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Jan 5, 2008, 12:33 AM
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iJawn108
Jan 5, 2008, 01:56 AM
"One more thing... sun and apple have been working against the same target and we''re happy to announce it's merger into apple inc." :eek:

QT 8 Itunes 8
Mega huge updates in 10.5.2
New Supersmall mac portable

Full of Win
Jan 5, 2008, 10:17 AM
1. Many of the live blogs will crash
2. Steve Jobs will wear a black shirt and blue jeans
3. Apple stock will drop after the event
4. Something an i in front of its name will get updated
5. Steve will brag about how great the year has been
6. A black to gray gradient will be used in the presentation
7. Steve Jobs will use a remote device to control the presentation
8. The iPhone will be discussed
9. Men will cheer, women will faint and children will fly multicolored flags
10. I'll be spending 2,000+
11. There will be 100+ threads about how Apple is crap, what they released is crap, and how it will never work.
12. There will be some unboxing threads in two weeks
13. We will discuss when we want to wait in line for "Project X"

winmacguy
Jan 5, 2008, 02:05 PM
1. Many of the live blogs will crash
2. Steve Jobs will wear a black shirt and blue jeans
3. Apple stock will drop after the event
4. Something an i in front of its name will get updated
5. Steve will brag about how great the year has been
6. A black to gray gradient will be used in the presentation
7. Steve Jobs will use a remote device to control the presentation
8. The iPhone will be discussed
9. Men will cheer, women will faint and children will fly multicolored flags
10. I'll be spending 2,000+
11. There will be 100+ threads about how Apple is crap, what they released is crap, and how it will never work.
12. There will be some unboxing threads in two weeks
13. We will discuss when we want to wait in line for "Project X"

Is that "Full of Wind" or "Full of Windows"?:rolleyes:

tk421
Jan 5, 2008, 04:25 PM
1. Many of the live blogs will crash
2. Steve Jobs will wear a black shirt and blue jeans
3. Apple stock will drop after the event
4. Something an i in front of its name will get updated
5. Steve will brag about how great the year has been
6. A black to gray gradient will be used in the presentation
7. Steve Jobs will use a remote device to control the presentation
8. The iPhone will be discussed
9. Men will cheer, women will faint and children will fly multicolored flags
10. I'll be spending 2,000+
11. There will be 100+ threads about how Apple is crap, what they released is crap, and how it will never work.
12. There will be some unboxing threads in two weeks
13. We will discuss when we want to wait in line for "Project X"

Best prediction list ever. :D

elppa
Jan 7, 2008, 08:07 AM
I think it will be exciting this year:

[1] Lot's of puff about how well Apple is doing. Good news gospel on the iPhone. Pie Charts and bar charts, some early mention of sales figures.

[2] Leopard talk — Apple haven't had an expo since the Leopard launch. Expect some interesting apps (3rd parties, almost certainly some mention of Office '08, possibly Bento) and talk of the capabilities and technologies in the new OS. We may get an update (10.5.2) and in it some surprises (whether it be QT 8, Java 6) or some iPhone technologies (error correction when typing) intergrated). Also look out for news on a how users will be exposed to the resolution independent UI. This may be particually impotant if number 5 on the list is being launch. Apple also said they'd be ready by '08.

[3] Beetles on iTunes (at last!). This will lead into the the Music section of the keynote.

[3] iTunes Movie Rentals and iTunes 8 (I'm thinking on similar lines iJawn108). Talk of the interplay between hardware-software, leading to the introduction of the:

[2] new TV + Apple Remote (in metal and using a similar clickwheel to the nano (you heard it here first)). Not sure were TV is headed, so I will not make too many predictions on this.

[5] MacBook Nano (possibly left to the end). It may have a pixel density considerably higher than current machines.

That seems like enough. I have a sneaky suspicsion we may see a new app, because Apple likes writing Apps and they haven't done a new Applications in a long time (apart from Numbers). Apps are important to Apple because they drive the adoption of hardware.

Here's what we may not see:
[1] iPhone SDK, I think this may get a special event at another time.
[2] Any pro products (Mac Pro, Cinema displays).

Cooknn
Jan 7, 2008, 08:32 AM
1. Many of the live blogs will crash
2. Steve Jobs will wear a black shirt and blue jeans
3. Apple stock will drop after the event
4. Something an i in front of its name will get updated
5. Steve will brag about how great the year has been
6. A black to gray gradient will be used in the presentation
7. Steve Jobs will use a remote device to control the presentation
8. The iPhone will be discussed
9. Men will cheer, women will faint and children will fly multicolored flags
10. I'll be spending 2,000+
11. There will be 100+ threads about how Apple is crap, what they released is crap, and how it will never work.
12. There will be some unboxing threads in two weeks
13. We will discuss when we want to wait in line for "Project X"Post of the day! LMAO :D

nc7r
Jan 7, 2008, 11:55 AM
Here's what we may not see:
[1] iPhone SDK, I think this may get a special event at another time.
[2] Any pro products (Mac Pro, Cinema displays).

I hope you're wrong.

I've got my Apple Cinema Display for sale on eBay as I type.

