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Macworld Mystery

January 9th, 2006 · 1 Comment

As I walked into Moscone Center today I noticed a couple of things. The Apple Computer area has a big black curtain that prevents anyone from getting even the slightest hint of what’s coming. Security personel were there, just in case someone got a bit too adventurous.

The second thing I noticed was the buzz. I have been to many of these things, and it seems to me that there is an … atmosphere at this one that hasn’t been present in other Macworld Expos. There is a lot of anticipation, and some dread from fellow developers. Mostly anticipation, though.

It looks like this Expos is the one that introduces Mac users to the world of Intel chips in their Mac. I think that is what developers are dreading. Apart from that, rumors are all over the map. In no particular order, I have heard:

  • Intel iBooks
  • Intel MacMinis
  • Intel iMacs
  • Intel PowerBooks
  • Plasma screen TV’s (I am not making that up).
  • Updated iLife (with iWeb!)
  • New/Updated iPods
  • Updated iWork
  • Mobile Phone
  • Tivo-like software
  • New Airport base stations

It isn’t likely all of this will happen. Still, I would be surprised if we didn’t see new Intel-based machines of some sort. Very suprised. We will see on Tuesday.

As for Nisus, we will be showing Express 2.6, but there will be no major announcements. Hey, we are just happy to be there! Really. We are at booth 107, just in case you are in town. Just don’t blink, or you will miss us.

Tags: Dave

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 David Shanahan // Jan 10, 2006 at 12:45 am

    What, not even a universal binary of NWX 2.6?

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