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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by cesar, Dec 7, 2003.
MWSF is around the corner...
what to you want to be introduce at MWSF? what do you expect?
I'd like to see a small form factor G5 for the 20th Aniversary of Mac but I think that's asking a lot. I expect to see updated G5s and I'll probably get one shortly after.
I'm half-expecting a new Cube. One of my friends (a Windows user) says that if they come out with a Cube for less than NZ$4000 (US$2500), he'll get one. Another potential switcher!
I hope they don't release new G4 desktops (I don't expect them to) because I want my current G4 to stay top-of-the-line (G4 line) for as long as possible
this is the event that lays out the rest of the year in hardware and software development
on the software front, expect some totally new product...but what it is, i have no idea
this would be a great time to announce something really big on the professional laptop front, like a G5 powerbook...we all know and expect the G5 to go mobile sometime in 2004
if that does not happen, maybe a dual G4 in one of the remaining macs that have G4s in them...i would think a dual G4 laptop on the pro end and/or dual G4s in the imac/emac families
in the end, i don't think mwsf will simply be speed bumps here and there
a huge move, which even the most zealous doubt, would be an apple pda or cell phone of some sort
Kinda "different" that now we have the G5 and Panther, the rumors are not buzzing full-time about the coming MacWorld.
Usually MWSF is the event for getting the hopes up really high, expecting the world.... but this time its exceptionally quiet.
Kinda a pitty the G5 is here now.... No G5 expectations anymore, for the first time since about 2 years
G5 Powerbook, anyone?
I doubt we'll see much amazing news since we have everything we need. This year has been for the PBs, iPod, iTMS, Panther, and G5s. What else is there really? I expect to be disappointed, BUT...
Let's say Apple can still fuel this fire... They better have tons of things up their sleeves that will make 2004 better than 2003!
Same here, a small form factor G5 thats got a kickin video card/chip for the 20th Aniversary of Mac. Even a All in one if it had the performance if not i guess its back to the powermac and ill wait for the next upgrade.
I think there will be lots of announcements.
Lots of software upgrades and some new software.
Some great new hardware to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Mac. (G5 Cube I hope)
Headless iMac (I hope)
Also, maybe the iMac's G4 will get upgraded to the newer version with the 512K L2 cache like the one's in the PowerBooks.
I think MWSF will be big.
with increased percentage of macs being laptops, the G5, and panther, this year of 2003 has been truly amazing for apple inc
while i think 2004 may bring a lot, it will be hard to surpass the amazing year we have had
partnering with ibm has been great for the high end macs and may prove to be an influential long term move for both parties concerned
let's reach for 3 ghz this year...the pc world seems to be stuck at 3.2 ghz and have not hade much of a move since reaching 3.06 ghz
I think it or at least January will be big too. I just can't see Steve letting the 20th anniversary go by without a big "wow".
I expect Apple to do something very innovative that will (yet again!) change the direction of the computer industry - an industry that still hasn't caught up to the iMac Flat Panel yet.
It will be software - probably an all-in-one something like GoBe's product.
It will definitely be hardware and most likely something all-in-one in celebration of the original Mac. And innovative leaving the rest of the industry again wondering why they didn't think of it first.
Steve's mottos are "Innovate" and "Think different"
Expect to see him and Apple live up to them in January.
I have a feeling that SJ will announce products for both MacWorld and CES.
I expect a lot of software upgrades in Jan. or upcoming.
Mini-iPod and 4 g iPod.
New G5 updates
Probably announcing of the upcoming G5 Xserve.
Probably announce something for the 20 ann. as well.
I'm looking for iTMS's to open in Jan. or soon after. If not iTMS may lose some steam to competition going overseas as well.
