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A new report on Apple's long-rumored tablet device cites Taiwanese suppliers with a number of alleged specifics, including price, launch window and parts.

Steve Chuang of Taiwan Economic Times has cited "a couple of Taiwanese suppliers of PC parts and components" in a report that claims the device will debut in February 2010 with a price between $799 and $999. The rumored device is alleged to have a 9.6-inch touchscreen, a chip from Apple-owned P.A. Semi, built-in 3G HSDPA, and a "long lasting battery pack."

"Outbidding its Taiwanese counterpart Simplo Technology Co., Ltd., DynaPack International Technology Corp. has been exclusively contracted to supply up to 300,000 units of long lasting battery packs a month for Apple`s newest tablet PCs," the report said. "Bearing higher gross profits than conventional models, the long lasting battery packs are expected to serve as a profit booster for the firm in the future."

The report said all of the suppliers have alleged that they will provide the necessary parts to Apple in December for assembly, paving the way for a February 2010 launch.

The inclusion of HSDPA would suggest that the device would work with the AT&T 3G network in the U.S., much like the current iPhone. If true, it would seem to debunk earlier speculation that the device would run on Verizon's network.

In addition, Chuang states that Wanshih Electronic Co., Ltd., has won the contract to supply "mini coaxial cables" for about 70 percent of the tablet supply. The device's "power supply chokes" will come from Mag. Layers Scientific-Technics Co., Ltd., and Wintek Corp. will provide the touchscreens.

"Noteworthy is that Wintek's touch panels have been used in Apple's iPhones for awhile, while Mag. Layers has effectively squeezed into Apple's power (choke) supplier list," the report said.

Much of Chuang's report seems to corroborate with what sources have told AppleInsider, namely that the device would launch in 2010 and sport a custom processor from fabless chip designer P.A. Semi. People familiar with the matter have told AppleInsider that the device will sport a 10-inch touchscreen, though the latest rumor has a relatively negligible difference of four-tenths of an inch.
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I want one, but I am not sure why ...
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I'd love one, but I don't want a second 3G contract. I hope Apple release a version without built-in 3G, as I already pay for a 3G USB dongle that I can use on the go.
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that price range is too much for a tablet the most expensive ipod touch is 399 and the macbook is 999 so I'd position it within the range of 599-799
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And when it comes out everyone will say "Apple blew it on the price, it's way too expensive, and only meets a small niche of early adopters," and then it will sell 10 million units in the first two years and redefine the market and people will say, "Oh, we knew apple would do that."

Killer app: total sync with home computer and mobile me every time it's within range of its "home" wifi LAN.
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AI has been good at tamping down the wild Apple Tablet rumors. Early 2010 makes sense, as they've been saying for quite some time now. Most of the technical specs - screen size, CPU, etc -sound doable.

The big question now is operating system - will it run an expanded version of the iPhone OS or something closer to 10.6? If it's a slimmed-down 10.6 then that means many standard desktop apps might run on the thing (Office, iLife, Firefox, etc.) But if it's iPhone OS based, then it'll only run apps from the apps store. So, will it be like a really big iPod Touch or a shrunken down MacBook Air? Hmmm...
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I'm betting that they'll offer a non built in 3G model, with WiFi only, but it costs more. Also, I am betting that if Apple gives this to AT&T that apple uses it as leverage to make AT&T offer iPhone tethering sooner rather than later.

Otherwise I think you'll have an extremely large majority who don't want two 3G contracts with AT&T. Let's be honest here, the vast majority of people who are possibly going to buy this tablet are likely to have or eventually buy an iPhone. If Apple makes this thing so that people with iPhones are less likely to buy them, its destined to fail.

Another possible option I could see is not having a model that's WiFi only, but givng a very very large 3G plan discount to those with an existing iPhone data plan. Somethinig in the neighborhood of 5-10 more per month.
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I still can't see why this device needs to exist. Is it just to browse the web from my sofa? If so, the price is hilarious. If it's a portable media player then it's far too bulky. Then what? A computer with no buttons? Count me out.

