Two Months And Counting? (11/8/01)

Well, in our opinion it's not nearly as much fun as rampant speculation about a massive rift between Apple and Adobe leading to skipped Expos and a dearth of Mac OS X-native applications, but heck, we figure you deserve to hear it anyway. You may have noticed that Adobe recently shipped its first big creative app for Apple's new operating system: Illustrator 10 is now available, and it boasts full Mac OS X support. This is, of course, a fine first step, and we imagine that the other two apps that Adobe showed off in July (InDesign and GoLive) will follow soon. But the question on everyone's lips is still, "Where the heck is Photoshop?"

Hang in there, Ned, because rumor has it that it's a-comin' any month now-- specifically, a month that starts with a "J," ends with a "Y," and rhymes with "Splanuary." Faithful viewer David H. Dennis noticed an article at The Register which indicates that "two separate sources" have leaked that the granddaddy of all image-editing applications is currently in a late-ish beta stage, and therefore Adobe may be "on course to announce the product at Macworld Expo San Francisco." So sit tight and you'll be faking nude celebrity photos in no time-- Aqua-style.

Better still, another "source" reports that the show this January will "mark the arrival and announcement of almost all of Adobe's key applications" for Mac OS X, including the previously-mentioned InDesign, as well as Premiere and LiveMotion. What about GoLive, you ask? Fear not-- it's "expected to be announced sooner," and so is After Effects. Looks like the floodgates have been opened, at least at Adobe-- well, maybe. An official Adobe spokesperson reportedly called The Reg's details "completely inaccurate," so don't bet the kids on it or anything. But with a full stable of Adobe products probably shipping sooner rather than later and Microsoft Office arriving this month, it sounds to us like last July's "coming-out party" for Mac OS X may finally be happening any day now.

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The above scene was taken from the 11/8/01 episode:

November 8, 2001: When is a G5 not a G5? When it's a "G5." Meanwhile, Apple tweaks the UK price for an iPod again (or does it?), and some reports indicate that a Carbonized Photoshop is closer than you might think...

Other scenes from that episode:

  • 3382: A Chip By Any Other Name... (11/8/01)   So now the whole Mac community's all hepped up on hyper-juice because of these recent rumors of imminent G5-age, right? And with good reason, too: if reports that Apple has already seeded top developers with 1.6 GHz Power Mac G5s with FireWire 2, USB 2.0, a 400 MHz bus, and DDR RAM didn't get your heart a-pumpin' doubletime, rumors of prerelease G5 processors already reaching as high as 2.4 GHz are enough to make anyone's ears shoot a little steam...

  • 3383: Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing! (11/8/01)   OW! Quick, somebody put together an up-to-the-minute online UK iPod price tracker and fast, because we're getting whiplash trying to keep up with all the changes. Hmmm, do we feel a lawsuit coming on?...

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