You know, it's the last line of this article that bothers me...
"That's on a phone," Jobs quipped after the title was shown off. "That's pretty remarkable.
I'm not saying that this isn't remarkable, but I'd really like to see some enthusiasm or more 'outside the box' development. For three years+ now, Apple has been phone-centric in the public eye. Yes, what the iPhones can do is truly remarkable considering where mobile technology was 3-4 years ago. But that was 3-4 years ago, now we have devices that are competing very well with the iPhone. We were surprised by the iPhone, but since then has anything truly been surprising with it. We get a yearly hardware/software refresh that increases performance and features respectively, but nothing truly 'new'. Even the iPad, as new as it is, is just a new form-factor for an iPodTouch/iPhone that doesn't make phone calls.
I hope that Apple has something coming down the line that will truly surprise us, and continue the great trend of revolutionizing an industry. Some folks are getting a chance to do that right now, just take a look at www.plexapp.com
, and their announcement about LG Electronics.