Very descriptive and fact filled article on Appleinsider informs us that Apple will be releasing it's answer to mini notebook, netbook, market with a tablet.
The Tablet seem to be selling for the current iPhone 16GB self price ($699) and most likely be a souped up and larger iPod Touch.
"Between indications from our component contacts in Asia, recent patents relating to multi-touch sensitivity for more complex computing devices, comments from [chief operating officer] Tim Cook on the April 22nd conference call, and Apple's acquisition of P.A. Semi along with other recent chip-related hires, it is increasingly clear that Apple is investing more in its mobile computing franchise," analyst Gene Munster and his team wrote.
"More specifically, the analyst said these investments will likely culminate with the launch of a touch-screen tablet with a display somewhere between 7- and 10-inches at a special event sometime in the first half of 2010. Such a move, he added, would be consistent with management's comments that Cupertino-based company has no interest in catering to the existing segment for "cheap" miniaturized notebooks and its spoken desire to differentiate in a market currently dominated by cramped computers with razor thin margins and a subpar user experience."
They also mentioned that the product might come to the market somewhere in 2010.
Thursday, May 21, 2009