Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jan 2007 19:04 UTC
Apple At the MacWorld conference in San Francisco, After the usual words of praise about the iPod+iTunes and the smoothness of the transition to Intel, Apple announced several new products. Surprisingly, nothing was said about new Macs or Leopard. The keynote speech started at 17:00 GMT. Read on for the details.
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RE: LAME
by jtrapp on Tue 9th Jan 2007 19:46 UTC in reply to "LAME"
jtrapp
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2005-07-06

So much for Mac World. He mentioned nothing that would not have been better announced at CES.

Where is Leopard? Where is the Mac?

It is looking like the further commidification of the Mac is all that the future portends.

Apple computer is dead, long live Apple consumer electronics.

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RE[2]: LAME
by Tyr. on Tue 9th Jan 2007 20:03 in reply to "RE: LAME"
Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple computer is dead, long live Apple consumer electronics.

He did announce a name change from Apple Computer Inc. to Apple Inc. :

"The Mac, iPod, Apple TV and iPhone. Only one of those is a computer. So we're changing the name," said Jobs. "We're announcing today that we're dropping the 'Computer' from our name, and from this day forward we're going to be known as Apple Inc."
( http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/01/09/liveupdate/index.php )

I don't see this as a bad thing. I am already syncing at least 2 devices with my computer (ipod and cellphone). The convergence of these devices is a real trend and Apple is on the forefront of it, why not change the name to reflect it ?

Edited 2007-01-09 20:08

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RE[3]: LAME
by TaterSalad on Tue 9th Jan 2007 20:49 in reply to "RE[2]: LAME"
TaterSalad Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know very many people that called them Apple Computer to begin with. Most people just say Apple for short, or Mac. So the name change won't make much of a difference to us.

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