Is it all coming together???

Discussion in 'Event Archives' started by MovieCutter, Jan 8, 2007.

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    MovieCutter

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    We've heard a lot in the last couple of months about portable devices from Apple...tidbits really/

    -16GB flash Nanos
    -Full screen iPod
    -touch sensitive bezel
    -multi-touch interface
    -iPhone
    -stripped down OSX
    -Ultra-low power Intel processors

    We've assumed all these are directed at individual products, but could all these technologies be converging tomorrow for this new "next generation portable device" Steve Jobs is so excited about?
     
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    These two can't really go together, yet...
     
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    All we can say is "maybe", but you could be on to something. 27 hours or so until we find out :)
     
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    yes they do, all you have to do is call it the 16gb flash full screen nano:rolleyes:
     
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    What I'm focusing on is the 16GB of flash memory, it was originally rumored to be going into Nanos...
     
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    *gasp!

    YES! IT IS ALL COMING TOGETHER! WE CRACKED IT!

    ;) :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm thinking that fullscreen's main advantage is video. 16GB is too small for a video/music library.
     
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    hmmm you really think new processors?
     
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    Its going to be something totally different that none of us expect.

    Personally I'm hoping for the phone with an OSX lite on it and also the iLounge (new name for iTV) which is going to rock! :D
     
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    Im pretty sure on iPhone now, I love being able to get my hopes up and then having them shattered right in ffront of me!
     
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    Yeah, but not if you are streaming the video from your computer over a cellular network.

    iPhone = streaming your media on the go (a new ipod/cellphone hybrid)
    iTV = streaming your media to the living room
    Mac Mini/iMac/Mac Pro = the thing you store all of your media on ;)

    Just an idea... it's anybody's guess as to what we'll actually see tomorrow.
     
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    I think it'll be called the iSitting Room.
     
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    iParlour?
     
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    Not a chance on the 16GB iPods I'd say... :(
     
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    iCouchPotato?
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't be surprised to see a UMPC killer....
     
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    I never said there was...:confused:
     
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    A 12" UMPC killer. Thats exactly what we need a slate tablet with an on screen dynamic keyboard, great battery life, and even better software.

    Sort of like TabletKiosk's TouchIt only with OS X.
     
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    I'm with you, MovieCutter. Bring on The Device (with its funky touch-screen interface).

    PS You know, we'll all be devastated when it's just iTV...
     
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    The UMPC isn't really alive though, is it...
     
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    Good point. But I say bury it before it is!
     
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    A 6" device is only good for those uber rich who hate the cramped screens of phone and random techohiles. 6" is good for nothing. Its got for taking small notes, contacts, casual internet browsing. It isnt made for full time use. A 12" is the smallest screen people can comfortably use as their sole machine. Tablet are a great idea but clunky with their keyboards. Subtract the keyboards and you start to get a fine product. The possibilites are endless if you can get some good software. Santa Rosa and hybrid HDs will allow for greater battery life. Think of a Tablet Slate that has a dynamic on board keyoard so you hold each hand on one side and can type with your thumbs. It would be great for taking notes, you could type very fast the cradle it in one arm to draw a diagram, WITH YOU FINGER! Add some exciting software and there wont be a single college student that wouldnt want this.

    It would be great for movie too since the keyboard layout makes it kind hard to watch since you have to lay the laptop on ur lap at an inoptimal angle for your neck. If you could instead hold it up it would be more natural.

    I praty OWC's tablet is like this. Cause if it is, I"ll buy it any cost. TabletKisok has a Tablet just like this. The only problem is it runs Windows. And if Apple jumps out with a product like this he'll smother both UMPCs and Tablet since this is taking the best of both product and combing it into a revolutionary device for computing. The first keyboard less laptop that is actually useful. Its a floating screen not a computer. Apple INNOVATE FOR ONCE IN THE 5 YEARS, PLEASE!!!!
     
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    Chef Medeski

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    OH and give it two swappable bays. Stock one has battery and other has CD player. Yet you can switch it out for two batteries if you need tons of extra battery or extra periphials like a modem, FW800, media reader and extra USB inputs. Plus being able to have the batteries recharge on a docking station would allow one to carry a CD player with three batteries with them for like 14 hrs of work. And making it hot swappable would just be perfect. Think about it. Oh my battery is low. Pop out this battery, heres the other one in my bad, pop back in. Great way to keep weight low too just pop out the second bay leaving just the battery. Perfect! Like 3.5 lbs.

    Come on Apple..... reel it in these are great ideas.
     
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    I thought that too.. but if it was plastic, and you could roll it up.. well, then it could go anywhere!!
     
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    I agree that would be nice. But im hoping for some new stuff before 2010.
     

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