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Macworld keynote leak on Wikipedia?

A Macworld wouldn’t be a Macworld without a supposed leak of the keynote speech, and this year is no exception. Cropping up in, of all places, Wikipedia is what’s supposed to be a rough outline of a draft of Steve Jobs’ speech.

Of course, it’s likely to disappear, so grab a copy fast if it’s still there. The highlights are:

  • New iPod games
  • More labels on iTunes Plus
  • 16Gb iPhone, plus release data for Japan
  • iPhone/iPod touch SDK with apps that can be submitted and sold via iTunes only
  • Update 1.3 coming (required for apps) coming mid-Feb
  • New, thinner Macbooks
  • Refreshed Mac mini
  • YouTube in iTunes (including downloadable videos)

None of this sounds too off the wall, although that’s no guarantee that it’s real. What’s interesting is that it includes the Mac Pro refresh that happened this week, so – if it’s real – it’s obviously a quite old draft. It’ll be fun to see if it’s the first real full keynote leak in history!

(Tip of the hat to Jon Hicks for the tip!)

UPDATE: Just to make this clear, I’d take this with a pinch of salt. While it sounds like the kind of stuff that Apple could do, the likelihood of someone anonymously posting it in Wikipedia is… well, low. I’d really love for the iPhone stuff in particular to be true, but I’m not holding my breath.

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  • D9

    Hmmm….nothing about Apple TV, huh? Perhaps the Mac mini refresh has something to do with that.

  • http://profile.typekey.com/ianbetteridge/ Ian Betteridge

    Yes – I certainly hope that there’s something for the Apple TV, too. At the very least, bump the hard drive sizes!

  • wombat

    I would say the fact that this info came from Wikipedia engenders quite a bit of skepticism.

  • http://profile.typekey.com/ianbetteridge/ Ian Betteridge

    Hence the question mark at the end of the title :)
    Even if it’s fake (which it probably is), it’s certainly all stuff I’d like to see.

  • Jeremy

    This is almost certainly fake. “Completely Aluminium?” what kind of a stupid phrase is that?
    And why would Apple switch from the slot-loading drives they have had on all machines for years and years, back to a drawer-type DVD drive? Even if they did for reasons of space, why the hell would anyone devote an entire bullet point in a keynote to that fact?
    No to mention no mention of any of the anticipated products from all the other rumours like AppleTV revision, Video rentals, new sub-notebook and new iPhone.
    Why release the MacPros ahead of MacWorld if you have no new products to announce? Adding a memory chip to the iPhone and making the MacBook aluminium are both minor revisions, not new products.

  • http://www.apple.com Steve Jobs

    Mwah-ha-ha-ha you guys fall for it every year. i love screwing with you. See you next week.

  • not steve jobs

    It would be truly hilarious of that really was steve jobs. I’m sure it is somewhere on the internet.

  • does a monkey write this stuff

    This keynote outline is a joke. If Jobs delivered this boatload of uninteresting crap, Apple stock would drop 20 bucks a share and people would start calling him John Sculley or the second coming of Gil Amelio.
    Let’s be straight here. If nothing else Jobs and people inside Apple read the stories on the internet and know that iPhone users for example are expecting and wanting much more than this lackluster list of under-achievements. Apple is known for unveiling the unexpected and exceeding expectations and this would be a total let down.
    What about 3G connectivity for the iPhone? What about copy and paste and the GPS additions to Google maps? What about the widely discussed MacBook tablet or touch screen interface Jobs has been saying is the future for all Apple products? What about much hinted at movie rentals off the iTunes? What about the much needed improvements to Mac mini and AppleTV products that will die on the vine is nothing is done?
    If something like these things don’t get revealed next week — the guy should get booed off the stage. But Jobs isn’t as stupid as the person writing this list. He knows he has a show to put on and one filled with innovation, surprise, and insanely great new products.
    That’s why I cannot believe it for a second.

  • Ed Flintstone

    Isn’t the week before MacWorld just magical?!
    (in the background, the Ray Conniff Singers can be heard singing “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”)

  • http://profile.typekey.com/ianbetteridge/ Ian Betteridge

    To go through some of things that people have suggested…
    3G iPhone – not going to happen. Jobs has already said it’ll be towards the end of the year.
    Copy and paste – not in 1.1.3
    GPS – Not going to happen. Too much impact on battery life.
    MacBook tablet – not going to happen, ever. Period.
    Some people get their hopes up so high for keynotes and want things that Apple couldn’t possibly deliver. Apple makes great products. It doesn’t make miracles.

  • Walt Brady

    Apple can only deliver so many major updates in a year. This time around, the iPhone and the iMac and the MacBook stay the same – as it’s the year of the MacBook Pro series (which hasn’t had a design update since 2003)
    There will be other big announcements. But don’t get over-heated – the announced iPhone updates will all be software-centric.

  • jeff

    Macbook pros did get the led update just recently. The macbooks have a bigger chance IMO of getting a revision. If you look at the trend, all the apple computers are switching to the brushed aluminum casings.