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Vox Pop: What's your pick for Steve's big reveal?

Of all the speculation and Steve-watching over the past few weeks, the recent chatter about an Apple "nano-computer" may be the most interesting and thought-provoking of the bunch.

Bob Snow writes:

I think Apple will introduce a nano-computer, masquerading as a smart-phone . Basically a tablet computer the size of a Treo or Blackberry with a far more clever input method, full face screen and some version of iLife running on it. Ideally it would be a stand alone wireless nano-computer running OS X. Think of all the capabilities of a MacBook combined with a phone...

Current technology would of course make this computer a brick, much larger than a Zune and more expensive than a MacBook. The Apple genius-phone will have to point the way to such a device with a mobile version of OS X and iLife. Much of your data and the programs that manipulate it might be located on the internet. Strip down the memory. Even sync it with your computer rather than replace your computer. Whatever it takes to put a placeholder out there to position Apple for the coming revolution. It might take a serious partnership with Google to pull this off. Phone service providers be damned.

And here I was conservatively predicting/begging-for (@00:51:04) a 12” MacBook Pro by next year. Always thinking too small big. Now I want me the notional MacBook Nano.

So, what's your guess? What will Steve's E-ticket ride be at Macworld this year?

Russell's picture

I've been wanting a 12"...

I've been wanting a 12" MacBook Pro. I love my 12" PowerBook G4. Great size. A little package that packs a punch, well a year or so ago it did. Now it needs a lil' Core 2 Duo love and maybe a shorter package with the same footprint.

I looked at the MacBooks when they came out, but puullease.... Intel graphics? and the keyboard doesn't compare to the Pro KBs. If I don't see a 12" pro or at least a 12" MacBook you can get my 12" PowerBook when you pry it from my cold dead hands...

A MacBook nano? maybe... something to segment into the UMPC market? Do people really buy those? Or is it one of those if you are an uber-geek and buy every electronic device known to man then you buy one - kind of thing?

I like the thinking about small handheld that connects to .Mac and handles files and such that way, maybe it will pan out with the .Mac upgrade as well?




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