Report: Apple Mac tablet with docking station, media center to launch in 2007

“Apple researchers have built a full working prototype of a Mac tablet PC and three Companies in Taiwan are now costing a product for a potential launch in mid 2007,” David Richards reports for Smarthouse.

“Sources in Taiwan have said that the focus has been more on the home and the education environment than the enterprise marketplace. Several months ago I was told that Apple was exploring a neat new device that is basically a touch screen that links to various source devices including a brand new media centre that Apple is planning to launch next year,” Richards reports.

“The Mac tablet has been designed to handle third party applications such as home automation software that will allow users to control lighting, audio, entertainment devices and security feeds. It also acts as a full blown PC has wireless linking for a new generation of Wireless Hi Fi speakers that are currently being tested by Apple,” Richards reports.

Richards reports, “The new MAC [sic] tablet has Intel processors as well as a docking station that allows the device to link to screens with HDMI input. The docking station also has additional memo0ry capability so that users can stream content to either the tablet PC or the docking station or directly to a media centre if one is being used.”

Full article here.

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22 Comments

  1. People, this is an obvious hoax.

    Something with so many typos dents its credibility; even the troll kiddies here do better. And his docking station with “additional memo0ry capability” is a roller. Why does the dock need memory? Why can’t the tablet stream content without a dock?

    Nevermind that the concept of a tablet as a home remote control is something worthy of Microsoft. Apple is much more resourceful than that.

  2. It’s clear Microsoft has a plan.

    MS certainly does. Milk Office, then die.

    Come on, look around. MS is completely inept at anything besides maintaining their enterprise legacy. And the cracks are even showing there. If MS really has a plan, why is Zune so bad? Why didn’t MS take a shot at outdoing iPod, instead of just making a lousy me-too?

    Companies that want to be part of the future need to effectively design for and invest in it. Microsoft of late has not been effective.

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