What Did You Really Want to See?

Discussion in 'Event Archives' started by dancertom3, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. dancertom3 macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    What one annoucement would you have liked to have seen at the Keynote this year?

    Personally, I wanted a new iPod Nano with 20, or even 30 gigabyte NAND Flash storage. I have no desire to watch video on my iPod. I just want a small, light iPod that holds a lot of music.
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    The iPhone and a large capacity (100GB+) iPod.
  3. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Seriously an iPod with that much NAND will not happen any time soon. Me, well I was hoping for another preview of Leopard and iLife, maybe a .Mac upgrade too.

    While the iPhone looks amazing, did they need to spend an hour raving about it at the keynote.
  4. Metatron macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2002
    It was obvious that steve loves the iphone more than anyone else. And that he wants apple to be everywhere. He see an advantage no other computer maker is going after with the digital lifestyle. And it will work. He combined the most popular mp3 player on the market (8 gig nano) and a phone. Ran it off OS X and made a new platform. While this is similar to smartphones, it is different. It is not a new OS, it is just a striped down version of OS X which mean future development "should" be simple. How can one not like it. Plus, in a month apple inc will anounce speed bumps, etc. He said over the next few month apple will be updating the macs...but today was for the iphone.
  5. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    I was very disappointed yesterday not to see iLife '07 even if it has only been for 10 minutes, but I'm more chilled out about it now. iLife '06 was buggy as hell when it got released, probably because they rushed it to make the keynote deadline. If they take another month over it this year and it comes out better as a result, I can't be unhappy.

    Same with Leopard. 10.4.0 broke too much. If they get 10.5.0 out the door as near perfect as they can, it'll be worth it.

    What I was really hoping for was a smaller MBP, but even then I wouldn't be buying a replacement for my PB12" until it breaks, so that's not urgent (hopefully).

    And of course an announcement regarding non-US TV/Movies or even the licensing of Fairplay would have gone down a storm. There is so much content going up on the Internet in the UK, and Mac users are locked out of all of it simply because the providers only have Windows DRM as an option.
  6. Will_reed macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2005
    I was kinda hoping for blu-ray and a leopard demo but oh well that iphone was so awsome that the apple tv doesn't seem that thrilling anymore.
  7. kwood macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    In the Great White North.
    I haven't seen any rumors or speculations about this one at all; I wanted an upgrade to the Mac mini.

    I would be happy with just a Core 2 Duo processor dropped in. A price drop would also be nice, but I don't see that one happening though.:(
  8. macmike47 macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    On the road
    I guess Apple are going to bring out 16GB Nanos at some point this year. Who knows, they might even surprise everyone by doubling the storage of the iPhones. Remember the original MBP speed bumps? Something similar.:)

    After all, flash memory is always tumbling in price.
  9. iWhale macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2007
    I really really really wanted to see iLife 07 and iWork 07 but if the rumors of them being packaged with Leopard are true then I'll be happy as long as the price doesnt increase *cough*
  10. xwing1971 macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2004
    Gulf Coast
    Don't get me wrong, I really wanted to see an iPhone and MAN is it impressive! However, this is MACWorld, and I really wanted to see some Macs. Personally, I was hoping that they were going to release a Kentsfield quad-core iMac today, and hopefully show us the top secret features of Leopard, both of which would've been available today (my dang credit card was out and ready!). The Mac Pro Octo (8 core) would've been nice too. I agree with some others that the Apple TV is neat, but the XBox 360 does most of the same things and plays awesome games, too. Isn't mac compatible, but I think a lot of people have both a PC and a Mac. Having the Beatles on the iTunes store soon is pretty cool, too.
  11. valdore macrumors 65816


    Jan 9, 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri. USA
    As I've already blathered fervently in other threads: I wanted to see updates on actual Mac computers!
  12. misterm macrumors newbie


    Jan 9, 2007
    stop ignoring the rest of the world

    can't help agreeing with previous posts, it would be so nice to see a product in the UK that we can take full advantage of. iTV is a great idea, but without movies and tv's (the BBC's archive anyone?) it seems pointless. I would rather stick a mac mini through a plasma, at least i can watch DVD's direct, and browse etc as well...Would have been nice of they had launched the iphone at a 'it's showtime kinda event' and used expo for mac users...just a thought
  13. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    I wanted new versions of iWork & iLife, especially iWork. I wouldn't care if they hadn't been mentioned in the keynote, just release them. I must say I had not read or heard that some think they will be included with Leopard. I don't think that is practical. Many will want Leopard but not iLife &/or iWork & many may want new iLife & iWork applications but not want to upgrade to Leopard. Even if they were to take advantage of features in Leopard, I doubt they require Leopard to run.

