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Ask the MACist -- Macworld Expo Edition -- Pt. 2

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Hello again and welcome to the second installment of Ask the MACist Macworld Expo Edition. Last time I thrilled you with some of my predictions for this year's keynote speech given my Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Well, the keynote is over and so let's see just how I did. As Elina pointed out earlier, Apple introduced a few new and exciting products this year including the new Apple TV and a new iPhone which combines a video iPod, a cell phone and wireless internet/email/pda functionality all in one. Not a bad day, all things considered.

So, what about my predictions? Well, I did pretty well I think. Apple did release a new iPhone and a video iPod (although, its all the same unit) and the iPhone will be GSM, EDGE and for Cingular only. So, I got most of that right. Also, the new iPhone includes wireless EDGE as well as Airport and will run OSX. They did not, however, announce any improvements to iLife or iWork but I feel they will shortly. I'm sure it was just a case of not wanting to take anything away from the iPhone.

About the iPhone I can say this: the pictures do not do it justice. In person, it is a fantastic piece of technology that Apple will sell the crap out of. The interface, design, form factor and the just plain "coolness" of it will ensure it's release is met with great success. As a T-Mobile customer, I'm pretty disappointed that it will only be for Cingular but I guess T-Mobile probably doesn't have the necessary customer base, nor the financial resources, to subsidize an expensive piece of hardware like the iPhone.