Tablet Launch Delaying iPhone OS Update

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Apparently Apple has an iPhone OS update ready to go, but hasn't rolled it out to customers yet because of the as of yet unreleased tablet device. The latest rumors claim that the new iPhone OS update includes tablet-related code and references that Apple wants to keep under wraps, according to Boy Genius Report.

The site's anonymous source was described as a "close Apple connect," who also offered up a few tablet details. The rumored Apple tablet device will allegedly run an iPhone-based kernel on an ARM processor, sport enhanced multi-touch gesture support beyond what's currently available on the iPhone and iPod touch, and is essentially "an iPhone on steroids."

While there isn't any way to verify the information the anonymous source offered, the idea that the Apple tablet device is like a big iPhone fits with a photo that The Mac Observer obtained on Monday that our sources claim is the tablet's glass surface.

Apple hasn't confirmed that it is releasing a tablet device, but the company is rumored to be planning a special media event for January 26 or 27 where it will finally unveil what it has been working on.

Comments

Jeff Gamet

The tablet rumor mill is working overtime. I’m beginning to worry that if Apple doesn’t deliver a device that offers immortality and free drinks forever that it won’t be able to live up to the hype.

Ben Lindstrom

Sadly, for as much as I’d like a tablet style computer.  the iPhone/iPod Touch OS just wouldn’t cut it for me unless Adobe and other companies starts porting their code to the platform (for me mainly Lightroom).

I don’t need a glorified iPhone… =( I’m happy with mine.

iVoid

I’m with you Ben.

I accept the neutered iPhone OS because it does what I need in a handheld device.

For a bigger device, I’m going to want a full Mac OS X w/touch interface or I won’t be getting one.

Sadly, I can see the control freaks at Apple wanting to shove a limited OS at a tablet to make sure we only do things their way.

Lee Dronick

Sadly, for as much as I?d like a tablet style computer.  the iPhone/iPod Touch OS just wouldn?t cut it for me unless Adobe and other companies starts porting their code to the platform (for me mainly Lightroom).

I don?t need a glorified iPhone? =( I?m happy with mine.

I am wondering about that, could I run Creative Suite on the tablet or am I better off with a new MacBook that may also be an ebook reader. Probably the best thing to do is wait until Apple announces the device and we know its features, it is too late to give them a wish list.

Peter

Apple hasn’t confirmed that it is releasing a tablet device [...]

So that’s a rumor…

[...] but the company is rumored to be planning a special media event for January 26 or 27 where it will finally unveil what it has been working on.

So a rumor about when Apple will be reporting on rumored device.

Y’know, I hope Apple doesn’t release a tablet at this point, just to watch the news sites go crazy.

Lee Dronick

Y?know, I hope Apple doesn?t release a tablet at this point, just to watch the news sites go crazy.

Also announce that the iPhone will be exclusive to AT&T for another 5 years. smile

Lancashire-Witch

Probably the best thing to do is wait until Apple announces the device and we know its features

Absolutely Sir Harry. The rumor mill hasn’t been very productive when it comes to functions and features. 
I’m wondering what I could possibly do on a tablet that I can’t do on either an iPhone or MacBook Air.  I hope the (rumored) tablet isn’t an “AirPhone” at twice the price.

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