During Steve Jobs’ WWDC keynote presentation, where he demoed Spotlight, Mac OS X 10.4’s new system-wide metadata search engine technology, Jobs used the Finder’s search box to search for the term “iMac” starting at 45:31 in the QuickTime stream of the WWDC Keynote. Immediately thereafter, Jobs demoed Address Book’s use of “Spotlight” technology and used it to search for “Paris” starting at 46:52 and then used the term “birthday” to create a “Smart Group” in Address Book.
So, that’s it, it’s official: iMac’s birthday will be in Paris! Which, of course, means the Keynote 2004 presentation for Apple Expo 2004 Paris, on Tuesday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m.
Is Steve Jobs slyly dropping iMac debut hints during his WWDC keynote presentation? Watch it via QuickTime here. Or do you think Steve just picked these search terms at random?