“New reports on Apple’s rumored upcoming tablet device suggest the product could have two versions — one for educational use, and one with a Web cam — and utilize an OLED screen,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “Relaying information from an anonymous tip, Gizmodo’s Brian Lam states that the device will have a 10-inch screen and look like a “giant iPhone, with a big black back.” The tipster claimed to have handled a mock-up of the device, stating it has a home button like an iPhone, and will be positioned between an iPod/iPhone and a MacBook.”
Hughes reports, “The report did not elaborate on the supposed separate Web cam and education editions of the device, but said it would cost between $700 and $900. The device has allegedly been under development between four and six years, though the first prototype was only created in late 2008. ‘To make up for the cost and make the device more than just a big iPod there was, this person claimed, there was talk of making the device act as a secondary screen/touchpad for iMacs and MacBooks,’ Lam wrote.”
“The source also said that there is a question of what operating system the device will run (Lam calls that detail a ‘huge secret’),” Hughes reports.
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