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  1. I’m hoping for a few very important things.

    1: That Mac OS X 10.5 will be light years more secure than previous versions.

    2: That it will be more stable and reliable and idiot proof. I got newbies in far off locations and gas is a fortune.

    3: That the new “Mac Pro’s” won’t be nearly the poor quality of previous MacTels.

    please Steve, make it happen.

  2. Like Panther and Tiger were insecure, bug-ridden, unusable pieces of dog poop? Oh whoops, that’s XP.

    Wait. Panther was unstable? Someone forgot to tell me this and I’ve been using it for more than a year.

    Poor quality? You do mean “version 1.0 woes” right?

  3. Smiling:
    The only one that feels let down?
    Maybe not. But what you obvioulsy don’t understand, is that this is a conference for developers. This is absolutely not an arena for iPods, updates and bumps. If you can’t wait for Macworld San Francisco in January there is always the expo in Paris in September. And maybe nonscheduled events before or after that.

  4. Stock down $1.20 so far on this less-than-stellar appearance by his Steveness.

    I guess my disappointment stems primarily from the lack of a bump in the MacBook Pro line. I was really looking forward to picking one up at the START of the next product cycle, not here at the end of this one.

    Oh well, it’s September/January for me, I guess. (Money burning hold in pocket.)

  5. I have to agree with “Smiling.” In the wake of last week’s stock options scandal it would have been nice to have something spectacular to order or look forward to ordering soon. All of today’s announcements are evolutionary, not revolutionary (to quote a recent anal-yst), so I TOO feel just a little empty right now.

  6. And everyone’s feeling down and disappointed because of what… exactly? Expectations of nirvana from heaven? From what sources, exactly? Holy crapola. Would there ever be a way to meet ‘expectations’ based on desires whipped up by active imaginations? Probably not.

    Now… about that iPod nano that’ll give me the power of levitation and instant language translation via my aural nerves. I can just go anywhere and be magic. Of course… it’s not something I’m supposed to talk about, but… just hold on to your britches, folks. Don’t say I didn’t tell you, but on the other hand… don’t say I told you.

    Oh yeah, then there’s some talk of a diesel powered 3 lb. 30″ laptop running a newly developed quadruple overhead cam supercharged micro-engine/chip/processor/turbine that’ll do the quarter-desktop in under 1 millisecond. But, it’s just talk. Talk’s good. Get’s the juices and hard ons all fired up. But then, so do wet dreams. Waking up’s the bitch, when it’s all just frikkin’ air. “God, how could Apple have done this to us, and left us so high and dry? Teasers!! Damn!!”

    It’s all pretty damn funny to me. Think I’ll just wait until Apple ACTUALLY announces something to get all wet about it.

  7. you see it all now … none of that rumor mill crap materialized. funny huh? all of the people who quote “sources” and “contacts” within apple are full of shizzle. everyone knew that the no brainer for today would be the final intel macs. anything beyond that was speculation. i wonder what the people over at macrumors are saying now that there rumors never made it to the real world.

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