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Macworld 2007 recap

January 24th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Welll, I only scored 5/20 on my Macworld predictions. But then, I don’t think anybody anticipated that the entire keynote would be about AppleTV and the iPhone with no news about the Mac at all. What did I get right? Here’s a list…

  • Airport update to 802.11n (Airport Extreme)
  • Firmware update for 802.11n capable Macs (even though it’s going to cost $1.99)
  • iTV got a name (AppleTV) and a release date (February)
  • Another studio joined the iTunes store with full-length movies (Paramount)
  • iPhone

I’m also going to take credit for a long-shot prediction that Apple would create a product to compete with Microsoft Home Server. The new Airport has a new Airport Disk feature that allows you to turn it into a NAS device simply by plugging in a USB drive. The lack of gigabit ethernet still bugs me though.

That leaves 15 predictions of things that I still expect to see from Apple. I hope we hear about them soon, because I’m about to buy a new Mac and I was waiting on MWSF to make up my mind. Now I’m in a holding pattern waiting for the inevitable hardware updates and a Leopard release date.

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