iPad

  • 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

  • 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

  • Apple patents some kind of pen-based digital ink thing

    Apple patents some kind of pen-based digital ink thing

    Clearly this is either an old patent or a Macguffin because whatever this thing is it’s not the iPad. Basically you’ve got some sort of tablet app for recognizing pen input in phrases instead of in “chunks.” 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

  • The coming tablet wars

    The coming tablet wars

    Come back with me to 2001. A young man got up on stage one afternoon in November to announce something new and amazing: an operating system dedicated to tablet computing. That young man was Microsoft’s Bill Gates and that operating system was Windows XP Tablet PC edition. Chances are that is the first and last time you saw a working tablet computer. The thinking was this: if you can… Read More

  • Rumor: Apple tablet to run full OS X 10.5? Three screen sizes, too?

    Rumor: Apple tablet to run full OS X 10.5? Three screen sizes, too?

    And here we have yet another Apple tablet rumor to be bandied about all the livelong day. According to Gizmodo, “a source that has always been 100% reliable” says that Apple may be working on 13- and 15-inch tablets (aside from just the rumored 10-inch one) and that one of those tablets was seen running a full-fledged version of OS X 10.5. Read More

  • The iPad Revealed: Purported screenshots of the Apple tablet OS

    The iPad Revealed: Purported screenshots of the Apple tablet OS


    Click to see it larger I’m not able to confirm or deny these shots are of anything out of Apple but our source tells us these are very early screens of something that “Steve wants,” suggesting that the iPad is more movie watching device than anything else. Read More

  • New Apple Tablet Interface Pics? Probably Not, But Who Knows.

    New Apple Tablet Interface Pics? Probably Not, But Who Knows.

    We just received an anonymous tip containing some supposed pictures of the interface for Apple’s forthcoming tablet computer. Are they real? Who knows. There are some peculiarities, like the keyboard jumping all over the place on the screen. And the menu system looks a little un-Apple for what is clearly a movie trailer section. Also, why is the play/pause area so transparent? I think… Read More

  • Jobs focusing on tablet – in other breaking news, the sky is blue

    Jobs focusing on tablet – in other breaking news, the sky is blue


    I’m not sure what everyone expected Jobs to be working on, but the Wall Street Journal, ever vigilant, has ascertained that he is “pouring almost all of his attention into” the tablet. Did you think he’s been coming in every day to scrapbook? Read More

  • Android MID identified as the MID-560, looks pretty

    Android MID identified as the MID-560, looks pretty


    Can’t wait for your iPad? Get you one of these. This is the MID-560, the odd device we saw yesterday that seemed to be a cross between an iPod Touch and the G1. The company who makes it is called SMiT and it has an 800×480 pixel display. Read More

  • Saturday iPod/iPad rumors, fresh like your mom's cookies

    Saturday iPod/iPad rumors, fresh like your mom's cookies

    Good afternoon and welcome to Chez Apple Rumors. Your first lunch course will be an iPod Touch with a camera followed by the accidental insertion of something called the IPAD into a survey for Borders Books. Can I get anyone anything to drink? So we begin this Eng video of the iPod Touch with camera that we talked about this week. It’s apparently a prototype model that was ground to bits… Read More

  • Yeah, we get it: The new iPods will have cameras

    Yeah, we get it: The new iPods will have cameras


    First we break the news then everyone and their dog confirms it again and again and again. Yes. The new iPods will have cameras. Straight up. They will look like the old iPods, only with cameras.Case makers, inexplicably, know what’s up. Read More

  • That September Apple Tablet? More Like A 2010 Apple Tablet.

    That September Apple Tablet? More Like A 2010 Apple Tablet.

    At this point, it seems like people are just talking themselves in a circle about the rumored Apple Tablet. Everyone is so excited for it, not matter what it actually is, that they’re starting to convince themselves that it could drop as soon as next month. Rumors of that date started after an all-over-the-place report last month by the Financial Times, that seemed to suggest the tablet… Read More

  • Videos: Probably Fake Apple Tablet In Action. But Awesome.

    Videos: Probably Fake Apple Tablet In Action. But Awesome.

    Simply by Apple’s law of averages, the likelihood that the following two videos are real, is very small. If someone was able to sneak out one video of the Apple Tablet in action, it’d be a miracle, but two? Now you’re just tempting fate. Still, that isn’t stopping Brian Lam of Gizmodo from wondering if there could be something to these (even though his colleague disagrees). Read More

  • Apple tablet prophesied, sales foretold by eager analysts

    Apple tablet prophesied, sales foretold by eager analysts


    Everybody’s making noise about the upcoming Apple tablet, and who can blame them? It’ll certainly be an interesting device, but the thing is that nobody really knows what it’s going to be. Flat, to be sure, and tablet-shaped in all likelihood, but beyond that it’s pretty much anybody’s guess. Analyst-at-large Gene Munster has made a list of predictions anyway… Read More