Om talks about Apple 2006

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time when everyone tries to guess what Apple is going to reveal at MacWorld.

The desperation is high. My son is so desperate to know that he goes into Apple stores and tries to get the salespeople to tell him what’s up. Seriously, he did just that the other day (I wasn’t with him, but I hear the salesperson at the Seattle store told him “I would lose my job if I told you that.”)

Anyway, Om Malik does a good job of telling Microsoft “you’re fired” and also makes some guesses at what’s coming.

Me? I’m taking Patrick to MacWorld. He wants to buy a new laptop so we’re gonna check out the latest. Yes, he’s a Mac fan. Steve Jobs snuck something into his food when I wasn’t watching, I’m sure of it! Heheh.

What do you think Steve Jobs is gonna reveal this year?

Comments

  1. I’m gonna play safe. If Apple decides to keep the iPod shuffle line-up (and with the nano, that’s not 100% certain), they will have to introduce a black model.

  2. I’m gonna play safe. If Apple decides to keep the iPod shuffle line-up (and with the nano, that’s not 100% certain), they will have to introduce a black model.

  3. hmmm

    1) That he’s licensing Windows Vista from Microsoft.

    2) He’s retiring.

    realistically:

    1) Apple’s first foray into the home through a redesigned mac mini…

    2) more partnerships with movie studios etc…

    3) some announcement related to how many of product X they’ve sold so far…

  4. hmmm

    1) That he’s licensing Windows Vista from Microsoft.

    2) He’s retiring.

    realistically:

    1) Apple’s first foray into the home through a redesigned mac mini…

    2) more partnerships with movie studios etc…

    3) some announcement related to how many of product X they’ve sold so far…

  5. Well, I think the only possible new computer hardware is a new iBook, but even that is pretty unlikely.

    In terms of mac stuff, Jobs will show off OS X 10.5 Leopard for the first time. He will also announce/release iLife ’06.

    More exciting, Apple will be building upon their already out there iPod products this January. Jobs will announce some sort of living room/consumer electronics device (don’t ask me what – I have no idea) and it will interface in some way with the current top of the line iPods. Also he will debut not just more TV (can you say HBO?) on iTunes, but also a new Movie service built in as well (integrates with already out there iPods?). That’s how it will be all about iPods, without really releasing any new iPods (since they’re still pretty new) — the new iPods will launch this June or August.

    Anyway, those are just my guesses…

  6. Well, I think the only possible new computer hardware is a new iBook, but even that is pretty unlikely.

    In terms of mac stuff, Jobs will show off OS X 10.5 Leopard for the first time. He will also announce/release iLife ’06.

    More exciting, Apple will be building upon their already out there iPod products this January. Jobs will announce some sort of living room/consumer electronics device (don’t ask me what – I have no idea) and it will interface in some way with the current top of the line iPods. Also he will debut not just more TV (can you say HBO?) on iTunes, but also a new Movie service built in as well (integrates with already out there iPods?). That’s how it will be all about iPods, without really releasing any new iPods (since they’re still pretty new) — the new iPods will launch this June or August.

    Anyway, those are just my guesses…

  7. Hopefully he’ll be showing Leopard. He’d be crazy not to, if he wants to make a point about how Vista is only a cosmetic change to XP* he needs to show what is up his sleeve for the next release, and not rely on the changes that were in Tiger. If the rumours about the new Finder (explorer.exe equiv) are true then I bet we’ll find out at WWDC.

    * Whether this is true or not, I don’t know. I haven’t bothered trying to install Vista yet – nothing there that is really inspiring enough for me to waste the time doing it.

  8. Hopefully he’ll be showing Leopard. He’d be crazy not to, if he wants to make a point about how Vista is only a cosmetic change to XP* he needs to show what is up his sleeve for the next release, and not rely on the changes that were in Tiger. If the rumours about the new Finder (explorer.exe equiv) are true then I bet we’ll find out at WWDC.

