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MacRumors
Sep 20, 2007, 09:00 PM
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Macworld Expo (http://www.macworldexpo.com) has opened registration (http://macworldexpo.com/about/packages_pricing) for January 2008.

The 2008 Macworld Conference & Expo takes place between January 14 - 18, 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The keynote address will likely take place on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 with the expo floor opening immediately afterward.

Apple announced the iPhone (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/01/09/apple-announces-the-iphone/) at the 2007 Macworld Expo, and early rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/09/20/january-2008-macbook-pros-with-penryn-processors/) are pointing to at least a MacBook Pro update at 2008 expo. A circulating (http://digg.com/apple/Macworld_2008_Registration_is_Now_Open_w_FREE_PASSES) priority code (08-E-VF01) promises free Exhibit Hall passes until October 5th.

MacRumorsLive will return in January for keynote coverage, and this year MacRumors will provide extended Macworld Expo floor coverage. Vendors exhibiting should feel free to contact us (http://forums.macrumors.com/sendmessage.php) for possible coverage.


Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/09/20/macworld-expo-san-francisco-2008-open-for-registration/)



macintel4me
Sep 20, 2007, 09:03 PM
Can you say "MacBook Pro update"? :)

jonessodarally
Sep 20, 2007, 09:06 PM
Can you say "MacBook Pro update"? :)

I think it would be hilarious (but also, actually, really disappointing) if the 2008 keynote consists ONLY of macbook pro updates and iphone socks.:D


Hey, maybe just for kicks, they'll throw in some iPodFatty socks, too!

Mozutaka
Sep 20, 2007, 09:09 PM
Mac Pro needs some love. Maybe the rest of the guts will catch up to the processor. New cinema displays would be nice as well.

CJD2112
Sep 20, 2007, 09:10 PM
Mac Pro needs some love. Maybe the rest of the guts will catch up to the processor. New cinema displays would be nice as well.

Bump. It's been since 2004 and they haven't had a major update, they're well overdue...

Any one else have the feeling Leopard might be delayed till Macworld Expo 2008? :p

ravenvii
Sep 20, 2007, 09:13 PM
Anyone tried that code? Does it actually give you free passes?

! V !
Sep 20, 2007, 09:32 PM
Anyone tried that code? Does it actually give you free passes?

Indeed, it does. :)

theheadguy
Sep 20, 2007, 09:39 PM
Last year's was genuinely lame (see: msft showing off office 2004). :rolleyes:

let's remember last year (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=3259006#post3259006)

PowerBook User
Sep 20, 2007, 10:07 PM
MacRumorsLive will return in January for keynote coverage, and this year MacRumors will provide extended Macworld Expo floor coverage. Vendors exhibiting should feel free to contact us (http://forums.macrumors.com/sendmessage.php) for possible coverage.


Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/09/20/macworld-expo-san-francisco-2008-open-for-registration/)

Does this mean coverage of new products from other companies at the expo? That would certainly be a nice addition.

jmingin
Sep 20, 2007, 10:19 PM
Hope updated/new MacBook Pro and Mac Pro come out before January. Need to buy them in this calendar year! Always seemed silly that the big new things are released after Christmas and end-of-year tech buying. Probably is because as far back as I can remember, MacWorld Expo SF has always been in January.

mrrydogg
Sep 20, 2007, 10:49 PM
Does anyone know what the difference is between the free "Exhibits Only" pass we can get with the code and the "Exhibits Only Enhanced" pass?

I can't tell.

arn
Sep 20, 2007, 10:53 PM
Does this mean coverage of new products from other companies at the expo? That would certainly be a nice addition.

Yep, and it will probably be a separate section like the iPhone area. Big announcements, Apple announcements on the front page of course.

arn

PowerBook User
Sep 20, 2007, 10:59 PM
Yep, and it will probably be a separate section like the iPhone area. Big announcements, Apple announcements on the front page of course.

arn

That's good to hear! I always like hearing about new products for the Mac.

Multimedia
Sep 20, 2007, 11:14 PM
I tried to register Monday but couldn't find a Priority Code. Thanks a lot.Anyone tried that code? Does it actually give you free passes?Yes.Where could I find this special code? 08-E-VF01

AppleiMac
Sep 20, 2007, 11:20 PM
Can just anyone go to this? No, right?

Multimedia
Sep 20, 2007, 11:21 PM
Can just anyone go to this? No, right?Yes it's for all of us.

Mac Pro needs some love. Maybe the rest of the guts will catch up to the processor. New cinema displays would be nice as well.I think we'll be experiencing LeopardPalooza.

BigJohno
Sep 21, 2007, 12:19 AM
Indeed, it does. :)

Where could I find this special code?

macduke
Sep 21, 2007, 12:47 AM
Maybe at some point Apple will have a keynote address somewhere out here in the midwest so I can go.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA yeah right.....

California 1 Missouri 0

Raiders suck! (sorry I just had to)

jmingin
Sep 21, 2007, 12:55 AM
Does anyone know what the difference is between the free "Exhibits Only" pass we can get with the code and the "Exhibits Only Enhanced" pass?

I can't tell.

