Jobs "Extremely Happy" with Upcoming Apple Tablet and a Surprise?

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    Apple Tablet rumors have exploded in the past few days with reports suggesting that Apple may introduce the device as early as January. A New York Times Blog post by Nick Bilton adds a few tantalizing tidbits about the upcoming device.

    As we've known, Bilton reports that Apple has been working on a tablet on-and-off for many years but never felt to be good enough to go to market. Some of the previous technology had already been adapted for the iPhone launch. It seems, however, that Apple has finally gotten the tablet to the point to launch to the market, and according to a current senior employee at Apple, Steve Jobs is said to be "extremely happy with the new tablet."

    Furthermore, another source told Bilton, "You will be very surprised how you interact with the new tablet." No other details are offered as to what this interaction might be. Apple, of course, holds many patents on multi-touch technology and has been expected to apply it to their upcoming tablet. Implementing more advanced gestures have been considered possible, though we're not sure if this would be considered a surprising interaction.


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    Sounds fancy!

    But what are the uses for a $1,000 touch screen computer?
     
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    MacRumors: A new tablet rumor, every hour. :D

    With so many rumors flying, I think we're finally going to see this mythical creature.
     
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    I knew it! Testicular gestures. Sorry ladies, this one's strictly for the gents.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Some of us would rather have new notebooks instead.
     
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    Perhaps the "surprising interaction" is some sort of proximity activated touchless gesturing system.
     
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    I'm hoping that it comes in at the $600 to $800 US so that I can buy them for my sales force. I have tried to make it as paperless as possible over the past few years, and this could be the final piece of the puzzle. It should also allow much faster transfer of data and real time information updates for the reps.
     
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    Finally I can comfortably paint with my hands controlled by my head brain and type up reports with testicular gestures and my other brain.

    Although I think all my reports might be on the same subject...
     
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    Given previous rumors, think lower, much lower.
     
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    That would be even better. Hope you are right.
     
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    Only if it's subsidized (yuck!). I don't need another contract.
     
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    Can you direct me to the previous rumors? I am having a hard time believing Apple would sell the tablet below $600. That is encroaching on the high-end iPod Touch range. I hope this tablet (if it really exists) will not be tied down to a carrier. That's a deal breaker for me.
     
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    +1 No strings attached
     
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    i've got a feeling this thing will make Star Trek look quaint..... :cool:
     
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    Wicked! I can't wait to see whats new in January, that is if these rumours are true... :p
     
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    They're probably going to be be updated at the January 'tablet event'
     
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    I'll probably get one just because Apple made it. The thinner the better.
     
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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=829972

    "Shockingly" low
     
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    LOL ya I bet there are many people that will for this reason :apple:
     
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    Like I said before: it will be round! :eek:

    You saw it here first!
     
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