Apple Tablet

  • Rumor: iPhone Boot Camp listserv confirms January 27th event?

    Rumor: iPhone Boot Camp listserv confirms January 27th event?

    This just came in through the tip line purporting to know for certain that the iSlate event will happen at the Yerba Buena Center in San Fran on January 27th, just as others have reported. The agenda should include a new SDK (probably iPhone/iSlate 4.0) and that most iPhone apps presumably run on the iSlate. n addition to the introduction of the iTablet hardware recent rumors have said that a… Read More

  • Valleywag's $100,000 Bounty For Apple Tablet Leaks May Face Legal Repercussions

    Valleywag's $100,000 Bounty For Apple Tablet Leaks May Face Legal Repercussions

    Tired of sifting through the mountains of rumors leading up to the (still unconfirmed) debut of the Apple Tablet on January 27? Valleywag, the Silicon Valley-focused Gawker blog, has just announced a bounty for anyone who turns over legitimate photos and/or video of the tablet in action. The rewards range from $10k to $100k depending on the type of media submitted: $10,000 for pictures… Read More

  • Why No iPhone Updates? The Tablet, Perhaps.

    Why No iPhone Updates? The Tablet, Perhaps.

    It’s been over three months since Apple last updated the iPhone OS to version 3.1.2. And while that’s not an unheard of amount of time between updates, it is quite a bit of time to go without any word that a new update is coming soon. Why? It could be because Apple doesn’t want to tip its hand about any information about the upcoming tablet, a new report today… Read More

  • No camera on iSlate? That ain't right

    No camera on iSlate? That ain't right


    Sources have sources who have insider information that there’s an internal rumor that there may not be a camera on the Apple tablet, which, of course, does not exist itself. That’s the word being passed around now, and personally I don’t buy it. A slate computer is a versatile object meant to be comfortable in many situations. On your lap, propped up on a stand, or cradled… Read More

  • Everything you need to know about Apple's new gesturing systems

    Everything you need to know about Apple's new gesturing systems

    With the official closure of FingerWorks, the multi-touch interface company Apple purchased five years ago, it is interesting to note just what FingerWorks had to offer and, more important, what Apple may be implementing into the upcoming tablet and, potentially, iPhone 4.0 software. Aside from the obvious click, drag, and pinch, FingerWorks has a large collection of odd gesture and swipe… Read More

  • Apple tablet 'confirmed' by France Télécom

    It sure does seem that the Apple tablet has been confirmed several times in the past few months. Well, here we go again! As some of you have already read on TechCrunch, a France Télécom/Orange executive has “confirmed” the existence of Apple’s highly anticipated tablet computer during a broadcast interview. Here’s hoping Apple releases the tablet as soon as possible… Read More

  • France Télécom / Orange Exec Confirms Apple Tablet Is On The Way

    France Télécom / Orange Exec Confirms Apple Tablet Is On The Way

    Apple is doing a fine job keeping shush about the tablet computer it has been working on for several years and which is due to be announced later this month in California. But just in case anyone was still in doubt about its imminent launch, France Télécom / Orange executive Stéphane Richard this morning confirmed on air that the device is to debut in the ‘next couple of… Read More

  • Apple's Pricing Smoke Around The Tablet Fire Grows Thicker

    Apple's Pricing Smoke Around The Tablet Fire Grows Thicker

    Two days ago, I wrote a speculative piece wondering if Apple hadn’t leaked some of the information about its forthcoming tablet device to the Wall Street Journal itself. I based this on a number of curiosities in the post, the timing of it, as well as the history between the secretive company and the publication. Today, The Mac Observer suspects the same thing happened. Only they have a… Read More

  • The Pricing Smoke Around The Tablet Fire

    The Pricing Smoke Around The Tablet Fire

    Just when you thought everyone was all talked out about the Apple Tablet, there comes more news. But today’s news is both odd and interesting for a few reasons. The big news today comes from a Wall Street Journal article which definitively states in the title: Apple to Ship Tablet Device in March. You’d think WSJ would be opposed to using such a title unless they were sure that it… Read More

  • WSJ: Apple Tablet shipping in March

    WSJ: Apple Tablet shipping in March


    This is not it This just in: the WSJ is reporting that an Apple Tablet device thinger will ship in March after a January announcement. The announcement should come on the 27th or the 28th, according on various sources. Apple Inc. plans to unveil a new multimedia tablet device later this month, but doesn’t plan on shipping the product until March, people briefed by the company… Read More

  • Gruber on the Tablet

    Gruber on the Tablet

    Good old John Gruber. While the rest of us are panting, he sits in the corner, calmly stroking his luxurious beard. He thinks the Tablet is real, the “leaks” and “mock-ups” aren’t real, all of his best sources say Apple’s best designers are incognito, and that Steve loves the project. Read More

  • The Apple Tablet: Will It Be Called iSlate, iGuide, Or Something Else?

