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01-06-2010, 06:17 AM #1
3D Capabilities for the Apple Tablet?
Rumors of an Apple tablet have lingered for so long that one must wonder if Apple encountered so many hitches on the path of development that the product's initial rumored launch last year had to be delayed until January of this year. If true, it's an equally fair assumption to wonder if the "iSlate" is so richly packed with cool features and capabilities that a January 2010 launch may actually be ahead of schedule rather than behind. Just this week, for example, we're getting new information about the supposed forthcoming tablet that could reveal 3D components to the device.
The Baltimore Sun escalated the rumor mill yesterday with a provocative report raising the prospect of the tablet's multi-functional aspects, one of which could be an advanced e-reader that may wholly shake Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's nook out of their respective comfort zones.
According to news reports, the device -- which might or might not be called iSlate -- could be unveiled as early as this month, and shipped in March. No one has the specs, but reports portray the device as larger than the other e-readers, and more expensive. Then again, the iWhatever will likely do much more than the first generation of e-readers -- think, music and videos. And it will likely have Apple's signature coolness, which consumers seem happy to pay Steve Jobs for.
As if that weren't enough to make Apple-ites hyperventilate, Baltimore Sun tech blogger Gus Sentementes notes that the device could have some form of 3-D graphics. That would certainly add some punch to graphic novels! (By coincidence, the Apple speculation comes as ESPN has announced a new 3D network that will broadcast 85 games in its first year.) With 3D televisions coming on the market this year, and the popularity of movies such as "Avatar," it's just a matter of time before e-readers give us similar versions of Elizabeth Bennet.
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01-06-2010, 06:39 AM #2
i dont think apple will top that tablet/tablet pc that was announced earlier today it looked nice with the linux hybrid system and then the windows 7 basic when you you plug the keyboard and track pad in
and im taking a graphics course next year so im looking for a good tablet computer so i think this will be year i get one
01-06-2010, 07:28 AM #3
just bring it out already...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
01-06-2010, 08:06 AM #4
01-06-2010, 09:02 AM #5
There are a LOT of 3D channels coming out soon, and the company that nails it out of the gate first will probably make a killing. Now that we live in a post-Avatar world, millions more people have been exposed to what 3D can offer.
That would be an amazing step in the right direction if they make the Tablet 3D-Ready. Apple would make a killing in the royalties for 3rd-party polarized glasses (for 3D viewing) alone.
Actually, it sounds too good to be true.
Keep in mind, people, this is the same company that couldn't put a camera in the iPod Touch 3G.
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01-06-2010, 12:22 PM #8
Is it too much to ask that ALL rumours on the expected "iPlate", 'iMactab" "iTab", or "iwhatever" and what it will potentially be able to do or what's inside it are dropped henceforth and let us patiently wait for the unveiling??! It's becoming annoying!!
01-06-2010, 12:27 PM #9
Whatever this thing is called or has in it won't live up to the rumors and/or the image you have created in your little head.
01-06-2010, 12:52 PM #10
OMG THINK ABOUT IT
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01-06-2010, 01:15 PM #11
I doubt it'll have 3D capabilities. Apple tends to bring out bogged down devices before they beef it up in later reiterations.
The iSlate, or whatever, will most likely have similar capabilities to the first generation e-readers, but will also have iPhone/iPod Touch capabilities as well. Nothing really new, just all in one nice sleek device.#eli7e revived me
01-06-2010, 01:21 PM #12
I bet there won't even be a tablet announcement this year.I'm MYAATT DAAAMOOON!!!
01-06-2010, 01:23 PM #13
That's quite intresting. I hope it come out pretty soon
01-06-2010, 03:00 PM #14
I doubt it'll have 3D capabilities.
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01-06-2010, 03:58 PM #15
U guys comments make alot of sense EXCEPT there have been many great things that have slipped the "Major Annoucement Radar" like the MacBook Pro 13 and White MacBook Unibody all with increased processor speeds. So, I bet if all this hype is building up must be an impressive device. I hope the dev team is working on our jailbreak/unlock for the new fw. Hint Hint
01-06-2010, 04:35 PM #16
This site posts A LOT of rumors :-\
01-06-2010, 06:03 PM #17
hp is supos to reveal theres tonight around 9 pm
microsoft ceo is goin to release it at the show durin his speach
01-06-2010, 07:01 PM #18
The Nano with a camera was a "rumor", and viola - it happened.
The 3Gs with a magnetometer was a "rumor" as well.. and what do you know - it happened.
The 3Gs with an OLED screen was a "rumor"... oh wait, that didn't happen.
Can't win them all. MMi, keep on posting these rumors! Some are bound to end up being right.#eli7e revived me
01-06-2010, 07:03 PM #19
I heard it will also cure cancer and bring about world peace.
01-06-2010, 07:32 PM #20
talk about lame!!!!!!