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Mac Tablet!!! ~ iPad Thread
« on: July 28, 2009, 12:41:14 PM »


good article here, summing up the rumors and their sources: http://gizmodo.com/5324557/apple-tablet-probability-meter-80-chance-4-months-away

I wonder if I will want this. It looks like I'll be in the market for a new laptop come September... could this be it?


edit: Skip to here to see it actually get announced http://week4paug.net/index.php?topic=13065.msg390688#msg390688

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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009, 02:15:15 PM »
i don't think i'd want a tablet
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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 02:16:03 PM »

Seems a long way off, I'd be really surprised.

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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 02:30:59 PM »
granted, when the rumors first started about the iphone, i didnt want one of those either... and look at me now :roll:
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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 03:15:06 PM »

Seems a long way off, I'd be really surprised.
I dunno.. If the Financial Times article cited there is accurate it's gonna be sooner than you think.

Given the rumblings out there right now I don't think Apple Insider is crazy to predict 2010.

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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 03:40:56 PM »
i agree... most sources in china are saying september... so i'd guess that macworld in january would be the time of the actual announcement
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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 05:29:18 PM »
I love the idea of this, not so much as a laptop replacement, but a iPod touch & Kindle 2 replacement.

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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009, 09:50:38 PM »
It's funny but, I don't see it as a kindle replacement. Stanza on my iPod Touch does that already.

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009, 09:55:45 PM »
And to think, I've never even owned a cell phone.   :roll:
That will probably change with kids.
that's great. people are stupid.

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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009, 09:59:34 PM »
They're useful when you need to be found.

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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 12:38:46 AM »
I'm not sure Apple(Steve) sees the demand yet.  With the power they can pack into a phone, a tablet could really be a fill the gap device.  But as we know, Apple's reluctant to fill those gaps.  It's kind of like you're either a beginner or expert.  There are many uses for a tablet, and Apple is the type of company that is likely to just go for it - wouldn't want anyone stealing the thunder.
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 12:50:20 AM »
I want a Wacom
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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2009, 07:55:05 AM »
The accessories market alone would be killer.

Custom breakout cables for USB, FireWire800, data.
Custom stands/mounts for use at a desktop with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
Think of the sleeves and screen protectors!

There's a shit-ton of money there alone.

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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2009, 07:50:28 AM »
Given all the heat on this to the point that it looks like a lock for January, I thought I'd give her a bump...

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Re: Mac Tablet???
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2009, 07:58:32 AM »

I don't really see why you would prefer a tablet to a Macbook, pricing?

When you're at home you use a keyboard but away from home you type on it like an iPhone?

I'm sure I'll want one at some point - I already want the whole product line, but why I want this isn't quite clear.