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Apple is often good at surprising us, but even if this device is everything one could hope for, it will be the secondary if not tertiary device for most people [computer(s) first, iPhone(s)/Touch(es) second], and should be priced accordingly. And 3G needs to be optional, or at least iPhone tethering activated by AT&T, because I suspect many iPhone users will be reluctant to add another monthly data plan cost to a non-primary device. As well, owning a device like this...
I wonder if this is a circuitous way of preparing the public for a higher-cost product than has been hoped for - $999 per person is nuts, but $999 for the "family" might be more marketable...
I doubt this rumor has merit, especially for the start; down the road, there could be commercial applications for larger touch screens that are wall, stand, or armature mounted.
Agreed - Apple took a good design and overthunk it, and now it is a confusing mess.
The latest Sony Dealer price list indicates their XEL1 11" OLED TV has been "discontinued with no additional incoming"....
Even as a big Apple proponent, I've asked myself the same question.Nice, but if that's it, it would be a major failure in terms of mass adoption. My take (hope) is it will be the unifying device for all your iApp and Internet based media - a master control center to view or listen locally, or direct content to various computers, Airport Express', and ATV devices. Perhaps a mesh network with connected devices. including iPhones or Touches, to push/pull information,...
If AT&T were to release the MicroCell product now, it would be the most direct admission yet that there own network is poor, and would just inject a boatload of fuel to Verizon's ad campaign highlighting AT&T's spotty coverage. Even if the device is technically ready, I don't think they know how to market it successfully in light of the current Verizon campaign. Another minor question I've always pondered is what will ISP's say/do with the added network traffic...
I'm sick and tired of AT&T's recent PR push to tout their "investments" in providing quality services. I live in northern NJ and have been in contact with a senior AT&T systems engineer for more than a year, and the areas that were crappy last year are still crappy today. Whatever they're doing isn't resulting in improved end-to-end performance.
they open the first Microsoft store - then I'll break in, and in 31 seconds I will leave behind all the useless PC shit I own
I'm no fan of Pie Star, but can they just sell the hardware and whatever "enabler" software they use, and have an end user buy a retail copy of OS X and install it themselves? For those who don't understand Apple's position, you would if you spent the dollars on R&D, education, support infrastructure, advertising and marketing, among other categories. Apple's success (and our benefit) has been built by carefully managing and balancing an airtight ship with enough portals...
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