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Questionable Tablet Images from Unreliable Source

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Nowhereelse.fr posts an image that it claims is the Apple Tablet. A few other sites have already picked up on it, so we publish it here on Page 2. Nowhereelse's track record, however, is very poor.

The French site was also responsible for previous fake iPhone photos and seemingly unfounded iPhone case discoloration concerns.




We publish only because it's already gotten traction on other sites.

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r.j.s

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Mar 7, 2007
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I don't like the bezel on that. Seems like it would be awkward to hold and use.
 

mozmac

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This is what I like about MacRumors, arn. You guys don't just post stuff to generate traffic. If an obvious fake crops up from a bad source, you only post it because lots of other sites have picked it up, too. But you give a big disclaimer.

MacRumors is one of the most credible rumors sites on the net. Thanks for the discretion.
 

Lesser Evets

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Jan 7, 2006
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If this is real, it is almost certain that it is a prototype design... it looks awful.
 

andrew0122

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Fake

It has to be a fake. With all the the apple product line going to the more professional look. (exception with the low-end iPods and the polycarbonate MacBook) I just couldn't see them reverting back to the polycarbonate look. I think it will be aluminum if Johnny Ive has any input on the final product. I also don't think it is going to look like a large iPod Touch or iPhone with the home button.

That's just my input.

I just hope that it will be under $700. . . I want one. :D
 

brianus

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Jun 17, 2005
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No way a tablet would be designed to be held in landscape mode by default. Makes no sense. Faaaake
 

InkMaster

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How nice to see MR taking a more sensible approach to this instead of just running it on the front page claiming its the real thing as Engadget is doing.

omg, just look at those pixels! I have seen quite a few shoops in my day, I'm a professor you know! :rolleyes:
 

kystocks

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it looks okay (better than other mock-ups in my opinion) but it's not the real thing. It's using the iPod touch 1st generation bezel, Apple would never use he same thing twice like that with different products.
 

3N16MA

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This looks fake but could be an indication of how the final tablet may look like, basically a 10" slab of screen with a small border. Looks awkward to hold and use for a prolonged period of time.
 

xraydoc

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A400 Safari/528.16)

My guess is that any actual tablet from Apple will not have a Home button on it.
 

zombitronic

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think about it, this thing has the OS X welcome video playing? Why oh Why would we need a home button on it?

My guess is that any actual tablet from Apple will not have a Home button on it.

The home button could act as a mouse click, in case you wanted to point and click instead of point and tap. Using your fingers as a cursor and a double-tap click button might cause too many accidental open files and folders. Using your finger as a cursor and the home button as the click button might make navigation of a full OS easier.
 

iZac

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It's a hideous abortion from a litter of 1st Gen iPod touch's.

The rest were eagerly suckling at Steve Jobs' teat while this one got thrown into the biological waste bin.
 
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