Apple announces product event.. 8/7

Live forum: http://forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=67552

JKirk

31-07-2007 21:19:50

[quote5d2937bcfa]Looks like those rumors about new Macs (specifically, iMacs) on the 7th were true -- we were just invited to an Apple "product presentation for Mac" at Apple Town Hall in Cupertino next week. The event gets started on the morning of Tuesday, August 7th, and while we weren't promised an appearance by El Jobso, Apple was, shockingly enough, very open and clear about the fact that this is going to be a press gathering for Mac products (and Mac products only -- so stash away those iPhone hopes, fears, and rumors until next Wednesday).[/quote5d2937bcfa]


http//digg.com/apple/Apple_Mac_event_Scheduled_for_8_7

What do you think they will release? I mean like the article says, iMac will be redone obviously. Do you think a 12 inch Macbook Pro would be up there? ? It's obviously going to be something else besides the iMac...

tjwor

31-07-2007 22:15:18

i don't ever see a 12" MBP being made, and i highly doubt a 13" (such as the smallest apple laptops) The Black MB is the 12" Powerbook...

JKirk

31-07-2007 22:21:45

You really think so? What's due for an update though, iPods?

I'm kind of in a dilemma, I'm going to a Mac store about 2 hours away while I'm traveling and I had planned on buying a MBP for a number of uses for the next 2-3 years. I'm scared if I do buy one then they will release something that will make me regret it. I'm trying to weigh my chances so that's pretty good input, TJ. P

turbohim

31-07-2007 22:30:58

Didn't the MBP's just get an update. I would say the iMac is due.

EatChex89

31-07-2007 22:37:40

there is rumoured to be a iPod 6G in the works that has shaved height and a new OS. Supposedly it will still hold the click wheel, and it's also been rumoured that there are multi-coloured prototypes.

http//www.thinksecret.com/news/0707ipod.html

JKirk

31-07-2007 22:44:02

That's true, EatChex, plus the iPod's are way past due anyways, ya know? They haven't come out with a new one in a while. If it's a product announcement event and not just an update on their site, it has to be big. I'd say some type of touchscreen instead of clickwheel. I think the iMac's and possible iPod's will sport multiple colors.

I realize MBP's were just updated but Apple is full of surprises... I bought the PPC right before the Intel dropped so I have nightmares about this. lol

cwncool

31-07-2007 22:54:06

I don't think a 12" MBP would come around, because why would they do that when the MB is 13.3"? I think they might release or announce an update to the regular macbooks. Dunno about anything else... Just speculating about macbooks.

JordanE

31-07-2007 22:54:50

I'm hoping for a new ipod. My 30gb video broke awhile back i've trying to hold back the urge of buying a new one untill the 6G comes out but I don't know how much longer I can hold out.

Hopfully it wont be over $500 thats all I have set aside for a new ipod right now.

Strike

31-07-2007 23:02:54

[quote0cc8d11d72="JKirk"]You really think so? What's due for an update though, iPods?

I'm kind of in a dilemma, I'm going to a Mac store about 2 hours away while I'm traveling and I had planned on buying a MBP for a number of uses for the next 2-3 years. I'm scared if I do buy one then they will release something that will make me regret it. I'm trying to weigh my chances so that's pretty good input, TJ. P[/quote0cc8d11d72]

There's gonna be a new OS in October and the whole MB line might be revamped. Dunno if you're willing to wait that long though.

hehehhehe

31-07-2007 23:04:50

Aren't the ipods going to be released in September at the bigger show like last year?

This meeting is probably just about mac as they say "product presentation for Mac."

JennyWren

31-07-2007 23:26:57

So long as another TRAINN site opens, I'm happy.

