Robert X. Cringely reviews his predictions from last year – he got nine of 15 predictions correct for a 60 percent average with more (Apple “iPhone” and “iTV” products) possiblly to come true just a little late (next week) – and then takes on 2007:
Among Cringely’s predictions for 2007:
• Apple releases iTV, a bunch of flat-panel MacTV’s that contain Mac Minis.
• Apple settles with Burst.com and takes a license.
• Apple drops Akamai for a different edge-serving content delivery network, possibly Google or homegrown.
• Sony is in such difficulty that Microsoft is discussing internally how to help Sony from going under, since that would create a raft of antitrust problems for Redmond. I am not making this up.
• Windows Vista SP1 ships in June despite the fact that Vista structurally shouldn’t require service packs. Except it will.
• Zune 2.0 appears, isn’t brown, but still nobody buys it.
There’s much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]
Cringely’s 2006 predictions for Apple and why many products were held back from Macworld – January 13, 2006