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MacWorld Keynote Was Big Enough

ilife2009Rumors of an iPhone Nano and a new Mac Mini abounded before the 2009 MacWorld Expo, but they were just as absent as Steve Jobs.  This led to disappointment from some onlookers, but there was plenty of interesting new stuff.

Here were the main announcements from the keynote:

A close second in the “Top Announcement” award goes to the iTunes announcement that all songs will be available DRM-free by March.  It’s about time.

My favorite announcement was the 17″ MacBook Pro.  With the thinness, the long battery life, and the screen real estate, this MacBook is miles beyond other laptops in its class.

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  1. January 8, 2009 at 12:27 am

    The new 17″ MacBook Pro is thin, kinda like the MacBook Air, but actually useful 😀 I like it!

  2. Rob
    January 8, 2009 at 3:01 am

    I think those of us who spend time talking about and writing about technology and music make more of the DRM issue than the average consumer. Most iTunes users play their music on iPods, on their computers or burn it to CD’s. They use iTunes because it is convenient and works well with their iPods.

    If DRM was of significant importance to the average user, Amazon would’ve had customers FLOCK to them to buy MP3’s, especially since Amazon already offers deep discounts on album downloads.

    But they didn’t because the interface and ease of use are more important than the rights protection for most people.

    Doesn’t mean I’m not glad it’s gone or that it isn’t a move in the right direction though.

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