Apple’s 30th anniversary rumors

“Well, there’s apparently a big to-do coming up this weekend. It’s Apple’s 30th Birthday and we’re starting to hear some rumors. First off, there’s the touchscreen iPod. Oh, ho ho. What a wonder that will be. This has a 80-85% chance of actually appearing, and is one of the things I would love to see. Clearly, this would also mean that there will be full movies available on iTunes this weekend, which would be just swell. An anonymous source told me, back when the Hi-Fi was coming out, that the touchscreen iPod was months away, if it were ever to appear, so who knows,” Gizmodo writes.

“Apparently, Jobs and his Flying Monkeys were in talks to get good movie content for the big AV launch. We shall see, won’t we,” Gizmodo writes. “Next, we have the iPod phone… Then we have new MacBooks… A Mac Tablet? …Strangely enough, I haven’t heard of anyone being invited to the ‘launch’ this weekend nor have I heard that it is actually happening. Maybe Apple doesn’t like us, but the radio silence is absolutely weird.”

More in the full article here.

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Apple’s new Mac mini. Intel Core, up to 4 times faster. Starting at just $599. Free shipping.
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Related articles:
UBS analyst: No special Apple Computer 30th anniversary event – March 21, 2006
Citgroup analyst expects ‘fairly eventful’ Apple announcement around 30th anniversary on April 1st – March 13, 2006


  1. Maybe to counter the media hornet’s nest that happened after the last event, this time they don’t let any word out…just open the flood gates.

    Gotta think Steve wants to do something on the the 30th.

  2. Saturday will be a day where Apple will have numerous home page revisions with ALL of these rumored products being displayed and having their own detail pages. At the bottom of each of these pages will be…”Happy April Fool’s Day!”

  3. There haven’t been any announcements about new releases because, more likely than not, nothing is going to happen. The Apple don’t make much fuss about anniversaries.

    MW: First…I’m not the first to repeat utterly redundant stuff…but I’ll do it anyway, for now.

  4. My prediction

    If Apple do not announce something groundbreaking then they will lose any chance of capturing the market, and will forever remain <10% of the market.

    Groundbreaking equals something like

    “We have worked with Microsoft to give you… Windows XP for the MAC”

    “We are releasing OSX for standard PCs..”

    “Here is a new plasma screen with integrated MAC. You can record to DVD or Hard Disk while watching”

    But I bet the announcement will be something lame like
    “All our MACs are now intel based..” This will only excite the MAC geeks, and not the general public.

    After this, it’s summer and nobody want to buy a computer then. And come this Fall, you can bet Microsoft will have Windows Vista promotion and hype everywhere.

    Really, as far as I see it. for Apple, it’s now or never.

    Anyway.. Here’s hoping that they give me an excuse to spend a £1000, and dump my PC.

  5. Yes but, unlike 5 years ago. Apple are now a very-very large and respected brand. Because of the IPOD and ITunes

    They now need to do something to capitalise on that.

    The IPOD hype is slowly fading away.

  6. In November of 1991, in the Arabian Gulf, ALL radios went silent.

    Dead silent. No transmissions of any kind. Total radio silence. Do you know what happened next?

    Same theory applies here. I’d be amazed if something DIDN’T happen.

  7. Please, no touchscreen iPod. Apple will have truly jumped the shark if they bring that out. “80-85% chance”? Based on what? ThinkSecret’s bulls#!+??

    When a site talks about an iPod that you control by smearing your oily finger over the screen, you’d think the reader would break into giggles at the absurdity of the idea. The fact that this idea is being taken seriously, or is even seen as inevitable, makes me want to cry.

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