The "WWDC Speculation" Thread

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
ok the new final cut studio is out, recently new ipods, new powermacs....what do you think will come out of WWDC?
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  • Reply 1 of 294
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,131member
    Tiger info.
  • Reply 2 of 294
    eeh...not to excited...im talking hardware though.
  • Reply 3 of 294
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,131member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by MacsRbetterthanPC

    eeh...not to excited...im talking hardware though.



    What new hardware would warrant an announcement at a developers conference? The G5 was announced there but that's like one hardware announcement out of many WWDCs over the year.



    WWDC is not for new hardware unless it somehow dovetails into new development methods. Thus if we want new hardware at WWDC we're going to have to point towards some new device like a STB box that runs iTunes music and other media types.



    So that'll be my prediction. Hardware iLife. Listen to music, view photos and view videos.
  • Reply 4 of 294
    thttht Posts: 3,036member
    Since Jobs is keynoting the conference, I guess the question comes to mind, when was the last time Jobs keynoted something without announcing hardware?



    Not too many.



    Also, since it is a month away, hardware announcements can easily be iMac G5 rev, iBook rev, eMac rev, Mac mini rev, iPod rev, or something different. Asteroid or Jam Box could finally be announced?
  • Reply 5 of 294
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,131member
    I don't think Apple will anounce anything at WWDC that is of direct interest to the developer.



    If I paid $1395 I don't want to hear BS about how cool and audio device is or about how those new iBooks have 1.42Ghz G4 processors.



    I need to see something that I can begin to plan around. Support or develop for basically. Apple can announce new hardware on any tuesday they feel like after the product is ready.



    I don't understand the fixation with WWDC and new hardware. If history is the best predictor of future events then we are less likely to see new Macintosh hardware.
  • Reply 6 of 294
    gugygugy Posts: 794member
    Powerbook G5

    New display 40" +

    maybe some sort of DVR.



    Wishful thinking? maybe. but what else will Steve introduce?

    He's not going there just to talk about Tiger. Tiger is old news now and historically he always introduce something at WWDC in the past few years.
  • Reply 7 of 294
    tednditedndi Posts: 1,921member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hmurchison





    So that'll be my prediction. Hardware iLife. Listen to music, view photos and view videos.




    I like it:



    in Hidef



    perhaps also a large monitor with such a device built in.



    Total hardware convergence.



    or ITmovie Store
  • Reply 8 of 294
    jsnuff1jsnuff1 Posts: 37member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hmurchison

    I don't think Apple will anounce anything at WWDC that is of direct interest to the developer.



    If I paid $1395 I don't want to hear BS about how cool and audio device is or about how those new iBooks have 1.42Ghz G4 processors.



    I need to see something that I can begin to plan around. Support or develop for basically. Apple can announce new hardware on any tuesday they feel like after the product is ready.



    I don't understand the fixation with WWDC and new hardware. If history is the best predictor of future events then we are less likely to see new Macintosh hardware.




    I dont know where you have been but since Jobs has been keynoting WWDC there have always been new hardware annoucnments.
  • Reply 9 of 294
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,131member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by jsnuff1

    I dont know where you have been but since Jobs has been keynoting WWDC there have always been new hardware annoucnments.





    Not always but they did announce the 30" at WWDC according to Apple.com/pr.



    It certainly isn't habit but I'd be willing to change my views if WWDC 2005 comes with new hardware
  • Reply 10 of 294
    ionyzionyz Posts: 491member
    Some device that allows _all_ current Macs to automagically decode HD video, fitting as it is "The Year of HD". Or a setup box dealie like hmurchison meantioned, also good.



    Otherwise no bumps please. Totally new hardware (doesn't mean PowerBook G5 either) or none, just talk about software and whatnot. Developers tend to really enjoy that software stuff.
  • Reply 11 of 294
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    One item sure to be announced: sales figures for Tiger.



    Nothing gets commercial developers' juices flowing faster than hearing how big their target market is... which is one *large* reason why Tiger was released a few weeks before WWDC - they want the sales figures to pimp to the crowd. Releasing it *at* WWDC wouldn't have allowed that. Also, this let everyone get more of a chance to play with it and get ready for WWDC, as well as get customer feedback to come prepped with questions.
  • Reply 12 of 294
    onlookeronlooker Posts: 5,252member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hmurchison

    I don't think Apple will anounce anything at WWDC that is of direct interest to the developer.



    If I paid $1395 I don't want to hear BS about how cool and audio device is or about how those new iBooks have 1.42Ghz G4 processors.



    I need to see something that I can begin to plan around. Support or develop for basically. Apple can announce new hardware on any tuesday they feel like after the product is ready.



    I don't understand the fixation with WWDC and new hardware. If history is the best predictor of future events then we are less likely to see new Macintosh hardware.




    I don't think it has anything to do with it being relevant to a developer or not for hardware to be announced at WWDC anymore IMO.



    Again IMO I think they (or SJ) likes to announce hardware there just to add to the value of the show, being that it is the one show it actually costs a good deal of money to go to, that has a lot of people that in some ways are very important to Apple attending.



    Again that is just My 2¢ on it.
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