It's also very hard to get excited about Windows 8. It's clearly a product aimed at the tablet/smartphone market and I see no reason why anyone would ever want it on a PC. I'm a grownup, I want something that works, not some shiny gimmick that excites the kids.
As to Apple, much like Blizzard these days, they're not going to innovate, they're not going to take big risks, they're just going to take things that are already on the market and polish the hell out of them. They're going to be pretty, they're going to work well and they're going to suck the money out of the rabid loyal fanbase but they're not getting any money out of me!
I am finding the launch of the ipad mini especially amusing. "Hey, we're late to the party, we're not offering anything new, but we're going to charge £100 more than the competition. We're not even going to bother to justify it, we're Apple, you know you'll buy it anyway."