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My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: January 08, 2007 07:59AM
My last minute wants/needs./maybes for MacWorld.
1. "iTV" as a convergence device wth SlingBox type ability (and maybe a collaboration with SlingMedia). It also should do Computer to TV with DVR capability (ReplayTV with Apple).
2. Some ultra portable along the lines of UMPCs from the PC guys. This may be the reason for the whole touchscreen gestures stuff.
3. iLife07-this is easy
4. HDTV LCD or Plasma screens Driven by "iTV"
5. I really want the "iPhone", but with no leaks about FCC approval, it may not be in the cards.....yet.
6. Fullscreen Video iPod. I think this would be great, but I am unsure.
For Apple to make a big splash in the phone and iPod market...it would have to do lots, and it might be a phone, full touch screen Video iPod in one.
edit: There is also that unknown Google tie in--Wifi ISP? Phone Provider?
Clearwire?

We have a MacGeek group from Sacramento going down Tuesday. We will be watching the text updates of the 2 hour keynote for part of the trip, and then while eating breakfast within 1 block of the show. We hope to watch an archived version of the keynote at dinner after the show.

I will attempt to post here during breaks from the show!!!

Anyway--It will be fun



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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: Chupa Chupa
Date: January 08, 2007 08:06AM
JP Morgan now saying NO Apple phone until then end of the quarter. Raises rating on AAPL anyway saying Apple will hit .01 above estimates.
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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: January 08, 2007 09:21AM
1. iTV will be a super FrontRow device. An iPod for video. The main program (iTunes upgrade or standalone) and horsepower will sit on a server, and will run on Macs or PCs. Maybe just a big iTunes upgrade. It will turn your TV into an entertainment portal to your computer media. Beautiful visualizers running in music mode. Video from DVDs or files such as downloaded movies. There will be a connection with TiVO to access the files on their DVR, but with the iTV interface. You will be able to get media from your server or TiVO.

2. Major Leopard presentation. There will be at least one "I've got to have that" that hasn't been seen yet... the thing that will drive Mac users to upgrade. (now that Vista is out... heh.) This was Dashboard for a lot of folks with Tiger.

3. iLife 07 is a no brainer. Evolutionary changes to iPhoto with tighter ties to Front Row and iTV. Multiple libraries. New edit features. Similar for iMovie and iDVD.

4. Dual Quad Mac Pro announced.

5. New displays with iSight. New USB iSight.

6. Evolutionary changes to 'books and iMacs.

7. No iPhone. But will announce it like iTV was announced. It will be remote iChat, using Mac OS over 3G cellular networks. The first portable video phone.

8. No iMacish expandable Mac Pro box.

9. Ship date for CS3 will be announced. Avid for Mac updates trumpeted. The software word will be, the Mac is Back. Lots of interest as the Mac platform is growing. Millions of users, most sophisticated users not just email and web.





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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: January 08, 2007 09:28AM
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Ken Sp.
My last minute wants/needs./maybes for MacWorld.
1. "iTV" as a convergence device wth SlingBox type ability (and maybe a collaboration with SlingMedia). It also should do Computer to TV with DVR capability (ReplayTV with Apple).

NO HD, NO DVR, Sorry!
It is a Media Streamer, that is all.

BGnR



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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: vicrock
Date: January 08, 2007 09:47AM
Steve will wear a black shirt!
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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 08, 2007 09:52AM
1. leopard
2. ilife
3. imac and mini updates
4. ipod full screen (if they don't they will give up some market to the zune)
5. itv

I think the ipod will be the "one last thing." I'll add a twist to the thread. What are you planning to buy aftert MWSF? I just sold my G5 tower and I'm planning to buy an iMac.

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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: threeprong
Date: January 08, 2007 09:59AM
I predict a lot of bitchin' and moanin'.

3P
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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: Chupa Chupa
Date: January 08, 2007 10:32AM
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threeprong
I predict a lot of bitchin' and moanin'.

smiling smiley Ain't that the truth.
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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 08, 2007 10:55AM
I predict that at least 10% of the forum will pick apart any new products, and declare they could design better. Then, when their breaks are over, will go back to flipping burgers, and slicing veggies for the salad bar.
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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 08, 2007 11:00AM
Hey! Without me you'd have NO burgers or fresh salad! Eat your ipod. winking smiley

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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 08, 2007 11:02AM
you work in the food additive industry with Clark Griswold?
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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: January 08, 2007 11:10AM
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davemchine
I'll add a twist to the thread. What are you planning to buy aftert MWSF? I just sold my G5 tower and I'm planning to buy an iMac.

I've got a couple of big ticket items waiting on MWSF...

I'm about to take the HDTV plunge. As of now, my choice is the Samsung 4695 LCD. But I want the gear to be able to run OS X, FrontRowish iTunes, video over the internet (Apple.com movie trailers, for example) and streamed media from my PowerMac upstairs. So I'm prolly looking at an iTV and maybe a new 802.11n router.

