The Stevenote is tomorrow. I’m not predicting but I’ll speculate.
iLife 07 and iWork 07. I think new revisions are a given. A new spreadsheet application as part of iWork? That would be cool but Think Secret’s screenshots are bogus.
Mac Mini revved to at least Core 2 Duo.
Doc Oc - the Mac Pro Octo. Four-way dual cores.
(There’s a meme out there that users won’t really benefit from more than 2 cores until software is rewritten. This idea gets repeated on TWIT a lot. I don’t agree. It depends on how the machine is used. Don’t buy a large multi-way machine just to make a particular application run faster. Buy a large multi-way machine if your work or your work style involves having multiple applications open and actually doing stuff concurrently.)
No early release for Leopard. There’s reportedly a Tiger update in the pipeline. But an actual release date could be announced.
Do you believe in redbox? Baking in as a standard Mac OS X service/feature the ability to run Windows application (either through virtualization or by supporting the Win32 API) is not in Apple’s best interest. I don’t expect Apple to do anything more than ship BootCamp with Leopard and promote the Parallels and VMWare products. If there is something more, it won’t be part of the standard install (ala X11), or it will be an expensive separate product, or it will be an enterprisey server thing.
The Apple phone. I dunno. Yeah, I haven’t really liked the UI of any phone and I think Apple could do better. But is it possible Apple could be ready to ship product without any leaks from partners? Maybe there are no partners.
One thing is certain. Nokia is already using WebKit. If there’s an Apple phone, WebKit will be the embedded browser.
I’d like to see some home networking hardware: an XServe Mini or an Apple NAS. But I’m not a very big market.
Update January 11, 2007:
Yes! I was right. Wait, that's bad. Nuts.
Undetermined. No new information either way. (There wasn't much Mac in this MacWorld keynote.)
Well, I didn't call it. But I had the WebKit part right.
No mini server but the new AirPort Extreme includes a NAS-like feature for sharing a USB drive.
Despite being so dependent on them, I don’t take very good care of my eye glasses.
I can’t wear contacts.
When I’m tired one of the muscles in the corner of one eye twitches. I don’t think the twitching is actually noticeable; but still, when it happens, I get a mental image of Herbert Lom as Chief Inspector Dreyfus.
Something that is noticeable and drives my wife crazy is that sometimes when I rub my eye, my eye ball squeaks.