Some Apple Mysteries: Keyboard, Order Trims
I came across this review today. Then Judie Lipsett of Gear Diary lorded over my approaching Alzheimer’s(!?) by telling me this keyboard actually came out last year. Page two of that review shows a picture of it with an iPhone!
I have absolutely no idea how I managed to miss that.
I flabbergast myself with that miss!
I still believe that the release of the “iSDK” will bring with it the ability to pair an iPhone with a portable Bluetooth keyboard. Knowing Apple, that probably isn’t the keyboard. But I hope that it will be able to pair with the iPhone — because the people who already have that keyboard will immediately get on the Net to report about how well it works and what the experience is like.
Additionally, there are reports that Apple has cut its manufacturing orders for some products. Some people have interpreted this as plummeting sales. Others think Apple has some inside track on the economy imminently tanking.
I think Apple is taking steps to protect itself from the self-cannibalizing of sales that will occur from a new product.
I think February will bring not only the “iSDK” but the iPod Air too.
Whatever revenue Apple expects to lose from decreased iPhone and iPod Touch sales will be overcome by huge sales of an iPod Air — and a new portable Bluetooth keyboard.