Hookay; well, one thing a lot you will be happy about is that many of the rumors we were reading in the last week or so are true.
iWork does exist; it will replace AppleWorks (hooray!) and was developed by the same team that created Keynote. It will include Keynote 2, and a word processor called Pages. Price will be $79.
Pages sports the same swish-but-simple interface we’ve seen in Keynote, includes a bunch of elegant templates for all sorts of documents, reflow-text-around-objects, and reflow-text-as-columns.
iLife 2005 brings new versions of almost everything, including a better iPhoto that integrates with Mail, allowing you to export pictures that arrive in your inbox straight into an iPhoto album. There’s new themes in iDVD, and eight-track vocal recording in GarageBand (wow, I am *so* going to enjoy playing around with that). As before, iLife is free with new Macs or can be purchased for $79.
What’s at the back of a Mac mini
The headless Mac so many people were hoping for appears as the Mac mini. Features include: CD-RW/DVD-ROM optical drive, FireWire port, DVI, VGA ports, headphone jack, 1.25GHz+40GB+G4 model priced $499, or a 1.42GHz+80GB+G4 model at $599.
Do not eat iPod shuffle
The new Flash iPod is officially called iPod Shuffle. It will connect to PCs and Macs. I don’t need to tell you everything now - I’ll let Apple do that.
All I can say is: wow