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WWDC 2018 Official, June 4-8

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Sam Posten

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    Not going this year for the first time since 2011 - I loved San Jose followed by a weekend in SF last year.
     
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    Well, we know at least new iPads and Macbook will be announced.
     
  4. Sam Posten

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    I suspect regular ipads will still be refreshed in March, but new iPad pros will be a marquee item at WWDC. We will see!

    All I want for Christmas is the ATV to bitstream out. Atmos at minimum, DTS would be a bonus.
     
  5. Sam Posten

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    The hardware I'm most looking forward to seeing an update is the Mac mini. I want a more powerful Mac mini that will be priced in the $1,000 - $1,200 range. One with dedicated graphics that can handle 4K video without any trouble.

    Mark
     
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    Good news! Apple sells that today, it’s called an iMac :)
     
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    Not if you need one without the monitor...
     
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    Surely they'll unveil their much-needed redesign of the Mac Pro?

    It's been five years (June 2013 WWDC) since they unveiled the current (IMO, misguided) form factor. I know we can't expect a return to the giant cheese grater, but maybe somewhere in-between those two designs, smaller than the original Mac Pro, but more room for internal expansion than the current soda can design.
     
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    The Mac mini will be used as a Home Theater PC. My current Mac mini is 2010 vintage and, while it works fine for 1080p content it's not remotely capable for anything 4K.

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    I don’t expect any new form factor announcements at the March event. They will be at WWDC, if that’s what you meant
     
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    Actually, they don't. The cheapest iMac with a dedicated GPU is $1299… ;)

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    wonder if we will get an updated Ipad Mini
     
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    It’s been four years since the mini was updated? It seems as likely to be discontinued as updated at this point.
     
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    I think that the iPad Mini is getting replaced by the iPhone Plus. The rumored iPhone X Plus will be 6.5” screen - almost the same size. IPads are now 9.7, 10.5 & 12.9. I really doubt there will be anything smaller than the 9.7” (which also happens to be both cheaper & more advanced than the Mini right now) in the future
     
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    Tim Cook and others at Apple have stated that the Mac mini is an important product in Apple's lineup. I wouldn't bet against the mini continuing to be offered and it seems almost certain it will get updated this year.

    Mark
     
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    Hopefully so for its users and enthusiasts.
     

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