Early Tuesday, IDG World Expo released a statement noting that the venerable Apple-oriented trade show, Macworld/iWorld would go on hiatus and not be held in 2015 as planned. The contents of that statement are:
“We are announcing today that Macworld/iWorld is going on hiatus, and will not be taking place as planned in 2015. Our MacIT event, the world’s premiere event for deploying Apple in the enterprise, will continue next year with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
I can’t say I’m surprised, but it’s still disappointing, especially since “hiatus” is probably used in the same sense as network television shows—it’s over. I remember going to Macworld Expo in New York in 2002 and it was an awesome experience, but I also think that with the Internet providing more resources, Apple handling events on its own, and maybe even the Mac becoming more mainstream, it may have been time to call it quits.