MacLife's 100th issue recently hit newsstands, and over the course of those 100 issues (and the eight years that went with them) we've made it a point of trying to guess, predict, and wish for Apple's next big piece of technology. Sometimes we came sorta close to the mark; other times...not so much. Take a look at how our predictions panned out over the last 100 issues.
While few outside of Apple's Cupertino headquarters truly know what the company has in store for the iPhone with the rumored September 10 event, at least one analyst weighs in on how things might shake out for a possible family of handsets.
Few of us can actually claim to know what Apple will do this year, especially with the curveballs that the company continues to keep throwing. (Who could have seen that fourth-gen iPad coming so soon?) But one analyst believes they have cracked Cupertino's code.
Not feeling much enthusiasm for a new iPhone? Then maybe a new iPod touch will get your blood pumping, with one analyst claiming Apple could unveil the "biggest upgrade ever" for its media player at today's media event.
Apple is a bit tardy with new MacBook Pros, with rumors swirling that the beefed-up notebooks are going to become more like the MacBook Air, and at least one analyst predicting the death of the super-sized 17-inch model.
The 2011 Christmas holiday will be just a memory in a few days’ time, and our thoughts then turn to the new year and what 2012 might bring. For those of us covering the Apple beat, those ruminations include the first full year without Steve Jobs and what kind of new wonderment the team left in his wake might bring us -- some of which might still have involved his magic touch.
Frequent Apple prognosticator John Gruber of Daring Fireball has chimed in with his last-minute thoughts on WWDC 2011 in the hours leading up to the big event. While he admits that he doesn’t know much about what will be announced, there are a few interesting tidbits on things he’s heard from others.