Macworld 08: slightly thinner Macbook incoming? Really?

Macworld is a bit like Christmas for me - all the rumour and speculation that comes before is just sneaking a feel of the presents while no one is loo

Macworld is a bit like Christmas for me - all the rumour and speculation that comes before is just sneaking a feel of the presents while no one is looking, but it's not until the big day that you know for sure what surprises are coming.

Then Steve Jobs's keynote speech apparently leaked onto the web, and it seems as though we know everything that will be revealed. My heart is in my feet. It's like walking into the lounge too early, to find that Father Christmas has got paralytically drunk on eggnog and ripped the paper off all your presents. And they're boring.

So I'm not going to list the contents here of the keynote document here. You can find the full list elsewhere on the web if you so wish. Me, I'm going to close my eyes and place my faith in Santa Claus to deliver something more than a slightly thinner 13in Macbook and downloadable YouTube videos. I'm going to pray for an ultraportable laptop, iTunes movie rentals and a new Apple TV. And maybe a more capacious Touch.

I'm going to hope that Apple.com's 'there's something in the air' teaser is actually about new wireless kit. And I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that the fact that the 'leaked' keynote features the wrong Mac Pro specs is proof that it's false, rather than proof that it's an old draft.

You'll find out whether my prayers are answered when I liveblog Steve's Macworld keynote from San Francisco, beginning at 9am local time - which, by my demented maths, works out at about 5pm UK time. See you then...