    * Whether this is true or not, I don’t know. I haven’t bothered trying to install Vista yet – nothing there that is really inspiring enough for me to waste the time doing it.

  9. Intel based iBooks and Minis in Q1 and a roadmap for the rest of the computer line up.

    Mini becomes the home entertainment hub / center / dohickey / whatever and iMacs get TV cards and a big giant cable input jack on the back.

    Preview 10.5 and some home entertainment super duper software package related to the Mini and iMacs.

    Steve Jobs steps down and is replaced by Mecha-Godzilla-Jobs, a giant robotic mashup of Jobs, Godzilla, and the Google Feed API.

    And I’m left with the choice – replace my PowerBook now or wait until the Intel models come out – I’m guessing second half of the year.

  10. Intel based iBooks and Minis in Q1 and a roadmap for the rest of the computer line up.

    Mini becomes the home entertainment hub / center / dohickey / whatever and iMacs get TV cards and a big giant cable input jack on the back.

    Preview 10.5 and some home entertainment super duper software package related to the Mini and iMacs.

    Steve Jobs steps down and is replaced by Mecha-Godzilla-Jobs, a giant robotic mashup of Jobs, Godzilla, and the Google Feed API.

    And I’m left with the choice – replace my PowerBook now or wait until the Intel models come out – I’m guessing second half of the year.

  11. I think my heads going to explode if i read anymore speculation.

    it’s only 2 weeks away, after ces dammit. i know im going to be on that airplane during the keynote waiting to touch ground so i can get a signal on my mobile and connect to the net to see what’s up lol.

  12. I think my heads going to explode if i read anymore speculation.

    it’s only 2 weeks away, after ces dammit. i know im going to be on that airplane during the keynote waiting to touch ground so i can get a signal on my mobile and connect to the net to see what’s up lol.

  13. Intel mac mini,
    intel ibook, and demo of intel powerbook to ship in april,
    demo 10.5,
    new version of logic (rev 8),
    new version of ilife apps, including spreadsheet/db thing,
    and finally announce the acquisition of elgato

  14. Intel mac mini,
    intel ibook, and demo of intel powerbook to ship in april,
    demo 10.5,
    new version of logic (rev 8),
    new version of ilife apps, including spreadsheet/db thing,
    and finally announce the acquisition of elgato

  15. He will unveil the MacTel. Then encourage his mindless minions to BUY, BUY, BUY! Even though the machine will cost 2x as much as similar hardware. He will then introduce the iPod . What I wish is that he would announce .NET for the Macintosh platform, like MS has done for their developers, wouldn’t that set the world on it’s ear?

  16. He will unveil the MacTel. Then encourage his mindless minions to BUY, BUY, BUY! Even though the machine will cost 2x as much as similar hardware. He will then introduce the iPod . What I wish is that he would announce .NET for the Macintosh platform, like MS has done for their developers, wouldn’t that set the world on it’s ear?

  17. If Apple really wanted to shock the world, they’d do something really different, like partner with VW or Mini or something to develop a limited edition of their car with an Apple-designed interior (although with conventional coloring) “UI”. Car UIs are too backwards compatible, so to speak, and it would be an interesting exercise in applying computer usability principles to the auto dashboard/AC/radio/cupholders, which have been in many ways unchanged for 50 years.

  18. If Apple really wanted to shock the world, they’d do something really different, like partner with VW or Mini or something to develop a limited edition of their car with an Apple-designed interior (although with conventional coloring) “UI”. Car UIs are too backwards compatible, so to speak, and it would be an interesting exercise in applying computer usability principles to the auto dashboard/AC/radio/cupholders, which have been in many ways unchanged for 50 years.

  19. I am terrible at speculating so I won’t :) But I am interested to see what apples comes up with next year.

    As for macs…I have been interested in them for a while but never actually used one 0_o If I have some extra cash I will have to get the cheapest mac possible just to play with it. All my friends are Windows users…bummer.

