The Official MacWorld 2007 Predictions Thread

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by netdog, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Ok, so what's coming?

    Let's see whom among us can truly see the future...
  2. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2006
    Obviously the iPod/Phone will be there... Hopefully incorporting wifi aswell as gsm ... they might even make it 3G ??? Who knows...

    I am hoping an announcement of a ultraportable for release when santa rosa comes out with robson cache etc....
  3. FDX macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2006
    A chicken in every pot! Oh wait that was from something else.:D

    inumbers? I hope.
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Blu-Ray option in MacPros.

    iTV name and feature set - and some multimedia functionality built into 24" iMac.

    Additional app(s) in iWork.
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    Cube2 , Apple needs a real desktop for consumers, enough gimmicks.
  6. aaronb macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2006
    Probably just wishful thinking,

    iWork/iLife 07
    iPod Video
    maybe iPhone
  7. netdog thread starter macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    • Apple Mobile Phones announced and non-PDA version offered for sale (shipping late Feb.-early March).
    • ITV - Shipping now!
    • Transition to 64-bit hardware complete with Mini C2D - shipping now!
    • N-revision WiFi Support in Tiger - now! (to support iTV). Existence of N chipset in C2Ds, CD MacBooks and other later CD machines revealed.
    • Airport Extreme and Express (with new/enhanced names) with full N-revision support.
    • Leopard - Full demo (still a couple of secrets witheld). Shipping in March.
    • New displays - with iSight.
    • iLife 2007 goes 64-bit. Pages matures (finally) and Numbers is rolled in.
    • Final Cut goes 64-bit.
    • 16 GB Nano.
    • 2 and 4 GB Shuffles.
    • Full-screen Video iPod delayed. Will be a new Newton but may or may not be announced.
    • Mac UltraPortable (12.1" or less!). Possible touch-screen.
    • 1-year if .Mac with every new computer. Storage limit upped.
    • Blu Ray option in some models.

    Happy New Year!
  8. Mammoth macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2005
    iLife '07
    iWork '07
    Leopard shipping
    New iPod, touch screen.
    iPhone, quad-band, 2 types. Smartphone and slimphone. Unlocked only.
    New displays that double as televisions with 2.1 surround sound and loads of input or at least a dongle for such purpose
    New ultraportable notebook, comparable to Sony VAIO TX type
    iTV shipping
    New Airport Extreme and Express. Both with video streaming to new iPod and iTV
    New iSight. Much smaller and higher resolution accompanied by a lower price
    A long shot, but a lightweight tablet notebook with disk drive and all.
  9. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
    heres what i see

    os 10.5
    ilife 07
    mac book thin
    New HD Monitors and a 50" to use as a monitor or Tv with itv

    i dont think will see blu rays for a while esp if there having a shortage of lasers for ps3s i doubt we see blu ray on mac till wwdc
  10. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    :eek: That would Kick ass. I doubt we will see new displays with built-in iSights though. Here are my predictions:
    • New iSight.
    • New displays with built-in IR receiver.
    • MacMini C2D.
    • iTV shipping.
    • iPod Mobile.

    The thing I don't understand is if Apple releases this iPod Mobile, will this mean that the vanilla iPod is dead. I mean if you can buy an iPod that is a phone too, then why buy just an iPod :confused:.
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    All nude, all the time.


    Oh, sorry, y'all bunch of geeks go to your geek convention. I'm gettin' me some strippahs!!!!! :D

    Now, ahem, I'll end this lap dance for an Apple subcompact. Don't get me wrong. I have priorities. I'm just sayin'....
  12. hotboiled macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2006
    New iSight
    iTV shipping
    iPod Mobile

    and a LCD screen replacement for 15" 17" MBP :mad:
  13. C.A.T.S. CEO macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2006
    Somewhere in the background at Stevenotes...
    New displays w/ or w/o iSight and a new iSight
  14. SeaFox macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2003
    Somewhere Else
    And an iPod in every stocking! Ho Ho Ho!

