I'm guessing since Apple gets enough attention any time they want with web events they are giving up on old low-tech ways to get their message out. I agree with that part, but man did I have a blast waiting in line for the keynote. A LOT of people are going to miss that.
I'm sure this has to do with Steve trying to get the spotlight off of him and showing people Apple isn't going to disappear if/when he does. Although you can bet a metric crap ton of "Jobs teh dying" stories are about to hit the fan.
[censored] has already hit the fan. "SJ's is dying" is in full swing with the analysts. Stock price is down in after hours trading.
I'm sorry I never had the chance to attend a keynote. My first MW was spent setting up the MacCentral Mosaic booth. The second year I was broke and couldn't afford the ticket. I'd hoped to get out to SF someday. Oh well...
Loc: Petaluma, CA
Originally Posted By: zwei
I'm sure this has to do with Steve trying to get the spotlight off of him and showing people Apple isn't going to disappear if/when he does.
Agreed. Apple will continue to hold special events for new products on their own timetable. Hopefully this will end the"Announcing new product that won't ship for three months" syndrome. AAPL will take a hit, but it will work out for the best. It had to happen sooner or later.
Loc: Petaluma, CA
It was like a second Christmas. But I do believe all the speculation and rumors are what drives the stock price down. Analysts and journalists guess what will be introduced, and when it doesn't, the stock tanks. It's just not right. I think this will help. (Unfortunately/Fortunately, I don't own any stocks)
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