Unwiredview.com added more
fuel to the Apple tablet rumor mill today with their report that Apple has
filed a patent application for improved digital ink recognition
techniques. The patent covers
techniques for improving the recognition and interpretation of digital ink phrases.
While a definitive leak or video or smuggled photo has yet to turn up to give every Mac fan the vapors, fragments of rumors, whispers of possibilities, and glimpses of details related to hardware turn up almost weekly. This week was no different.
If Apple doesn't have a 10-inch tablet prototype in testing right now, I'll print this column and eat it.
got tech vendors and unnamed sources leaking like mad various tidbits
about the hardware and software specs, while publishers and content
providers suggest a whole new market share for Apple to conquer. Then
you've got this.
Fatigued of tablet rumors yet? Some of us are. Then something comes along that really jazzes us up.
first these whispers started out rather vague, with conflicting sizes
and hardware specs, but as the year closes out specifics are starting
to coalesce. Is it a secret too big to keep or is it the bandwagon of
rumor-mongering? Only time will tell. While we wait, let's follow along.
a recent RBC IQ/ChangeWave survey, a cool quarter of people who bought
a computer in the last 90 days bought a Mac laptop. The back-to-school
push, along with some Mac price cuts, and a new operating system, as
well as the iPhone 3G S, are expected to be behind Mac's best showing
since last year.