NEW YORK, (TheStreet) - With Apple (AAPL) - Get Report set to unveil a fresh new member of its iPod family Wednesday, Wall Street and tech fans are busy imagining what additional surprises may be forthcoming.
The scorching speculation has been fueled by reports of Apple's effort to close TV programming sales deals with
and maybe other media giants. Apple is apparently reconsidering the idea of a subscription TV service and opting for a $1-a-show rental approach.
to tie up before show time Wednesday in San Francisco.
As an attempt to better manage expectations going into the Apple show, we've decided to dash a list of hopes ahead of time.
Here are five things not to expect from Apple on Wednesday.
No. 5. Any mention of iPhone antennas or fixes
Apple may say something like: 'We are soldout of the iPhones that aren't broken. And we will have a new supply of iPhones that aren't "fixed" later this month. Got it? And if that's not clear enough for you, go talk to the refund desk.'
No.4. Mac iTV
The announcement of an Apple all-in-one, big
won't be until next year, at the earliest.
No.3. A 7-inch iPad
Persistent rumors of a mini iPad don't carry much logic and there appears to be nothing in the supply channel to support its existence.
No.2. Web-based music streaming
Apple bought and killed "cloud" song player
, and that murder mystery will remain unsolved.
No.1. Streaming Apple TV service
See above, Apple just isn't ready to cede control to the cloud yet.
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