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New leaked photos have been posted over @ the Mac Observer. Similar to photos seen before but this time the bezel is placed over a macbook keyboard to give the photo / device some sort of scale. Rough estimates of the screen size would make this device around 10 inches. BS and Real? Let us know what you think..

{source: http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/more_tablet_glass_photos_scale_backs_up_10_speculation/}
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iPad vs iSlate seems to be the HUGE debate right now. Macrumors has just dropped more information suggesting the new Apple Tablet could become the iPad.

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Not good news for Intel or ARM but great news for Apple! A new note Wednesday from UBS Investment Research cited industry checks in forecasting that the Apple tablet will be powered by a processor designed by P.A. Semi and built by Samsung. Analyst Maynard Um said it would likely be a complex system on a chip design.

Um pegged Hon Hai Precision Co. as the manufacturer for the tablet, and said LG Display will likely supply most of the screens, with AUO being a second source.

Other parts noted by UBS were:

* Connectors from Chen Uei and Hon Hai
* Wintek, Sintek and TPK as touch suppliers
* Batteries from Simplo and Dynapack
* NAND flash memory from Samsung
* Broadcom to provide a "combo" chip for connectivity

The note said the tablet is expected to hit the market at some point in the first half of 2010.

"Key will be timing and price points, in order to asses how material it could be for suppliers," Um wrote. "In addition, how convincing the device will be could generate debate as per whether the tablet device category could be revived and help overall demand."

Apple purchased fabless chip designer P.A. Semi for $278 million in 2008. The company specialized in sophisticated but low-power designs

{source: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/12/02/time_inc_demos_tablet_friendly_magazine_concept.html}
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Apple is understood to have approached several UK mobile phone networks, including Orange, about selling its forthcoming tablet computer to British customers.

The device, rumoured to be called the iSlate, has created a buzz among mobile phone operators not seen since Apple pitted several networks against each other in the race for the exclusive British rights to sell the iPhone in 2007. That deal was clinched by O2 at the last minute when it barged aside Orange and Vodafone.

{Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jan/19/apple-islate-mobile-phone-subsidies}
Shaw Wu with Kaufman Bros, an investment banking and advisory firm has a new note out for investors that provides a little more in sight on the Apple Tablet.

According to chain sources indicate the launch pattern for the tablet could follow that of the original iPhone in 2007, with a January unveiling and final product shipping to consumers six months later. He said that the June launch could be due to "minor issues" with more work needed on battery life and durability.

Wu also expects the device to cost around $999, citing a $100 incremental cost for a large touchscreen, according to sources in the supply chain. In addition, additional costs over the iPhone and iPod touch would come in the form of semiconductors, glass, sensors and substrates.

Kaufman Bros. has predicted the "iSlate," as Wu referred to it, to sell a million units per quarter. Supply chain sources indicated that Apple hopes to build 5 million units in the first year of production. The company has reiterated its price target of $253 for AAPL stock.

[Source: AppleInsider}
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BGR has been tipped off again with some new information on the iPhone v4.0 OS. They also mention the Apple tablet could be called the iTablet.

  • There will be multi-touch gestures OS-wide. (Would make sense for that as the rumored OS for the iTablet is close if not the same as the iPhone)
  • A few new ways" to run applications in the background -- multitasking.
  • Many graphical and UI changes to make navigating through the OS easier and more efficient. We haven't had this broken down, but we can only hope for improved notifications, a refreshed homescreen, etc.
  • The update will supposedly be available for only the iPhone 3G and 3GS, but will "put them ahead in the smartphone market because it will make them more like full-fledged computers" more than any other phone to date. Everyone is "really excited."
  • The last piece of information is the most vague, but apparently there will be some brand new syncing ability for the contacts and calendar applications.

Whether its the iSlate, Ipad, iTablet, MacTablet, TabletMac, Apple Tablet, Mac Slate, we'll have all the information here!

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