So...Speculations?

Discussion in 'Macworld San Francisco 2008' started by SkyBell, Jan 8, 2008.

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    SkyBell

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    What are your predictions for this years MacWorld?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I predict I am going to need a lot of money to purchase any of the sweet new prodcuts :p
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Thin Macbook, Movie Rental, Announcement of 5 million iPhones sold
     
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    Scarlet Fever

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    What I want;
    -updated ACDs. They're getting on a bit. I predict the 20" display will go at least 1080 HD, iSight and IR in all models, faster response time, contrast, etc.

    -MBP updates. Penryn sounds good at the moment. 2GB RAM standard, updated HDDs, maybe 17" LED display?

    -Big Mac Mini update. It could turn into the headless iMac we all want so bad. I'm not hedging any bets on this, though. If it is updated, it'll at least go SR

    -MacBook Nano; ULV dual core intel chip at 1.2GHz, 802.11n, BT, up to 2GB RAM (one stick), external optical drive, 11.1" LED display. US$1499

    -iTunes 7.6 brings movie rentals, games for iPhone/iPod Touch
     
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    theLimit

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    All I want are updated MacBook Pros and displays. I'll have a wad of cash come February and my ADC student subscription expires in March, so I'm ready to use that one-time hardware discount.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    i'm hoping for...

    a thin macbook(pro)

    maybe 16 GB iPhone

    movie rentals

    more info on SDK for iPhone

    hmmm what else? i can't think
     
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    Aperture

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    Sales/growth update
    Ultra portable notebook
    iTunes movie rentals & DVD digital copies
    Updated/Refreshed Apple TV - Perhaps a slight price drop (To promote iTunes movie rentals)
    Look into the iPhone SDK - available to developers in Feb. as planned
     
  8. arn
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    arn

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    - Thin MacBook
    - 15"/17" MacBook Pro Revisions
    - iPhone Software Update
    - iTunes Rentals, Fox digital copies etc...

    arn
     
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    music.addict411

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    what I want

    I want them to announce the

    Ultra-Portable MacBook
    Movie Store Rentels (FOR CANADA ALSO)
    iPhone/iPod touch games
    This Article:
    "Fox DVDs To Include iTunes Compatible Digital Copies?"
    And more TV Shows for Canada
     
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    IEatApples

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    Updated iMac (without screen issues)… make an option for a quad! :)

    I know the chance for the iMac to be updated is small, but this is what the Buyer's Guide says: Days Since Update - 154 (Avg = 185)

    I'm just saying, but is it really that far-fetched that we'll see Penryn iMacs on the 15th? :confused:

    … Oh, and I want the iPhone to come to Norway!!! :D
     
  11. macrumors member

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    This is what I hope:

    A mac mini tower (basically a mini with more room for ram, 3.5" SATA slots, and better graphics) because I need one.

    iPhone SDK

    Ultra thin Macbook announcement

    Something to do with the @TV and Blu-ray
     
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    MacBoy108

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    iBook G5 and Newton Pro.
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    I want a 15'' MacBook Pro.
    2.6GHz Penryn
    1680x1050 Display
    512MB of Video Memory

    I will be happy to sell my current MBP which I bought in August for the Above mentioned computer.
     
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    puckhead193

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    this is what i *want*
    a new design for the MBP
    iphone 3g with 16 gigs available for late spring early summer. (i still like my pearl)
    :apple: tv with DVR and blue-ray (HDMI)
    new ACD


    more likely a boring keynotes with all talk (update on mac/iphone/ipod sales a 30 min demo of the MS office, and iphone SDK :rolleyes:
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Do you think they will have a price reduction of anything with the introduction of new products?
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    What would be awesome?

    Macbook Nano
    Carbon fiber "gun metal" enclosure
    12" LCD screen
    1GB RAM (2GB BTO)
    32GB Solid State drive (64GB BTO)
    Core 2 Duo Penryn 2.1 GHz (2.4 GHz BTO)
    802.11n
    8+ hour battery life
    Multi-touch trackpad
    External Optical drive

    Default configuration $1499
    Maxed out BTO configuration $1999



    Probably no dedicated GPU, but that can't be helped...
    That's what MBPs are for :rolleyes:
     
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    ezekielrage_99

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    - Thin laptop
    - Macbook Pro Update
    - Macbook in silver and black
    - A PDA (I know we have the iPhone and iPod Touch...)
    - AppleTV bump and iTunes rentals
    - iTunes 7.6
     
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    iPhil

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    iTunes 7.6 is a sure bet ...
     
