Apple’s tablet said to be ‘iPhone on steroids’ with ‘out of control’ multi-touch gestures

“One of our close Apple connects who haven’t steered us wrong dropped a little bit of information on us,” The Boy Genius reports.

• The tablet’s multi-touch gestures are “out of control.”
• It’s powered by an incredibly fast ARM CPU
• It runs on the iPhone kernel.
• The tablet is basically an “iPhone on steroids.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: In July 2008, 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.

Our source has 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).'”

We view both “out of control” and “some sick shit” as positive descriptions.

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


  1. A while back Rip Ragged had a great thought–“Here’s what would be funnier than hell: Apple announces on 1/27 that after careful study, they’ve decided tablets are a load of crap and not a market they’re interested in pursuing. This, after every other company on the planet, including John Deere, Kimberly-Clark, and Pepsi-Cola, have rushed to market some kind of touchscreen tablet device, hoping to upstage Apple.
    In a couple of weeks we will know more — maybe.

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