Thursday, September 07, 2006

We're waiting for the show...

The Showtime Special Event
Live Coverage, 12th Sept 2006

I have to agree with Giles, the release of the new 24-inch iMac and the updated Mac mini is a clear signal from Apple that the special event on the 12th is something much more interesting than a new Mac. Or at least Apple think so...

Personally I would have been happy (excited even) with the appearance of the new iMac, especially after the lack of surprises coming out of WWDC. So, now there are no distractions, everyone will be concentration a much reduced range of possible products. I think we're all convinced it's going to be movie related, and the launch of a iTunes movie store is pretty much a given. The only question is what hardware is going to be around to back it up? After a long series of iPod fakes are we looking at the "real" video iPod, or maybe my guess about 42-inch cinema display, or maybe even the much desired and long rumoured video enabled version of the Airport Express.

Of course, the show could be the product itself, maybe we're just totally misinterpreting the announcement. Maybe we're looking at the long awaited iPhone, we've been talking about it for more than two years now, perhaps recent rumours have finally put some flesh on the endless speculation?

So come on Steve, it's almost showtime and your audience is waiting...

Update: Last minute rumours, as the iTunes Store goes down...