The future of Apple.
The iPod and iTunes are now a big part of that future whether we like Apple's time and resources taken away from the Mac or not. They already are. Fact.
It's getting the Apple brand(!) good exposure. They're the new Sony. ?
Indirectly, that's BOUND to have some degree (start arguing now...) of halo effect on the Mac division (heh.)
Personally, I don't believe Apple have THE computer for the iPod generation/crowd.
The next 'iMac' should be this computer. Suggestions?
I'd like an AGP slot. I'd like it 'headless'. It would be nice to mount a 17 inch ALU or 20 inch ALU screen LCD on top of the 'i-Serve' 'Mac'.
Myself, I wouldn't mind if they drop the 'Mac' name for this. Would it matter? Especially if they could sell 4 million of these computers without the Mac vs PC stigmatism and perception.
Maybe the motherboard might be build into the into the LCD monitor and the next 'iMac' could be run right off a colour next gen' iPod?
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse.
IF the next consumer Mac is going to have anything like the impact of the iMac bubble Mac then it has got to do some ground breaking in the way Apple's 'Tiger' is doing. 'Tiger' is challenging the way we use an OS with breaking tech'. Airport 'Express' is doing this. As is the iPod in the way we listen to music.
Apple need a kind of 'iMac Express'. A truly portable Computer Desktop(!). Redefine the desktop.
How much longer before we can run a Mac-scalable 'Tiger' OS right off a colour iPod with a wireless computer and keyboard?
More portable than a portable?
Lemon Bon Bon (Still dreaming...)