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  • Is This Our First Look At Apple's Tablet?


    Fat chance.

    At least that's my estimation in response to the photos that surfaced overnight with claims that they are, in fact, the first public images of the still mythical Apple tablet. Even our friends at Tech Crunch are reluctant to speculate as to the veracity of these images, but that hasn't stopped plenty of folks from believing that they have finally seen the promised land.

    Who knows if these are real, but these are easily the most legitimate looking pictures I’ve ever seen of the supposed Apple Tablet/iPad/iSlate/iBook/Whatever It Will Be Called. Further, UI designer Dustin Curtis tells us a friend sent him these pictures — and from what we hear, that friend could work at Apple (he wouldn’t confirm that).
    Although the above photo has all the trappings of a set-up ripe for the gullible among us, I tend to land on the side of caution and mostly agree with the conspiracy theorists who speculate that this is merely a nicely Photoshopped characterization of what the real thing will look like.

    According to Charlie Sorrel of Gadget Lab:

    Still, it might be my favorite mock-up so far, if only because the super-simple slab-like design fits with my idea of what the actual tablet will look like.


    At this point, who cares to argue? We'll know soon enough if the "leaked photo" is legit, as Apple will likely unveil the real thing tomorrow in San Francisco. Of course, as one observer put it, we may not even be able to adequately envision all that the tablet will encompass. And it turns out that this has become a widely held view, particularly in the wake of Steve Jobs "prophetic" comments in Apple's earnings announcement yesterday.
    "The new products we are planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we're really excited about."

    Images via Tech Crunch
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Is This Our First Look At Apple's Tablet? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 43 Comments
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      i just placed my iphone at the same angle that was on and turned it off...then i downloaded a similar background...it reflects on both all angels....i then lowered the screen light and it still reflected off the iphone...but not in this picture
    1. alz0rz's Avatar
      alz0rz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Messany View Post


      Come on people. Look at this picture. Look at the "tablet" it is not covering all the keys.. however look at the reflection.. where are the keyboard keys in the reflection?

      Unless this guy set the tablet pic as his background?
    1. devteamtools's Avatar
      devteamtools -
      haha i hate to be the jerk of the thread, but the name ibook already was taken. me personally hope its gonna be called the itablet. islate just sounds so boring in my opinion.
    1. imgMOD's Avatar
      imgMOD -
      Quote Originally Posted by gthugballin View Post
      you dont see any keyboard keys in the reflection but the tablet clearly isn't covering them all. (toward the top of the tablet)
      Good call.

      -IMG
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      its real. i believe it
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      Quote Originally Posted by ALL DAY View Post
      Ha, they removed my post. Pussies. It's not easy being right all the time, let me tell you. I guess more "news" than rumors, speculation and carrier BS is too much to ask for from "the leading iPhone site". I'm done. I'll just search on Google News from now on. :/

      EDIT: Even better, just like MacRumors, we might as well change the name here to iPhoneRumors since the focus is not even anywhere near modding anymore. What a downfall.


      I love this site but I have to agree. Its all rumors now. but when the tablet comes out i'm sure there will be more modding/hack/cool stuff you can do with it again. hopefully
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      Quote Originally Posted by gthugballin View Post
      I love this site but I have to agree. Its all rumors now. but when the tablet comes out i'm sure there will be more modding/hack/cool stuff you can do with it again. hopefully
      geez people get off there back. after 4.0 is released you'll get all your iphone news. there just isn't that much right now id rather have this than nothing if it bothers you that much dont read it or go make your own iphone site with new news everyday but be warned if you do this and i read a rumor on it im gonna flame the
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    1. willis0037's Avatar
      willis0037 -
      The laptop screen is not that reflective, I can make right now a video of me using the itablet using photoshop and other programs
    1. kingskid07's Avatar
      kingskid07 -
      One of these was on 24 on last night. During the show's premiere on last week, they had another device that was a possibility, but they were careful to show no names. It was interesting that on last week's episode, Apple's products were all throughout the show.
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      Quote Originally Posted by robbpell View Post
      geez people get off there back. after 4.0 is released you'll get all your iphone news. there just isn't that much right now id rather have this than nothing if it bothers you that much dont read it or go make your own iphone site with new news everyday....

      i just said i love the site and then i said when the tablet comes out we will prolly get the modd/hack stuff...did you not read my post lol...flame urself.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alz0rz View Post
      Come on people. Look at this picture. Look at the "tablet" it is not covering all the keys.. however look at the reflection.. where are the keyboard keys in the reflection?

      Unless this guy set the tablet pic as his background?

      If you look really really close at your screen, you can see the keys of the MBP's reflection, very faintly though but you can still see the keys refeflection.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      might be real, but definatly my fav mock-up
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by imgMOD View Post
      Good call.

      -IMG

      Lol, no not a good call, look carefully and closely, the keys reflection is there!
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Fake phone looks fake.
    1. lighter's Avatar
      lighter -
      no figure prints on the screen?? wow this guy must be a neat freak!!
    1. Nicholas Knight's Avatar
      Nicholas Knight -
      look at the reflection of it on the macbook, its raised off the keyboard lol that is so fake
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post

      Lol, no not a good call, look carefully and closely, the keys reflection is there!
      yeah ill admit i can see the keys now...but the tablet is floating toward the back in the reflection... but good catch on my wrong call.. <3
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      Definitely fake. Look at the Apple Logo in the first image. The only places it should appear are the Macbook display and the reflection of the display on the supposed tablet. The schmuck that made this fake overlooked the fact that it is 100% impossible for that logo to show up in the tablet's reflection on the Macbook's display. The reflections you see on the tablet and the tablet's reflection should be completely different from each other.
    1. deucalion0's Avatar
      deucalion0 -
      It is of course a fake, but as there is only about 14 hours left for rumours to come out for this tablet, they are rushing and making stupid mistakes from which we can easily tell these are fakes !

      I can't wait till tomorrow and this is over with because for me I check this page 20 times a day as I'm a sucker for the rumours and all the wee bits of news but the tablet has been going for a while now and getting a bit boring, but this is just me of course!

      I do hope that they announce a new iphone, I won't ever buy the tablet simply because I use an iphone, netbook and PC and the tablet doesn't fit in with these computers...yet anyway, maybe some point in the future!

      But I am guessing that whatever they announce tomorrow it will look great and be cool as, well really cool as all apple stuff is!
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by gthugballin View Post
      you dont see any keyboard keys in the reflection but the tablet clearly isn't covering them all. (toward the top of the tablet)
      Are you blind? You must not be talking about the pic in the OP.