Your Apple Tablet predictions? (Mine included!)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AceFernalld, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. AceFernalld macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    The :apple: Tablet Hardware
    • 10" multi-touch glass screen - 100%
    • Aluminum back with a black plastic strip along the bottom akin to the 1G iPhone - 80% (possibly curved chrome like the iPod touch's - 20%)
    • 1.6-1.8 GHz processor - 90%
    • 128 GB flash storage - 80%
    • 1GB of RAM - 100%
    • WiFi b/g/n - 95%
    • Front-Facing Camera - 75%
    • No 3G connectivity

    The :apple: Tablet Software
    • Modified iPhone OS 4.0 - 100%
    • iLife touch - 70%
    • iWork touch - 40%

    Name: iSlate - 85% (I hope to God it's not iPad)
    $899 - 90%
    Ships March 17th (somewhere mid-March) - 85%
  2. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    Why not we just wait till the 27th to see what happens?
  3. AceFernalld thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    It's fun to predict!
    Plus you get points if you accurately guess. In my book, at least. :)
  4. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010
    I predict:

    10 inch oled screen
    motion detection with camera
    hybrid os, iphone/snow leopard
    dual screen, pull down screen that is lcd multi-touch for the fingerwork keyboard/gesture
    handwriting and voice controls
    ichat conference
    128 gb ssd
    3g,4g ready
    wifi b/g/n
  5. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    I predict there will be a million more of these threads :)
  6. AceFernalld thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    Very nice! And I knew I was forgetting some specs; storage, 3G and WiFi I forgot all about!
  7. AceFernalld thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    I'm surprised we went this long without one! (As far as I know)
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    128 GB SSD? LOLz. No SSD, this will be a flash storage based device.
  9. AceFernalld thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    Mixup on my part :eek:
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    128 is too big. It will probably come with 64GB.
  11. arctic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    My predictions:

    Not OLED for now. Currently too expensive for a 10 inch device. If it's 7 inches, it's possible.

    No 3G or phone network. My guess though would be this is a device Apple is gearing for the iPhone owners to "must have" for their iPhones. Tethering using your iPhone network data. Software that will make your iPhone the camera for conferences. Use your iPhone as a touchpad/mouse, game control, ability to multitask your iphone OS (using the tablet) once connected, Et al.

    2 capacities: 32gb and 64gb.

    Latest version of Open GL gearing this device as a PSP competitor at current iPhone game prices (from $0.99 to premium approx $9.99)

    School textbooks, ebooks, magazine and newspaper subscriptions at very competitive pricing.

    Comes with iLife, iWork and a 3 month free trial of MobileMe

    Instant connectivity with the Magic Mouse and Mac Keyboard

    And some services that works well with hospitals, classrooms, etc

    Some analysts still argue what's the biggest use of the Apple tablet especially if you already own an iPhone with tons of premium apps and a Macbook Pro. It will be pricey and less computing power than a cheaper Macbook. Like I mentioned above, my guess is that this device is an iPhone owners wetdream. Something that the iPhone owners market is gonna kill for. And non-iPhone owners to crave for both devices. A product even Steve Jobs himself is giddy with excitement, if the rumor serves true.

    Can't wait for the 27th.
  12. FangBianMian macrumors member


    Jan 22, 2010
    Man I wonder what a 10" shiney Chrome rear case would look like after 6 months use.

  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    So you're saying we have a device that's crippled unless you own an iPhone? No way.
  14. arctic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    Why would it be crippled if it won't have 3G or network data support? Apparently this might be one of the big letdowns for the rumor geeks :D. I'm guessing this based on the pricing rumor of $800 to $1000. If this'll have carrier subsidized pricing like your iPhone, prices wouldn't be as bloated. Get back to me on the 27th if I'm wrong with this prediction. Just my 2 cents. ;)

    We have to consider what Apple wants with this product. That's the reason why tech analysts couldn't put a finger how this tablet will succeed with its bloated pricing (like the Macs). It's not only for the gadget geeks. It's for the usability of the common populace, the way they marketed the iPhone. And I think their biggest mark here is media subscriptions.

    I like this post:

    As much as I wouldn't like it, it's got Apple marketing written all over it.
  15. Joewebster macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2010
    New York
    I predict that if the price is reasonable, it will do really well.
    If not, then it'll flop.

