Originally Posted by mi_nielsen
Sorry for my poor English
Apple products has always been about value. The key drive of the iPod success was its simplicity and later with the ITMS and the easy 99cent per tract rigth to your iPod was the deal that transformed the iPod and apple from a computer company to a media company.
People was not buying CD’s so much because of the web when the iPod came out and now all the media houses are dying since they can’t sell their articles and in this recession the cable networks will have lots of people cutting their subscription. No one likes all the crap or comercials but pay to watch whatever show they like… just like CD’s.
Now if Steve has done his magic and made the publishing houses agree on a common plan where you can buy articles for: 9cent a pop and watch TV shows for 99cent per episode. Then the table will rule. All thru iTunes. So how I think that the tv shows will take much longer and will be a iTunes: table/mac/Apple TV/iPod product but magasines and news papers will be table/mac/pc only.
Now the table hardware and OS….
It will be a new kind of Mobile OS X but will bridge the Mac and the iPod Touch/iPhone.
Here is how I see the media event.
1. Status of how well the iPhone and iPod touch is doing
2. Status of App Store
So many apps, and Apple would like to make them more available.
On the Mac there is the Widgets and they will now be replaced with App Store apps. So now anyone with a mac can use the apps the love on the iPhone on their mac.
Also the widgets will be made available on the Mobile OS X 4.0. Just rebuild your app. (Fat binary/multiple versions in the app store)
App store on the Mac.
3. Intro Mobile OS X 4
The apps will via bonjour be able to connect with Mac Applications. ADOBE show a demo where the tool box will be an app on the iPhone so the switching tool can be done with the users left hand while using the mouse with the right hand.
4. Multitasking on the iPhone with widgets. They are very limited in resources and what they can do. Will make heavy use of notification and can display messages on the locked iPhone screen.
5. Computing reinvented (Steve said that at the company pep talk after the iPhone release…that Apple will do that in 2010….remember? hard to google!)
The table. Will run all App store apps in normal mode tiled or in full screen mode.
All your document will follow you when you have mobile me. Use the table as a super touch pad with any mac. This will open the legions of iPhone app developers to mac development.
But there is more…
The table when it pairs with a bluetooth keyboard/mouse will run all iLike and iWork as fullscreen applications (remember some of them have a windows mode and fullscreen mode).
So the table will have 3 modes of operation:
1. Normal Mobile OS X mode running app store apps. Here you can use the touch screen keyboard and do anotations in the App store versions of iLIfe and iWork apps.
2. Input mode with keyboard/Mouse here it will be one Mac app at a time in fullscreen mode. Can only be installed via the app store (Moving to a app store for all mac apps in 1-2 years time)
3. Slave mode where it works as a super touch pad for the mac.
It might have a read button like the home button that when pressed would make it track your eyes.
And last but the killer….
When in Normal mode you can interact with it with multivision. A subset of the multitouch gestures by simply tracking your eyes. When you read it will automaticaly scroll the text and you can go back and forward with eye blinks.
That all of my pure speculations…I would buy one.
1. The table with its screen size will be great for games.
2. The components size and price of the iPhone will be so low that a slightly smaller iPhone that will be like the 3G model at a low price will go head on with the midrange phone from the old guard.
At the traditional September iPod event the iPod touch will be cheaper and a 7” big brother that runs all the table games will be introduced.