Apple Placing Orders for Tablet Components? Connectors, 10-Inch Screen

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Taiwan's Economic Daily paper claims that Cheng Uei Precision Industry has received an order for "connectors" for Apple's new Tablet PCs. According to the report the company is likely to begin shipping in the 3rd quarter of 2010.

Meanwhile Digitimes reports that Innolux, a panel-making subsidiary of Foxconn, will be the supplier for the touch panels in Apple's Tablet PC. The screen size is said to be 10-inches for the rumored device.

These reports add to the increasing number of rumors about Apple's upcoming Tablet. Just last week, Apple was said to be planning a late January media event to launch the device which would ship later in 2010. Even more recently have been discoveries that Apple has trademarked the "iSlate" name presumably as a possible name for the device.

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adamw

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Waiting expectantly for this device. Sounds more and more like we will have an actual product announced soon from Apple!
 

ImNoSuperMan

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I was hoping it`d be 7-inch. But I`ll take 10-inch without any complaints either. Just release it apple :D
 

zed2

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I want one but I'd also like to know it's cababilities. Is it just an iPhone with a bigger screen?

Guess we just have to wait until Jan 27th for more info
 

idmc

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:p - - and to think that my attention has been somewhat veering to netbook form factor type products ! no, seriously DESPITE already owning an Air + iPhone, if this thing is 'right' and is powerful enough and displays correctly including the 'correct' UI then we could be looking at another market changer... agreed ?
 

Bonte

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I want one but I'd also like to know it's cababilities. Is it just an iPhone with a bigger screen?
Nothing wrong with the iphone OS, specialized apps make it more usable than regular osX. 10" is a bit big though, i'm hoping for a smaller device.
 

spaceballl

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Connectors eh? i wonder if this is supposed to be a tablet... that can connect to a keyboard as a laptop... that can also be used as a desktop, when hooked up w/ displayport, etc... interesting......
 

headfuzz

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I look forward to seeing an Apple tablet finally hit the market, although iPhone OS on it will be a massive fail and opportunity missed imho.

Also, I'll be curious to see 6 months down the line what sort of problems have been reported with the 1st gen.
 

headfuzz

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Connectors eh? i wonder if this is supposed to be a tablet... that can connect to a keyboard as a laptop... that can also be used as a desktop, when hooked up w/ displayport, etc... interesting......
Connectors in this context probably refers to the proprietary internal interconnecting ribbon cables between screen and logic board, buttons and logic board etc found within laptops and PDAs rather than the external types you're thinking of.

EDIT: of which Foxconn and their associated companies have been suppliers to Apple for decades.

2nd EDIT: that said I have no idea who Cheng Uei Precision Industry are so you may very well be right. Your guess is as good as mine :)
 

Master Chief

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Fact is that it will run OS 4.0 – why else ask iPhone developers to work on full screen support – and include a touch screen. Think about it... more revenue for the iTunes store.

I do wonder how Apple is going to protect the back from scratching. And price is everything, but knowing Apple... we are most likely going to have to pay too much for it... just because it is new and hot. And has an Apple logo on it.
 

zed2

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Nothing wrong with the iphone OS, specialized apps make it more usable than regular osX. 10" is a bit big though, i'm hoping for a smaller device.
Well yes I do love the iPhone OS.. I develop for it. But still it has some limitations.

I'm not really interested in just a bigger iphone. I would like to be able to run multiple iphone applications side by side. So maybe for each application have a choice of running it full screen or iphone size, and then be able to pop up two apps together, eg a calendar and and e-mail.

They have to make this function different from the iphone otherwise people will be choosing between the two, and I bet Apple really want people to buy both.

---Zed
 

DMann

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I would buy the tablet if it looked like that. Or if it had a variety of mac OS X. I don't need another iPhone OS device.
Despite the predicted giant iPod Touch, I imagine that the new tablet will be sporting a more capable, multi-tasking evolution of OS X, complete with new features such as tactile feedback, handwriting recognition, and integrated voice navigation.

29 days, and counting.
 

creator003

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I would buy the tablet if it looked like that. Or if it had a variety of mac OS X. I don't need another iPhone OS device.
Agree. If the tablet is accompanied with an iphone OS,
what do people expect it to perform??? Someone else can do what ISLATE could by his phone.:confused:
 

drpellypo

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I think we can safely say Apple are going to be releasing a tablet/slate/touchscreen device, surely? I think we have gone past the rumour mill as there's so much evidence to back up claims. Kinda. lol.

I am presently typing this on a MBP which cost me £1,300 and I'm looking at it thinking, what do I use this thing for? The answer is basically to go on the internet. I think I have opened word twice in all the time I've had it. Oh, and photoshop for messing with family pics. And watching films.

With this in mind it strikes me that a tablet would be absolutely perfect for me. I could sell the MBP for hopefully the same price as a new tablet. I wonder how many other people are in this boat? I mean, what percentage of people who have desktops/expensive mac laptops actually use them to their full potential? Or is it more the fact that people simply use them as glorified web browsers? Google Chrome OS is a classic example of big tech companies recognising this also.
 
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