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Apple tablet to be unveiled at January 27 media event?

By Matthew ยท 13 replies
Jan 4, 2010
  1. Update: WSJ sources indicate the tablet will be introduced at the event and will ship in March.

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  2. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 399

    I stopped reading at "Apple.."

  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,703   +171

    You wouldn't have if it started "Apple iPhone 4G"... but it didn't, and I definitely stopped reading at "tablet".
  4. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 866   +73

    Its going to redefine e-readers just as the iphone redefined phones.

    According to a bloke at work.
  5. 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
  6. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 399

    I usually stop reading at "apple" no matter whats after it, unless it's fruit related lol.
  7. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    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.
  8. I can't wait to see Apple's new invention. Sounds like a cool concept. Apple always invents things first.(not!)
  9. 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.
  10. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 866   +73

    Apple has the perfect platform to start selling ebooks. With a large touchscreen, wireless browsing capabilities with safari and a low price point, it could be quite exciting.

    If it costs $1000 then its for something else. No idea what. Serious Tablets have never caught on except for meter reading :)
  11. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 527   +8

    Not holding my breath on this one.
  12. Can't wait to get my hands on 1. :)
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,546   +430

    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.
  14. kg4icg

    kg4icg TS Rookie

    Take a iPod touch, enlarge it, and that's what it will be, no flash, more money for Apple, and less for you.
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