Originally posted by monkeyastronaut
I'm guessing if there's a 60 GB iPod it should do some new tricks, like have video-out to display iPhoto pics on a TV or your home folder.
That's a lot of space for just muzak.
The thin client tablet (sort of) Some of this has already been discussed in other threads but I feel that a little rehash might be in order.
What about a smaller tablet like device that is an add on to the mac's own monitor kind of a mirror or client when needed. The mac's OS can support many simultaneous users why can't one of them use this little device. When not in use it can sit on an ipod like dock and charge and perhaps cycle through your iphotos like an ordinary picture frame. It could contain the new 60gb drive to hold the photos and music and use 802.11g to stream to the new airport express in itunes.
Perfect for web surfing showing photos and playing/remotely controlling itunes.
Add a little pen based input using inkwell and you have a personal media device. In any house you could have one or more around in different rooms. Also if you add this chamelion stuff then it could blend into the decor of any room. Spokes on the wheel of the digital hub.
For the prosumer it could double as a wacom cintiq like device for those times that a little photo retouching might be needed.
Price the little thing at less than the 12" ibook and in my opinion you would have a winnner.
I would buy one for the times that I want to use the mac while my wife wants to web surf.
also as hope springs eternal you could put a little iSight into the frame/tablet and have live video confrencing throughout the house. Like a Baby monitor or video intercom. I know that the difficulty is in the compression of the video stream but with the new QT codec it might be possible.
if at a later time apple added compressed video storage to it then you have in essence a tablet/video ipod/ iphoto frame and a market.
Tie in the video with TIVO downloads and you could take your season of star trek or friends with you on vacation for those long waits in the terminals. coupled with AE as a lightweight e-mail checker/ web surfer.
With an add on gps and cigarette lighter adapter an in car/out of car personal navigation device.
not a pda not an ipod not a vpod all of these things and more.
If apple could then make the little bugger windows friendly then it would be a good way to attract switchers.