Apple has never so heavily advertised mwsf on their site, with all this hype - it has to be big. i think that we'll probably see the flatpanel imac, mabye mabye mabye a G5 and something else that no-one's been expecting. It would be irresponsible of Apple to post such extravagent comments on their site and then to only come out with a flatpanel iMac or a g5. i bet they've had something else in the works that's really going to impress. Apple are trying to impress at the moment, the new 27 cool retail stores (expecting a loss) and the iPod... They're trying to get noticed and what we see at mwsf will fit in with this...
I still wish people would stop whining about the last expo. Again, the TOP END machine, the G4 733 (prior to expo) dropped to the price slot of the LOW END machine and the new top end machine has 800 MHz processors --- TWO OF THEM.
How is that lame??? I still just don't understand!
I don't think this amazing thing is the imac because it isn't that groundbreaking even though it might be released. I think it will be something more groundbreaking than an LCD monitor and a CPU stuck together
Meet the "Big" Apple Power Server, with 4 Quad Processor G5's running a 1.5GHZ, 4 native firewire hot swap drive bays with 120GB each, 2 hot swap power supplies, gigawire, AIT II Tape Backup, Dual Channel 1gigbit Ethernet, 8GB RAM, SuperDrive and a cool glowing apple logo on the front running at 100 Gigaflops.
I don't doubt there will be some very cool products announced at MWSF, but could the additional hype that Apple is pouring on be an attempt to boost conference attendance? Does anyone know the projected attendance figures for this year compared to other years? Many other conferences this fall have suffered from dramatic drops in attendance.
Ok guys here is a wild one but Apple.com down.. could it be that they were actually hacked and those teasers weren't theirs ? Or maybe the response to the teasers is just too much for their web servers.. kinda wierd though that even my mac.com email is down.. real strange that everything would be down at once...
http://www.apple.com is back, but e-mail is still out... My guess is that they really are moving to much, much, much larger servers in anticipation of next week. I mean, there could be millions and millions watching the webcast!!! You've gotta' be prepared...
(My guess: Apple and Sony become one = A slew of insanely great new digital appliances - 5 or more - appear on the showfloor on day one. A digital camera, some kind of set-top box, and some things that are so creative I can't envision them just yet. Also count on Quicktime6 being announced, if not completed. This will ship with MPEG4, and coincide with the MPEG4 class the following wednesday.)
Is anyone else here lining up outside the Moscone at 2am? I got me a press pass this year, so I'll actually get to see his Steveness up close and personal this time around (as opposed to postage-stamp sized and studdering like a virgin in a stip club).