Important keynote questions

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  1. zellin macrumors regular

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    Hey all,
    I'm fairly new to the mac scene and this is my first macworld. Even though I am REALLY excited, I have a few questions.
    What time to show up? I'm thinking 7 am...?
    Is there by any chance wi-fi inside the keynote hall/auditorium/whatever?
    About how long after the keynote's completion are the announced software items available for download (i.e: Safari)?
    And lastly, this can be a prediction thread, so I'll get it started:
    Safari 2.
    FCExpress 2.
    Keynote 2.
    iTunes 5, iDVD 4, iPhoto 3.
    Mac OS 10.3.5, w/ Home on iPod and revamped Software Update.
    iBox (though I don't think they will call it that.
    miniPod.
    Reason for two new hardware products is to make up for no new macs.
    And Steve wears stripes :D.
     
  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    If you have tickets to the Keynote and they are not reserved seating you better get there early. People line up and camp out the night before, that may be a little extreme but get there early. As for WiFi I think there is access in the main hall, you often see people with laptops in there.
    As for software availability, it usually takes an hour before most things are up on Apples website, unless Steve says otherwise.
     
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  4. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Id say get earlier than 7. 7 is usually when all the big crowds show up. I think you'll be set if you're there by 5
     
  5. zellin thread starter macrumors regular

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    by 5!!! How about 6:45? There is no way that I'll be able to. If it were up to me, since I know the magnitude of this event, I'd go for it, but I'm part of a group that could care less, and 7 is already a stretch.
    I guess to clarify:
    I need A seat, as long as it's not god awful.
     
  6. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Ok fine 3:30?..jk. Id say 6:45 by the latest.
     
  7. zellin thread starter macrumors regular

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    *reluctantly accepts to 6:45, reminding self that it will be worth it*
     
  8. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Don't worry! you'll thank yourself later
     
  9. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    This may be the Keynote of the Century, I would be there at midnight!:) :D
     
  10. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Midnight on sunday that is.;)
     
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    I'll take your ticket, if it's not worth it. :D


    Shameless groveling. I know. But I couldn't help myself.

    I feel so... dirty.
     
  12. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    Count yourself lucky! Not only am I am halfway round the world from San Francisco but I have to wait until 5pm on Tuesday for the Keynote (;) :p :D :) )
     
  13. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    I know, but at least you can watch it live! I have school during the keynote.:(
     
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  16. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    I know doesn't it? Whates even worse, is that I have to go through 2 whole school days before I can find out what has been announced. oh well, tomorow is gonna be a long day.
     
  17. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    How about a crafty viewing on a wi-fi enabled iBook?! ;)

    Oh well, at least when you get back the Apple Store will be updated so you can order a dual 2.6 G5, a G5 PowerBook and a 4 Gig mini iPod! :D

    Seriously though, I'm hoping for some word on iTMS UK...:(
     
  18. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Not Fair!! I need to get airport soon.

    heheh... you are right about the second one.
     
  19. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    Actually I want airport too. Unfortunately there are all of about 3 wireless hotspots in Britain and I can't afford a base station as well!

    I wonder what Steve has up his sleeves...
     
  20. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    There are non-apple brand base stations that you can get that are a lot cheape and have longer range. I think linksys has one for $100
     
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    Yes I know, cheers. But I still have to pay for an Airport Extreme card and they ain't cheap! I recently just shelled out on 512MB RAM from crucial and that's set me back too...

    Just hoping Final Cut Express 2 doesn't have too many new features that will make me want to pay to upgrade..!!!

    I guess it's nice to have a platform where we are all itching to know what is coming next. I know nothing that is announced will affect me but it gives us something to talk about!! Just 2 days to go...
     
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    ahhh i see. That is one advantage for having an older iBook, it takes the cheaper airport card insted of the AE card. I was at the cambridgeside apple store and they were selling refurb airport cards for $40!! Too bad I didnt have any money on me
     
  23. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    someone at keynote with an iBook or Powerbook, hook your isight up and let us watch that way - lol - itll be interesting if someone actually did this
     
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    dude while your at the expo, make sure to go into Omni's booth and grab a copy of omniweb 5 :)
     

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