Is tablet running iPhone OS? really?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by snowboarder, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    That would make no sense to me. I understand a simple computer
    tablet-like device running Mac OS, check your e-mails, simple
    text editing, this kind of things.
    But running iPhone OS would make no sense at all.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Nobody really knows at this point
    We will all just have to wait and see

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  3. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see why it's hard to believe. The tablet is most likely going to be a larger iPhone just without phone. So the iPhone OS would be the closest match
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Who says it won't have a phone as a part of it?
    We just don't know

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  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Most of us around here guessed this a year ago because it's the logical choice for Apple.

    Since then it's only become more and more clear.

    You declined to explain what doesn't make sense to you, so I can't really respond with any points.

    EDIT: You do understand that the graphics will be re-done to fit this particular device, right? It's not like you'll have the same 4x5 vertical app-grid on this thing. It will look different even though it'll be the same OS.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, just wait a little while longer.
     
  7. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    I personally want to know what the purpose of a tablet is all together. Seems kind of pointless to me. We have iPhones and MacBooks, what is this thing gonna do so great, that neither of those devices can? Guess we'll have to wait and see though...
     
  8. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

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    EEE-GADS boys and girls, just wait... 2 more days.. Actually less then that. ;)
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Probably something to compete with all the ebook readers comming out like the kindle etc...
    And also probably like a netbook but with touchscreen interface.
    Personally I wouldnt buy it but many others probably would.
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Kind of hard to comment on something that we haven't seen let alone know the specs.

    Only 2 more days and then we'll know. :)
     
  11. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Indeed

    and people need to learn the difference between UI and OS
     
  12. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    I think it's supposed to have two main audiences:

    1) Those who don't own smartphones or computers, but would like email, web, reading, picture viewing and shared family notes.

    2) Those who want a converged device for traveling or just because.
     
  13. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    All I know is... I'll probably HAVE to have one whether I need it or not.

    It's also going to be way too expensive and lack most of the basic features. It's probably going to be locked down tight so you have to hack it.

    Oh well.
     
  14. aloofman macrumors 68020

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    If you're trying to make a very easy-to-use device that will be appealing to people who already like the iPhone, then it's a no-brainer that you would use the iPhone OS. It also makes it much easier for all the app developers to quickly have their products available for the new device.

    Assuming, of course, that it is a tablet and it does use a variant of the iPhone OS.
     
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, are we going to have to relive TheSpaz tablet experience much like the iPhone?

    Dude, the tablet won't run 2.21
     
  16. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I thought you had a problem with the iPhone costing too much, so why would you buy a "whateverit'scalledTablet" if you really don't need one? Unless you're joking, of course.
     
  17. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    The iPhone costs too much for me because of the PLAN. If the tablet has no plan, it would be just like having a computer and I'd be into that.

    Whatever this tablet ends up being... I'm pretty sure I'll want one.
     
  18. snowboarder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Agree. To me it would only make sense as an ultra portable
    netbook/Macbook Air substitute. But if this is an ebook reader,
    there is plenty of those already. I guess an ebook reader on steroids,
    with email and web browsing. Still kind of pointless.
    Plus I would never commit to any phone company just to have
    a tablet, are you serious? $100/month for something I would use
    only while traveling once a year?
    What I think Jobs wants is a modern newspaper, something people
    take with them when they take the subway every day...
     
  19. johnnj macrumors 6502a

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    The purpose is to provide a convenient web browsing experience in the bathroom. You'll see. All the speculation on the naming of it will be wrong. It will be called the iPoop. Apple will also sell disinfectant wipes as consumable accessories. They will obviously be called iWipe.

    You just wait and see. Just wait. Wait.

    John
     

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