Check out this post from 2001

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  1. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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  3. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    Second week of April 2001.
     
  4. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    Wow! That's so cool! How could they know that back then? This is probably a different product but still that's amazing. It's cool to look back and see how far Apple and Mac Rumors have come!
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    The Apple tablet rumors began 17 hours after Jobs killed the Newton on 27 February 1998. :D


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    2 posts in that thread

    From the second post:

    Some things never change

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No one knew. As it has been said, once Newton took a dump it was speculation from there on out. We watched Dell, Sony, Palm etc get into the handheld market. Then we watched HP, IBM, Fujitsu, etc get into the tablet market. It was only a matter of time before Apple saw a way to jump in and with that they likely thought that people love their goddamn iPhones and iPod Touchs, let's see just how much.
     
  8. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    "will not truly compete even with palm because what it is, is a sub $1000 iBook without the features that would make it a full laptop"

    "This PDA thing was a great idea but I think it has died."

    It's not necessarily the hardware, it's the software and integration.
     
  9. Ragnar macrumors member

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    Whoa. That makes me want to not waste another minute on forums! Some people have been here for the last nine years toiling about an Apple Tablet....and for what, this "ithing" they announced the other day?...what a monumental waste of time!!
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I know. If Apple built the tablet the geeks want, it would cost $2,200 and be 17" to accommodate a reasonable battery life.
     

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