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Toe
Dec 28, 2004, 03:23 PM
If http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/ is any guide (and it does have a pretty good logic to it), then all of these products are due for an upgrade (or will be by MWSF):
Xserve
PowerBook
PowerMac
eMac
iPod
Only the iMac (hey MR! Update the photo!) and iBook won't be overdue by then... and the iMac will be getting pretty far along its lifecycle too.

This should be one heck of a show. If there's a phone too, and maybe some Tiger, well... a lot of Mac users might just die of product overload.

edesignuk
Dec 28, 2004, 03:36 PM
a lot of Mac users might just die of product overload.
The chance would be a fine thing, but I can't see it happening.

Let's hope I have to eat my words.

maya
Dec 28, 2004, 05:05 PM
Tough change this will never happen too many products in a 1-2 hour show, maybe they will extend it to 2.5 hours or something. I still do not see this happening. :)

nutmac
Dec 28, 2004, 05:24 PM
Even if xServe and PowerMac are ready to ship, I don't think they will be unveiled at MWSF at the expense of announcing updated eMac and PowerBook.

Most pundits do not expect xServe and PowerMac to get not much more than speed bump (and new graphics for PowerMac). If true, they could be announced slightly later.

Then again, it looks like PowerBook may get equally tame upgrade. If so, Tiger and iTunes for mobile phones may get most of the attentions.

James L
Dec 28, 2004, 05:40 PM
If http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/ is any guide (and it does have a pretty good logic to it), then all of these products are due for an upgrade (or will be by MWSF):
Xserve
PowerBook
PowerMac
eMac
iPod
Only the iMac (hey MR! Update the photo!) and iBook won't be overdue by then... and the iMac will be getting pretty far along its lifecycle too.

This should be one heck of a show. If there's a phone too, and maybe some Tiger, well... a lot of Mac users might just die of product overload.


I wouldn't get your hopes up if I were you!!! There will be a bunch of tiger talk I am sure, a couple of new gadgets, some software upgrades probably, one or two hardware devices, etc.

Same ol' same old I would guess!

Duff-Man
Dec 28, 2004, 05:45 PM
Duff-Man says....and with the passing of Christmas we move straight into MacWorld silly season.....oh yeah!

zim
Dec 28, 2004, 06:03 PM
Duff-Man says....and with the passing of Christmas we move straight into MacWorld silly season.....oh yeah!

I agree. Either Apple needs to pull back MacWorld to December or Christmas should be in late January or even better, Applemas or Macmas a day of giving for all Apple users, would be a national holiday held late January, allowing for product delivery.

Toe
Dec 29, 2004, 10:53 AM
I agree. Either Apple needs to pull back MacWorld to December or Christmas should be in late January or even better, Applemas or Macmas a day of giving for all Apple users, would be a national holiday held late January, allowing for product delivery.Yeah, but two days after Apple announced Macmas, Microsoft would come out with MS Holiday, which would be the entire month of August, and would entail mandatory licensing of at least five premium MS products.

Give your loved ones the gift of Exchange Server this MS Holiday.

sjpetry
Dec 29, 2004, 12:12 PM
It would be great for all of the thing came out but they won't. :mad:
Don't forget about the iHeadless Mac. :)

zelmo
Dec 29, 2004, 12:25 PM
Appleworks update
Keynote 2
iLife '05
Tiger
$499 headless G4 Mac
iPhone
Asteroid audio interface
5GB iPod mini
Flash-based iPod micro
Xserve update
3.0GHz PowerMac update
G4/G5 PowerBook update
eMac G5
80GB drive for iPod Photo

What is real?
How much of this stuff could you possibly cram into one Keynote? Maybe Steve has a Time Distortion Field to go with that RDF. :rolleyes:

I'm betting on:
Keynote 2
iLife '05
Asteroid audio interface
5GB iPod mini

one more thing:
Flash-based iPod micro, 1GB for $149

one more "one more thing":
$499 headless Mac

No matter what, it'll be quite a show.

Toe
Dec 29, 2004, 01:00 PM
Appleworks update
Keynote 2
iLife '05
Tiger
$499 headless G4 Mac
iPhone
Asteroid audio interface
5GB iPod mini
Flash-based iPod micro
Xserve update
3.0GHz PowerMac update
G4/G5 PowerBook update
eMac G5
80GB drive for iPod Photo

All of those seem plausible, so I would guess that the least likely among them would be the Xserve. If Steve is pressed for time anyway, why announce enterprise-class Iron at a consumer show? Perhaps they'll save the Xserve for a stand-alone release event. I don't think it'll be rerady next month anyway.

Also, perhaps the headless iMac is the same thing as the new eMac...?