lordandrei: (Why me?!?!?)

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Andrei sets forth on the next stage and it starts with endless forms.

lordandrei: (My Zen 1)

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@JaneEspenson on Twitter provides some motivation at the end of a very bad week and then unknowingly does something even more special.

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Andrei can’t keep his hands of his crystal balls. And starts looking to the week ahead.

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I stop rubbing my crystal balls (ahem) and give some solid advice on whether or not to order ‘the new iPad’

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Andrei rubs his crystal ball again and guesses about the iPad March 2012 announcements.

lordandrei: (Aha! (Feel the mystic realizations))

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Andrei keeps playing with his crystal balls and tries to open his annual holiday gifts not just before they are wrapped, but before Apple actually announces anything.

lordandrei: (iDrei)

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Andrei pulls out his crystal ball for the value of Apple Stock in 12 months

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I take apart the old question “What would ##### do?” and try to come up with a far better question.

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Edit for 2013 with sell out

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Yeah, I know. I never post anymore. And few people read me. But these are the odds as I see them for everything except what the rumoured tablet can do.

-Existing Hardware-
Mac Book Pro Update (Announced): 15:1
Mac Book Pro Quite Feature bump:  4:1

Any Mac (Computer) Hardware Feature Bump: 2:1

Apple TV (Anything Announced)   8:1
Apple TV (Quite Feature Change) 6:1

Airport/TimeCapsule (Announced or quiet) 4:1

(non-touch) iPod Upgrade  8:1
(touch) iPod Upgrade      2:1
(touch) iPod Camera       4:1

-iPhone-
iPhone Upgrade        2:1

AT&T Tethering        1:1
Multiple US Carriers  1:2
CDMA iPhone           2:1

-Software-
iWork '10 12:1 (No release until August)

iLife 9   8:1 (Overhaul) (No release until August)
iLife 9   6:1 (Basically iLife 8 + Bug fixes and new App)
iLife 8.5 4:1

iTunes
9.0.3 6:1
9.1   5:1
9.5   2:1
10.0  7:1

OS X (Any) for Windows   500:1
OS X 10.7 Preview          5:1

iPhone 4.0 Preview         1:4
iPhone 4.0 Release        15:1
iPhone 4.0 Release by EQ1  2:1
iPhone 4.0 Release by EQ2  1:5

iPhone SDK for Windows    25:1

-The Future-

Tablet Computer            10:9 (Update from 1:4, due to Terry McGraw's Gaffe)

McGraw Hill material not on Tablet 4:1 (Add due to Terry McGraw's Gaffe)

Terry McGraw's Gaffe, Cleverly placed incorrect info for Apple: 5:1


Subsidised Price Point:
$599  20:1
$699   8:1
$749   3:1
$799   6:1

Subsidised Price Point:
$899  20:1
$999   8:1
1049   3:1
$1099  6:1

Features... Yeah, I don't wanna guess on this one.

Terry McGraw does something very foolish.
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Today... Apple stock took a dive at 3pm eastern. It wasn't a big dive... just the one where everyone tries to make some day trading profit off of some bad news.

Today's news came from the Associated Press by way of Forbes magazine.

The only problem. The news story (despite being about Apple and McDonalds) had NOTHING to do with Apple, Inc.

The story follows: )
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I should start by making some things clear. I have no inside information on Apple products, intended announcements, or decision making process.

I am a third party software Macintosh platform developer who has followed the company closely for ... well, pretty much since its inception in the late 1970s.

That being said: I have taken out my crystal ball and tried to look at what might be announced next week.

Note: this is only for next week's announcements. Some of the unlikely to be announced stuff will be announced in the future after MacWorld.

what could we see this year? )
lordandrei: (dear. That's not right)
It would appear with the release of iTunes 7.4, Apple has enabled:

Closed Captioning.

This has been the great divide for me on getting an iPod for myself or anyone in the family. Without closed captioning.. why would I buy Video media? I can't enjoy it with [livejournal.com profile] shimmeringjemmy... so what's the point.

Granted.. as iLounge points out:

As of this writing, none of the iTunes-purchased videos we tested had any closed captioning information available. It is also unclear whether Apple will identify videos with closed captioning within the iTunes Store, or how this support will work with self-encoded content. Presumably third-party software developers will find a way to convert closed-captioning from other content sources to take advantage of this at some point as well.

The new lineup of iPod devices announced yesterday also includes the closed-captioning capability, and offers the ability to turn captions on or off within the “Video” settings. It is unknown at this point when firmware updates may be available to add this capabilities to existing devices like the Apple TV or iPhone.


I've downloaded a demo of an application called "MovCaptioner"

This app will let you manually caption any quicktime file. So I'm going to try that with a Podcast of mine and see how it works.

More forthcoming.
lordandrei: (Gnostics go PING!)
While sitting on an IRC channel (No, i'm not going to explain it to the young'ns out there) talking about what Apple might announce today. (Touch iPods, Beatles downloads, etc)... one person hazarded:

Steve Jobs reanimated Lennon and Harrison and got the band back together, they will be performing today

I was amused.
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Advertising leak for the smallest iPod ever.

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