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  • Images Surface of Apparently Apple Branded Tiny Touchscreen

    New and intriguing photos have surfaced courtesy of the very folks who have a history of successfully showcasing many iPhone components and parts before the devices are formally introduced to the public. The Taiwanese blog Apple.pro has published curious pics of what appears to be a relatively dinky Apple-branded touchscreen or LCD display.

    In May, the blog made waves and generated no shortage of attention for displaying the white panel of the iPhone 4 weeks before the next generation Apple smartphone was unveiled at the 2010 WWDC. This, of course, is just one example of a recent "inside scoop" to which Apple.pro has been privy. Of course, on occasion, they've gotten it wrong - like a false call that Apple would roll out a 15-inch MacBook Air. Nonetheless, these images are certainly thought-provoking, even though no one on the outside knows what the small screen could ultimately be used for.

    One theory presented by Apple.pro, however, suggests that the little screen may eventually find its place in an iPod touch nano, iPod touch shuffle, or a some other yet-to-be announced product or iDevice that is customized for a minuscule touchscreen. Needless to say, until we get a better idea of the hardware that will accompany this uncovered screen, we simply can't nail down any definitive estimates for its potential application. The site even created a hypothetical image of the screen in use for the still-imagined iWatch.

    In the grand scheme of things, though, Apple would have to alter its current hand-held product line pretty substantially to accommodate this screen, which simply wouldn't mesh, for example, with the current iPod nano.

    Only time will tell what Apple is up to (if anything) with this one.

    Images via Apple.pro
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Images Surface of Apparently Apple Branded Tiny Touchscreen started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I would so get the iWatch
    1. Hitek146's Avatar
      Hitek146 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      I, for one, can't really even see the purpose of a trackpad screen. Seems incredibly pointless to me. I would hope they would make a touchscreen macbook before they added a touchscreen trackpad...
      The laptop I'm using right now has an LCD in the touchpad, and it can be quite useful. Calculator mode, for example...

      Toshiba 5205-S703(Upgraded to 2.4GHz Processor)
    1. annual's Avatar
      annual -
      Apple will eventually make all their iPods touch screen. Maybe with not a OS like the iTouch but most certainly touch screen on all their future products soon.
    1. CMOSlabs's Avatar
      CMOSlabs -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      I would so get the iWatch
      I agree, I need a update from my old iWatch

    1. JonnyBoy123's Avatar
      JonnyBoy123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Micara57 View Post
      It looks more like a solar panel to me.
      Thats exactly what I thought when I saw the pic! Apple is probly making either a new device with solar or updating a device like a solar iPad or something. What ever it is, Apple has been planning its functionality since 2009! ( Look at the photo to see the 2009) We will have to wait and see what Apple has planned for us now!