- January 8, 2010
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Blog
This is the biggest ‘rumor’ since the iPhone was getting ready to launch in 2007. January 27th, 2010 or so they say, is the day when the world shall see Apple tablets – and i’m not talking about ones with vitamins.
Before we go searching for a price tag, lets get the facts together.
Apple owns P.A. Semi, a microprocessor design firm it paid $278 million in cash for in April of 2008, so using an ARM-based chip of its own design(goodbye atom) might make more sense. Apple might just opt for Light Peak, an optical interconnect technology it suggested Intel create. Intel unveiled Light Peak at its developer forum in San Francisco in September of 2009.
News on Thursday that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office had published an application from Apple that seems to relate to multi-touch screen technology added more grist to the rumor mill. The patent, unearthed by Patently Apple, focuses on capacitive technology, which is particularly useful for multitouch.
The patent is titled “Next Generation Touch Screen for iPhone and MacBook-Tablet.” Last month, Apple tablet watchers began referring to the assumed product as the “iSlate,” based on a report that Apple owns a Web site by that name.
Coming to the question – Do you think this is really gonna happen? If so, would you get yourself one? How do you see this impacting microprocessor/hardware/ software markets over the globe. Is this just another publicity stunt, or will Apple once again change the way we live our lives?
Source Link: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Connecting-the-Dots-on-the-Apple-Tablet-69055.html