Saturday, November 29, 2003

We're number one!

According to MacMinute, NetRatings has tallied the latest numbers and revealed that Apple.com was the most visited computer-related website for the November 16 week.

And guess who Apple beat by over 50 percent? Dell! Now that's entertainment!

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Return of the tablet rumors!

If you haven't already heard about it, this PBS editorial suggests that it might be time for Apple to finally release a Mac tablet.

The reason for this speculation (there's no rumor here, just speculation) is the upcoming release of a new wireless standard, 802.15.3, which is short-range and high-speed.

But is an Apple tablet really possible? Sure. It's a market that's not proving itself viable ("oooohhh... that PC notebook's screen turns around... that's so useful..."), and that puts Apple in a perfect place to innovate (to "Think Different", if you will).

But will Apple actually make a tablet? Well, that's a different question all together.

Happy Thanksgiving

Regular posting will continue later today.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Return of the 5 Gig 'Pod?!

According to an unverified Mac Rumors Page 2 report, Apple has plans to release (or rather, rerelease) a 5 GB iPod as a low-cost model. The release could come as soon as Friday's music event.

You might remember that the 5 GB iPod wasn't officially discontinued until Apple introduced third generation iPods in the spring, but they were out of stock after the last holiday season. Apparently, Apple was somewhat forced to drop the 5 gig model because Toshiba stopped making the 5 GB drive the iPod used.

Adding to the speculation is the fact that Steve Jobs recently mentioned he'd love to make a super-cheap iPod available. Not to mention the fact that Apple's holiday campaign this year seems to basically be "BUY AND iPOD! BUY AN iPOD! BUY AN iPO-O-ODDD!!!"

Hmmm... could a $199 5 GB iPod be in the cards? Sounds possible.