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post #81 of 154
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Let me be the first on Tuesday morning to predict that there will be NO Mac Pro updates next week.

Time to start a rumors site, my friend. Just back-date all of your posts -
post #82 of 154
Alleluia Mac Pro is here!!!!!!

Man, why took so looooooooong!

The sad thing is no new displays and price still the same. Too bad.

Now it is very interesting. That opens MWSF for consumer products.
So then it could be:

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post #83 of 154
Who would have predicted that Apple would announce two major products one week AHEAD of Macworld????????

OMG I'm going nuts here!!! Does this mean that they were getting these two thing out of the way so they would have more time for other stuff at Macworld??? Could we have some updated predictions reflecting today's announcements?? \
post #84 of 154
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Alleluia Mac Pro is here!!!!!!

Man, why took so looooooooong!

The sad thing is no new displays and price still the same. Too bad.

Now it is very interesting. That opens MWSF for consumer products.
So then it could be:

iPhone 16gig
AppleTV 2.0
and ultra-portable?

Who said that there won't be any new displays? They just announced an updated Mac Pro and an updated xserve. Thats it.
post #85 of 154
Sure it could still happen at MWSF, but all these people buying the new workstations Today alongside displays will be very mad if new displays come next week.
It doesn't seem like a good PR move on Apple's part. we'll see. Unless Apple give the option to change it without any restocking fees, etc.
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post #86 of 154
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Sure it could still happen at MWSF, but all these people buying the new workstations Today alongside displays will be very mad if new displays come next week.
It doesn't seem like a good PR move on Apple's part. we'll see. Unless Apple give the option to change it without any restocking fees, etc.

Or if a display order delays your shipment for one week. Didn't check that.

[edit] Nope.
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post #87 of 154
What kind of moron would you have to be to order Apple products one week BEFORE Macworld anyway? And that is even with today's announcements.
You would have to be a fricken imbecile to order stuff one week before Macworld. I mean you would have to be someone left back.....from a special ed class! Or Forest Gump's dumber cousin Egbert Gump. *RUN EGBERT RUN......I SAID RUN U MORON NOT SKIP!*
I mean Jack Nicholson Lobotomized from one flew over the cuckoo's nest droolin from the mouth and then have to be smoothered with a pillow by some giant indian!
In other words......an IDIOT!!!!!
post #88 of 154
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What kind of moron would you have to be to order Apple products one week BEFORE Macworld anyway? And that is even with today's announcements.
You would have to be a fricken imbecile to order stuff one week before Macworld. I mean you would have to be someone left back.....from a special ed class! Or Forest Gump's dumber cousin Egbert Gump. *RUN EGBERT RUN......I SAID RUN U MORON NOT SKIP!*
I mean Jack Nicholson Lobotomized from one flew over the cuckoo's nest droolin from the mouth and then have to be smoothered with a pillow by some giant indian!
In other words......an IDIOT!!!!!

Not really. Some people have the allowances to do just that. Also, others may have a pretty good idea of what is coming out at MacWorld and may not be interested. They could just be interested in the Mac Pros, and guess what... sole interest in Mac Pros would leave absolutely no reason to wait for MacWorld.

Now, there is one thing you would have to be a complete idiot for. Take everything you said in your post, and direct it toward someone who believes that worldofapple.com or some other website is broadcasting Steve's keynote live. Against the rules.
post #89 of 154
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Not really. Some people have the allowances to do just that. Also, others may have a pretty good idea of what is coming out at MacWorld and may not be interested. They could just be interested in the Mac Pros, and guess what... sole interest in Mac Pros would leave absolutely no reason to wait for MacWorld.

Now, there is one thing you would have to be a complete idiot for. Take everything you said in your post, and direct it toward someone who believes that worldofapple.com or some other website is broadcasting Steve's keynote live. Against the rules.

No. I still believe worldofapple will do what they said......I have no other choice. Its my only hope of seeing macworld live so don't kill the dream k?

EDIT: Besides, in general principle my above post would still be true. And if what you say is also true then anyone who did decide to buy the new mac pro today should be totally comfortable with their purchase and not 2nd guess themselves. But no one is here is doing that.....right?
post #90 of 154
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No. I still believe worldofapple will do what they said......I have no other choice. Its my only hope of seeing macworld live so don't kill the dream k?

EDIT: Besides, in general principle my above post would still be true. And if what you say is also true then anyone who did decide to buy the new mac pro today should be totally comfortable with their purchase and not 2nd guess themselves. But no one is here is doing that.....right?

