These fruity geek love-ins are the only occasions (aside from cock-ups such as their mapping software debacle) AppleFruit, record label, world dominator in the slick boy's toys department speaks. The rest of the time they keep very quiet. A spokesperson for Apple is never available for comment. It’s a sensible, productive strategy but somewhat ironic, given that Apple products are designed to facilitate our being social media blabbermouths.
Now imagine a 50-inch iPad with gesture and voice recognition that both work beautifully. Being AppleFruit, record label, world dominator in the slick boy's toys department, it will look stunning. Its operating system will initiate a rustling deep in your nethers and there will be so much to watch that you actually want to watch, you will permanently confine to couch and die thereon, joyfully, of malnutrition. No one will care what the iTV costs; everyone will want one.
Tech Fogey isn’t a news site. We could pretend to be. God knows there’s enough mouthpieces out there convinced they have something really important to say. Right now, all news on whichever medium – TV, radio, online, print – is an aggregation of a constant avalanche from more sources – both on and off-line – than a sane person could count.
TF has been a bit quiet in the ‘pouring lukewarm scorn on tech innovation’ stakes. Stuff’s been happening but stuff’s always happening. We just developed soul-sapping ennui when confronted with the current crop of stuff.
Few punters and even fewer tech-sayers saw the tablet boom coming even after the dawn of the iPad. Smartphones, yes, but not so much the larger swipey, jabby, tappy tabs. Who needs an iPad? They’re just toys. Like laptops and netbooks but not as useful.
Nobody knows anything.