Is this going to be a small mac or a fat iphone???????????

Discussion in 'iPad Rumors and Pre-release Hype' started by iPhondTouch3G, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. iPhondTouch3G

    iPhondTouch3G Banned

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    is the tablet is a fat iphone, no one will buy it. if it is a small, cheap mac, everyone will buy it. what do you think apple is making. i'm also hoping that it is more powerful than most TabletPCs and the crunchpad.
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    The general consensus is that it will be a hybrid iPhone/Macbook type thing.
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    i think it will be a really crappy mix of em and it will fail badly cuz its really impractical to use and seems very uncomfortable......just my .02
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    If it even happens, Apple is obviously going to make something aesthetically and ergonomically pleasing.
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    ^thats what i think, but i dont know how the tablet will fulfill those criteria.
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    I think this is a very important question. Will they make it an restricted platform like the iphone or an open platform like the macbooks (running os x)?
    When i thougt about its connectors, I put myself the question whether it would have usb or not. Because this would be a main point of an open platform or at least usb would make it hackable and extendable.
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    imo it will run an enhanced version of the iphone os that is more similar to the mac os. either that or it will just run osx with touch integration. i think they'll sell quite a few units at the first launch but after a while people will realize that its not necessary to have a touch screen computer.
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    +1
    A beta seed of Snow Leopard was delayed because of 'multi-touch implementation issues'. This means that somewhere along the line, Apple will announce either a touch-screen monitor, or a tablet.
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    To be honest, I think it would be really stupid to make a big iphone. I think it'll just be like every other mac, except, well, it's a tablet.

    And I'd like to see them put a slide out keyboard or something on it too cause the iphone way of typing really wouldn't work on a computer.
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    But there are multi-touch trackpads so it could easily be related to that.

    Maybe something Microsoft Origami like:

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