Is it just me feeling a little, well – miffed, at apple’s latest product announcement? The Apple ‘touch’ and Apple ‘Classic’, basically a iphone broken so it only does the music bit (woo… who thought of that!?) and a the apple classic, same 5th gen iPod, different case (just to shame you into buying one).
I love apple, I do. But some of their product announcements do take the piss, and the culmination of this all, you’ll be able to surf (only) the iTunes store for free in Starbucks, so you can buy the music they play. Woo. God, Hold back the excitement… no really.
Now I know we got treated to brand new iMacs and iWork (which we dutifully went and bought) at the last event, but it really does seem like apple spend too much time chasing the iPod market now, iPods are updated constantly while the real apple faithful, the people that, like me, own a veritable army of the bloody things are constantly forgotten about: where’s our long awaited 12inch PowerBook replacement? Yes the 13inch MacBook Pro is nice, but it’s not as nice as the 12″ PowerBook ever was, and yes I know Leopard is coming, but, come on… wasn’t that supposed to be out in Spring?! And where are the new line of monitors with integrated iSights? Indeed where the bloody hell did the iSight go? And what about the iPod stand? The latest one is a pile of kak, it doesn’t properly control the iPod and comes with no cables, so it’s (out of the box) simply a stand, not as they promise ‘a dock’, you can’t charge, can’t listen to music, and can’t control the iPod when it’s in it’s cradle.
Apple really need to pull their socks up, because real users, not just fashionable chumps buying iPods, are starting to get really rather fucked off with constant change that does nothing but make the company stand still