Apple announced an unprecedented Monday afternoon/evening (U.S. time) event with the teaser “Scary Fast”. That sent the MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck Joiner, Web Bixby, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jeff Gamet, Ben Roethig, Eric Bolden, Jim Rea, and Guy Serle into a frenzy of speculation on what we might see announced. From new iMacs to the debut of the M3 chip, the panel discusses the what’s and why’s, and what they are betting on. (Part 1)
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0:00:00 Apple’s Unprecedented Monday Event: What to Expect
0:05:10 Casual Chit-Chat and Apologies for Facebook Group Issues
0:06:43 Frustration with Facebook’s Response to Spamming Issue
0:08:24 Unusual Timing and Speculation on Apple Event Content
0:08:51 Speculating on the timing and impact of upcoming Apple event
0:11:25 Questioning the likelihood of an iMac and considering other possibilities
0:13:21 Debating the potential release of a new Mac Pro
0:15:45 Expressing interest in a potential M3 Mac Mini
0:18:07 Discussing the possibility of a larger iMac Pro
0:18:58 MacBook Air update includes 15-inch version
0:19:52 Uncertainty Surrounding Upcoming Announcement
0:20:38 A17 Pro chip technology and the need for speed
0:22:08 Rumors of a 27-inch iMac with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips
0:23:49 Timing and hypothesis for the announcement of new machines
0:25:03 Speculation: Apple’s Surprise Ad Spots during Sports Events
0:27:27 Timing of Apple events and viewership habits
0:31:19 Speculating on the features of the new iMac
Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.
Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].
Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.
David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]
Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.
Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on Twitter and Mastodon.
Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he’s probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at @[email protected], and find everything at VertShark.com.
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