Predict The Next Big Thing And Win An iPod Nano

by Hadley Stern Feb 24, 2006

What is made by Apple, holds a gigabyte of your favorite music, displays pictures, and won’t cost you a cent? The iPod nano the winner of AppleMatter’s latest contest is going to be walking away with. How do you win?

Just tell us one of the products Apple will be releasing on February 28. You don’t have to give specs, but you do have to be within the ballpark of what the product is.

In case of multiple correct predictions the winner will be chosen at random out of all the correct entries.

If no one has the correct prediction the nano will winner will be chosen at random from all entries.

Only one prediction per person please, if you have entered multiple predictions only the first one will count.

Put your Nostradamus thinking cap on and get busy, entries must be received by February 27 12:00 Noon EST. Post your prognostications in the comments field below to enter.

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Official Rules

  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • Contest begins 9PM EST February 23, 2006.
  • Deadline for entries 12 PM February 27, 2006.
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. and international residents.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Apple Matters is not responsible for computer malfunctions, bugs or viruses and causes beyond our control.
  • Apple Matters has the right to terminate this giveaway at any given time without notice.
  • By submitting, you agree that all private information you submit automatically becomes the property of Apple Matters. Apple Matters will not release any personally identifiable information to any third party other than necessary to deliver the prize to winners, and the name of the winners will be used to identify the winners on
  • Winners will be announced on on March 2, 2006.
  • Associates, employees, principles, or relatives thereof of Apple Matters are not eligible.
  • All taxes are the responsibility of the winners.
  • The prize selected does not imply or express any endorsement from the manufacturer or any other relationship with Apple Matters.
  • Apple Matters reserves the right to modify these terms and/or rules at any time to comply with the laws of the State of Massachusetts, to correct errors and omissions, or to ensure fairness as determined by Apple Matters. Such modifications, if any, will be posted at Apple Matters.
  • Any attempt to manipulate, interfere with, or otherwise alter any entries, other systems or services of Apple Matters will disqualify all those implicated and subject them to prosecution in the State of Massachusetts, United States and/or other jurisdictions. Your entry implies and expresses your agreement to these terms and your waiver of any other rights, related to such giveaways, you may have in any jurisdiction.


  • I hope it will be a new Apple Newton with a stereo sound like iPod have.
    With the mobile Mac OS X operation system. That will kick windows in hard.

    S-E-P-T-A had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 14
  • First Guess: Airport Revision to include Video Transfer

    Cells/Numbers - Spreadsheet App
    Movie Store
    iPod Boom Box

    milklover had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 22
  • Oh yeah, it would be great if the next version of the iPod - the true video iPod - could record directly from TV…somewhat like the Archos, but Mac cool.

    milklover had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 22
  • Seeing as everybody is saying it:
    - new intel iBook (aka iMacBook, aka MacBook)
    - and/or new intel Mac Mini
    - new [main] ipod w/ new video features.

    But also I would like to predict:
    - new Video Airport Express, allowing you to watch iTunes-purchased videos on your TV.
    - A brand new software app, suchlike Logic, Final Cut or Aparture - I wish I could be more specific, but I hope that prediction counts somewhat :p
    - OR changes to previously mentioned software products (considering Apple haven’t actually specified on there being ‘new’ products, I hope this would count as a winning entry in case the biggest announcement was changes to current software. BUT if they do release new products, and also revise current software, you can consider the new products ahead in preference for a win [which I’m sure you would anyway.])
    - new Apple games (not ported games, but rather, newly developed mini-games.) For OS X and/or iPod, and possibly downloadable from iTMS.
    - demo of Leopard (possibly including touch-screen technology wink)

    Luke Mildenhall-Ward had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 299
  • More full featured iCal that ties into iLife and media center (TV show scheduling etc.).  Outlook, but better!

    I think we’ll see a demo of Leopard also.

    Karl had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 2
  • Nothing too out there. That’s why there isn’t a bigger pool of invites.

    It’ll just be the release of the long-rumoured Apple branded ghetto blas… um, boombox with a difference: simple, elegant and (possibily) wireless capabilities.

    breuklen had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 31
  • Intel Mac Mini, touch screen Video Ipod, Video Itunes

    stormadvisor had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 1
  • I predict the following:

    1. iTunes:
    Gets an update to enable full movie downloads,
    Steve announces the first full feature films available via iTunes.
    Announcing iPods selling through iTunes.

    2. Mac Mini:
    Will get DVR like qualities, slight design change, include Intel chip. NO dock. this will be linked with / combine of 3.

    3. Airport Express for Video: wireless video and improved audio transmissions.

    4. 1Billion song announcment (not a product, but part of the keynote)

    5. iPod Boombox

    6. Native intel versions of Aperture, final cut pro…

    7. A tease for April first. thats when the BIGGER stuff will come out.

    NO iBook, NO iPod Video, No iTablet.
    but we can dream.

    Guy_Pod had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 3
  • I don’t know how many offerings we can make. I’ll start with the obvious.

    1. Movie downloads. Disney movies, even more partnerships with TV Networks.

    2. Apple Bluetooth Earphones

    And the kicker
    3.10 gb upgrade on all ipods. And a additonal color of Navy Blue. Similar to the Nintendo DS LIte color schemes.

    fornoman had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 1
  • Airport Express with video streaming

    mwncimelyn had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 4
  • I’d also like to add the Intel Mac Mini.  This is one I’m personally hoping for.

    And the iTunes Movie Store or some such iteration of movies available on iTMS.

    Btw, I think if you make a wrong prediction, you should have to DONATE an iPod Nano to Hadley.  What do you think?

    Beeblebrox had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 2220
  • Ok, So I re-read the rules, And If we can only choose one product each to predict, it would be:

    >>> i P o d b o o m b o x <<<


    It’s a “new” product…
    It’s a “fun” product…
    It’s “from apple”......

    It’s known that certain iPod related products were cut from the last keynote

    The term has been trademarked by apple,

    Some rumour sites have already posted specs.

    so, here’s my official entry!


    Guy_Pod had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 3
  • Only one prediction per person please, if you have entered multiple predictions only the first one will count.

    You can always comment on what you think other possibilities will be, but your first guess is the one for the competition and is the only one that will count.

    thanks everyone!

    Hadley Stern had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 114
  • My choice for the next product will be a the continuation of Apples efforts to include built in iSight in the Apple displays, wether it be there stand alone displays or a note book product. I had mentioned this to my cousin last year when I purchased my powerbook and low and behold it came true in the Macbook Pro.

    Macster2 had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 40
  • “new” (i.e., updated) iPod product

    allenevn had this to say on Feb 24, 2006 Posts: 1
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