What I want Tuesday's keynote to be.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by maclover001, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    Here's what I want the event on Tuesday to be. Although highly unlucky, a boy can dream ;)

    First up:
    - Rave on about market share and all that stuff nobody actually listens to
    - Kill the AirPort Extreme and lower the price of the Time Capsule, maybe make it aluminum. Also add AirTunes.
    - Change AirTunes so it works with all apps, not just iTunes
    - Aluminum Mighty Mouse maybe?

    Next, some subtle iPod Shuffle updates:
    - Give it beveled edges, à la 4G Nano

    Wootz!! The MacBooks!
    --- First up, the MacBook
    - New aluminum case
    - Thinner design
    - Glass trackpad
    - All the ports are the same, they are fine how they are
    - SuperDrive is now standard
    - Smaller bezel around screen, bumped up to 14"
    - Two MagSafe "ends" are supplied in the box. One that points straight out, and one that points to one end if you want to run the power cord toward that back of your desk.

    --- And now... The MacBook Pro!!
    - We have added 0.1" to the thickness, but it will run MUCH cooler now, and it gives us room to add stuff to.
    - We now offer two keyboard options: Chicklet-style, and the classic style.
    - Glass trackpad
    - We now have 4 USB ports standard on both the 15" and 17" models.

    --- The MacBook Air no longer sucks
    - Choice of 13.3" or 11.2" screens on either model
    - Added a second USB port
    - 128GB SSD is now standard in the $1700 model. The $3000 model has a 256GB SSD, is 3mm thicker, and has a 2.0GHz processor.

    The iMac
    The iMac is great. It's thin, it's portable, it's awesome. But whats the point? It just sits on your desk all day!
    New features:
    - A foldable foot, so it can be easily transported
    - A BUILT-IN BATTERY!! Perfect for moving it around the house, and with bluetooth peripherals, there are NO WIRES.

    And thats all.
    What do you think?

    Oh yes, "One more thing..."
    "Sometimes we need more life out of our battery. What do we do? Carry an extra one? Keep is plugged in? Plug in an external one? Wait, yes. That's what we're looking for. An external battery! But wait... I'm not lugging around a friggen battery... Or are you? Well guess what...
    There is a built-in lithium polymer battery inside every MagSafe power brick? Just plug it into your MacBook and leave the other end unplugged. THREE EXTRA HOURS of battery life!!"
  2. jk111 macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2007
    Wow, that would be very convenient if the charger brick had an extra battery. Very nice idea! Go tell Apple.
  3. 11800506 macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2007
    Washington D.C. Area
    I'm sorry but that is quite far from even having allusions of being realistic...
  4. Desamell Guest

    Aug 24, 2008
    All these are ridiculous, i mean 14 inch screen who is apple, dell?
  5. Samarium macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2008
    @ home.
  6. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    How about .1" thinner and runs cooler

    I would love to have a real apple mouse
  7. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    The iBook had a 14".
  8. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    I listened to your 'one more thing' with interest. But the other items are garbage and this isn't a Keynote; its just a notebook release.
  9. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    But the iBook's 14" was both 4:3 (not the MacBook's 16:10) and 1024x768 (the same as the 12" iBook). Adding .7" to a screen will only make it slightly less sharp seeing as it isn't enough of an improvement to warrant a resolution increase. Secondly, the AirPort Extreme better not be killed... there's be a whole slew of people talking about how they wish there was a cheaper Time Capsule without a hard drive in it because they don't need one. I'm not quite sure what you mean with the MacBook's magsafe... the battery is a good idea, but are you saying you want a MBA styled end? Thicker MBP and keyboard options have a very small probability of occurring. MBA, no way, no standard SSDs of that size, no 2.0 GHz processor (Intel doesn't make a MBA spec'd one). The iMac... no, the point of a desktop is that it sits at your desk, I'd just buy a MacBook (Pro) if I wanted to move it.

    Of course, I don't mean to sound harsh, trust me, I'd love most of this if it would happen, but the chances are pretty low of most of this happening.
  10. italiano40 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2007
  11. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    +1 on that.

    Everything you've (OP) stated is either outlandish ideas or a prototype that will never see the light of day, however, the magsafe power adapter with built in battery is a pretty neat idea, but, surely it would just be easier (and cheaper) to have another battery with you....
  12. cube macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
  13. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    Some good ideas, especially about MBPs running cooler. T'would be nice.

    Although, I must contest: The whole point of the iMac is that it's a desktop replacement - it's meant to replace the tower on a PC, not be a bloated laptop. It doesn't need to be foldable because as a desktop it's already pretty goshdadblammit small.

    I'd add
    I'd like to see the iSight double as a retinal scanner to prevent thieves from turning it on..
  14. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    MBPs running cooler would probably be welcomed by many, (although mine is pretty cool), and I personally will look forward to the day when the MBA indeed has two USB ports and 128 (or larger) SSD. However, I suspect that is a day which will be a long time coming, a time which will not happen next week.
  15. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    How is most of what he said outlandish? A lot of the items are fairly typical (thinner design, aluminum casing, SuperDrive, USB ports...)... And the glass trackpads were rumored so it seems at least possible.

    The iMac thing... well, I thought that was a joke. That seems a bit out there.
  16. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
  17. ironman4life macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2008
    Why would apple make the "world's thinnest laptop" thicker? It makes no sense. Wouldn't mind 2.0GHz though and at least 128GB would be nice. Do they make a 256GB SSD.
  18. jstanier macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2008
    Brighton, England.
    I think that everything should be made aluminium. They should include an aluminium plating kit for you to turn yourself aluminium, too.
  19. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Berklee College of Music

    Fixed that for you.
  20. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    What I want Tuesday's keynote to be.


    Imagine the horror, it would be absolutely hilarious. :D
  21. cube macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
    Keynotes happen at conferences, when you have other speaker sessions.

    It makes no sense calling something KEYnote when the event consists of a single speech.
  22. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Is there anyway I can have something on my iPhone that tells me what's happening at the keynote? Or maybe email notifications of the important stuff that happens?

    Also, what time is the keynote?
  23. Djmckee macrumors newbie


    Aug 7, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    Engadget, (http://www.engadget.com) will be giving live coverage, I think they have an iPhone friendly version
  24. 204467 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Some of your ideas don't make sense, OP, like the mobile iMac. However, a MBP that is .1" thicker to make it more powerful and cooler would be great.
  25. redmeister macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2007
    geez that was detailed haha. hope you dont get upset though when some of them arent fulfilled!

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