Apple tablet unveiling brought forward
Moles move launch from 'early 2010' to September 2009
Apple addicts need no longer wait until early 2010 to get their hands on the firm’s long-rumoured tablet PC, because – contrary to an earlier report - it’s since emerged that the firm’s gunning for a launch within months.
People briefed on the subject recently told newspaper the Financial Times that Apple’s working towards a September 2009 launch date for the tablet PC.
While specific technical details are still scarce, the unnamed sources did apparently reveal that the tablet will have a touchscreen display measuring up to 10in. A potential price hasn’t emerged, yet.
Such a large display will obviously make the Apple tablet a target for movie fans – a conclusion that led one entertainment executive to tell the newspaper: “It’s going to be fabulous for watching movies”.
The tablet will also connect to the Internet, it was reported, but probably won’t be able to make telephone calls.
Apple’s tablet PC will be launched alongside a music album entertainment deal, internally nicknamed “Cocktail”, sources also told the newspaper.
This will see reportedly record labels EMI, Sony Music, Warner Music and the Universal Music Group bundle interactive booklets, sleeve notes and other interactive features in with music downloads bought through iTunes. ®
You got it all wrong
It's called the iPage
said it before
Take a look at how people are actually using those millions of iPod Touch and iPhones; games, books and other niche/vertical market apps (all 50,000+ of them on the store) are important capabilitiesm, probably becoming more important than just playing MP3's or making calls which any $50 device can do. You can buy a cheap Chinese knock-off (or a Palm Pre) that can play video/MP3's, or work as a cell-phone as well as any iPod/iPhone, but none I have seen will run Apple App store games/applications. Archos have also proven the market for larger more capable media players; and Archos don't have anything like the software or music/video store tie in's that Apple have.
Apple would have huge amounts of data about how people use Apple devices; far more than people writing this off before it is made public. I suspect that they could keep ahead of the market; if the new device is the right balance or price/performance. Given Apples recent track record, it would be foolish to just write them off.
the appletards are going to get conned into paying stupid amounts of money for what will effectively be a touchscreen 10" photo frame unit.
Flexible screen is the killer app...
If Stevie shows us a full-colour screen that can be rolled into a wee cylinder, then all will be well in the world...
It would be good to see somethng like a 6" screen ipod touch with a 1024*768 screen for real web
also only need to drop in the same cpu but at 800mhz and gpu from the iphone 3gs and 512mb system ram and it could do it for £350-£400
slap in 32- 64gb flash and its a great system. and would even eat into the xbox and ps3 market as the games would still look good on a 6" screen as it would just be able to still pocket it just.
And of Cause it would run all ipod touch apps to.
But what the fuck do i know lol