We so like this story on the Next Web. It truly reflects the increasingly weird nature of Apple-focused navel-gazing these days, as reports increasingly reflect the personal feeling/desire of some reporters in some form of wish-fulfillment fantasy.
Take the numerous reports that the iPad will have some front-facing (or back-facing) camera. These are becoming ever more mental. Now some satirist at Next Web has sat down to deliver something that reflects the times…a story that Steve Jobs runs Flash on the iPad.
We love the whole notion of this. Taking a grainy image of Jobs and showing it in different blown up views, complete with amateur-looking marks on the images which offer the author the chance to make ever more gleeful claims, such as “this is Flash”.
Sure, I’ve been dealing out bits and pieces across the years which contribute to this level of noise, but these days so much that actually constitutes real reporting is being drowned out by the nonsense. We’re all complicit, of course, running fast as we can to every tiny out of this world claim.
Also a personal reflection that new patents and whispers of new product design often have a 2-3 year waiting period before becoming reality. For example I still believe there will be some form of iPhone nano one day, but I couldn’t tell you which day. Though it won’t be tomorrow.
Take a look at the report here.