Apple finally took the wraps off its fabled tablet today, confirmed to be called the iPad as rumored. The device is intended to bridge the gap between the iPhone or iPod touch and a full-fledged laptop, but as “magical & revolutionary” as Steve Jobs thinks it may be, we can’t help but wonder what the company could have unveiled today that would have been more impressive.
You followed the live blog updates,
you've read the articles, you've drooled over the beautiful images,
and you've figured out how you're going to clear space under your
credit limit before the iPad ships in a couple of months. In the midst of all
the excitement, though, maybe we should take a minute and look at
some things that were not
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Ahead of the suspected tablet announcement this morning comes news from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that Apple has been granted 13 new patents for various products, including one squarely aimed at the center of today's attention.
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And some want their earbuds to have little blinking lights. Of course
MacLife.com would like to take a moment to throw out our own list of possibilities as to what Apple might introduce this Wednesday -- aside from that rumored tablet. Some are more realistic than others, naturally, but that’s half the fun!
a move that could affect thousands of iPhone users and other AT&T
customers subject to early termination fees, AT&T Mobility has agreed to an $18 million settlement with customers whose contracts had flat-rate early termination fees from 1998 through 2009.