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How about it having magic mouse controls on its back. So when you hold it in reading position you can use gestures with all 10 fingers on its back.

Also when on a table top it will switch landscape/portrait based on how the webcam see your face.

This will be so cool for games. Like fly/drive/1st person shooters where you hold it in both hands. If it has GPS and compas you can have a shooter game where you need to move around physically.

Also please make a super GPS app where you can buy maps from the app/content store.

Regards
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Originally Posted by johnnygadget View Post

For Steve Jobs to say "It's the most important thing I've ever done", it has to be as big if not bigger than the iMac, iPod and iPhone. Maybe he means that he will save the dying print publishing industry by making such a device?

and i'm sure the healthy pr0n industry will find uses!
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post #43 of 137
Why does everyone in this thread keep talking about the "case" in the photo? That's obviously just how it's "bolted down." Read the article!

Anyway, Apple itself has to be the source of most leaks, because if I were an employee, why the hell would I risk my job? Especially in this economy.
post #44 of 137
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It looks like it's clamped down in a sort of vice thing to stop you removing it fro the desk is all.

Well of course that's what it is. You'd have to be an idiot to not figure that out.
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No way it is a Verizon only product.

That would alienate more than 25 million iPhone users (US) and eliminate any global sales.

Carrier subsrciptions aren't mutually exclusive except within the device itself. Sure, if would be small pain to have a seperate account to maintain, but the cost between carrier wouldn't likely be different. Personally, I'd rather have AT&T for speed but I'll be happy with any 3G option.


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But damn, the price of a MacBook? Say it ain't so.

$799 unsubsidised. That's all I ask for.

I'd think that making the default price the same as the MacBook causes buyer confusion as I doubt Apple wants this device look like an accessory device, not a replacement to your notebook. I'm still holding for a top price, without storage capacity increase, of $899, but I suppose it ultimately depends on the cost to make plus Apple's target profit, not simply what we think is ideal.

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maybe they put the edge on there like you see the car companies add funky panels to cover up new designs on their test models.

Hehe It does look like those test cars.

Speaking of, I would love to see Apple go after the car market. We've seen MacMini's turned into car A/V systems. I'm sure this will happen very quickly with the tablet. But that is merely after-market; I'd like to see something more official. Where you car's diagnostic info can get uploaded go your home compurlter and your playlists will be auto-synced back to your PC's iTunes account and even some cool Smart Playlsts that work like Nike+ in that they adjust according to the outside tempature, time of day or speed.
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post #46 of 137
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I think its some type of case for security, so no one takes it.

Bingo. It's screwed down in a case to a testing desk. The unusual screws are an added layer of security to ensure anyone even thinking of walking into that (very secure) room at Apple and swiping it, or more likely simply unscrewing it for a better photo, with your average Philips or slot screwdriver is going to be sorely mistaken.

And I'm guessing, sadly now, that it will be only a US launch right now. Here in Canada the idea of Bell or Rogers offering unlimited data plans for a device that is, essentially, an always on window to your media/data/information, is insane. AT&T maybe get by offering $30/month unlimited, Rogers charges $60 for 2GB. I really want Steve to prove me wrong, somehow .... my credit card is ready.
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post #47 of 137
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maybe they put the edge on there like you see the car companies add funky panels to cover up new designs on their test models.

I see what you mean, but I'm really talking about the internal bezels (one glass, one maybe plastic), not the third one with the screws...
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post #48 of 137
These look like odd prototypes to me. It looks like they were still a hands on method to find the most ideal size and aspect ratio.

What is with the late white blocks?


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No way it is a Verizon only product.

That would alienate more than 25 million iPhone users (US) and eliminate any global sales.

Carrier subsrciptions aren't mutually exclusive except within the device itself. Sure, if would be small pain to have a seperate account to maintain, but the cost between carrier wouldn't likely be different. Personally, I'd rather have AT&T for speed but I'll be happy with any 3G option.


