Apple Niche Aching to be Filled Note: This post predates the iPad; it was originally written for Klat April 15, 1909 . Me: Long term passionate user of Apple technology; I bleed in five colors. Seeking that special CPU for remote log-in, GREP and public file-sharing. I heart my iPhone and iPods, and all my Macs; ours will not be an exclusive relationship. I heart Mac OS X, but I'm into Unix, multiple flavors. I think using Terminal is a religious rite. Turn ons: drag n' drop, BBEdit, and track pad gestures. Turn offs: Kernel panics, Vista, and signal drop offs. Intensely loyal, and passionate; my first generation iPod is still fully functional, and I love AutoFill mode. I'm no Vista groupie, but I'm not an iMac type either. I know what I want, and I've had the best. I crave high bandwidth and fast throughput. You: At least 6 x 8 glossy multi-touch screen with dual USB 2.0, built-in Extreme WiFi IEEE 802.11n, but OK with IEEE 802.11a/b/g. Support for a bluetooth keyboard, and 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack. Prefer stereo audio line in and audio line out. I'm fine with a ten inch touch screen, too, but nothing larger (definitely not a size queen). Minimum 180 GB storage, solid state. Five hours battery life using WiFi. Must run Snow Leopard. Points for FireWire 800, and a gigabit Ethernet port. I crave built-in stereo speakers, and external hard-drive docking. Together, we'll explore the edges. I've always craved a box who could handle HD video. I know what I want, and I've had the best. Show me what you've got Apple. I keep my iPhone on vibrate. I'm waiting for your call. - See more at: http://apple-talk.com/news/2009/04/15/apple-niche-aching-be-filled#sthash.U9kvtDKc.dpuf