Apple hoists "There's something in the air" Macworld banners

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    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,166member
    My bet is on Google Apple alliance (Google Airwaves Inc.). I think they will unveil plans and good news regarding the FCC auction for the 700mhz spectrum.
  • Reply 202 of 384
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Olternaut View Post


    SHUDDUP EVERONE!!!!! *breathes very hard for several seconds*

    I'm still very angry at appleinsider's post about no mactouch this macworld.

    About the only thing that would make up for that and my theory on the "theres something in the air" logo is the following:



    APPLE HELPS GOOGLE WIN THE 700mhz SPECTRUM AUCTION!!

    That would absolutely transform the wireless industry forever.

    Think of the possibilities.



    Google certainly wouldn't need Apple to bid on spectrum.
  • Reply 203 of 384
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by grl View Post


    Adobe AIR will be the SDK for iPhone ... and then Apple will just go ahead and buy Adobe!



    This is an excellent guess... AIR apps on iPhone?
  • Reply 204 of 384
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    Originally Posted by alexwaddell View Post


    The kicker could also be that you use your iPhone or iPod Touch to buy movies and other high def content, your home iTunes then downloads it and syncs to your apple tv automatically - all based around wireless syncing.



    Alex.



    Come on. When was the last time you were wandering around wishing you could buy a movie with your phone? Bah!
  • Reply 205 of 384
    epanepan Posts: 5member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Come on. When was the last time you were wandering around wishing you could buy a movie with your phone? Bah!



    Since you asked... last week. While I was waiting at the airport for a flight that was delayed 3 hours. Don't get me wrong, I don't think the technology is there yet to allow for movie downloads on an iPhone, but a subscription type service that would allow you to stream one much like you already do with the YouTube App, would be a great addition.
  • Reply 206 of 384
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mark2005 View Post


    "2008. There's something in the air."



    I think the something is "content" - your content at home, your content on your Leopard servers or MS Exchange server, or your content at the iTunes Store or other stores. And you can get to it via the "air" anytime, anywhere on your Apple products (iPod Touch, iPhone, AppleTV, laptops, desktops, etc).



    For the time being, "anytime, anywhere" is limited to wi-fi access (and wired Internet access of course), except iPhone has access via EDGE for some content. When iPhone gets 3G later in the year, then additional content will be opened up to it. (I doubt current or new Mac laptops will have 3G built-in; it'll still be via an optional card.)



    Apple has already shown us Back to My Mac - accessing your home Mac disk via .Mac from any Internet-connected Mac. Now this will include access your AppleTV disk, or an Airport Extreme-connected home server disk. And for businesses, it will now include access to Leopard servers or MS exchange servers. And it will now include additional access to content directly at the iTunes Store - for rent or for purchase, and to "content" at other stores, like purchasing not just songs but coffee at Starbucks.



    And, of course, it could also include a new mobile product - sized in-between iPhone and the MacBook. And as I've said in previous posts, it explains why the iPod Touch has flash instead of a hard drive - all along, Apple has intended for it to be able to get new content (downloaded and stored, or just streamed) when you have wi-fi access.



    Finally, it may include a FON type of distribution scheme to increase the presence of wi-fi for Apple's devices. We know that the FON CEO met with Jobs and was interested; we haven't heard from him for awhile, so it's even possible that Apple has quietly bought out FON and will announce it at MW.



    When I referenced the banner and thus the song, "There is something in the Air" to sharing wifi, is in most part what you outlined.



    Sharing wifi with others, e.g., the public, or within the confines of one's personal domain is certainly the way of the future. The fact that the song itself proclaims revolutionary intent was definitely ideal for the theme in Easy Rider. In addition, everything about Jobs and the manner he accomplishes things is equally revolutionary or rebellious.



    If I may add another possibility past the ability to communicate, compute and entertain wirelessly, lets not forget his patent on induction (wireless) charging and data transfer.



    In any event, I think that Job's has something 'revolutionary' in mind. Not, simply renting movies. And to your reference to Fon, perhaps an Apple WiFi Extreme is in the cards.
  • Reply 207 of 384
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by retiarius View Post


    There's resonance power coupling in existing products like the Sonicare toothbrush.

    For computers, it's been extended by



    http://www.ecoupled.com/



    to Herman Miller office furniture:



    http://www.asteriskvoipnews.com/wire...s_charger.html



    It's not hard to imagine iPods coupling to other Apple equipment wirelessly for

    both power and data, though this seems like overkill.



    This is another excellent suggestion, although you lose a significant amount of power due to the inefficiency of transmitting electricity this way (as I understand it).
  • Reply 208 of 384
    This music is classic sixties, very inspiring. I just discovered Pete Townsend of the Who was instrumental in forming band. Through WikiPedia I noticed reference to Jimmy McCulloch a 15 year old (one year older than me at the time) in the band, from Glasgow Scotland my hometown



    As I said download it from iTunes it's a great piece of Music.

    Just my two cents; "Rock on Apple"









    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post


    For those who may have forgotten?



    Somthing in the Air song by Thunderclap Newman

    Soundtrack on Easy Rider



    Call out the instigators

    Because there's something in the air

    We've got to get together sooner or later

    Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right

    And you know that it's right



    We have got to get it together

    We have got to get it together now



    Lock up the streets and houses

    Because there's something in the air

    We've got to get together sooner or later

    Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right

    And you know that it's right



    We have got to get it together

    We have got to get it together now



    Hand out the arms and ammo

    We're going to blast our way through here

    We've got to get together sooner or later

    Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right

    And you know that it's right



    We have got to get it together

    We have got to get it together




    Revolutionary? Rebellious? Something only Jobs could accomplish? Sharing wifi? Hmm?