Hopefully the rumors will be true, and the long long long overdue update will come. LED backlit, better res, cheaper and look nicer - hopefully!

ziwi
Jan 7, 2008, 12:24 PM
My guesses:

Update to MacBook Pro
Mac Pro Mini
Apple TV - evolved
iPhone 3rd Party support

*New enclosure for Mac Pro with updated innards*

New displays and
iSight replacement?

iTunes movie rentals

sushi
Jan 7, 2008, 12:30 PM
1. Many of the live blogs will crash
2. Steve Jobs will wear a black shirt and blue jeans
3. Apple stock will drop after the event
4. Something an i in front of its name will get updated
5. Steve will brag about how great the year has been
6. A black to gray gradient will be used in the presentation
7. Steve Jobs will use a remote device to control the presentation
8. The iPhone will be discussed
9. Men will cheer, women will faint and children will fly multicolored flags
10. I'll be spending 2,000+
11. There will be 100+ threads about how Apple is crap, what they released is crap, and how it will never work.
12. There will be some unboxing threads in two weeks
13. We will discuss when we want to wait in line for "Project X"
I would say you are spot on.

Funny post! :)

Drumjim85
Jan 7, 2008, 12:48 PM
I'm really wishing for a mid-range tower... something between the mac mini and the mac pro... (it really is a big gap)

psychofreak
Jan 7, 2008, 12:59 PM
Just to chip in:


Movie Rentals, can be done through the AppleTV and iTunes 8
Addition of new studio(s) to iTS
Increase in DRM free tracks
Superfast MP, still low-end Quad, Blu-Ray BTO, with support for playback coming now with 10.5.2
Santa Rosa Mac Mini
Thinner, cheaper ACDs with a much smaller border
Speedbump to MBP
New XServes coming February
Airport Express update, wireless n
160GB standard on AppleTV, announcement that an SDK will come along with the iPhone's in February

No Macbook Nano, no touch based Mac, no aluminium mouse, no iPhone SDK yet and worst of all, no brand new products

EDIT:

OK, so its kinda cheating, but after today's news and rumours I make my new prediction, which is largely the same...


Movie Rentals, can be done through the AppleTV and iTunes 8 7.6
Addition of new studio(s) to iTS
Increase in DRM free tracks
Superfast MP, still low-end Quad, Blu-Ray BTO, with support for playback coming now with 10.5.2 hardly a victory, but at least I got this right
Santa Rosa Mac Mini
Thinner, cheaper ACDs with a much smaller border
Speedbump to MBP
New XServes coming February
Airport Express update, wireless n
160GB standard on AppleTV, announcement that an SDK will come along with the iPhone's in February

sushi
Jan 8, 2008, 07:55 AM
Just to chip in:

<snip>

No Macbook Nano, no touch based Mac, no aluminium mouse, no iPhone SDK yet and worst of all, no brand new products
I think you get the Ebenezer Scrooge award for the day! :p

elppa
Jan 8, 2008, 05:53 PM
I'm really wishing for a mid-range tower... something between the mac mini and the mac pro... (it really is a big gap)

You won't get a consumer tower. Apple gives consumers the iMac, and they can either take it or leave it. Many people take it.

Shortsighted? Maybe.

But how many consumers actually upgrade their computers? Many people are afraid to open them up. Obviously MacRumors has a fairly tech savy audience, so many on here would laugh at this idea, but it is true.

pjarvi
Jan 8, 2008, 06:08 PM
-10.5.2
-iTunes 1.6
-1 more movie studio
-MacBook Mini (lower price than MacBook)
-Smaller Mac Mini's
-Discount on AppleTV's
-Option for solid state storage in MacBook
-Video card upgrade for 24" iMac (8600GT)
-Nothing for MacBook Pro
-Nothing for iPods
-Nothing for iPhone

Full of Win
Jan 15, 2008, 11:15 PM
1. Many of the live blogs will crash
2. Steve Jobs will wear a black shirt and blue jeans
3. Apple stock will drop after the event
4. Something an i in front of its name will get updated
5. Steve will brag about how great the year has been
6. A black to gray gradient will be used in the presentation
7. Steve Jobs will use a remote device to control the presentation
8. The iPhone will be discussed
9. Men will cheer, women will faint and children will fly multicolored flags
10. I'll be spending 2,000+
11. There will be 100+ threads about how Apple is crap, what they released is crap, and how it will never work.
12. There will be some unboxing threads in two weeks
13. We will discuss when we want to wait in line for "Project X"



1. Many of the live blogs will crash: Yes

2. Steve Jobs will wear a black shirt and blue jeans: Yes

3. Apple stock will drop after the event: Oh boy it did, by about 10 billion

4. Something an i in front of its name will get updated: iTunes and iPhone both got updated

5. Steve will brag about how great the year has been: Yep

6. A black to gray gradient will be used in the presentation: Yep, shocker I know.

7. Steve Jobs will use a remote device to control the presentation: He did.

8. The iPhone will be discussed: It was

9. Men will cheer, women will faint and children will fly multicolored flags:Don't know about this one

10. I'll be spending 2,000+: Well, w/ the warranty I might be.

11. There will be 100+ threads about how Apple is crap, what they released is crap, and how it will never work: Yep, it will be 100+ soon enough.

12. There will be some unboxing threads in two weeks: MPA shipping in two weeks

13. We will discuss when we want to wait in line for "Project X": Wrong.