While most of my Macworld Keynote predictions came true, I have to say that I didn’t quite expect to see a new AppleTV or multi-touch in the new MacBook Air. I think overall it was a good keynote and the announcements were good. Apple and Steve knew they couldn’t top last year’s (iPhone) keynote so they didn’t even try.
I think the MacBook Air is a niche product… I mean, I’d love to have one, but I won’t be getting one. If I had a nice desktop machine and traveled a lot, I’d probably think about it.
The iPhone updates were welcome and I was downloading them as soon as they were available. I can’t wait to get my hands on the SDK next month.
The video rentals and AppleTV announcement was welcomed too. I don’t plan on renting videos through Apple when I can get them from NetFlix and keep them as long as I want (and watch them multiple times) but I think I might just get an AppleTV now that the price has dropped. We’ve been eyeing them for a few months now anyway.
Overall, it was a pretty good year. Knowing that they’ve already announced changes to the xServe and Mac Pro lines and there will likely be a 16 GB iPhone with 3G sometime in 2008, I think it will be a solid year for Apple.