Ok, I doubt that Steve Jobs and crew are really feeling the pressure from the TechCrunch Tablet announcement, but the timing of this latest rumor from MacDailyNews, on top of the ““mystery productÃ¢â‚¬Â talk from yesterday sure raises an eyebrow, even if we’ve heard most of it before.
Think MacBook screen, possibly a bit smaller, in glass with iPhone-like, but fuller-featured Multi-Touch. Gesture library. Full Mac OS X. This is why they bought P.A. Semi. Possibly with Immersion’s haptic tech. Slot-loading SuperDrive. Accelerometer. GPS. Pretty expensive to produce initially, but sold at “low” price that will reduce margins. Apple wants to move these babies. And move they will. This is some sick shit. App Store-compatible, able to run Mac apps, too. By October at the latest.
When you play hardball and clamp down on leaks as ruthlessly as Apple does it is for only one reason. So, you can control the news cycle. And leaking things yourself is one way to do so. Idle speculation? Perhaps.