Bodog recently tossed up the odds for the 2007 MacWorld Expo in January and the release of the iPhone and Leopard operating system. Here is what you can place your hard earned money on:
• Will Apple officially release the long awaited iPhone by April 30th, 2007?
• Will Apple announce the impending release of the long awaited iPhone at the Macworld Expo in January, 2007?
• Will Apple announce the impending release of Leopard at the Macworld Expo in January, 2007?
The max bet you can place on any of the three is $50 each. Answering yes to the first or third odd pays 91 cents per dollar wagered and answering no pays 77 cents to each dollar wagered. Betting on yes to the second question regarding iPhone announcement at MacWorld is paying 29 cents for every dollar wagered and betting on no is paying $2.25 for every dollar wagered.
WWGD? (What would Gizmodo do?) Jump to find out.
I'm a gambling man that loves to take long shot bets, and the best long shot bet is no to Apple announcing the iPhone at MacWorld. Even with the contract we heard about yesterday, I don't see production of the iPhone progressing enough to announce it at MacWorld, which is a little under two months away.
My other suggestion is to take the bet of the Leopard announcement at MacWorld. Screenshots around the intertubes are already popping up, and analyzing OSX timetables show January being a perfect time for Leopard to come prowling out.
I'm reluctant to place a bet on the iPhone release date. The reports yesterday predicted an iPhone release by the first half of 2007. April sits in the first half of 2007, but it is too close to call.
You got the info, you got our advice, now go place your bets.
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