The Apple Tablet PC rumors are in full swing again, this time with SmartHouse.com reporting that Apple researchers have a full working prototype of a Mac Tablet PC complete with a docking station, and are looking at a launch in mid 2007. Bring it on!
Thanks for the news tip, Timbo. You can discuss this in the GBM forums…
Apple researchers have built a full working prototype of a Mac tablet PC and three Companies in Taiwan are now costing a product for a potential launch in mid 2007.
Sources in Taiwan have said that the focus has been more on the home and the education environment than the enterprise marketplace. Several months ago I was told that Apple was exploring a neat new device that is basically a touch screen that links to various source devices including a brand new media centre that Apple is planning to launch next year.
The Mac tablet has been designed to handle third party applications such as home automation software that will allow users to control lighting, audio, entertainment devices and security feeds. It also acts as a full blown PC has wireless linking for a new generation of Wireless Hi Fi speakers that are currently being tested by Apple.