    If it's priced at 200-400 bucks, then it'll do well, but if it's $899 then people would just add the extra hundred bucks to have a full fledged macbook.
  16. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City

    While I could regurgitate what ever rumor site has been stating for weeks...

    Bottom line, if Steve Jobs says people need it, everyone will buy it, no matter the cost. SJ will create the market, the demand and once again Apple's "unicorn" device will break more download records, sales records and profitability forecasts.

    The MS fanboys will flood the Apple forums saying what a pc of $@%^ it is. Apple fanboys will cry because it's missing the "key" feature so it will fail.

    Hundreds of thousands of consumers that don't read any forums will buy the unicorn and be so happy they have one.

    This is what I predict.
  17. arctic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    My sentiments as well.
  18. w00master macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2002
    Apple TV?

    The Cube?


  19. nateharr macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2009
    To me, the goal of the Cube was not to create a new market with an amazing device. Also, the Apple TV was predicted to be a failure. It didn't really introduce anything groundbreaking.

    I get that you're trying to prove Apple isn't fireproof, but there seems to be a demand for a Tablet device/ media consumption device.

    I cannot wait for Wednesday.
  20. w00master macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2002
    True. I was showing that Apple isn't fireproof, but it was mainly in jest. :)

    Apple TV "predicted to be a failure?" Not the pre-buzz, people were genuinely excited about the rumors - they just turned out to be a downer.

    As for the Tablet? I hope it works out. I just (so far) can't see how it fits into my lifestyle. I agree that I'm not the "typical consumer," but hey... I'm being selfish in my proclamations! :p

  21. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    There is a pretty nifty prediction scorecard here. Everybody fill one out and post your predictions! It'd be fun.

    Here are mine:

    1. Yes (Given)
    2. Yes
    3. No (I expect/hope the tablet will be around 599/699; anything higher and it's bumping into EDU macbook territory.)
    4. Yes
    5. Yes (because of this, I don't believe the tablet will ship until later this summer, because it must have FCC approval, and Steve doesn't want it to leak.)
    6. Yes
    7. Yes
    8. No
    9. Yes
    10. Yes
    11. Yes
    12. Yes
    13. Yes
    14. No
    15. Yes
    16. No
    17. Yes-I think this is going to be the tablet's killer feature.
    18. No
    19. No
    20. Not in a million years
    21. Yes
    22. No
    23. No
    24. No
    25. No
    26. No
    27. No
    28. No
    29. No (But of all of the names, I think this is the best.)
    30. Yes
    31. Yes-hence the invitation graphic
    32. Yes, along with a $99 3GS.
    33. no
    34. no
    35. no
    36 Yes--at least tablet versions, with perhaps a free update to OS X iWork that provides sync support.
    37. Yes--there has to be some reason we haven't seen iPhone updates in a while.
  22. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nevermind my predictions, I'm still stuck on figuring out if this device can run an iPhone OS-type OS but not need to be tied to an iTunes account? By that I mean, if the device is $999 or even $699 AND requires you to still own a second computer then I'll be interested in seeing how the general public reacts to it (ie the type of person that would never even consider why you would need more than a single computer). The argument you can make for the iPod Touch is that it's still an iPod.. yes it can use a bunch of apps but it's still an iPod and needs iTunes. If this device is marketed as a portable computer, there's probably a significant amount of people that would buy this as their sole computer and I wonder if it required to be sync'd with iTunes if they would still go out and buy it.

    Having said that, I'm expecting an iPhone OS, or at least more iPhone than OSX, ability to run multiple apps in either native iPhone resolution with multiple apps displayed at once (and the ability to actually rotate the app to landscape without rotating the tablet), or some kind of full-screen mode as well as a specific suite of apps just for the tablet (whether it be pre-loaded iLife/iWork or a separate app store). I think that we'll get some kind of expose-like app switching. I think Apple will release an eReader app but will also allow publications to sell their magazines as "apps" to be read and distributed all from within that app. The only thing I have no guess on is how we'll input text/information - whether it be a soft iPhone keyboard, split keyboard, stylus, voice recognition or something completely new. I really couldn't even guess. Pretty excited though!
  23. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    I don't have any predictions other than a big glass screen. And in my head, I keep picturing one being dropped in slow motion, landing corner first, and just shattering. It's amazing yet depressing.
  24. robfromabove macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2010
  25. AceFernalld thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    Good God, man! Your thoughts are revolutionary! :p

    You're giving my nightmares! :(

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