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Apple tablet finally a reality?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Dec 2009 22:35 User comments (21)

Apple tablet finally a reality? After word spread that Apple had rented a stage for a "major" announcement in January, the rumor mill was at full speed that the oft-rumored Apple-branded tablet may finally be a reality.
The Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster all had stories over the past few days, claiming that a "a major product announcement" was set for January. Munster gives it a 50/50 chance of being the tablet, while the WSJ says Apple is already debriefing media companies on how their content would work on the devices.

Munster said the tablet would likely be 7-10 inches, and would be priced between $500-700, giving it competitiveness in the netbook market without actually being a netbook. The tablet's OS would be a tweaked iPhone OS, or a multi-touch-enabled Mac OS X.

Additionally, the device could have 3G wireless integrated, and could be sold through cell phone carriers. Covering all bases, the tablet could also include e-book software for books that could eventually be sold through the iTunes Store.

We will keep you updated.

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21 user comments

125.12.2009 23:34

I'd agree with everything but the price... Munster thinks the iSlate is going to be only $100 - $300 more than the iPhone? (Retail cost is $399 unsubsidized).

This is Apple. This thing is going to START @ $699 for the crippled version, and the normal one (With decent storage) will probably cost $799-$899

225.12.2009 23:38
llongtheD
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Hey great, another ridiculously overpriced DRM laden product from apple!

326.12.2009 0:13

Well lets be hopeful they have learned something with this past sistuation of sticking to one company if they are going to have 3G intergrated on it. That would be NOT to have it on AT&T's network.

426.12.2009 0:53

Originally posted by llongtheD:
Hey great, another ridiculously overpriced DRM laden product from apple!
Isn't that how all Apple items are?

526.12.2009 2:03

Originally posted by xiromisho:
I'd agree with everything but the price... Munster thinks the iSlate is going to be only $100 - $300 more than the iPhone? (Retail cost is $399 unsubsidized).

This is Apple. This thing is going to START @ $699 for the crippled version, and the normal one (With decent storage) will probably cost $799-$899

626.12.2009 2:07

Originally posted by xiromisho:
I'd agree with everything but the price... Munster thinks the iSlate is going to be only $100 - $300 more than the iPhone? (Retail cost is $399 unsubsidized).

This is Apple. This thing is going to START @ $699 for the crippled version, and the normal one (With decent storage) will probably cost $799-$899
Yeah! Another ridiculously priced and incredibly desirable product for Apple! When and where can I get in line to buy one?

726.12.2009 11:08

Quote:
Originally posted by llongtheD:
Hey great, another ridiculously overpriced DRM laden product from apple!
Isn't that how all Apple items are?
It will be hacked or jailbroken in no time.

826.12.2009 22:24

Originally posted by llongtheD:
Hey great, another ridiculously overpriced DRM laden product from apple!
They do it just to annoy the incessantly whiny ignoramuses out there.

926.12.2009 23:01
llongtheD
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Quote:
Originally posted by llongtheD:
Hey great, another ridiculously overpriced DRM laden product from apple!
They do it just to annoy the incessantly whiny ignoramuses out there.
I think they do it so idiots like you can whine about other people having an opinion. Nice post though apple fan boy, you've probably already got your pre-order in. I apologize if I insulted the corporation that has been raping you. Monetarily of course.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Dec 2009 @ 23:04

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

1026.12.2009 23:02

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by llongtheD:
Hey great, another ridiculously overpriced DRM laden product from apple!
They do it just to annoy the incessantly whiny ignoramuses out there.
I think they do it so idiots like you can whine about other people having an opinion. Nice post though apple fanboy, you've probably already got your pre-order in. Didn't mean to insult the corporation that has been raping you. Monetarily of course.
Thanks for proving my point! :-)

1126.12.2009 23:06
llongtheD
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I don't think I needed to prove to anyone your an apple fan boy, it was right there in your post. Maybe you should post your opinion about the article instead of making insulting comments. Maybe then YOU could prove you have a point. :)
If you disagree with me, and like their products great, to each his own, post about that. We don't need to make it personal.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Dec 2009 @ 23:24

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

1226.12.2009 23:47

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by llongtheD:
Hey great, another ridiculously overpriced DRM laden product from apple!
They do it just to annoy the incessantly whiny ignoramuses out there.
Now now, just because he doesn't share your love for Apple, there is no reason to post personal messages with no regards to the article.

BACK ON TOPIC PLEASE.

1327.12.2009 1:21

I like peaches better than apples!

So what exactly is this going to be, an XXL screen iphone?

1429.12.2009 0:46

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
I like peaches better than apples!

So what exactly is this going to be, an XXL screen iphone?
No, you can get software for an iPhone...this will be running MacOS.

This is just downright pathetic...a 7"-10" tablet and people are excited? HP was making 15" tablets years ago...you can get a tablet from just about any company (other than Apple). With the screen size, it would seem that it is little more than a netbook without the keyboard, for twice the price. If apple wants to compete in the netbook market, why don't they make a netbook??? If they want to compete in the tablet market, why don't they make a tablet? Why would they make something that offers neither the performance and versitility of a tablet nor the portability of a netbook? All well...who cares, they could make Manure-based air fresheners and apple fans would buy them...there would even be people who would "Jail Break" their air fresheners to smell like something else...and I am sure AT&T would be happy to sell them with a 2-year contract.

1529.12.2009 0:54

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
I like peaches better than apples!

So what exactly is this going to be, an XXL screen iphone?
i like soft peaches..but tiny ones.. micro-soft peaches :)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Dec 2009 @ 0:58

mods go home

1629.12.2009 3:06

Quote:
Originally posted by cyprusrom:
I like peaches better than apples!

So what exactly is this going to be, an XXL screen iphone?
i like soft peaches..but tiny ones.. micro-soft peaches :)

Microsoft only makes lemmons.

1729.12.2009 3:14

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No, you can get software for an iPhone...this will be running MacOS.

So does the iPhone. Technically it's called iPhone OS, but it's basically just an ultraportable version of OS X.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Dec 2009 @ 3:15

1829.12.2009 3:18

Quote:
Microsoft only makes lemmons.

I like lemons too...Lemon Drop Shooter,hmmm,yummy!

1929.12.2009 8:13

Quote:
Quote:
Microsoft only makes lemmons.

I like lemons too...Lemon Drop Shooter,hmmm,yummy!
When life hands you lemons, squirt the juice in your enemies' eyes.

2029.12.2009 9:43

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Microsoft only makes lemmons.

I like lemons too...Lemon Drop Shooter,hmmm,yummy!
When life hands you lemons, squirt the juice in your enemies' eyes.

Not if you like lemon juice...that'd be a waste.

211.1.2010 6:01

Quote:
Quote:
No, you can get software for an iPhone...this will be running MacOS.

So does the iPhone. Technically it's called iPhone OS, but it's basically just an ultraportable version of OS X.
iPhoneOS is about as close to Snow Leapord as Windows Mobile is to Windows 7.

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