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But damn, the price of a MacBook? Say it ain't so.

$799 unsubsidised. That's all I ask for.

I'd think that making the default price the same as the MacBook causes buyer confusion as I doubt Apple wants this device look like an accessory device, not a replacement to your notebook. I'm still holding for a top price, without storage capacity increase, of $899, but I suppose it ultimately depends on the cost to make plus Apple's target profit, not simply what we think is ideal.

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Originally Posted by sandau View Post

maybe they put the edge on there like you see the car companies add funky panels to cover up new designs on their test models.

Hehe It does look like those test cars.

Speaking of, I would love to see Apple go after the car market. We've seen MacMini's turned into car A/V systems. I'm sure this will happen very quickly with the tablet. But that is merely after-market; I'd like to see something more official. Where you car's diagnostic info can get uploaded go your home compurlter and your playlists will be auto-synced back to your PC's iTunes account and even some cool Smart Playlsts that work
like Nike+ in that they adjust according to the outside tempature, time of day or speed.
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post #49 of 137
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and i'm sure the healthy pr0n industry will find uses!

10 finger gestures on a ten inch high def screen. hm.....
post #50 of 137
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Originally Posted by Maestro64 View Post

Looks like a prototype, it is too industrial looking. I am betting it not the final product, they probably made those for testing purposes and the real one will look different. Apple has been know to do this and use old product IDs for new designs to hide what they were doing and also cut costs on prototypes

However the one picture on the desk looks like it from apple's campus, the rugs on the floor look like the rug when I was last on their campus

Well, then, it's expected that a prototype would be in Apple's campus, right? That doesn't invalidate your theory, and I really expect it to be right, because I definitely didn't like the screen bezel. Looks so 1980s.
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Speaking of, I would love to see Apple go after the car market. We've seen MacMini's turned into car A/V systems. I'm sure this will happen very quickly with the tablet. But that is merely after-market; I'd like to see something more official. Where you car's diagnostic info can get uploaded go your home compurlter and your playlists will be auto-synced back to your PC's iTunes account and even some cool Smart Playlsts that work
like Nike+ in that they adjust according to the outside tempature, time of day or speed.

Ditto. I can picture Apple teaming up with someone like BMW and designing the next iteration of their iDrive system. If I recall, BMW was one of the first car manufacturers to offer a factory iPod integration kit.
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Agreed. To be honest, despite the vitriol we heard on some of these forums, I think hand writing recognition for a tablet makes a lot of sense. With an iPhone, Blackberry etc...thumb typing works quite well because you can easily get your thumbs across the entire keyboard while holding with two hands. With the larger form factor of a tablet type device I don't think that will work well - you'll likely be holding with one hand and typing with the other. Now I know some people are good "one hand typists" but sadly I don't think it is really efficient. If I have to put the tablet down to type on it then that is not really practical. Also if I put it on my lap to type the ergonomics of trying to type and read the screen is horrible. So I actually do hope there is a stylus interface. Plus then as some people speculated the iWhatever could function as a Waacom type device for your Mac through bluetooth which would make it a MUCH more attractive device for me.

Think about it - the tablet syncs automatically by bluetooth to your Mac. You use it as the main input device (ie mouse) while you are at your Mac. At the end of the day as you go to leave it syncs the info to your tablet and then you take it home with you with all your work. That would be way cool in my opinion.

post #53 of 137
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For Steve Jobs to say "It's the most important thing I've ever done", it has to be as big if not bigger than the iMac, iPod and iPhone. Maybe he means that he will save the dying print publishing industry by making such a device?

First of all, we don't know if he said that. It was reported third hand knowledge on a rumors site.

But assuming it is true, it is likely he meant that the product will have a positive impact on society, not that it'll be a massive commercial success or technological advancement.

Steve is getting up their in years and had a brush with mortality. Typically when this happens, wealthy individuals tend to become more concerned with "nobel" causes rather than power and wealth mongering. While he certainly still wants to make money, it is likely that when he said "important" that he meant it was a contribution to society.

