Well Macworld San Francisco 2005 is underway and as expected, Steve had some exciting announcements during his keynote. Some expected and some surprising.
iLife ‘05 – A nice upgrade to an alreday great product. I’m excited because now iPhoto can handle any RAW photos I may take. $79 and ships next week.
Mac Mini – As predicted, a new addition to the Mac lineup. This will undoubtedly pull in some Windows converts. $499 – $599 and ships next week.
iWork – The combination of Keynote and a new app called Pages. It’s an improvement from the existing AppleWorks product. $79 and available next week.
iPod Shuffle – Another rumor come true. An extremely tiny flash based iPod. Two models, 512MB – $99 and 1Gb – $149. Limited navigation ability. Shipping immediately.
iTunes phone – Motorola announced this last week at CES. Not sure what capability it will provide above playing music, but it is a start into the mobile phone sector.
Mr. Jobs also demonstrated the latest incarnation of OS X — Tiger. It will ship within the next six months and looks to provide nice improvements over Panther.
All in all a pretty good showing from Apple. They confirmed most of the rumors which removed the element of surprise for many things, but still a good crop of new products.