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Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: September 09, 2009 11:34AM
Just about 30 minutes before the show starts, so post your spectacular speculation here
as well as any running commentary and follow ups !

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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: decay
Date: September 09, 2009 11:37AM
i found them here: [mac.alltop.com]



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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Rolando
Date: September 09, 2009 11:40AM
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decay
i found them here: [mac.alltop.com]

I want an Iphone Nano 64GB for $99 no contract!
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 09, 2009 11:41AM
I predict:

There will be laughter...
There will be tears...
(Possibly at the same announcement...)
AAPL will swing wildly in one direction or another...

And afterwords; there will be cookies. Somewhere.



Paul F.
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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 09, 2009 11:45AM
I predict that Phil Schiller will get punched in the nuts.



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one word
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 09, 2009 11:46AM
Beatles



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Some will laugh, come will cry, we'll all share a moment.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 09, 2009 11:47AM
Did somebody say:





When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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T-10...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 09, 2009 11:50AM
...and counting.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: StingMe
Date: September 09, 2009 11:51AM
Steve has entered the building...[www.bloomberg.com]
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 09, 2009 11:52AM
Microsoft will roll out the new ipod killer




Ways to improve web conference image and sound quality. [forums.macresource.com]


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Re: T-10...
Posted by: Greg
Date: September 09, 2009 11:55AM
I predict that I will...desire.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: davester
Date: September 09, 2009 11:59AM
I'm holding out for flying cars.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: one word
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 09, 2009 12:01PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Beatles

Leica
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: StingMe
Date: September 09, 2009 12:02PM
The world's No. 1 music store just got a makeover...welcome to iTunes 9: [itunes.apple.com]
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 09, 2009 12:04PM
A nice mention of the donor.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 09, 2009 12:05PM
"I'm vertical..."




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 09, 2009 12:19PM
iTunes 10 will add email ... or render Safari or the Finder irrelevant.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Sam3
Date: September 09, 2009 12:20PM
I'm registering the first complaint of this event. Eventually there will be more complaints and disappointments, I'm sure, but I want to be the first.

iPhone/iPod Touch 3.1 is free only to 3.0 users. If you bought a Touch just now, go and ante up $9.99 for the OS upgrade. That is a crock! Since when do devices come with outdated software and the user is expected to purchase the current software??
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: DavidS
Date: September 09, 2009 12:23PM
The App Store organization is much needed (with 11 pages of apps) and the Home Sharing is also great. I just tried to download the new version (link on Apple site), but it downloaded 8.2.1 again.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Sam3
Date: September 09, 2009 12:27PM
I think they put the get iTunes 9 splash page up too early. I tried the same thing.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: DavidS
Date: September 09, 2009 12:31PM
Quote of the day so far...

"And in the rear... Microsoft has about 1.1%."
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Sam3
Date: September 09, 2009 12:34PM
You can get email from the touch? I knew Safari is on the Touch, but I didn't know that it can be used as a communication device, just without a phone portion.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: decay
Date: September 09, 2009 12:41PM
should have said ... Microsoft wiping up the rear...



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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: September 09, 2009 12:44PM
I'm betting I'm going to have to finally upgrade from Tiger if I want to use iTunes 9. It's going to be awhile before that happens. :-(
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 09, 2009 12:47PM
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Sam3
You can get email from the touch? I knew Safari is on the Touch, but I didn't know that it can be used as a communication device, just without a phone portion.

Yes, but you do need a WIFI connection, so not as convenient as an iPhone with a data plan.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 09, 2009 12:49PM
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GGD
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Sam3
You can get email from the touch? I knew Safari is on the Touch, but I didn't know that it can be used as a communication device, just without a phone portion.

Yes, but you do need a WIFI connection, so not as convenient as an iPhone with a data plan.

But a LOT less expensive.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Black
Date: September 09, 2009 12:50PM
Um . . . hello? That's all?




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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: September 09, 2009 12:50PM
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Sam3
You can get email from the touch?

Yes, from day 1.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 09, 2009 12:50PM
I'm tired of the demos. Let's move this thing along now.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Robert M
Date: September 09, 2009 12:50PM
Sam,

[forums.macresource.com]

I voiced the same complaint. That said, you can definitely use the iPod Touch for email and browsing the web. However and it's a big one, I find it a royal pain in the butt. At best, I use the iPod Touch to get a quick glance of my email. For that it's actually pretty nifty and useful. Writing and sending mail is more trouble than it's worth tapping letters on the touch screen is a nuisance. Same goes for browsing the web. Annoying as heck. Doable but annoying as heck.

