Apple’s tablet: The everything killer

“Apple’s lips are sealed about its widely rumored tablet computer, but technology experts are giddy about the device, already exclaiming it will be the gadget to end all gadgets,” David Goldman reports for CNNMoney.com

“Executives at Apple never discuss products that are in the works, so there’s no confirmation that the thing even exists,” Goldman reports. “But rumors are circulating that Steve Jobs and Co. have designed a magazine-sized, touch-screen, hand-held, all-in-one device that is half-iPhone, half-Macintosh computer.”

“If the rumors are true, the tablet will be able to do basically everything a gadget could possibly do. It’s an e-reader, a gaming device, and a music player. You can watch TV and movies on it and surf the Internet (or so we’ve heard). And it will have thousands of third-party apps available for it … or maybe it will run Mac OS X,” Goldman reports. “That’s all still unknown.”

Goldman reports, “‘This will be the next big thing,’ said Laura DiDio, principal analyst at ITIC. ‘Apple is going to wow everybody with the tablet.'”

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39 Comments

  1. Well, yes, but remember the 1st couple years Apple is cautious and feels its way forward. The iPhone by next June will be leagues beyond its initial launch, when the AppStore did not even exist.

    The iTab will revolutionize computing and will take a couple years to hit its full stride — and then it will indeed do everything, absolutely everything, tasks undreamed of now.

  2. “If the rumors are true, the tablet will be able to do basically everything a gadget could possibly do. It’s an e-reader, a gaming device, and a music player. You can watch TV and movies on it and surf the Internet (or so we’ve heard). And it will have thousands of third-party apps available for it … or maybe it will run Mac OS X,”

    And no one will buy it because it will cost $1000 and really does nothing that a $1000 MacBook that you already know and love can’t do.

  3. There is no reason to think that it COULDN’T run OS X and iPhone/iTouch apps at the same time. Remember that Apple can easily enable a setting in Xcode to add ARM support to Mac Apps. And Apple did set up the foundation to the Tablet with the Core Animation stuff……..so…….

    I’d say that with rather simple interface modifications, a lot of programs could be make to run on a Tablet. And Apple could provide a lot of the work with Xcode, translating a lot of the Menu/Mouse Clicks to pop up windows and gestures.

  4. Dallasm,

    Of course. Just like a $200 iPhone does nothing that an ordinary $0 (with plan) LG Incite Windows Mobile 6.1 phone (that everyone knows and “loves”) can’t do…

  5. So much hype is never good, it only leads to disappointment. This thing has gotten so hyped, I don’t think there’s any way Apple can deliver what’s expected and still give us an affordable price point.

  6. What I am looking forward to most is seeing the fruits of PA Semi work. IF the new device features a new Apple-exclusive processor, we should see some presentation of its capabilities at this event. I CAN’T BELIEVE ITS STILL A WEEK AWAY!!!

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