Photokina: Apple Releasing One-Button Camera

Here's our rumor round-up for Apple's big pre-Photokina announcements tomorrow:

Notice that picture of a camera lens on the picture of Apple's event invitation? Yup, you read our title right. Word on the street is, Apple is releasing a new professional-grade camera tomorrow to compete with the Canon EOS-1D and Nikon D2X. It's got just one button. Using "double-clicking" and Aperture integration, it provides all of the same features as today's professional cameras. Sounds like Steve is still smarting from the release of the multi-button Mighty Mouse and wanted to make his mark again.

Speaking of Aperture, a new version of Apple's photography app may be forthcoming. Sigh. Sorry, normally we foam at the mouth at the mention over any one of Apple's products. but Aperture just doesn't do it. Maybe it was the initial 1.0 release that Ars Technica up and whaled on. Maybe it's that the program isn't supported on half of Apple's line-up. Maybe it's because Macromedia Lightroom, ahem, Adobe Lightroom, is arguably a much sweeter program. Hopefully Apple will change our minds tomorrow.

According to our buddies at MacRumors, MacBook Pros are expected to get Core 2 Duo chips, clocked up to 2.33 GHz. We also anticipate hard drive options to 160 GB, maybe a MacBook-style redesign, with square keys, pop-out hard drive, magnetic lid, plus FW800 on the 15" model. Sounds good to us. Expect the same oddball 3 GB memory limit as the new iMacs. We're also hoping for a Sudden Liquid Sensor, but we're not holding our breath.

In other news, Microsoft will officially announce the Zune's price of $229. The Zune has Wi-Fi and an FM radio. Jeez, why does Microsoft feel it has to price the Zune below a comparably-sized iPod? Oh yeah. Because it sucks.

That's enough for now. If we can break away from playing Redline, we'll be sure to post updates on Photokina tomorrow. Well, after the 7th Heaven premiere. Hey, shut up.


At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a load of rubbish. the picture of the camera lens is the aperture logo!!!!!!!!!

honestly why would you write such garbage

At 10:57 AM, Anonymous jedi2187 said...

Gee, thanks for the insightful criticism of his entry, Philip Smith.... uh, I mean 'anonymous'.

At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well photokina has been now - and what do we have?

a new version of aperture - and no 1 button camera.

concusion - blog writer is a moron

At 6:59 PM, Anonymous DTNick said...

Either facetious humor goes over your head, anonymous, or your comments are themselves facetious...

At 10:49 AM, Anonymous jedi2187 said...

"well photokina has been now". Um, mind telling us where you learned to type?


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