It's what so many people out there are waiting and praying and hoping
desperately for: that soon, perhaps very soon, Apple will break its pact
of exclusivity with its mobile carrier, AT&T.
With speculation running rampant about what will or will not happen at
the upcoming January 27 Yerba Buena Center event, this is one issue,
tablet or no tablet, people will be waiting anxiously to see addressed.
While the Apple tablet hype has been in full force for the past few months, the actual tablet rumor has been going on for years. While the tablet has yet to appear, the Mac|Life staff has been hard at work creating mock-ups of the fabled tablet. Check out some of our favorite and one that still makes us giddy when we see it, the tablet dock.
This is the week, folks. Just as time can be neatly divided into BI and AI (Before iPhone and After iPhone), it's quite possible that after this coming week, the world will fall into pre-tablet time and post-tablet time. Whatever that tablet may be called. Join us, won't you, in this last installment of the best Mac|Life articles from those innocent days before we all went gaga for a real, actual tablet.
If there's one thing for certain in all the hoopla about the impending
Apple event on January 27th, it's, to quote Hollywood screenwriter
William Goldman, nobody knows nothing. Rumor, speculation, innuendo,
gleanings from patent applications, all of this rounds up to a big fat
zero until the magic day.
But here's one more rumor to keep your thirst almost-slaked.
After far too many rumors and a boat-load of speculation, Apple has issued invitations to a special event on January 27, at 10am PST. The staff speculate on what to expect from Apple and want to remind you that we'll be live blogging the shindig and hope you'll join us.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions! Okay, they weren't that hard-hitting.
Well, the year has certainly settled down into the same old routines that were popular in December of 2009. Whodathunkit? We'd hoped you'd have kept your New Year's resolutions at least a little longer than two lousy weeks, but, then, we're still spending (wasting) just as much time on Lolcats now as last year.
At least we have a little something for you that isn't a waste of your time. That's right, it's our weekly round up of stuff you might have missed while singing along to "The Internet is Made of Cats."
We discuss two of the recent Apple tablet rumors. How did we pick just two? The same way the rumors are created, magic. Actually, we had a hat full of rumors and pulled two of them out of that. We call it, "The Magical Hat of Rumors."
We wonder how many red-eye pictures we'll start seeing on Facebook if the iPhone gets an LED flash and we make fun of companies using the name Slate.