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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

January 10, 2006

Apple Shockers

Well, it might not look like it right now, but the pundits and rumourmongers surrounding Apple are reeling, because they were significantly wrong. A lot.

First of all, the new-launch Intel laptop isn't an iBook and it isn't cheap. It's a professional PowerBook killer called the MacBook, and it costs a fecking fortune.

Secondly, there was no revamped Mac Mini.

There are no big displays with built-in computer and HDTV.

There was no new iPod Shuffle with-a-screen.

All four of those things, iBooks, Mac Minis, big screens, and revamped Shuffles, were considered so certain that people were scratching around looking for something that might be a surprise.

Well, the surprise was, they were wrong. New professional laptop, which wasn't expected till mid-year, and a new, Intel, iMac. The MacBook is supposed to be 4x as fast as the old PowerBook, and the iMac is 2x faster than the G5-based model.

But who was right? I was right: garageband, imovie, iphoto, and iweb, all dedicated to letting you photocast, podcast, and vidcast using your .Mac account.


I am available for after dinner speaking, £10k a pop.


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