August 01, 2007

Apple's Aug. 7th Event: iPhone & iPod Free

I've been lax in reporting Apple/Mac news. Especially with the release of the iPhone. I just don't have that much interest and need to upgrade as soon as I move. Maybe then I'll get a bit excited. Unless this coming Tuesday changes things:

AppleInsider : Apple to host Mac event next Tuesday

Apple Inc. is gathering analysts and members of the media for a Mac-related press event to be held at the company's headquarters in Cupertino on Tuesday, August 7th, AppleInsider has been told.

Unlike past events in which the company drafted and issued digital invitations through e-mail, word of next week's event was initially spread Tuesday afternoon via phone calls from Apple's media relations personnel.

AppleInsider was told, and Gizmodo confirms, that the event will be restricted exclusively to Mac announcements. In speaking to journalists by phone, Apple representatives were reportedly very clear in expressing that no iPhone or iPod product announcements were in the cards.

My predictions:

1. New iMacs = 90% probability
2. Mac mini replacement (or greatly redesigned, although I don't know how that's possible/desirable) = 50% probability
3. Sub-notebook Mac = 25% probability
4. Leopard details = 50% probability

The first two should ship immediately. The Sub-notebook, if it materializes, ships in time for the college kiddies to use at the start of the semester (late August or early September). No firm date for Leopard's October release.

Posted by ronn at August 1, 2007 10:13 AM

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