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[Apple] Apple announces last MacWorld, Steve Jobs won't deliver keynote.

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CUPERTINO, California—December 16, 2008—Apple® today announced that this year is the last year the company will exhibit at Macworld Expo. Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, will deliver the opening keynote for this year’s Macworld Conference & Expo, and it will be Apple’s last keynote at the show. The keynote address will be held at Moscone West on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Macworld will be held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center January 5-9, 2009.

Apple is reaching more people in more ways than ever before, so like many companies, trade shows have become a very minor part of how Apple reaches its customers. The increasing popularity of Apple’s Retail Stores, which more than 3.5 million people visit every week, and the Apple.com website enable Apple to directly reach more than a hundred million customers around the world in innovative new ways.

Apple has been steadily scaling back on trade shows in recent years, including NAB, Macworld New York, Macworld Tokyo and Apple Expo in Paris.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.


http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/12/16macworld.html

http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/16/a...liver-keynote/
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Wow. I'm surprised at this. MacWorld was like E3 for Apple and now it's gone?

Also, Jobs not delivering keynote? SHOCKING
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Source is kinda pro-Apple..."Apple is leading the world in everything that uses electricity"...but whatever lol.

Never knew this thing existed. This will never happen to E3 because of how televised it is and all.
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Wow. I'm surprised at this. MacWorld was like E3 for Apple and now it's gone?

Also, Jobs not delivering keynote? SHOCKING
Makes sense. Those macworld shows take a lot out of a guy and Steve Jobs is not a young man anymore and I bet these presentations take a lot out of him. If Apple has become successful enough to be able to reach out more people directly.
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Makes sense. Those macworld shows take a lot out of a guy and Steve Jobs is not a young man anymore and I bet these presentations take a lot out of him. If Apple has become successful enough to be able to reach out more people directly.
Yeah. Clicking a slide button and saying "cool" and "just one more thing..." must be really difficult. Even more difficult is choosing what he's going to wear to the event. That must take forever!
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new iPod. $79. Look, it's white. Oh, there's also black, blue and green. For $50 more you can get the official iPod case! And for just a small price of $70. you can get this AV cable to connect your iPod to your TV.
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Yeah. Clicking a slide button and saying "cool" and "just one more thing..." must be really difficult. Even more difficult is choosing what he's going to wear to the event. That must take forever!
Well it seems to be working much better than any strategy I've seen out of Microsoft.
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well it seems to be working much better than any strategy i've seen out of microsoft.
I am a PC!

Stupid ad campaign.

And then the Mojave experiment. Basically trying to say Vista sucks, but look, you can paste photos together!
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