  20. I am terrible at speculating so I won’t :) But I am interested to see what apples comes up with next year.

    As for macs…I have been interested in them for a while but never actually used one 0_o If I have some extra cash I will have to get the cheapest mac possible just to play with it. All my friends are Windows users…bummer.

  21. Steve Jobs’ biggest ‘WOW!’ at MWSF06 keynote?

    Showing a build-to-order (BTO) MacTel with Windows XP preinstalled and running natively.

  22. Steve Jobs’ biggest ‘WOW!’ at MWSF06 keynote?

    Showing a build-to-order (BTO) MacTel with Windows XP preinstalled and running natively.

  23. New Powerbooks. They’ve been languishing for such a long time, they have to do something about it. They’ll also probably do something with the ipod shuffle.

  24. New Powerbooks. They’ve been languishing for such a long time, they have to do something about it. They’ll also probably do something with the ipod shuffle.

  25. Ever since I gave my wife a Powerbook in May, I have had a 10x reduction in overhead time to manage her previously constantly crashing Outlook and Windows XP – we had a lot of talks in the past about not clicking on things, but to my horror, I started watching the way she used the web and mail and realized that she just didn’t want to be so detail oriented as to avoid absolutely every sneaky slime-ball in the world trying to get her to click on something nasty.

    So, about 3 weeks after she was using the Mac(the transition to which was surprisingly painless), she clicked on something someone sent to her blog and the greatest thing in the world happened – nothing. The Mac has been a faithful tool for the last 7 months – Entourage works flawlessly with my Exchange server – and I have had ZERO complaints.

    With that first-hand experience, I will religiously tell people to switch – OS X isn’t perfect and I am sure there will be vulnerabilities, but it will solve a lot of headaches for the next several years.

    Microsoft – You’re fired.

  26. Ever since I gave my wife a Powerbook in May, I have had a 10x reduction in overhead time to manage her previously constantly crashing Outlook and Windows XP – we had a lot of talks in the past about not clicking on things, but to my horror, I started watching the way she used the web and mail and realized that she just didn’t want to be so detail oriented as to avoid absolutely every sneaky slime-ball in the world trying to get her to click on something nasty.

    So, about 3 weeks after she was using the Mac(the transition to which was surprisingly painless), she clicked on something someone sent to her blog and the greatest thing in the world happened – nothing. The Mac has been a faithful tool for the last 7 months – Entourage works flawlessly with my Exchange server – and I have had ZERO complaints.

    With that first-hand experience, I will religiously tell people to switch – OS X isn’t perfect and I am sure there will be vulnerabilities, but it will solve a lot of headaches for the next several years.

    Microsoft – You’re fired.

  27. This is what makes Apple product releases so fun, you have no idea what is coming. With previous product releases all the rumours, “reliable sources”, speculation and market analyzation has never given us every fact about an upcoming product release there is always something to go “WOW” about.

    I have a ticket to MacWorld, I hope I make it

  28. This is what makes Apple product releases so fun, you have no idea what is coming. With previous product releases all the rumours, “reliable sources”, speculation and market analyzation has never given us every fact about an upcoming product release there is always something to go “WOW” about.

    I have a ticket to MacWorld, I hope I make it

  29. I was waiting for a tablet from Apple, because they seem to try to get things right the first time. Of course, that was before I picked up an LS800, when I see that Microsoft (and Motion Computing!) have just about got it right.

    My speculation? The Intel Mac, of course. Except the big surprise is that it will come dual-boot ready, or even configurable with Windows XP already installed as dual boot. Better yet – The OS’s come on their own partitions, and there’s a third data partition that both OS’s can read. Then you can work on the same documents from either OS, letting people compare the operating systems themselves.

    I think this is what was missing from the switch campaign, or the Mac Mini effort to get people to try out Mac OS.

    If you buy an Intel computer from any other manufacturer, it won’t be able to boot Mac OS (without hacking at least). But if you could buy an Apple that would boot Windows alongside Mac… that would drive the hardware sales that Apple is fond of.

