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Gotta love technology. Gotta love what it represents and the headache it amounts to. It’s definitely made my life easier in some aspects while creating problems in others. There are predictions I like to make for 2008. My opinion of course leans more towards Apple’s benefit. Hopefully I can give a more of an unbiased prediction.

iPhone Killer: You knew this one was coming. 2008 will see lots of cell phone tout to be the iPhone killer. Cell phone providers will be eager to point out the features they have that iPhone doesn’t. I don’t think any company can come up with a device in one year’s time to out do iPhone. Keep in mind the touch screen, email, internet and Google maps have been in cell phones for a few years now. Only thing Apple did was create multi-touch and made everything easy.

iPod Wanna Be’s: For years I’ve read countless articles claiming to be the next iPod killer. Now that all have failed, I think more and more companies will make their music players’ look and act like iPods.

OSX Leopard Vs. Vista: I’ve read so many articles on the dissatisfaction of Vista and how users were trying to downgrade to WinXP. I’ve also read many articles of dissatisfaction with Leopard and it’s bugs. I’m not sure why they compare the 2 operating systems vs. each other. Clearly Vista’s got the lead in this and OSX will continue to trail in the OS wars. Not everyone can afford a high priced Apple just to run OSX. I have no first hand experience with Vista so I’ll speak only on the Leopard side. Evidently Apple decided to follow Microsoft’s business model in operating systems: Release it and then fix it later.

Consoles: Wii will continue to dominate as Nintendo continue to create new ways to play games. Sony will start having more games that utilizes its insanely powerful system while Microsoft will focus more on Live. It’ll be a fight for second place because neither company has what it takes to dethrone Nintendo.

Blu-Ray Vs HD-DVD: Who really cares?

Canon: In the Canon digital SLR realm, a successor to the 5D has been predicted for a few years now. Names for Canon’s 5D successor will either be the 6D or 5D Mark II. Specs and features of the camera are flaky. (Can’t wait for this one.) I don’t follow Nikon, sorry.

I know I left a million things out, but these are the things I find of most interest.

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