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  • Apple further tips their hand about tablet name

    Apple further tips their hand about tablet name

    It appears that Apple has tipped their hand regarding the name of their expected tablet computer. Way back in September of 2009, Apple filed to oppose Fujitsu regarding the name, “iPad”. Apple hasn’t been aggressive about fighting for the name, but they did file for the name on an international scale, and they own that trademark. Read More

  • The Apple Tablet rumors the other blogs are afraid to publish

    The Apple Tablet rumors the other blogs are afraid to publish

    CrunchGear is, as you know, the internet’s primary nexus for trade secrets, corporation-breaking revelations, and the latest salacious home videos of tech CEOs (yes, Jen-Hsun Hwang, we have that one). Our power to elevate or crush giants in the industry is kept in check only by our unerring discretion — and by a set of laws, carved into amber slabs and venerated constantly in a… Read More

  • 'Garbage Men': A short comedic take on the hype surrounding the Apple Tablet

    'Garbage Men': A short comedic take on the hype surrounding the Apple Tablet

    This is a story about Louie, a municipal sanitation worker. It’s called “Garbage Men.” It’s fiction. It takes place on January 27, 2010, the day and date of the big Apple announcement. It has mild profanity because that’s how people talk. \Alarm rings at 3:30am\ Louie: God damn it. After 10 years this doesn’t get any easier. Read More

  • Anticipating the Apple Tablet: When journalism becomes fanfiction

    For the record, I’m writing these words on a MacBook Pro; the third Mac I’ve owned in the past twelve months. As I do so, I’m listening to music on iTunes through my standard issue iPod headphones, so as not to disturb my neighbours. Less than a foot from where I’m sitting, my iPhone sits charging. I am – as marketers might have it put – “a… Read More

  • Anticipating the Apple Tablet: When journalism becomes fanfiction

    Anticipating the Apple Tablet: When journalism becomes fanfiction

    For the record, I’m writing these words on a MacBook Pro; the third Mac I’ve owned in the past twelve months. As I do so, I’m listening to music on iTunes through my standard issue iPod headphones, so as not to disturb my neighbours. Less than a foot from where I’m sitting, my iPhone sits charging. I am – as marketers might have it put – “a… Read More

  • Why in the name of all that is wonderful would you want a slate with a 5" screen?

    Why in the name of all that is wonderful would you want a slate with a 5" screen?


    Dell debuted some sort of slate product at CES. At first I was intrigued, and then someone told me the size. Five inch screen. Five inches, people. That’s one and a half inches more than an iPhone. Take your thumbs and index fingers and make a little window with them — you know, like a photographer or director does. That’s about five inches if your hands are at all like mine. Read More

  • Will Next Week's Apple Event Finally Bring Background Apps To The iPhone?

    This morning, after many months of rampant speculation over the enigmatic Tablet, Apple officially invited scores of press to a special media event to be held January 27. The debut of the Tablet seems all but a given according to most reports, but there are some secondary announcements that also stand to be huge — especially the rumors that we may also see the launch of iPhone 4.0. … Read More

  • Apple's January 27 event invites just hit inboxes all over the world

    Apple's January 27 event invites just hit inboxes all over the world

    Huzzahs and alarums! Apple’s January 27 event has just been announced to tech journos all over the world with a new invite reading “Come see our latest creation” hitting inboxes left and right. The event will happen on January 27 at 10am PST. Read More

  • All the iPhone4/iSlate rumors in one image

    All the iPhone4/iSlate rumors in one image


    Good old Steve just put up a great graphic detailing all of the possible rumors about whatever the heck Apple is releasing whenever it will release it. Rumors include the “glowing Apple logo” as well as a “touch sensitive case.” I think the iSlate will also give worms to ex-girlfriends. Click to embiggen. Read More

  • 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