I'm about to put the trusty ol' Pismo out to pasture... and buy a MacBook or MacBook Pro. As of now, it'd be a black MacBook.

=-=-=-=

Oh... one more thing. (heh)

Steve will announce 802.11n cards to retrofit current Airport cards in PMacs, iMacs and 'books.





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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 08, 2007 11:49AM
Apple will finally right the biggest wrong and come out with the rocket packs that we were promised back in grade school in the Weekly Reader.



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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: Silencio
Date: January 08, 2007 11:49AM
802.11n isn't on track to be ratified until 2008, so that's a tricky one to navigate. If they ship some sort of pre-n spec, I'd expect new Airport base stations and software updates to the Intel Macs that unlock their 802.11n functionality already present in their wireless chipsets.

I think Apple will announced some stuff that's not necessarily going to ship right away, such as the iTV and the phone. I'm a bit torn as to whether the true video iPod is close enough to being ready, but I could lump that in the same category.

New monitors would be good. Built-in iSight, 17" widescreen (though I find I'm spec'ing out third party 20" widescreens at minimum these days because they're so cheap), hopefully a height-adjustable stand and sizable price cuts, please. The 23" model will probably become 24", as it seems those panels are becoming the norm in the industry.

iWork will add a spreadsheet application.

A couple of new movie studios will announce signing on to iTunes.

A few more killer features of Leopard will be unveiled.

I still don't see Apple producing its own HDTVs. Not sure what they would add to the party, and I presume most people would be more interested in adding iTV as a peripheral rather than having it stuck inside their TV.

Octocore Mac Pro with some motherboard improvements across the entire Mac Pro line, hopefully a better entry-level video card and SLI support.

I can't expect much change in the iMac, MacBook, and MacBook Pro, as Intel doesn't have any faster Merom CPUs AFAIK. Maybe fix the 3GB RAM limit and upgrade the GPUs? That'd tide us over until Santa Rosa in a few months. I actually expect no changes for now.

I don't expect a 12" MacBook Pro yet, either. Maybe by the summer.

Would love to see some significant changes and/or price cuts on the Mac mini. It's a poor buy compared to the iMacs. Either signficantly improve its specs or significantly lower its price.

And come out with a midrange, Conroe-based minitower already!

Clearly, this post has devolved from predictions to mere wishful thinking. ;)
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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 08, 2007 12:17PM
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tuqqer
Apple will finally right the biggest wrong and come out with the rocket packs that we were promised back in grade school in the Weekly Reader.

I'm glad they will be Apple rocket packs. The Windows rocket packs crash all the time, or just plain lock up. Real BSOD. Who has time to find a missing .dll at 300 feet?



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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: January 08, 2007 01:34PM
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Racer X
I'm glad they will be Apple rocket packs. The Windows rocket packs crash all the time, or just plain lock up. Real BSOD. Who has time to find a missing .dll at 300 feet?

Blue Sky of Death.





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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 08, 2007 01:37PM
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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 08, 2007 01:56PM
I plan on getting a couple of iPods and 24" iMac shortly after MWSF.

IF there were a 12 MBP, that would change everything!

Otherwise it might be the 50" HD ACD. THAT will be a pretty penny.

There's been no FCC sighting on new and SuperCool phones, so I don't know what to expect.

I predict forum members will make the same lame predictions of whining and disappointed forum members.

OH, that's already come to pass.

Ken, how are you going to follow the text postings "during the trip"? Cell phone modem? Sprint card in your MBP?

I'm trying to catch the postings and then scoot over to the show.






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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 08, 2007 02:35PM
I'm looking for a 30" iMac to be announced. But I have been predicting that for the last couple of years.

If they *DO* announce it tomorrow, big dent in my wallet forthcoming.



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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: January 08, 2007 03:57PM
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Rick-o
I'm looking for a 30" iMac to be announced. But I have been predicting that for the last couple of years.

If they *DO* announce it tomorrow, big dent in my wallet forthcoming.

With that much room in the case, it better come with more than one HD... heh.





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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: tronnei
Date: January 09, 2007 12:12AM
Apple and Apple Come Together --- Beatles catalog on iTunes.
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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 09, 2007 08:08AM
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sscutchen
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Rick-o
I'm looking for a 30" iMac to be announced. But I have been predicting that for the last couple of years.

If they *DO* announce it tomorrow, big dent in my wallet forthcoming.

With that much room in the case, it better come with more than one HD... heh.

Yes Sir! That would be a welcome addition. Also, make the new iMac as easy to work on as my 1st gen. 20" iMac.



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Re: My MacWorld know nothing predictions-Post yours here
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 09, 2007 01:51PM
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vicrock
Steve will wear a black shirt!

Who woulda thunk that this "sure thing" prediction would be wrong! What a crazy day. smiling smiley
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