Let's face it. This week's column is useless, completely and absolutely useless. Seriously. Did you miss anything this week, anything at all? Weren't you here every day, gobbling up the latest tablet rumors -- what would it be called, would it do this, would it do that?
And then, January 27th arrived, and from 10 am EST, you were here on the hour, hitting refresh every five minutes. Then the aftermath. What else would be revealed, what other new trickles of news would slip out?
Well, just in case you were buried under a rock or just secured parole yesterday, here's the roundup of the week the iPad made.
It was packed with tons of stuff, but you can't please everyone.
Probably the number one let-down when the iPad was at long last revealed
was the fact that there was no camera, despite numerous rumors that
there would be.
Whether Apple pulled the camera idea at the last minute or whether they
plan on adding it at some point or whether there's the potential for
some kind of peripheral that brings video camera to the iPad, one thing
is certain. Camera support is built in to the OS.
Joe Hewitt is best known in App Store circles as the developer who created the excellent Facebook 3.0 app -- and then vocally abandoned the platform out of frustration with Apple’s approval process. But on the subject of the company’s new iPad, Hewitt is mincing no words.
After a decade of guesswork and anticipation, it was almost a given that
the magical unicorn we now know as the iPad could never be as good as
the wild visions conjured up by our minds and the media/rumor sites.
We contacted publishers and developers to get thier take on the newest Apple product.
If your head is still fuzzy from an iPad media event hangover, you might have missed a nugget of info that’s now part of the iPhone SDK: Apple is now allowing apps to make VoIP calls over 3G data connections!
Get your browsers ready kids, it's live-bloggin' time! Starting at 10am PST on Wednesday January 27, the Mac|Life staff will be bringing you up-to-the-minute information directly from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater.