Another revolution from Apple? This one’s alive.
Just when you think the god-like product development powers of Steve Jobs couldn’t go any further, he launches a product that creates life itself. Let the hyperbole begin!
Behold: the ChiaPad.
“I really cannot say enough about this latest miraculous, life-affirming, intuitive, and super, super green device, so I will continue to say it for the next 3 .5 hours.”
Steve Jobs at the ChiaPad unveiling
The new device is a joint project between Apple and Joseph products – makers of the classic Clapper and Chia technologies.
The shell of the device looks like an iPad made of fired clay. But that’s where the similarity ends, because inside, the operating system is pure Chia.
Says Jobs: “You just add water and watch your content grow! It’s that easy.”
Apple officials were quick to dismiss as “fuzzy headed” the critics who have called the device a “closed ecosystem” that can only grow plants approved and sold by Apple.
And they also insist that while the ChiaPad might seem similar to several other devices on the market, the red clay is actually terracotta, and definitely not adobe.
“This changes everything you thought you knew about touch-sensitive herbal neo novelty technology,” says Jobs in the Webcast of the launch.
His demo was of course greeted with rapturous self-flagellation by Apple fans worldwide and long lineups at Apple stores, even though the product does not actually ship for several months.
- Herbal, organic and fully biodegradable.
- Rain tolerant for true cloud computing.
- Familiar interface for millions of iSod users.
- Clap on. Clap off.
- Thousands of apps available like Herb 2007 office suite, iMow, and Farmville – Monoculture Edition.
- Battery cannot be removed, and don’t even mention Flash.
- If you order NOW, we’ll throw in a second ChiaPad at no extra charge along with Ginsu Knives, a new ChiaPhone (data plan not included), and a Chia Head Steve Jobs (right).