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  • iThink Apple Still Has Plans For Those "iSlate" And "Magic Slate" Trademarks

    iThink Apple Still Has Plans For Those "iSlate" And "Magic Slate" Trademarks

    Go to Apple.com. See that search box, top right? Type “iThing” or “iStuff” and you’ll find that there are no shortcuts to product or related pages – evidently because there are no Apple products called iThing or iStuff to find on the website. Now, run a search for the term “iSlate”. Interesting, isn’t it? At the end of last year… Read More

  • Who Gets The First Hands On With The Apple Tablet? Maybe Jack Bauer.

    Who Gets The First Hands On With The Apple Tablet? Maybe Jack Bauer.

    To say there are no shortage of Apple Tablet rumors leading up to tomorrow’s event is perhaps the king of all understatements right now. But here’s maybe the best one yet. Apparently, Fox is in the process of cutting a deal with Apple to get the tablet on an upcoming episode of 24 this season. That news comes from Rodney Charters, who is the director of photography on the show. Read More

  • Media Markt, German retailer, leaks iPad name and price? (no)

    Media Markt, German retailer, leaks iPad name and price? (no)

    Media Markt is large German retailer with, it seems, an overactive Twitter account (and, it must be said, a very red website). Netbooknews.de claims they caught them in the act of tweeting the name and price of the upcoming Apple Tablet. I’ll not tease you. It says iPad, and the price is €499 with a €120/month T-Mobile contract or €899 without. Hmm. I’m thinking nein. Read More

  • Apple Execs Downright Giddy About The Tablet (For Them Anyway)

    Apple Execs Downright Giddy About The Tablet (For Them Anyway)

    Yesterday, we noted that multiple sources have heard Steve Jobs refer to the soon-to-be-unveiled Apple Tablet as the “most important thing I’ve ever done.” Today brought two statements out of Apple that are just about as close as you’re ever going to get to a confirmation of that. In Apple’s press release for its strong Q1 2010 earnings, Jobs said the… Read More

  • The First Apple Tablet Commercial? No Way.

    The First Apple Tablet Commercial? No Way.

    Earlier today, the French site Nowhereelse.fr posted a video of what looks to be a commercial for Apple’s new tablet device, expected to be unveiled on Wednesday during an Apple event in San Francisco. The video led VentureBeat to wonder if it wasn’t the first real commercial for the device. Unfortunately, I’m not sure VentureBeat even ran a translation of the French post… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    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