Of the things announced by El Steveo, I have to say that I’m thrilled by the technology in general, but not terribly interested in owning much of it. My thoughts:
* MacBook Air: yep, it’s tiny. My laptop really serves as a portable desktop, so a super-thin slightly underpowered/underfeatured laptop just does not do it for me.
* Movie rentals: I couldn’t care less about the AppleTV integration (as I don’t have an HDTV and likely won’t have one for a long, long time), but may rent a movie or two on the Mini connected to the TV just to try things out. It has that faster-than-Netflix immediate gratification factor, but Netflix has a huge catalog whereas iTunes will have “over 1000 movies.”
* Time Capsule: I’m interested in the hacking potential (for example, buying the small one and upgrading the hard drive), but my current backup solution doesn’t need to change. Well, it sort of does, but that’s a topic for another post where I ask about and compare offsite/online backups.
* iPhone firmware: I’m skeptically excited about this. I’d really like to install and use it, but I really need to force myself to wait until the 3rd party landscape (both hacks and official) becomes a bit more clear. Webapps are great and all, but I rather enjoy MobileTwitteriffic, Stumbler, VNsea, iSolitaire, weDict, iRCm, and weDict. Many of those things are impossible to do over the web, or at least would be so slow as to discourage use.