Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Reading the Tea Leaves

So, there's a lot of speculation in some quarters about the above image as it is found on the front page of Apple's website. It seems to imply something, while further consideration shows that it does nothing other than state one fact and offer one salutation.

This is due in part to Macworld San Francisco opening next week, with a keynote address by Steve Jobs scheduled for Tuesday morning, and the many prognostications and predictions that will be made between now and then. And this is why it is time to revisit The Apple Product Cycle, first posted back in July of 2004.

My prediction? That most of the people making predictions are going to be veeerrry disappointed next week. And that will be very quickly followed by anger that they didn't get what they foolishly speculated that they were going to get.