AppleTV, especially with its streaming start is going to rule the living room like the iPod rules the MP3 market, no doubt.  We don’t even watch TV but are getting one of these (anyone know a good TV to pick up?).

Time Capsule?  Great idea.  Not much more than a USB attached wireless router though.  We’ll still take it.

iPod/iPhone stuff.  Yeah that’s great, already got most of it 3 months ago.

Macbook Air.  Where to start?  The only real configuration to consider is the high end.  The low end has the same processor as the old Mac Mini and boots/uses an ipod hard drive running at 4200rpm.  slooowwww…  So the high end.

Intel Core 2 Duo processor
2GB memory
64GB solid-state hard drive1
Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi2 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
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$3,098.00

That is priiiicey.  And why no 160Gb hard drive option?  Do I have to rip my iPod Classic open to get that?  Also, it is big!  Not thick but it has the same footprint as a MacBook.  Let’s get the screen closer to the edges next time guys.  It is still WAY bigger than that Sony TZ.  Its not going into anyone’s purse like a TZ.

Obviously, it is still a work of art and Apple will sell lots and lots. 

No displays?  Really?  Has anyone been outside lately?  Displays start at about 1/2 of what Apple charges.  For the same LCD tech.  A good chance to throw an iSight in there as well for a premium.   Apple dispays are the best in the business – especially for color correction and such.   Give us a consumer 24" display with a camera…oh yeah – the iMac.

DRM Free music?  Apple is now behind Amazon as the best music store on the net.  I have a feeling that this isn’t Apple.  But still/

MacBook Pros?  Nothing?  Really?  I can’t tell the difference between what I am using now and one released 3 years ago.  The Mobile Penryns should be hitting soon and now I expect a better multi-touch trackpad.

Midrange Mac?  I know.  Go buy a Dell.

iPhone hardware would have been nice.  And Blue Ray too.  Though with HD Rentals, it is obvious that Apple ain’t playing that.

And poor WiMAX….

And how did Randy Newman know about the MAcbook Air Rumors?!

 

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