Post Your WWDC Prediction Details

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/index.html



Aug 7-11, 90 days and counting



1. Preview/Release of OSX Leopard

2. Mac Pros with Woodcrest

3. iMac with Conore (or earlier than WWDC)

4. MacBook Pro with Merom



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  • Reply 1 of 46
    hobbeshobbes Posts: 1,252member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by shanmugam

    http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/index.html



    Aug 7-11, 90 days and counting



    1. Preview/Release of OSX Leopard

    2. Mac Pros with Woodcrest

    3. iMac with Conore (or earlier than WWDC)

    4. MacBook Pro with Merom



    ...




    Leopard preview. You can't release an OS without a developer preview.



    Mac Pros with Core 2 (neé Conroe/Woodcrest) sound about right too.



    MBP with Merom I expect will come MWSF.
  • Reply 2 of 46
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by shanmugam

    http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/index.html



    Aug 7-11, 90 days and counting



    1. Preview/Release of OSX Leopard

    2. Mac Pros with Woodcrest

    3. iMac with Conore (or earlier than WWDC)

    4. MacBook Pro with Merom



    ...




    Where does it say #2-4?
  • Reply 3 of 46
    onlookeronlooker Posts: 5,252member
    Edited content... 8)
  • Reply 4 of 46
    shanmugamshanmugam Posts: 1,200member
    oops sorry, i do not have permission to change the thread title now.



    by WWDC 06 apple product line will be stronger than ever, hopefully we will see all the major enhancements ...



    Leopard not shipping any time soon?, i thought Leopard release time end of the year?
  • Reply 5 of 46
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Done.
  • Reply 6 of 46
    gugygugy Posts: 794member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by shanmugam

    http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/index.html



    Aug 7-11, 90 days and counting



    1. Preview/Release of OSX Leopard

    2. Mac Pros with Woodcrest

    3. iMac with Conore (or earlier than WWDC)

    4. MacBook Pro with Merom



    ...




    I would add new Cinema Displays, better specs, thinner enclosure and a new larger display 44"+.
  • Reply 7 of 46
    thereubsterthereubster Posts: 402member
    Mac Pro's with woodcrest will come before WWDC, I think next month...
  • Reply 8 of 46
    pofopofo Posts: 14member
    a more expandable desktop mac! more slots, more bays!



    noob question here, of the 20, 23 and 30 inch displays, why not make them evenly spaced and bump the 23 to 25? is 23 some magic size that graphics and video pros prefer? or is it based on manufacturing/cost reasons?
  • Reply 9 of 46
    netdognetdog Posts: 244member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by shanmugam

    http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/index.html



    Aug 7-11, 90 days and counting



    1. Preview/Release of OSX Leopard

    2. Mac Pros with Woodcrest

    3. iMac with Conore (or earlier than WWDC)

    4. MacBook Pro with Merom



    ...




    That looks exactly right to me.



    In addition, I would not be overly surprised if all portables got the Merom (or at the very least the MBPs and the top MB) given the price and the fact that the competition will be putting them to use immediately. They are pin-compatible with the Yonah so few if any mods are needed, and given the prices Apple likes to charge, the Yonah will seem pretty stingy in August vis-a-vis the competition. The days of long chip cycles are over my friends. Apple will adjust to this to keep their brand image afloat as a manufacturer of gold-standard machines. It is very possible that there will be one MB left behind, but I think that is about it.



    Finally, I would expect updated displays, and a redesign to better mate them with the new Mac Pros. Flame away at will, but in my opinion the current displays are really showing their age in terms of design.
  • Reply 10 of 46
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Hobbes

    Leopard preview. You can't release an OS without a developer preview.



    Mac Pros with Core 2 (neé Conroe/Woodcrest) sound about right too.



    MBP with Merom I expect will come MWSF.




    Right

    Right

    Wrong: would be very bad for MBP sales.

    It's commercial suicide to wait 5 month with shipping the latest greatest.

    Apple's christmas buying season numbers will look very sad if they're stuck with a 2.33Ghz max. Yonah Core Duo in the MBP till MWSF07.

    So either a WWDC introduction and september shipping or a september-november introduction and shipping.
  • Reply 11 of 46
    davegeedavegee Posts: 2,765member
    Lets see...



    - Hardcore developer & hacker type geeks descend on SF



    - Bar business drops compared to other conventions



    - First timers realize 'hey not all of CA is hot in the spring/summer' and wonder why they packed so many pairs of shorts.



    - Junk food and restaurant sales show a slight pop



    - Moscone filled with hordes of people mindlessly staring at large plasma displays



    - People drinking gallons of their caffeine beverages of choice



    - People bitching how far down the hall the damn restrooms are



    - Groups of people moving from beverage bin to beverage bin looking for the Diet Pepsi cans (and only finding Ice Tea and Lemonade everywhere!)



    - People filling their pockets with the candy snacks that are set out in the after noon. (yea I people notice you)



    - People saying 'I *should* be going to session X (for work) but session Y looks so much cooler '



    Hmmm well that's about it for now... Hey this is what you meant by predictions right? You know the things that ** I KNOW ** will come true.



    Dave
  • Reply 12 of 46
    ceddcedd Posts: 13member
    Macbooks?



