Happy New Year. Hope you saved some money ready for MacWorld Expo? What do you reckon they will be tempting us with this year:
- Sub Notebook
- 2nd Generation iPhone
- New Apple Cinema Displays
- Upgraded AppleTV
Personally I can never figure out what is a which list and what is informed analysis when reading all the predictions, and I am known to get things pretty spectacularly wrong most years.
As for my own wish list I would love to see the Mac mini upgraded to allow dual screen use, and to sit as a realistic option to the iMac for those of us that don’t want to ‘waste’ money on a very nice looking computer that at the end of the day you can’t really upgrade.
I would like to see Apple recognise that they are ripping us off when it comes to RAM both in terms of the inadequate amounts they install as stock, and the excessive prices they charge for their RAM.
What I would love to see most is that they add a useful iPhone to the range – one that is more phone that iPod, and more business orientated that fun focussed.
The main thing though, that overrides all of the above is that they move away from Style over Substance and start to ship things that didn’t need upgrades within a week, or that scratched, or needed hacking. I have felt for a while now that they are spreading themselves too thin as they try and convert the whole world to Mac and that what they should be doing is getting deeper into their existing market with some really heavy weight products:
- An AppleTV with 1TB or storage
- Am iPod Touch and iPhone with 32GB RAM
- A Media bundle with the Mac mini, AppleTV and TVMax+
As you will imagine their are a lot of people writing up their predictions for MacWorld Expo at the moment but here are few links that you may enjoy reading:
Let me know what you predict, or just plain wish for – and where will you be keeping track on the the keynote?