    After discovering that Apple had registered iSlate.com in late 2006 (we dug a little deeper and found trademarks had been filed for ‘ISLATE’ in both the United States and Europe by a company that was most likely a dummy corporation set up by Apple), MacRumors has now discovered another possible name for the upcoming Apple tablet. MacRumors bases its report on the filing for a… Read More

  • iPhone rumors revisited

    iPhone rumors revisited

    Good old Harry McCracken has build up another one of his exhaustive topical examinations, this time turning his bespectacled gaze towards the iPhone. Like the iSlate or the iTablet or the iNinjaStar, analysts, journos, and bloggers frothed at the mouth for years before the product was announced. Take Kevin Rose’s exciting prediction, straight from “sources:” * January… Read More

  • The Apple Tablet: Will It Be Called iSlate, iGuide, Or Something Else?

    The Apple Tablet: Will It Be Called iSlate, iGuide, Or Something Else?

    After discovering that Apple had registered iSlate.com in late 2006 (we dug a little deeper and found trademarks had been filed for ‘ISLATE’ in both the United States and Europe by a company that was most likely a dummy corporation set up by Apple), MacRumors has now discovered another possible name for the upcoming Apple tablet. MacRumors bases its report on the filing for a… Read More

  • Rumor: John Biggs is making the Apple Tablet in his basement

    Rumor: John Biggs is making the Apple Tablet in his basement

    Hot news, everyone. I just received word from a reliable source deep within the confines of a Chinese brothel, that that our own John Biggs is making a 9.789-inch Apple Tablet in his basement. Now, you wouldn’t know that this random house in a quiet Brooklyn neighborhood is actually the home of a Apple design genius, but that’s what our source says, so it must be true. And all… Read More

  • The Wonder Of Apple's Tablet

    The Wonder Of Apple's Tablet

    In 2007, just prior to its launch, I was absolutely positive I wasn’t going to buy an iPhone. My rationale was that I didn’t even like using a cellphone, so why would I want a $600 one? What I wanted was a touch screen iPod — basically, an iPhone without the phone. In other words, I wanted an iPod touch, but that didn’t exist yet, so I would sit back and wait, I… Read More

  • Apple’s New Tablet To Be Baptized iSlate? Let’s Dig A Little Deeper

    Nice scoop by MacRumors, which reportedly retrieved historical evidence that Apple has acquired the domain name islate.com back in 2007. Apparently, the Cupertino company registered the domain through brand protection firm Mark Monitor to conceal the fact that the domain name is theirs, as usual, but was briefly listed as the owner at some point in the past nonetheless. If correct, that means… Read More

  • Condé Nast will officially be Apple tablet ready in 2010, apparently without Apple's help

    Condé Nast will officially be Apple tablet ready in 2010, apparently without Apple's help

    Well done, Apple. You’ve finally done it. You’ve got the world bending the knee for a device they’ve never seen, and which you deny exists. Condé Nast has declared that Wired will be Apple tablet-compatible by mid-2010, although they admit that Apple hasn’t actually told them how they might go about doing that. While this isn’t exactly comparable to adjusting… Read More

  • Foxconn to make and ship Apple tablet PC, says boy who cried wolf

    Foxconn to make and ship Apple tablet PC, says boy who cried wolf

    Blah, blah, blah. Apple tablet to come from here. Apple tablet going there. Apple tablet coming soon on the backs of unicorns. All the rumors are played out, but yet here’s another one, stating that sure ’nuff, the fabled Apple tablet is coming in the first quarter of 2010. We here go again. Read More

  • Apple brings back Newton designer, defines irony

    Apple brings back Newton designer, defines irony

    That fact that Apple has rehired Michael Tchao, one of the original Newton developers, is likely to stir up stories and posts about the Apple tablet. But the man has had a storied past in the CE field and Apple might have brought him back on board after a 15 year hiatus just because of his impressive resume. Or they need help on the Apple tablet marketing. Actually, that’s probably… Read More