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MaxiPad.

No, no! MaxiPæd.

We mean Apple no harm.

People are lovers, basically. -- Engadget livebloggers at the iPad mini event.

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May be Mac Tablet or Tablet Mac.....

NEWTON, just wait...teh resurrection
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Almost without a doubt... the resurrection of the REAL iBook.
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post #84 of 133
How will this new product be powered? How will it re-charge? How will it interact with other computers? Through iTunes? Or could it be networked and re-charged via USB? Could I take notes on it with a stylus?
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Almost without a doubt... the resurrection of the REAL iBook.

The future of reading, really. Books, magazines, newspapers . . . all on your "iBook."
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Also, could I connect input devices or other peripherals to it?
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post #87 of 133
Since we have iPod and iPhone, I think its appropriate to name the tablet something along the lines of:
iPage
iPad
iPlate
iPal
iPot
iPoke
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and finally iPass
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The Beatles are coming to the iTunes Store!



I predict a Beatles Event.
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They can even use the tagline, 2010: The Year We Make Tablet with an alteration of the cover art, below.

You mean like this?



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- New Tablet (likely, but folks have been talking about it now for a year or so)
- iPhone available from more places???
- New Desktop units, not to exciting but it would be nice
- New Monitors - again, it would be nice, but not BIG news
- Tying a bunch of Apple stuff together i.e, ipad, works seamlessly, with iPods, iPhone, iTV, iTunes
iRent you pay, iMake (more money) iHappy


Might Steve and folks turn this into their own personal MacExpo and announce a ton of new, up-dated stuff?

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iCame

just a little
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post #93 of 133
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I won't say nay, but I will say "ain't gonna happen".

Please. You know your beside yourself with giddy excitement about it. Hello???? The Apple tablet, the device naysayers said that didn't exist, is actually about to debut. It has always existed as a prototype in Apple's secret labs for several years now even before the iphone.

The Newton is about to be reborn! A new era in personal computing is about to begin....all lead by Apple.

And I said, I wanted someone to photoshop Steve Jobs' face in place of that space baby from the 2001: space odessey obelisk!
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And I said, I wanted someone to photoshop Steve Jobs' face in place of that space baby from the 2001: space odessey obelisk!

We need the obelisk changed to a tablet in the one pic.
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We need the obelisk changed to a tablet in the one pic.

Yeah. Change the tablet to be superficially like a tablet and have that floating space baby look like Steve. If you do it good enough I betcha the tech blogs would pick it up. Certainly gizmodo would go for a pic like that.
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If you do it good enough I betcha the tech blogs would pick it up. Certainly gizmodo would go for a pic like that.

I have no such skills. I can annotate photos in Preview, but that is the extent of it.
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post #97 of 133
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Please. You know your beside yourself with giddy excitement about it. Hello???? The Apple tablet, the device naysayers said that didn't exist, is actually about to debut. It has always existed as a prototype in Apple's secret labs for several years now even before the iphone.

The Newton is about to be reborn! A new era in personal computing is about to begin....all lead by Apple.

And I said, I wanted someone to photoshop Steve Jobs' face in place of that space baby from the 2001: space odessey obelisk!

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't expecting "something" out of Apple soon, I mean, really! Hardly any Earth-shattering announcements out of our favorite Cupertino-based company in a while could make a fella listless and unresponsive.

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Can I preorder the tablet thingy, whatever it is? Coming from Steve it must be something I will want after the announcement. Do they take preorders?

Oh, and I need a new quad-core MBP with a 1TB 7200rpm HDD, please. For that I have been saving money for some time now. It's long overdue.

Can't wait!
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I like the name but if they go that route the average user would assume that Mac desktop and notebook apps will run on the Mac tablet. I dont see that happening so I have to assume that it wont have the Mac anywhere in the name.

Why can't they run both Mac OS X apps and iPhone OS apps?

The only reason why iPhone apps don't run on my iMac or MacBook Pro is because Apple currently doesn't want them to...

This tablet will be more than a big iPod Touch...
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What about announcement that pesky screening process is removed from AppStore ?

Pesky for developers, maybe.

As a consumer I'm thrilled someone is enforcing minimum standards for once. I also like tha there is a way for bad or malicious code to be removed from the ecosystem after the fact.

Is it perfect? Nope - there is definitely room for improvement, but the fundimental concept is good and has significant value.
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Pesky for developers, maybe.

