Tablet - Did I See The Future?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Shimiko, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Shimiko macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2007
    Firstly, apologies for starting another tablet thread!

    I'm not an excited fanboy, in fact i'm actually quite embarrassed to be sharing this, but here we go...

    I had a dream the other night that I was watching a keynote for the Apple Tablet, this is what I saw:

    1. Tablet is paired with iphone via bluetooth
    2. User is using the tablet to surf the net/watch a video or whatever
    3. There is an incoming call to the iphone (which is across the room or in a pocket)
    4. Alert pops up on tablet saying:

    "Incoming call from Phil Schiller" and 4 options appear on screen

    A. REJECT CALL - rejects the call
    B. ANSWER ON IPHONE - clears the warning on tablet, iphone continues to ring
    C. ANSWER ON TABLET - answers the call on the tablet using built in mic & speaker
    D. CONVERT TO VIDEO CALL - turns the voice call into a video call using the tablet's built in camera (no idea how this would work, but that's what I saw!)

    No need to reply, I just needed this to be on the record, because if it turns out to be true and I hadn't posted, nobody would believe that I am in fact the new Nostradamus.
  2. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    sounds interesting! the ability to take a call while using the tablet would be a nice feature so you don't have to put down the tablet and reach into your pocket. who knows
  3. Axegrinder macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2006
    OK Nostradamus, so when's the world going to end? (I'm just wondering if I should blow all my savings on a new Mac Pro and enjoy it while I can! :D)

    Seriously, that would be a neat feature.
  4. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

    Sep 24, 2008
    Boon Docks USA
    Please send me the stuff your smoking. I need a good buzz. :eek:
    Would be cool though! :cool:
  5. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    wow man, that takes fanboyism to a whole new level when you have simulated apple keynotes in your dreams.

    consider me jealous :) Until you wake up and it hasn't happened yet, and that would make me sad :( haha
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  7. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    So well we're sharing Apple Tablet-related dreams, I have to admit that it came up in one my dreams as well. As it was dream, my memory of it is sketchy, but at the end of the presentation, Jobs made some reference to gestures being used to operate the tablet and how they think they're so important they want other computer companies to be able to use them (helping make a "standard" for gesture-based operation of things). In order to do that, they would make the technology/whatever available to all other companies to use on their devices - then made a reference to Nokia wanting to make money off making standard whereas they're in for innovation... so I don't know if that even make sense, but just sharing.
  8. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Did Ballmer come in with a scythe and black robe and cut Steve's liver out, causing you to wake up screaming and soaked in sweat? Me neither.
  9. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Oh, yes, convert it to a video call, baby. Oh, yeah, that's how daddy likes it.
  10. aaquib macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    All this tablet talk has me going nuts. I was just doing an essay and the amount of times I spelled "slate" instead of "state" was uncalled for.
  11. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    funny i remember when the original imac was introduced I dreamt I had one and it did everything you could think of... just say what you wanted and it did it... im still waiting on apple to work that one out...

    but good ideas, I imagine some of apples current/past stuff has come from steves dreams..
  12. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    You win. :D
  13. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    That's actually not a bad idea... the tablet itself won't be a phone, but when paired with the iPhone can act as one.
  14. mattwolfmatt macrumors 65816


    Jun 7, 2008
    Ok Dharma initiative guy, now you're living in the future! (Or is it the past . . . )
  15. newportpaco macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2009
    I really like the idea, imagine the games that could be made and have the iPhone be a game pad. That way you don't obstruct the screen while you play. Having the iphone interact with the tablet would be amazing.
  16. TheOnlyJon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2009
    Hmm interesting idea. How crazy would it be if it actually came to fruition? :eek:
  17. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    That would require a VoIP or perhaps just Bluetooth.

    I will use the tablet as a Skype phone with a Bluetooth headset.

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