Jim.Birch at dhhs.tas.gov.au
Fri Jan 29 11:32:37 EST 2010
Ivan Trundle wrote:
> Apple doesn't enter markets with this philosophy: they build features
incrementally, and only if they believe that it can work in the whole >
Right. Apple aren't trying to replace any of their existing products.
They want current owners of an iMac/iBook and an iPhone to buy one of
these TOO. It's an Internet/reader/games device you can carry around
easily, around the house probably. Someone will take it rock climbing
and connect a wild amount of stuff to it, everyone else won't. This
isn't a Stilgerrian type 3 box.
A camera will appear for sure, but likely for video applications rather
than pointing the iPad at things and clicking. It's the wrong shape,
sorry form factor. Multitasking will arrive too I guess, but it would
stress the first run OS, and encourages people to install always-on
applications that suck the battery. As always, incremental feature
lists create upgraders.
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