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MacMinute.com reports that Apple will have a major presence at this year's MacExpo 2003.

Mac Expo takes place between November 20-22 at the Business Design Centre in London. The Keynote Addresses will be given by Russell Preston Brown from Adobe.

Earlier this year, Mac Expo held MacExpo Germany (photos) from June 23rd-25th. Coverage of that event was dwarfed by this year's WWDC, which started on the same day.

In 11 days, Apple Expo 2003 kicks off in Paris, France, with Steve Jobs giving the Keynote Speech.
 

Waluigi

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Pre holiday refreshing?

This would be a prime time for Apple to do some pre holiday refreshing of parts of their product line. Assuming that they updated things that could ship in 1-2 weeks max:rolleyes: .

--Waluigi
 

arn

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seems like the Mac Expo's aren't very big events in terms of Apple announcements... at least not yet :)

But, does give the locals a place to have a mac-world-like experience.

Maybe there'll be a Mac-Expo-NewYork next :) Since MacWorld NY is no longer.

arn
 

Chisholm

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Originally posted by Mudbug
This also seems like good timing for the release of new products from Adobe, i.e. Photoshop 8, Illustrator 11, InDesign 3, etc.

Photshop 8???? I'm still looking around my office for my Photoshop 7 license!:p

cheers!
john
 

ColoJohnBoy

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I wonder if this will coincide with the general release of Panther. A nice big exhibition with a ton of Dual 2.0 Ghz G5's all running the brand spanking new OS. That would be something wonderful, eh?

Maybe we'll actually see some PowerBook updates too (hope I'm not angering anyone, but it's destined to be mentioned). That would be just over a year for the 15" and 10 months for the 12" and 17". Ah well. I'm happy with my 1 GHz TiBook. :D
 

CheekyGit

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Re: Pre holiday refreshing?

Originally posted by Waluigi
This would be a prime time for Apple to do some pre holiday refreshing of parts of their product line. Assuming that they updated things that could ship in 1-2 weeks max:rolleyes: .

--Waluigi


I highly doubt it. Even if anyone orders anything they annouce that day, you wouldn't get it until 2-3 months later.

Apple really needs to get their heads together on their shipping process. I'm getting too hestitant these days buying anything from Apple.
 

Mudbug

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Just to weigh in a little more, I would see this also as a good time to introduce the international openings of iTMS, as well as the Windows version of iTunes - they did say by the end of the year, and this would be a public forum for those things to take place, giving them a nice venue to debut their new products.
 

Wonder Boy

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Originally posted by Mudbug
Just to weigh in a little more, I would see this also as a good time to introduce the international openings of iTMS, as well as the Windows version of iTunes - they did say by the end of the year, and this would be a public forum for those things to take place, giving them a nice venue to debut their new products.

Maybe, but for some reason, I see the potential show in London as a better showcase. I have no reason to believe this, except that November is closer to the end of the year.
 

gopy

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Locations...

With the addition of London to Paris, it's no wonder why Apple/Jobs was pissed about New York -> Boston... MWSF is in Apple's backyard; New York, Tokyo, London and Paris are all major international cities (not that Boston isn't [I'm from/live in Boston], but Apple/Jobs has to maintain its image, which is probably more attuned to NYC's 'Fashion Capitol of US' than Boston's... 'whatever'). Also--and I know nothing about marketing--a focus on international locales probably makes Apple "seem" bigger, which is what Apple did when Jobs returned, in order to subtly tell people that it's not going out of business.

tom
 

Mudbug

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Originally posted by Wonder Boy
Maybe, but for some reason, I see the potential show in London as a better showcase. I have no reason to believe this, except that November is closer to the end of the year.

the London show is what I was talking about - the size of the show and the timing of it would work well for the debut of these things...
 

Code101

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Expo in America.

Why can't Apple spend a little more time in the USA? I know there is events in Las Vegas and so on but, why so much more outside of the USA? It sucks!
 

Makosuke

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Re: Expo in America.

Originally posted by Code101
Why can't Apple spend a little more time in the USA? I know there is events in Las Vegas and so on but, why so much more outside of the USA? It sucks!
Probably because 50% of their business comes from other countries. I'm sure there are plenty of Apple fans from outside the US wishing they had a much bigger presence elsewhere.

Limited amount of money to spend on conferences, trade shows, and expos, the more Apple spreads it around the better. Seems like London is a good place to have a presence, even if there aren't any announcements. Show the UK folks they matter, too.

I like the "hub city" theory of why Apple prefers NY to Boston, although if that's the case they should be doing more in Tokyo and probably Hong Kong.
 

gopy

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Re: Re: Expo in America.

Originally posted by Makosuke
I like the "hub city" theory of why Apple prefers NY to Boston, although if that's the case they should be doing more in Tokyo and probably Hong Kong.

But Boston is the Hub of the Universe!
 

mmmbop

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Originally posted by Chisholm
Photshop 8???? I'm still looking around my office for my Photoshop 7 license!

What are the chances of a free copy of Photoshop 8 with every London Expo ticket?!

Seriously, do vendors give decent discounts off the full price of software at these events? I haven't been to a show for years so I'm completely out of touch. I'm fishing for a copy of Photoshop so I'm hoping.

Maybe Apple UK will announce at the Expo when London will see its first Apple Store?

MARK
 

crap freakboy

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nar in Gainsborough, me duck
a little bird tells me Indesign 3

I've been told from the horses mouth that ID3 is due definately Oct/Nov so I'd expect that to be annouced at London.
IMO everyone should dump Quark asap after the technical demo he showed me last week....the adobe suite and osX....GENIUS.

:)
 

plastree

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I'd like to see an Apple expo in LA. It's only the second-biggest city in the US. It's also teeming with creative studios. Why not LA?
 

you

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Re: LA

Originally posted by plastree
I'd like to see an Apple expo in LA. It's only the second-biggest city in the US. It's also teeming with creative studios. Why not LA?

Too close to San Franscico
 

Snowy_River

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Re: Re: Pre holiday refreshing?

Originally posted by CheekyGit
I highly doubt it. Even if anyone orders anything they annouce that day, you wouldn't get it until 2-3 months later.

Apple really needs to get their heads together on their shipping process. I'm getting too hestitant these days buying anything from Apple.

Gee, that's rather pessemistic. How long did it take the new iPods to ship? How long did it take the new 12" PowerBooks to ship? How long did it take the speed bumped iBooks to ship? I think you're taking an overly negative slant on things. I'd say that the delays we've seen in other products have nothing to do with their shipping process...
 

Phil Of Mac

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Re: Expo in America.

Originally posted by Code101
Why can't Apple spend a little more time in the USA? I know there is events in Las Vegas and so on but, why so much more outside of the USA? It sucks!

And there's another thing. Why doesn't Steve Jobs keynote Comdex? Apple used to have an incredible presence at Comdex. It was at Comdex that they did the first demos of the PowerPC trouncing the Pentium. They need to take it over again.
 
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