10/01/2008

What's new at MacExpo Jan 15th

What are Apple going to announce at MacExpo?

* New Cinema displays? Probably in-line with the new iMacs with glass screeens.

* MacBookUltra? Seems on the cards, an ultra portable MacBookPro which touch sensitive screen, gesture/handwriting support/etc. Probably solid-state disk for fast boot-up. MacOS X has already been ported to small devices, this could extend that so as well as using technologies such as Quickview to read documents on the go, they can be edited too.

* UltraDock? A docking system for the MacBookUltra that turns it into an iMac for use in the office etc.

* 3G iPhone? It's been on the cards ever since Apple launched the original version. Supporting HSPA it will also have push-email allowing corporate users to ween off their Blackberries.

* iTunes 7.6? Well it turns out that some DVDs have already been released that have versions of the film in WMV (Windows Media Video) and H.264 (the format the iPod uses). Insert this into a Mac and a dialog pops up saying "iTunes 7.6 required". iTunes is also likely to support downloading/renting videos from the iTunes store.

It's all rumour of curse, but the keynote is on Jan 15th about 5pm UK time.
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