Gruber Gets it Right

I haven’t written much about the supposedly impending Apple Tablet device, mainly because I’m not in the business of tech–prognostication. If you’ve listened to the Angry Mac Bastards podcast then you may have heard me express my opinion that there will be an Apple tablet-esque device, and that whatever it is, the ideas being bandied about by the majority of the tech media will be wrong.

Until now that is. John Gruber over at Daring Fireball recently posted an article that I think absolutely nails what the “iTablet” will and won’t be. Seriously, any pundit that claims to know Apple, and then proclaims that the magical mystery device will be an upscaled iPod Touch, or a touch–screen Macbook, or a dedicated ebook reader should have his or her keyboard confiscated.