August 07, 2007

On Apple's August 7th Event

It's kinda late, I had a lousy day. So I'm jacking a big update post straight from Mac Rumors:

August 7th Updates: iMacs, iLife '08, iWork '08, Mac Mini (Keynote Video), Posted by arn

Mac News
Apple introduced quite a few updates today, so we summarized them here to make sure you didn't miss any of them:

~ iMacs - brushed metal, with thin keyboard, up to 2.8GHz Core 2 Extreme Processor. (unboxing)
~ iLife '08 - completely new iMovie and updated iApps (video tour)
~ iWork '08 - updated Keynote, Pages and new spreadsheet called Numbers. Downloadable demo available.
~ .Mac - personal domains, increased storage (10GB) and transfer limit (100GB), Web Gallery (example)
~ Mac mini - Core 2 Duo processors at 1.83GHz/2.0GHz.
~ Airport Extreme - now with Gigabit ethernet.
~ Mac Pro RAID - build-to-order RAID card for $999,..

Individual stories are linked above. {ed. only if you follow the link I stole.}

Apple has posted a quicktime video of today's event.

So, what do I think?

While some are bemoaning a so-so event, I am satisfied with Apple's announcements. I expected the Mac mini to die or be transformed. Yet Apple barely mentioned it. At least it got some mention as there was no word on Mac OS 10.5 (AKA Tiger). Guess they're waiting on Mac World Paris.

I am loving the new iMac and may... just may finally get a new computer. Yeah, I know. I always say that with every event. This time, I think I finally have no excuses. I am especially excited by the updated iLife and iWork suites and the introduction of Numbers. I could never wrap my brain around Excel, so maybe I finally have productive, intuitive tools for business.

Posted by ronn at August 7, 2007 11:22 PM

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