Aug 13

macbook-touch1Gizmodo reports on details about the rumored Mac Tablet. The source says that the device will look much like a large iPhone. It has the home button and black plastic back, but with a 10-inch screen.

“The device, which I’ve held mock ups of, is going to have a 10 inch screen, and when I saw it looked just like a giant iPhone, with a black back — although that design could change at any time” they said, “with the same black resin back, and the familiar home button.”

But according to the German site iPhone-Notes.de the new Apple device will not be called Mac Tablet or iTablet, but MacBook Touch. That sure sounds more like an Apple product and it also sounds good.

There will be two models, according to the rumors. One will include a webcam and the other will be designed for ‘educational use’ persumably without a webcam. They say the MacBook Touch will cost somewhere between $700 and $900 and may have the ability to serve as a secondary display and touchscreen input device for existing Macs.

“To make up for that cost and make the device more than just a big iPod there was, this person claimed, there was talk of making the device act as a secondary screen/touchpad for iMacs and MacBooks, much like a few of the USB screens that have come out in recent months from Chinese companies. Very interesting.”

Journal du Geek has some details about the MacBook Touch. They think the price will be between €800 and €1000 and there will be two models as well. Here’s a list of things that will probably be a part of this device:

  • Name: MacBook Touch
  • Operating System: Snow Leopard
  • Casing: white plastic casing
  • Screen: 9,7 inch LCD-screen with multitouch and glass
  • Software: access to the App Store
  • Optical drive: no
  • USB: 2 USB-ports
  • Memory slot: SD-cardreader
  • Audio: headset plugin for audio in and out
  • Charger: MagSafe-adapter
  • Batterylife: 4 hours max.
  • Models: 80 GB for €849 and 120GB for €999

It seems the details could be right, but one source talks about a black casing and the other source talks about a white casing. Maybe Apple’s going to the same as with the iPhone. Launch a white and a black version of the MacBook Touch. For an additional €79 you can get an extra dock to place the MacBook Touch in the table.

We’ll wait and see what is true and what’s not. All these rumors. It must be true that Apple’s going to launch a MacBook Touch of some kind. They also made a commercial about a new mystery product, which could be this much rumored Tablet computer.

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