Originally Posted by cmf2
iLife 2010 would be the name of the desktop application, would it not? The rumor seems to be specifically discussing an OSX program, not a tablet version. That has no impact on whether or not a version of iWork appears on a tablet. An updated version of iWork on the desktop probably wouldn't be needed for a tablet version to appear either. On the other hand, iWork and iLife are usually updated together... the rumor could be incomplete.
However, if we do get a paint program, I would wager it becoming a part of iLife. As I've already stated it fits in perfect with creative programs like iMovie and GarageBand. Additionally, paint comes free with new computers with windows and iLife comes free with new macs. If you want something on the level of a photoshop replacement, it would probably be a standalone program.
Why would they announce a new iLife for macs at a tablet announcement? I would guess that there may be some new features shared between the tablet and iLife; either in the form of new programs (paint being a possibility), more syncing options (could apply to iWork too), or the tablet may have the ability to interact directly with iLife programs on a mac as a secondary input device/secondary monitor.
Oh well the 27th isn't too far away, we will know soon enough.
Yeah, it's getting so it's almost not worth speculating anymore. I find this whole rumour confusing.
You make some good points, and I certainly don't have any definitive information. The paint program always used
to be included with the word processor and the spreadsheet a la Apppleworks, but that doesn't mean they have to keep doing it I guess. Also, a word processor is also about "creation," not everyone uses it for work. I could go either way.
I kind of don't see how iPhoto would be useful on a tablet though given that the tablet is (supposedly), an adjunct to your "real" computer and more probably a content creation
device, than a content storage
device. iMovie makes more sense in that you don't store your media in it, but how useful would be iMovie on a tablet? Much less than on a desktop and only slightly better than the iPhone would be my answer. iWeb is a bit of a joke of late and again, how would having it on a tablet really help anyone to make a website?
My bias is that the tablet would be for content creation and the two easiest fits are writing and drawing. Thus my feeling that iWork with a new paint app would be the best fit.
It could be as you say though, that iLife 10 might have nothing to do with the tablet and just be an ancillary announcement.
Steve has to have something
to blather on about and fill up the time before the "one more thing..." announcement. To build the suspense at it were.