So… let me get this straight…
You can only run programs that Apple has authorised.
It comes with 16G (woo! A whole 16 gigabytes!) flash memory. (You know, that really good kind of memory where if you write to it too often it stops working).
It doesn’t have a keyboard.
You need to buy extra adapters if you want to be able to use any USB devices or SD cards with it.
It won’t run Flash, or Skype, or Netflix (none of which are programs I run, BTW, being a Free Software kind of person, but I believe some other people might wish to use them).
You can run one – *one* program on it at a time, so you can’t, say, IM and listen to music at the same time.
Yet this is ‘better than a laptop’ and ‘the most exciting thing Steve Jobs has ever worked on’?
The ridiculous thing is, it’ll sell millions, and the people buying it will actually think they’re being rebellious and edgy and cool.
Will someone please give me billions of quid for giving them bits of white curvy plastic that aren’t as good as real computers ?
(Magical Mystery Tour post shortly, but trying to write about both I Am The Walrus and Strawberry Fields in the same post is almost impossible, so it may be tomorrow)