- Anthony Frausto-Robledo ([email protected])
- 3 Jan 01
Architosh's Crystal Ball: Apple Predictions for 2001
Forget all the negative news you have been hearing lately. All that stuff about the personal computer market going south (it is to some degree) and Apple's processor woes with Motorola.
And for god sakes give it up already...on all the complaining about what classic Mac OS items are missing from Mac OS X! You will get your cake and be able to eat it to by the end of 2001 (see below).
Without further ado, here's what I see...
1. V'ger PowerPC G4's will hit 1 GHz by summer of 2001 (at Macworld).
2. Mac OS X will finally ship on Feb. 24th.
3. Apple will have four consecutive profitable quarters with Qtr. 4 being huge!
4. Apple will ship a Quad G4 monster by Macworld New York.
5. Apple will attack the following markets: science, technology, 3D, and architecture.
6. Apple will introduce a 18-19" Cinema Display (and many will bite!)
7. Apple will totally redesign and/or replace the iMac (with Flat Panel Display)
8. Apple will introduce a Palm OS PDA/Phone (probably at Macworld).
9. Apple will open retail Apple Showrooms (not full stores).
10. Apple will buy a major company by the end of 2001, or
11. Apple will merge with an unexpected major company in 2001.
12. Apple will ship Mac OS 9.5 as last Classic OS update at Macworld New York.
Ok, I admit that Dennis Sellers at MacCentral inspired me to write this list, and so it may be of interest to you to compare them. With the exception of item 2, all these items are informed guesses at best...predictions for the future.
Some items we know we will get for sure, and so they are not on this list. To hear more about that and Macworld San Francisco predictions read here.
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