Wednesday, January 7, 2009


So Apple has participated in it's final Macworld show and the keynote wasn't even given by Steve Jobs. It was given by the gent in the photo, Phil Schiller. Who's Phil Schiller? Why he's Apple's senior VP of worldwide product marketing. Whee.

Overall, the speech didn't have very much of a wow factor. Sure the crowd went nutso from time to time, but these are predominantly Apple fanboys in the room. They'd scream like teenage girls if Apple announced a downgrade in one of it's products. (It's the Retropod!)

What did they announce, well- There's not very much left that's going to have DRM on iTunes. That's pretty cool. There's also going to be a three tiered price structure on the service from now on. 99 cents is still there, but there's also 69 cents- which I predict will be used only for old crap -and a (ready?) 1.29 price point. Which I predict will be forced onto us for anything new or wanted in any way. I'm not very happy about that.

You might be asking if there's anything that wasn't iPod related at the show. And the answer is: not really.

There was an update to the Macbook line, but it wasn't even really worth mentioning. 17" screen, unibody construction, blah, blah, blah...

I was hoping for the Mac tablet or a 32 gig iPhone. Letdown.

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