  30. I was waiting for a tablet from Apple, because they seem to try to get things right the first time. Of course, that was before I picked up an LS800, when I see that Microsoft (and Motion Computing!) have just about got it right.

    My speculation? The Intel Mac, of course. Except the big surprise is that it will come dual-boot ready, or even configurable with Windows XP already installed as dual boot. Better yet – The OS’s come on their own partitions, and there’s a third data partition that both OS’s can read. Then you can work on the same documents from either OS, letting people compare the operating systems themselves.

    I think this is what was missing from the switch campaign, or the Mac Mini effort to get people to try out Mac OS.

    If you buy an Intel computer from any other manufacturer, it won’t be able to boot Mac OS (without hacking at least). But if you could buy an Apple that would boot Windows alongside Mac… that would drive the hardware sales that Apple is fond of.

  31. Paul’s Write up is on his site. This is a thread talking about Apple 2006 predictions. It’s not a place for a rabid fan plug. You are the zombie retard.

  32. Paul’s Write up is on his site. This is a thread talking about Apple 2006 predictions. It’s not a place for a rabid fan plug. You are the zombie retard.

  33. Well, None_For_U – I was taking the theme from Scoble’s post: ‘Anyway, Om Malik does a good job of telling Microsoft “you’re fired” ‘

    New Apple products will make more people switch, so I thought it was an appropriate topic.

  34. Well, None_For_U – I was taking the theme from Scoble’s post: ‘Anyway, Om Malik does a good job of telling Microsoft “you’re fired” ‘

    New Apple products will make more people switch, so I thought it was an appropriate topic.

  35. In 2006, Apple will unveil it’s death star built with money gained from overcharging for their computers + peripherals, and use the death star to blow up Microsoft.

    // You need a n00b on this thread, Scoble. :)

  36. In 2006, Apple will unveil it’s death star built with money gained from overcharging for their computers + peripherals, and use the death star to blow up Microsoft.

    // You need a n00b on this thread, Scoble. :)

  37. I have two macs at home. One is a pro performa but that still counts. I love mac products myself. I just don’t understand the switch plugs. It’s almost like a spam bot running around on the net spamming switch ads. Anyone visiting this blog understands the strenths and weaknesses of both the Windows Platform and the Apple platform. I see these damn switch ads everywhere.. Sorry if I got a bit too toothy with ya….

  38. I have two macs at home. One is a pro performa but that still counts. I love mac products myself. I just don’t understand the switch plugs. It’s almost like a spam bot running around on the net spamming switch ads. Anyone visiting this blog understands the strenths and weaknesses of both the Windows Platform and the Apple platform. I see these damn switch ads everywhere.. Sorry if I got a bit too toothy with ya….

  39. RE: None_For_You, I used to own a Performa 600(0)? It was my first computer, I enjoyed it a bit, but at the time I had it, there were Intel computers out that reached 1000mhz. I just couldn’t connect to the net or keep up to current times with it.

    If Microsoft made their own set of Switch ads for television, that would be insane.

    I mean, I love Microsoft, but challenging Apple to it’s dominance of Switch ads on television would make us alienated PC users even happier.

    We need a Switch campaign for Windows.

  40. RE: None_For_You, I used to own a Performa 600(0)? It was my first computer, I enjoyed it a bit, but at the time I had it, there were Intel computers out that reached 1000mhz. I just couldn’t connect to the net or keep up to current times with it.

    If Microsoft made their own set of Switch ads for television, that would be insane.

    I mean, I love Microsoft, but challenging Apple to it’s dominance of Switch ads on television would make us alienated PC users even happier.

    We need a Switch campaign for Windows.

  41. No problem – I resigned from Microsoft this week because I believe in other technology – not just from Redmond. I know what you mean about the bots, having lived with them for 7+ years – all I heard was the same line. However, Windows is a bit like good Swiss cheese these days, but when a fungus finds the holes, it stinks.

