I gotta say, I’m getting really sick of all the Netbook/iTablet and iPhone camera rumors. Even more so than previous rumors that have come along in the past.
The “true” Video iPod rumor comes to mind – and even it was not quite as annoying as what we’ve seen recently. There is SO much speculation about the Netbook/iTablet “thing” — and none of it has any foundation — that it’s getting to where I don’t want to check the RSS feeds.
Is Apple going to release a Netbook/iTablet? It’s certainly possible. Do bloggers know what it’s going to be based on other products that other companies have put out? No…no they do not.
Chances are, if Apple is about to release a Netbook or tablet device it’s going to have some kind of spin on it to make it unique.
The hype surrounding it, however, is only going to lead to eventual disappointment -as these hype session build-ups always do.
I think it’s a shame that people are even using the term “Netbook” in describing whatever this device may be – because if it does exist, chances are, it’s not going to be priced in the range of current Netbooks.
It’s not going to be Apple’s answer to the Kindle, and it’s not going to be cheap enough to single handedly save the comic book industry.
The camera on the next version of the iPhone rumor is also extremely annoying, but for completely different reasons. This one is frustrating and annoying because people keep talking about it like its a brand new rumor that they just thought up.
Kevin Rose made mention of this rumor last year. He’s been spot-on with many other Apple related rumors, and obviously has friends inside Apple. It would be a bolder call to claim that this WAS NOT going to happen, then to speculate over and over again that it IS going to happen.
At least, that’s my two cents. Obviously we’re all entitled to our opinions here on the old Interwebs, and I’m not going to stop people from speculating till their brains ooz out of their ears, BUT, it does make me sad…because whatever Apple has up its sleeves is never going to live up to the hype that is building.
It rarely ever does.