    • I wanna see the iPho^H^H^H^HApple Phone emerge.
    • More Leopard info, with a solid release date.
    • iTV, with news of a built-in tuner for PVRing.
    • New displays that watch you back, I think we'll see...
    • The "True" Video iPod?
    • 12" MacBook Pro
    • Airport Express that doesn't have a joke lifespan.
    • More Pre-N goodness for all Airport products.
    • $100 price drop on MacMini, making the low end $499 again.
    • $50 discount on .Mac, another gig of storage added. iCal calendars can now be created and edited from the Web, even on a Windows PC.
    • Availability of Quad MacPro.
  15. menthol moose macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2006
    In order of probability, at least in my mind:

    - More Leopard previews, possibly with release date.
    - Mac Mini updated to Core 2 Duo, or a price drop. Hopefully both.
    - iWork and iLife '07 shipping, iWork with some sort of spreadsheet program (if there is one, is it definitely called Numbers?)
    - More iTV info, possibly a name, but I don't think shipping until later, March maybe?
    - 12" MacBook Pro released.
    - New displays, probably just a spec update, hopefully with a 19" or 17" option.
    - New iSights, hopefully, that look better than the first version.
    - iPod with phone capabilities released. Hopefully unlocked.
  16. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2006
    Because some people don't want a mobile in their MP3 player. Like the treo and the palm live side by side so will the vanilla and phone iPods ;)
  17. netdog thread starter macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    I often wonder if I will ever play music through my phone.
  18. iKwick7 macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2004
    The Wood of Spots, NJ
    Agreed. I pretty much always have an iPod on my, if I wanted to listen to music then I would use that.

    My nokia can play mp3's..... hell, it can even play back entire movies. I have never used either feature.
  19. vendettabass macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2006
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I'm also hoping for movies and tv shows here in the UK
  20. BoyBach macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006

    Me too!

    I think we might get movies added to the UK iTunes Store to go with the release of the iTV, or whatever it will be called.
  21. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    Yes. But the main reason that you don't use it is because it doesn't integrate well with iTunes and it is cumbersome to get music on the thing and play it easily. If my phone can act as easy as an iPod (both on HW and SW levels) and has enough capacity, I don't see one reason why I would want to carry an iPod around.
  22. eRondeau macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    Canada's South Coast
    Apple switches back to PowerPC chips -- the Intel experiment just hasn't worked out. :D :D :D
  23. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    Let's see...all the Macs are up to date in my opinion, except for the Mini, which could see a Core Two Duo update.

    iTV is a given, as Jobs has already foretold its coming.

    I believe Apple when they say that Leopard is due in Spring. So at MW, I expect we will hear updates on Leopard's development and how much developers love it, and there will likely be some jabs at Microsoft, and a showing of the David Pogue video which shows how Vista copied OS X elements.

    Jobs will talk about how everyone loves the Get a Mac ads and will show a new one.

    He'll talk about the success of the iPod line, point out that Gates took his advice in making a closed ecosystem with Zune, and possibly re-emphasize the increased sexiness of sharing an earbud versus beaming a song. He'll mention that the Shuffle has exceeded their wildest expectations, Nike Plus iPod is a critical and commercial success, and that Disney is thrilled with posting movies on iTunes.

    Apple will introduce iLife and iWork 07, and iWork will include a spreadsheet App.

    That's about all I'm expecting right now......
  24. know-it-all5 macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2006
    ITV means new IPOD

    As it has been made quite clear within this thread, Jobs has mentioned the iminent release of the Itv. This IMHO is a big reason to expect a 6g ipod. I dunno if it will be full screen or touch screen, but I think Itv means a lot more than just a new product.

    Itv being introduced causes a forced domino affect of things to be introduced at macworld.

    1st. If Jobs is introducing an Itv, he must have more movie viewing contractual agreements, otherwise the Itv would serve little purpose. He made it quite clear using repeated showings of movies and shows using the Itv at the september event. If there is an Itv, Jobs must have more movie studios.
    Plus: It would make perfect sense that more movie studios hop on to Itunes now, because previous rumors indicated they didn't want to affect the dvd buying holiday season. Thus, rumors indicated they would join after Christmas.

    2nd. One delay on the Ipod Video 6g was the fact that Jobs was waiting for more people to hop on the itunes movies store. He couldn't unveil it in September, because only disney hopped on. Thus, he delayed consumers with some minor screen and hard drive upgrades. This is still a 5g ipod. In the current market, these Ipods are getting technologically behind. Apple is due for a new ipod. Jobs just bought some time.

    3rd. I think the two main presentations by jobs will involve the music and movies with itv and ipod. The other topic will be Leopard.


    Other possibilities include- one of the following
    mac mini C2D update
    display upgrade
    hifi upgrade or pricedrop

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