You know nearly every holiday wish list across this country (if not the developed world) includes an iPod, iPhone, or (if you're really lucky) a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 160 GB MacBookPro with Bootcamp installed. Of course they're expecting first quarter '08 upside. Forget about RIMM, and let the feeding frenzy on AAPL stock commence.
MacWorld '08 is a month away and it's always exciting to see the new and improved products on the horizon. Consumers are expecting a lower-priced 13" laptop model their hoping will entice new buyers into the OSX platform. The 3rd generation (already) of iPhone is expected. The MacMini is expected to be kept around and upgraded. And of course there's the new iPod upgrades for the nano, shuffle, and touch models.
Pre-MacWorld = run-up in stock price. Post-MacWorld = stock price deflation.