Tablets have failed in the Windows world for many, many years now. Personally I believe that's simply due to the entire tablet concept being pointless.
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Hopefully it will have a 1700MHz Power Amplifier (tiny $1 component) to allow it to work on T-Mobile's US 3G network too.

While they are at it, spend another dollar and put in a 900MHz one, so Australia and New Zealand (and a few other countries) can use it in their rural areas on more networks at faster than EDGE speeds.
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I don't understand the hoopla behind a tablet. Many OEM's have created tablets and all don't seem to take off. If other companies struggle to sell them, what makes people think Apple will be successful? Even more so at the rumored price range?
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I'd love one, but I don't want a second 3G contract. I hope Apple release a version without built-in 3G, as I already pay for a 3G USB dongle that I can use on the go.

Inside your dongle is a SIM card that you would simply push into the tablet.

I think built-in 3G is a given. The whole point of a tablet is instant on, always connected.

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Seems to me that the combination of an Apple slate and Google Wave could be something pretty huge...

And not so good for Redmond either.
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And when it comes out everyone will say "Apple blew it on the price, it's way too expensive, and only meets a small niche of early adopters," and then it will sell 10 million units in the first two years and redefine the market and people will say, "Oh, we knew apple would do that."

Killer app: total sync with home computer and mobile me every time it's within range of its "home" wifi LAN.

the iphone was a loser phone until the price was cut, exchange was added along with an sdk

i remember when it first came out everyone was saying how cool it was that you could finally pay full retail price for a phone without a contract and only the fanboys bought it. and not all of them either. for the first year it was just an overpriced phone that couldn't do things cheapo phones could

ipod and iphone were hits because they were priced at the price everyone else was charging. maybe a little more. Apple's computers are still niche devices because no one wants to pay the ridiculous price
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I still can't see why this device needs to exist. Is it just to browse the web from my sofa? If so, the price is hilarious. If it's a portable media player then it's far too bulky. Then what? A computer with no buttons? Count me out.

Tablets have failed in the Windows world for many, many years now. Personally I believe that's simply due to the entire tablet concept being pointless.

it's supposed to compete with netbooks in the simple carry around with you computer space that does limited things and is dirt cheap. so cheap that if you break it, you don't care and just buy another one
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that price range is too much for a tablet the most expensive ipod touch is 399 and the macbook is 999 so I'd position it within the range of 599-799

If it costs 799-999 with a required cellular data contract, then the price is too high for me.

If it only runs iPhone apps, and doesn't run Mac apps, then again the price is too high for me, unless Apple unleashes iLife (reduced capability obviously) and iWork suites for iPhone OS.

If it runs iPhone apps, and runs iLife/iWork-like apps (whether Mac OS or iPhone OS based), and the cellular contract is optional, then I think the price is good. And if a contract gets me a $400 carrier subsidy, then the price is good, though I really don't want an additional contract. If it is just a $20 add-on to my current iPhone's $30, then maybe I'd go for it. But I highly doubt it would be priced so low.
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Maybe the price is high because they adapted a Amazon - Sprint model where the price for wireless bandwidth is built in. However, I think the price suggested in the article is before carrier subsidy, as one of the negative commenters said, Apple learned how fast adoption is when there is a lower price option. I wi-fi only model has to be a given, even if it's not for the US market.
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A new report on Apple's long-rumored tablet device cites Taiwanese suppliers with a number of alleged specifics, ...

I know it's just a rumour, but nothing about this sounds very good if what you want is a portable tablet you can do work on.

- The way the "battery pack" is talked about here it sounds like a separate (i.e. removable) battery product, which sounds awful.

- The "mini-coaxial" cable sounds like it's supposed to be a portable cable TV?

- The emphasis on cell networks sounds like it needs a contract.

All of this is bad news for a simple portable device you can type parers on, read books, and casually browse the web which is how most pundits have presented the tablet so far. Bad or garbled IMO.

Edit: If you go looking for the original source of this rumour, you find out that this article repeats a of of stuff that originates in just a very bad translation of the original Chinese. "Battery Pack" is just a bad translation of "battery" and "mini-coaxial cable" is a bad translation of the internal cable assembly that all devices like this have so most of what I was surmising above is wrong and just because of the bad translation that this article replicated in full from the original notice.
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I'd love one, but I don't want a second 3G contract. I hope Apple release a version without built-in 3G, as I already pay for a 3G USB dongle that I can use on the go.

