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No Jobs keynote at Apple Expo 2006

updated 11:20 am EDT, Fri August 18, 2006

No Jobs Keynote in Paris

Reed Expositions -- the organizing company for Apple Expo in Paris -- today announced that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will not speak at this year's event. Until recently, Jobs was a mainstay of the yearly event which usually takes place at the end of summer. Steve Jobs has often used Apple Expo in the past to showcase new products from Apple that were set to launch for the holidays. The CEO's presence as the keynote speaker is often a sign that a major product announcement is expected, making this year's absence suggestive that the Cupertino-based company will offer only minor updates at best.




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  1. stwain2003

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    grrr

    #%&# that B***h!!!

  1. that one guy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    makes you wonder...

    If there is any truth that he may be too ill to make a trip to Europe.

  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: makes you

    i thought the same thing as soon as i read the headline. Mr. Jobs does great work keepin his personal life secret so you never know...

    but now, you'll have the anilists (hehehe)saying apple has no new products, and the stock will drop.

  1. christophersj

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Health

    Mr. Jobs' health is in question. It is a legitimate concern.

    -Christopher

  1. chadpengar

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    merom based

    I think we would all be happy with merom based updates to the laptops and imac and mini... Those are "minor" but would be very welcome. New iPods may be planned at a separate event special to them like they did last year.

  1. MacnnGregor

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    But...

    ... there are supposed to be "new products" in the pipe and this may mean nothing really new for Christmas. I guess though, any new real video portable player or home box would get the original iPod special event treatment ... so I change my mind. This doesn't mean that much. Maybe it means no mid range headless mac this year.

  1. Art Vandelay

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    A repeat of last year

    There wasn't a keynote last year either. He did still travel to Paris but the keynote was canceled a few weeks before the event. I'd say Apple Expo Paris is going the same way as MacWorld Boston.

  1. howdesign

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    the long pause

    Boy, are things slow in Cupertino or what? Besides the Intel updates, the last eighteen months plus has been rather slow in new products. I think the number of rumored products now outnumber the real products they offer. For a company that lives by secrecy and bombastic product rollouts, there hasn't been much for us fans to chew on.

    I mean it's rough these days to follow the latest rumors because so many of them have proven to be bunk. Even Steve himself promised lots of great things coming out....

    WHAAHHHHH! I want new stuff!

  1. Art Vandelay

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Means nothing

    This means nothing about new products. Every new product announced last fall was announced at its own Apple press conference.

    There was the iPod nano, iPod video, iTunes 6 and iTMS videos, iMac G5 w/ iSight and Front Row, Dual Core PowerMacs, and Aperture.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: the long pause

    "Besides the Intel updates, the last eighteen months plus has been rather slow in new products"

    Ha ha. Yes, beside completely overhauling the architecture of all of the models, introducing video iPods, things have been "slow."

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