February 26, 2006
I have a feeling that these are not real! But… we are expecting some kind of touch-screen Mac to come out on the 22nd March and we hope it’s something like this, maybe a iBook which can twist round into a tablet? Or maybe not! We just want something Apple to touch! Hopefully a bit shorter and chubbier so you can really get your hands round it but anything will do me!
February 26, 2006
ThinkSecret, who love to gossip even more than we do, are reporting that one of their "good friends" "accidentally" "let it slip" that along with the video iPod, Intel Mac mini, iSight-sportin’ 13-inch widescreen MacBook, Media Cube, "touch finger LCDs," 17-inch MacBook Pro, and countless other devices that Steve Jobs will definitely reveal to be the promised "fun new products" on Tuesday, is a "HiFi" boombox for the iPod that will "deliver unique capabilities beyond what today’s third-party docking speaker systems offer." Now ThinkSecret has been known to get it right more than once, and it seems that their accuracy only improves as an announcement gets closer, so this rumored product doesn’t sound as wild as some of the others being tossed around. As usual, though, all we can do is wait, and fill that waiting time with speculation after speculation after speculation. [Note: Above photo is a Photoshopped iBoom, and is being used for illustrative purposes only.]
January 16, 2006
Hoping to keep its massive iPod marketshare and continue its dominance in the music industry, Apple is looking ahead at its possible competitors, which may include Microsoft, according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. In an interview with Newsweek, Jobs predicts that Microsoft may get into the business of making MP3 players, saying that a unifying force may be necessary to take on the iPod/iTunes ecosystem: “The problem is, the PC model doesn’t work in the consumer electronics industry, where you’ve got all these companies and some does one thing and another does another thing. It just doesn’t work. What’s going to happen is that Microsoft is going to have to get into the hardware business of making MP3 players. This year. X-player, or whatever,” Jobs said in response to whether there were an “iPod-killers” that surfaced at last week’s CES show in Las Vegas.
January 15, 2006
Apple has filed to trademark the phrase “Mobile Me” … speculation is this is leading up to an Apple iPod phone. One designed by Apple, and not one that simply licenses the FairPlay DRM as the ROKR E1 did.
If you search the U.S. Patent Office site you can find the Mobile Me information. This sounds like a heck of a lot more than an iTunes Phone. I am not sure whether it would be a good call for Apple as the main basis for an iPod is music. Although they would sure as hell sell tonnes of these!!!