Monday, January 25, 2010

So what is being predicted for the iTablet

What follows is a hard and fast summary of pundit words regarding the upcoming release of the Apple iTable on Wednesday. No attempt at attribution will be made.

The Apple iTable is a new portable platform for media consumption and communication. It is framed within the body of a 10 inch touch sensitive LCD screen. You will need to learn a lot of gestures to make it go. The iTablet will do everything the iPod Touch does, but it will add the following:
  1. The ability to enjoy high resolution media.
  2. The ability to take high resolution snapshots
  3. A webcam that will enable video teleconferencing
  4. Automatic support for a local wireless-N hub.
  5. The ability to plug into an Ethernet gigabit hub.
  6. The ability to truly read PDFs and eBooks of various formats.
  7. The price will be $999.95 USD
This ends the summary of the punditry.

Such a machine would be impressive, but I don't know that it would be world changing. As Leo LaPorte has said, if Apple doesn't surprise everybody, this announcement will be a failure. They are going to have to more than anybody expects if they want to change the technological landscape again.