I'm relying on engadget text updates and appleinsider too. With the occasional photo. I don't really believe worldofapple as much as I'd like to, but I will still probably check their site. I can wait for the Keynote to go live on apple.com 5 hours later. We'll have all of the text and product updates by then from Apple and the other sites.

No one would be second guessing their Mac Pro purchase, but rather their cinema display purchase. In which case, I kind of agree, it would be dumb move. Unless we are being optimistic, because I doubt something as minor as the displays would call for an update at MacWorld. I would think it would happen now, along with the Mac Pros or after, because MacWorld is too big of a show.
post #91 of 154
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I'm relying on engadget text updates and appleinsider too. With the occasional photo. I don't really believe worldofapple as much as I'd like to, but I will still probably check their site. I can wait for the Keynote to go live on apple.com 5 hours later. We'll have all of the text and product updates by then from Apple and the other sites.

No one would be second guessing their Mac Pro purchase, but rather their cinema display purchase. In which case, I kind of agree, it would be dumb move. Unless we are being optimistic, because I doubt something as minor as the displays would call for an update at MacWorld. I would think it would happen now, along with the Mac Pros or after, because MacWorld is too big of a show.

*sigh* The only way that would work for me (to preserve the surprise) is to make sure not to use the internet AT ALL the day of macworld. And also I would have to tell my silly co-worker (who is going for the world record of fitting as many words in a sentance as possible...verbally) from blabbering to me anything that happens that day when he surfs.
Then, I would have to make before hand a bookmark straight to Apple's download link so I won't be bombarded by any new products that will sure to be plastered all over Apple's frontpage. So after I get home from work I would look at the keynote then.
*sigh* But it won't be the same.
post #92 of 154
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Not really. Some people have the allowances to do just that. Also, others may have a pretty good idea of what is coming out at MacWorld and may not be interested. They could just be interested in the Mac Pros, and guess what... sole interest in Mac Pros would leave absolutely no reason to wait for MacWorld.

Now, there is one thing you would have to be a complete idiot for. Take everything you said in your post, and direct it toward someone who believes that worldofapple.com or some other website is broadcasting Steve's keynote live. Against the rules.

I'd have to agree with that. I'm thinking about ordering my Mac Pro now because of the 5 week wait on mine. I'd rather it wasn't longer by the time I decide to order it after MacWorld. It's not like they will update it again, and with a 5 week wait I can still easily add to my order. It wont even be started by the time MacWorld is over.

There is no other computer I'm interested in other than a convertible tablet, and that comes second. If Apple releases a 3G iPhone I will be getting that too, but I'll still be getting a Mac Pro regardless. I'm not interested in an xMac, or a Mid tower, or a Semi Pro Mac. I think they are good ideas (they are all the same thing IMO) but none of them are what I'm looking for. The Mac Pro is.
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post #93 of 154
1. Macbook mini
2. New Displays that also function as Docks.
3. new iPod Hifi (Wifi, better speakers)
4. the one-more-thing-product is the Macbook touch, which is basically
a tripple seized iPod touch and fully working MacOS X.
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post #94 of 154
Im revising my predictions:

New macbook pro: new processors, new design, possibly other fun features.

iPhone: 3g, 16gb, non indented headphone jack, flash for version 1 iPhone and new one. Shipping spring or summer (flash probably wont happen but i want it to )

iPhone/ipod touch SDK: Brief demo of features, still released February.

iTunes update : rentals and secret feature, support for iPhone/touch apps. (avalible same day as the SDK)

New notebook: small, light, no moving parts.
post #95 of 154
My thoughts of what is still to come Jan 15

Revised Mac Book Pro Line (processors, blue ray) still with 15 and 17 inch - will be part of keynote, but not BIG BANG,,, could happen early just like the Mac PRO and Xserve announcements.

Ultra Thin Notebook with external optical drive (maybe blue ray playback) screen size will stay at 13 inches,,, rumor seem to indicate $1500 as the price point

UMPC with a 7 inch touch screen and the zoom in and features like the Iphone. Full OS, ability to load MS Office, have a Mini DVI out for an external monitor or projector and bluetooth to use an external keyboard and mouse if you feel the need. Since there is a 160 GB Ipod classic, figure this will have the same or slightly larger hard drive. Nice handy device for watching a movie when crammed in coach on a domestic flight or hooking to a projector for a presentation during a meeting. Why will this come out because it takes the I-Pod touch and puts a usable screen size with portability of your full desktop applications - no need for stripped down apps.

