Macworld SF 2004 Keynote

Watching the live feed for this year’s keynote. Goog things are expected to be announced by Stevo.

  • There’s over 60 000 of us watching this online. Great signal, image is pretty shart and doesn’t skip.
  • Look back on 20 years of Mac. Showing of the legendary Super Bowl ad.
  • Demo of Final Cut Express 2.0
  • Video of the G5 Cluster at Virginia Tech, followed by launch of Xserve double 2GHz G5 and bigger Xserve Raid
  • iLife ‘04: iPhoto 4.0 (supposedly quicker), iMovie 4.0 (import movies from iSight), iDVD 4.0 and adding Garage Band to make/record music on your Mac which includes software instruments and live recording. Demoed by John Mayer! I think some people are going to go nuts with this one. Why did they make it darker than the other brushed steel aps though?
  • 730 000 iPods sold in the last quarter. 10Gb iPod goes to 15Gb for the same price. New ad.
  • and… disapointment. There is a new iPod mini, it is 4Gb, it does come in colors but it’s 249$. 249$! US! The 15Gb is 299$, wtf? They were rumored to be 100-150$. And they’ll be available worldwide only in April. Well that just saved me some money. Doh!
  • No new Macs, no new Powerbooks, no new iBooks, no iBox.

    [Later] I’ve just gone through a bunch of blogs, close to 20 of which mentionned the keynote and they all agree (except one I think); iPod minis are a miss. And it seems the brits are getting screwed on the exchange rate, expect something similar for Canada.

    [2004/01/27] Comparison of the iPod mini with it’s intended competition. They seem to be right on target.

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