I was pretty sure that if he looked anywhere near the way he did at the last WWDC, the stock would fall 5% just for spite.
So, I think I was right on that count. I was wrong on everything else.
No new displays, Mac Pros, no iPhone anything...
Nada. Zip. Zilch. The announcements were total buzz kill.
I will say this--Phil Schiller did an excellent job at taking the keynote helm. He had very hard shoes to fill and I think he did a fine job.
That said--two software announcements and a laptop speed bump? Ouch...
But then again...I have to take that back, too. Those were my first impressions when I read about the announcements, but when I watched them being demonstrated I was really impressed.
It was appropriate to show the software. The demo of the new iMovie '09 had me saying a few times "gee, I wish that was a feature in Final Cut..."
And iWork.com is great! The kind of collaboration that product will enable is huge--its a fantastic way to share and work on docs.
So, a mixed bag in all. Neat products were released, but nothing over-the-top and it was definitely a let-down to see Apple leave Macworld with a whimper, not a bang.