Stuff.tv's Macworld rumour roundup

It's that exciting time of year. No, not Christmas - it's the lead up to Macworld. And while Steve Jobs won't be there and Apple says it'll be their l

It's that exciting time of year. No, not Christmas - it's the lead up to Macworld. And while Steve Jobs won't be there and Apple says it'll be their last ever expo, there's still plenty of tech treats to get excited about. Two years ago it was the huge reveal of the original iPhone, last year it was the Macbook Air, so what do the interwebs think we have in store for MacWorld 2009?

Touchscreen iMac

With HP getting into all-in-one desktops that let you touch and caress your way around Windows - and even Asus branching out with the Eee Top - Apple surely can't be too far behind with the OSX variety.

LG has been showing off its own multitouch screen in Korea and seeing as they make the current iMac efforts, it seems a banker. Either way we'll definitely see a spec bump, and possibly new OLED screens.

Stuff.tv probability factor: 4/5

Mac Tablet

A 'Mac Tablet' has been talked about (and mocked up) for years but 2009 really could be the year we finally see its launch. Honest. The only problem is in past interviews, Steve Job’s talked about the fact that Apple have been prototyping the tech in their labs but haven't seen a real point for it yet. But with the success of the iPhone being proof that Apple can develop a killer touchscreen, surely now’s the time.

Stuff.tv probability factor: 3/5

iPod Stick

First talked up here on Stuff.tv, the 'iPod Stick' is said to pack a 7MP camera, WiFi, and a multitouch 'flex' display. Sounds like it just might be the ramblings of a fanboy, but then again it could also be a hint at the 'Next Big Thing'. Or maybe not.

Stuff.tv probability factor: 2/5

32GB iPhone

With Nokia unleashing their N97 on the world in the new year with 32GB, it's fair to say Apple won't be far behind. It was a case of not being able to fit the memory in apparently, with the iPhone only having space for a single memory chip and the iPod Touch having two. Now Samsung have managed to get 32GB on to a single chip that the iPhone can use. Not the most exciting announcement, but pretty much a given.

Stuff.tv probability factor: 5/5

Apple netbook – the MacBook ‘Cloud’

Despite the internet being alive with rumours about a potential Apple netbook, Steve Jobs has pretty much debunked this one himself already during an interview. He reckons the screens are too small, the keyboards too difficult to type on, and that smartphones basically do everything you needed to do on the go. We think a tablet is more likely - remember, Apple like to 'think different'.

Stuff.tv probability factor: 2/5

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