I hope Apple is building the iTablet: a light-weight, wireless, touch screen tablet.
Knowing Apple and the crazy speculation about their recent alleged touch-screen purchases, I hope that they are finally building an iTablet. I have had some interesting epiphanies lately. My iPhone is actually a much more useful mini-tablet than it is a phone. Honestly, the phone part is not that great. Maybe it was just AT&T but their network seems crappy with the iPhone. So I took my iphone off the cell network and just started to use it as my iPod and it’s a damned cool machine. Then Kindle2 was announced by Amazon and as much as I like the idea of the Kindle2, it’s only useful for browsing their own books, PDFs you get there through a variety of byzantine approaches, and Wikipedia. In short, it’s not exactly a general purpose broswer. What I want is an iTablet that is as thin as a Kindle2, but full-colour, wi-fi, 3G, and that runs the full iPod/iPhone OS so I can run all of the iPhone apps, listen to music, watch movies, check my email, surf the web, download and read Kindle books and just be my non-laptop tablet. Here’s my attempt at the appropriate launch ad from Apple. Disclaimer: I do not work for Apple, nor do I have any inside information. If I get this even remotely close, it’s a fluke.