Is it just me, or have a disproportionate number of the rumors over the past year been about what apples products won't do, can't do, or fail to support. No multitasking, no flash, no camera, no blu-ray, no tethering, no to multiple phone carriers... Is NO the only word Steve knows nowadays. It's like after he got sick (most recently) he suddenly started shutting the door on anyone else's ideas. Maybe I'm just feeling nostalgic, but I've been an avid reader of these rumor sites for many years now and I really feel like apple has been erecting more and more barriers to what consumers really want. Don't get me wrong, Apples a powerhouse in sales now (which as an investor I like) but they don't seem to be pushing the market with innovation like they once did.
Since introducing the iPhone, I don't think apple has introduced anything revolutionary. The ipad may be neat, but lets be honest, it really didn't bring anything fundamentally new to the market. Nothing about it hadn't been foreseen by at least some rumors, and many of the rumors (if not most) were deemed false (camera, multitasking, carriers, etc.)
I just really want to see the Apple (and the Steve) I remember. Maybe the death of MacWorld was the turning point.