“Like almost all the people covering technology, I have no doubt that Apple will release a tabletlike device in 2010; there are too many signs that point in this direction,” Nick Biltin reports for The New York Times.
“Let’s put all the rumors aside for a moment and look at the facts. There’s the endless chain of patents, as Brad Stone reported in The New York Times in late September on the rehiring of Michael Tchao, who worked on the Apple Newton. I’ve had many discussions with publishers and content creators that sustain my suspicions,” Biltin reports.
“But the icing on the cake comes from a current senior employee inside Apple,” Biltin reports. “When one of my colleagues here asked if the rumors of the Apple tablet were true, and when we could expect such a device, the response from his source was, ‘I can’t really say anything, but, let’s just say Steve is extremely happy with the new tablet.'”
Biltin reports, “Yet another recently departed Apple employee tipped me: ‘You will be very surprised how you interact with the new tablet.'”
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[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “iWill” for the heads up.]