From what I can remember, there's a special lounge area with free wireless access, a limited edition t-shirt and a discount at the MacWorld Expo store.

scott1785
Sep 21, 2007, 01:44 AM
Any one else have the feeling Leopard might be delayed till Macworld Expo 2008? :p


I really,really,really hope that you are not right but with the way things are going you probably are.....bring on the '08 hardware MAC PROS!!!!

pagansoul
Sep 21, 2007, 07:19 AM
This is as bad as Xmas music starting at Labor Day. If I let you guys start me thinking about MacWorld 2008 this early I would end up going crazy. :rolleyes: When I lived in San Francisco (1985-90) I wish there had been Macworld conventions, now it takes all my strength to keep from going (I now live in Georgia) so I can use the saved money to by the expensive toys being introduced there. I'm due for a notebook next year.

aswitcher
Sep 21, 2007, 09:09 AM
Any recommendations on accommodation? I have some Aussie mates heading over for it and they are looking out for deals.

Ramsos
Sep 21, 2007, 09:51 AM
Done and done, I'll be there. I missed last year so this is cool.:D:apple:

cliffjumper68
Sep 21, 2007, 10:13 AM
Can't wait, hopefully they will expand wireless data card support with a build-in option.

guzhogi
Sep 21, 2007, 10:42 AM
Things I'd like to see @ MWSF '08:
1. Updated MacBook Pros
2. Sanata Rosa MacBooks
3. Updated Mac Pros
4. Updated xServes (but probably won't)
5. Updated cinema displays w/ higher resolutions & builtin iSights
6. iPhone software updates (iTunes Wi-fi store, games, new/enhanced features, etc.)
7. Status on how 10.5 is doing & what software is taking advantage of it
8. iLife '08 Leopard version (would be cool to add Core Animation effects to iMovies & iPhoto slideshows)

arn
Sep 21, 2007, 11:02 AM
We will prob have an official MacRumors gathering planned out this time.

arn

Doctor Q
Sep 21, 2007, 12:19 PM
I predict that Apple will announced iLife '07 at MWSF '08, since they missed their chance at MWSF '07. :rolleyes:

And if I'm right, I'll eat my hat.

Multimedia
Sep 21, 2007, 12:24 PM
This is as bad as Xmas music starting at Labor Day. If I let you guys start me thinking about MacWorld 2008 this early I would end up going crazy. :rolleyes: When I lived in San Francisco (1985-90) I wish there had been Macworld conventions, now it takes all my strength to keep from going (I now live in Georgia) so I can use the saved money to by the expensive toys being introduced there. I'm due for a notebook next year.There have been MacWorld Conventions in San Francisco every January since 1985. So you could have attended one every year you were there if you had paid attention. :rolleyes:

AppleiMac
Sep 21, 2007, 02:10 PM
Hmm, so the cheapest way to see the keynote is $295, correct? This would be fun to go to, but that's quite a bit of $$.

kitki83
Sep 21, 2007, 04:48 PM
Ok I got my free pass for the exhibit but not the keynote but I realize that Hotels around the area is freaking expensive for my budget. Anyone has some information or recommendations of cheap hotels. Average hotels I was recommended is 600 for the 5 business days(just as estimate how much the trip will cost).

Anyway I am very eager to attend, wonder if I have family over there.

Any information on deals may help.

gusapple
Sep 21, 2007, 05:06 PM
I'm thinking of going for the first time, any pointers?

twoodcc
Sep 21, 2007, 06:18 PM
Mac Pro needs some love. Maybe the rest of the guts will catch up to the processor. New cinema displays would be nice as well.

that's what i'm hoping for

Karpfish
Sep 23, 2007, 04:28 PM
Any recommendations on accommodation? I have some Aussie mates heading over for it and they are looking out for deals.
There's a very nice Westin hotel right around the corner from the convention center.

Doctor Q
Sep 23, 2007, 05:20 PM
There's a very nice Westin hotel right around the corner from the convention center.Are you talking about the Argent Hotel (http://www.argenthotel.com/), now called the Westin San Francisco Market Street (http://www.westinsf.com/)?

BigPrince
Sep 23, 2007, 05:26 PM
I stayed at the Ramada Plaza on Market Street which I think with AAA was less then $100 a night. Probably a 20 minute walk to the Moscone Center.

Project
Sep 23, 2007, 05:28 PM
Nothing could possibly live up to MacWorld 06.

JeffDM
Sep 24, 2007, 02:10 AM
Hmm, so the cheapest way to see the keynote is $295, correct? This would be fun to go to, but that's quite a bit of $$.

You mean in person? Otherwise it's only true if you don't count watching it streamed after the fact.

JeffDM
Sep 24, 2007, 02:15 AM
Bump. It's been since 2004 and they haven't had a major update, they're well overdue...

If you mean the Cinema Displays, there have been a few stealth updates, they increased the brightness, contrast ratio and response time at least once for each size since the new design.

I think the designs are still fine, though Apple might try to make it look more like iMac. A built-in camera would be nice, but I'd prefer they use a nice camera rather than a phone camera.

JeffDM
Sep 24, 2007, 02:17 AM
Mac Pro needs some love. Maybe the rest of the guts will catch up to the processor. New cinema displays would be nice as well.

Mac Pro can be updated at some pro expo. There are some exceptions, but Apple usually doesn't update their pro hardware at a consumer expo, consumer expos usually have consumer product updates instead.