Scoble on Apple: ‘Dizzying amount of new products’ coming at WWDC

“There’s only one week left until Apple’s WWDC and the rumors are already flooding in about what’s going to be released,” Jason Chen reports for Gizmodo. “Robert Scoble, former Microsoft blogger, throws out this very interesting nugget on his blog:”

Speaking of Apple, they are readying a dizzying amount of new products. I wish I could camp out at an Apple store during the World Wide Developer Conference on August 7th. I wish I could say more, but that’d get me sued by Steve Jobs and I don’t need that kind of heck right now.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jon-Kristian” for the heads up.]

MacRumors claims to have obtained “unconfirmed information that could shed light on what the community can expect next Monday during Steve Job’s keynote.”

• Xeon-based Xserve
• Core 2 Duo (Conroe) and Xeon “Mac Pro” (Power Mac replacement)
• Merom (Core 2 Duo Mobile) upgrade for MacBook Pro or iMac
• Impressive 3D effects in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Full article here.

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39 Comments

  1. Re: Scoble (from wiki) –
    “Robert Scoble joined Microsoft in 2002. Scoble was part of the Channel9 MSDN Video team, where he produced videos that showcased Microsoft employees and products.
    Although Scoble often promoted Microsoft products like Tablet PCs and Windows Vista, he also frequently criticized his own employer and praised its competitors (such as Apple Computer and Google). However, some argue that the modest measure of criticism leveled at Microsoft and praise toward competitors serves only to give his Microsoft evangelism credibility. He was unusual in the level of access he offered to his users, which included publishing his cell phone number on his blog and urging people to contact him directly with issues, as well as accepting comments on his blog.
    The Economist described Robert Scoble’s influence in its February 15, 2005 edition:
    He has become a minor celebrity among geeks worldwide, who read his blog religiously. Impressively, he has also succeeded where small armies of more conventional public-relations types have been failing abjectly for years: he has made Microsoft, with its history of monopolistic bullying, appear marginally but noticeably less evil to the outside world, and especially to the independent software developers that are his core audience.
    On June 10, 2006 Scoble announced he was leaving Microsoft to join Podtech.net as vice president of media development. June 28 was his last day at MS.

  2. A “dizzing amount”? I doubt it. I don’t think there has ever been a conference with a large amount of product announcements. Apple seems always to release products in measured ways not wanting one product to steal thunder from another. It’s obvious that the Mac Pro’s are coming and along with Leopard will form the major announcement. I can’t seem them coming out with a major release like a phone, which would be a significant release, or a media player, or anything like that during this show. They would have a seperate announcemnet for those types of things. So, maybe a software announcement or some updates to exisiting hardare (built in iSight cinema displays please) would be possible but not much more than that.

    It will last two hours and over an hour of the keynote will be devoted to a demo of Leopard. Not much time for things like an iPhone or movie downloads, or a PRV mini, ect. This happens every conference, rumors abound for everything under the sun and Apple actually announces two or three things and everybody is dissappointed.

  3. MacRumors claims to have obtained “unconfirmed information that could shed light on what the community can expect next Monday during Steve Job’s keynote.”

    “shed” hyperlinks to friggin’ plastic storage sheds !?!<WTF>!?!
    What’s the point?

  4. this is bullsh*t. mac pro, leopard, that’s it. why would jobs throw in a “one-more-thing” of an ipod or iphone or whatever at their freaking developer’s conference? have they ever done that before? no!!

  5. I’m still waiting for, at least a rumour of, an Apple branded projector, sold for less than 1,000 bucks. Imagine one built into an MBP, combined with Keynote, it’d be so very sweet.
    Is APPL heading for 70.00+ today? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

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