This is the first time I have ever made a conscious effort to sit down and watch the live blogs of an Apple event. I am not even in the market for the Apple tablet whatever. I am more interested to see what they say about the next iPhone or a new OS update for it.
Scary but true:
Sadly I see nothing new here. I wanted a rewritten iTunes. It’s getting slow and with it doing more and more will only be slower.
Also, with them staying with AT&T, there is less of a chance of a Verizon iPhone in June which is a bummer. I would really like a Verizon iPhone when I upgrade this summer.
I for one will not be buying an iPad.
The only ray of sunshine that I can see is that they somehow managed to get AT&T to agree to no contract prepaid data. I hope they spread this structure to the USB data connect cards. I want something that I can have to tether on the cheap for a day or two when traveling without a contract.
I feel that I have to at least mention the iTablet or iSlate that Apple is widely rumored to be releasing tomorrow. I probably won’t be buying one as it will probably be over $500. I am more looking forward to the next iPhone which hopefully will be on Verizon and not AT&T. Tomorrow we shall see what Steve Jobs has for us.
I finally got a chance today to go to Starbucks and try out my new noise canceling Etymotics earphones. They worked very well to block out the music at Starbucks that I can only describe as being in the aggressive elevator genre. Bach sounded great and at the same time allowed me to enjoy a cup of coffee, a good book, and a comfortable chair in relative quiet. Overall one of my favorite Christmas presents.