Will the OLO be our Apple Annex?
October 13, 2008
We’re not convinced that Apple isn’t at least considering entering the netbook market, but our proposed design for an Apple netbook isn’t a stand-alone beast, but rather one that’s powered by the iPhone. Apparently, the folks at OLO understand what we envisioned, and have a splendid mock-up of their attempt to build a device that uses the iPhone as a brain, and as a trackpad.
It will be interesting to see how the folks at OLO handle this, as it’s doubtful that Apple would allow them more than the basic iPhone SDK to bring something like the Annex about. That said, even if the OLO requires a jailbroken iPhone, we’d happily shell out the money for this thing, assuming it meets some of our own must-have features. Still, we were hoping that Apple would jump on this idea instead of a third-party, simply because it’d mean full interoperability with their other products, and more importantly, product support.