Day-0 Rumors

This is it, folks! The day we have been so relentlessly ramping up for, for what seems like months! The tablet will finally be revealed, and all our questions will be answered. The hype for this device has been absolutely unparalleled, and I think we'll all be glad when it's unveiled, and we can transition from wondering what it will be, to if we can afford it.As we get all wound up for today's live blog, lets check in with some of today's rumorsCrossroads for the iPhone have admitted that they're working on a tablet version of their crossword app, sight unseen. The real revolution will be the content, not the device says Wired. Books, magazines and textbooks, plus music of course, tied to streaming content via HTML5. Though … [Read more...]

Apple’s Quarterly Report: “Major New Product Coming”

Today Apple announced its first quarter 2010 financial results, and hinted at an exciting new product announcement. Steve Jobs said two very telling things: “If you annualize our quarterly revenue, it’s surprising that Apple is now a $50+ billion company. The new products we are planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we’re really excited about.” If you ever needed official confirmation of the tablet, there it is! Not to mention that Apple is doing very, very well right now.As for hard numbers, they're equally telling.Macs are up 33% from a year ago, to 3.36 million sold this quarter 8.7 million iPhones sold, up 100% from a year ago 21 million iPods, a decline of … [Read more...]

WSJ: Apple Tablet To Reshape Textbooks, Newspapers and TV Business, Focus on Sharing

The Wall St. Journal has a story regarding the upcoming Apple Tablet that is scheduled to debut next Tuesday. According to their sources, Steve Jobs is betting the new Apple Tablet will "reshape businesses like textbooks, newspapers and television", much like the iPod reshaped the music industry.Apple's focus was on how the tablet could be used in home and in classrooms. Apple envisions the Tablet being "shared by multiple family  members". Apple is reportedly looking at how content from textbooks and magazines can be presented differently on the tablet. We're speculating, but perhaps magazines could offer multimedia within content. Those briefed on the tablet say the device will come with a virtual keyboard, but that's not … [Read more...]

Analyst Provides Theories on Apple’s Tablet Computer

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Gene Munster, a senior analyst for Piper Jaffray, issued a report to clients offering his theories on the mythical Apple Tablet.  Munster thinks it will not debut until early 2010, based upon his conversations with an Asian component supplier that has received orders from Apple for a touch-screen device.Be similar to an iPod touch, only larger, capable of running most of the 70,000 applications on the iPhone App Store plus a new category of apps designed for the bigger screen. Will be used primarily for Web surfing, e-mail, and digital media, competing with netbooks without being a netbook. Will be priced between an iPhone and a MacBook — between $500 and $700. Is likely to include a 3G cellular modem and could be … [Read more...]