MacRumors in 2003

As 2003 comes to an end, MacRumors has seen significant growth and continued success.

The site has always meant to provide an easy method to track and report interesting Mac News and Rumor items, and I feel it continues to succeed at this basic task.

2003 brought a few complementary side-projects (DailyTunes.com and MacBytes.com) as well as the emergence of MacRumors Page 2 and the MacRumors Buyer's Guide.

Some hilights from 2003:

Rumors

Small and Big... New Laptops? -> 12" and 17" PowerBooks (Jan, 2003)
New Apple Music Service? -> iTunes Music Store (Feb, 2003)
New iPod design sketch -> 3rd Gen iPods (April, 2003)
Communicating Device -> iSight (April, 2003)
New iPod Peripherals? -> Mic and Media Reader (Aug 2003)

Leaks

Panther Screenshots - Expose revealed (June 2003)
Apple Leaks PowerMac G5 Specs - Oops! (June 2003)
Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Details (Sept, 2003)

Apple Legal Gets Involved

iSync Story Pulled (May 2003)
???? at WWDC? (June 2003)
Apple Leaks PowerMac G5 Specs (June 2003)
Apple Internal Knowledgebase Docs (Sept 2003)

Major Releases

Keynote, Safari (Jan 2003)
12" and 17" PowerBooks (Jan 2003)
20" Cinema Display (Jan 2003)
iTunes Music Store (Apr 2003)
PowerMac G5 (June 2003)
Apple iSight (June 2003)
Apple Wireless Keyboard/Mouse (Sept 2003)
iTunes Music Store for Windows (Oct 2003)
G4 iBooks (Oct 2003)
Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) (Oct 2003)
20" iMac (Nov 2003)

The next couple of weeks will bring the "ultimate" event for the avid Mac-news/rumor follower... a MacWorld Expo Keynote event. Readers should remember that last year's MacWorld San Francisco keynote brought us 12" and 17" PowerBooks, Safari, Keynote, and iApp updates.

2004 should bring more exciting news and rumors about Apple, as well as steady improvements to MacRumors.com itself.

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