Banners hanging at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, home of this week's Macworld conference, provide a clue -- of sorts. The banners tease: "2008 - There's something in the air" followed by the Apple logo.
As undoubtedly noticed by my faithful readers, I'm quite a fan of Apple and its products. I follow the Apple sites regularly -- if not daily! My favorite sites are MacDailyNews, MacMinute, RumorWatch, AppleInsider and MacRumors.
Time to make my hunches. In the past, I've been pretty close, pretty far off and somewhere in the middle. Here are my hunches for this Tuesday:
- 16 GB iPhone (double the memory) added for $499 ($100 more than current 8 GB model, which remains).
- iPhone software update previewed; available immediately for download.
- Third-party applications for the iPhone will be available for purchase from the iTunes Store starting in March.
- High-definition movie and TV show rentals available from the iTunes Store.
- The Apple TV is replaced with a new device called the AirDisk that can hold and share all your household's media content -- music, photos, downloaded/rented TV shows and movies, podcasts. When transmitted to your TV or computer, that content becomes the "something in the air" that the Macworld banners refer to. The new device is bigger than the old Apple TV and is expandable.