As a consumer I'm thrilled someone is enforcing minimum standards for once. I also like tha there is a way for bad or malicious code to be removed from the ecosystem after the fact.

Is it perfect? Nope - there is definitely room for improvement, but the fundimental concept is good and has significant value.

Yes. The fundamental concept is sound. But the execution has been a bit shaky. what is astounding though is that the competition is not noting the fault's of the app store and coming out with something better.
Instead, they are making similar mistakes and new ones that simply did not have to be made.

Amazing.
post #102 of 133
i think they will keep it simple and call it iTab
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Is it just me or does the new, unconfirmed Apple Tablet sound a lot like an iPod Touch with twice the screen? What will it offer that iPod Touch doesn't except maybe better specs?

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post #104 of 133
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You mean like this?




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post #105 of 133
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Is it just me or does the new, unconfirmed Apple Tablet sound a lot like an iPod Touch with twice the screen? What will it offer that iPod Touch doesn't except maybe better specs?

The larger screen/better resolution will be exactly what it offers...

Yeah, an iPhone/iPod Touch may fit in your pocket, but that screen is a bit small for fat fingers & old eyes...!

The extra screen size/resolution will be a must have for publishers making the shift from the printed format to the digital format. And even for thinner fingers & young eyes don't want to be scrolling & squinting through tiny text & pics, nor do they want to be zooming in and out constantly...!
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iBook

Agreed.
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Maybe we will see MBP's with no optical drives, and quad core. I was waiting on the matte screen, but when they finally put it back, they took away firewire 400. I am still dumbfounded by the lack of firewire 400, as a lot of camcorders use that technology (including mine.)
Alas, maybe it's time for a new MBP and a new HD/hdd camcorder.

Anyhow, here's to hoping for more than a tablet.
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Yes. The fundamental concept is sound. But the execution has been a bit shaky. what is astounding though is that the competition is not noting the fault's of the app store and coming out with something better.
Instead, they are making similar mistakes and new ones that simply did not have to be made.

Amazing.

I'm not sure I'd classify all of App Stores problems as mistakes or poor execution. Rather it looks like the store wildly exceeded expectations and that Apple had to rapidly expand staffing and resouces to support the store. It is one thing to manage a store with 100 or 1000 SKUs it is another to manage a 100000. Especially when in many cases those SKUs come from individual suppliers. It would be like the mom & pop store on the corner having a different vendor for every item on the shelf.

Could / can Apple do better? Certainly they can but to be honest it looks like they made changes several times to accomodate unexpected growth. Each time though it looks like demand outstripped their expectations. I'm talking both consummer demand and developer demand. They have had a billion in sales and thousands of developers trying to get into the store. Mind you this is over a very shirt period of time.

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What about announcement that pesky screening process is removed from AppStore ?

Frankly I see the screening process as working out just fine. It is great for the user and assures a minimal amount of software quality. On top of that it keeps products and developers off the app store that have ethical problems.

Is the app store review process perfect, certainly not as some software gets thru that shouldn't and others take to long but in the end that process has helped make the store a success. It gives general consummers the impression that some effort to maintain quality is inplace and it gives consummers with children some confidence that efforts are made to keep objectionable material away from youngsters.

In any event if the process was truely that pesky we wouldn't have over 100000 apps in the store and many developers making good money.


Dave
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I still don't know why the didn't call the xServe the "iRaq" instead...
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I still don't know why the didn't call the xServe the "iRaq" instead...

And Nike+ the iRan? \
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Frankly I see the screening process as working out just fine. It is great for the user and assures a minimal amount of software quality. On top of that it keeps products and developers off the app store that have ethical problems.

Is the app store review process perfect, certainly not as some software gets thru that shouldn't and others take to long but in the end that process has helped make the store a success. It gives general consummers the impression that some effort to maintain quality is inplace and it gives consummers with children some confidence that efforts are made to keep objectionable material away from youngsters.

In any event if the process was truely that pesky we wouldn't have over 100000 apps in the store and many developers making good money.


Dave

1. Most developers of iPhone apps complain about not making any money. This is based on personal conversations and reported interviews with a lot of developers. There may be an elite few that are making profits, but most aren't.

2. Having someone else decide for you what is objectionable to children or what has ethical problems, is an ethical problem in itself.
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Is it just me or does the new, unconfirmed Apple Tablet sound a lot like an iPod Touch with twice the screen? What will it offer that iPod Touch doesn't except maybe better specs?

