Ifs its real
Its disappointing, I want applications for my AppleTV god dammit.
Steve Jobs' Macworld Expo keynote has been leaked. Well, sort of, and assuming it's not Fake Steve Jobs' Fake Macworld Expo Fake Keynote, of course. Here's the transcript - you decide... There's certainly no reference to the anticipated MacBook Air - though skinny, metal consumer MacBooks are listed. The already announced Mac …
I was hopeing something more like:
"Greetings lady and gentlemen. Welcome to MacWorld 2008! Now, we've realised that we sppare to have made a community that is one of the most annoying on earth. Therefore, could you please reach under your seats, pull out your brand new iKnife, and commit ritual Hari Kari."
Well, I can hope. (Can you tell I've had a bad- no, wose than usual day with the mac fans at work?)
All you have to do is look at this section:
- Sales beyond our wildest dreams
- Much more than the 1% market share we asked for in January
Total horseshit. Everyone knows that it's been selling like crap, there's no way they're at 10 million devices. Unless they're counting devices "sold" to Carphone Warehouse and the like, who are totally unable to move them to end-users.
...put that information on any web server, local or internet facing? Surely he'd have it on his computer and his little speech helpers would have it on theirs too; but there is no need for it to be anywhere else yet. If this is the real thing, then he wanted it to be 'leaked' - perhaps he thought it would be a publicity spinner for the expo. Who knows.
Personally, I think it's made up by that site to attract attention, which it seems to have done quite well.
Apple released the Mac Pro refresh last week so the real specs for the base model are:
Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Harpertown” processors
2GB memory (800MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC)
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics with 256MB memory
320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive1
16x double-layer SuperDrive
$2,799 is the price.
The only thing right in the 'keynote' is the Superdrive speed.
The Mac Pro specs are those for the previous update. Neither 7300GT nor Quadro 4500 are available as an option. I'm surprised about the Mac Mini stuff, but the 320Gb drive option can't be real. Very suspicious, but interesting otherwise. I doubt that a consumer keynote would spend so much time on the iPhone SDK.
For starters the Mac Pro has already been put out there, the MacBook is very unlikely to get a refresh before the MacBook Pro, the magsafe adaptors are even more unlikely to have aluminium ends as this is likely to be a safety issue.
Good spoof but not good enough.
I'd actually be pretty happy with that list; mostly because my only Apple product is an iPod Touch, which appears to be a major fucus, and I adore last.fm. Ability to submit plays, and receive radio streams would finally start to make use of the device's capacity.
Getting The Orb on the device would be a pretty awesome too, and I imagine someone will design an app (although I understand this is possible already with a hacked software).
This has all the earmarks of a hoax... and a rather poorly researched one at that. Most telling is that all existing models of MacBook and MacBook Pro are shipping "within 24 hours" from Apple and BTO configurations are shipping in the normal 1-3 days. If Apple replaces products in their product line, you almost always see them lean out the channel in advance.
A change to the MagSafe power adapter is highly unlikely unless there's a major design change or a safety issue. Changing the cable end to aluminum just doesn't make sense.
As others have pointed out, the Mac Pro was just refreshed and the "specs" here are incorrect. This is obvious rubbish.
The content is irrelevant. Here is the post to Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Macworld_Conference_%26_Expo&diff=183215796&oldid=64332664. It's an anonymous post to a talk page with no attempt to claim authenticity. It's total rubbish, obviously completely made up. If it hadn't attracted a bunch of comments it would probably have been immediately removed, instead it took a couple of days (though it's still in the history - if it had been real, it would probably have been deleted).
Void Inside's reprinting it is a great example of the journalistic standards of the blogosphere. Shame that El Reg seems to think it has to follow suit.
Look out for next week's story: "Apparently, someone's friend Johnny is dumb and smells of pee. Source: Shiteforbrains.blogspot.com who cleverly spotted an edit to Talk:Sonic The Hedgehog on Wikipedia."
See how tired the writer of this hoax had gotten only 1/4 of the way in:
" Sales are getting better and better every day "
Scott I noticed that too. Is that a Steve Jobs keynote line? No, it sounds more like somebody on a 12-step recovery program.
"- Hardware sales figures/market share
- Leopard released October; doing spectacularly
- Sales figures/market share"
Needless repetition. Then the hoaxter gives up completely -
If internet hoaxes are this lame, I should start spreading stock rumours...