• Apple "The Brick" Roundup

    With rumors flying all over the internet about what "The Brick" is we though we would throw together a nice list of the current speculations. If you haven't heard about "The Brick" it is a rumored product code-name that many believe will be announced by Apple soon. While no one can confirm that "The Brick" really exists everyone seems to agree that if there is an Apple Brick it will probably be announced on October 15th.

    Now for the fun stuff. What could "The Brick" possibly be?
    1. A Mac Tablet.

      There have been rumors off and on for years now about the possibility of a mac tablet. Apple has made a name for themselves in the portable computer world in recent years and as of this month finally grabbed 10.6% of the U.S. laptop market share putting them at the #4 most popular laptop brand behind Dell, HP, and Acer. We think a "Macbook Touch" would be an awesome addition to the Mac line filling in a void that Apple currently has empty. If I have to wait for Apple to do it themselves much longer a Modbook might become a serious possibility.

    2. A New Mac mini.

      The Mac mini is currently Apple's entry level desktop. It's small, moderately powerful for day to day tasks, and reasonably priced at $599. I'd like to see a more powerfull revision of the Mac mini myself to fill in Apple's current tower desktop line between the entry level Mac mini and the super powerful crazy expensive Mac Pro.

    3. A Wireless USB Hub.

      Really? The picture above of an Apple webpage (yah probably Photoshopped) seems to show a next generation Apple laptop and some strange brick-like device to the right. There is a lot of speculation that that device would be a wireless USB hub to work hand in hand with new Apple laptops. Our take? If there is this much hype about something as miniscule as a wireless USB hub we will be very disappointed.

    4. A product or group of products that will steal market share away from Microsoft.

      Macenstein seems to think they have decifered the riddle.
      "Well, not to toot our own horns, but we think we’ve solved the riddle behind the code name “The Brick”, although unfortunately our theory does not shed any real light on what the device actually IS, but perhaps it can help end speculation as to what it is not.. We mulled the “brick” name over in our official, patent-pending Macenstein Lab Think Tank™, and it is now our belief that The Brick has nothing to do with the device actually looking physically like a brick at all. Rather, we feel it is likely that it is simply a name for an upcoming product (or group of products) that Apple thinks will be sexy enough to pull a huge marketshare away from Microsoft. After all, how do you break “Windows”? You throw a brick through them!"
      Well um yeah. If there is a brick Apple will most likely be trying to take some market share from Windows, the most widely used OS in the world. That is the basic Apple business plan after all.

    What do you think "The Brick" is? We'd like to know. Vote in our poll above or leave a comment with your speculations.

    [via iphonesavior , computerworld , macenstein]
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