Originally Posted by Dazabrit
It was mentioned on Looprumors at one point (I know) but I believe that one of the secret features of Leopard is going to be the Automated home. We have been talking about remote control lighting, digital picture frames, family video conferencing etc for the last 20 years. I think touch bezel picture frames etc are in the pipeline for Leopards release and Apple are going to make this market work for a wider audience. I'm hoping anyway.
Touchscreen iPod Video/Tablet/Remote Control
Touch Bezel Picture Frames
Plugs for Remote Control Appliances
etc etc etc
Yeah that's what i sorta mean....
a halfway cross between with an ipod and a notebook.....but not just one...a line of like three different sizes...4,7,10 inches...basically fullscreen ipods capable of a multitude of functions with a somewhat interactive OS that controls the different functions of the bezel and touchscreen.
it could be a pda, picture frame, ichat, mapping, gaming, remote, ebook, notepad, ultraportable....
different sizes for different needs (like the shuffle, nano, origional)
and different strengths for different needs (like the macbook vs. macbook pro)
So for example a 4.5" size while charging in your dock in your living room could function as a picture frame...but just pick it up and it functions as a remote for your tv/house or a remote control for gaming. take it with you and its a full screen ipod with full map capabilities but fits in the palm of your hand.
on the opposite side...a 10" size could perform a lot of the same functions...as it charges it is just a much larger picture frame/ remote/ whatever and then on the go it is an amazing ultraportable 2 lb. tablet that functions basically like a watered down notebook.
basically....an evolutionary chart of...
ipod => "this psuedoportable/ touchscreen" => macbook
i'm giving myself chills just thinking about it...if apple doesnt do it then i just might have to