Something New Coming from Apple…Maybe – The iTablet Computer

I’ve noticed that buzz about the much-anticipated Apple iTablet has been heating up lately. I found no formal word on Apple’s website about the release date of the product, but rumors are flying and folks are speculating about a release date sometime in March or April. Since I’ve turned into a bit of a gadget girl, I went in search of information and ended up on a small quest to figure out what the fuss is all about.

From what I gather, Apple’s rumored new product will offer a 10.1-inch touch-screen—like the iPod Touch—with full computer functionality in a tablet.

You might be wondering, just as I did, why is there a big brouhaha over this potential product? Apparently, Apple has been working on developing a full-sized tablet-based computer for several years and some analysts seem to think Apple is finally ready to launch a product that could very well blow a lot of competitors—like Netbooks and various ebook readers—out of the water. However, there is already concern about the cost—amazing considering Apple has yet to confirm that such a product is in the works.

Weather the iTablet is coming to the market or not, only Apple knows and they’re not talking at the moment. We’ll have to wait and see how everything shakes out. On a side note, I did read several reports which claimed Apple has been in talks with several book publishers, trying to romance them into distributing their content for the tablet rather than the Amazon Kindle ebook reader. It appears book publishers might be receptive to the idea because of their dissatisfaction with Amazon’s contract terms. I chalk these reports up to things that make you go, “Hummmm…”




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6 Responses

  1. Do I understand that through this article that one can only get books for the Kindle from Amazon, and books from BN for the Nook? Will this one allow books from anywhere?

    By the way, a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  2. It is amazing how technology continues to change at such a rapid pace. Thanks for letting us know about this, Sharon. Happy New Year! – Mary

  3. Hi Sharon –

    I’m NOT a gadget person. The lower tech I carry around – like a real book – the better. I have enough hassles with my home computer. While I enjoy using it, when things go wrong, it’s expensive and extremely inconvenient.

    Susan 🙂

  4. Hi Linda,

    I don’t have a Kindle or Nook, but I’m pretty certain you can buy books from wherever ebooks are sold. It sounds like the iTablet will be even more versatile, which is why it may appeal to an even broader audience.

    Hope you had a very Happy New Year!



  5. Laptops will revolutionize the country when they are accessible to everyone financially. Think of every man and women, having a personal laptop.

  6. Roberto, you’re so right. I know I’d be lost without my computer. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your opinion. I hope you’ll come back again.

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