    I am still completely shocked that there was not one thing announced that was purely Mac-related. After all, it is Macworld!
  14. dancertom3 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    I agree with EVERYTHING you have said. In Australia, too, we can't used iTMS for Movies or TV shows. It would be nice. I don't understand why they don't just hurry up and do it. Seems like they're missing out on a good return there.
  15. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    iPhone :)

    Leopard :(

    Apple NAS - which was a long shot, but since Apple's new AirPort Extreme supports one or more USB2 HDs the problem is (probably) solved. :)
  16. Cybix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2006
    Western Australia
    I'm thinking we will get it eventually, we waited ages just to get the iTunes store in the first place!

    No doubt there are lots of things that need sorting out before they can offer these services through iTunes, no doubt pay a chunk of cash murdoch or packer's way... :D

    fingers crossed... I think it would be a big hit in Australia, we're the slackest pricks in the world, why would we want to get up to goto the movies, or drive to the video store? hahaha

    cant wait for the online iGroceries application, I'll be able to order my fortnightly food shopping online, and in the rare case where I'll need to actually go into the shop, of course I can dock my new iPhone and sync my shopping list to it...

    aaaah the future :)

    iFridge, iCinema, iClimate, .... linked via Apple AirNet
  17. dllavaneras macrumors 68000


    Feb 12, 2005
    Caracas, Venezuela
    I was hoping for a tablet or a new portable model. They'd come very handy for work
  18. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Widescreen touchscreen iPod (not with the phone) and new displays. And iLife 07.
  19. Wand'rer macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2007
    What did I really want to see?

    I am a newbie to this web site, although not to Macs. I have been using them faithfully since I bought my first computer, a Mac SE. And I'll no doubt get shot down in flames, but I have to say it.
    I know everybody hoped their own personal needs be met at Macworld '07. But I have to say that I think Apple delivered everything we could ever have hoped for and more.

    This thing isn't a phone... It isn't an iPod... It isn't a video player...
    It's a computer disguised as those things. This is the next incarnation of computing. First we had a personal computer (desktops). Then we migrated to mobile personal computers (laptops). This device is the next significant step forward toward a full-service, fully-roamable personal computer (a palmtop). Check out The Economist interview with Eric Schmidt.

    Sure, the iPhone is not starting out as fully robust across so many divergent standards as many users may have hoped (mode, storage capacity, GPS, service provider, ect...). But then again, neither was OS X 10.0 when it came out. But it grew...
    And given the natural evolution evident in all of Apple's products, this palmtop or RPC or whatever you call it has all the potential to become the gateway to Eric Schmidt's promised land of "cloud computing". And Steve Jobs is a person who rarely misses any marketing potential.

    Hey, maybe this is just a revision of Jobs' original marketing plan to put an Apple II computer in every classroom in the US.
  20. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I definitely wanted to see the phone to stop the guessing. I also wanted to see upgrades to the MacBook and Mac mini lines.

    It would have been nice to see anything else but I really didn't expect to see Leopard since they seem to be hiding the interface until the last minute.
  21. sam10685 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
    major updates to the macbook line and more features of Leopard.
  22. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    the iphone is awesome and thinking about it. The only other other thing i was hoping for was updated imacs, ilife 07 and a date for 10.5
  23. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    That was pretty much the coolest keynote in years.

    Introduce two brand new markets for Apple with two spectacular products, and then top it off with John Mayer playing. That had to be a great day for whoever attended.

    (Ok, a little bit of Leopard wouldn't have hurt)
  24. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i was hoping for more information (possibly even more "secret" features) about leopard. that and iwork.
  25. misterm macrumors newbie


    Jan 9, 2007
    so nice that someone agrees with me, it might be a great year for Mac user in the US, but the rest of the world needs to be given he same level of output in terms of media to actually use itunes etc, come Steve...get Apple Uk and Apple Austrailia, and every where else to sort these deals out...I also agree with other ps, i would love to see the iPhone without the phone, maybe his is one of the 'great new things' to look forward to in the next few months...

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