There is plenty of speculation on what Apple is about to pull out of the proverbial hat tomorrow. Top of many rumour lists is iLife 11. According to TUAW, Amazon (Germany) let slip that a new version is due for release tomorrow.
Another hot rumour is that the ‘Back to the Mac’ event will include an announcement of a new Macbook Air. of course, as its just a rumour it may or may not happen but ‘details’ include a new design, two models and price reductions. AppleInsider reports that the new models will forgo a hard drive and an SSD, instead opting for something called an “SSD Card”, which apparently is something like a stick of RAM!
A Verzion iPhone is another rumour, along with a new OS X called ‘Lion’. No doubt that last one is down to the logo in the image above. My money is certainly on an update to OS X and I reckon that ‘Lion’ will feature somewhere in the name.
For what it’s worth here is my list of what tomorrow may bring:
- OS X update to ‘Lion’ version
- New Macbook Air models with improved battery life, lower prices and possibly new storage media
- New iLife suite with more ‘Cloud’ features – possibly linked to new features in .mac/mobileme (me.com)
- Finally, going out on a limb here – new PowerMacs with improved CPU speeds, more RAM and SSD as standard in most models.
Only 24 hours or so to go before we see which rumours are just that.
- Tomorrow’s Macs, Dan Knight, Mac Musings (lowendmac.com)
- Leaked MacBook Air photo now said to be 11.6-inch model (electronista.com)
- “Two new MacBook Air models to float in at Apple event?” and related posts (pocket-lint.com)
- Macbook Air Refresh May Add Bigger Battery, Come In Two Sizes [Unconfirmed] (gizmodo.com)
- Amazon Germany Has a Leaky iLife ’11 Valve (slashgear.com)
- Apple’s New MacBook Air — Everything You Need To Know (AAPL) (businessinsider.com)
- 11.6 Inch Leak of MacBook Air (slashgear.com)
- New MacBook Air Rumors Suggest Two Distinct Models (nytimes.com)
- New MacBook Air imminent tips component-tracking analyst (slashgear.com)
- How Will Apple Take Us “Back to the Mac?” [OPEN THREAD] (mashable.com)
- Rumor: Is iLife’11 On Sale On Amazon? (teabreak.pk)
- iLife ’11 Shows Up Early on Amazon For $99 [ILife] (gizmodo.com)
- More evidence of iLife í11 and iWork í11 imminent refresh (electronista.com)
- Apple Stores Running Low On iLife ’09, ’11 Next Wednesday? (cultofmac.com)
- Rumor: iLife ’11 to be 64-bit, iOS compatible (tuaw.com)
- Apple Might Reveal An 11.6″ MacBook Next Week At Back To The Mac Event [#Rumors] (teabreak.pk)
- MacBook Air dual refresh confirmed? 13.3″ & 11.6″ with super-fast boot tipped (slashgear.com)
- Apple holding “Back to the Mac” event on October 20th (geek.com)
- Evidence Builds for Smaller 11.6-Inch MacBook Air Next Week From Apple (nytimes.com)
- Evidence builds for smaller 11.6-inch MacBook Air next week from Apple (venturebeat.com)
- Amazon Germany Leaks iLife ’11 October 20 Release Date (macstories.net)
- The Newer, Smaller MacBook Air: The Storage Is the Secret? [Rumor] (gizmodo.com)
- New MacBook Air: Bigger Battery, Sharper Case [Independent Confirmation] (cultofmac.com)