I also already pay for a 3G USB dongle and then my iPhone gets tethering (at no additional charge below a data limit where I live). That's live, eventually the USB dongle contract will expire and not be renewed by me.
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that price range is too much for a tablet the most expensive ipod touch is 399 and the macbook is 999 so I'd position it within the range of 599-799

Netbooks are $300-$400 and are everywhere. On my subway this week the students had them in droves. A mother even asked one where she bought hers and how much- she said her son wants one. The reason they're wanted is that they are so light to lug around in addition to their text books. I guess Apple has given up on this market.
So glad they decided to go after the Flip market instead. That's just so much more important.
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it's supposed to compete with netbooks in the simple carry around with you computer space that does limited things and is dirt cheap. so cheap that if you break it, you don't care and just buy another one

Not at that price.
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I still can't see why this device needs to exist. Is it just to browse the web from my sofa? If so, the price is hilarious. If it's a portable media player then it's far too bulky. Then what? A computer with no buttons? Count me out.

Tablets have failed in the Windows world for many, many years now. Personally I believe that's simply due to the entire tablet concept being pointless.

This is because you lack the vision. Don't take this in a derogatory way, though your view merits derision, that's just how it is.

You don't need buttons to read your websites on your sofa, on your bed, on a chair, in the train, as well as a book, a paper, an email. You don't need buttons for watching a movie. And not only don't you need buttons to do all these, in terms of ergonomics, buttons (as in buttons of laptops) actually make it much harder to read. Try reclining on a sofa and reading on your laptop, try it on your bed, see how you hunch to read on a desk, take the buttons away and voila.

And a super thin ten inch device is not bulky, it's lighter and more portable than most books, folders etc. etc. people carry around everyday.

This is the perfect device and it will become legendary.


That's why there are innovators and people who manufacture the zune hd.
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I'm excited at the Feb 2010 news/rumor but I'm not so excited about the built in 3G modem. I hope you can get it independently w/o a contract - I hate Rogers/Fido, their @#$% data plan and their stupid contract terms up here in Canada. Not to mention with Rogers/Fido they will, probably once again, do their "wait and see" games, just like what they did for the initial iPhone release. I will wait and see if there will be a non-3G model. All I need is WiFi 802.11g/n.

And I hope it can be used as an input device for iMac/PowerMac/MacBook... kind of like an writing board. Also, please give us a good LCD screen and make it light - it will make a good ebook.

The rumored price range is a bit too high IMHO, esp. if it is after signing a 3G contract, but it is an 'Apple' I guess they are not trying to compete in the netbook arena.

BTW, will it run the full MacOSX or will it be like the Touch/iPhone?
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This is the perfect device and it will become legendary.

That's why there are innovators and people who manufacture the zune hd.

Pipe smoking so early? You left out the Cube, the iPod Hi-Fi, and the AppleTV.
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I still can't see why this device needs to exist.

Because the form factor and ergonomics of a laptop only make sense if you have a desk, the keyboard/mouse UI isn't a good fit for smaller screens and the desktop computing model don't work quite so well when you're actually mobile.
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Tablets have failed in the Windows world for many, many years now.

They've always been running desktop-designed software (huge negative) on machines that weren't quite fast enough to run most of that software (huge negative) with screens a bit too small for that software (huge negative) with comparatively short battery times (huge negative) and required styluses to effectively navigate and manipulate the UI (huge negative).

But you blame the form-factor? That's weird.
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I will buy one...there is no doubt in this world of instant access, communication and always being 'available' to bosses or customers, laptops, smart phones and now tablets are the tools required. And Apple provides the 'tools' of choice.

Apple has always leaned towards the consumer (Music, photos, movies, etc.) rather than the worker bee. But I, like a lot of people, have used Apples for work and am thoroughly enjoying apps like iWork for brochure design and creation of reports, iLife for photo management and iWeb of web design, albeit very basic web design. Nevertheless, simple and elegant!

