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Roy Hobbs

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Probably because it was a worthless event

Probably because it was a worthless event
 

hcorf

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ermmmmm. check out the insidemacTV podcast, they have a 22 minute video of the event, its a cut down version of the hour long presentation


Cant find a link on the web for it, i think you can only watch it by subscribing to the podcast.
 

dogcowx

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May 19, 2004
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I'm not surprised it's not posted.

The whole event seemed off.

Steve was certainly not himself. He was constantly stumbling over his words, his rhythm was off. The whole thing felt very thrown together and ackward.
 

AtariMac

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Curiously, Apple is not offering the presentation for streaming/download on their site. Typically Apple has posted their Quicktime videos of their presentation following a media event.


No curiosity needed, the event wasn't worthy of having
 

cxny

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My eleven year old was asking to see the "event" so I guess I'll just have to hobble together what I can. It was fun watching the last MWSF on his 17" iMac w/Frontrow. I'm still considering the iPod Hi-Fi for his bedroom 'cause he has an aiport express, just no iPod!
 

supergod

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Jul 14, 2004
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I watched those clips. Nothing to see. The presentation is really subpar: that's probably why they aren't posting clips from it.
 

aricher

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Feb 20, 2004
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This is great - I was bored at work reading it yesterday. Now I get to be bored and watch it. Yee haw!
 

nagromme

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Apple invited people to a smaller-than-usual event, and promised very little: "fun."

That's subjective--nothing is "fun" to everyone.

Now, OUTSIDE parties blew the hype out of control. iBooks! Movie store! Tablet Macs! Video iPod! There's the source of the "disappointment."

The iPod Hi-Fi looks like a good value and good at what it does. If you don't NEED what it does, then no harm done. Apple CAN survive having some products that don't change the world, but merely do a job well.

The Mac Mini looks GREAT though--many upgrades over the old model--and complaints that a low-end machine must be for 3D gamers don't make sense to me. I choose to wait for REAL reports of the GMA950 performance before I whine. Apple claims the new Mini CAN play 3D games and supports hardware-accelerated Core Graphics. Which games? How fast? We'll know soon--but high-end 3D is not the goal of a low-end Mac.

I think a lot of complaints stem from Apple not having a MID-range headless, below the PowerMac. So people try to make the Mac Mini into something it's not. I hope Apple adds a mid-range headless sometime, with a higher GPU.

But what the Mini IS is a very fast and capable consumer system for iLife, Internet, general productivity, and lightweight gaming.
 

kirk26

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Jun 21, 2003
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So does anyone in the audience actually laugh when Steve announces the price of the iPod ca$e? I'll download it just for that.:p
 

Doctor Q

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I'm surprised that Apple hasn't posted the video. It's free advertising, Steve.

When sites post all of the Superbowl ads, the companies behind them benefit because people all over the web are viewing their ads. That's good for business.

Whether or not the Apple announcements were thrilling compared with past announcements, why wouldn't the marketing department want as many people as possible to see them?
 

ITASOR

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Wow, I liked Phil's powerbook...errrrr MacBook Pro. Even Steve likes the Powerbook name better. :p
 

virus1

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that was quite an acting piece on jobs' part.. when he pretended they forgot to load the songs.
 

bdkennedy1

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Steve didn't seem too well during his keynote. His voice was raspy and he was scatterbrained. Aside from that this totally should not have been an invitation only event, or an event at all.
 

virus1

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bdkennedy1 said:
Steve didn't seem too well during his keynote. His voice was raspy and he was scatterbrained. Aside from that this totally should not have been an invitation only event, or an event at all.
it didn't seem as well practiced as usuall, either. better this than no event at all IMO.. we are used to these big events, but this seems to be what they are doing instead.

look at it this way, and yesterdays event really isn't dissapointing, we just expected it to be like thier usual ones.
 

odedia

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I have to say, Steve really did not look his best. And he sounded bad too, like he's coming down with something. I hope he's feeling well.
 

Seasought

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ITASOR said:
Wow, I liked Phil's powerbook...errrrr MacBook Pro. Even Steve likes the Powerbook name better. :p

I thought that was funny. He was coughing again...must be quite the cold he has there. :(

He needs to ditch the vegan diet and get back into the heavy protein hitters. :D
 

BornAgainMac

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I don't think Steve liked what he had available to announce. That is why he pulled the plug on Apple posted it. I know understand what he was talking about when hooking up the Mini to a Cell Phone blurb. Someone's phone rang during his presentation.
 
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