  • Reply 209 of 384
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post


    When I referenced the banner and thus the song, "There is something in the Air" to sharing wifi, is in most part what you outlined.



    Sharing wifi with others, e.g., the public, or within the confines of one's personal domain is certainly the way of the future. The fact that the song itself proclaims revolutionary intent was definitely ideal for the theme in Easy Rider. In addition, everything about Jobs and the manner he accomplishes things is equally revolutionary or rebellious.

    .



    and that may get you cut off by your ISP or may even being on the hook for people how use to your wifi to download music , movies, kid porn, you it to hack in to other systems and so on.



    Good luck saying that apple said it was ok in court.
  • Reply 210 of 384
    This could provide clues as to the future direction of the iPhone (especially as it relates to GPS integration).



    http://tech.yahoo.com/blog/hughes/22...0sTdC89cUxLpA5
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    Originally Posted by Joe_the_dragon View Post


    and that may get you cut off by your ISP or may even being on the hook for people how use to your wifi to download music , movies, kid porn, you it to hack in to other systems and so on.



    Good luck saying that apple said it was ok in court.



    How about if it was done thru iTunes, .Mac or such.



    Noting Jobs interest during his talks with Fon, if anybody could get it to work?now that would be revolutionary.
  • Reply 212 of 384
    mark2005mark2005 Posts: 1,158member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post


    When I referenced the banner and thus the song, "There is something in the Air" to sharing wifi, is in most part what you outlined.



    Hey, didn't mean to miss your post. This thread was already so long, and I admit I skipped a bunch before replying.



    If what FON does is done by software, then Apple could upgrade all the Extremes that are already out there, and just like that, the network would grow overnight.
  • Reply 213 of 384
    I know people have jokingly mentioned it having to do with Apple in the air as in airplanes. And while I don't seriously think that this is the case, it would be interesting if Apple had partnered with an Airline to create a "Seat-back Mac". Couple that with inflight internet that is currently being tested and it would be a great flying experience.



    They could essentially use the iPhone / iPod touch OS and link the iPod media to an onboard media server. They could add a custom iTunes store interface for buying movies to watch on the plane (residing on the media server) and even add a usb port and allow people to buy songs from the main iTunes catalog then transfer them to an iPod or iPhone via usb.



    The plus for Apple would be that Airline passengers are a very captive audience and if you've just spent hours using an Apple device on a plane, think of how likely the person is now to convert to a Mac or buy an iPod or iPhone. Plus, it's all that time sitting that you could be buying things off the iTunes store.
  • Reply 214 of 384
    "something in the air" could very well be good old tv. for the iphone.

    at&t is launching it´s mobile tv initiative this month

    (see: http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/19/a...sible-in-2008/ ).



    Since it´s software based, no tuner inside the iphone would be needed. this would be huge for the average consumer, would sell lot´s of iphones and would surely make at&t very happy, too.

    Now just add radio and ebooks and the iphone really is king of all media.
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    johnqhjohnqh Posts: 242member
    IPTV + movie/TV rental is my bet.



    AT&T will be the primary partner. AT&T wants to push IPTV as an alternative to cable. AppleTV will be the set top box.



    Yes, this will be big.
  • Reply 216 of 384
    nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    something in the air



    seems you are looking, seaching, it's there but you have to find it and capture it



    that's why i think it has to do with a wireless service but to have it you need connectivity

    e.g. integraion of iphone, gps, buying wirelessly via iphone, iTV so all wifi will be able to do this

    imagine apple becomeing the 1click equivalent of amazon with certain sponsors e.g. starbucks, airports, resturants etc. the vendor(starbucks et al) have promotions BUT you need connectivity exclusive to apple

    iphone, iTV express, where you can take it with you



    apple assisted vendors e.g starbucks, imagine how many vendors would like this direct targeted selling
  • Reply 217 of 384
    Has anyone considered that the real banners are behind these banners. Maybe these were just put up to confuse geeks that are obsessed with fonts
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    irelandireland Posts: 17,771member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AllenRockwell View Post


    Has anyone considered that the real banners are behind these banners. Maybe these were just put up to confuse geeks that are obsessed with fonts



    Yes I mentioned that several times already. These banners are material, the real ones aren't. They are covers. This is nothing new, Apple's done it before.
  • Reply 219 of 384
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    I may have just cracked the code? "There's something in the air."



    This is Apple's way of marketing an extremely light notebook. "So light it floats." Bla bla bla.



    Also, if you look at those banners you will see they are merely a cover for other banners, they are wrinkled material. When Steve announces this flash notebook they will remove those material banners to reveal the real banners with product photos etc.



    It's for the ultra-light MacBook, mark my words.




    BINGO!!!! Congratultions - it will be called the new "MACBOOK AIR" with no disc drive etc. The ultra light portable will arrive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Reply 220 of 384
    irelandireland Posts: 17,771member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    BINGO!!!! Congratultions - it will be called the new "MACBOOK AIR" with no disc drive etc. The ultra light portable will arrive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Thanks.



    Yeah, judging by 9 to 5's accuracy recently it may very well be called MacBook Air.



    If that is indeed the name it will be very weird as no one on the planet predicted that one. Not even me
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