Another tablet? More Mac-like? Here we go again…

Discussion in 'iPad' started by str1f3, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/02/01/apple-tablet-os-x-ipad/

    Normally I wouldn't link to TechCrunch but this is coming from the well-respected MG Siegler. This would've been the one I wanted.

    Before the iPad was revealed last week, rumors circulated for a long time that Apple might be working on two different sizes for the screen of the device. Some had the device as small as 7″, others were saying it would go up to 10.6″. (The actual size of the iPad is 9.7″.) But the information we’re hearing is that Apple is thinking much larger for another version of the product, maybe all the way up to the 15.4″ size that it currently uses for one version of the MacBook Pro. If you think that would be way too big for an iPad, we’re also hearing that this other tablet would be quite a bit different from the one revealed last week. Namely, it could run a version of OS X much closer to the traditional version that runs on Macs.

    If there is any truth to that, we could learn something as soon as Apple’s WWDC event this year, which will likely take place in June (just as it does every year). Apple typically uses the event to show off its new iPhone hardware, but it is first and foremost an event for Mac platform developers, and the past two years have seen OS X as a major component. This included two years ago when Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) made a surprise appearance and developers got a very early peek. There is already talk that WWDC 2010 could bring a similar peek at OS X 10.7. If there are some significant multi-touch components to OS X 10.7, you can expect the rumors to start flying about this new device that I’m talking about (or possibly touchscreen iMacs).
     
  2. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    Doubt it.. unless they are talking about touch-enabled iMac.

    15" tablet would make no sense whatsoever as a mobile device. It would be way too heavy and unwieldy.
     
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  4. str1f3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If they did do it, it would probably be something a la Macbook Air with an Intel Low Voltage CPU or the Atom. 15" is too big but a 13.3" screen device weighing around 2lbs is more realistic.
     
  5. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Maybe all new macbooks will have a iPad built in.

    So it switched to a iPad simulator mode when you activate the touch screen.


    Kinda like how FRONT ROW simulates :apple:TV
     
  6. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the link to this rumor. This is what I was hoping the ipad was going to be more like. I read the comments from the article, seems like a lot of people can't take another apple tablet rumor at this point. I can see why, I know I got cought up in the initial rumors, before they introduced the ipad. I guess I can still dream about a multi touch mac os x tablet!
     
  7. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    Maybe that's why they registered the trademark for iSlate
     

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