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  • Reply 13 of 46
    cubistcubist Posts: 954member
    Mac Pros will be shown, but not orderable just yet. No changes to other hardware. Meroms not until fall. No Woodcrest in Macs; the Mac Pro will be a standard PC minitower, with slightly dressier white plastic, possibly even a standard BTX motherboard (one can hope). Stock with integrated graphics, but a PCI-E slot. Only a few cards will be supported, though.



    Those hoping for tablets, plasmas, quads, PC graphics cards, etc., you guys can keep on dreaming and being disappointed.
  • Reply 14 of 46
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by cubist

    Mac Pros will be shown, but not orderable just yet. No changes to other hardware. Meroms not until fall. No Woodcrest in Macs; the Mac Pro will be a standard PC minitower, with slightly dressier white plastic, possibly even a standard BTX motherboard (one can hope). Stock with integrated graphics, but a PCI-E slot. Only a few cards will be supported, though.



    Ah, finally, the $999 Mac Tower.
  • Reply 15 of 46
    irelandireland Posts: 17,569member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by gar

    Ah, finally, the $999 Mac Tower.



    Wont happen, never.
  • Reply 16 of 46
    blue2kdaveblue2kdave Posts: 652member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by DaveGee

    Lets see...



    - Hardcore developer & hacker type geeks descend on SF



    - Bar business drops compared to other conventions



    - First timers realize 'hey not all of CA is hot in the spring/summer' and wonder why they packed so many pairs of shorts.



    - Junk food and restaurant sales show a slight pop



    - Moscone filled with hordes of people mindlessly staring at large plasma displays



    - People drinking gallons of their caffeine beverages of choice



    - People bitching how far down the hall the damn restrooms are



    - Groups of people moving from beverage bin to beverage bin looking for the Diet Pepsi cans (and only finding Ice Tea and Lemonade everywhere!)



    - People filling their pockets with the candy snacks that are set out in the after noon. (yea I people notice you)



    - People saying 'I *should* be going to session X (for work) but session Y looks so much cooler '



    Hmmm well that's about it for now... Hey this is what you meant by predictions right? You know the things that ** I KNOW ** will come true.



    Dave






    This is the most accurate description of a WWDC I've ever seen. Bravo!
  • Reply 17 of 46
    davegeedavegee Posts: 2,765member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by blue2kdave

    This is the most accurate description of a WWDC I've ever seen. Bravo!



    Thanks!



    Even with all that being said. I'm still sad I'm gonna miss out on this years conference...
  • Reply 18 of 46
    shanmugamshanmugam Posts: 1,200member
    1) Mac Pro with Xeon (Core architecture)



    2.67 GHz, 2x2MB L2, 667 MHz FSB

    3GHz, 2x2MB L2, 667 MHz FSB



    BTO order for gamers, with water cooling system

    a) 3.73GHz, 2x2MB L2, 1066MHz FSB\t

    b) 3.20 GHz, 2x2MB L2, 1066 MHz FSB

    c) 3.20GHz, 2x2MB L2, 1066 MHz FSB



    2) iMac with Conore



    3) MacBook Pro with Merom



    4) Bumped up Mac Mini



    5) Video iPod and iPod nano Size upgrades



    6) iPod shuffle with 512 MB & 1GB remains with some minor modification (with USB dongle)



    7) some form of MacBook Nano/Mac PDA (this could be the one more thing...)
  • Reply 19 of 46
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,257member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by shanmugam

    1) Mac Pro with Xeon (Core architecture)



    Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5050

    3GHz, 2x2MB L2, 667 MHz FSB



    BTO order for gamers, with water cooling system



    a) Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5080

    3.73GHz, 2x2MB L2, 1066MHz FSB\t

    b) Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5063 MV

    3.20 GHz, 2x2MB L2, 1066 MHz FSB

    c) Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5060

    3.20GHz, 2x2MB L2, 1066 MHz FSB



    2) iMac with Conore



    3) MacBook Pro with Merom



    4) Bumped up Mac Mini



    5) Video iPod and iPod nano Size upgrades



    6) iPod shuffle with 512 MB & 1GB remains with some minor modification (with USB dongle)



    7) some form of MacBook Nano/Mac PDA (this could be the one more thing...)




    Apple will only use the Xeon 5100 (Woodcrest) the Xeon 5000 series is still Netburst and not Core 2 architecture.



    It's unlikely that Apple would wait for WWDC to unveil new iMacs or Mac Pros. It is "still" a Developer conference and there has to be some sort of relevance there or you're wasting valuable developer time and money.



    I don't think Merom is shipping in time but it's a distinct possiblity. Apple could hype the need for developers to prepare their apps for a 64-bit transition.



    Mac mini...nada, a bumb wouldn't barely get a mention. iPods...wrong conference.



    WWDC is a Developer conference. If i'm paying $1500 to attend (likely on my companies dime) I'm not there see the next whizbang consumer stuff. I'm there to find out how to make my apps run better and become more full functioned. Yes WWDC has launched new hardware before but in almost every case Apple ties this into a demand for the developers to take advantage of said hardware. PPC 970 required new ways of programming to take advantage and thus it was appropriate to announce at WWDC. iPods, and speed bumps do not require the same effort and should not be announced.
  • Reply 20 of 46
    shanmugamshanmugam Posts: 1,200member
    agreed, more on the preview of Leopard and some other interesting stuff on software with one or two hardware announcement... not everything



    may be we could see many of these bumps well before WWDC...

    got it, Core2 not still available

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