Report: Asus confirms Apple ‘Mac touch’ portable tablet computer

“A few weeks ago we were having a civilised dinner with our friends at Asus and angling for cool stories when we were told in a very hushed manner: ‘Asus is helping Apple build a Tablet PC,'” Rory Reid reports for CNET.

“Asus is Apple’s contract manufacturer… so when their guys tell us they’re building an Apple Tablet, we believe them,” Reid reports.

“We’re guessing it’ll be based on Intel Core architecture, a tweaked version of Leopard, and have all the multi-touch, CoverFlow goodness we’ve seen in the iPhone and iPod touch,” Reid reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Alden” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Hello, Mac touch! Apple’s marketing mavens would probably give wide berth to the word “tablet” word to avoid picking up any bad vibes from the stylus-driven, Windows-ridden, anemic-selling “Tablet PC” fiasco.


  1. don’t need it, but i’m sure id want it haha. A lot of people do not need the full functionality of a computer, itunes, some word processing, web, email and maybe photos is enough for a lot of people, so could be something popular.

  2. Give me an iPhone, integrated into the charger a video out to a computer monitor (put the chip in the charger base). Of course, complete the Bluetooth connectivity with the keyboard.

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