So just how is a tablet an important contribution to public welfare? If it becomes standard for students of all ages, it will transform education completely. The switch from physical "text books" to electronic learning material, is an absolutely massive development in the course of human history. It will forever change how knowledge is passed from one generation to another. This product may initiate or expedite that paradigm shit. _That_ is what would make it the most important thing he's ever done. (If he even uttered those words in the first place)
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The "rivets"/"bolts" are probably the magnets or something that holds the glass in place, like the iMac or something like that. I think. Not sure. Could be wrong.

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i'm thinking legit. I doubt the bezel/case is how it appears there, probably a prototype, though the extra edge would make for an easier to carry device.

That is very most likely a kind of security screw. I haven't seen a rivet like that, but I think I've seen security screws like that. It looks to me something to prevent theft, prevent anyone from seeing what's inside the case or seeing what the rest of the product looks like.

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No way it is a Verizon only product.

That would alienate more than 25 million iPhone users (US) and eliminate any global sales.

Verizon only wouldn't work for Apple, but there are chipsets that handle multiple standards, so you could use the same device on Verizon's network and it's still usable elsewhere in the world.
post #55 of 137
If these specs are true this thing is going to be amazing. Love the solar recharging and everything else discussed in this article!

http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/27/tech...ce=yahoo_quote
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Originally Posted by LouisTheXIV View Post

How cool! a 10 inch iPod touch that can also read books and magazines!!!! It's what I've always wanted...and I will have the privilege of spending $1000 to own one!

Apple is truly the most innovating company in the world...this jumbo ipod touch is going to REVOLUTIONIZE EVERYTHING. Nothing will ever be the same again after people can finally use an ipod in 10 inch size! And maybe it will even come with a paint app that allows me to paint with my fingers on the screen like in a real canvas but like...on a screen tablet!!!! OMG! And all for a mere $999???

Amazing!!!

Im picking up on your sarcasm
post #57 of 137
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Well of course that's what it is. You'd have to be an idiot to not figure that out.

...might be a prototype case from Belkin to prevent you picking it up by the corners and cracking the glass
post #58 of 137
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It looks like it's clamped down in a sort of vice thing to stop you removing it fro the desk is all.

Yeah, if it's real, it has the appearance of being taken right in Apple headquarters in one of the areas where only need to know employees are allowed.

So if it's real, someone is in a world of trouble. It should be fairly easy to figure out who it was and what they've done (if they've done it), is a felony.
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[CENTER]When I posted these in here last night, the naysayers refused to believe their authenticity.

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post #60 of 137
Maybe something more similar to Microsoft's Origami concept keyboard.

Here's an image.
http://www.winsupersite.com/images/s...origami_02.jpg

Obviously Apple would do it properly, and not just overlay the keyboard on a pointless desktop OS. But you get the idea -- a keyboard similar to the iPhone one, but split in two.

Personally, I don't see it as much of a problem. For the uses I'd have, I don't see me doing much more typing than you would do on an iPhone. I'm not one of those wanting to run full MS Office or CS4 on this thing!
post #61 of 137
Clearly it is not "bolted down" as some people are claiming. Unless they bolted it down on the piss on purpose.
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Yes. Because it's on 'steroids'

Let's count how many time Steve says "iPhone on steroids" today,
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post #63 of 137
Based upon that one pic, provided it's real, it is one ugly device.
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Based upon that one pic, provided it's real, it is one ugly device.

[CENTER]Really... How can you even tell given that the only part of the device truly exposed is the display?

The edges of the device are obviously hidden behind a security plate of some sort held down by tamper-proof fasteners.

From what can be seen, accompanied by what has been written, it'll look like nothing more than a Super-Sized iPhone 2g.

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I'm guessing this is a legit prototype. Hence the small weird silver circle things on the bezel.

