We will soon see what the Apple tablet look like in the next few hours. But it is interesting to see all the fakes out there. The latest series of photos have been posted by Engadget. Check it out here.
The video looks real but we do not have confirmation from Apple it is a legit ad for the tablet. At the end of the video, the tablet is called iPad. Could this be real or created by Apple fanboys?
The anticipated Apple press conference date on January 27 will reveal the new tablet, iPhone OS 4 and iLife 2010.
Here is our forecasts on the Tablet:
- It will be called iSlate because Apple has bought the domain name.
- A 10 inch tablet display using the iPhone’s LTPS LCD technology.
- Running on expanded version of iPhone OS 4.
- Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.
- Retail between $750 – $1000.
Amazon is feeling the need to improve the Kindle before Apple releases iSlate tablet. Amazon opens Kindle SDK to developers to create and sell apps through the Kindle Store. The company also offer developers a 70-30 split, similar to what iPhone developers get.
Can Amazon out smart Apple with these changes to Kindle? We say no. Why would developers create apps on a device that is only for reading text. And you cannot play games on the Kindle and games are the number one seller on the iPhone. In addition to that, the device can only render in shades of grey! The Nook at least has some colour on their device.
Our prediction is Apple is going to trump Amazon with their new iSlate tablet.
WSJ reported that the Apple iSlate will ship in March for $1000 after a January announcement. Apple is planning a major product announcement for Wednesday, January 27th
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 said.
From Computerworld: We expect the tablet hardware to be similar to an iPod touch but larger (about 10″); we expect the key differentiator of the device to be its software. Our connect [sic] said there is 100% [chance] a 73 Apple tablet, to be announced in January.
MacRumours has dug up new info that points out Apple has registered iSlate.com domain name since 2004. Will Apple call their tablet iSlate?
There is 50% chance, Apple will show off their tablet some time in January 2010.
From Computerworld: We expect the tablet hardware to be similar to an iPod touch but larger (about 10″); we expect the key differentiator of the device to be its software. Our connect [sic] said there is 100% [chance] a 73 Apple tablet, to be announced in January
AppleInsider has indicated that Apple has asked developers to prepare ‘full screen’ apps for January demo rather than the fixed 320×480 pixel size of the iPhone and iPod touch screen.