Yeah I think by the end of the yr.(04') the G5 will be at 3 to 3.2GHz basically putting Apple at or within 1GHz of Intel if Intel can put out it's planned 4Ghz processor.
in the context of the past couple of years, that would not be bad at all...if we can pull within a ghz of the pc world's speed, then that will be very good
with the ibm processor, at least we won't fall that far behind but there is no way i think, clockspeed-wise, that ibm will ever catch up with intel and amd but the macs have other ways to keep almost current with pc world'
the pc world can claim better/faster hardware components, but what really counts when it comes to the computing experience is that we have the easier to use operating system and it's a heck of a lot prettier than windows xp
windows xp is still way prettier than windows 2000 or windows ME, but xp only did that by "borrowing" the aqua look from osx and the nerve of microsoft to call their operating system "X"-P is beyond me...can't microsoft come up with anything original??
Jobs will definitely have a Mac screen show the "hello" that was made famous with the first Mac. Who knows? Maybe iWrite is a Paint program?
Intel is going to have a hard time this coming yr to get their planned 4Ghz processor off the ground. I believe it's not expected until the 3rd-4th qtr of next yr.
This means both IBM and AMD will be playing catchup in the clock speed wars.
my ibook has an ibm processor
my pc laptop has an amd processor
...and my intel processor computer is in the garage...but intel, at least right now, has the other two companies "in the garage"
i sure hope someone can realistically challenge intel
non computer people usually have no idea that the brains of a computer are made by more than intel corp
so many intel commercials every time i turn on the boob tube it's gotten to the point they are like kleenex are to facial tissues and clorox is to bleach
what! my MDD DP 1Ghz isnt an intel?????????
What ever happened to the "digital hub" idea? I think Apple has music covered pretty well. Why not focus on the other areas now? (pictures, movies, dvds)
But there is more to the digital hub than that. Why not bring radio into it? Or the telephone? Or the TV?
That's what I'm hoping for a MWSF. Music is great, but it's not the only thing.
I doubt we'll see any integration with telephones. The push here is through iChat AV and also iSync and how it works with cell phones.
Steve Jobs hates TV so he will leave this market up to someone else...Macs already work with TiVo.
Radio is probably too old fashioned for Apple and Steve. We have internet radio and I think that is as far as they'll take it. They see the future as ala carte downloads via iTunes and listening via iPod...not radio...though I would like to see a FM receiver on iPods.
Y'all gettin your hopes up too high.
The 20th anniversary of the Mac will be more hype and nostalgia than anything else. Don't expect any new radical anniversary hardware.
The most dramatic news will come in the form of expanded iPod line. Cheaper versions will be added. Colors will be added. Some cool new feature that no one's ever thought of will be added.
Update to the iLife as reported by everyone. Please please new iPhoto.
New xServes...I doubt it. This is a show for consumers, people. Apple will not revamp it's entire pro line like some of you are expecting. Updates to the Power Macs will come later in Jan. or Feb. The PowerBooks will get one more round of G4 updates, prolly in Feb/March.
The iMac and eMac are the great mystery, for me anyway. Apple doesn't seem to have a clear strategy for the low end. Would be nice to see something new--it'll have been 2 years since the iMacs were introduced. I don't think they've sold particularly well.
New iPhone, iPad, iPDA, iGadget??? I doubt it. All the recent iThingy rumors have probably come from the new iPods/miniPods that are in development.
My expectations for the Stevenote:
15 min State of the Mac blah blah
45 min iLife
60 min (at least) iTMS + iPod
Interestingly enough, the Keynote is scheduled for only one and half hours. Enough time for one major new release which I expect will be the iPod. So there you go. It'll be underwhelming for most MacRumors folks I'm sure. Personally, the only things I'm waiting for are the G5 PowerBooks and the upgrade to the PPC980 (G5.5???). Both I expect for this summer at the earliest.
hahahaa, reading that got me thinking... apple releases yet another 'mac classic'
why is everybody forgetting the new displays? I want one!
hehe, that would be awsome...
a limited edition, up-to-date computer in a "classic mac" formfactor...
a buddy for my se/30
I highly doubt that we'll much new besides speed bumped iMacs, new flash based iPods and an iLife update...
$175 iPod 5GB would be perfect!