The eve of Macworld 2008
January 14, 2008
With the Stevenote less than twenty-four hours away, it’s high time for the obligatory Macworld Eve post.
The big item that seems to be circulating the rumor sites is the so-called “MacBook Air.” While I think that name sounds rather pedestrian, there does appear to be some circumstantial evidence supporting the idea. But regardless of its title, I am betting we will be seeing some sort of slimmed-down MacBook, probably lacking an optical drive. Justin Williams has an interesting take on how this could be accomplished by Apple introducing a new digital software distribution model. I agree with John Gruber that it will feature a standard hard disk, not flash memory.
We may also see an updated iPhone. Revised Cinema Displays seem likely as well, along with a new Apple TV.