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    *takes several fist-fulls of "Force Steroids"*

    *casts Jedi Mind Trick on Steve Jobs*

    Mac mini:
    • Eliminate current line up.
    • Introduce new unit with HDMI (include HDMI -> DVI dongle), USB -> Keyboard and Mouse PS/2 dongle.
    • Add FW800 port.
    • Offer 2.0 GHz and 2.2 GHz CPUs.
    • 1 GB minimum RAM.
    • 120 GB 7200 RPM SATA II desktop HDD.
    • 2 squirrel-cage fans providing low speed, high-volume (therefore dead quiet)
    • Price Point: Starting at $499 and $599, respectively.


    MacBook:
    • Eliminate current line up.
    • Shave approx. 1/16 -> 1/10 in. off thickness of units.
    • Keep optical drive internal.
    • 3G module (with 2.5G fall-back) for cell-based Internet service.
    • Two button touch pad.
    • Apple to offer optional flat-panel keyboard.
    • Add FW800 port.


    iMac:
    • Eliminate 20" 2.0 GHz unit.
    • 20" and 24" bumped to 2.8 GHz.
    • 24" also available in 3.2 GHz.
    • HDMI output with mini HDMI -> HDMI and DVI dongles


    MacBook Pro:
    • Change touchpad to equal MacBook series.
    • 3G module (with 2.5G fall-back) for cell-based Internet service.
    • Apple to offer optional flat-panel keyboard.


    iPhone:
    • Eliminate current line up.
    • New units slightly thicker than older ones, however -
    • New units sport 3G as well as 2.5G modes, with auto-fallback.
    • New capacities are 20GB and 30GB.


    AppleTV:
    • Eliminate current line up.
    • New unit offered in white, aluminum, and black case colors.
    • 500 GB HDD.
    • Digital video in, optical audio outs, high-quality analog in as well
    • HDMI output with HDMI -> DVI dongle.
    • Unit is now a fully-functional DVR.


    Intangible Services:
    • Integrate .Mac with Google's iGoogle services.
    • Apple to introduce bulk-rental service to compete with NetFlix


    Software:
    • Apple licenses VB APIs from Microsoft, writes their own compatible code so that iWork '10 will provide VB relief for corporate Mac users.
    • Apple announces partnership with CrossOver Office to help further enhance existing CrossOver/Mac product.
    • Apple announces Visio-type app in development, compatible with all relevant standards.
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    Mac Mini combined with AppleTV in a single unit
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    x-mas in January?

    New MBP with two penryns (liquid cooling :confused: ) and faster graphics
    Revolutionary new user interface (other than old keyboard, mouse and/or trackpad)
    Aperture 2.0 (at last :eek: )
    New displays (in combination with newuser interface ???)
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    New user interface:
    WYThIWYG (What you think is what you get) :D:D:D:D
     
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    DHUK

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    These are my predictions:

    Macbook Nano:
    12" Multitouch Screen
    32gb Solid-state hard disk
    3G mobile connectivity for wireless internet access
    8 hour battery
    Simply a tablet (eg. Macbook cut in half); Apple Style
    Mac OS X leopard Multi-touch Edition

    iPhone 2.0:
    3G model
    16gb Storage
    Also Released in Australia

    Apple TV 2.0:
    Dual Digital TV Tuners
    EPG, time-shifting, recordings etc.
    Blue-ray disc drive
    Access iTunes store directly on AppleTV
    Built in iPod dock
    Ability to sync recordings to iPod
    SDK for developers to create plugins

    Mac Mini:
    Complete re-design
    Lower Price
    Better hardware
     
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    fluidedge

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    I think it's more likely to be called iTunes 8 rather than iTunes 7.6 isn't it?

    iTunes 8 with a new 'movie theater' interface type thing for watching movie rentals
     

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