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  • The Apple Tablet: A Stroll Down Memory Lane

    For those who us who are fed up with rumors surrounding the upcoming Apple tablet, look on the bright side. The rumors are almost behind us. Better yet, this article doesn't present a new one. It does, however, give us a look back at the scope and breadth of the full body of rumors surrounding this new device (assuming it really exists, of course).

    Our friends over at The Green Blog have posted a unique image that coalesces all of the biggest rumors associated with this yet-to-be officially unveiled tablet. Taking a stroll down memory lane, it will only be a matter of days before we discover which (if any) of these speculations will manifest with an ounce of truth associated.

    1. Unique tablet UI
    2. Aluminium casting
    3. Quarter two launch
    4. Powered by a P A Semi chip
    5. Supported by multiple 3G carriers
    6. 3D operating system navigation
    7. March Launch
    8. Two different finishes
    9. Around $1,000
    10. January 27 unveiling
    Although the full list is presently twice as long as the sample presented above, its likely that it will grow even more by the scheduled release date.

    Until now, each item chronicled on the list has had its moment in the warm spotlight cast by the rumor mill. The latest talk of the blogosphere, however, is that the Apple Tablet will not come packed with a camera. According to a report this morning by the UK's popular Mirror publication:

    In a post slamming Techcrunch for reporting Orangeís misspeaking executive as confirmation of the Apple Tablet, Daring Fireballís John Gruber claims the Apple Tablet will not have a camera. Now there are plenty of Apple Tablet rumors out there but Gruberís obsessive reporting of Apple has got him some pretty solid sources.
    While some have come off "up in arms" over the theory that the tablet will be missing a camera, others are quick to point out that the device and its intended audience may not require a camera Of course, no matter how much - or how little - is ultimately packed into this product, there will be some who simply expected otherwise. For now, it is pointless and a gross waste of time to even attempt to separate the delighted from the disappointed until the tablet finally debuts.

    Image via The Green Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Apple Tablet: A Stroll Down Memory Lane started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
    1. big poops's Avatar
      big poops -
      I'm scared!!!!!
    1. VenomousSVT's Avatar
      VenomousSVT -
      i am shocked at myself for anticipating its release.. i prob would have never cared but because of all the hype and speculation, i am dying to own one
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      lol @ $1,000 pricepoint with that processor type.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Damn I was hoping for $600.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I am excited
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Quote Originally Posted by tudtran View Post
      Damn I was hoping for $600.
      It'll probably be $1,000 unsubsidized.

      I bought my Nokia Booklet 3G for only $200, unsubsidized it's like $700. So I'm pretty sure some of the telecommunication companies that are selling it will offset some of the cost for contracts.

      Quote Originally Posted by VenomousSVT View Post
      i am shocked at myself for anticipating its release.. i prob would have never cared but because of all the hype and speculation, i am dying to own one
      Totally agree. I don't have a need for this... but I want it anyways now.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      I bet anyone there won't be a tablet. There will be an announcement but it will be something different.
    1. tremerone's Avatar
      tremerone -
      .....Agreed....no tablet...
      The 27th is unveiling of Apple's cure for all the jailbroken iPhones. Shut em down. Something similar to hacking your XBox and getting booted off Xbox Live, thus needing to purchase another system.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      "runs iPhone OS"
      if it does. Uhm NO thx, I don't want it
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      i spent more time wondering why there were 2 number 15s in the photo than reading the articele
    1. sami4021's Avatar
      sami4021 -
      No camera. Wtf. R they just gonna add it when the "new" tablet comes out next year? This is just like an iphone 3g without video recording. Rip offs.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      13 and 19 kinda contradict each other when you look at the "likeliness."
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Can't wait
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      13 and 19 kinda contradict each other when you look at the "likeliness."
      someone's never heard of an emulator.. or seen xcode -_-
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      another *yawn*
    1. Masterz1337's Avatar
      Masterz1337 -
      This thing has to be max 600$ unsubbed if they want people to choose it over a netbook.
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      Who'd believe what Matt Damon has to say anyway? Sheesh hahaha.

      That is an awesome UID. Remember team America? Lolz
    1. jdonn2009's Avatar
      jdonn2009 -
      still don't get why the hype... unless your going to sit at a starbucks and read the new york times while your checking your portfolio... wow, talk about a stereotype
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      just dump it already