Hold the phone. Take a closer look at the image that took over Apple's front door this week. It's 744 pixels wide and 420 high. Recognize that ratio? Those are the 16:9 dimensions of an HDTV screen, not the 4:3 of iTunes video downloads. Apple's teaser does recall the Monolith of 2001: A Space Odyssey, whose only readable information was the perfect 1 to 4 to 9 ratio of its sides.Link to full post. Macworld takes place this coming week, January 8-12, at Moscone Center in San Francisco. At 9am Pacific on January 9 Apple CEO Steve Jobs will deliver the expo keynote, and we'll learn whether Paul is a psychic, or a pixel ratio conspiracy theorist.
To be precise, they're 1.5 pixels off from being a perfect 16 to 9, but whatever. More likely Cupertino's perfectionist artists wanted to make it look exactly right to human eyes. I hesitate to go against the rumor mill, but where are home consumers spending most of their money now? On big-screen TVs that say Phillips, Sony, Panasonic --- every logo but Apple's in the most sacred spot in the house.
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.