January 14, 2008 05:30 PM PST
"There's Something in the Air"
Tomorrow this post will be full of comments on the latest Macworld announcements. For now, we can only guess what's in store based on the slogan above. Many people are predicting some sort of Wi-Max or 3G card built into Macs, or at least the iPhone. Maybe wireless USB will make its debut and remove more clutter from Paul's desktop. Others have noticed that the font style used is new: Myriad Ultralight
, possibly pointing to the rumored ultralight Macbook incorporating a solid state (flash) hard drive, LED backlight and no optical drive. Interestingly, new desktop and server Macs were announced last week at CES, so Apple must have enough other new hardware to fill tomorrow's keynote! Then again, the slogan may just refer to over-the-air downloads to the iPhone/iTouch. Or maybe Apple is partnering with Google for 700mhz bandwidth... :-)
In addition to tomorrow's hardware announcements, I imagine we'll get a new option for video and TV downloads. No way Jobs is going to let movie and TV studios desert iTunes. Whether this is new hardware, new pricing, or new formats (HD?), something has to change. Most players are looking for HD video downloads to be the new "format" - beating both Blu-ray and HD-DVD in the long term. I also feel that .mac has been a bit stagnant lately, so there potentially could be some updates to that. We probably won't get much info other than reassuring words about the "ecosystem" when it comes to the Nullstream anticipated iPhone SDK, slated for February.