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12-31-2009, 08:12 AM #1
Another Confirmation of Apple's Tablet
If Apple is really trying to keep their tablet under wraps until next month's big reveal, someone in Cupertino should probably have told Kai-Fu Lee to tone down his loose lips on his widely-read blog. The former president of Google China did, indeed, confirm the worst kept secret in the computer world: the Apple tablet is coming.
"Most surprising, Apple predicts production of nearly 10 million [units] in the first year!"
What juicy gossip does Lee present in his blog? For starters, the tablet will allegedly weigh less than a MacBook Air (see quote below). Basically operating as a large iPhone, the tablet will also come with a 10.1-inch multitouch touchscreen as predicted. Although various names have been proposed, it appears that "iGuide" won't be the name of the device itself, but rather a service somehow related to the tablet.
"The Apple Tablet looks like a bigger iPhone that sports an awesome UI packed in a beautiful 10.1-inch screen. The tablet combines the functions of both netbook and kindle, an ebook reader. It has virtual keyboard for text entry and a webcam for video conferencing."
Image via TechnoBlog
12-31-2009, 08:20 AM #2
PLEASE don't let it be a modification to iPhone OS! Give us OS X! I will buy it then, and only then.
12-31-2009, 08:26 AM #3
I agree with Chris it sounds like this tablet wont even be a computer and will lack lots of features. Especially if its cheaper then my $1600 macbook i bought.
12-31-2009, 08:27 AM #4
Man I can't wait.I love my iPhone Cydia style.
12-31-2009, 08:33 AM #5
12-31-2009, 08:36 AM #6
hmm, unless it's in the price range of 300-400 bucks, then I want an actual OS on it so it can be used for computing purposes. Or if it has a modified version of the iPhone OS, it better include the simple computer functions like being able to print, using a mouse or keyboard (over bluetooth) and the ability to output to a monitor.Really?
12-31-2009, 08:42 AM #7
Sign me up im there just need a release date so I can invest in Apple
12-31-2009, 08:50 AM #8
I'll be pissed if they use the iPhone OS bullcrap that's locked down; an atom processor is no good if it's restricted and underclocked
12-31-2009, 09:56 AM #9
just push it out already... theyve been on the pot too long now...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
12-31-2009, 09:57 AM #10
I love it already!
12-31-2009, 10:01 AM #11
12-31-2009, 10:48 AM #12
Wow. I bet it'll run iTunes Apps! Imagine playing some of the iPhone/Touch games on a bigger screen? Could this be the DS killer? Aren't there rumors that Apple wants to take on gaming? Why am I so full of questions this morning?
12-31-2009, 10:59 AM #13
Can't wait for this tablet- 16GB - Jailbroken
- 16GB - Not Jaibroken.
12-31-2009, 11:19 AM #14
iphone os= fail
i dont want an oversized iphone
12-31-2009, 11:26 AM #15
Also, Mr. Obvious (Lee) hasn't written anything new about current rumors that are circulating....Apple will partner with American networks for service here in the US? And we get a discount if we sign up for a contract? Gee thanks for those little tidbits Mr. Lee"To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." -- William Shakespeare
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12-31-2009, 12:38 PM #16
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12-31-2009, 02:20 PM #18
No need to worry guys, 2010 is just a few ticks away!
12-31-2009, 02:33 PM #19
Because typing on that big hunk of glass that lacks any kind of tactile feedback will be fun right? Wrong. The only way typing for more than 5 seconds wouldn't be excruciatingly slow and clumsy would be if you connected a USB keyboard to it, and you might as well have a netbook at that point. 10" iPhone FTL
12-31-2009, 04:53 PM #20
My only concern really is what OS it's running.. Hope it's OSX and not the iPhone OS.
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