The Tablet will have 'overlap' with laptops and iPhones/Touches but iMagine the possibilities with apps like the App Store on the iPhone for the Tablet.

PS: I don't know why Apple has not created an App Store/SDK for the AppleTV. Oh well.
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And when it comes out everyone will say "Apple blew it on the price, it's way too expensive, and only meets a small niche of early adopters," and then it will sell 10 million units in the first two years and redefine the market and people will say, "Oh, we knew apple would do that."

Killer app: total sync with home computer and mobile me every time it's within range of its "home" wifi LAN.

FANTASTIC POST, I MIGHT ADD IT (ABRIDGED) AS SIG.

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Netbooks are $300-$400 and are everywhere. On my subway this week the students had them in droves. A mother even asked one where she bought hers and how much- she said her son wants one. The reason they're wanted is that they are so light to lug around in addition to their text books. I guess Apple has given up on this market.
So glad they decided to go after the Flip market instead. That's just so much more important.

Kids carry around backpacks too. Should apple go after the backpack market?

Steve said it succinctly and he said it best: Apple doesn't make junk.

I have a couple of netbooks and they are junk, I never use them. Instead I use my 12" pbook or my iphone for mobility. I wouldn't want my kid to try to read and work in one of those netbooks, they would need glasses and will have scoliosis by the age of 17. Oh and I hear you say yeah but the iphone is much smaller, well, you hold the iphone up close to you like a book, you don't have to hunch over.

TO PARENTS: Do your selves and your kids a favour and get them a nice imac to do their work at home so they don't have to hunch and squint over a damn netbook and so that they can do some basic work done without needing glasses and spinal surgery. And if you want them to be mobile, on the go, (I wouldn't necessarily want that for a my kid, it's best to live in real world no cyber world for a change) get them an iphone. Don't get suckered in into buying junk that you are going to throw away.

And that's another issue, something isn't really cheap when it's crap, it goes unused, it breaks easily. In order to get any half decent netbook you d have to go with $1000 for a sony which would still be a dog with windows. How is then apple pricing (alleged pricing) of the device expensive?

As for people who don't "get" the apple tablet, you are entitled to your opinion and that's the reason of the forum, but I would suggest you just sit back and enjoy apple reinventing another market, and guess what I foresee that in a couple of year we ll have the, wait for it:

ms tablet HD
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Pipe smoking so early? You left out the Cube, the iPod Hi-Fi, and the AppleTV.

You forgot to get out of the back cave "stud" (sic), let me help a bit cause you are embarassing yourself:

The cube graces the museum of modern art, and was the prototype for the mini that redefined what a small computer/server is and what it can do. Much like the mini car, the mini is a celebrated little machine that servers tons of purposes in all sorts of areas.

The Ipod hi-fi? Seriously you want us to discuss an ipod accessory? That is such a low blow. So, yeah what about it?

The apple tv has alway been a hobbyist/experimental/tentative project by apple. Many people use it and find it very useful. It certainly isn't gathering dust like most netbooks. Apple can't singlehandedly bridge together the tv, the pc, and the vcr industry in apple tv, so unless things clear out and diverge, and we see how things get played out, that's not gonna happen, they are innovative, but they are not omnipotent. Still like I said the apple tv is a very aesthetically pleasing equipement, with tons of third party software to make it even better, it's very useful and highly in use in most homes it's been installed in and it's waiting for its next evolution to become even better.
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FANTASTIC POST, I MIGHT ADD IT (ABRIDGED) AS SIG.



Kids carry around backpacks too. Should apple go after the backpack market?

Steve said it succinctly and he said it best: Apple doesn't make junk.

I have a couple of netbooks and they are junk, I never use them. Instead I use my 12" pbook or my iphone for mobility. I wouldn't want my kid to try to read and work in one of those netbooks, they would need glasses and will have scoliosis by the age of 17. Oh and I hear you say yeah but the iphone is much smaller, well, you hold the iphone up close to you like a book, you don't have to hunch over.

