The Apple Tablet
While waiting for the tablet to debut, it might be worth checking out the pre-launch predictions that were made for the iPhone before its introduction.
I think this will be nothing like what’s been expected so far by the media and analysts.
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Apple tablet said in “full production”
updated 05:35 pm EST, Fri January 15, 2010
Analyst says Apple tablet ready to go
Apple is already in full swing manufacturing its tablet device, analyst Matt Thornton at AVI Securities said in a note on Friday. Talking to a component supplier, he says the parts have been in the supply chain for some time but that the finished products are now in “full production” for release soon. The iPhone designer had supposedly planned to start assembly late in 2009 but encountered a delay that impacted some suppliers who had expected the increased business.
No matter the supply, NAND flash memory demands may have increased specifically to accommodate the large touchscreen hardware, Thornton noted. Apple’s design is also suspected of eating into the netbook market and consequently taking supplies away from those producing regular netbooks. One recent rumor had Apple securing many 10-inch displays for itself at the expense of those starting new computer designs.
As many as 10 million tablets could be built in the first year, according to the financial expert.
Manufacturing at this stage would remain in sync with most of the more recent rumors for Apple’s mystery product, which could be unveiled at an event on January 27th but wouldn’t ship until March. [via CNET]
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pretty good spec on TUAW
Jason Schwartz gets it: See here
I’ve long been convinced the the App Store will be pivotal to the success of the iSlate. It’s going to flatten software costs, as we’ve been used to them in the past. THIS is Apple’s key advantage. Too, it will spur even more development because they will now have two platforms: the iPhone and iSlate.
As an example: People currently use 10% of MS Office, whether it’s a spreadsheet or a word processor. The market is ready for something that de-contents this excessively sophisticated productivity software with an easy migration path and learning curve.