Official MWSF speculation thread.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jimsowden, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. jimsowden macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

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    Having had so many n00bs ask if they should hold off buying, I decided, in my infinite wisdom, to take a stab at what we will see. This is just a guess, and not based on anything the rest of you don't have access to. ( ;) )

    iLife '05 with minor/major upgrades and "Sugar" - Def
    Keynote 2 - Def
    Asteroid - Def
    iPod mini upgrade - Def
    flash ipod/ipod cell phone - very likley
    powerbook upgrade within g4 - very possible
    super sub $1,000 PBg5 dual core 1900x1600 beast - no chance
    something up Jobs' black sleeve - I think so (I always do)

    Nows your chance to guess, have at it.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Software, I have no clue. Hardware...

    PB speed bump. Pathetic bumps at that, nothing to get excited about.
    iPod Mini capacity boost. Meh, 6GB? Again, nothing to get your panties in a twist over.
    <edit>Oh, I'm sure the eMac will get something.</edit>

    Sadly, that's pretty much all I'm expecting, but then maybe I'm just keeping hopes down as previously they've been dashed with past lack luster keynotes :(

    We wait and see...:)
     
  3. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

    mrgreen4242

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    Oooo fun fun....

    Ok, here's mine:

    PB's - G4 upgrade, to 1.7ghz on the top end.
    PM's - not at MWSF but shortly after they will announce the 3ghz
    iMac/iBook - nothing.
    eMac - Will get an upgrade, but I don't know if it will get the G5 yet... if it get's a G5 they will wait for the iMac rev/ B to come out... otherwise they might bump up the G4 speeds at MWSF, maybe both!
    iPod - mini's go to 5gb and get better battery life. Flash iPod is announced. The HE-AAC will be announced.

    And what's up Steve's sleeve... hmmm... well, I would likely guess it was either the Flash iPod or the Cell Phone... but since that's is seemingly common speculation, I will go with demonstrating PMs with a 2 core cpu, and announcing it's availibiltyfor late 2005/early 2006. All PMs will be at least 2x cpus, and there will be 4 cpu model available. I'm guessing a dual core 2ghz model as the low end, then a 2x single core cpu 2.5 and 3ghz's, and finally quad cpu 3ghz models, which will become the world fastest personal computer, for real this time. :)

    Rob
     
  4. quagmire macrumors 603

    quagmire

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    Powerbook G5 15" and 17" at 1.8 Ghz and 2 Ghz using new low power G5 from IBM

    12" Powerbook gets 7447B at 1.67 Ghz.

    eMac G5 at 1.6 Ghz G5 970fx

    iPod flash 512 MB and 1 GB models offered.

    More hype with tiger

    30 minute speech about how well the iPod sold during the holidays.
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    Actually like the past couple of years, we will see stuff at MacWorld and then every week or two, something new will get announced until a lot of the products have been upgraded.

    I can also see an XServe upgrade at MacWorld or soon after.
     
  6. roadapple macrumors regular

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    Appleworks X with iLife
    black g5 powerbook with isight built in
    wireless firewire
    Quicktime 7
    new ipod mini design
    and one more thing...?
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    While the first thing would be nice, I think Appleworks X if it has been majorly upgraded will still be sold seperately or the iLife price will wind up increasing.

    And as for a Powerbook with a built in iSight - first of all, that would probably not work in the formfactor of the Powerbooks and secondly, a lot of places will prohibit you taking a camera in...so one on a laptop will make the laptop less usefull.
     
  8. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    Here is what the cuban man thinks! :)

    iLife 05' for sure
    Keynote 2 for sure
    Appleworks still stays on the back burner
    sugar is a type of add-on to garageband
     
  9. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't even know what Macworld was until I got my PB a few months ago ... are there typically a lot of products announced? Or is it usually like, 1 cool thing only (ie, last year's iPod Mini) and a bunch of things you knew were coming anyway (ie, iLife update)?

    Ok, this is my total guess ...

    For Sure:
    iPod Flash
    iPod Mini upgrade
    Keynote 2
    iLife 05
    XServe upgrade

    For Maybe:
    eMac upgrade (just because I'm not sure it deserves the glitz of Macworld)
    Powermac modest upgrade
    Asteroid
    Powerbook upgrade or price drop
    Appleworks X
     

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