It is just me or does the 17" MacBook Pro sound a lot like a MacBook with 4" extra screen? What will it offer that the MacBook doesn't except maybe better specs?

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The larger screen/better resolution will be exactly what it offers...

Hardware-wise at leastwe'll probably see new software too.
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Putting Mac OS X on a tablet is like putting a steering wheel on a motorcycle.
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1. Most developers of iPhone apps complain about not making any money. This is based on personal conversations and reported interviews with a lot of developers. There may be an elite few that are making profits, but most arent.

Ive heard that, but there are plenty of other mobile app stores out there, many of which seem to make less money than Apples app store. Ive read more about developers moving to the iPhone OS platform because its cheaper, easier and ultimately more profitable than I have about developers leaving because of restrictions.

The beauty is that the costs for developers has dropped since the iPhone SDK came out, other mobile OS SDKs have gotten better and cheaper, and there is now a much bigger market for mobile OSes then there was before Apples entrance.

Plus, a developer not making money may likely be a fault of their own technical and/or marketing ineptitude. Including, but not limited to, making an app that not many want or making an app that is already well populated on the App Store.

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2. Having someone else decide for you what is objectionable to children or what has ethical problems, is an ethical problem in itself.

So its unethical for toy stores to not sell pornographic material? Its Apples store virtual or physical they have a right to offer what they want. There are many reasons for this.
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post #116 of 133
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It is just me or does the 17" MacBook Pro sound a lot like a MacBook with 4" extra screen? What will it offer that the MacBook doesn't except maybe better specs?

That was a laugh-out-loud moment. Good rebuttal.
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So its unethical for toy stores to not sell pornographic material? Its Apples store virtual or physical they have a right to offer what they want. There are many reasons for this.

The App Store is more like a platform than a store. The distinction is not about whether it is virtual or physical, but rather the intent of the store/platform. A store like a toy store or an online software store maintains an inventory of objects for sale chosen by the store proprietor. Of course it is not unethical for the store to filter what it offers for sale, because the proprietor chooses what kind of store he/she wants to run to achieve his/her goals. The App Store is a platform in the sense that it is something on top of which third parties offer their own products, it is part of the iPhone/iPod Touch platform because the App Store is a necessary component to utilize in order for third parties to offer products on that platform. The ethical situation of an operator of a platform are very different from those of the proprietor of a store.

A lot of disagreement over Apple's practices with the App Store hinges on the inability to appreciate this difference. Many people are uncomfortable with the idea that somehow Apple has more ethical obligations with the App Store simply because it is a necessary part of the iPhone/iPod Touch platform. This is understandable, because the platform is after all Apple's own, and the argument goes that they can do what they please with it. But the murky waters of ethics do not yield such clear results simply due to ownership. Time and time again we see that our ethical judgments determine that when something becomes important to the public at large, the parties involved in operating or maintaining that something suddenly take on extra ethical obligations that they may not have intended to undertake. Just look at the supreme court's decision that intervened in the rules of golf and the Microsoft bundling cases for examples.
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I am still dumbfounded by the lack of firewire 400, as a lot of camcorders use that technology (including mine.)

In case you didn't realize it, FW800 is fully backwards compatible with FW400. All you need is an adaptor or a cable.

Examples: http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...&cs_id=1030105
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1. Most developers of iPhone apps complain about not making any money. This is based on personal conversations and reported interviews with a lot of developers. There may be an elite few that are making profits, but most aren't.

If they were making more on other app stores then there would be a story there.

Their inability to make money with the Apple app store isn't the real story, their inability to make money on any app store is more interesting.

Of all the App Stores out there, and for all the current issues with it, the Apple App Store still has the lowest barrier to entry, and the greatest potential for success. All the management Apple provides for their 30% "cut" should not be underestimated. If you are a small time publisher, it's invaluable- and even if you are a high volume publisher it's still debatable if you could have lower overhead then what Apple charges for the hosting, billing support, store, etc.

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2. Having someone else decide for you what is objectionable to children or what has ethical problems, is an ethical problem in itself.

Meh - I like that they have done with the ratings system. It allows "questionable" content to be flagged, yet still available. I think it's a good compromise to allow adults to have access to content they want, yet let parents have some control and introduce a few barriers to keep content they object to away from their kids. It's not perfect, but then again nothing is. It's a good compromise.
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It is just me or does the 17" MacBook Pro sound a lot like a MacBook with 4" extra screen? What will it offer that the MacBook doesn't except maybe better specs?

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