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I have to say that this is one of the more dissapointing MacWorld expos that I can remember. Ok so we got new intel PowerBooks and iMacs, well that doesn't do me any good. Im not going to go out and buy all new computers just because they're intel processors in them and there is a "MacBook" with Front Row. iLife '06... Im still on '04 and don't have any plans on upgrading. And to top it all off no BlueTooth Mighty Mouse, which buy the way had to of been the most wanted Apple product for the MacWorld expo.

Well I'm dissappointed. Please share your thoughts.

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macbook? what a lame name!
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They need a Spreadsheet in iWorks. The BT Mighty Mouse is something so many want. So in those ways I am disapointed. The new macs are nice, especially the new MacBook, but the iMac Core Duo while nice, I, even if I could sell my new iMac G5 which I love, will not be buying one. This machine is VERY fast with everything I do. And yes I run AMD 64 systems also and they are very fast, but in most things I do, and trust me, I do a lot of demanding stuff with my computers, the G5 iMac iSight keeps right up.

It's Games where the AMD 64 really shines, and I have one set up just for that.

The new Mac Book though was needed as the G4 is getting old and needed an update.
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Another thing that burns me is that there still is not (very needed) iPod update.

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Great things could have happened. And time will tell over the course of the year whether they still will.

Personally I am really intrigued by iLife 06 which was my highlight product personally, since I get so much use out of the products, plus I can put my .Mac account to use which I have had since getting APP in September, and not yet used it at all!

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ben what do u mean by ipod update? for the older generations?
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ben what do u mean by ipod update? for the older generations?
Life a firmware update for the video/nano ipods.

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Great things could have happened. And time will tell over the course of the year whether they still will.

Personally I am really intrigued by iLife 06 which was my highlight product personally, since I get so much use out of the products, plus I can put my .Mac account to use which I have had since getting APP in September, and not yet used it at all!

Vicky
Agreed, I am also impressed with iLife 06. I just wish they added more to iWork. Maybe they will soon.
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Agreed again on that count, there should be a spreadsheet app....

Maybe next year eh

Either way some of the new stuff does look good, I do like iWork but it needs a spreadsheet for me to basically stop using Office to create *new* documents for myself (I'll always call on Office for stuff from outside or stuff needing collaboration between parties).

Either way, iWeb does look great for those not clued up to web design, Garage Band's podcasting stuff is neat, iMovie's improvements look great, iDVD looks better still and the new stuff in iPhoto had me going 'me want, me want!'.

Photocasting is also a very great, and quite cute idea. iLife always impresses my friends and relatives when they see how easy it is to be productive, followed with

"So you can get this on Windows too, right?"



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I was hoping for Intel iBook or I guess what would be consider a MacBook (non-pro). I just wouldn't use a laptop enough to justify spending that much money on it, but if I was going to spend $2000, that MacBook Pro seems to be pretty amazing.
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Well an Intel iBook would have upstaged the PowerBooks, it would not have been a good idea.

And it sounds like an iBook G4 will more than satisfy your needs.

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i was dissapointed not to see an update on the minis really i thought that they would have given them an update, nothing to major though



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Looks like the mac mini and the iBook will update the next time. Most likely before summer.

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Well as Steve said, all the models will move Intel within this year.

Which means most realistically, the Mac Mini and iBook and other Mac Book models will be here in time for Microsoft's Windows Vista, I expect the Power Mac or its intel equivalent using Conroe due for later this year will be the last one to switch over.

Given the intel Mac Mini didn't debut, perhaps it signifies pieces of the jigsaw are not in place, such as Front Row 2 or whatever not being ready, ITMS not having movie downloads yet, or the tv tuner not being ready; and thus it is better to wait until those bits are ready.

Plus the Mac Mini will likely use a Single Core Yonah, much as the iBook or their successor will.

And take heart that this Mac Book thing has Front Row capability, a sign that the iBook and Mac Mini are going to get this capability almost certainly - though I doubt the high end Power Macs will.

Considering the switch was officially noted in June '06, announcing new Intel iMacs and Pow... Mac Books today is actually pretty good going in my books.

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Well an Intel iBook would have upstaged the PowerBooks, it would not have been a good idea.

True, I wouldn't have thought the lowest model Core Solo would have been as fast as the highest model PowerBook, but it looks as if it is.
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