“We still have a few surprises left for the remainder of this calendar year.”  Was the Back to the Mac event it, or is there still “One More Thing”?

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    Posted: 07 November 2010 09:03 PM

    EDIT:  Edited topic title for clarity and because I felt like it.

    While it’s true that the MacBook Air, OS X Lion and iLife ‘11 (EDIT:  oh yeah, can’t forget the Mac App Store) are all well and good, the event which introduced them was announced several days before Steve Jobs’ earning release statement (see topic title). 

    Are we still due a few surprises before the year is up?  And are there some hidden opportunities for traders?

    My rusty 2 cents, assuming that the “Back to the Mac” event doesn’t count (neither does Apple’s annual Black Friday sale), I can’t think of anything aside from an iPhone event/announcement (namely, the iPhone going to 1 or more additional US carriers and various other CDMA-compatible carriers worldwide within the next 90 days) that would make sense given the flow of Apple’s product pipeline.  The logistics of such a launch would make it near-impossible for the “other carrier” iPhones to ship right away, but hey, the “sales freeze” is a natural consequence of Apple’s approach, and the initial-day sales more than make up for it.  Also, to date no one really knows what’s in the AT&T/Apple US exclusivity agreement.

    [ Edited: 08 November 2010 04:16 AM by Mav ]

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    Posted: 07 November 2010 09:12 PM #1

    I can tell you I was surprised by Wal-Mart selling $50 itunes cards for $35.  LOL

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    Posted: 07 November 2010 09:19 PM #2

    Something more for apple TV.

    When the data center comes on line Apple Tv will get a software update to…..?

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    Posted: 07 November 2010 09:26 PM #3

    mbeauch - 08 November 2010 01:12 AM

    I can tell you I was surprised by Wal-Mart selling $50 itunes cards for $35.  LOL

    “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger…”

    *bad Inception movie reference joke*

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    Posted: 07 November 2010 10:25 PM #4

    Mav - 08 November 2010 01:26 AM
    mbeauch - 08 November 2010 01:12 AM

    I can tell you I was surprised by Wal-Mart selling $50 itunes cards for $35.  LOL

    “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger…”

    *bad Inception movie reference joke*


    I hope one day you will realize my humor. I would like to think Apple has something bigger in mind. rolleyes  FTR, it was only today that WM ran that special.

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    Posted: 07 November 2010 10:53 PM #5

    Mav - 08 November 2010 01:03 AM

    While it’s true that the MacBook Air, OS X Lion and iLife ‘11 are all well and good, the event which introduced them was announced several days before Steve Jobs’ earning release statement (see topic title).

    While the event was announced when Steve made that statement, the products were not known. Why would you think he was not referring to them as the surprise? The products had not yet been announced.

         
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    Posted: 07 November 2010 10:56 PM #6

    A new OS X- not really a surprise.

    iLife ‘11- dependable release every one or two years.

    MacBook Airs - nice, but only 11.6” model is a “surprise.”

    Won’t take too many weeks to see if I was hoping for more than I’ll get this holiday season wink

    mbeauch- just answering humor with humor there. wink

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    Posted: 07 November 2010 11:00 PM #7

    Mav - 08 November 2010 02:56 AM

    A new OS X- not really a surprise.

    So there was nothing in OSX Lion that was a surprise to you?

    I actually think there is a good chance of more announcements before the end of the year, but I also think that Steve tends to think everything he announces is ground-breaking stuff and thus that event could have been the surprises he was referring to.

    Either way I guess Apple has the bases covered.

    Personally, I am hoping for something that sheds light on the Data Center and that could be streaming iTunes, more beefy features to iTV, or a big game-center feature.

         
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    Posted: 07 November 2010 11:06 PM #8

    The MAC app store was a big surprise.

    way out there idea for another surprise before the end of the year: Apple Search Engine.

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    Posted: 07 November 2010 11:39 PM #9

    Can’t forget the Mac App Store.  I personally thought it was only a matter of time, but I can see it being a surprise to many.

    As for OS X Lion, somewhat of a surprise.  I didn’t expect the extent that Apple was going to cross-pollinate the mobile and desktop variants of OS X, but once SJ explained the “Back to the Mac” thing, I figured it out.

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  • Posted: 08 November 2010 01:32 AM #10

    Possibly an emphasis that airplay is the new “print” for A/V. This could be huge for content vs. distribution.

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    Posted: 08 November 2010 01:58 AM #11

    I don’t know… Killing the Xserve surprised a few!  wink

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    Posted: 08 November 2010 02:34 AM #12

    This thread’s a tease. I feel like I clicked on a porn advertisement e-mail link and got a Viagra for sale spammer Web site with pics of Rosanne Barr.

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  • Posted: 08 November 2010 02:44 AM #13

    JDSoCal - 08 November 2010 06:34 AM

    This thread’s a tease. I feel like I clicked on a porn advertisement e-mail link and got a Viagra for sale spammer Web site with pics of Rosanne Barr.

    That’s not the mental picture I wanted before going to sleep.  LOL

         
  • Posted: 08 November 2010 03:18 AM #14

    Is anyone else hearing Peggy Lee’s Is That All There Is

         
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    Posted: 08 November 2010 04:04 AM #15

    JDSoCal - 08 November 2010 06:34 AM

    This thread’s a tease. I feel like I clicked on a porn advertisement e-mail link and got a Viagra for sale spammer Web site with pics of Rosanne Barr.

    I…have no idea where you’re going with that.

    To provide some context, in the good old days when these boards had more life, this would be a rumors/speculation thread in One Infinite Loop, a board with too many tumbleweeds these days.  So I adapt it a little bit for AFB conversation.  There could be something (I think there is), there could be nothing.  Who knows.

    Hey…you didn’t have to click.  smile

    danthemason - 08 November 2010 07:18 AM

    Is anyone else hearing Peggy Lee’s Is That All There Is

    We’ll know in 53 days or so.  Keep listening!

    [ Edited: 08 November 2010 04:10 AM by Mav ]

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