Hahahahahahahahah! I've just discovered the quote button next to the reply button, cower in fear puny mortals!
Boring boring boring - o and did I mention boring.
No wonder Steve didn't show up he would have been booed off stage, it will be intersting to see the share price today, I think it will take a nose dive.
And I still stick to my comment from months ago the mini is dead
I am beginning to come over to your side, the mini is dead but, there is still hope! The Mac mini is still available for sale, there might be an update yet!
What a lame keynote. Apple would have been better off not having a keynote at all.
Lam?, Ok I haven't watched it yet but judging from what's come out of it, it was a good keynote with some decent product announcements.
I know I'm probably alone, I haven't watched the keynote but I love new software. Great software is what makes apple so good and all their hardware is fantastic at the moment. We can't always have an iPhone moment. And I agree with TLCAUS the mini is dead.
No you're not alone. I think the new additions to iMovie and iPhoto are truly awesome. Faces and Places, I am going to buy iLife just for that. The stabilisation feature blew me away, I couldn't believe it was that good. iWork, don't use it, don't care but it sounds like a good update.
And so it ended with a whimper and not a bang....bit like life really, I am not surprised Jobs didn't get out of bed for this..tepid in the extreme...but no Mac Mini is a serious problem...Apples are getting to expensive and they could have built a good entry model around the Mac mini, with offers of 1 or 2 FPD screens, the problem with the current MacMini, is grunt, serious editors like me didn't take it seriously, now we need it, its just not good enough, a little oooph..and ahhh! and it will zoom through the door, give us what we need and we will buy it....when I win the lotto I will buy a Macpro17....
Bang, no, whimper, also no. The truth lies somewhere in between.
Listening to phil schiller speak now, via the webcast.
He is so boring.
iphoto is cool but doesn't need a keynote. I don't know anyone whom payed for ilife.
the features are cool, and I'm sure iwork is fabulous too.
Schiller wasted more time showing the geotagging thing, than anyone will bother using it for.
But my god, what a complete waste of time.
anyone stupid enough to spend over $4000 on the new 17 MBP obviously doesn't need their money.
The last 2 keynotes have sucked so bad. But this is the worst of them. People barely bothered clapping.
Bring back Steve.
Listen to what the people want APPLE!
like a new mac mini pro
or a new affordable netbook.
or an iphone that has a battery that lasts more than 2 days.
or an upgrade to AppleTV.
or bloody anything that costs less than $2000
the last 3 Macbook Pro's i bought last year, cost me no more than $2200 each, and they all had 12 month warranties.
I would struggle to pay anything more than that.
Apple has their international pricing a bit screwed up at them moment.
For the first time ever. I am beginning to lose my interest in Apple and the direction their heading.
I have to say I really don't look forward to the keynotes like I used to.
Phil, yes he's not the most emotive of public speakers.
iPhoto is cool, it does need a keynote and I have bought both iLife 08 and iWork 08.
Geotagging is a relatively new thing, in my experience you do need to take a long time to explain it, I have tried to explain it to many people, none of them have quite grasped the concept yet. When geotagging is commonplace it will need less time to explain. I will use the geotagging features 10 times more than Phil spent taking about it. Better geotagging support is something that I have wanted in iPhoto for over a year now and Apple has delivered to me exactly what I wanted. Now I can browse my photos by place rather than just time, now I can see how a certain location changes over time without going to the trouble of manually sorting my photos, now I can see my photos on a map without needing to use Google Earth, now I don't have to keyword so many photos, now I can go on but I won't.
Yes the 17" MacBook Pro is expensive, but we do not buy them out of stupidity. We buy it because we need the bigger screen size, we buy it because we need the performance, we buy it because we have considered the other options and decided that a 17" MacBook Pro is best for our needs.
The last two keynotes have sucked? What are you basing that on? The 2007 Macworld Expo? Apple can never beat the 2007 keynote it is IMPOSSIBLE.
Steve will be back when his health returns.
Like I said in my first post boring, how many people here will really waste 1 h and 12 odd minutes of their life watching the most boring macworld in history ? Anybody want to fess up to watching it ?? Anybody
Boring? I'll have to find out for myself when I download the keynote as a podcast so I can keep it forever and watch it again and again without having to re-download it. Oh and I quite like wasting my time.
The following comment isn't aimed at anyone in particular, it is aimed at the mac community in general. I copy/pasted it from I post I did in another forum.
No wonder Steve didn't do it? No, that's not my opinion. That makes it sound like there are things that are beneath the great Steve. For someone who is so passionate about what he does, it's in bad taste to say that he didn't do the keynote because the products suck (weren't "earthshattering"). He didn't do the keynote because he's recovering from an illness and that's the best thing for him to do.
Shame on you all.