“If tradition is followed at the opening of the Macworld Expo in San Francisco on January 9 (Australian time), Steve Jobs will have ‘just one more thing’ at the end of his Macworld keynote speech to end at least some of the agony of wondering what goodies Apple has up its sleeve for 2007,” Garry Barker reports for The Sydney Morning Herald.
“Mr Jobs says this year is ‘likely to be one of the most exciting new product years in Apple’s history,'” Barker reports. “Leopard (aka Mac OS X 10.5) – the next full revision of Apple’s operating system – is only weeks away and Macworld should see more of its features revealed.”
“Will there be an iPod mobile phone…? Wall Street seems to think so. I remain doubtful that Mr Jobs will show a GSM/WCDMA handset. One seems to be in the works but not yet ready,” Barker writes.
“That further development of the iPod is imminent is a no-brainer. Speculation includes bigger screens, more video capability and a touch-screen, replacing the click wheel with sliders (for song selection and playback volume) and touch-buttons on the margins of the screen. A power on-off switch as well as the present ‘hold’ sliding button would be useful,” Barker writes. “New iPods are likely to have a good deal of wireless connectivity built into them – Bluetooth, WiFi and possibly WiMAX – for that is the way of the future, leading to further integration of Apple technology with our household entertainment devices.”
More speculation and a bit about Apple’s retail stores in the full article here.
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