Early MWSF '05 Roundup

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Chaszmyr, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    MWSF '05 is still a week and a half away, but if the rumors are to be believed, it will be the biggest Apple event since the introduction of the Macintosh. Here is a summary of what to look for:

    Reliable sources report the following will be announced:
    -iWork '05 (including new app Pages)
    -Jam Pack 4
    -Headless iMac
    -iLife '05 (Including iPhoto 5, iMovie 5, iDVD 5, and GarageBand 2)
    -Asteroid (audio breakout box)
    -Crossbow & Slingshot (Keynote related apps)
    -iPod speakers
    -5gb iPod mini
    -iPod Flash

    Strong evidence suggests the following will be announced:
    -iTMS Australia

    Weak evidence suggests the following is a possibility:
    -Sirius Radio equipped iPod (based mostly on a joint presentation of Apple and Sirius at CES)
    -eMac (overdue for an update)
    -PowerBook (overdue for an update)
    -PowerMac (overdue for an update)

    I for one, don't believe Apple could possibly announce so many products at once, but on the other hand, I would love to see it happen! Provide your input and stay tuned.
  2. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    I would take away the iPod mini as well as the speakers. I think both will be quietly announced. Why waste time at a keynote for a GB more space? The speakers will be like a 3 minute thing if there.
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I suspect there will be an iPod section, but depending on what they're announcing, it might only be 5 minutes total for all iPod related announcements.
  4. madoka macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    Really, my sense is that it's just mostly a software update. Probably will pick up iLife and that's about the most significant thing to me. I feel Apple slowly disintegrating in the PC world. Their attention is on ipod and itunes and not much else. I mean how long ago was it that we were expecting dual 3ghz G5s and getting ready to mock our PC friends? I'm still waiting. . .

    BTW, off the top of my head, I could think of about half a dozen Apple events that were MUCH more anticipated and bigger than this one. Sorry, I've never been much for hyperbole and exaggeration.
  5. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    iPod + music store will get more than 5 minutes - its their far and away best seller. It drives theri stock price up. If they introduce a flash based iPod that alone will have all the BS that goes with expanding market share by product diversification ad al lthat good stuff.
  6. hotwire132002 macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2004
    Cadillac, MI
    Speaking of MWSF, does anyone know if there will be a webcast and/or satellite feed?
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    im waiting to find out too

    but hopefully apple will make a splash with this keynote, they have been going down lately, they really need to do some more focus on more than just the ipod, sure i understand that it is thier money maker and all, but they really need to give some attention in the keynote to what is going on with thier computers and software

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