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NEW Apple Keynote - Jan. 6th 9:00am

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by DITDxCULT, Jan 5, 2004.


    DITDxCULT Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 1,192 Likes Received: 0
    MAC NERDS - Apple Keynote - Jan. 6th 9:00am


    Watch Apple CEO Steve Jobs deliver the Macworld Expo keynote address from Moscone Center in San Francisco. See the live webcast right here on January 6 at 9am PT exclusively in QuickTime and MPEG-4. It's an event you won't want to miss.

    Maybe he will clear all the nonsense going on about the iPod battery?? We'll see... I won't be getting any work done tomorrow morning.




    DITDxCULT Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 1,192 Likes Received: 0
    Ok - so maybe no one else really cares. Where are all the mac nerds??


    taken from www.macrumors.com

    With MacWorld Expo quickly approaching, MacRumors provides this Rumor Roundup as a summary of the major rumors circulating around the Mac Web. As always, stay tuned, as last minute leaks and revelations are common.

    The Event

    MacWorld San Francisco 2004 kicks off on January 6th, 2004 with Steve Jobs giving the Keynote Address. The speech starts at 9am Pacific time, and has traditionally been covered by Satellite, Quicktime Webcasting, as well as Apple Store theatre coverage.

    Curiously, Apple has made no official announcements with regard to any of modalities. What appeared to be an official MWSF 2004 streaming page did appear about two weeks ago, but then quickly went offline.

    As always, MacRumors plans -- if at all possible -- to provide live coverage of the event both on this site as well as on IRC.

    Mini iPods

    The most widely publicized rumors before this event are those of the "Mini iPods" -- which are rumored to represent cheaper and smaller versions of the current iPod.

    Steve Jobs had stated in an interview in October that they would "love to have a $100 iPod" but that they just didn't know how to do it at that time. Rumors of a cheaper iPod, however, began creeping out in the following months... first from MacRumors' Page 2 and then Apple Turns.

    First details of the new iPods came from this Page 2 report which promised 2GB "mini" iPods in a variety of colors coming as early as January. AppleInsider, ThinkSecret and reliable MacRumors sources filled in some other minor details. Confirmation of colors (one being gold), stripes and 2GB and 4GB sizes came from these reports... as well as a starting price "around $100US".

    MacRumors has heard mixed reports about starting prices but consistent expectations that pricing will be significantly lower than current models. According to some, Apple has been targeting prices from $100-$150 for the lowend.

    Such pricing would be extraordinary in the current MP3 market... and has lead at least one writer to doubt the release of such a product. This author's doubts, however, are based in speculation rather than any particular insider knowledge.

    PowerMac G5s

    Where have the PowerMac rumors gone? At the widely anticipated release of the 2.0GHz PowerMac G5 in June, Steve Jobs boldly stated that they would reach 3GHz PowerMacs within a year.

    It's no secret that IBM will be presenting information about the 90nm PowerPC G5s in February. Current PowerPC G5s are manufactured with a 130nm process. The improved manufacturing (90nm) should yield performance increases to the PowerMac processor.

    Appleinsider has been the most vocal about the release of updated PowerMacs at MacWorld San Francisco. A December 4th report claimed that speeds of 2GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.4GHz and 2.6GHz processors were currently being produced by IBM with expectations of the release of new PowerMacs at MacWorld SF 2004. Later, "collaborating information" from the same site claimed PowerMac (and Xserve) updates with speeds up to 2.4GHz would indeed be coming at MacWorld SF 2004.

    ThinkSecret has dashed some of these hopes/rumors. In their rumor report, they claim that no desktop or laptop announcements will be made at MacWorld SF 2004.

    Readers should remember that product release in the weeks immediately following MacWorld is not unusual. Last year, Apple released PowerMac updates 3 weeks after the January 2003 Expo.

    Software Updates

    As reported by ThinkSecret, it appears this expo will be focused on software updates. ThinkSecret expects iPhoto, iMovie 3.5, iDVD 4.0 and iTunes updates at MacWorld Expo.

    Reliable MacRumors sources previously noted: iMovie 3.5 will only bring minor improvements to the consumer video application; iTunes will bring improvements related to "Purchased Music, iPods and Music Store Availability"; iPhoto will see "support for Photo Albums and Photo Print services to "some" countries outside the United States."

