this even on MacRumors?
  • Reply 13 of 59
    jensonbjensonb Posts: 530member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tsrfr View Post


    Cinema Displays

    •\tBuilt in 2 megapixel iSight camera

    •\tSame resolutions

    •\tLED backlighting

    •\tAll support 1080HD

    •\tNew Prices : 20”: $399; 23”: $599; 30”: $1,249

    •\tOn sale at MacWorld, Available at MacWorld



    iPhone

    •\tSDK Available at MacWorld

    •\tDevelopers can sell their signed apps from iTunes starting in March

    •\tNew software includes Multimedia messaging, video recording with the camera, and an eBook reader

    •\tiPhone games available from the iTunes store

    •\t3G iPhone announced (looks similar to the existing model)

    •\tiPhone available in more countries



    iTunes & iPod

    •\tiTunes 8 released along with Movie Rentals and eBooks

    •\tSoftware update for iPod Classics and Touches to support eBooks



    Front Row 3.0

    •\tAll Leopard compatible Macs will be able to use it

    •\tSupport for the iTunes Store

    •\teBook Reader

    •\tSDK for 3rd Parties to make plugins

    •\tCan be controlled via Apple Remote, iPhone, or iPod Touch

    •\tiCal, Mail, and Safari integration




    MacTouch

    •\tNew product not in the MacBook family

    •\tTwo 9" multitouch-sensitve widescreens, both at 1280 x 854

    •\tInnovative, minimalist, two-way folding/sliding, dual-screen, multi-position design with magnetic clasps. Inspired by the paperback book, but thinner, more flexible and surprisingly tough.

    •\tNo optical drive or mechanical HDD, uses a SSD drive.

    •\tWill run most existing OS X apps when in dual screen mode; 2nd screen becomes keyboard and touchpad

    •\tiPhone-ish springboard when in single screen mode

    •\tMultitouch sensitive version of iPhoto

    •\tBluetooth, 802.11b/g, USB2.0, optical/analogue audio in/out, built in speakers & microphone.




    Comments formatted to match the text they refer to:



    Contradictory



    Heh, you'll be lucky. Far too soon to even mention it.



    Here's my biggest gripe with this list: Touch Runs OS X Mobile, it would get the same update as iPhone. It doesn't warrant mention here, it should have been listed with iPhone. And why does Nano which runs the same OS as Classic get left out? It's either all the OS X iPods and iPhone, or none of the above that are getting eBooks



    Okay, what? That would have been part of OS X Leopard from launch, surely? That's the time it makes most sense to update Front Row. Oh wait, they did give it a major upgrade at Leopard. Too soon. Might get wrapped into iTunes for Windows use, may have a couple of things added, but a full widget engine? Heck no.



    Plain and simple BS
  • Reply 14 of 59
    olternautolternaut Posts: 1,376member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CDonG4 View Post


    Is this even on MacRumors?



    Dude, its on their front page.
  • Reply 15 of 59
    Are you sure it's for Expo '08 and not '09.....lol
  • Reply 16 of 59
    krispiekrispie Posts: 260member
    Apple can't win with some people! They'll introduce some great products, yet some people will still be disappointed because they're not getting everything on that wet dream made-up list.
  • Reply 17 of 59
    idaveidave Posts: 1,283member
    Knowing the snail's pace at which Steve Jobs likes to present new stuff, all of this would take a day and a half to introduce.



    The first item on the list, Mac nano, wouldn't surprise me. Apple seems obsessed with reducing the size of their hardware. Such a Mac would likely be a great computer but would be pooh-poohed by those who want tower specs in a micro computer.



    From this list, I'd say pick two items and you might have a chance of being right about what we'll actually see at Macworld. Some of the rest might be spread out over the entire year.
  • Reply 18 of 59
    i see no point for a portable macbook with no optical drive. kind of defeats the purpose of it being an "ultra portable" laptop.



    i'm wondering how the new front row will work too. safari integration?
  • Reply 19 of 59
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Guys, this is it. Spot-on, is all I can say. Spot on. Macrumors will probably be sued out of existence by end of this year.
  • Reply 20 of 59
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    The only thing is that it should be called the MacBook Touch, though Mac Touch makes some kinda sense because there already is MacBook Nano.



    Cool, game over, let's get these products out and into the hands of customers. A very very interesting, exciting, productive and fulfilling Apple 2008 year. Stock should be $250 by end of the year. Not quite $300.
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