Friday, January 22, 2010

iPhone To Directly Influence The Tablet

Oh, have I missed this place - but hark; I come bearing gifts of good news.

Jobs' and Ive's design ideas were spot on the first time around. The metal back of the first iPhone was a hit on all design fronts: simple, elegant, bold yet subdued. The only problem was that it was almost too flat, if you can believe that.

Too flat or too thin? iProducts? Never! No such thing, right?


That same form factor is coming back. Albeit, with more tapered edges, like the MacBook Air, you're going to see a giant iPhone next Wednesday. Until you actually turn on the device, it will look exactly like a wider, longer iPhone. From the glass and black front, to a metal bezel, to the anodized aluminum back - complete with that black plastic strip across the length of the device.

Ever see that story about the iPhone that got run over by a truck? Now imagine the truck was carrying a house. That's the idea of what you're going to be seeing here. The ultimate hybrid. Something that looks just like an iPhone, but with something that looks just like OS X. The happy marriage in the middle is what we're all going to have to wait and see.

I'm right again, and you'll all see come next Wednesday. If not... Well then I'll just disappear in cowering fear for as long as I have been.

Oh, happy 2010 fellow Interweberz.


Nate Brown said...

Wow, you hit this nail right on the head! Good work!

Lisa said...

Great blog and well written :-)


Mot Juste said...

Apple could sell a kick in the balls and people would line up around the block to buy one.

Skippy said...

Nate and Lisa - thanks a ton!

Mot - I don't think I've heard anything truer in a while, but iKickInTheBalls just doesn't roll off the tongue. It would need to be well marketed to have that effect. Perhaps iPain?