Originally Posted by Ireland
Ask questions, but lose the presumptuousness.
It's doesn't have a built-in
tablet rest. It's too think and heavy for being a small tablet. It's not the real Apple-made thing, so it lacks a cocoa touch OS X, multi-touch and a capacitive glass touch screen. It also lacks the fit, finish and touches an Apple set-up would have. I've seen them in action, you can't use your fingers for a start, yuck! And when you use the stylus there's a cursor tracking along under it, horrible. Not to mention its touch keyboard is the God awful. Besides, it's 13" not 10.
seems a very narrow "fan-boy" view.
and if Apple brought out any other size than 10" you wouldn't buy it. I believe I said something to that effect in another thread to you already.
you have this dream of how it should look and act, I really think you'd be disappointed no matter what Apple bring out.
please, do tell me how I'm
being presumptuous and you are not?
I'm not the one saying Apple WILL do this or WILL do that, am I? so pot, meet kettle.
I HAVE set out some problems that seem reasonable to have to overcome in order to reach as big a market as possible. If its not clear to you, I am capable of holding two ideas in my head at once
1. Apple has a lot of problems to over come in order to SUCCESSFULLY bring this type of product to market. so CAN we work them out?
2. that they wont be able to overcome them successfully any time soon.
I realise you are fairly new to Apple as a company and it seems like they can do no wrong, also that Steve is one of their biggest assets, yet you continually call him a liar. but Apple does have its faults, and it IS run by humans.
"any technology far enough removed, will seem like magic"
Apple only seem
to have the magic fairy dust that falls upon their products, but it takes REAL hard work and thinking to arrive at those points, and I am simply trying to get a coherent rational answer as to what is the one single MUST have feature for this device that has MASS MARKET appeal? if it was easy the market would already be there, because its hard the market is tiny and converged on the scant few niche uses, that I'm trying to get away from and find out what would excite the masses
I agree with you in principal that MT computing will become more pervasive in the future
* but in what form?
those of us that post on this board are not the average person on the street that now FINALLY uses an ipod /maybe. we are more likely to have or want the "bother" of a home server, docks and all the paraphernalia that might support a Mac Touch. but most people want simplicity, they want the device to have one clear advantage to their lives.
can you or anyone answer what that one clear advantage is?
not yet I see.
as an aside, and to try and move from your impasse, could I ask what your views are on a multitouch iMac are? are you for or against it? and why?
* "in the future" is rather vague, I believe it will take longer than you think, but if we don't see it in 4 to 5 years time, then I would be surprised, however it will TAKE 4 to 5 years, and then that will be dependant on how reliable VERY thin screen tech. moves forward. IMO. please note, that I am not being presumptuous in saying I KNOW, but that it is an opinion only, and also that I have given a REASON, I find it very presumptuous that someone should NOT show their "working out" and just arrive at the "FTW" answer. [smile]