Apple’s (AAPL) last Macworld Conference and Expo opens Monday at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, but the real action starts Tuesday at 9 a.m. PT (12 noon ET) with senior vice president Phil Schiller’s opening remarks — the first Macworld keynote not delivered by Steve Jobs since 1997.
Nobody’s expecting breakthrough products that rise to the level of the iMac (Macworld 1998), the iBook (1999), iTunes (2001) or the iPhone (2007), but this Expo is not without its drama, speculation and hype.
Our top 10 favorite Macworld rumors:
Below the line:
- iPhone nano. Despite all the chatter — and spy photos — not this Macworld. Maybe later this year.
- iPod tablet. Maybe later this year. Maybe never.
Is there truth to any of this? We’ll be flying to San Francisco Monday to find out. Tune in to this space early Tuesday for our Macworld 2009 live blog.
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Below the fold: How Phil Schiller could hit a home run next Tuesday, as imagined on The Mac Observer’s Apple Finance Board by one of the regulars, retired Air Force pilot Pat Smellie.
UPDATE: In case you haven’t heard, almost none of this came true on Tuesday. By my count, the rumor mill is batting less than 150. See Live from Apple’s last Macworld!
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