TO PARENTS: Do your selves and your kids a favour and get them a nice imac to do their work at home so they don't have to hunch and squint over a damn netbook and so that they can do some basic work done without needing glasses and spinal surgery. And if you want them to be mobile, on the go, (I wouldn't necessarily want that for a my kid, it's best to live in real world no cyber world for a change) get them an iphone. Don't get suckered in into buying junk that you are going to throw away.

And that's another issue, something isn't really cheap when it's crap, it goes unused, it breaks easily. In order to get any half decent netbook you d have to go with $1000 for a sony which would still be a dog with windows. How is then apple pricing (alleged pricing) of the device expensive?

As for people who don't "get" the apple tablet, you are entitled to your opinion and that's the reason of the forum, but I would suggest you just sit back and enjoy apple reinventing another market, and guess what I foresee that in a couple of year we ll have the, wait for it:

ms tablet HD

You're like 3 years too late. Kids (esp Grades 4-9) love these Netbooks and all have them.
They'repriced perfectly for them and provide exactly what they need- inexpensive internet and pdf reader. They're is no reason to spend $1,000 and get a 3G contract for a 12 year old who not needing those features. I'm sure most have some Dell desktop at home as well.
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You forgot to get out of the back cave "stud" (sic), let me help a bit cause you are embarassing yourself:

The cube graces the museum of modern art, and was the prototype for the mini that redfined what a small computer/server is and what it can do. Much like the mini car, the min is a celebrated little machine that servers tons of purposes in all sorts of areas.

The Ipod hi-fi? Seriously you want us to discuss an ipod accessory? That is such a low blow. So, yeah what about it?

The apple tv has alway been a hobbyist/experimental/tentative project by apple. Many people use it and find it very useful. It certainly isn't gathering dust like most netbooks. Apple can't singlehandedly bridge together the tv, the pc, and the vcr industry in apple tv, so unless things clear out and diverge, and we see how things get played out, that's not gonna happen, they are innovative, but they are not omnipotent. Still like I said the apple tv is a very aesthetically pleasing equipement, with tons of third party software to make it even better, it's very useful and highly in use in most homes it's been installed in and it's waiting for its next evolution to become even better.

A Delorean graces some museums also- yet is was also an utter failure. SO what's your point? ALso- the hub of the iMac is the real basis for the Mac Mini. Don't believe everything you hear - read SPIN.

Well Steve Jobs said he was replacing his home stereo with them. I wonder what he uses now?

The APple TV is "a very aesthetically pleasing equipement"????? Ha Ha- you're on more than a pipe. It's a non-descript nuclear George Forman cheese melter without an on/off switch. "Tons of third party software"- ??I guess Whitney Houston was right when she said-"Crack is wack!"
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You're like 3 years too late. Kids (esp Grades 4-9) love these Netbooks and all have them.
They'repriced perfectly for them and provide exactly what they need- inexpensive internet and PFD reader. They're is no reason to spend $1,000 and get a 3G contract for a 12 year old who not needing those features. I'm sure most have some Dell desktop at home as well.

Yeah and kids blow each other in the toilets and smoke a lot of pot esp at grades 4-9 do you think apple should cater for the condom market and do some illegal drug pushing on the side to? Who cares?

Still there is a much better option: I would personally get my kid an ipod touch to listen to his or her music, read a few basic stuff needed, go online, check mail on the go and play his or her games and explore the thousands of great apps on the app store, and they'd be more than well taken care of instead of some craptastic netbook you can't really do anything WELL with it.

Apple isn't here to make junk or pander to every stupid way someone chooses to fullfil a need. There are the ms's and dell's of the world for that.

and its pdf, not pfd (oh and what a great reader for pdf a netbook is...) and the contract is not obligatory, and try responding to the arguments for a change instead of going your way.

//edit: "Stud": you crossed the line, it's one thing making erroneous or misguided half wit attempts at making an argument, and it's another thing telling other forum members they are on crack just because they can't see your opinion on how great netbooks are for kids and how awful the ipod touch that is outselling all netbooks combined. I am not going to refer to you anymore.
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Yeah and kids blow each other in the toilets and smoke a lot of pot esp at grades 4-9 do you think apple should cater for the condom market and do some illegal drug pushing on the side to? Who cares?

