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Posts by ChiA

It amazes me too. I wonder if people will clamour for their smartphone or cellphone to connect to USB hard drives and cup warmers. After all, they've got USB ports too. With the drives your information is only as accessible as what the capacity of the drive allows you to bring with you. The cloud even has the advantage of allowing remote access to info on your computer. Of course the external storage works without the internet connection; what's the point of an iPad...
I agree with you that it's a false dichotomy but disagree that the iPad lacks capability. It's not going to do everything an eight core Mac Pro can do but there's still a lot you can do with it. Apple itself at its launch said it viewed the iPad as midway between a smartphone and a computer. However, if there are people who only use their computer for email and web browsing then it's conceivable that the iPad will meet their needs without a computer.
Well his post doesn't answer my original question, you can add such a control surface to either an iPad or a notebook. I believe there's one manufacturer who's already placing a screen within their trackpad thus creating such an application specific control surface. Software can be written which displays application specific touch zones on existing hardware. It still doesn't make the case for what you can do with an iOS notebook that can't be achieved with current...
I'm glad that you disagree with nkhm thinking that I lack imagination. But: - a modbook with a touchscreen running the complete OS X - Bluetooth or USB keyboard - and the approriate OS X software e.g. Chameleon, software for DMX lighting control means it's not just my imagination.
You're the one who lacks imagination, you fail to imagine how using existing products, such as the Modbook, can accomplish all of what you ask for today. How can you conceive better products for tomorrow when you lack the imagination to even use the full potential of what's available now? It's easy to imagine; coming up with something practical or even useful is another skill altogether. Yes, as technology progresses, they'll be undoubtedly a time when we can do with the...
Where did this argument about devices being either for creation or consumption arise from? I find it all rather arbitrary. I can create a text message with a mobile phone so it must be a creative device. A paint brush by itself can only look pretty, so therefore it's only for admiring and viewing. The truth of the matter is each tool is what you make of it as a user, be it mobile, paint brush or iPad. The beauty of the iPad is that it can be paint brush, paint,...
You want the full OS X on a touchscreen? Buy a Modbook. Available now. As for this iOS Macbook, please enlighten us as to what this will accomplish better than either the Macbook Air or an iPad with keyboard.
You people should research your products and get more clued up, an iOS notebook already exists. It's an iPad with a bluetooth keyboard or the keyboard dock.
As for the success of Microsoft's retail endeavours, well the fact there are currently more Apple stores in London alone than Microsoft stores in the USA speaks for itself... Compared to Apple's Global Store programme, Microsoft's efforts are no more than a retail rounding error.
Are you thinking in addition to the five stores already present? (Whilst Kingston isn't labelled as a London store it is within the Greater London area and does have a London phone number). I've been to three of the five stores in London (Regent St, Westfield and Brent Cross) and they are all quite busy, not just around the demo units but with people purchasing at the tills. I'm very impressed by the conduct of the Apple Store staff; they are all welcoming, they know...
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