Mac Geeks, prepare for 2007 (updated)

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Random Thoughts


Look what is now on Apple’s home page. I think Macworld is going to be ahh-mazing! If you are going to be around in San Francisco next week don’t forget about my Thursday night events. You’ll find full details here, but at 6:00 PM we have the Mac Podcaster meetup at the Apple Store San Francisco. Then starting at 8:00 PM is the Mac Mingle Party, co-produced with Deb Shadovitz from Mac Efficiency and sponsored by RadTech, TeachMac, iProng, Now Software, and MacSpeech. It should be a ton of fun and I hope you all make it.

On the front page to the Apple website, Apple not only welcomes us to 2007, but they also tease us: “The first 30 years were just the beginning.” Below the text is a black Apple logo, backlit with bright beams of light.

Apple was founded on April 1, 1976 and according to Wikipedia, Wednesday, January 3rd marks thirty years since Apple Computer was incorporated. Of course, we’re all anticipating big announcements from Apple at next week’s Macworld— so this is really a perfectly timed tease. Check back for MacCast MacWorld coverage and be sure to share your thoughts in post comments and the MacCast forum.

Happy New Year, Mac Geeks

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  1. Paul | Jan 02 2007 - 01:09


    Thanks for the news Adam, great work.

    I would just like to point out that this is only listed on the main US Apple site ( and not on the UK Apple site ( I know MacWorld is the US, but it does cover us outside the US. Seems like Apple are starting the new year as they mean to go on, only caring about the US customers not outwith.

    yet again, nothing against you Adam, great job as normal.


  2. Abram | Jan 02 2007 - 01:10

    SO exciting!!!

  3. Jack | Jan 02 2007 - 02:11

    I can’t figure out if this is an apple logo eclipsing something (reminds me of the “o” in “HEROES” (the tv show); an apple monolith a la “2007, an Apple Odyssey” (are we going to get HAL?); both; just Apple’s way of saying Happy New Year; or saying we’ve got some cool stuff behind the scenes at apple, and we’ll move the logo out of the way at macworld–or throughout 2007; or if it’s a view from behind the apple logo, onstage, facing the audience, with the spotlight on apple (as opposed to the “It’s Showtime” image, viewing the logo from the front (perhaps movie studio announcements, iTV?). Ok, my brain hurts.

  4. Jack | Jan 02 2007 - 02:49

    One thing is for sure. It sure beats “Welcome to the Social.”

  5. lars from Denmark | Jan 02 2007 - 03:20

    well it is a nice poster on the main site, but it is not on the international sites.

    I don’t think that Apple will only announce things for the US market only, but basically it is their main front page, and most international users of apple i guess understand that cool message.

    the international sites looks basically the same and for Danish site over half of the written text is in English anyway.

    it is only the Apple store that is the difference in the international sites where you pay in your own national currency. So I wouldn’t worry as a European that there wont be any news for us.

  6. Rene | Jan 02 2007 - 03:04

    I believe it when I see it, and not sooner.

  7. Peter | Jan 02 2007 - 04:07

    Black logo… Could just be a silhouette, or something more sinister…

    Or maybe I’m reading too much into this…

  8. Guido Rogall | Jan 02 2007 - 06:06

    Steve Jobs said in an interview that Apple in 2007 would introduce the best products in its history. I believe he will. Hope it deosnt take all year. :)

  9. Mr Nice | Jan 02 2007 - 07:36

    Uk site has it up now.Will 10.5 be released?
    I love watching it,shame i’m skint after christmas.But i can dream

  10. Victor Cajiao | Jan 02 2007 - 11:17

    Can’t wait Adam, only wish I could be there. I know you will have a great event and as a fellow podcasters I will keep my eye on The MacCast for all the great news. 2007 will rock

  11. Stevievep | Jan 02 2007 - 11:49

    That meet & greet is great exposure. I clicked on the link from and was surprised to see it go directly to Super. I’m considering putting the gears into motion to be able to attend.

  12. Leonard | Jan 02 2007 - 03:34

    I liked how they started the new year off with this message :-)

  13. Ian | Jan 02 2007 - 04:41

    Can’t wait for Macworld to start and see what jewels Apple will be announcing.
    I think iTV (or whatever the final product will be called) and iPod Video.
    10.5 will also be released January 15th (a best guess).
    I have my doubts about a Mobile Phone announcement at the show.
    I think it will be Media Entertainment orientated.
    I have a feeling something is going to be done with Front Row maybe a Version 2 release with some new features but this could be a stretch.

  14. Alan | Jan 03 2007 - 06:20

    Maybe this is a preview for that new os x interface that has been floating around the web lately. Some of the rumors do com true. Look at the ROKR phone. Illuminous I think is what they were going to call it. It talks about a darker, shinier gloss type of interface. There plenty of rumors around the web if you look. Here a link just for you guys.

    well thanks again.

  15. Rene | Jan 03 2007 - 09:53

    Gizmodo? Whahahahah!

  16. Tom | Jan 03 2007 - 02:53

    I cannot wait until Macworld!!
    I so wish I could go!!

  17. Alex Santos | Jan 03 2007 - 04:52

    iTV is just over the horizon.

  18. Richard | Jan 04 2007 - 02:24

    Its been taken down off the UK site now!!!

    Does this mean…only US…!!!