I am fed up. Fed up about the fact that Final Cut Studio 3, put bluntly, was a very weak update. Fed up that competitors seem to be announcing new products left and right. And fed up about Apple’s obligatory secrecy in alternative link mobile that can’t handle to be unsure when their livelihood will get updated.
I’m certainly not alone in my sentiments. Users from all over the world have been using the internet as an outlet to vent their frustration. Mac Soda reader Alex J. decided to let Steve Jobs know personally how he feels about the matter, and as though he were talking to the Lord God himself, simply asked for a sign.
Recent firings by Apple have sent many video professionals into a frenzy, leading many to speculate that Apple has plans to sell off it’s Final Cut Studio suite of applications… perhaps even with an announcement around NAB. Needless to say anyone who uses Final Cut on a regular basis is rightfully terrified by these rumors.
Good news everyone… there’s no need to worry. Responding to a Mac Soda request for comment, regarding the state of Final Cut Pro, Steve Jobs said the following…
No worries. FCP is alive and well.
I just got the latest version of iLife, iLife 09, and am very impressed. You can see my whole review here.
For those of you who aren’t in the market for a new laptop, and thought you were going to make it through this event without spending money, we’ve got news for you. Mac Soda has heard that iLife ’09 and iWork ’09 are going to be announced this Tuesday. Similar to last year, when Steve introduced the iMac, and then branched off into the iLife and iWork updates, Steve is expected to do the same thing this year, announcing the iLife/iWork update with the introduction of a new laptop. We were not told any specific features this update will include, so your guess at this point is as good as mine, but we would assume it will be fairly substantial.
Alright everyone, listen up. Mac Soda has heard word that the new MacBook, due in the next few weeks, will incorporate NVIDIA’s new, MCP7A-U graphics chipset. According to exPreview,
“MCP7A-U is the top class chipset in the MCP7A family. Though it could be named as GeForce 9XXX, it will be come the first mainstream uATX mobo with DDR3-1333 support. Sources inform us the MCP7A-U will be the “fastest mGPU”, but who knows.”
Don’t be turned off by the fact its integrated. Other features this chipset boasts include low power consumption, and full HDMI support.
I have been exchanging emails with Dan Lyons, the man behind Fake Steve, and he revealed some scary news. I emailed him to tell him that Steve Jobs isn’t dying like some believe, and that according to the New York Times, he’s sick, but not even close to the magnitude of a disease like cancer, hoping I could convince him to revive the blog. However, Dan claims to have sources who might be telling him otherwise.
“Well it’s a weird situation. I can’t really get into this but people close to him have been saying for quite a while (before the appearance onstage) that he’s really sick. And someone who saw him last week says he still looks like (expletive)”.