We trust you didn't blow off any fingers or -- even worse -- limbs this 4th of July weekend? Good. Neither did we. Our fingers were too busy flying over the keyboard, trying to keep up with everything happening in your Mac life. Hey, that's a catchy phrase, someone should use that.
If you want a futuristic peek into what Apple is cooking up, their patent applications are always a good place to start. One of the latest foretells 3D displays capable of allowing viewers to “look around” an object, according to MacRumors.
Depending on which “insider information” you choose to believe, Apple
is going to release a tablet device any time between now and spring
2010. Though the online rumor mill can’t be relied on to give accurate
information, the arrival of a tablet device any day now seems like a
foregone conclusion. What would such a device look like? What hardware
would be inside? We haven’t yet successfully planted a mole in Steve
Jobs’ inner circle, but we can make a few fact-based guesses about an
Apple tablet’s key specs.
The iPod set benchmarks for product usability, aesthetics and cultural cachet -- and then the iPhone proved that Apple's design mojo could strike twice. So, what could Apple possibly deliver next? Mac|Life imagines the future of Apple hardware design in the form of four product fauxtotypes.