    Apple has the advantage of a ‘relatively’ new platform and a huge consumer lead in media – I can’t wait to see what they come out with next month and wish I could be at the show…

  42. No problem – I resigned from Microsoft this week because I believe in other technology – not just from Redmond. I know what you mean about the bots, having lived with them for 7+ years – all I heard was the same line. However, Windows is a bit like good Swiss cheese these days, but when a fungus finds the holes, it stinks.

    Apple has the advantage of a ‘relatively’ new platform and a huge consumer lead in media – I can’t wait to see what they come out with next month and wish I could be at the show…

  43. Predictions? They will release Intel-based notebooks 5 months earlier with Mac mini iTheatre version for a home entr.
    To be frank – after 16 years with MS products (remeber Windows 2.0 or 2.1 install on two floppy discs) I’m ready for switch. I’m not doing heavy development anymore (C/C++) – I think it’s a good time for a change.

  44. Predictions? They will release Intel-based notebooks 5 months earlier with Mac mini iTheatre version for a home entr.
    To be frank – after 16 years with MS products (remeber Windows 2.0 or 2.1 install on two floppy discs) I’m ready for switch. I’m not doing heavy development anymore (C/C++) – I think it’s a good time for a change.

  45. Jobs has only 2 hours for his keynote. With the typical business news, software with demos, and guests he isn’t going to have time for a lot of new products. The most likely will be portables. If he’s going to use the better Intel chip variant due in 2 months for the Powerbooks I don’t think he’ll make any announcement on them. The most probable is new iBooks and Mini. A super small iBook and a low priced model are probable along with a Mini that could come in the entertainment center edition. That with some new iPod models would be a plateful to get into his time limitations. No Leopard demo until June; but a new Tiger update will be demoed along with the expanded suites of their Software.

  46. Jobs has only 2 hours for his keynote. With the typical business news, software with demos, and guests he isn’t going to have time for a lot of new products. The most likely will be portables. If he’s going to use the better Intel chip variant due in 2 months for the Powerbooks I don’t think he’ll make any announcement on them. The most probable is new iBooks and Mini. A super small iBook and a low priced model are probable along with a Mini that could come in the entertainment center edition. That with some new iPod models would be a plateful to get into his time limitations. No Leopard demo until June; but a new Tiger update will be demoed along with the expanded suites of their Software.

  47. Greetings,
    Hmmm… 10.5 of course, with pervasive RSS support. Picture a ‘feed filesystem’, or ‘smart folder feeds’, where any program can open a feed as if it were a directory, reading entries as if they were files, using the metadata APIs they already added to the system for Spotlight to return the specialized RSS feed and entry details. (Which of course means that feeds are instantly searchable as part of your local Spotlight searches.)

    Also a built-in torrent-capable downloader/uploader, which is integrated into their software update process and, of course, the aformentioned feed filesystem. It also allows your mac to host trackers for your own podcasts, reinforcing the Mac as a content creation, distribution, and delivery platform.

    Tie all that into the new Mac Mini-Intel (with iPod sync slot built into the top) which ships with home entertainment control software, making iTunes Video a killer app because even with Tivo you have to skip commercials. If you wait a day, and download them (for $1.99) from ITMS, you get the timeshift advantage, better quality (less encoding degredation imo), and no commercials, built-in.

    Which of course reminds me, they’ll announce a partnership with CBS, bringing the hit set of CSI series to ITMS (iTunes Media Store), ratcheting up the value of the service to millions of people.

    Oh, and Steve’ll show up wearing a black turtleneck.

    Hey, I’ve gotta include ONE thing that’s actually likely in there… ;)

    – Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

    p.s. Okay, so in reality I expect a random new iPod, an announcement of a date for the Intel boxes, and a new software version or so, and maybe a bit of 10.5 hype. But that’s so much more boring than what I laid out above!

  48. Greetings,
    Hmmm… 10.5 of course, with pervasive RSS support. Picture a ‘feed filesystem’, or ‘smart folder feeds’, where any program can open a feed as if it were a directory, reading entries as if they were files, using the metadata APIs they already added to the system for Spotlight to return the specialized RSS feed and entry details. (Which of course means that feeds are instantly searchable as part of your local Spotlight searches.)

    Also a built-in torrent-capable downloader/uploader, which is integrated into their software update process and, of course, the aformentioned feed filesystem. It also allows your mac to host trackers for your own podcasts, reinforcing the Mac as a content creation, distribution, and delivery platform.

    Tie all that into the new Mac Mini-Intel (with iPod sync slot built into the top) which ships with home entertainment control software, making iTunes Video a killer app because even with Tivo you have to skip commercials. If you wait a day, and download them (for $1.99) from ITMS, you get the timeshift advantage, better quality (less encoding degredation imo), and no commercials, built-in.

    Which of course reminds me, they’ll announce a partnership with CBS, bringing the hit set of CSI series to ITMS (iTunes Media Store), ratcheting up the value of the service to millions of people.

    Oh, and Steve’ll show up wearing a black turtleneck.

    Hey, I’ve gotta include ONE thing that’s actually likely in there… ;)

    – Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

    p.s. Okay, so in reality I expect a random new iPod, an announcement of a date for the Intel boxes, and a new software version or so, and maybe a bit of 10.5 hype. But that’s so much more boring than what I laid out above!

  49. Ok, here’s a prediction that won’t be as big of a deal as what actually gets announced. I’m predicting that iTunes will be upgraded with support for producing podcasts. You’ll be able to plug in a mic (or use the built in one depending on your model), record a podcast, mix it a bit, include short song samples from your iTunes library (it’s legal!), and promote it at the ITMS all through iTunes.

    I think the expansion of video content through ITMS is a given. Although I’m not sure if CBS will be bringing anything to the table since they seem to have teamed up with Yahoo. Maybe more Pixar stuff?

    There are still rumblings about Netflix offering a download service too… Hmmmmmm, a Netflix/ITMS collaboration would be nice.

  50. Ok, here’s a prediction that won’t be as big of a deal as what actually gets announced. I’m predicting that iTunes will be upgraded with support for producing podcasts. You’ll be able to plug in a mic (or use the built in one depending on your model), record a podcast, mix it a bit, include short song samples from your iTunes library (it’s legal!), and promote it at the ITMS all through iTunes.

    I think the expansion of video content through ITMS is a given. Although I’m not sure if CBS will be bringing anything to the table since they seem to have teamed up with Yahoo. Maybe more Pixar stuff?

    There are still rumblings about Netflix offering a download service too… Hmmmmmm, a Netflix/ITMS collaboration would be nice.

  51. This is not far-fetched — Steve Jobs could make a stunning announcement about a major alliance between iTunes and PS3, in other words, Apple will formerly wade into the thick swamp of gaming.

    A match between Apple and Sony makes sense, if you think about it. Sony has gotten a serious drubbing because of its DRM debacle, whereas Apple thinks it needs a gaming play, so why not? PS3 can be made to play iTunes music only, while iPod can have a new version which will record and play gaming video generated through PS3.

  52. This is not far-fetched — Steve Jobs could make a stunning announcement about a major alliance between iTunes and PS3, in other words, Apple will formerly wade into the thick swamp of gaming.

    A match between Apple and Sony makes sense, if you think about it. Sony has gotten a serious drubbing because of its DRM debacle, whereas Apple thinks it needs a gaming play, so why not? PS3 can be made to play iTunes music only, while iPod can have a new version which will record and play gaming video generated through PS3.

  53. Please, for the love of God, be a Mactel PowerBook. Words cannot describe how useful a tri-boot MacOS/Windows/Linux portable would be. My head will literally explode if some super-duper virtualization wizardry allows me to run Windows and Linux apps within OSX. Ironically, by going Intel, Apple has the chance to make a “best of all worlds” machine.

