The Apple Blogosphere panicked today as Apple introduced a wired keyboard with no numeric keypad.
To make matters worse, it’s the default keyboard that comes with iMacs
and Mac Pros .
The Horror! The Horror!!!
My Take: Apple is killing the keyboard, period.
I think this is the last physical keyboard Apple, Inc. will produce. I believe we are being groomed for a multi-touch virtual keyboard (which will not have a numeric keypad) and this is one of the final steps.
I hope Snow Leopard will be the bridge between a mouse-based interface and a touch-based interface and 10.7 (or “OS 11” or “OS X Touch” or whatever the next one is called) demotes the Finder and brings Springboard to the Mac.