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My predictions on Apple’s ‘Back to Mac’ event

October 20th, 2010 Posted in Apple

Well, after all the rumors, I can’t helped but predict something that Mr. Jobs will reveal today:

Macbook Air Refresh

I think this should definitely come, after several leaks of the machine. I think Apple will still offer the machine in both 11″ and 13″, but several parts in it would be proprietary and not user-replaceable. I also predicting that the 11″ version will have the same resolution as the current 13″ Macbook pro — delivers more resolution than it predecessor.

Macbook Pro Refresh

It makes sense as the current Macbook Pro are reaching the end of cycle. I expecting just a speed bump from the previous version — making the top of the line to be 2.8 GHz Core i7-640, which can be turbo-boosted to 3.46 GHz. I really saw this one coming from reading Engadget’s post a while back.

Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”

I think we’ll able to see the “sneak-peak” version of the OS which introduce several improvements from the current Snow Leopard. I’m expecting a new finder interface, with the new iChat that can talk to iPhone via FaceTime.

iLife ’11

This one will be announced for sure, and I think we might seeing a new application added to the suite. I think this will be available right after the keynote.

White iPhone 4

I put it here just for Christ’s sake — it has been too long. Anyway, I think Apple could use a little moment to talk about it, even the event’s name is “Back to Mac”. I don’t know what would be a good time to talk about it if they’re going to launch the phone before Christmas.

That’s it for my prediction. Be prepared to tuned in to Apple’s streaming at midnight tonight! (GMT+7)