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01-02-2010, 12:21 PM #1
Looking Beyond Apple's (Supposedly) Forthcoming Tablet
2010 has just begun and already industry analysts are calling it the year of the Apple tablet - exact name and device still pending. And while few are taking the time to notice, we may be spending so much time thinking and dreaming about the still-mythical tablet device that we've failed to truly consider what else Apple has in store of our pleasure - and modification purposes - this year.
Okay, okay. We all know Apple had a great 2009. But like most Apple fanatics, I am less interested in the value of Apple stock, what Steve Jobs earned, and what company is suing Apple. For 2010, most of us hope it will be a year all about the gadgets. And from the looks of it - assuming, of course, we can get past the tablet - the next twelve months could bring with them a host of enthralling new developments, upgrades, and opportunities.
4th Generation iPhone
The 4th generation iPhone is likely set to debut this summer at WWDC 2010. Although we have few details about what the device will offer, look for big changes. Perhaps the 4th generation iPhone will offer a front-facing camera for video calls, a 5 megapixel camera, a 1GHz processor, LTE and a higher resolution display, etc. The 4th gen iPhone needs a big boost and Apple is surely preparing to serve up one.
The iPhone Comes To New Carriers
It's just gotta happen. AT&T is now officially restricting the expansion of Apple's customer base. There's no telling how many Verizon subscribers will line up at their closest Apple Store to buy an iPhone if and when Apple finally moves away from an exclusive deal with AT&T. Although this sounds like a prediction, it isn't. Most will tell you it's an unspoken reality destined for 2010.
A Refurbished iPod Touch
The iPod Touch seems primed and ready to receive an upgrade this year - most likely with a camera. From eWeek last September:
A camera-equipped iPod would be a game-changer in the digital-video recorder category, possibly endangering product lines such as the Flip Video device, whose parent company Pure Digital Technologies was acquired by Cisco Systems on March 19 for $590 million in stock and $15 million in retention-based equity incentives.
Too Much Stuff To Mention
From Apple finally waking up to the frustrations of developers and Cupertino's apparent newfound focus on the expansion of Apple stores, iTunes, and everything digital media, there are simply too many obvious aspirations on the part of Apple to think that 2010 will simply be defined by a tablet device. Indeed, there will be many chapters to Apple's story in 2010. The tablet is just the first page.
Image via TechnoBlog
01-02-2010, 12:30 PM #2
All I ask for is a Tablet (with OS X) and a 4th gen iPhone
01-02-2010, 12:33 PM #3
give us something we didnt know was comin
01-02-2010, 12:49 PM #4
The real big game changer for me would be for the iPhone OS to be moved to an open devloper platform and for customizing the background of the phone with out a jailbreak. The tablet to me us just a bonus for device if it is even anounced. It seems like a reality but it could also be a netbook style device.
01-02-2010, 12:50 PM #5
dude what about an i7 or i9 macbook pro??? i've been waiting for this to buy myself a macbook since last summer
01-02-2010, 01:15 PM #6
01-02-2010, 01:45 PM #7
All I want from Apple are: 1.) 4th Gen. iPhone and 2.) 27" iMac with an even more powerful processor and video card!!! Then I will be the happiest man on this earth... Waiting for those guys at Cupertino to kick it into the next gearDon't live by other people's rules... Live by your OWN!!!
Why settle for less if you can have sooo much more!!!
01-02-2010, 02:35 PM #8
Also I can't wait for Apple tablet, looks like the greatest invention ever-
How much will it cost in Australia?
Also a 4g iphone would be nice, they need to add themes to the itunes store, this would create many more iphone users as you can turn your phone into another one like the blackberry storm.
01-02-2010, 03:09 PM #9
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01-02-2010, 04:54 PM #10
Enough speculation already...These devices will come when they come and then we'll see what lessons Apple has learnt from the past and what new stuff has been added or not!
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01-02-2010, 05:49 PM #11
01-02-2010, 06:14 PM #12
Whatever the annoucements and products are is already written in stone for 2010 IMHO
01-02-2010, 07:00 PM #13
the iphone won't need huge changes to work as a phone without a sim card like it would on verizon, they already have a sim-less iphone running on Bell in Canada (our equivilant to Verizon)Name? whereswaldo
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01-02-2010, 07:30 PM #14
the number one feature i want is a Flash for the camera
01-02-2010, 10:01 PM #15
I just want my Mamy.... lol
01-03-2010, 06:18 AM #16
4th gen iPhone, iPhone OS 4.0, and an Apple tablet running OS X. I will be so happy. =*)
01-03-2010, 10:55 AM #17
The tablet seems like a nice device and i'll be sure to check it out at the Apple Store but my mind is on the iPhone.
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01-03-2010, 06:18 PM #18
we will see it when it gets here...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
01-06-2010, 01:42 AM #19
more mashed potatoes and shermkillall Terminal