Apparently, the 'Apple Slate' will be available in March for £450

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  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    That's according to January 2010's Men's Health (that well-known technology magazine).

    "Somewhere between an iPhone and a MacBook, this is an absolute boredom crusher," says Billington. "It adds a new dimension to gaming on the move"

    The god-awful magazine offers no idea as to who 'Billington' is, but I thought I'd share this rather tenuous tidbit nonetheless.
     
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    Guess it must be a sure thing! ;)

    While wishing to see the Apple tablet device, I'll wait until I see it to believe it.

    Been waiting since the Newton days...
     
  3. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    Descriptives like "absolute boredom crusher" make the article even more believable.
     
  4. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is weird that a magazine like MH would bother getting involved in something they have no confirmation of.
     
  5. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Because they'll release an online subscription thing that'll run on the tablet. Just my guess. I'm sure lots of magazines know about this and have planned for it.
     
  6. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very good point. So maybe their March release date and £450 price-point are quite accurate?
     
  7. mrkjsn macrumors 6502

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    If you think about it from that angle it could very well be true.
     
  8. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't be shocked. Since you probably have to pay a hefty 3G fee to one of the Telco's and their recent acquisition of that mobile advertising company, you can bet Apple's looking to try and profit from the ad revenue.

    If it doesn't work, they discontinue the tablet or offer it at a much higher un-subsidized price.
     
  9. Josh Kahane macrumors 6502

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    I shouldn't think it will be £450, a reasonable amount more, like £600-700 as the 32 GB iPhone on PAYG is £540, so it will be more I reckon.

    Just thought I would bring it up.
     
  10. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

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    Dang...I guess I will have to figure out a way to convert my dollars into pounds if I want to buy one ;)
     
  11. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't dismiss a magazine when it comes to the tablet. On the other hand, they're probably regurgitating rumors.

    Price sounds accurate. $699 USD
     
  12. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    I think it's right about 700 US Dollars.
     
  13. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The price actually sounds about right. Everyone is assuming itll be hsdpa enabled. I'm doubting it will be. I'm going with wifi and no hsdpa
     

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