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  • Steve Jobs Focused on Apple Tablet

    Steve Jobs has been focusing nearly all his energy on bringing the Apple tablet to market since his return to Apple after a liver transplant reports the Wall Street Journal.
    Those working on the project are under intense scrutiny from Mr. Jobs, particularly with regard to the product's advertising and marketing strategy.

    Mr. Jobs's focus on the tablet has been jarring for some Apple employees, who had grown accustomed to a level of freedom over strategy and products while the CEO was on leave, said a person familiar with the matter. "People have had to readjust" to Mr. Jobs being back
    Anonymous sources claim that Jobs has killed off the tablet twice in recent years due to poor battery life and lack of internal memory capacity. Apparently the tablet has advanced past these issues and Jobs is pushing it forward to a launch expected sometime in Q1 of 2010.

    Everything above is in question however as Jobs responded to the WSJ saying much of what was reported was "incorrect."

    Recent reports concerning the Apple tablet claim that it will be able to run the nearly 70,000 applications available in the App Store, have 3g internet via an AT&T or Verizon connection, cost $500-700, and all be controled via 7-10" screen.

    edit: if it can in fact run app store applications that in no way means it wont be running closer to a full version of mac os x than the iphone

    image is an artists concept via lecentre.net
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Focused on Apple Tablet started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. JustinPizzle's Avatar
      JustinPizzle -
      im excited
    1. mattylee's Avatar
      mattylee -
      What use could I possibly have for a bigger iphone? I already have an iphone. Plus if it's a bigger iphone it'd eat into the iphone/ipod touch market, and apple doesn't like having products that cannibalise apparently.

      Here's hoping it runs a proper version of OSX.
    1. Girrelephant Master's Avatar
      Girrelephant Master -
      The biggest problem of getting AppStore apps is going to be porting apps to a much larger screen.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Where is the preorder?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      I still want one.
      I seriously hope it doesn't cost too much though...
    1. HDoan112's Avatar
      HDoan112 -
      i dont get whats so special about this.... it sounds like a big iPhone to me, correct me if i'm wrong
    1. skj8100's Avatar
      skj8100 -
      I would be absolutely shocked if all it ran was the iPhone os. I definitely think whatever it is will be closer to os x than iPhone os.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      It's more like a touchscreen macbook.
      Apple Tablet should be much more powerful than just a "big iPhone"
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      I think I'll pass on this one tbh. Typing on a touchscreen keyboard which is big is gonna be hard if it's not going to be responsive. But time will tell.
    1. DaCodec's Avatar
      DaCodec -
      Very Cool! Can we jailbreak it, when it comes out?

    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      why wouldn't it be responsive? It's apple!
    1. estes123's Avatar
      estes123 -
      i want one maybe even 2 of them cant wait !!!!
    1. cpotoso's Avatar
      cpotoso -
      gosh! I really hope it is a full-fledged OSX not a big iphone. I won't see the use for crippleware. Give me a real computer (like the windoze tablets are).

      Quote Originally Posted by cpotoso View Post
      gosh! I really hope it is a full-fledged OSX not a big iphone. I won't see the use for crippleware. Give me a real computer (like the windoze tablets are).
      I won't play the silly "jailbreaking" game. Give me a real machine I can do things with it (load the browser I want, the applications I want, be able to connect an external HD and external KB if I so want, connect a printer, etc).

    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I hope it runs snow cat
    1. supreme-livin's Avatar
      supreme-livin -
      2 please
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      i wouldnt mind having one
    1. NookaDooka's Avatar
      NookaDooka -
      This is going to kill the netbook for sure!