The iTablet: will Apple launch it or not? That’s a question that’s been floating around the web for many years. Yes years, because back in 2001 the first rumours about a so called iPad started to show up. After those first rumours, the buzz around an Apple Tablet device was often quiet as well. And then, suddenly, new rumours showed up. This went on and on for many years, but the year 2009 must have been the most fruitful year when it comes to rumours about this now mythical device. Here’s an overview of the Apple Tablet rumours throughout the years. » It Began In 2001, But It Will Really Start In 2010 [Full Report]
In collaboration with iTabletFreakz.com we will have a Live Coverage of Apple’s special Media Event on January 27th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on this page. The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Hopefully the “come see our latest creation” tag line is suggesting we will finally see the mythical tablet device. It sure looks like this keynote will become very memorable.
FOXNews.com claims to have received confirmation from a “source inside Apple” that the company will in fact be holding a media event on January 26th in San Francisco. According to the source, the “big” event will focus on the “mobility space”, suggesting an iPhone, iPod touch, or, as many people expect, tablet announcement. » January 26th Event Confirmed!
With the revelation that Apple had acquired the iSlate.com domain and iSlate trademarks, it seemed clear to us that iSlate was the likely name for Apple’s upcoming tablet computer. While we agree with skeptics that these historic actions can’t prove Apple’s intent to follow through, we still think they are a very clear signal. » More Discoveries About Possible Apple Tablet Name: “iGuide”
Apple has rent the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco for Jaunary 25th, 26th and 27th. The last time Apple used the Yerba Buena Center was to launch the new iPod line. The rumors say Apple is going to give a “major product announcement” on January 26th. Analyst Gene Munster thinks people are a little too optimistic since it’s not entirely sure if Apple is really going to plan an event during those days. » Apple Event On January 26th: “Major Product Announcement”
The name ‘TabletMac’ was previously in possession of Axiotron, but has now transferred to Apple in the past year. A few years ago, Axiotron brought the ModBook on the market. It is a converted MacBook but with a touchscreen. Since 2007, Axiotron changed the name to TouchMac. Till now, unnoticed, Apple is now the new owner of the ‘TouchMac” trademark. » Apple Takes Ownership Of ‘TabletMac’ Trademark