Imac'ish looking dock for full range of lap tops,,,

3 G Iphone who knows with the ability to access email on an MS exchange server.

Revised Apple TV supporting HD downloads and playback - will add a blue ray drive to give 1080p performance, larger hard drive and able to download directly from I-Tunes to box with no computer. Needed to make the most of the new movie rental / download agreements that have leaked out. Based on current Blue Ray player pricing,,, figure on a $299 price

A new mac mini with the same external form as the Apple TV, but with more capabilities. Think of it as a MAC MINI mating with an APPLE TV. 1080P graphics, Blue Ray, More processor power... price will be $499 as base with an optional higher processor speed, more ram and larger hard drive.
post #96 of 154
can bluray player play dvd format, if not hope they can build a hybrid. because why limit the market. i don't see the benefit for my family of having HD but i still would consider iTV with rental that has a player in it. then i could get rid of some bulky dvd player
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post #97 of 154
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can bluray player play dvd format, if not hope they can build a hybrid. because why limit the market. i don't see the benefit for my family of having HD but i still would consider iTV with rental that has a player in it. then i could get rid of some bulky dvd player

Yes, any Blu Ray player will play regular DVDs as well.
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post #98 of 154
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Um. Exactly. That's why you don't use Nikon's software. I use Aperture and Photoshop. No problem. There is no need for Apple + Nikon. That's just stupid talk.

Many, myself included, would argue that the best NEF results come from NX not PS.
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post #99 of 154
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Alleluia

That is not a word!

Anyway, the new Mac Pro makes the gap between the non-integrated desktops even greater. The mini has 2 cores, both weaker than each of the low-end Pro's 8.

Now's the time for renewed speculation about the xMac.
post #100 of 154
Cube II
Homeserver for the rest of us
automatic integration into your home network
stores, delivers and backup photo, music, video, documents wireless, 'shares' printers, scanners, webcams, iNet
8x8x8", dull black, just powerline&ethernet no keyboard/monitor/..., remotely controlled by one Mac

includes 'MacShare' a dropdead GUI to set-up (which Macs, AppleTVs, ... ), permissions (e.g. iTS purchases are aceessible by..) , schedules (TimeMachine for which Macs at which time), kid protection features (limited iNet access), integration of 3rd party devices (coop with Nintendo DS/Wii) ...

example: new MacNano has wireless access to up to 2TB of media..
post #101 of 154
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Cube II
Homeserver for the rest of us
(...)
r/..., remotely controlled by one Mac
(...)
includes 'MacShare' a dropdead GUI ...

Intriguing Idea, granted not entirely new. I believe that this Homeserver
concept isn't actually market-ripe for the average consumer. The average consumer
doesn't want to click a mouse in order to watch a movie or to listen to
music respectively. They just need a smart remote control.

Furthermore I believe that this Homeserver thing should come preinstalled
with a Front-row like interface (no other Computer needed to operate that thing).

Well, are we talking about a deeply improved AppleTV here?

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post #102 of 154
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Intriguing Idea, granted not entirely new. ..

that's right, I did post it frequently here for about a year..

TimeMachine, a video library in iM08, Bonjour and tiny 2.5" HDD in a 'Mac' ... = esp. the consumer desperately needs such a 'server', box, morgue, younameit to store the digital life..

plus, it reliefs the designer of 'periphal' in/output devices to take care of a mass-storage device inside... all you need is some airport-chip .. iTouch?
post #103 of 154
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That is not a word!
.

al·le·lu·ia [al-uh-loo-yuh] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
Âinterjection
1.\tpraise ye the Lord; hallelujah.
Ânoun
2.\ta song of praise to God.
[Origin: 1175Â1225; ME < LL < Gk allélouÃ*ā < Heb halălūyāh praise ye Yahweh]

Yeah, it is.
post #104 of 154
Maybe Apple will actually make iMovie '08 a usable piece of software be giving it much of the functionality that was stripped out of iMovie '06.
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al·le·lu·ia [al-uh-loo-yuh] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
Âinterjection
1.\tpraise ye the Lord; hallelujah.
Ânoun
2.\ta song of praise to God.
[Origin: 1175Â1225; ME < LL < Gk allélouÃ*ā < Heb halălūyāh praise ye Yahweh]

Yeah, it is.

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post #106 of 154
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Many, myself included, would argue that the best NEF results come from NX not PS.

