As the world awaits details of the iPad 3's specs and design, Apple co-founder Steve Woz Wozniak discussed the tablet's new features, particularly some of the things it unfortunately will not include.
The iPad 3 is expected to be announced as soon as 10 a.m. March 7, when Apple hosts an invitation-only event in San Francisco that industry observers believe will be the launch party for the next-generation tablet.
The company sent out an invitation to select reporters and media outlets on Tuesday, giving details on the event and stating the following: We have something you really have to see. And touch, accompanied by a photo of what appears to be an iPad with a finger pushing on its screen.
The ensuing buzz over the expected release of the season's most-anticipated device has generated a number of rumors about bells and whistles the iPad 3 may come equipped with, but new comments by Apple co-founder Steve Woz Wozniak may be a more informed source for information about what will--and will not-be included in the company's new tablet.
Wozniak said in an e-mail to Forbes that the iPad 3 will most likely not include the features he wants to see in a new Apple tablet:
My desires are more in the area of iOS steps toward allowing Siri to work with other apps, and, although I know Apple won't do it, making Siri controls user settable for your own custom commands that work with your apps, AppleScript style, Wozniak wrote in his e-mail. AppleScript is a scripting language that allows applications to exchange data and work together.
But Wozniak admitted that he has no inside track to details about what the iPad 3 will look like or what it will include, and instead just rehashed some of the rumors that have been floating around the Internet for the past couple of weeks:
I have to confess that I'm so busy that I haven't had time to read all the rumors - quad core? LTE? Retina display?