Seriously, why no Apple Event today?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by levitynyc, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    I figured if it was a small spec update, then yeah, simply update Apple.com. However, these are HUGE updates that almost no one saw coming.

    The new Macbooks are a major upgrade.

    They have 2 all new iMacs with new screens.

    A revolutionary new Magic Mouse.

    Why no Apple event?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Gentleman's agreement with Microsoft because of the 22nd. :D
     
  3. cube macrumors G5

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  4. Captain Planet macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest, we pretty much knew what was coming with all the rumors going around...
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    USB 3.0? I haven't seen any shipping computers with that included, let alone any peripherals.
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    It cost them 6 or 7 figures, and lots of time, to do one of the events.
     
  7. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    In my opinion

    its because the Mac is really starting to play second fiddle to the iPhone/iPod touch in the world of Apple. That is where their main cash cow is nowadays, so they are trying to reserve most of the hype generated by media events to promote those devices.
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    There are 2 external drives already announced and USB 3.0 computers are supposed to come out as soon as Q4.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    P55 boards with USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gbps aren't too far out.
     
  10. brendu macrumors 68020

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    with apples increased popularity and available money for advertising, i really think we are going to see fewer apple announcement events... they just dont need them anymore... the tech media gave them so much publicity for todays updates that everyone was watching just as closely without apple spending a single dollar...
     
  11. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Hence why rdowns said "no shipping computers".

    Wow 2 whole drives to choose from? Oh wait they've been announced. :rolleyes:

    USB3 is going to be a non-issue for quite a while yet.
     
  12. silentnite macrumors 6502a

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    Apple doesn't need it anymore or so they think. When you really look at it, we had enough intel to know something was coming soon. Also saves money, after all it is a recession :D :
     

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