JKirk

01-08-2007 06:59:19

I'm pretty sure it will be iPod's too. Here's another article from Engadget with a very good point

[quotec74e0afc2b]While everyone's busy trying to figure out which particular shade of brushed metal Apple's new iMacs are going to show up in, a few major online retailers have quietly trimmed 5.5G iPod prices. Apple, who usually keeps a pretty tight rein on its product prices throughout various retail channels, hasn't matched the cuts on the Apple Store, but you can currently score a 30GB or 80GB iPod (with video) for about $20 off at Amazon, Best Buy, Circuit City and J&R online stores. Notable exceptions include Target's online store, and Wal-mart, which doesn't sell iPods online. It's anyone's guess as to what actually sparked these price drops. It could be a way for traditional retailers to compete with Apple's aggressive back to school promotions, an attempt by Apple to clear away excess stock in preparation for a brand new iPod, or perhaps just a good old-fashioned price cut. Perhaps we'll know more on August 7th?[/quotec74e0afc2b]

http//www.engadget.com/2007/07/31/apples-5-5g-ipods-receive-stealthy-price-cuts/

doylnea

01-08-2007 07:32:08

I would guess it'll be a touch screen iPod, since they've perfected the technology for the iPhone.

tylerc

01-08-2007 08:04:14

FUCK THIS

I just bought a new 30gb video iPod 2 months ago.

Iloveipods2

01-08-2007 09:30:21

Probably new iPod. Some fanboy posted the new patents the other day on engadget. According to the drawings it sort of resembles the new iphone except without a lot of the features.

doylnea

01-08-2007 10:07:31

[quoted6f35d4dce="Iloveipods2"]Probably new iPod. Some fanboy posted the new patents the other day on engadget. According to the drawings it sort of resembles the new iphone except without a lot of the features.[/quoted6f35d4dce]

I presume they're these drawings that I posted last October?

[quoted6f35d4dce]hrmpf found a patent from Apple where they describe the new interface for the ipod.

http//hrmpf.com/wordpress/90/apple-describes-new-interface-for-ipod

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Iloveipods2

01-08-2007 10:40:03

No, there were new ones.

JKirk

01-08-2007 12:39:01

Well, like my article says in this and another one on AppleInsider, Apple made it clear to them that iPhones nor iPods would be receiving updates.. They said this is "Mac only", so evidently it's just computers.

EatChex89

01-08-2007 12:39:26

[quote6f246302e8="doylnea"]I would guess it'll be a touch screen iPod, since they've perfected the technology for the iPhone.[/quote6f246302e8]

It's very doubtful that it will be touchscreen.

mikedb

01-08-2007 15:03:09

I guess I wont be opening my MacBook Pro until the 9th...

nusqax

02-08-2007 14:32:15

No. This event is strictly Mac related. Meaning no iPod updates.

iMac and iLife 08 updates are definite. Not sure bout others. Maybe the ultraportable Mac?

JKirk

04-08-2007 16:37:53

[quote0a836c03e7="nusqax"]No. This event is strictly Mac related. Meaning no iPod updates.

iMac and iLife 08 updates are definite. Not sure bout others. Maybe the ultraportable Mac?[/quote0a836c03e7]

Meh? Ultraportable Mac? I hope so. I want to buy something fresh and new since I just passed up a MBP on tax free weekend at the Apple Store in NC. I'm going to be hurting if they don't release some kind of laptop upgrade.

bullseye4u

06-08-2007 13:54:02

the new os Leopard gonna be available in stores I bet

tracemhunter

06-08-2007 14:38:50

Definitely the iMac. The MBP was just updated and MB probably won't be updated until October or November. Leopard might come out but I don't think it is very likely.

JKirk

06-08-2007 18:50:10

I don't think Leopard would come out this early but I could be wrong. I just feel like there is going to be SOME surprise here, it's not just going to be iMac's and keyboards I wouldn't think?

Conference times

Noon PDT
3 PM EST

EatChex89

06-08-2007 20:30:17

it probably will be the iMac. They are going to have metal brushed surfaces, and they are eliminating the 17" in favour of the 20".

