Official MWSF speculation thread.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jimsowden, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    Having had so many n00bs ask if they should hold off buying, I decided, in my infinite wisdom, to take a stab at what we will see. This is just a guess, and not based on anything the rest of you don't have access to. ( ;) )

    iLife '05 with minor/major upgrades and "Sugar" - Def
    Keynote 2 - Def
    Asteroid - Def
    iPod mini upgrade - Def
    flash ipod/ipod cell phone - very likley
    powerbook upgrade within g4 - very possible
    super sub $1,000 PBg5 dual core 1900x1600 beast - no chance
    something up Jobs' black sleeve - I think so (I always do)

    Nows your chance to guess, have at it.
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Software, I have no clue. Hardware...

    PB speed bump. Pathetic bumps at that, nothing to get excited about.
    iPod Mini capacity boost. Meh, 6GB? Again, nothing to get your panties in a twist over.
    <edit>Oh, I'm sure the eMac will get something.</edit>

    Sadly, that's pretty much all I'm expecting, but then maybe I'm just keeping hopes down as previously they've been dashed with past lack luster keynotes :(

    We wait and see...:)
  3. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Oooo fun fun....

    Ok, here's mine:

    PB's - G4 upgrade, to 1.7ghz on the top end.
    PM's - not at MWSF but shortly after they will announce the 3ghz
    iMac/iBook - nothing.
    eMac - Will get an upgrade, but I don't know if it will get the G5 yet... if it get's a G5 they will wait for the iMac rev/ B to come out... otherwise they might bump up the G4 speeds at MWSF, maybe both!
    iPod - mini's go to 5gb and get better battery life. Flash iPod is announced. The HE-AAC will be announced.

    And what's up Steve's sleeve... hmmm... well, I would likely guess it was either the Flash iPod or the Cell Phone... but since that's is seemingly common speculation, I will go with demonstrating PMs with a 2 core cpu, and announcing it's availibiltyfor late 2005/early 2006. All PMs will be at least 2x cpus, and there will be 4 cpu model available. I'm guessing a dual core 2ghz model as the low end, then a 2x single core cpu 2.5 and 3ghz's, and finally quad cpu 3ghz models, which will become the world fastest personal computer, for real this time. :)

  4. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    Powerbook G5 15" and 17" at 1.8 Ghz and 2 Ghz using new low power G5 from IBM

    12" Powerbook gets 7447B at 1.67 Ghz.

    eMac G5 at 1.6 Ghz G5 970fx

    iPod flash 512 MB and 1 GB models offered.

    More hype with tiger

    30 minute speech about how well the iPod sold during the holidays.
  5. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Actually like the past couple of years, we will see stuff at MacWorld and then every week or two, something new will get announced until a lot of the products have been upgraded.

    I can also see an XServe upgrade at MacWorld or soon after.
  6. roadapple macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2004
    Appleworks X with iLife
    black g5 powerbook with isight built in
    wireless firewire
    Quicktime 7
    new ipod mini design
    and one more thing...?
  7. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    While the first thing would be nice, I think Appleworks X if it has been majorly upgraded will still be sold seperately or the iLife price will wind up increasing.

    And as for a Powerbook with a built in iSight - first of all, that would probably not work in the formfactor of the Powerbooks and secondly, a lot of places will prohibit you taking a camera one on a laptop will make the laptop less usefull.
  8. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

    Apr 18, 2004
    Here is what the cuban man thinks! :)

    iLife 05' for sure
    Keynote 2 for sure
    Appleworks still stays on the back burner
    sugar is a type of add-on to garageband
  9. dotnina macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2004
    I didn't even know what Macworld was until I got my PB a few months ago ... are there typically a lot of products announced? Or is it usually like, 1 cool thing only (ie, last year's iPod Mini) and a bunch of things you knew were coming anyway (ie, iLife update)?

    Ok, this is my total guess ...

    For Sure:
    iPod Flash
    iPod Mini upgrade
    Keynote 2
    iLife 05
    XServe upgrade

    For Maybe:
    eMac upgrade (just because I'm not sure it deserves the glitz of Macworld)
    Powermac modest upgrade
    Powerbook upgrade or price drop
    Appleworks X

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