Those are security screws that require a special matching three-prong tool to remove. The heavy frame—notice the thickness of the cutout for the Home button—is simply a security measure that would either make it impractical to conceal and carry the prototype, or perhaps securely fixes it to a workbench.

Assuming the photo is legit, of course. It does look pretty convincing, but then so does lots of faked stuff on the net. Still, it looks about right and is consistent with the device's intended uses.
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[CENTER]Really... How can you even tell given that the only part of the device truly exposed is the display?

The edges of the device are obviously hidden behind a security plate of some sort held down by tamper-proof fasteners.

From what can be seen, accompanied by what has been written, it'll look like nothing more than a Super-Sized iPhone 2g.[/CENTER]

Right. It's clearly bolted into a security frame with those special 3-dot security screws.
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Clearly it is not "bolted down" as some people are claiming. Unless they bolted it down on the piss on purpose.

Surely the bolted-down theory explains the presence of all those bolts?

C.
post #68 of 137
I'm amazed at this leak.. Its about as good as the Mirror Door leak.. Sneaky photo in what seems the center of Apple headquarters. I love it!
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post #69 of 137
aaaaaaaghhh aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!@ so excited i ate my credit cards, now what the hell am i gonna do? aaaaah!
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post #70 of 137
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Surely the bolted-down theory explains the presence of all those bolts?

It's either bolted down or it's a security anti-theft/ anti-tamper bezel.

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Based upon that one pic, provided it's real, it is one ugly device.

There are explanations for this. You couldn't read any of the thread before posting? I know you're not the only one, just the latest in a long line. Still, it doesn't hurt to skim the first couple pages of posts.
post #71 of 137
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Right. It's clearly bolted into a security frame with those special 3-dot security screws.

it's bolted into a security frame which is fastened to a cable like a kensington lock or something.

The case just allows access to the buttons and ports without being able to nick it.
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post #73 of 137
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What is with the late white blocks?

The ones blocking out the photographers face in the reflection?
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post #74 of 137
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Hi

How about it having magic mouse controls on its back. So when you hold it in reading position you can use gestures with all 10 fingers on its back.

Also when on a table top it will switch landscape/portrait based on how the webcam see your face.

This will be so cool for games. Like fly/drive/1st person shooters where you hold it in both hands. If it has GPS and compas you can have a shooter game where you need to move around physically.

Also please make a super GPS app where you can buy maps from the app/content store.

Regards

I think that would just make it super susceptible to being dropped a lot.
post #75 of 137
My predictions, on the last few hours of the pre-Tablet era.

http://bit.ly/cdWBaG
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post #76 of 137
Pictures are obviously a prototype model and are not reflective of actual size screen.

Often it's easier to work with a larger version as the electronics are all hand assembled, then scale down in factory production where robots and miniaturization takes over.

I wouldn't call this a fake, but it's really nothing to even bother about as it shows nothing informative.

Most likely a planned leak from Apple.
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post #77 of 137
If the iPhone ASP is $620, why would Apple want to sell this for less?
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and i'm sure the healthy pr0n industry will find uses!

So, like the iPhone 3G[s] has an oleo-resistant coating on the screen, this pr0n friendly device will have some similar coating?




(was that out of line?)
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Surely the bolted-down theory explains the presence of all those bolts?

C.

Well the bolts aren't very good then, as it clearly moves from one picture to another.
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If these specs are true this thing is going to be amazing. Love the solar recharging and everything else discussed in this article!

http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/27/tech...ce=yahoo_quote

Maybe you should have read the article ..

"Also, Calacanis is known for anti-Apple rants and has pulled pranks on the blogosphere in the past. He did not post anything about the tablet on his personal site, calacanis.com."


On another note this is a testing platform, I love all the people that think that this is "it", the only thing being tested there most likely is the touch screen, they need a housing for it that's all.

Did we really think it would look like anything other then a big iPhone, really?
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