For what it's worth, this presentation confirms my assessment that the iPod Touch is _far_ more than just a portable media playing device. I'm looking forward to seeing what other nifty new features are included in IPhone/iPod Touch OS 3.1. Maybe they'll include a feature that allows them to print content to a network printer! Not likely but I can always hope! smiling smiley

Robert



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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: lazydays
Date: September 09, 2009 12:51PM
So far very ho hum, not sure why they are holding a press conference to tell us they are still great. Hopefully something is coming up but we are into this almost an hour with no major announcement.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: AAA
Date: September 09, 2009 12:54PM
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GGD
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Sam3
You can get email from the touch? I knew Safari is on the Touch, but I didn't know that it can be used as a communication device, just without a phone portion.

Yes, but you do need a WIFI connection, so not as convenient as an iPhone with a data plan.
Yeah, but about $1,000 cheaper. My ONLY criteria. For personal, not work, email.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 09, 2009 12:58PM
160G iPod Classic, same size as the 120G.

Hmmmmm...




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 09, 2009 12:59PM
Dang. No HD Video recording.



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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: volcs0
Date: September 09, 2009 01:00PM
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Sam3
You can get email from the touch? I knew Safari is on the Touch, but I didn't know that it can be used as a communication device, just without a phone portion.

My wife uses her Touch as a PDA. It was a replacement for her Palm about two years ago. She does all her ToDos, calendaring, emailing, contacts, etc. right from it. She does not want an iPhone, as she is in near-constant WiFi proximity. I'm with her - the phone part of my iPhone is its worst quality, IMO.

Anyway, methinks she is getting an new iPod Touch soon...
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Sam3
Date: September 09, 2009 01:00PM
The one more thing... a video camera??

Where's the Beatles iPod?

Why have this announcement on 9/9/9?

Engadget has a quote that I tend to agree with...

Quote

11:01AM This is nice and everything, but really worthy of the "one more thing"? We're not sure about that.



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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 09, 2009 01:02PM
oh snap smiley
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: AAA
Date: September 09, 2009 01:03PM
Video nano, with FM.
done. buying 5.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: kj4btkljv
Date: September 09, 2009 01:04PM
No more Nanos allowed in the gym, in close proximity to all the hot sweaty chicks working out...

Jeff
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: lazydays
Date: September 09, 2009 01:05PM
Why put the video camera on a nano and not the touch?
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Robert M
Date: September 09, 2009 01:06PM
Lazy,

My thoughts exactly! The Touch cries out for video capabilities.

Robert
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Sam3
Date: September 09, 2009 01:07PM
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lazydays
Why put the video camera on a nano and not the touch?
Product differentiation.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: September 09, 2009 01:08PM
It will get there (iVTouch).
This video revolution is getting nearer.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Robert M
Date: September 09, 2009 01:09PM
Sam,

I don't buy that. The OS of the Touch alone differentiates it from a Nano (or any other iPod for that matter). The vid cam would make it all the more useful, especially when combined with it's other capabilities.

Robert
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Dear God.
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 09, 2009 01:09PM
_Ten_ colors for the Nano.

The retailers will @#$%& bricks managing inventory on all those SKUs.
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: AAA
Date: September 09, 2009 01:10PM
Do shuffles sync podcasts now?
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 09, 2009 01:10PM
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Sam3
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lazydays
Why put the video camera on a nano and not the touch?
Product differentiation.

Product stupidization.

Anyway, did Steve ever mention what resolution the video camera records?
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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 09, 2009 01:10PM
I'll bet she knows. She's never made any mistakes, right?


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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: Sam3
Date: September 09, 2009 01:10PM
I wonder if the Nano's video is SD or HD? If it's HD then I'm there, I'll sell my Kodak Zi6. Otherwise... I don't know... The Zi6 takes very nice video. The Nano is also a music player and much smaller.

My wife gave me a iPod Classic for our wedding anniversary. She said it was OK if I wanted to wait and return it to get something else.

Decisions... decisions...

New Classic? (I have a 30 gig iPod 5th gen Video, I ran out of space)
New 64 gig Touch?
New Nano with camera?



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Re: Official Spectacular Apple Event Speculation Thread !!
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: September 09, 2009 01:11PM
Eldest son (13) will be getting a Nano for Christmas now, thank you Apple.
He will love this!
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