I've just sat back and watched this all go on but I have a hunch that I have to get off my chest. When the iPod came out, it was an all-conquering product - nothing like it existed. When the iPhone came out, that was an all-conquering product - phones
I still can't believe this! All this hype for something so ridiculous! Who cares about an MP3 player? I want something new! I want them to think differently!
There are already two products similar to this on the market. The Nomad Jukebox and the Archos Jukebox which can come with a 20 gig HD. The iPod is obviously alot cooler and has firewire, but it is far from revolutionary. I for one am disappointed and think that apple is making a mistake by trying to get into this market.
Very excited to see what happens, will be following on my train home after work...
(6pm UTC, for those this side of the pond)
New notebooks please. :3
I had let my developers license lapse, and I wanted to renew it today. I noticed that the portal went down for a while with the "We'll be back soon!" placeholder.
When it was back up, I went in and renewed my account. I thought the Ts&Cs were a bit funny:
Still got my fingers crossed for an 11th hour leak.
Sometimes the night before, Apple will do a "controlled" leak if they feel the hype is too out of control, or they feel the need to tamper expectations.
An example of this would be the 3Gs announcement last year. People were saying there would be a front facing camera on the iPhone and maybe a tablet. Well Gruber the night before posted to his blog more or else the following
"no front facing camera, new iPhone will be called 3Gs (s for speed) and no tablet announcement yet"
By morning, no one was talking front facing camera anymore, and sure as hell weren't even whispering about the tablet.
Tonight maybe we'll get such a post from Gruber or Wall St. Journal clearing things up, but more importantly...bringing our expectations back down to earth.
OK, so how about your best guess on what's going to be unveiled tomorrow.
"and that people will be surprised at how you interact with it. "
I don't know what to think of that statement. Surprised would be if I had to use the back of my hand or my nose or elbow. I am expecting to use my fingers. Maybe the video camera will see gestures and that is what the surprise is.