Rumors grow about Apple’s mysterious Ultra Mobile Mac

“During the past 6 months… I have pieced together the puzzle which portrays a picture of what can be perhaps best described as Apple’s rival product to the Intel Ultra Mobile PC [UMPC] initiative which has unsuccessfully tried to marry Microsoft’s Windows OS to a highly portable computing platform,” David Sieger reports for Seeking Alpha.

“My strongest piece of evidence came from a trusted tipster about 4 months ago who described an image s(he) had seen of a mysterious touch screen device larger than the iPhone featuring one distinguishing button or depression on each side,” Sieger reports.

“Then about a month ago, another source revealed that Apple has shown significant interest in a 5.2″ 800 x 480 pixel touch screen design by Balda, a German company and the current iPhone screen supplier,” Sieger reports.

“This second piece of evidence reveals the real purpose of this new device, an ultra mobile device occupying a position between the 3.5″ iPhone and the much rumored 7-10 inch Apple tablet,” Sieger reports.

“This new Apple device, which could be an Ultra Mobile Computer, has not been sighted out and about the Apple campus or even in the area normally designated for testing new Apple products, suggesting that it’s still in the software and hardware design period,” Sieger reports. “Once it’s physically spotted outside Apple’s secretive labs, we may see an actual product release of 6-8 months…”

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  1. Sometimes-reliable tipsters with access to the acoustic section of Apple labs have reason to believe that the start-up sound being tested for these devices closely resembles the waveform created by a real human finger snap. Always the innovator, Apple appears to be preparing to introduce a generation of new devices that will be forever snappy.

  2. how utterly pointless.

    Apple wont go near anything like this – there is simply no market – a device like this wouldnt be a ‘hobby’ a la the AppleTV – it would need to sell.

    instead expect to see a tiny freakin laptop – that folds on itself… with touchscreen.

    around same price as a mac mini.

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