Leaked photo shows Apple.com’s ‘Macbook Touch’ splash page? (with photo)

“Allegedly this is a leaked pre-release shot of Apple’s website featuring the new MacBook Touch tablet device,” Touch User Guide reports.

Touch User Guide reports, “Notice the little tab under the video player, could this be the new ‘Cocktail’ feature that everyone is talking about right now?”

Full article, with larger photo, here.

MacDailyNews Note: Real or not, you decide. All we know (beyond the fact that that capital “T” on “Touch” gnaws at us), is that 13 months ago we reported a rumor that Apple’s secret product is ‘MacBook touch’. Said our source — the same one who tipped us to wireless iTunes Store sales direct to iPod and iPhone a week before Apple debuted it — in staccato fashion:

Think MacBook screen, possibly a bit smaller, in glass with iPhone-like, but fuller-featured Multi-Touch. Gesture library. Full Mac OS X. This is why they bought P.A. Semi. Possibly with Immersion’s haptic tech. Slot-loading SuperDrive. Accelerometer. GPS. Pretty expensive to produce initially, but sold at “low” price that will reduce margins. Apple wants to move these babies. And move they will. This is some sick shit. App Store-compatible, able to run Mac apps, too. By October at the latest.

Our source subsequently told us that “the SuperDrive will not be part of the finished devices, ‘It was just in some of the prototypes for various reason(s).'”

Maybe our source was one October ahead?

63 Comments

  1. Just one thought: NEVER would Apple designers put both tablets (one with iphone apps and one with Safari) one on top of the other, with one facing squarely front and the other leaning against it

  2. So I pulled up the bigger image… Hmm… what’s up with the Finder menu bar? It’s blank… and the URL is http://www.apple.com, implying that Apple mistakenly put this page live online as their homepage? I doubt that… And the guided tour and TV ad icons seem misplaced. Usually they’re down below the teaser graphic, no? And the dock on those things is fugly… why not just use the glass dock? A “dashboard” dock seems like an odd move…

    Why would these people take a picture of their computer screen and not command-shift-3 it?

  3. Why would a tablet need a home button? It makes sense on the iPhone & iPod touch as the only run the one application at a time. But on a tablet that’s running multiple apps at the same time, together with a dock application launcher. That’s why I call this a fake.

  4. these fakers almost have it… and then no. There’s no reason why the top bar would be ported straight over from OSX–it’s way too small for touch. also, the dock takes up waaay too much room, and a HOME BUTTON?? what the hell for, if there are multiple windows allowed? where will the home button take the user?

    nice try, morons.

  5. Raymond, the home button is a useful feature that can be programed to do many things. Why not have a button.

    I to you like to see this offered in September for the holiday / end of year sales. The sooner the better. Like the iPhone, add the final features with software upgrades.

  6. I am not sure this is real – Touch is a trademark of HTC, as in HTC Touch™, right? That’s why it’s iPod touch – Apple uses touch with small ‘t’ – just sayin…

  7. I call BS on this. Take a look at the picture. “Macbook Touch”. If the iPod touch (lower case “t”) is labeled as such, why would Apple proceed with inconsistent labeling and capitalize the “t” in “touch” for the Macbook product.

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