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DigitalN.    2

at least at school I have access to the WiFi. I get to see what the Apple will all be about! yay!

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docvenom04    0

Jan 9 is actually a day full of crazy ass stuff happening!

- My First Uni Exam

- Getting Student Loan

- Therefore getting Xbox 360

- Macworld!!!

- Mates driving test (If he passes theres a few great weeks ahead!)

- Get a new phone contract (Old phone pretty much dead)

Its also a Monday....

lmfao. I can FULLY understand your logic. :D

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canbeli    0

Just wish we could watch the event live - I do enjoy watching the keynote presentation by old Steve Jobs - especially when he talks to people on iChat, etc - he's always so natural, funny and always makes a great host for these presentations. Him getting his photo's done on Photobooth was hilarious.

Fingers crossed for Intel Macs... might be seriously looking at a Mini in a few months so it'd be cool if they revised them and beefed them up a bit!

Sad there isn't Live...but it's gonna be 3AM or something over here..!!

Crappy that I need to go to school first thing in the morning the next day..no time even for news. Can only read at night then..

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instant.human    45

something like iPda or iNewton or iMate, if there wasnt a phone out calld i-mate already, anyways, some apple-pda would be so damn great, witth airport-support and iTunes and everything...

+dreams+

:) :yes:

and all that in some ipod video like case, very flat, black and white avalible, woooot i want it!

;)

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Chicane-UK    674

I'm gonna start assembling a Mac Mini fund. I'm sure they're going to revamp the line at Macworld and I wanna be ready.

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bifgut    0

im bulding my imac g5(intel) money... just 4 thousand reais more to go...

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corrosive23    87
i find it funny thats theres no leaks of the macosx where as microsoft cant contain it

PS yes i know macosx intel was leaked but the ppc ones etc

Uh yeah okay, I saw it all over usenet almost a month before it was released, and that was without even trying to find it.

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couture    0

Well, I'm hoping that Leopard will be available to all g4 owners *namely the mini's, ibook, powerbook* I'm new to the mac world and Leopard sounds extremely interesting.

Edited by couture

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RadishTM    312

Well, I'm hoping that Tiger will be available to all g4 owners *namely the mini's, ibook, powerbook* I'm new to the mac world and Tiger sounds extremely interesting.

Err .... Tiger has been out for a while now for G4/G5 :unsure:

Radish?

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couture    0

Err .... Tiger has been out for a while now for G4/G:unsure:e:

Radish?

I was hoping no one would see that.... Just woke up, I edited right before you quoted:blush:ush:

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TruckWEB    480

Well, I'm hoping that Leopard will be available to all g4 owners *namely the mini's, ibook, powerbook* I'm new to the mac world and Leopard sounds extremely interesting.

Apple said they would support G4/G5 users well after the transition to Intel CPU. So it could be safe to say that OS X 10.5 will work with G4/G5 CPU.

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docvenom04    0

A Tablet Mac would be nice. :D

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Lare2    10

A Tablet Mac would be nice. :D

:woot: (Y)

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Wolvereen    0

Forgot where, but I found this online somewhere and emailed it to some friends....

Top 10 things Apple could announce at Macworld Expo

Posted by Jason D. O'Grady @ 7:45 am

It's that time of year again, time to dust off the crystal ball and prognosticate about what Apple has in store for us at the big January love-in at Moscone. Macworld Expo opens in San Francisco in less than two weeks and predicting Expo announcements has become nothing short of a sport. So before you lay your money down for that shiny new computer, here are Jason the Greek's Vegas odds on Steve Jobs announcements for The Big Dance.

10. Mac OS X 10.5. Leopard will be Apple's sixth major release of Mac OS X. CEO Steve Jobs stated during his WWDC keynote speech on June 6, 2005 that "We intend to release Leopard at the end of 2006 or early 2007." Since it's less than a year after Tiger's release on April 29, 2005 it's not likely we'll see it at Macworld Expo. Look for a Leopard preview at WWDC 2006 sometime in June. Odds: 100-1.

9. Intel PowerBook. The PowerBook everyone is waiting for will be powered by a dual-core Intel "Yonah" processor and will feature a built-in iSight camera. Apple has recruited a bunch of former Sony VAIO engineers for the project and the PowerBook successor is rumored to be 20-25 percent thinner. Hopefully it'll be the PowerBook nano I've been dreaming of. Unfortunately, it's not likely as the pro software (Final Cut, Creative Suite, etc.) isn't universal binary yet. Rosetta emulation isn't fun folks. Odds: 50-1.

