Apple May Be Considering Two Different Tablet Designs

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Until now, the rumors about Apple’s upcoming super-sized iPod touch have said it will have a 10-inch touchscreen. However, the latest unconfirmed report says this isn’t set in stone.

This company is considering two devices: one that looks like a super-sized iPod touch, and the larger one with the 10-inch display, according to BusinessWeek. It’s not clear if Apple is going to pick one of these, or if it will release both.

Unconfirmed reports say Apple’s plan is to offer a tablet that will cost less than $700.

The announcement — if it’s really coming — could be as early as an event already scheduled for next month.

A Sketchy Overview of the Apple Tablet
Despite all the leaks on this product, details are a bit vague. Still, many of features of this tablet have emerged.

In addition to a touchscreen, it will supposedly have wireless access to the Internet, including iTunes. This will allow users to download music and also video to play on the relatively large display. In addition, it’s expected to function as an ebook reader.

All of the features one would expect in a mobile computer will supposedly also be included: web browser, email software, etc.

Apple’s tablet computer will almost certainly have Wi-Fi. but previous reports have said that it may also include wireless data service from Verizon’s mobile broadband network.

iPhone or OS X?
None of the unconfirmed reports can answer a fundamental question on this computer: what operating system will it run?

Some earlier rumors indicate that Apple’s UMPC will run a version of the iPhones OS, but other say it will be a hybrid of the iPhone and Mac OS X.

Source: BusinessWeek



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