I really want to believe it I really do, But until it becomes somehow more official I just can't believe it. The news already seems to be generating quite a bit of a buzz and I heard a couple of months ago that orders were being sent overseas to start moving/generating some of the parts so now just might be the time. I just want a taste, just to see what the heck this thing is gonna be. I love their new products
Why is media in lust with this Tablet news? This sort of thing doesn't have a market. This stupid device is going lie between two well made products (the Laptop and iPhone/Touch) with no future. Who really wants to drag around a 7" iPod Touch or a laptop smaller than 13" with a price tag of somewhere in between? This device is a bit like a shoe that only covers your toes.
Look at the iPhone and how it turned the cell phone industry around. Now all new cell phones are touch screen because of Apple's huge success with the iPhone. This is good because it really pushes technology and creates innovation in the industry. But, creating an Apple Tablet that might be a cross between the iPhone/Touch and a MacBook is nice, but nothing really innovative. The tablet will compete against the netbook market and with a price tag of $1K, i'm not sure how successful it will be. A typical netbook costs less than $500 and provides basic functionality of most people. Since I already have a MacBook, why would I buy this new device? I also have a new iPod Touch, so what's the incentive?
This won't be as huge of a success as the iPod or iPhone, but it does have the "cool factor". I look forward to seeing it, but won't be buying it anytime soon.
For those that said "stopped reading at"... Obviously you didn't. Everyone gets it, you don't like Apple, thats great. But apparently they stir enough emotion in you to post about it.
I don't care much about an Apple tablet, I think its no good, its years too late. Esp with Lenovo's $500 netbook with the flip touch screen. The only way you can beat that one is perhaps with battery life.... But that netbook is going to be able to push 8 hours if you try.