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  • Hadley, at least for Apple the advantage of HDMI is obvious. That's what the iTV is going to have when it finally gets released sometime in 2007. I don't think it's that bold a prediction that a lot of Apple kit is going to get updated and will ship with HDMI...
  • I sort of agree, but I think your not being radical enough. I've been thinking about this a lot. What we need is a radical departure from the current laptop, and radical departures are what Apple is famous for after all. Ditching the LCD and replacing it with and EPD, and getting rid of the HDD and replacing it with flash memory would not only get rid of the two major power drains on a laptop, vastly increasing the battery life, but give us the holy grail of "instant on". No more rebooting...
  • Nobody was really expecting an iPhone were they? We've been talking about it for two years now and it hasn't turned up. It's not going to happen. If Apple ever genuinely had any plans to produce an iPhone, I think they've probably shelved them, there is just no way any phone hardware they release now could possibly measure up to the iPhone rumours that have been floating around for so long. I was more or less convinced we'd get our widescreen iPod, possibly with WiFi so it could directly connect to the iTunes store. So I was genuinely surprised by the iTV, it wasn't what I was expecting out of Apple at all right now...
    Alasdair Allan had this to say on Sep 15, 2006 Posts: 5
    Apple Will Never Surprise Us Again
  • I think the interesting thing here is not what it has, but what it doesn't have. It iTV doesn't have a TV tuner, which means it isn't a DVR (as everyone was expecting any Apple set-top box to be), which means that Apple might be betting the farm on video on demand, and betting that broadcast TV is basically dead.
    Alasdair Allan had this to say on Sep 14, 2006 Posts: 5
    Apple Special Event: All The News
  • Right now the only thing that we know for sure is that you can't bulk order the Mac mini anymore. Apart from this everyone just seems to be guessing, so far we've had a Media Cube, iTunes on Series 60, features length movies on the iTunes store and a widescreen iBook replacement. The rumour mill is rolling,
    Alasdair Allan had this to say on Feb 23, 2006 Posts: 5
    Is Apple About to Legitimize PVRs?