Maccast Members 116 – iPad 3 Rumor Roundup
Written by: Adam Christianson
Categories: Maccast Members, Podcast
A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 116. With Apple’s iPad 3 event looming on Wednesday I thought it would be a good time to do a complete rundown and give you my final thought on what features and specs I predict to hear come true this week.
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There’s a lot of concern at the mmneot by indie Mac developers about the iPad and rightfully so. I’m just starting a new Mac product and the iPad announcement has some difficult implications for me as i move forward. All that said, i think the iPad/Mac relationship will shake out which tasks really need more attention and minute interactions and which tasks can be more casually applied. Your comments about the convergence of iPhone OS and Mac OS are interesting to consider as well. The common origins of the two probably mean each will continue to redefine the other moving forward. Apple’s emphasis on iPhone OS stuff is a little disconcerting for Mac developers at the mmneot, but that will probably change with the announcement of the Next Big OS Thing. What’s more problematic for most of us is what impact an expansion of the App Store model will mean for our ability to deliver software to users and continue to make a living. The new markets for iPhone and iPad apps are overwhelming at the mmneot as everyone tries to cash in, but i think this will also shake out and spaces will open with opportunities for indie developers to deliver great software and get compensated for it. Cuz that’s what it’s about, right? Call me an optimist, i guess.Great podcast, keep it going!