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Apple event to focus on Macs, iLife: Aug 7th

updated 08:20 pm EDT, Tue July 31, 2007

Special Apple press event

Apple next week is expected to hold a Mac-oriented press event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. The Mac event, confirmed by MacNN sources, will be held on Tuesday, August 7th and will cover Mac-related announcements, which many insiders believe will bring a new iMac and an update to the company's iLife suite. The suite, bundled with all new Macs and available for $50, contains applications such as iPhoto for photo management/editing, iMovie for video editing, iDVD for disc burning, GarageBand for music/podcast creation/editing, and iWeb for webpage creation. The company last updated its iLife '06 suite of applications more than 18 months ago at Macworld Expo in January 2006.

Several websites report that the event will not feature any announcements related to Apple's iPhone or iPod product lines. The event will begin at 10:00 am PDT at the Apple Town Hall on company's Cupertino-based campus.

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs is widely expected to use the gathering to take the wraps off a new generation of 20- and 24-inch iMacs, which were first detailed back in March.




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  1. MiMiC

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Hurry with iWeb & .Mac

    iWeb and .Mac needs some real work. I hope that we get some of the following.

    - .Mac domain service. Real domain names, e-mail and webstats.

    - iWeb needs Flash, forms, real multiple domains, and much more.

    such bloviations are found on my site (sadly re-directed from my real domain name to my .Mac obscure name)

    Rich

    RichGetz.com

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    no flash....

    if you spent a second thinking about it, instead of being Flash fanboi, you'd realize that with the iPhone not supporting Flash, it's highly unlikely that Apple will provide a toll that provides Flash support.

    More than likely better support for Web 2.0 technologies, and iPhone optimized designs. Then maybe you can troll your blog in a more compatible format...

  1. MiMiC

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: no flash....

    i have spent much time on this topic (mostly on my blog) and the use of Flash is more of a generic term much like Scotch with tape, or do you ask for cellophane. Do you ask for a cola, or a Coke?

    Apple could easily build these capabilities into QuickTime further pushing that standard.

    iWeb and iWork are the two in much need of a huge revision.

    Rich

    RichGetz.com

  1. lardlad

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    If Apple would use Flash

    If they'd use Flash for anything it'd be slideshows. Between AJAX and QuickTime either can accomplish the same task without having to pay royalties to Adobe. -I'd be surprised.

    I'd like to see a pop-up function to enlarge photos, and an 'Update in iPhoto' button for images. Also it would be nice to allow visitors to respond to blogs.

    Other than that, .Mac does need some stuff to keep me renewing.

  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Again with the iMacs?

    New desktops, God dammit, NEW DESKTOPS!!!

  1. HombrePhaty

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    new desktops!

    Psst, Apple. Wanna sell more computers? A lot more computers?... Sell a low-cost tower.

  1. hokizpokis

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    wish list

    how bout a laptop style tablet mac or iTablet? with built in touch keyboard like the iphone and similar ipod connector to your other mac... so we can have that true portable classroom tablet or morning electronic newspaper with coffee on the varanda... of course a quad core iMac 14 would be cool too... its' going to be another nice quarter the soon its' leapord time!

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Bzzt... try again...

    > i have spent much time on this topic (mostly on > my blog) and the use of Flash is more of a > generic term much like Scotch with tape

    FLASH refers to a specific technology, requiring a specific plugin, from a specific company (Macromedia, now Adobe). It is *not* a generic term.

    You refer to Web 2.0 effects (a terrible term, but that's what it is) - AJAX provides this.

    > Apple could easily build these capabilities > into QuickTime further pushing that standard.

    (sigh) These capabilities are ALREADY built into QuickTime, in the form of QT Interactive functions - these capabilities are NOT included in the version of QT that ships with the iPhone though (just as QTVR functions are not included).

    http://www.totallyhip.com/livestage.html

    http://www.amazon.com/Interactive-QuickTime-Authoring-Wired-Developer/dp/product-description/1558607463

    http://developer.apple.com/samplecode/QuickTime/idxWiredMoviesandSprites-date.html

    > iWeb and iWork are the two in much need > of a huge revision.

    That I would agree with.

  1. notehead

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    whatever you call it...

    As long as iWeb gets some overdue improvements to help make it more flexible and provide some movement and interactivity with users of the pages, I'll be quite happy. Also, as noted, updates to the other iApps will be welcome. GarageBand could really benefit from some automation of track effects, and I've found that iMovie continues to have stability issues.

  1. PhotoMacUser

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iMacs may be two pieces

    I think the new iMacs will be a base unit that attaches to new displays which will still house Firewire and USB connections and also include: speakers, an iSight and possibly a TV tuner. This would simplify the product line and allow Apple to give buyers a choice of base computer and displays. The displays could also be used later on if the customer "up-sizes" to a Mac Pro or other yet to be announced desktop Mac. I believe the Mac Mini will disappear as a result of the headless iMac.

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