As a lot of you may have guessed by now I am a big Apple geek. I subscribe to many, many Apple related RSS feeds. This morning, while doing the rounds on the blogosphere, I came across the latest rumour which backs up my previous post on the state of the Apple rumour mill.
9to5mac are clinging to the latest rumor from a guy called Jason Wilk on tinycomb.com that the tablet is not actually designed with we geeks in mind, but rather for use in the hospital. Okay, I’ll bite: it makes a lot of sense to cater for a big market such as the health care industry, which already use tablets in their daily tasks, so I looked into this story.
The part which made me laugh and finally decide the rumour mill is in such a state follows:
Apple has been going around targeting their first major paying customer for the device, which is not the average consumer, but the Healthcare industry (sorry fan bois, you’re not first priority here). This is a move widely overlooked by the media, since Apple has generally tried to own the consumer arena, and besides the film industry, hasn’t dominated enterprise. Well, now that they own the music, mobile, laptop and every teenager market, the medical industry is the next up to take over. [What’s my intel? My Dad plays golf with Cedas-Sanai hospital execs, who say they have been getting frequent visits from Apple about a new device in the last 6 weeks].
So a guy (who just happens to write for a tech related blog) who’s dad plays golf with some hospital execs whom got told about a new device by Apple… yeah this is nearly as good as my Mother’s cousin’s daughter’s friend’s dad is a high up exec in Apple and he says….
Are we are expected to believe this?