Apple plans mystery "product transition" before September's end

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  • Reply 721 of 735
    notscottnotscott Posts: 247member
    The biggest problem affecting Apple's notebook design is that polycarbonate and aircraft-grade aluminum are EXPENSIVE and not particularly absorbent. I can't find EITHER of these materials in any of my local stores, and when I try to clean up a coffee spill with my MacBook it all goes horribly wrong.



    I am probably not alone in this, and that's why I think Apple will finally make the move to have their notebooks made out of sponges, which are MUCH LIGHTER, CHEAPER, and wicked absorbent.



    See mock-up here.



    The new material will help the unit to dissipate HEAT, reduce the overall WEIGHT of the laptop, and when you move it across a puddle of Diet Coke it er wait oh dear...
  • Reply 722 of 735
    guinnessguinness Posts: 473member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NotScott View Post


    The biggest problem affecting Apple's notebook design is that polycarbonate and aircraft-grade aluminum are EXPENSIVE and not particularly absorbent. I can't find EITHER of these materials in any of my local stores, and when I try to clean up a coffee spill with my MacBook it all goes horribly wrong.



    I am probably not alone in this, and that's why I think Apple will finally make the move to have their notebooks made out of sponges, which are MUCH LIGHTER, CHEAPER, and wicked absorbent.



    See mock-up here.



    The new material will help the unit to dissipate HEAT, reduce the overall WEIGHT of the laptop, and when you move it across a puddle of Diet Coke it er wait oh dear...



    EXALT!
  • Reply 723 of 735
    aapleaaple Posts: 78member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NotScott View Post


    The biggest problem affecting Apple's notebook design is that polycarbonate and aircraft-grade aluminum are EXPENSIVE and not particularly absorbent. I can't find EITHER of these materials in any of my local stores, and when I try to clean up a coffee spill with my MacBook it all goes horribly wrong.



    I am probably not alone in this, and that's why I think Apple will finally make the move to have their notebooks made out of sponges, which are MUCH LIGHTER, CHEAPER, and wicked absorbent.



    See mock-up here.



    The new material will help the unit to dissipate HEAT, reduce the overall WEIGHT of the laptop, and when you move it across a puddle of Diet Coke it er wait oh dear...



    I like. THIS is what I've been waiting for.



    Beautiful mockup.
  • Reply 724 of 735
    zunxzunx Posts: 620member
    Here you go:



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  • Reply 725 of 735
    bclapperbclapper Posts: 237member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by zunx View Post


    Phone Pro:

    The full power of Leopard in your pocket.



    That's a big *ss phone
  • Reply 726 of 735
    zunxzunx Posts: 620member
    FULL Mac OS X, Firewire and Ethernet ports and we will purchase thousands for our University.



    Rationale here (the ultimate and CHEAP Mac, iPhone and iPod touch development platform):



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  • Reply 727 of 735
    zunxzunx Posts: 620member
    The iPad is the iPhone Pro:

    The full power of Leopard in your pocket.

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/gal...mage_med/15417

    http://www.ilounge.com/gallery/iphon...iphonePro2.jpg



    FULL Mac OS X, Firewire and Ethernet ports and we will purchase thousands for our University.



    Rationale here (the ultimate and CHEAP Mac, iPhone and iPod touch development platform):



    Inside the iPad: Why a $100 Apple Laptop Is Probably Inevitable

    http://connectme.typepad.com/news/20...-the-ipad.html



    THAT MEANS MARKET SHARE BOOST: CHEAPEST DEVELOPMENT PLATFFORM EVER. For all Mac, iPhone and iPod touch development rerquirements. A full Mac OS X experience on your hand.



    Besides, the ultimate presentation remote for full blown Keynote and PowerPoint NATIVE files (full transitions, animations, video, etc).
  • Reply 728 of 735
    pbpb Posts: 4,221member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bclapper View Post


    That's a big *ss phone



    Doubles as a mirror too.
  • Reply 729 of 735
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Takeo View Post


    You know what... sometimes you just want a toaster. There's a reason why toasters are still basically just a box with two slots and a lever. I would never buy an iPod Touch. I would buy an iPhone... yes... but not a Touch. I don't want to have to use a full-blown computer interface just to play music. Apple is all about keeping it simple. The touch... as cool as it is for what it is... requires more of the user than a simple click wheel interface. Both devices are very good at what they do... but the Touch is not a music player. It's a computer.



    But there are millions of kids who would love to play games on a nano touch... that they would buy through a wifi connection to the app store. Not by any means a sure thing, but that faked up Nike stuff is proof of concept enough to show a market for it.
  • Reply 730 of 735
    Really if you wanted to get into *creative* speculation about something that would leave the competition wanting (not that it isn't currently), what about a new touch/gesture-based input device for Macs and Apple TV? Yes I know the iPhone can be used as a controller, but I'm talking about next wave here. Not likely soon, but eventually it is a certainty. Remember when using two fingers on the macbook pro track pad to scroll was a new cool thing?



    New displays and notebooks featuring stereo cameras to accommodate gesture input, anyone?



    Or an actual apple hdtv featuring the same?

    Or a lame move starring tom cruise?
  • Reply 731 of 735
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    I've posted the question, "What will Apple's 'product transition' be?", along with the following nine choices and their current odds, at this location:

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    \t

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    \t

    \tLEDs to provide backlighting in any Mac &/or iPod \t9%

    \t

    \tBundled third-party software in any Apple product \t5%

    \t

    \tSomething other than the above in any Mac (only) \t9%

    \t

    \tSomething other than the above in any iPod (only) \t 9%

    \t

    \tSomething other than the above in both Mac & iPod 10%

    \t

    \tSomething other than the above for the iPhone \t 2%

    \t

    \tSomething else (for Apple TV, a new product, etc.) \t28%





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  • Reply 732 of 735
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by zunx View Post


    The iPad is the iPhone Pro:

    The full power of Leopard in your pocket.

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/gal...mage_med/15417

    http://www.ilounge.com/gallery/iphon...iphonePro2.jpg



    FULL Mac OS X, Firewire and Ethernet ports and we will purchase thousands for our University.



    Rationale here (the ultimate and CHEAP Mac, iPhone and iPod touch development platform):



    Inside the iPad: Why a $100 Apple Laptop Is Probably Inevitable

    http://connectme.typepad.com/news/20...-the-ipad.html



    THAT MEANS MARKET SHARE BOOST: CHEAPEST DEVELOPMENT PLATFFORM EVER. For all Mac, iPhone and iPod touch development rerquirements. A full Mac OS X experience on your hand.



    Besides, the ultimate presentation remote for full blown Keynote and PowerPoint NATIVE files (full transitions, animations, video, etc).



    You're probably the most annoying user here. Sorry, NATIVE user.
  • Reply 733 of 735
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by zunx View Post


    Here you go:



    Phone Pro:

    The full power of Leopard in your pocket.



    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/gal...mage_med/15417

    http://www.ilounge.com/gallery/iphon...iphonePro2.jpg



    We need thousands for our University. And we need them NOW!



    Captain Jayneway to the Bridge.
  • Reply 734 of 735
    cdong4cdong4 Posts: 194member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by zunx View Post


    The iPad is the iPhone Pro:

    The full power of Leopard in your pocket.

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/gal...mage_med/15417

    http://www.ilounge.com/gallery/iphon...iphonePro2.jpg



    The perfect phone for never carrying in your pocket or holding to your head.
  • Reply 735 of 735
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