    * Newton makes a comeback as the iPad, a mini-tablet with the stylings of an iPod.

    * Leopard is previewed, marking the return of stripes and transparency; Jobs notes “We decided we’d make it a fair fight for the Vista GUI design team.”

    * Mac Mini AV – Finally, someone at Apple used last quarter’s profits to buy a clue.

  54. Please, for the love of God, be a Mactel PowerBook. Words cannot describe how useful a tri-boot MacOS/Windows/Linux portable would be. My head will literally explode if some super-duper virtualization wizardry allows me to run Windows and Linux apps within OSX. Ironically, by going Intel, Apple has the chance to make a “best of all worlds” machine.

    * Newton makes a comeback as the iPad, a mini-tablet with the stylings of an iPod.

    * Leopard is previewed, marking the return of stripes and transparency; Jobs notes “We decided we’d make it a fair fight for the Vista GUI design team.”

    * Mac Mini AV – Finally, someone at Apple used last quarter’s profits to buy a clue.

  55. Hmmm. How about TV Entertainment in 2 forms
    1) premium: an expanded MacMini – like now, PLUS component video output, FrontRow (plus remote), and optional digital TV receiver & PVR
    2) lite: an expanded Airport-Express – take the existing box which only plays music, add the iPod’s video decoding chip, and a FrontRow remote. With the FrontRow interface of course.

    I think there’s a high chance of an Intel MacMini, and Intel Laptop (not sure if it’s an iBook or not – I’m betting iBook available immediately with Powerbook demonstrated announced for availability asap with Intel’s faster chips)

    I hope (but doubt it for now) that Apple enters the VoIP arena with Airport-wireless VoIP phones.

  56. Hmmm. How about TV Entertainment in 2 forms
    1) premium: an expanded MacMini – like now, PLUS component video output, FrontRow (plus remote), and optional digital TV receiver & PVR
    2) lite: an expanded Airport-Express – take the existing box which only plays music, add the iPod’s video decoding chip, and a FrontRow remote. With the FrontRow interface of course.

    I think there’s a high chance of an Intel MacMini, and Intel Laptop (not sure if it’s an iBook or not – I’m betting iBook available immediately with Powerbook demonstrated announced for availability asap with Intel’s faster chips)

    I hope (but doubt it for now) that Apple enters the VoIP arena with Airport-wireless VoIP phones.

  57. Oh…. yeah of course 10.5 demonstrations (and announcement that it’ll be released in the same week as Longhorn/Vista), more TV shows online & higher quality, the rumoured cache so that TV purchases are “never saved on your hard disk”, and a premium movie channel on a subscription model instead of purchasing :)

    Okay…… possibly dreaming.

  58. Oh…. yeah of course 10.5 demonstrations (and announcement that it’ll be released in the same week as Longhorn/Vista), more TV shows online & higher quality, the rumoured cache so that TV purchases are “never saved on your hard disk”, and a premium movie channel on a subscription model instead of purchasing :)

    Okay…… possibly dreaming.

  59. Tetra, put me on the list of people who will line up to buy one. Microsoft doesn’t care who builds the hardware either, they are still selling OS’s.

  60. Tetra, put me on the list of people who will line up to buy one. Microsoft doesn’t care who builds the hardware either, they are still selling OS’s.

  61. Based on what someone I know told me about who is doing big hours inside Apple at the moment, it would seem you will all be surprised to see the iMac be one of the first models to go Intel! Can’t provide any insight on laptps though – don’t have any contacts in that area.

  62. Based on what someone I know told me about who is doing big hours inside Apple at the moment, it would seem you will all be surprised to see the iMac be one of the first models to go Intel! Can’t provide any insight on laptps though – don’t have any contacts in that area.

  63. Introducing the MacBook Pro

    Well, I said it… Two weeks before Steve Jobs unveiled the MacBook Pro, I predicted that they would do new “PowerBooks” (look at comment number 18 on the post I just linked to). I was totally wrong about the new iPods, but being righ…