Apple NAB Special Event This Weekend

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's special event at the National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) will be held this Sunday at 11:00am PDT, 2:00pm EDT. MacRumors will be providing live coverage of the event via

    Apple is widely expected to introduce an update to its Final Cut Suite, along with a possible introduction of a new high-end product named Final Cut Extreme. ThinkSecret has also mentioned a possible display update at or around NAB, and believes the 17" MacBook Pro may be updated to include a high definition display.

    Apple's displays have not seen specification updates for quite some time, although they did see a price drop last week.
  2. minnesotamacman macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2006
    If the displays get any higher in res, I will need a magnifying glass to see my print materials!
  3. five04 macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2003
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    I doubt we'll see a display update with the recent price drops. An updated 17" screen would be kinda cool, though. I wonder when Final Cut Studio will be released now that Leopard has been pushed back.
  4. chubad macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2004
    Frozen Wasteland
    Probably a blow away Demo followed by, "But it needs Leopard so we will ship in Oct." :(
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Pretty slick invitation,

    New Displays? Would be nice as it has been ages since they were altered.
  6. MacVault macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2002
    Planet Earth
    MacPro Mini

    I want a MacPro Mini... as in "headless mac", mini tower, etc. for <$1000
  7. chubad macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2004
    Frozen Wasteland
    Yawn. Give it up dude. Not gonna happen.
  8. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006
    were going to see final cut pro update and thats it, nothing else. not even cases for the shuffle.
  9. MacVault macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2002
    Planet Earth
    Then that is Mac OS X's biggest drawback - lack of hardware choice. And that is a HUGE drawback. :mad:
  10. Rocketman macrumors 603


    Most people probably don't care but I have been tracking some of my "predictions" from earlier this year.

    Long and a lot of macrumors links . . . . .

    Next Generation Intel Platform (Santa Rosa) Tracking For May

    Page 4 Post #86


    I seem to have my ear to above average ground and many of my "predictions" have been pretty close.

    So here we go . . . . .

    iTV 3-07
    == CONFIRMED 2 of 12

    iPhone 6-07
    iMac Santa Rosa 6-07
    Mac-Mini C2D 6-07
    MacBook Pro Santa Rosa late 7-07
    MacBook Santa Rosa 9-07
    iMac C2Q late 7-07 dieshrink version

    MacPro Octo announced at NAB, shipping 7-07
    == CONFIRMED 3 of 12

    MPO bundles:
    Adobe CS3
    == CONFIRMED 1 of 12

    FC Extreme
    Logic Extreme / Audoi apps
    Leopard 10.5.0 May 1 and 10.5.1 delivered at WWDC-07 in time to be installed on most "new" Macs.
    == CONFIRMED FAILED 4 of 12 (first failure)

    There. Anything "sooner" is a win. Anything missing entirely or more than 2 months later is a loss.
    I am shooting for a 70% record. Buy Apple stock.



    A better question is since there IS a press event with Steve Jobs present,
    what might he announce as "one more thing"?

    EMI content on iTunes
    == CONFIRMED 5 of 12

    Watermarked vs DRM format
    == CONFIRMED 6 of 12

    Apple loseless format
    HD 720i music videos

    Less Likely:
    iMac Quad with some music related software (Logic Extreme, Garage band 4 or something)
    Apple BUYS EMI (they already own the Apple trademark free and clear)

  11. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    At NAB, If anything i would've expected the 8 core announcement then. It is all about speed not so much about the money at NAB. Wrong time/place/audience.
  12. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    i just hope that FCS 6 comes and some kind of hardware update.....preferably more than 1 hardware update....
  13. jedisky macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2007
    it'll be something that isn't available yet....

    I agree with the above poster, it'll be some cool product that won't be available for a few months. Getting tired of the promises, need products that I can actually use.

    I really do hope it's not just Final Cut, I hope for ilife upgrades, something for us "poor" computer users.
  14. chubad macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2004
    Frozen Wasteland
    Right on. N.A.B. is not some consumer show. It is a hard core broadcast convention. For people there buying a few $15,000 edititing stations is bargin basement. The X-Serve RAID is bought by the dozen at $14,000 a piece because it is an absolute bargin compared to other solutions. These guys could care less that a new iPod is being updated.
    Expect FCS Studio and FCS Extreme. Anything more will be a bonus.
  15. chubad macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2004
    Frozen Wasteland
    Then prepare to be disappointed. They are not likley to introduce iLife to a bunch of broadcast pros at a convention.
  16. gleepskip macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2005
    I hereby officially expect nothing. Absolutely nothing of interest. They will release the new suite of FC, probably, and it will be the best thing since sliced bread if you need that kind of thing (FCE is totally meets all of my needs).

    After the disaster that was MW2007, and the "Oh, did we say Spring??" news from yesterday, my expectations are extremely low.
  17. guzhogi macrumors 68030


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    While I'm content w/ what I have now, I'd like to see updated cinema displays with better resolution and more inputs as well as Mac Pros w/ better graphics. As for the displays, I have a few questions: what's the highest dpi you can get into a display (regardless of size)? I heard the iPhone will have a 160 dpi display, but couyld go even higher. Also, anyone know what the max resolution a dual-link DVI connector van produce. Follow-up: any new video connectors coming out soon and (if so) what's its max resolution? Just curious.
  18. Rocket Rion macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2003
    There is no such thing as Final Cut Extreme. Apple will not be introducing a $10000 4K editing suite. The very idea is ridiculous.
  19. chubad macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2004
    Frozen Wasteland
    Nothing of intrest to YOU. Those of us who have been waiting for FCS 6 for over a year would beg to differ.
    Apple has many user bases to cover. It's like trying to feed a bunch of baby birds. While one is being fed the others are squawking that they are being ignored and want to be fed NOW.

    I hope it is a blow away FCS demo. That would be awesome. Even though it probably will be followed by, "but it needs Leopard so it will ship in Oct."
  20. macintel4me macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2006
    HD resolution on a 17" screen would get pretty tight. The icons and fonts would be silly small like what happened on Sony's 17" laptop. Sony's was at 1920x1200 and not 1920x1080, but I still think it would be hard to use without Leopard's resolution independence.
  21. mattportner macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2007

    I'd say most likely we'll see the new FC... not extreme

    extreme = rumor

    and also i am hoping for an upgraded MBP... :D
  22. n-abounds macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2006
    :( Not even new iPod socks?! :(

  23. chubad macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2004
    Frozen Wasteland
    And why is this? Can you elaborate?
    Digital cinematography is on a fast track. It would make sense to get in early in the game and become established as a player in the beginning.
  24. tk421 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 7, 2005
    Los Angeles
    If it's nothing but FCP updates, I will be very, very happy! Anything else on top of that is just a bonus.

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