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.

In any case, I’m sure it will be interesting. I’ll be following along via MacRumorsLive. Hopefully some people will be “twittering” live from the keynote as it unfolds, too.