Macworld Boston? Not so fast, says Apple

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  1. Patrick Larkin

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    The people that run Macworld (IDG) decided to move the annual conference from New York to Boston starting in 2004.

    Apple Computer stated today that they will not attend the show in Boston. Anyone thats been to a Macworld knows that the show IS Apple taking a good portion of the floor space at the show. Also, most go to see the new Apple stuff and Steve Jobs keynote.

    So, what will happen? If Apple does not attend, the east coast Macworld will cease to exist. Will IDG move it back to NYC? Are the contracts signed? Does IDG -talk- to the company who their trade show is all about?

    Strange stuff.
     
  2. Michael*K

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    I've always found the summer Macworld to be lacking when compared to its January counterpart in San Francisco. Seems the really major company announcements related to hardware and software usually pop up at the Frisco show. That said, if Jobs & Co. insisted on moving the summer show to Chicago, I wouldn't jump up to complain. [​IMG]
     
  3. Patrick Larkin

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    Michael - Not true in recent years. In 1998, the first bondi blue iMac was introduced in NY. The following year introduced the candy colored iBooks. 2000 MWNY was the unveiling of the ill-fated PowerMac G4 Cube.

    2001 and 2002 were bummer Macworlds however.
     
  4. Michael*K

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    Actually the original iMac was unveiled two months before MWNY.
     

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