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One for the Mac Lovers... WWDC Hopes

by irgmcdonald / August 2, 2006 5:34 AM PDT

What would you love to see announced at WWDC?

I have a strange and unexplanable fetish for pen based computing so I want a Mac Tablet and the new "MacPro" Desktop.

What do you want to see?

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my 1 pence.. (about 2 cents)
by udayan71 / August 2, 2006 5:42 AM PDT

Mac Pro (pretty much given)
Leopard for developers/new naming scheme (what's left besides Lion?)
Apple phone - with all the rumblings & Apple joining Kronos Group.
MacBook Pro with Core 2 Duo (maybe)
Pro app something or the other, maybe end of Aperture?

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What I'd like to see
by barret55 / August 2, 2006 6:29 AM PDT

I'd like to see the return of the Newton, with all of the latest bells and whistles. I've always liked them.

Yeah, it's a pipe dream, but it would still be awesome to see it return.


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by gamegeek90 / August 2, 2006 6:40 AM PDT

please for the love of pete some kind of Apple branded PVR!

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that'd be awesome
by awinn233 / August 2, 2006 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: PVR!

Here's what I want:
Mac Pro
iTunes Movie Store ($2.99 rentals for 5 days, unlimited views)
THE iPod Video
DVR functioinality added to Front Row
Leopard to be amazing

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What do I want to see?
by rtemp / August 2, 2006 8:03 AM PDT

Something that I can't think of yet. I love things that just come out of nowhere, even if they do end up being iPod HiFi's.


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For WWDC...
by rustyholman / August 2, 2006 8:26 AM PDT

I'm really looking forward to the new OS, and the features apple has been working on for the last two years.

- I'm hoping that Quartz 2D Extreme will be released, and speed up 2D a little bit more.

- I'm hoping that Spotlight will be enhanced to make it smarter, with better queries, maybe with ThunderBird support.

- otherwise, I'm hoping that Mail will properly support IMAP folders

- I'm hoping that Terminal will be enhanced to support mouse support in xterm emulation, so I can click in vim and use the scroll nubbin to move around documents I'm editing

- I'm hoping that bookmarks will work better in Safari

- I'm hoping that toolkits will be released to make developing for dashboard easier

- I'm hoping that windows can be made semi transparent while working, so I can easily see "under" it if the other window is in a different application.

- I'd like to see the Intel lineup to be completed, with a replacement for the PowerMac.

Oh, and one more thing... I'd like to see a True Video iPod, although I don't think WWDC is the place for this.

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True Video iPod
by irgmcdonald / August 2, 2006 8:30 AM PDT
In reply to: For WWDC...

I read somewhere that WWDC is not the place to release iPods and that a new one would come later, around september, ish.

At least that would make the old one a year old. Like his steviness says, you need to upgrade every year to have the latest and greatest.

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by macflash411 / August 2, 2006 9:36 AM PDT

i want free new macs of your choice for everyone. hey theres a way to get more market share and with them updateing the macs ever few months well the people will just have to buy new ones.

-Mr. Grin

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by dillhk / August 2, 2006 12:34 PM PDT

I definitely see the Mac Pro coming... I really think the MacBook Pro will get a Merom (although it makes me sad because the Black Macbook maxes my budget). I also think the iMac will get a Core 2 chip... whether Conroe or Merom is yet to be seen... can't wait to see the new iPod (If there is one)... also maybe a quick price drop for the MacBook being that the MBP will have a Merom in it would be nice! Can't wait till WWDC!!

Does anyone know of a good place to watch the keynote online? I think will have a webcast, but I'm not sure.....

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Watching the keynote
by irgmcdonald / August 2, 2006 10:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Expectations

I tent to read the live reports on engadget and watch it later as apple puts the video up later (most of the time).

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(NT) (NT) moi aussi, the scramble to the live video feed sucks
by udayan71 / August 2, 2006 10:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Watching the keynote
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