Apple short of a picnic

A stream of fanboy refugees winding down Regent Street, equipped with sleeping bags for a rough night on the pavement can mean only one thing: a new Apple product is about to hit the shelves.

This time, of course, it’s the new iPad – complete with the magical properties of retina display, quad core graphics, a five megapixel camera and an… errr… no that’s it. Truly a life changing purchase. (Well, at least until the next one is released).

Downtime thinks that in 100,000 years-time archaeologists will be baffled by these large flat paperweights found in landfills across the globe. They’ll probably assume they were religious devices intended to provide divine communion with the great Apple God.

Which wouldn’t be far off given the reverent devotion of some Apple fanatics.