SILICON VALLEY, 17/10/08: Decked in his distinctive black turtleneck and faded blue jeans, Steve Jobs announced MikeOS 2.0 to a packed press audience in Cupertino earlier today. Billing it as a "revolution in personal computing", Jobs unveiled the new generation of operating system to a salivating crowd - some journalists were seen to punch the air in excitement when the rumoured product finally became reality.
For months, pundit blogs and self-styled 'industry insiders' have chewed through every patent application produced by Apple, determining that MikeOS 2.0 would make use of industry-changing technologies such as FAT12 write support and a mouse driver. Many believed that Apple would not be able to deliver a product based on these features for a reasonable price point, an argument that was rapidly shot-down at today's press conference.
"This... is a day I've been looking forward to for over a year" said Jobs, just before unveiling the new OS. "Every once in a while, a product comes along that changes everything. It changes the whole industry." As Jobs whipped a black silk sheet off the MikeOS box, the crowd bust into cheers, and only the on-stage performer could hush them. "It's unbelievable. This is at least five years ahead of any other OS - it's incredible. Today, Apple reinvents the operating system."