No, I don't have an Apple iPad -- so watching CNET's Natali Del Conte dextrously unwrap that device felt strangely voyeuristic. Not that fresh tech is pornographically exciting or anything, but it does kind of give you a thrill seeing it, doesn't it? Just me? OK, then.
I don't even want an iPad, or ... at least, I didn't.
Steve Jobs finally unveiled his latest brainchild, the much-anticipated
iPad, at an Apple event in San Francisco just this morning. The
technophile rumor mill has been grinding away at top speed over the
past few months, as those both in the know, and not so much, have
traded speculations over just what Apple's tablet might have to offer.
The above image - the "Xune" - is a years-old fantasy of A.J. Kandy's. It's an Xbox 360-inspired version of Microsoft's mp3 player, the Zune, which has been in competition with the far-more-dominant iPod for years now.
Apple's iPod was the product to beat for years, but now the iPhone is more ubiquitous.
Today, Microsoft opened the first in a chain of retail stores designed to mimic the success of the Apple Stores.
Mac and PC users alike arched their eyebrows when this was announced. PC users just don't have the same fanboyish love of Microsoft that Mac users have for Apple. Microsoft is status quo, not something to shout about.
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