JKirk

06-08-2007 21:04:16

[quote3b1f20047c="EatChex89"]it probably will be the iMac. They are going to have metal brushed surfaces, and they are eliminating the 17" in favour of the 20".[/quote3b1f20047c]

I think they will keep the 17" and I agree, it definitely will be the iMac. I just wouldn't be able to sleep tonight if I bought a Mac computer now without waiting. lol

JKirk

07-08-2007 05:08:29

Sorry to double post but I was wrong about the time and here's a good post from MacRumors

[quote641f4fb336]
The following sites will be providing live text (and in some instances, photo) coverage of the Apple Media Event.

Gizmodo
Engadget
SlashGear
MacObserver

The presentation begins at 10 AM Pacific or 1 PM EST (converter).
[/quote641f4fb336]

Driscollv2

07-08-2007 07:54:17

I hope its an ipod with bluetooth, so I don't need a cord coming from my pocket. that would be amazing.

junkie06

07-08-2007 08:03:21

damn I dont want to wait that long...is there gonna be a broadcast on the radio?

JKirk

07-08-2007 10:00:15

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MYSTERY APPLE PRODUCT! shock

tylerc

07-08-2007 10:11:38

New iMac

http//www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/08/dsc_1309.jpg[" alt=""/img0fe3675b2f]

http//www.engadget.com/2007/08/07/live-from-apples-summer-mac-product-press-conference/

JKirk

07-08-2007 10:20:24

I was more impressed with this picture

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Tholek

07-08-2007 10:29:29

I was kinda hoping for a palmtop from them. This is a bit of an anticlimax.

JKirk

07-08-2007 10:31:08

I agree, I'm not TOO impressed with it but I'm not saying I wouldn't prefer it over my G5 PPC iMac. P

Now they are talking about iLife '08 which I'm not really interested in. I've never used it one time and I've had mine for about 2 years.

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JOSHBOX

07-08-2007 10:59:26

smallest screen is a 20 inch, people will love that!

junkie06

07-08-2007 11:40:12

iWork 08 and iLife 08 ....i want

EatChex89

07-08-2007 17:05:51

[quote4899827a32="JKirk"][quote4899827a32="EatChex89"]it probably will be the iMac. They are going to have metal brushed surfaces, and they are eliminating the 17" in favour of the 20".[/quote4899827a32]

[b4899827a32]I think they will keep the 17"[/b4899827a32] and I agree, it definitely will be the iMac. I just wouldn't be able to sleep tonight if I bought a Mac computer now without waiting. lol[/quote4899827a32]

oh yeah! who was right about them dropping the 17"?

ilanbg

07-08-2007 21:33:06

These computers are starting to look like the way computers in movies made ten years ago but set way in the future looked.

It really is exciting to see these technological breakthroughs in our lifetime. Just five years ago the sorts of things we see now seemed out of reach.

JKirk

08-08-2007 07:25:22

[quotebfd5988077="EatChex89"][quotebfd5988077="JKirk"][quotebfd5988077="EatChex89"]it probably will be the iMac. They are going to have metal brushed surfaces, and they are eliminating the 17" in favour of the 20".[/quotebfd5988077]

[bbfd5988077]I think they will keep the 17"[/bbfd5988077] and I agree, it definitely will be the iMac. I just wouldn't be able to sleep tonight if I bought a Mac computer now without waiting. lol[/quotebfd5988077]

oh yeah! who was right about them dropping the 17"?[/quotebfd5988077]

Good call, I must say. I guess that makes my 17" inch an antique. (

tylerc

08-08-2007 07:30:07

[quoteb6e4beaf1a="JKirk"]I guess that makes my 17" inch an antique. ([/quoteb6e4beaf1a]

n00b

turbohim

08-08-2007 07:30:24

Are they bumping up the prices?

EatChex89

08-08-2007 09:09:29

[quoteac451ba8be="turbohim"]Are they bumping up the prices?[/quoteac451ba8be]

no they dropped them. the 20" is now the price of the 17" and I assume the 24" is the price of the 20".

JOSHBOX

08-08-2007 12:10:57

prices were bumped slightly, they did originally have a 17" for $999 which is now gone. The other models were $1199 17" 1499 20" and $1999 24" I believe.