Apple, give us some new toys!
Despite strong sales of Apple’s iPod Touch and Macbook computers, bloggers are clamoring for Steve Jobs and his team to introduce a range of new devices, or significant upgrades to existing models, beyond the usual Mac rumor mill.
At Silicon Alley Insider, they think it’s time for Jobs to consider a tablet Mac. SAI says the iPod Touch could be combined with the cheap, small ‘netbook’ laptops that are selling well for Dell and Asus.
It’s time for Steve Jobs to smash them together into a killer multi-touch tablet. We’re calling ours the iPod touch HD for now, and we’re hoping we can buy it before next Christmas.
SAI thinks a new device should not have keyboards.
Keyboards add bulk and weight, and are hardly useful in miniaturized form. If anything, let us hook up an external Apple wireless keyboard for another $79.
But at Gizmodo, they believe the one thing the iPhone might be missing is a physical keyboard. Gizmodo has a Photoshopped vision of what that might look like, courtesy of blogger Mat Brady in New Zealand. Also see it here. The keyboarded device is nicknamed the iPhone Pro. Gizmodo says:
Something we don’t expect at MacWorld 2009 at all. However, we do expect something like this to come at a later date. Why? Because it just makes sense
Meanwhile, Brady has also included a charming note to Jobs asking for a better camera on the iPhone:
As you can see I’ve made a few design suggestions to your iPhone.
I’ve held off getting an iPhone until it gets a better camera. (See pic)
Let me know when I can get rid of my N95.
So there you are, global recession or not, Apple lovers still can’t get enough of that Cupertino, California design magic.