Rob Pegoraro writes for The Washignton Post:
Here’s all that I will predict about an Apple tablet — or an Apple netbook, which would fill a demonstrated need in the market:
1. Apple will price this thing at a level that seems borderline absurd next to existing hardware.
2. It will include at least one feature that most people had never thought to ask for.
3. It will leave out at least one feature that most people had considered essential.
4. Press coverage of its launch will feature at least one skeptical quote from an executive at a competing company that the quoted party may regret later.
5. People will line up in front of Apple’s stores to buy it.
6. Buyers will be happy enough about their purchase that they will choose to overlook a missing capability or a performance issue.
7. The second version of the device will work a lot better than the first.
Read more in the full article, “Projecting Our Hopes and Dreams Onto Apple,” here.