8. iWork '06. Apple's productivity suite will get upgrades to Pages and Keynote with the possible addition of a modern Office-killing spreadsheet application (rumored to be called "Numbers" or "Sheets"). If it reads and writes Excel files the Apple spreadsheet will be the final nail is Microsoft Office's coffin. Microsoft will waste no time in announcing the end of support for Office for the Mac if this happens. It would be great if Apple also bundled FileMaker pro or a spinoff application called iBase (like they did with Logic > Garageband and Final Cut > iMovie). Apple should also make Pages into more of a true word processor and move all the DTP features to a separate application called iLayout - just to keep Quark and AdobeMedia on their toes. Bonus points if Apple were to release pro versions of Mail and iCal. Odds: 25-1.

7. iLife '06. iLife '06 will see updates to its core apps (iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and iTunes) and the addition of PhotoBooth and Front Row that will work with all Macs. iBlog could be acquired from Lifli Software and upgraded to publish to all major blog platforms including Blogger, Movable Type and WordPress (in addition to iDisk.) Apple could replace TiVO and your cable company's DVR in one fell swoop with iDVR. Several new applications are being bandied about as potential additions to the suite, including: Animator, Site Builder and Podcaster. Odds: 10-1.

6. Bluetooth remote control. The new BT remote will work with Front Row 2.0 on all Macs. A Radio Frequency (RF) remote is also possible, but it will require a USB receiver for the Mac which is a buzz kill. Odds: 5-1 on RF, 3-1 on BT.

5. Price Increases for iTunes. The iTunes Music Store will succumb to pressure from the music labels and the decline in online music sales and move its pricing model to a sliding scale. Less popular songs will start as low as US$0.19 while new releases will jump to US$1.99. A compromise by the labels will leave album prices at US$9.99 with the possible addition of lyrics. Odds: 10-1.

4. AirPort Ultra. This is a new portable AirPort base station with video. Bundled with a new application called AirTV you'll be able to stream video to your TV - in High Definition. It'll be bigger than the Express to accommodate the built-in HDMI connector and will sell for US$199. The upgraded AirTunes 2.0 software will allow you to stream any audio to it (not just iTunes), allow streaming to multiple Ultras at once and simultaneous playthrough on the computer speakers. Bonus: If you have an iSight camera or microphone it doubles as an intercom system. Odds: 10-1

3. 1GB iPod nano. The iPod shuffle has been sold out for weeks and Apple could release a larger 2GB version, but they're more likely to euthanize the shuffle (like they did with the iPod mini) in favor of a 1GB nano. For only US$159 (US$30 more than the 1GB shuffle) you get a color screen and a dock connector. Apple will also add video support to the nano line via a firmware upgrade to boost sales of TV shows and video content. Odds: 3-2.

2. Intel Mac mini. It's no secret that Apple's moving into the living room and the Mac mini is the perfect platform to do it with. Apple could replace TiVO and your cable company's DVR in one fell swoop with Apple-ized DVR software (see iLife '06). Apple will also add a built-in iPod dock, a dual-layer DVD drive and Front Row 2.0 (see iLife 06) to the Intel-based Mac mini, code-named Kaleidoscope. Odds: Even money.

1. Widescreen Intel iBook. The first portable Intel Macs will be iBooks based on Intel's new Yonah chipset featuring a new 65nm process that's 70 percent smaller than the Centrino processor. Dynamic Power Coordination will allow Yonah's two cores to be controlled independently making it sip batteries slowly. The new IBook (capital "I") will feature a dual-core Yonah processor in the 1.5 to 2.0GHz range with a 667MHz front side bus. The new IBooks will ship in a single 13.3-inch widescreen (possibly High-Def) configuration. Don't be surprised if this IBook is the first to ship without a FireWire port.

