After years of being the “it” gadget on every Mac users’ wish list for Apple to produce, the Apple handheld has finally dropped out of the top ten.
According to a study conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Center for Apple Computer Research, an Apple handheld now ranks behind “scratch-n-sniff iBooks” and “Keynote-themed underwear.”
“I think people just got sick of waiting,” said Dan Gillmor of the San Jose Mercury News. “There are just so many keynotes you can get geared up for hoping they’ll release a handheld before… you know… fool me once…”
Apple fanatic Daniel Tuttle concurred with Gillmor’s assessment.
“I’m tired of getting set up again and again just to be disappointed,” Tuttle said. “I keep hoping… maybe this time…”
Taking a moment to compose himself, Tuttle wiped his eyes.
“I’m sorry. I promised myself I wasn’t going to cry. It’s just… all the hopes… all the dreams…
“I just have to live my life! I just have to take care of Dan!”
Tuttle said he’s been pricing handhelds from Palm and when he feels ready to make a commitment, he’ll buy one.
The Pew study surveyed 1,456 Apple product users from around the globe and determined that the top ten products users hope to see from Apple are:
- Sentient PowerBooks
- Dalmation iPods
- Frickin’ updated AppleWorks for Pete’s sake
- iLlegal iTunes Music Store
- Scratch-n-sniff iBooks
- A line of children’s books featuring Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller in humorous but heartfelt adventures that teach kids about friendship and growing up
- Did I say “Sexbots”?
- Keynote-themed underwear
Apple declined to comment on this list, saying the company does not comment on products it has not released.