    As well, Final Cut Express 2.0 has already been sited at CompUSA's stores and should also be announced at the expo.

    Update: Announcements and demonstration of the next revision of Microsoft Office and Virtual PC are expected to be announced at MacWorld San Francisco.

    New Application?

    A reliable report of a new Application coming... with many uncertain rumors since:

    Apple Trademarks 'iWrite', New Audio iApp?, Apple DVD Authoring and Optibase, New Pro Audio App?.


    The Xserve remains long overdue for an updates. Appleinsider and ThinkSecret consider Xserve announcements likely, but can offer few details.


    January 2004 marks the 20th anniversary of the Macintosh. Notably absent in recent weeks are more details regarding the rumored return of the Apple Cube. Sources of this rumor were not particularly accurate, and with no further details or rumors arising, should be taken with a grain of salt.

    Most recent hints of LCDs suggest we may have to wait until after PowerMac releases, despite previous unconfirmed hints at LCD updates at MacWorld.


    Mini iPods and across the board software updates appear most likely for this Expo. As always, there are hopes for the unexpected.

    DITDxCULT Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 1,192 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah... you all don't care now. But in a couple weeks you'll be jocking the mini-iPods.

    Nerd up
  4. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    A smaller, cheaper Ipod would be the shit. Update this thread after the address...I can't check it out at work...they're a little too protective of the bandwidth.
  5. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    I use dual (and soon quad) AMD configurations, so the apple keynote is generally of little concern to me. Mini-iPod would be pretty nice though.
  6. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    I'm quite happy getting my floss on with the exspensive ones at the moment. I can walk down the street with out seeing 100 people who havew also made the decision to cough up the loot. Its the poor mans BMW.

    The colors and he cheaper cost are gonna have a "gimmik" effect that I'm sure will sell ipods but will lower the ultimate COOL level of the Ipod to everyday status.
  7. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,130 Likes Received: 77

    onto the linux OS for fear of dyingggggggggg...... quick.
  8. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    What time GMT?!
  9. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    my friends are going to Mac World this year.
    I would have gone too...but I got real sick
    a couple of weeks ago, and used up almost
    all my time off. I wanted to attened the
    iMovie demonstration/tutorial.


    maybe next year.
  10. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    Daaah! The stream is soo shit.
  11. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    I used a keynot adress to settle a bet once.

    A co-worker insisted that it was calle 'oh ess exx'
    but I insisted that it was called 'oh ess ten'

    He isnisted it was because of UNI(exx) and that he was more
    mac savy then me. I agree I've lost my savy... but I still know a few things.

    So I find an old keynote where Steve Jobs himself refers to it as OS(ten)
    So then I got to win the bet and laugh in his face. ha ha HA!


    and this is super cool!


    the ipod packpack... already out of stock.
  12. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    you're probably right...but I want one thats smaller for riding my bike....so I'll definitely buy one. Cost was never really an issue for me. Its all about the space.

    DITDxCULT Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 1,192 Likes Received: 0
    Ahhh.... iPod Mini

    1,000 songs
    .5" thick (a little bit bigger than a business card)
    comes in different colors - gold, blue, green, silver and pink metal
    you can charge the battery from firewire or USB 2
    comes with a belt clip, dock, and arm-band.


    [url=http://www.apple.com/ipodmini/]iPod Mini[/url]

    ...what about Safari??

    GarageBand looks awesome too...
  14. Joker

    Joker Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 7, 2000 Messages: 5,267 Likes Received: 91
    Well, the iPod mini is definitely a cool addition. Though the rumored price came in a bit higher at $249. Even still... it holds the same amount of songs as my first generation iPod. And the mini is the size of a business card and half an inch thick. Comes in six or seven colors... can't remember. I'm still curious when they'll introduce the color screen that will either play videos, screen savers or show album covers. Maybe if I keep hoping...

    I think the biggest hoop-lah is the Garage Band app. Holy shit! That is an amazing application. I can't even begin to explain it to those who didn't watch the Keynote. But trust me... if you enjoy making music... you're going to shit your pants for $49.
  15. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    dude just think, you could take one snare hit, set resonance to +99, add an echo effect, run it through a flanger, and you've got a 15 minute long noisecore-opus!

    you'll be the biggest thing since the invention of reverb.