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crazzy88ss    65
9. Intel PowerBook. The PowerBook everyone is waiting for will be powered by a dual-core Intel "Yonah" processor and will feature a built-in iSight camera. Apple has recruited a bunch of former Sony VAIO engineers for the project and the PowerBook successor is rumored to be 20-25 percent thinner. Hopefully it'll be the PowerBook nano I've been dreaming of. Unfortunately, it's not likely as the pro software (Final Cut, Creative Suite, etc.) isn't universal binary yet. Rosetta emulation isn't fun folks. Odds: 50-1.

iSight is confirmed, and I think it was 30% thinner. not like 5% matters :p

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spike232    3

Im hoping for the updated Airport Express that supports video, my mini mac may be small and light but id rather not have to move it at all to watch stuff on the tv downstairs :p

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Rudy    457

A Tablet Mac would be nice. :D

once OSX86 is released and cracked this will be a possibility (will only control the mouse unless someone manage to use a tablet mouse thing driver for the table pc). if someone can find a tablet pc with an SSE3 cpu

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instant.human    45

4. AirPort Ultra. This is a new portable AirPort base station with video. Bundled with a new application called AirTV you'll be able to stream video to your TV - in High Definition. It'll be bigger than the Express to accommodate the built-in HDMI connector and will sell for US$199. The upgraded AirTunes 2.0 software will allow you to stream any audio to it (not just iTunes), allow streaming to multiple Ultras at once and simultaneous playthrough on the computer speakers. Bonus: If you have an iSight camera or microphone it doubles as an intercom system. Odds: 10-1

its been just a few days since ive been talking about complete wireless (exept the powersupply of course) television with a friend.

that would be amazing, just great, and a real reason to buy a hdtv-ready tvset. id love it.

thinking further, i could imagine that utopic iPda or tablet-mac being some universal remote for your whole mac-household. has been there before but i think never with apple-products. imagine sitting infront of your television with your tablet mac, lets call it iFree ( :cool: ), watching some high definition block buster and meanwhile checking your emails with a tip on the touchscreen of your iFree, which uses the AirPort Ultra-express for quickly getting your mails.

okay, you could just press the hold-button on your bluetooth-remote for yout iTV or your iMac with frontrow, whatever, but its much cooler that way.

aww i should stop dreaming about that so much, in the end steve will just reveal some intel ibooks and powerbooks. :sleep: ... :woot:

;)

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sn00pie    2

I wouldn't mind the 1gb Video Nano idea. :D

But the most important for me is an update for the Mac Mini's.

Edit: I was thinking, why doesn't Apple produce something like 17" Cinema Displays or mid-ranged LCD monitors?

Edited by Game

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crazzy88ss    65

I wouldn't mind the 1gb Video Nano idea. :D

hmm... that's enough room for 1 full movie, if you fromat it properly!

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thetechroom    0

I wouldn't mind the 1gb Video Nano idea. :D

But the most important for me is an update for the Mac Mini's.

Edit: I was thinking, why doesn't Apple produce something like 17" Cinema Displays or mid-ranged LCD monitors?

Apple did produce 17" screens back in the days, there not much of market for it today, bigger is better.

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MacOSXMan    0

Update to iPod shuffle, i believe this will be cosmetic only, added colors small screen, new design.

A very small glimpse of Mac OS X 10.5

Added iTunes Video downloads

Mac Mini update (Intel processor)

iBook Update (Intel processor)

Talk about progress of popular apps conversion to the x86 processor, such as Photoshop and MS Offices

Timeline of the release of the new PowerMacs and Powerbooks

Go over the amount of iPods and Macs sold this past year, and the progress the company has made in the market.

iTunes 7.0 haha i doubt that! :D

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Toastyone    0

Edit: I was thinking, why doesn't Apple produce something like 17" Cinema Displays or mid-ranged LCD monitors?

They did do some smaller ones, I used to own one :D

Just thought of something I really hope they put into the new minis when they release them.....A FREAKIN MICROPHONE IN!!!!!!!! WTF was Apple thinking to not have one?? I mean who actually owns a USB mic unless you have to....that really made me a bit ticked

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Matt T    0

Updates: Apple Retail, iPod and iTunes, the Intel transition and a tiny mention of Leopard

iLife '06 - with major updates for iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD and GarageBand, iTunes 6.1, and the introduction of iWeb - iWeb will be a blogging tool designed to make it easier to share photos, home movies and your own musical creations with the world.

iWork '06 - with Keynote 3, Pages 2 and Numbers 1

Airport AV - wireless music, photo and video streaming with a slightly refurbished design

2nd gen iPod shuffle - larger capacities, slightly refurbished design, also available in black

Intel iBook - dual-core Yonah, 13" widescreen, new design, available in both white and black

Intel Mac mini - dual-core Yonah, new media capabilities (Front Row 2.0 + Apple Remote + more), new design

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instant.human    45

obviously the shuffle returns, according to appleinsider. ;)

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