Sunday, 16 December 2007

First Post

I've been a Mac fan for many years. The first Mac I ever used was a Mac IIfx, running System 6, back in 1991, when I was still at college. I've been obsessed with Apple computers ever since - to an unhealthy degree, my friends may tell you. I spend way too much time reading about Apple, thinking about Apple, speculating about Apple... and over the years, I think I've got pretty good at anticipating what Apple is going to do next.

In 2005, I made some predictions about Apple's next iPod. My predictions page got linked to from several sites, including Engadget and Mac Rumors, and I was surprised by how much interest it generated. As it turns out, I got a fair amount right - the 2005 iPod did indeed follow the design style of the recently launched iPod nano. Sure, I got other bits wrong, but hey...

In June this year, before WWDC, I produced a mockup of what I anticipated the new Finder in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard would look like. The visual was almost exactly correct. Not only did it feature Coverflow, but even the document previews - from Apple's Pages application, were the same ones used to demo the feature on Apple's website.

So, just for fun, I've decided to start posting my predictions in this blog. I have lots of thoughts on what January's MacWorld keynote will bring, and I'll be posting them here over the next couple of weeks...

2 comments:

  1. Hey Graham,

    Your links in this entry don't work anymore. Actually, I'm quite curious to see what you did back then. Can you help me out? Thanks.

    Regards,

    Chris

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  2. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your interest, and for pointing out the broken links. I've fixed them now.

    Graham

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