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Rumour Roundup: the Apple Tablet

A visual guide to the many months of rumours surrounding Apple’s rumoured Tablet. Click on the image for a higher resolution version.

Note: Below you will find a list of sources with a number, these numbers correspond with the numbers in the graphic above.

  1. Unique tablet UI: http://www.cultofmac.com/rumor-apple-employee-says-tablet-ui-has-steep-learning-curve/25228, http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-tablet-os-has-a-good-bit-of-new-sexy-to-it-says-someone-who-has-seen-it-2010-1
  2. Aluminium casting: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60745S20100108
  3. Quarter two launch: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60745S20100108
  4. Powered by a P A Semi chip http://www.thestreet.com/story/10656904/1/exclusive-apples-tablet-has-no-intel-inside.html
  5. Supported by multiple 3G carriers: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/01/06/apple-tablet-to-support-multiple-wireless-carriers-including-verizion/
  6. 3D operating system navigation: http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/technology/2010/01/apple_tablet_3d.html
  7. March Launch: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703580904574638630584151614.html (subscription required)
  8. Two different finishes: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703580904574638630584151614.html (subscription required)
  9. Around $1,000: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703580904574638630584151614.html (subscription required)
  10. January 27 unveiling: http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20100104/major-apple-product-announcement/
  11. 10” display: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20091228PD212.html
  12. Called iSlate: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/25/apple-islate/
  13. Supports Apple’s App Store: http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-to-demo-tablet-in-january-asks-developers-to-get-apps-ready-2009-12
  14. Pixel Qi screen: http://www.macrumors.com/2009/12/11/3qi-screen-technology-shipping-in-time-for-apple-tablet/
  15. OLED screen: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20091118PB201.html
  16. e-reader like functionality for newspapers, books, magazines: http://gizmodo.com/5370252/apple-tablet-aiming-to-redefine-newspapers-textbooks-and-magazines
  17. Front facing camera: http://t.sina.com.cn/kaifulee (Chinese), http://tinyurl.com/yba689d (translated)
  18. Multitouch version of iWork: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/09/technology/personaltech/09reader.html
  19. Runs iPhone OS: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/backstage/comments/ten-new-details-on-the-apple-tablet/
  20. Interact with tablet using palms and fingers: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/10/01/evidence_of_apples_tablet_like_input_interface_reappears.html

Background image created by Fotoboer, graphic © 2010 tgr network.

Update: After reading comments the green room blog is aware of the issues with the post and has since revised the graphic.

-c.

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