iTablet suppliers named
Further proof of Apple's inbound 10in tablet PC?
Some of the firms tasked with supplying parts for Apple’s rumoured tablet PC have been named.
Industry sources reportedly told Taiwanese website Apple Daily that Wintek Corp will supply the tablet’s touch-sensitive display, which it’s widely believed will measure 10in.
The Dynapack International Technology Corp will provide the batteries for each Apple tablet, it also was reported.
The tablet PC – often nicknamed the iTablet – will, of course, only sport Apple branding. But the industry sources also claimed that Hon Hai Precision Industry Co has been selected as the firm tasked with screwing each iTablet together.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co is more commonly known as Foxconn – a firm that’s already worked with Apple to produce the iPhone, various iPod models and the Mac mini.
Apple’s yet to confirm official plans for a tablet PC and, if its previous products announcements are anything to go by, confirmation will only come on the day the firm unveils the iTablet.
Nonetheless, it was reported yesterday that Apple’s planning to launch the iTablet this September. A potential price hasn’t been leaked. ®
No. they use the same *processors* as everyone else now - the rest of the components were always the same - in fact Apple were using many technologies before anyone else such as Firewire, Wireless networking and USB to name a few (NB fanboi's; this isn't the same as saying Apple *invented* the technology, merely implemented it first). So, when Mac had different processors, would the analogy work better in your mind? What is it with you dim-witted, childish fanbois? Why don't you think things through?
"BAD analogy on your part. Apple runs on the same roads (network/internet), uses the same petrol (electricity) and has the same basic features. In short, Seania's point was well made, why are the bitching, but yours was full of errors."
Sure, Apple runs on the same roads, but it can only run on some of them (iPhone is only available on O2 in the UK and AT&T in the US).
Sure it uses the same petrol (apps, I was thinking) but you can only load apps from the app store, not from anywhere else, hence the analogy.
In terms of basic features (e.g. steering wheel), iPhone has, for instance, no multi-tasking.
I rest my case, m'lud.
@Hombre sin nombre
"I'm absolutely certain he was referring to software and Apple's bad record with third-party compatibility."
Huh? There's a huge wealth of software available for Macs and only a small portion of that is written by Apple.
@Aaron 10, good post.
now some answers...
"Apple products use the same componants as PCs you idjut, just in shiny wrappers."
ferraris are fancy Fiats. and they do lack things found in other cars. You think the metal or fibre glass in a ferrari is somehow "better" metal etc. than in a ford?
"Good analogy, assuming the Ferrari only runs on Ferrari-sanctioned roads, and can only use petrol dispensed from Ferrari-sanctioned garages, and lacks basic features like seats, steering wheel and an engine. Shyah."
Just tried to put the dashboard from a ferrari into a mini. didnt work. bloody ferrari !!! ripping people off as always.
Are you suggesting I can put a HP motherboard in my dell laptop?? last time i check you could replace parts like HD' s etc in a mac and you can run os x , windows , linux on it. Maybe you are saying that linux is bad because it also doesnt natively run win apps?
Good job personal preference and freedom of choice exists. Option are not 'bad' just because they are not your options...
Its strange how 99% of people who use macs think they are worth the money, but 99% of people who use PC's think they are too expensive but are unwilling to accept others opinions. Open your minds
RE: B 9
I'm absolutely certain he was referring to software and Apple's bad record with third-party compatibility. Not redundantly obvious things like power and the internet.