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Five Wishes for Macworld

by Derrick Story
Mac Newsletter for 01/03/2003

Dear Mac Reader,

One of my favorite pastimes after the holidays is to conjecture with friends about what's going to be announced at Macworld.

So, after a little thought and a lot of beer, here's a short list of what I "hope" will happen.

I'm not predicting that any of these announcements will materialize in any way, shape, or form. But I'd love it if they did.

  • New iPod with color screen that will play MPEG and QuickTime movies in addition to .mp3 and AAC audio.

  • New processor that will replace the current top of the line G4. Whether it's a G5 or something different altogether makes no difference.

  • Digital hub application that uses iSync, Rendezvous, and existing hardware to further mobilize computing.

  • The iPhone. A PDA would be too pedestrian for Apple. It has to be something like the Visor Treo on Bluetooth steroids.

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  • Attitude. Last year Steve Jobs firmly stated that Apple was going to "innovate its way out of this downturn." I loved that. This year I want to hear that Apple is going to kick butt. I can't think of a better time to show some real attitude.

I'll be at Macworld all week hanging around the O'Reilly booth and the User Group Lounge. If you want to see a complete schedule of O'Reilly activities, take a look at our "O'Reilly Events at Macworld SF 2003" page on Mac DevCenter.

Be sure to say "hi" if you drop by.

Until next time,
Derrick
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Derrick Story
O'Reilly Network Managing Editor
derrick@oreilly.com

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