Macworld 2009 Kicks Off Today: Predictions from Apple?

Macworld Expo 2009 officially begins today in San Francisco! This is essentially where hardcore Apple fans from around the globe make their pilgrimage to pay homage to Steve Jobs and his Apple crew. However, there is one exception with that previous statement–Steve Jobs won’t be there making the keynote presentation on Tuesday, as he has for the past 10 years.

Instead of Mr. Jobs himself, we’ll be hearing from VP of Product Marketing, Phil Schiller. I can only hope that he will be dressed in jeans, a black turtle neck, sporting a pair of New Balance jeans and drinking bottled water with a sport top. Rumors have resurfaced speculating the health of Steve Jobs which is why he is not making the all important keynote speech.

This Macworld is going to be Apple’s last. Why? Well, according to reports Apple is slowly turning away from big conferences as they feel they don’t want the Expo to dictate their product development and release schedule.

(image courtesy of the the Apple Lounge)

What Will Apple Announce at Macworld 2009?

Apple fans get excited once the New Year rolls around because that means Macworld is just around the corner! Previously, I never cared about what Apple had to do or say. Now that I’ve embraced my iPhones and my new Macbook I can’t get enough Apple news! I have risen from the ashes to become a self-declared fanboy.

Just what will Apple announce during Macworld? Here are some of the latest circulating rumors…

– Mac Mini update
– Cinema displays update
– possible iMac revision announcement
– Unibody 17″ Macbook Pro
– iPhone 3G software update (copy and paste pls); New iPhone 3G colors and capacity

Your guess is as good as mine when it comes to these rumors. Personally, I think the 17″ unibody Macbook Pro sounds like a shoe in, along with a Mac Mini and iMac update as well. As for our precious iPhone 3G, if history repeats itself then we can expect larger capacities (32GB/64GB SSD?) and a plethora of rainbow colors just like the previous iPod Nano update.

Either way, on Tuesday at 9AM PST/12 PM EST, keep your eyes peeled because the entire interwebz will be re-hashing every word being spoken at Macworld. Maybe a surprise visit by Stevey J could be in store!

What do you think will be announced by Apple at Macworld? Let us know in the comments!

PS – If you haven’t seen this video of David Pogue from the NY Times singing about Apple, check it out!

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  • Guest

    Lets hope to see some good news!
    I would like to see a 32GB/64GB iPhone 3G, then I would think about purchasing one.
    How about the stupid rumor of iPhone Nano….? I think thats retarded if they came out with one. Will wait and see… πŸ˜‰

    Funny video Gary.

    Have a good one!

  • Guest

    Lets hope to see some good news!
    I would like to see a 32GB/64GB iPhone 3G, then I would think about purchasing one.
    How about the stupid rumor of iPhone Nano….? I think thats retarded if they came out with one. Will wait and see… πŸ˜‰

    Funny video Gary.

    Have a good one!

  • Dusty

    Lets hope to see some good news!
    I would like to see a 32GB/64GB iPhone 3G, then I would think about purchasing one.
    How about the stupid rumor of iPhone Nano….? I think thats retarded if they came out with one. Will wait and see… πŸ˜‰

    Funny video Gary.

    Have a good one!

  • Teebs

    You only think its retarded because then you’d have to purchase a 32GB iPhone along with a iPhone Nano, HA!

  • Teebs

    You only think its retarded because then you’d have to purchase a 32GB iPhone along with a iPhone Nano, HA!

  • Teebs

    You only think its retarded because then you’d have to purchase a 32GB iPhone along with a iPhone Nano, HA!

  • T

    i wonder what’s in store for the desktop computers as i’m thinking of getting one at some point. i love my macbook but i’d eventually like a bigger, bedder computing experience. the iMacs look pretty slick too. i don’t think mac mini can handle what i need it to… wait, i’m supposed to be talking about the iPhone… haha. i think colours would be lame. unless the iPhones have aluminum bodies like the first generation ones, plastic coloured phones would look so bad. i love my first generation iPhone, it looks better quality than the 3G, i just hate the recessed headphone jack! a 3G that looks like the first generation phone with a non-recessed headphone jack would rock!!

