There's a lot of speculation that Apple wants to save money and this Boston move is as good an excuse as any. There's certainly no logic in pulling out of MWNY 2003 if the Boston move is their real concern.<br><br>Then again, if money is the motivator, then MWSF is bound to get the chop as well. And Paris.<br><br>It all sounds a bit non-Apple. The Mac community has come to embrace these events as part and parcel of the uniquely Mac way things are done. Sorta like the iTools and iApps added value approach. Taking them away will lessen the Mac experience to some degree. To what degree remains to be seen, but this is certainly an unusual move by Jobs.<br><br>I guess the upside is that Apple can exhibit at 'regular' PC events like PC World Expo where its potential new customer base is probably cruising for something new and exciting. But Apple will be a small fish in that pond in comparison to its whale-ish dimensions at the various MacWorlds.<br><br>I wonder if Jobs hasn't lost the plot a little lately?<br><br>Flame on dudes and dudettes...<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I just feel there is some politics going on between IDG and Apple. <p><hr></blockquote><p>That's for sure. Although its hard to say where the problem lies. The article on MC News suggests quite strongly that Apple has pulled this out of the bag with no prior warning to IDG. So what's SJ up to? Is he getting into bed with another Expo group where he has more control? Has he had his power threatened by IDG's 'unilateral' decision to move? If so, why didn't he gently remind them they needed his OK to shift?<br><br>I believe he wants the rift.<br><br>So, as I said earlier, goodbye MWSF as well. *sigh*<br><br><br><br>
I agree<br>However Apple made a statement long before IDG move to Boston. That Apple wants its customers to get out of the habit of assuming that in every Expo Apple will have some great new product to show. Apple feels that it has lost control and they are always put under a Gun by exposing themselves at the shows.<br><br>When Apple is ready they will themselves make the annoucements - just like the new All Dual Tower line up which was done online.<br><br>Keep in mind that there are the Euro Expo and the Japan Expo - Jobs mentioned that many people have spent long hours, day and nite to get those products ready for those shows. It must have cost Apple millions in just over time pay. Plus all the bitchiing from disappointed customers and products that was rushed out the door.<br><br><br>
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