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Apple Holding Special Event on January 27th
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blazer wrote:
I don't think Apple will disappoint on having a tablet. I just think some people will come away disappointed with the features, operating system or cost of the device. I mean, expectations are so high for this thing. How can it ever live up to all of them?

Agreed. The expected Apple tablet is overhyped. It's not going to be able to do anything a laptop can't do and you'll have to hold it constantly in order to use it.

Of course I haven't seen one yet but doubt it's going to be a very big deal after the first six months. A glorified game player, movie player, ebook reader is all I can imagine it being. I have little use for any of those things since I can already do them better on my laptop computer if so desired.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like a Touch, with camera and microphone for recording. Same price as it is now -
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I'd like a Touch, with camera and microphone for recording. Same price as it is now -

The iPod touch may be put on the back burner for a while with a new tablet out there, but you gotta think that will happen sooner or later.
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What does everyone think of the iTunes "cloud" rumor?

I already stream practically every song ever made to my iPhone, Mac and PC. It's called Rhapsody. I would ditch that service and come over to Apple if they beat them at $12.99 a month though.

Considering Apple bought Lala.com, the cloud is only a matter of time.

All the colors would suggest an update to the iPod lineup, but thats not a very scientific guess, really. They have to put the camera on the iPod touch sooner or later, and maybe having color options for the shell?

MBP has to be updated, as the 13" MacBook practically beats the current intro 13" MBP.

Of course, none of my predictions would warrant an event like that which is scheduled.
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The colors are just a pop art creation and Apple is inviting to come see our "creation." This is kinda rare, when Apple actually says they have a new creation to show us.

There's little doubt it's a tablet of some kind, otherwise I think Apple would have denied it by now. I expect minor updates to some software and maybe a camera on the iPod touch. But it's unlikely any Mac hardware will be shown at this event, unless the tablet turns out to be a Mac.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There's little doubt it's a tablet of some kind, otherwise I think Apple would have denied it by now.


Laughing Rolling Eyes

like Apple comes out and denies every rumor, or is it just the REALLY BIG rumors Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There's little doubt it's a tablet of some kind, otherwise I think Apple would have denied it by now.


Laughing Rolling Eyes

like Apple comes out and denies every rumor, or is it just the REALLY BIG rumors Laughing

They have denied rumors on rare occasions, like pre-holidays when they don't want sales hurt by rumors. I can't think of a specific example at the moment.
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They have denied rumors on rare occasions, like pre-holidays when they don't want sales hurt by rumors. I can't think of a specific example at the moment.


I was trying to think of some examples too, but I couldn't think of any. Apple was even pretty tight lipped regarding Steve's health and people were almost demanding that Apple reveal info.

I just can't see Apple coming out and either verifying or denying a product rumor. Stock prices go up, anticipation goes up, Apple gain's everyone's attention. Why pop the bubble, even if it's not true? What does Apple have to gain?
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Bandit Bill wrote:
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They have denied rumors on rare occasions, like pre-holidays when they don't want sales hurt by rumors. I can't think of a specific example at the moment.
I just can't see Apple coming out and either verifying or denying a product rumor. Stock prices go up, anticipation goes up, Apple gain's everyone's attention. Why pop the bubble, even if it's not true? What does Apple have to gain?

They've pretty much shot down the possibility of a Mac netbook. Except for that, the only example I can think of was around last October when they said in the face of rumors that their product line was "set" for the holidays. You're right, there's probably no point denying a rumor unless the rumor is hurting sales of an existing product.
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ma5ter5 wrote:
All the colors would suggest an update to the iPod lineup, but thats not a very scientific guess, really. They have to put the camera on the iPod touch sooner or later, and maybe having color options for the shell?

Those color options could also be for the shell or back of a tablet. Idea

But to be honest, I think it's just a play on Apple being artistic and creative in designing the new device. Nothing more, nothing less.
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iSlate, here we come!
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I don't really like the names iSlate or iPad names for some reason. The first one isn't horrible, but the latter sounds like some kind of feminine hygiene product. It just seems like something too easy to goof on for them to pick. Call me crazy, but I think they may dump the "i" at the beginning of this one from the start. It will just be know as the "Apple Slate", "Mac Slate" or something like that.
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I don't really like the names iSlate or iPad names for some reason.

I think iSlate is ridiculous. It sure doesn't sound high tech. I can't see replacing all of my high tech devices with something that I'd imagine Fred Flintstone using.
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Bandit Bill wrote:
devo wrote:
I don't really like the names iSlate or iPad names for some reason.

I think iSlate is ridiculous. It sure doesn't sound high tech. I can't see replacing all of my high tech devices with something that I'd imagine Fred Flintstone using.

Yeah, I can see him and Mr. Slate in the rock quarry doing inventory now. Oh well, meet my new avatar if they go with it.

If they go with the "i", I like iTablet. It's direct and to the point like the iPhone. I wouldn't mind seeing them go retro and use Newton either. That would be classic! Cool
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There are already leaked video's of the islate prototype on youtube and both of my news sources where i live at says apple is anouncing the islate and that the price tag is $1,000.

this is coming from several news sites and news on the tv.

but here is the issue i still find with this whole islate deal.

1. if it is truly 1,000 have fun selling one to anyone when the windows touch tablets are currently being sold for 699.99 to 1,000 depending on who made it.

2. all tablets have there flaws this one may be no usb meaning no installing your own applications to the unit....


3. most likely the islate will communicate with itunes only....


if this becomes the case no thank you.....

Remember why Ibm Touch computers have failed..

to expensive

replacement parts that cost a arm and a leg.
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