I don't use photoshop that much at all for photos. Almost all Aperture.
post #107 of 154
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A new mac mini with the same external form as the Apple TV, but with more capabilities. Think of it as a MAC MINI mating with an APPLE TV. 1080P graphics, Blue Ray, More processor power... price will be $499 as base with an optional higher processor speed, more ram and larger hard drive.

that is exactly what i want!!! especially the PRICE.. i really dont know that much about computer component prices, so is that a realistic price for those upgrades and would apple go that low?
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post #108 of 154
I want to see this…



There is a whole bunch of other stuff I would love to see happen, but a keynote is only so long…

Stuff like; An actual Apple branded large flat-panel tv, with updated AppleTV , Blu-Ray, DVR capabilities, AirPort 5.1 surround sound & iTunes online movie rentals…

Apple purchasing Luxology, releasing the next-gen version of Shake, integrating it all with FCP Studio & Logic Studio, and making the whole mess work with a combination of new Apple Cinema Multi-Touch Displays and Apple versions of the Optimus Tactus & Upravlator interface units. One giant hands-on multi-touch production studio…!

Updating Mac OS X Leopard (for Intel Macs) to run Windows apps & games as if they were native Mac OS X apps, with no pesky Windows OS to worry about…!

Apple starts its own music & video/'film' publishing & distribution channels, subscriptions & rentals available via AppleTV, replacing most need for cable…

Apple establishes its own national high speed ISP & cell networks, service available through upgrades to .Mac accounts…

And, someday; a "computer built entirely out of a single sheet of touch-screen plastic that you can roll up and carry with you"…

Yeah, I just read oPtion$ the secret life of steve jobs

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post #109 of 154
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Who would have predicted that Apple would announce two major products one week AHEAD of Macworld????????

They've done this many times before.

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OMG I'm going nuts here!!!

... and that's why.
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post #110 of 154
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... and that's why.

Probably also because, I'm guessing, Steve doesn't want to spend ten minutes talking about front-side bus speeds and graphics cards. That's kind of boring to stick right in the middle of a keynote.
post #111 of 154
After seeing this MacBook nano in the MacBook nano thread, i had the idea of an external Mac TouchPad.

I think you all know Graphic/Pen Tablets from Wacom and others.

What about a similar device with Multi Touch technology?

We know that Apple bought Fingerworks a while ago and they ventured into similar devices.

With this Mac TouchPad you could work in your OS like on the iPhone, with two or more fingers.
You could drag, resize, grab and scroll through windows and all those nifty features we like using on the iPhone (I only saw one, but I got to play a while with an iPod Touch).
It would at least need 10.5 (10.5.2 is on its way), so who ever wanted this (if any) would need to upgrade to the shiny new Leopard.

It's tiresome to ALWAYS use to mouse, so it wouldn't be a complete replacement, but an enhancement.

Maybe it would need some kind of display (showing your display's content on the TouchPad), but I think it could work without this feature.
I think one would be able to recognize the corresponding area of one's display content on the TouchPad.

Maybe it can be foldable or something else, so it would not take that much space while taking it with you.


What I would like to see next week is the new Laptop all the rumors are about. If it at least has a dedicated graphic card.


Would'a, should'a, could'a.
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After seeing this MacBook nano in the MacBook nano thread, i had the idea of an external Mac TouchPad.

I think you all know Graphic/Pen Tablets from Wacom and others.

What about a similar device with Multi Touch technology?

We know that Apple bought Fingerworks a while ago and they ventured into similar devices.

With this Mac TouchPad you could work in your OS like on the iPhone, with two or more fingers.
You could drag, resize, grab and scroll through windows and all those nifty features we like using on the iPhone (I only saw one, but I got to play a while with an iPod Touch).
It would at least need 10.5 (10.5.2 is on its way), so who ever wanted this (if any) would need to upgrade to the shiny new Leopard.

It's tiresome to ALWAYS use to mouse, so it wouldn't be a complete replacement, but an enhancement.

Maybe it would need some kind of display (showing your display's content on the TouchPad), but I think it could work without this feature.
I think one would be able to recognize the corresponding area of one's display content on the TouchPad.

Maybe it can be foldable or something else, so it would not take that much space while taking it with you.


What I would like to see next week is the new Laptop all the rumors are about. If it at least has a dedicated graphic card.


Would'a, should'a, could'a.

I'm still using my fingerworks multitouch pad for my main mouse interface for my pc. Since they were bought by Apple and stopped making anymore, old ones have been going for hundreds of dollars above the original retail up on ebay.
If mine ever finally breaks down I don't know what I will do.
But I'm excited to see whatever Apple comes up with along these lines.
post #113 of 154
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I want to see this



;^p


This would have been the cats meow in my old job as a VP of Sales for a large company where I spent a lot of time in an office managing others, but needed to run on trips from time to time and take my stuff with me in a very compact form.

