WWDC 2007 predictions and historical announcements

Summary:Apple Gazette has posted their predictions for WWDC 2007. With less than 17 days before the big event it's time to start placing your bets.

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Apple Gazette has posted their predictions for WWDC 2007. With less than 17 days before the big event it's time to start placing your bets.

Here's Apple Gazette's list:

1. Multi-Touch in Leopard 2. New GUI for OS X 3. New iLife w/iTunes HD 4. Blu-Ray Support 5. Leopard/iPhone integration 6. New Mac Minis and MacBook Pros,

and one more thing...

7. Ultra Portable iMac w/Multi touch screen

    We already know that Apple will be demoing the "feature complete" version of Mac OS 10.5 Leopard and will be giving attendees a beta copy, so that's going to be good for a few surprises. But what else?

    WWDC used to be the show where no hardware was announced. That changed in 2002 when Apple used WWDC (which was then held in San Jose) to announce the Xserve. Since then Apple has made several significant announcements at WWDC:

    • WWDC 2002 - Xserve
    • WWDC 2003 - Power Mac G5 and iSight camera
    • WWDC 2004 - Redesigned flat-panel Cinema Displays
    • WWDC 2005 - PowerPC to Intel migration
    • WWDC 2006 - Mac Pro, Intel Xserve and Leopard demo

    The two products most in need of upgrades are Apple's MacBook Pro and iMac (Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster thinks that new MBPs are a “near certainty”) so they're probably most likely. But I'd love nothing more that for Apple to finally release the subnotebook that we've all been asking for.

    There are also rumblings that Apple is considering dropping the Mac mini and the 17-inch iMac – but what would they replace them with? An enhanced Apple TV?

    WWDC 2007 runs from June 11-15 at Moscone West in San Francisco.

    What are your predictions for WWDC 2007? Chime in in the TalkBack below.

    Topics: Apple, Hardware, Intel, Operating Systems

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    Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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