It’s a really slow news day, so let’s delve into the world of rumor and speculation (it was this, or jello wrestling). A leaked photo of an Apple-branded 1.2 inch square touchscreen has exploded all over teh intarwebs:
According to a member of tw.apple.pro, this photo comes from “deep inside the throat”—that’s after a Google Translate. It’s a 1.2inch x 1.2inch screen. And it’s not hard to imagine it as the next iPod Shuffle. The component is marked “Apple,” which may or may not add credence to the rumor, depending on your personal level of skepticism. [Gizmodo]
I can’t really see this thing as a shuffle unless they incorporated gesture-based controls, otherwise how else could you do everything you’d need to with only 1.2 inches (I get asked this often). Maybe, as Gizmodo commenters pointed out, it could be for a wristwatch or to replace the click wheel or for “those rumored ‘back-of-device’ touchpads for the nano”? Or maybe it’s just fake. Yay, speculation is fun! Wait, maybe they really did mean to say it came from “deep inside the throat.” I knew it; Steve Jobs is actually a cyborg. Or, maybe my dreams of owning a Mactini may finally be coming true:
I want more like this!
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