Apple Macworld ’09 Keynote

I had a chance to watch the recorded Apple Macworld ’09 keynote this morning.

Apple sold 9.7 million Macs last year. Twice the number of its rivals. This is an amazing number.

3 new things were introduced: iLife ’09, iWork ’09, and Macbook Pro “17.

I am not sure what impact would those have on Apple sales since none of the announced is that of a major differentiator. There are certainly interesting additionas to the software line Apple offers (iPhoto ’09 seems promising as well as the new version of Garage Band). Personally, I still doubt the power of iWork against Office for the Mac.

As for the Macbook Pro “17 I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand the work Apple did with regards to the battery (1000 recharges, 8 hours of work time) seems remarkable. But it comes with a price tag – no easy access to the hard disk and other parts. the design of the notebook itself is amazing, and the Apple design team deserves kodus for that.

I am still awaiting some more meaningful announcments from Apple (new Mac mini’s, iPhone nano, etc.).

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