Apple event not all that exciting
Just watched the Apple event about the new features for iOS6 and I have to say it wasn’t all that exciting. Some of the features were pretty neat, but these are updated applications, not core Operating System updates. Map flyover is interesting, but that does that have to do with the OS? Same for the Facebook and Twitter integration. It’s an interesting API set, but for someone like who me who doesn’t give a damn about Twitter or Facebook, it’s not a selling point.
I don’t really see iOS6 as that big of a deal. I didn’t see anything from an OS side that’s an improvement from what we already have. I guess after adding multi-tasking, there isn’t much left to do…
I think the most exciting thing was the Macbook Air updates. Oh my goodness that machine looks amazing! It looks like an iPad tucked away inside a sweet case with keyboard and USB adapters. It makes me wonder how long it will be until the iPad and the Macbook Air merge into a single device. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the iPad gain the innards of the Macbook to the point where it becomes the computer and just slides into the Air frame so that you get the additional USB devices. Come on, look at that design. You can’t tell me there’s not a greater plan at work here.