Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.
Thread: Apple’s Last MacWorld Expo
12-16-2008, 09:17 PM #1Apple’s Last MacWorld Expo
Today, Apple announced that this year’s MacWorld Expo would be its last and that Phil Schiller will deliver the keynote and not Steve Jobs.
There have been speculations that this change is due to Job’s health. Jobs underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer, but has been cancer free since July. This and the fact that Apple has said this will be its last expo has others speculating that more than Job’s health is the cause. As a CNBC reporter puts it, Jobs' decision was one motivated "more by politics than his pancreas," and “that if Jobs for some reason was unable to perform any of his responsibilities as CEO because of health reasons, which would include the Macworld keynote, I should rest assured that the board would let me know."
While initially there does not seem like there is reason Apple should stop participating in the MacWorld Expo, some say this is part of Apple’s plan to have complete control of their own message. By releasing new product lines through the expo MacWorld has some influence over how these products are advertised and marketed. Speculators say Apple wants to put an end to this.
However, the MacWorld organizer IDG is not showing any discontent, saying they’re committed to MacWorld 2010 and, "look forward to many successful years of Macworld to come."
It’s all politics, but given some of Apple’s other recent moves I would not be surprised if this were a ploy on the part of Apple for more control.
Source: Mac Rumors: Apple Mac Rumors and News You Care AboutAppleChic
12-16-2008, 09:31 PM #2
Sad, The day SJ is gone has come. What next... Macbooks at walmart?
12-16-2008, 10:05 PM #3
12-16-2008, 10:20 PM #4
More like whats next selling the OS that works on non proprietary hardware? Oh a man can dream...
12-16-2008, 11:15 PM #5
I'm gonna miss good 'ol steve. My keynote watching experiences just aren't gonna be the same. Hope he's back on his feet for next year's macworld...oh..wait...Sent From My iPhone
12-16-2008, 11:20 PM #6
Apple must live on! It must!
12-17-2008, 12:30 AM #7
12-17-2008, 03:49 AM #8
12-17-2008, 05:32 PM #9
12-18-2008, 09:47 AM #10
Last edited by sziklassy; 12-18-2008 at 09:47 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. - Josh Billings
12-18-2008, 03:18 PM #11
12-18-2008, 03:18 PM #12
I don't really think this is that big of a deal, but it's kinda stupid if they did this because they want complete control of their advertising. As much as I love their products, their attitude sucks! Their overly concerned with being the way they want to be, and don't really seem to give a **** about anyone else.iEat. iSleep. iPhone.
12-27-2008, 08:49 PM #13
With apple out of macworld there will be no more buzz created so apple will fade. Apple should have tried to prepare for a day when there was an Apple without SJ. After all without the suspense of macworld news programs will not even report on it.I don't drink kool-Aid, I don't join cults.
This is why I break out in cold sweat going to Apple retail store.