I predict, with about %0.006 certainty, that Apple is going to release the most powerful laptop the company has ever had. I assume it will have the new Intel quad and a 20" screen. It will be so expensive, I'll need to wait until it's old and worthless before I can afford it.
I don't think they are ready to sell OSX for PCs, but I'll bet they will stop stopping hackers from running it, and perhaps have it on the shelf later this year in time for Vista.
Making a prediction one day before the mystery is revealed is much like not sleeping on a big decision. In this case though, I have nothing to lose because this is not my area of expertise. It's just fun to play.
hmmm... right about most powerful laptop ever based on intel, but you failed to consider that new lines start out with limited screen selection... hence only 15 inches...
Also... about OSX for PC... I believe Mac or I think engadget just posted a video of it running on an IBM think pad ... very cool... you should check that out... but most interesting was the little message apple left for people hacking in the X-code or whatever it is... some little message like "please don't steal this and run it on your windows machine" I think it's ultimately going to be more effective than some such DRM.
I don't in fact think that even thousands of big geeks running windows on their intel boxes is going to canibalize apple's sales... I do in fact think that it would have to be in the millions or 10's of millions before it hurt apple... call me crazy but I do think that allowing this sort of activity does on some level help apple tremendously economicly.
There's an article on my blog btw... from yesterday, about Office and Lost ratings going up and suggesting (straight from CBS executives) that the availability of those shows in iTunes has actually helped their ratings. I'm a sceptic of the figures and drawing any conclusions at this point... but as you know I'm an accessibility evangelist. He with the most open market or accesible media will win. It's a new economics of accessibility... the accessibility economy.
BTW, great blog... I've enjoyed catching up on it tremendously.