Apple Event January 27 – What I Want To See

Posted on January 24, 2010


It’s official; Apple has announced that it is going to be holding one of its famous events this upcoming Wednesday. The slogan? “Come see our latest creation”. Now, this is getting me pretty excited! Obviously, Apple is going to be bringing out something big, and here are a few things that I would like to see from them.

An Apple Tablet

Over the past year, we have seen several major computer manufacturers enter into the netbook market, such as Acer, Dell, and HP. However, to the surprise of many, Apple hasn’t mentioned anything abut their interests in this emerging market. However, rumors are going around that Apple might create a tablet computer (iTablet?) to compete with netbooks. Here’s what I would like it to have (if released).

  • OLED Display: the new, efficient, cost effective OLED display has started to become the norm for many pocket devices– such as phones and media players; and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Apple Tablet included one. Size? Probably somewhere between 8 to 13 inches.
  • 3G Connectivity: Like most netbooks, the Apple tablet could have 3G connectivity built in, and would probably be tied into a contract with a major cell network.
  • Media Card Reader: Pretty much everybody carries around a digital camera when their traveling nowadays, so it would seem foolish not to include a built-in media card reader, to make downloading pictures a snap on the go.

iPhone/iPod Touch 4G

Over the past 3 years, the iPhone and iPod Touch has stayed basically the same. The only real major changes have been software changes. But now, I think it is time for a complete redesign. Here’s what I want.

  • Video chat: iChat is a great program for the Mac if you want to get in contact with friends or loved ones, but wouldn’t it be nice to have the same great video conferencing anywhere? That’s where the iPhone 4G comes in! It could include a secondary camera on the front of the system, then you could just point it at yourself and start chatting with your friends!
  • OLED Screen: Just like Microsoft’s new Zune HD, the new iPhone and iPod Touches could include OLED screens to raise the battery lives and lower the price!
  • Larger Capacities: If you have a massive media library, chances are that you’ll want an iPod Classic. With it’s massive 120 GB hard drive, It can house pretty much anything that you can throw at it. But what if you have a massive music collection and still want to experience all the iPod Touch has to offer? The Touch already boasts the large size of 64 GB, but the 4G would house an even bigger 180 GB solid-state hard drive. Able to store over 100,000 songs and countless hours of video– not to mention all the applications you can put on it.

iPod Classic 8G

If you want battery life, storage and overall simplicity in your iPod, then the current 7th generation iPod Classic is for you. However, I have a few ideas on how to make it even better.

  • E-ink display: Chances are that you might have heard about the Amazon Kindle– and e-book reader that uses a new technology called an e-ink display to give it an amazing battery life of over 2 weeks. That’s 2 weeks with the screen turned on, folks. How does it do it? The trick is that the simple, black and white display only uses power while the objects on the screen are moving. So, if this was included on the iPod Classic, then you could get amazing battery life out of it! At least 48 hours of nonstop music!
  • Massive Hard Drive: Of course, 48 hours of music would be rather small compared to the storage capacity of over 200,000 songs on its massive 360 GB solid state drive. Enough to hold months worth of music, thousands of pictures, and hundreds of hours of video.

So there, a brief taste of what I think might be unveiled at this weeks Apple event. What are your takes on the event? Leave a comment below