You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that Apple is announcing a “major new product” tomorrow (for me at least; I guess it depends when you read this, and where you are in the World). The rumour mill is running at full speed, and the hype is ridiculous.
I was excited about the event when Apple sent out official invitations to the press last week. But ever since this the Internet has just gone stupid. Everyday, rumour after pointless rumour. I normally enjoy the rumours coming up to an Apple event, but this time I am tired of it. I can’t believe I am blogging from this perspective, but I would appreciate it if people actually focused on something else for a while. There will be more than enough coverage tomorrow. I am going insane! Half torn between not caring and wanting to wake up at 4am AEST to watch live coverage (I could, I have FarmVille crops to harvest).
But while I’m here, I may as well wade into the debate. Here is what I want to see in an Apple tablet:
- Glossy 10 inch capacitive touchscreen Wi-Fi and optional 3G/4G connection
- Brand new OS, as Mac OS X wouldn’t work (too finicky for fingers), and I can’t see how iPhone OS would scale without any update Wireless Dock connection (I am tired of plugging in iPhones/iPods to sync them)
- TV output
- Massive store of affordable content
- No more than A$600 on the price-tag
I doubt all but the first 2 will not happen. Apple has the Apple TV, so no TV connection (although it exists in iPods, it muddies the waters, which is very urn-Apple), Apple would insist cable is faster, so bye bye wireless sync, the iTunes store is overpriced, so see you affordable content, and Apple is always premium, so no cheap tablet for me. I just want to see something impressive tomorrow, and be done with it. In the meantime, I’ll stick with my MacBook Pro and iPhone 3G.