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10-26-2009, 08:14 AM #1
Today's Tablet Rumors: New SIM Tray, Times Honcho Blurts
Another week, another load of Apple Tablet rumors. Today's grab bag ranges from the sketchy to the plausible: a leaked photo of a supposed new SIM tray from a future Apple device, and some unguarded comments by the executive editor of the New York Times.
First, from the website chinaontrade.com comes a picture of something purporting to be an "Apple iTablet iPhone 4 Generation SIM Tray." The assertion does have some credence as the product comes from Foxconn, the Taiwan-based firm that has been consistently fingered in rumors as the likely tablet manufacturer. The tray has some bigger dimensions than the current iPhone SIM tray, and has a different eject mechanism, making it suitable for a larger device. In any regard, the clue is fairly thin on its own, thugh it does add to a growing pile of indications that the device is going to come from Apple's Far Eastern partner in the beginning of next year.
The other bit of news making the rounds this morning is a comment made by William Keller, the executive editor of the New York Times. He was making a speech before Times staff in a supposedly off-the-record meeting that was recorded on someone's camera and subsequently posted to Vimeo. Talking about future directions for the paper's digital edition, he made the following remark:
"I'm hoping we can get the newsroom more actively involved in the challenge of delivering our best journalism in the form of Times Reader, iPhone apps, WAP, or the impending Apple slate, or whatever comes after that."
The comments begin at about 8:15 in the video below:
[ame=http://vimeo.com/7166514]Bill Keller speaks to the digital group at The New York Times on Vimeo[/ame]
image via Engadget
10-26-2009, 08:19 AM #2
Apple Slate has a better ring to it than the iTablet, or something like that.
10-26-2009, 08:34 AM #3
Is this the same company who reported the new "chrome bezel" and "back housing" for the iPhone 3GS back in the spring? Yeah, how'd that rumor work out? Exact same iPhone design IIRC
10-26-2009, 08:35 AM #4
SLATE sounds like a rock....how about Itablet is fine. or they can can maybe call it istyle or i-going to make a lot of money for a apple
10-26-2009, 08:46 AM #5
this would imply that an Apple tablet would work on AT&T.....
10-26-2009, 09:20 AM #6
10-26-2009, 09:27 AM #7
Apple doesn't surprise me anymore.
10-26-2009, 09:37 AM #8
10-26-2009, 09:47 AM #9
Hopefully this is true. It would be great to have Internet when not around a wifi network.
10-26-2009, 09:59 AM #10
you have hears of tethering???? welcome to 2009
10-26-2009, 10:34 AM #11
Yep sure have. I have been tethering since PDAnet first came out. Love it!
10-26-2009, 11:06 AM #12
Tired of all these rumors and none are true til about 24-72 hours if that before the product lauch. The new iMac and white unibody macbook were not even presented with a huge event. Site was down then we had new apple products instantly duhh duhh
10-26-2009, 11:21 AM #13
WOW all the new things that are coming out here
10-26-2009, 12:56 PM #14
I PMed cash and poetic Sunday morning when I got the e-mail from chinaontrade.com. No response back though from them.
Oh, well. Good to see it made it's way to the news board!!
10-26-2009, 12:58 PM #15
How does Apple keep such good secrets?
10-26-2009, 01:35 PM #16
i think the tablet is going to be hugely revolutionary in the computer live music industry. i can allready see the possibilities.killall Terminal
10-26-2009, 02:47 PM #17
why can't they just admit that they are making it already...it's killin me lolIf I was any help, please hit the thanks button...
10-26-2009, 02:50 PM #18
Make it a mac computer and I will buy it. Make it a big itouch and I won't.
10-26-2009, 02:55 PM #19
i totally agree with that... I already have an iphone, why would i buy a giant one..lol but i would definitely spend like 800 if it was a fully functional mac..If I was any help, please hit the thanks button...
10-26-2009, 03:50 PM #20
Every business partner is tied down with non disclosure paperwork and even then they are not told everything, only what they need to know.
This is why they don't need media events anymore for their products, all they have to do is be quiet, not say anything, this then creates the buzz that we are all apart of, the media grabs it anyway and booooyaaar there is free advertisement!
I also like to think that Area 51 does not belong to the government of America but to Apple