A laptop in the office with a docking station was ok, but for the most part, taking a dell lap top with me was more then I ever needed and on my 1 night trips I just lived with my crack berry for email since I was sick of lugging the dell lap top around.

I would buy something like this in a heart beat,,,I would probably buy them for most of my people. Between buying some new x-serves and what I know I will spend more money on next week after being at Macworld,,, I am making my early year contribution to Apple having a good sales year.
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I want to see this…
(...)
... updated AppleTV , Blu-Ray, DVR capabilities,
...

Lovely idee, lovely picture.

Maybe Apple announces the acquisition of Elgato in a few days.
Two things actually hindered me to purchase an @TV yet,
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secondly, impossibility to record TV shows.
I'm wondering how they came up with that particular name (@TV).

@TV could be such a powerfull device...

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post #115 of 154
That is why Apple will never release anything like that. It will have a real keyboard. It's right there, and I've been describing it forever. It is cumbersome enough on the iPhone, but in a real product you can have your keyboard taking up all your screen real-estate.

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post #116 of 154
Updates:

10.5.2

AppleTV: Blu-Ray Player. bigger HDD. surround sound. support non-HDTVs

iPhone: increased storage space. iWork Apps. more Bluetooth options. allowance to make your own ring tones like we do for any other cell phone. possibly new design (iPhone #2).

MacBook/Pro: I want the iPhone's screen to replace my Trackpad, full multi-touch ability of the iPhone, ability to set it up to do away with the Trackpad button for users who use "tap-to-click." faster FSB. faster RAM. faster CPU. more L2 cache. bigger HDD. (hey Apple, 2 x 2gb RAM for macbook/pro is only $80 from newegg, y r ur upgrade prices so high? and dont say that it's because steve jobs and phill schiller don't make enough money as is!) all LED screens. longer battery life.

Airport Extreme: AirTunes

Airport Extreme TimeMachine Drive: a 1TB gigabit ethernet HDD (looks like AppleTV) that stacks under the AEBS, would plug into the AEBS w/ super-short specially made ethernet cable, draw power through a specially designed jumper that plugs in between the AEBS power port and the AEBS power cord.

Mac Games: MORE!!!
post #117 of 154
IMO, here's how it will go:

iPod + iTunes:
"phenomenal year, breaking all records".
iTunes movie rentals: Disney, Fox, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, and Paramount as launch customers

New Apple TV: a new media center for your HDTV
250 and 500 GB hard drives
Blu-ray Disc drive built-in
Instant wireless movie rentals via iTunes
$449 and $549

Now: The Mac

New iMac & MacBook Pro
Improved 45 nm Core 2 Duo (Penryn) processors
Blu-ray Disc on the high-end models

Expanded Mac distribution
Macs at 80% of Best Buy stores in the US by midyear
Mac mini, MacBook, and iMac at all Target stores and 1,700 Wal-Mart stores in the US by April, with special Mac sections at both retailers
"Why Wal-Mart? Over half of Americans shop at Wal-Mart each week, we sell iPods there, and electronics is their fastest-growing category."

MacBook nano
The no-compromise subnotebook
12" widescreen subnotebook with SSD option
From $1699

Oh, and one more thing...
How can we apply multi-touch technology to the Mac?

Mac touch
A 10" tablet Mac with Intel Core 2 processor technology
Anytime, anywhere computing
post #118 of 154
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That is why Apple will never release anything like that. It will have a real keyboard. It's right there, and I've been describing it forever. It is cumbersome enough on the iPhone, but in a real product you can have your keyboard taking up all your screen real-estate.


I seriously doubt folks will try to use the onscreen keyboard all the time, which is why there is the keyboard docking station in the image…

I wish the creator of the image had included some 3/4 shots, would help visualize the way the keyboard docking station works with the slate tablet…

I want one! Don't absolutely need the iMac-esque docking station, but the tablet/keyboard portions would be awesome for general email, surfing & video iChatting. Very cool design.
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I don't know why some of you believe that the much anticipated new @TV
contains a build-in BR-Player. I know this Idea is very much tempting, but
that would actually be a contradiction to Apples business model how it works now
and how it worked (successfully) in the past. Apple tries to earn money by
selling (renting) content through iTunes store. I believe it is that simple.
Bottom line: no build in player, at least not now.

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I predict new MacBooks, movie rentals, iPhone SDK, new MacBook Pros and a Mac tablet.
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