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Apple event Jan 27th

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by keith, Jan 18, 2010.

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    Well it looks like it's on :) the event some of us have been waiting for from Apple next Wednesday.

    The hope is that they'll release a new type of tablet possibly called iSlate or iTablet or knowing Apple, something completely different :D

    They used to broadcast these events live but sadly no more (AFAIK) but they're usually full of energy and future.

    I've said for more than a few years that a really great tablet would change how we all use computers. Reading on them, web browsing wherever, diary, lots of things will make more sense in a decent sized hand held tablet. I genuinely think this could be the start of something great. Of course equally, they may just release a new ipod and we could all be totally wrong about the tablet.Hope not though :lol:
     

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    this may be what i've been waiting for :thumbsup:
     
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    Just better not be a 30 inch iMac :dozey:

    I am so so so in love with OS now - Had to use XP for my photograph last night and it took nearly an hour to go through all its updates and re-boots grrrrr
     
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    It's always funny to look back at what people like me say when we forecast :lol: but I do believe that in a few years everyone on busses/trains/planes and just walking around with have their lives in some kind of book sized, but slimmer, device. OK, it'll evolve and what we're likely to see on the 27th with be rev00001, but I believe the next stage of "the computer" is about to be shown
     
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    The iPhone was a significant leap in that regard - I was googling stuff when we were on our way to the shops th eother day and its great saving stuff in Argos as you are driving there! I never thought I would use it as much as I do for pretty much everything - even at home it is my internet of choice as its just so instant and portable - yes it has a few shortcomings but I still find it astonishing
     
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    Perhaps they'll call it a Newton!

    Oh... wait... that's been done! In fact, I still have one. Although I have no idea why! :mental:

    Seriously though, I'm excited. I sincerely hope Apple can do with a tablet the same kind of revolution they did with the mouse on the Mac (with a little help from Xerox PARC). It's about time for a new user interface paradigm (one of those words we love to hate) and if anyone can do it, Apple can! :thumbsup:

    Supposedly, Macworld will be providing live event coverage.

    Tom :)macwave:... but will it have finger writing recognition? :unsure: )
     
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    Mine broke :( but I remember seeing it in Dixons and knowing I HAD to have it.

    Untold questions from my end of things

    Can we hand write on it? but cant see it with finger which would mean a stylus and apple HATE extra bits like styli

    Will it have a phone built it? I'm assuming if it DID then it'd be bluetooth to a little headset. Great, means I dont need to carry both it and the iphone but then a) it'll cost more and may need a contract b) apple may want to sell a tablet AND the iphone so perhaps the tablet wont have a phone in but will use the iphone but then c) you need both argjhagjhgsahjgdsghasdhjg

    What will battery life be like? to be the device I need it to be, it'll need to last a good day even using everything

    iPhone OS or MACOSX ? (iphone os seems most likely but it does mark it out for a very specific type of app and arghrhgrhgrhg what about background processing!!!)

    I could go on but I guess we wait and see :lol:
     
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    Absolutely I agree! it's just not large enough to read books on or be a replacement for my 90s filofax which I still miss :p

    Of course usefully portable so :/
     
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    Mine didn't! :taunt:

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    I was kidding! :ROFL:

    I think! :unsure:

    Tom :)macwave:... I vote for Mac OS! So many frameworks, so little time!)
     
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    I really get the feeling Apple aren't going to release one and everyone will be dissapointed :unsure: From that picture, it makes me think maybe a coloured macbook :rotfl: Highly doubt it though!
     
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    seriously? you don't expect to be able to write in it?

    I've lost track of how many people I've pitched my "tablet" to instead of note pads, diaries and so on and everyone ALWAYS says "ah but it's faster to just scribble a note"

    If it doesnt have some sane way to scribble then I'll cry

    I *WANT* macosx but I'm going to place my bet on it being iPhone os v4. I think the tablet will be closer to a large iphone than to a macbook
     
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    I kinda want it to be a new macbook pro or macbook thats cheaper!!! I'm in the market soon and looking less and less likely that I'll be able to afford the macbook pro! :(
     
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    Only in part. I expect to be able to do some kind of input. Just knowing Apple, I'm not prepared to speculate on what that may be. Like they used to say as part of the old advertising campaigns: "Think Different!"

    It could be just like 1984 again!

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    I think you're probably right.

    Tom :)macwave:... fidgets slightly as he waits!)
     
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    well it's happened before so fingers crossed BUT I wouldnt count on it. They tend to add features to keep the price the same but the value look better.

    So macbook pro wise, quad core cpu, too soon for OLED screens I guess
     
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    Apple new patented nose stylus attachment
     
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    Ohhh.... then we could roll it up and stuff it in a pocket! :ROFL:

    :laugh:

    Tom :)macwave:... Moore's law for fun and profit!)
     
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    Apparently they've asked intel to produce i5 chips for mobile computers :yes: Looks like they're going for an MBP update perhaps??
     
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    Well that rumour was based on a mistake BUT I think we can reasonably expect the i5 in the next line of MBP yeah :)
     
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    The MBP and the iPhone are at the end of their product cycle according to Mac rumours;
    Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone

    I'm really hoping theres a whole range of updated stuff tbh, as there are loads of things I'd like to see- Mainly the macbook pro since I'm going to buy a macbook of some form. But I think the tablet will be really interesting too :yes: :yes:
     
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    I'm pretty much expecting a new iphone in the coming months. We need more RAM for sure and then they've promised to use a mini-usb for charging in 2010 and so on.
     

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