The Mac rumor mill has been buzzing for days. What would Steve Jobs announce today? A new magic iPod that plays movies, flies and makes donuts? A new Mac Mini media center that does everything TiVO does plus some? Or was Jobs going to say Apple would buy Disney, making Steve Jobs into iGod?
Nothing quite that wild, but still cool. Not much for business, unless your business is media.The gyst is that the new Mac Minis – with gigibyte ethernet , FireWireand two more USB 2.0 ports for $699 – will run on Intel chips, ship with the Front Row media suite (like the original line should have!), and come with a remote. These aren’t so much computers as “media appliances.” They’ll likely soon do what TiVO does, plus your own home movies and whatnot.
Also. An iPod Boom Box, a hifi stereo for mp3. $349. Sounds like fun, but isn’t going to help much around the office.