  • T

    i wonder what’s in store for the desktop computers as i’m thinking of getting one at some point. i love my macbook but i’d eventually like a bigger, bedder computing experience. the iMacs look pretty slick too. i don’t think mac mini can handle what i need it to… wait, i’m supposed to be talking about the iPhone… haha. i think colours would be lame. unless the iPhones have aluminum bodies like the first generation ones, plastic coloured phones would look so bad. i love my first generation iPhone, it looks better quality than the 3G, i just hate the recessed headphone jack! a 3G that looks like the first generation phone with a non-recessed headphone jack would rock!!

  • T

    i wonder what’s in store for the desktop computers as i’m thinking of getting one at some point. i love my macbook but i’d eventually like a bigger, bedder computing experience. the iMacs look pretty slick too. i don’t think mac mini can handle what i need it to… wait, i’m supposed to be talking about the iPhone… haha. i think colours would be lame. unless the iPhones have aluminum bodies like the first generation ones, plastic coloured phones would look so bad. i love my first generation iPhone, it looks better quality than the 3G, i just hate the recessed headphone jack! a 3G that looks like the first generation phone with a non-recessed headphone jack would rock!!

  • Guest

    Lol nah, that would be a big waste of money.

  • Dusty

    Lol nah, that would be a big waste of money.

  • There is no question that this is going to be an important event. The iphone has reached mainstream practicality and is going to be stronger than ever this year. I think that the app store is going to breed some important applications and help extend the reach of this device the same way that the App Exchange did with Salesforce.com.
    I would like to see Apple offer a more comprehensive approach to business users with the iPhone and provide for some training videos or better “how to” stuff on their site.

    Having said that, I am glad that I found this site as a Canadian. I’m still undecided if I like the iPhone better than my Blackberry for business purposes.

    I wrote about that here; http://www.brooksvannorman.com/blackberry-vs-iphone-i-have-made-the-switch/

    But for lifestyle purposes and just plain fun, nothing comes even close.

  • There is no question that this is going to be an important event. The iphone has reached mainstream practicality and is going to be stronger than ever this year. I think that the app store is going to breed some important applications and help extend the reach of this device the same way that the App Exchange did with Salesforce.com.
    I would like to see Apple offer a more comprehensive approach to business users with the iPhone and provide for some training videos or better “how to” stuff on their site.

    Having said that, I am glad that I found this site as a Canadian. I’m still undecided if I like the iPhone better than my Blackberry for business purposes.

    I wrote about that here; http://www.brooksvannorman.com/blackberry-vs-iphone-i-have-made-the-switch/

    But for lifestyle purposes and just plain fun, nothing comes even close.

  • There is no question that this is going to be an important event. The iphone has reached mainstream practicality and is going to be stronger than ever this year. I think that the app store is going to breed some important applications and help extend the reach of this device the same way that the App Exchange did with Salesforce.com.
    I would like to see Apple offer a more comprehensive approach to business users with the iPhone and provide for some training videos or better “how to” stuff on their site.

    Having said that, I am glad that I found this site as a Canadian. I’m still undecided if I like the iPhone better than my Blackberry for business purposes.

    I wrote about that here; http://www.brooksvannorman.com/blackberry-vs-iphone-i-have-made-the-switch/

    But for lifestyle purposes and just plain fun, nothing comes even close.

  • Richard

    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/01/05sjletter.html

    Letter from Steve Jobs stating why he isn’t appearing at Macworld. So that kills one rumor πŸ™‚

  • Richard

    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/01/05sjletter.html

    Letter from Steve Jobs stating why he isn’t appearing at Macworld. So that kills one rumor πŸ™‚

  • X1Zero

    I am very disappointed.
    IMO, worst MacWorld ever. A shame because it is the last….

    πŸ™

  • X1Zero

    I am very disappointed.
    IMO, worst MacWorld ever. A shame because it is the last….

    πŸ™

  • X1Zero

    I am very disappointed.
    IMO, worst MacWorld ever. A shame because it is the last….

    πŸ™

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