Posts Tagged ‘macworld expo’

MacWorld Koolaid, Now Via Quicktime

January 16, 2008 Leave a comment

There’s a Quicktime stream of Steve Job’s keynote address on Apple’s web site in case you want to drink the koolaid.

Over the next few days I’ll post some first-reaction thoughts to the products they unveiled, including:

MacBook Air
iTunes Movie Rentals
iPod Touch software update
iPhone Software Update
Apple TV 2.0
Time Capsule


MacWorld Expo Predictions

January 13, 2008 Leave a comment

I’m not sure Steve Jobs will have enough time in the 90 minute keynote address on Tuesday morning at the Macworld Expo. If the rumors are half right, there will be a lot to talk about. Here are my predictions, just for kicks:

Sub-notebook – I’m expecting a new product that will fit somewhere between the iPhone and the MacBook. It will have a 10-12 inch screen, with a black finish. Apparently people want these. I’m quite happy with my 15 inch PowerBook. Then again, if I see one close up I may change my mind!

Cinema Displays – There is a lot of chatter about new displays having LED backlighting. I think that’s a good prediction, along with a design change which will sport a glossy screen (as an option?).

Apple TV 2.0– I expect to see DVR, along with the ability to manage movie rentals from iTunes, (another huge announcement).

Now, my least likely but most wanted announcement:

2nd Gen iPhone – I’m predicting this one because I want it to happen so badly. I have an envelope to save up enough money for the 2nd generation iPhone, so I’m hoping this is announced on Tuesday, with a release in February. Look for it to be 3G network-capable, having at least 16 GB of space, and various improvements to the OS. Fingers crossed…

New Mac Pro: Early to the Dance

January 11, 2008 1 comment

Within a week of the start of the Macworld Expo, Apple has updated the Mac Pro with two of Intel’s new Quad-Core Xeon 5400 processors running at up to 3.2 GHz.

That’s a lot of juice! If you don’t understand what having eight cores means in the real world, let me explain it simply: it will suck your brains out through your eyeball sockets if you aren’t careful.

Here’s the link to the specs on this new monster (up to 4 terabytes of hard drive space!).

Why would Apple release something this huge before the Expo? Why not save it for the keynote speech? A new Mac that has essentially doubled in speed is a big deal! The answer is obvious: Steve Jobs has a lot to talk about on Tuesday, so this Mac Pro is just the tip of the iceberg.

What next big thing has Apple been working on? Whatever it is, we’ll all be chatting about it on Tuesday afternoon.

(I’ll offer my Macworld Expo predictions on Sunday.)

%d bloggers like this: