Rumours about the next Apple surface
New Apple gadgets out this week but what are the rumours suggesting?
With MacWorld only a couple of days away, the rumour mill is spinning up and just about catching fire as every sort of idea and hope makes its way into the dreams of geeks everywhere.
The Mac TabletPC idea has been one of those “we really, really, really hope Apple are listening” sort of things from the lips of every starry-eyed fanboy since the idea was conceived. A Mac tablet laptop? Seriously, if Axiotron could show us the idea world well with the Modbook, why couldn’t Apple make our dreams come true? One of rumours shaping up for this year comes in the form of a large iPod Touch to launch late this year possibly with an announcement this week. Designed similarly to the iPod Touch, the model would be equipped with either a 7- or a 9-inch screen and would be compatibly with all of the applications that currently circulate on Apple’s AppStore. Think of it as a big version of your iPhone without that “phone” part. Prototypes have apparently been “seen and handled” according to the people at TechCrunch so this could be a go-er.
A little iPhone
The idea of a smaller iPhone isn’t a new one and the concept has been kicked around several times before what I’m about to say. Some people have suggested it would be in the shape & design of the iPod Nano with a bunch of keys while most of the rumours have circulated around the prospect of a tiny iPod Touch-styled iPhone (much like the current one).
The all-new 17 inch Macbook Pro
Late last year when Apple went and changed the look of the Macbook and Macbook Pro computers, one model was left virtually unmodified. The 17 inch Macbook Pro was to stay with its original design and specifications for the most part, a shift in screen resolution being one of the only things Apple would do for their aluminium heavy weight laptop.