Still there is a much better option: I would personally get my kid an ipod touch to listen to his or her music, read a few basic stuff needed, go online, check mail on the go and play his or her games and explore the thousands of great apps on the app store, and they'd be more than well taken care of instead of some craptastic netbook you can't really do anything WELL with it.

Apple isn't here to make junk or pander to every stupid way someone chooses to fullfil a need. There are the ms's and dell's of the world for that.

and its pdf, not pfd (oh and what a great reader for pdf a netbook is...) and the contract is not obligatory, and try responding to the arguments for a change instead of going your way.

You're out of your mind- no use trying to hold any logical conversation with you.
No need to listen to your pedaphile fantasies.
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I still can't see why this device needs to exist. Is it just to browse the web from my sofa? If so, the price is hilarious. If it's a portable media player then it's far too bulky. Then what? A computer with no buttons? Count me out.

Tablets have failed in the Windows world for many, many years now. Personally I believe that's simply due to the entire tablet concept being pointless.

Let's not forget the popularity of Amazon's Kindle. I'm pretty sure that Kindle users will be excited to read books, magazines, and other periodicals in color along with all the other conveniences that a computer can provide. I think Amazon executives are going to be shaking in there boots when the Apple tablet comes out. The Kindle is going to be done with.
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Let's not forget the popularity of Amazon's Kindle. I'm pretty sure that Kindle users will be excited to read books, magazines, and other periodicals in color along with all the other conveniences that a computer can provide. I think Amazon executives are going to be shaking in there boots when the Apple tablet comes out. The Kindle is going to be done with.

?? It cost half the price and is ultra-light and devoted to books. It's just a "hobby" for Amazon anyway.
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"How to Make Friends and Influence People" by Techstud

Where's the sarcastic wit we all know and love?
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I know Apple would never do this, but...

The only market for a device that
> has 10" touch screen
> has access to an "app store" so it doesn't get stale
> has NO need for keyboards
> would benefit from low speed, moderate latency internet
> would need to play well with an iPhone
> doesn't need a camera
> benefits from Apple's newly demonstrated radio
> has a large focus on iPod function

is an in-car navigation/stereo system.

And the killer application:

The ability to route around traffic in REAL TIME using Google and live traffic data.
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Netbooks are $300-$400 and are everywhere. On my subway this week the students had them in droves. A mother even asked one where she bought hers and how much- she said her son wants one. The reason they're wanted is that they are so light to lug around in addition to their text books. I guess Apple has given up on this market.
So glad they decided to go after the Flip market instead. That's just so much more important.

Netbooks are more of a form factor than a price range. It's about portability and the small size more than it is about saving money and anyone who's had one or two can tell you that the cheap ones are, well cheap. A lot of people I know that have bought them are turned off by the cheap/slow/poor quality aspects of them very quickly. Many brands also just die suddenly or suffer other failures.

There are already "luxury" netbooks in higher price ranges and already there are one or two brands (the most expensive ones) that make up for the bulk of those actually being usefully used. I think if Apple's "answer to the netbook" (if that's what it is), is under 1,000 it will do okay as long as it's so fantastic that it really is a worthwhile, useable computer.

That's a lot of if's though.
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"How to Make Friends and Influence People" by Techstud

Where's the sarcastic wit we all know and love?

They were killed by my allergies this week. Ok- I'll try to tone it down.
I haven't been spending enough time with my Bebot app lately.
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I'm betting that they'll offer a non built in 3G model, with WiFi only, but it costs more. Also, I am betting that if Apple gives this to AT&T that apple uses it as leverage to make AT&T offer iPhone tethering sooner rather than later.

If it can't use bittorrent, then it can't replace my current monthly internet service.
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I don't understand the hoopla behind a tablet. Many OEM's have created tablets and all don't seem to take off. If other companies struggle to sell them, what makes people think Apple will be successful? Even more so at the rumored price range?

The same argument was put forth with the iPod. There were already MP3 players out there that weren't selling well, so why put one out? Now you see where we are today.
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