WWDC 2006 Banner

Here’s some pictures I took of the Banner hanging over at the Moscone Center for the WWDC, 2006. It went up today. We’ll have to wait until Monday, for the conference to start, before we find out about all the new goodies, but I think this banner may provide some clues.

There are definitely some icons that I don’t recognize, but I also noticed that the iPod is strangely missing from the banner. They have a black, and white iPod nano, but no full-size iPod. Could this mean that we’ll be seeing a new one? Or, does the banner represent things that will be changing, so we’ll be seeing a new nano.

They also have some large banners hanging from the ceiling, but they are covered. Could these be the new iChat Mobile? The anticipation is killing me.

UPDATE: a video of the iChat Mobile has surfaced on YouTube. You be the judge on how real it looks.

UPDATE #2: Holy Crap! When I posted this picture, I thought it would be popular, but I didn’t think it would totally bring my site to it’s knees! The image was picked up by digg, engadget, gizmado, cult of mac, TUAW, AppleInsider, and a ton of other sites. It was a little too much for my host to handle… they pulled the plug, and I was none to happy about it… but that’s a story for another post. The site is back up now (obviously), and I’ve moved the original image (and added 2 more) over to flickr.

UPDATE #3: Aaron, of mcmacsite.com, asked if I could go ahead and post everything I have, so… I did. There are 5 new images in the Flickr set. Although, they don’t really show anything new. I was hoping to head over there this afternoon and see if anything new has gone up. Happy speculating.

UPDATE #4: I just walked by Moscone. They’ve put up the finishing touches on the interior, but there is nothing new to see. I think these are all the clues we’ll be getting until announcements are made Monday morning.

35 thoughts on “WWDC 2006 Banner”

  1. I recognized almost all of those; I only had to look up one of them (Xgrid). Here they are, in column-major order:

    ⁃ Universal Binary
    ⁃ iMac (side view)
    ⁃ iPod nano
    ⁃ Otto (Automator)
    ⁃ Xgrid
    ⁃ Spotlight
    ⁃ FileVault
    ⁃ QuickTime
    ⁃ MacBook (white)
    ⁃ AppleScript (applet)/AppleScript Studio
    ⁃ Mac OS X DVD (apparently the new Leopard version)
    ⁃ MacBook (black)
    ⁃ Display
    ⁃ Core Video
    ⁃ UNIX (duh)
    ⁃ X11
    ⁃ Core Audio
    ⁃ Intel Core Duo (or maybe Intel Core 2 Duo?)
    ⁃ Xcode
    ⁃ Power Mac G5 (or Mac Pro)
    ⁃ MacBook Pro (side view)
    ⁃ Dashboard
    ⁃ Terminal
    ⁃ Interface Builder
    ⁃ .Mac
    ⁃ Java
    ⁃ MacBook (white, front view)
    ⁃ MacBook (white, side view)
    ⁃ iMac (front view)
    ⁃ Bonjour
    ⁃ Universal Access
    ⁃ iPod nano (black) (I think.)
    ⁃ 64 bit (duh)
    ⁃ Core Image
    ⁃ Bluetooth
    ⁃ iPod or iPod nano in iPod dock
    ⁃ Mac mini (top view)
    ⁃ Quartz Extreme
    ⁃ Finder
    ⁃ Sync Services (it’s the icon of the Conflict Resolver, but the name of the icon file itself is “Sync Services Icon.icns”; note that Apple uses a brushed-metal version of this icon in marketing materials)
    ⁃ MacBook Pro (top view)

    41 icons on that banner. Whew.

  2. That iChat mobile video looks so fake it not even funny. You can clearly see the screen is just a sticker. I really do hope an iPhone drops, but its not going to be the iChat Mobile(what a bad name too).

  3. I have a couple more, but they’re basically the same as the ones I posted. I may walk by there today to see if they hung anything else. Of course, all will be revealed on Monday during the keynote.

  4. Can you post all the ones you have? People have been going through them with photoshop looking for changes to the images from the current ones.

    You took these yesterday? Email me if you can. Thanks.

  5. What time (UK) does the whole thing kick off? If you don’t know the UK time, what’s the Cupertino time… because I can work it out. The anticipation is almost too great…

  6. I put up a story last night on WWDC Predictions, and published a shot of the banner showing the text (“You’ve come to the right platform”). From my perspective, it’s clear that the black drapes were not trying to conceal anything.

    I also published some ideas on what Apple will be presenting.

    Daniel Eran

  7. Daniel, Funny… we both shot our images last night. I did see a guy with a camera around his neck… I wonder if we were there at the same time?

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  9. DUDE!! if you walk by there again tomorrow please try to get a better look at the “Intel (chip name)” chip next to the black macbook! I’m REALLY interested to see if that says “Core Duo” or “Core 2 Duo.”

  10. These are clearly existing products only. Nothing new to see.

    They would not put anything up in public view that has not been announced yet. They are VERY careful about that sort of thing.

    =)

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