Official My Predictions for MWSF Thread

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by rdowns, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. rdowns Suspended

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    With so many rumors flying around, here's what I think will happen.

    1. Announce the new sub $600 Mac which will ship within 60 days with Tiger. Pre order your today and receive 25 free iTMS downloads. We will ship them in the order we receive orders (puts pipe down)
    2. iWorks- available immediately, special upgrade price for first 30 days.
    3. iLife 05 - available immediately.
    4. More Tiger features announced.

    As for iPod stuff, with so much anticipated for MWSF, maybe Apple will save the flash iPod for CES a few days later.
     
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    Apple has announced that they won't participate in CES, so this won’t happen.
     
  4. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    - iPod Flash
    - iLife '05
    - iWork (Keynote, Notes(Word processor), Spreadsheet app, Pages(Web page publisher))
    - updated PBs (maybe even 13" PB)
    - Asteroid
    - iMac mini
    - Tiger release date
    - iPod mini 5GB

    For me, I'd buy the iPod mini that day and with a 13" PB I might trade my 12" in. iLife '05 I'd get too and an iWork for $49 too.
     
  5. Dalriada macrumors 6502

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    If Steve didn't have any big PB news for us next week, then wouldn't he have just made some discreet PB speed bumps yesterday as some rumor sites were mentionning (Mac Shrine for one)... and as that didn't happen.......... :D :D :D
     
  6. Benj macrumors regular

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    I would think zero chance of a 13" PB. They won't change the housings if a major revision is due.

    Think rdowns sounds very close.

    The iMac Mini will be an entry level headless Mac for switchers and will work as some kind of lifestyle hub to get the rest of us to hand over our cash. (Oh yes, and it will be a total rip-off outside the US.)
     
  7. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Will the sub $600 have any of the sofware include do you think :confused:
     
  8. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    yes. it would be pretty tasteless of them to offer the computer with none of the apple software included
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It will have an OS (maybe a free, but you pay shipping, upgrade to Tiger included) and iLife and maybe but probably not iWork.
     
  10. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    But they come with AppleWorks now, so why not iWork?

    They need to call iLife '05 iPlay. So that way you'll have iWork and iPlay.

    And I still want a Quicken-like app called iOwe.
     
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  12. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hoping for PB speed bumps as I see G5's ever more unlikely as I here that Freescale have developed slightly faster G4 chips.
    >Probably sub $600 Mac
    >iWork or whatever
    >Tiger announcements
    >I'm really hopeful that Apple will announce new Airport Extreme N with netwworking up to 200mb and better security options (One hopes)

    But whatever, I have a feeling it will be pretty good.
     
  13. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    My prediction is that whatever is announced, most will complain that it wasn't enough. :rolleyes:
     
  14. wPod macrumors 68000

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    cheap headless mac, cheap headless mac, cheap hedless mac. . . . ive wanted one for so long, and now hearing more rumors that this may come out!!! my money is waiting, otherwise i might save a little more and go for the recently priced dropped monitors to hook up to my PB.
     
  15. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Because it's new and Apple can make you pay! More seriously only some Macs come with AppleWorks (fairly sure I did not get a copy with my PowerBook, but did with my old iBook). It kind of depends on the pricing of iWork. If iWork is priced at <$100 maybe, but as it is meant to contain KeyNote which is around that price anyway I assume that iWork will be at least $150 on it's own. If this headless Mac is $600 then the OS+iLife+iWork would be worth almost half of the total cost (yes I realise it does not cost Apple the same as retail, but if they can get you to pay the $150 on top of the $600 it's better for them).

    Perhaps they will offer some sort of bundle cost which is lower than retail when you buy a new Mac?
     
  16. OutThere macrumors 603

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    My official prediction is as follows:

    Steve will get up on stage and immediatley begin flinging fully-loaded G5s and 30" cinemas into the crowd, and hundreds of random people will walk out of the conference center with their own new computers, which they will all immediately mail to me. Upon receival I will outfit myself and my friends with computers, and make millions on ebay selling the rest (which Steve, all of the winning players on the champion teams of football (american), football (soccer), baseball, basketball, cricket and rugby had signed, then Steve will drive up in a Ferrari Enzo, get out and throw me the keys.

    Feasible right? I think so! :D
     
  17. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That seems to be the case with every Keynote that Steve speaks. Sad, but it's impossible to please everyone. I try not to have expectations, so that I won't be disappointed.
     
  18. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I'm right there with you...I am usually pleasantly surprised most of the time and don't mind if everything doesn't get a price drop or revision.
     
  19. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    So based on all the rumors over what may or may not be announced during the keynote... what do you think will be the "one more thing"?

    I honestly don't have a clue.
     
  20. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    The only annoying thing about watching him show all this new software is waiting for it. I badly want Tiger now, but at the same time I want Apple to keep refining it until it's super-smooth and has even more features.

    iLife '05...I'll order it on the 10th, but there's still a wait for delivery :(

    AppleMatt (patient)
     
  21. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is exactly why we will probably be waiting until March at the earliest, but probably closer to WWDC. Steve also wants it it be a trouble free as possible.

    AppleMatt being patient is a very important and needed trait to have with Apple. ;)
     

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